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Tonight we have two Boston Comic Con preview guests.
First up we have Erica Schultz, creator of the comic M3 with Vicente Alcázar. Erica has also done work for Marvel Comics, and her most recent work for them is writing Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne. You can find the first three issues of M3 on comixology.com, and all of the issues are available digitally from the M3 website.
Then Jennie Wood, the creator of Flutter tells one the inspiration behind her work, which was listed as one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. Her new Graphic novel A Boy Like Me is due out in September. Flutter is also available digitally.
And finally, we got the chance to talk about some news this week! The pilot for NBC’s new show Constantine has leaked, and we weigh in with our (mostly positive) first impressions. We also expound upon the absolute mess that was DashCon, just so our listeners get a chance to appreciate how wonderful most cons are.
Before we jump into the news tonight, we have the first in a series of Boston Comic Con preview interviews. This week we’re talking to artist Brian Roll, who’s going to be in the BCC Artists’ Alley.
- Attention Fans of Awesomely Bad Movies! Hercules, starring The Rock, is coming!
- HumbleBundle Exists!
- RIP CJ Henderson
And after the news, Bob Almond joins us to announce the winners of this year’s Inkwell Awards!
Yet again we’re mixing up format-wise to bring you a guest-heavy show full of fun!
First up we have Kristine Katheryn Rauch, otherwise known as She Of Many Pen Names. She’s a multi-awarded author who’s received a Hugo, a Locus Award, and a John W. Campbell Award. Listen to the show to hear her hold her own while debating Kriana on e-publishing, and then head over to StoryBundle.com to find her work in the Cosmic Sci Fi Bundle AND the Fantasy Music Bundle.
After that debate, Kriana performs a masterful segue into Bitlit, a neat little app for those of you who wish you could get e-books along with your hard copies.
Then we have a brief and melodious interlude wherein Dead RedHead gives us more tantalizing guest news from Boston Comic Con.
And finally, in honor of the Independence Day weekend, we have longtime friend of the show Peter Vinton Jr. His new graphic novel series The Monitor’s Guild is an amazing blend of some of Zombrarian’s favorite things: American History, post apocalyptic rebellion, and a cast that is diverse in every sense of the word. It came out yesterday, so check it out!
Tonight we’re changing things up! We’ve got three guests, a Boston Comic Con Update, and no waiting!
At the top of the show we have two authors whose work appears in The Cosmic Sci Fi Bundle over at StoryBundle.com. First up, the lovely Jody Lynn Nye joins us from the road to tell us about Crisis on Doona, which she co-wrote with Anne McCaffrey. Then Peter J. Wacks takes over to tell us about his book Second Paradigm, and reveals that he’s actually in TWO StoryBundles right now! You can also check out his work in the Fantasy Music Bundle, where you can find two of his books already, and a third is available as a bonus!
Toward the middle somewhere Dead RedHead gives us an update on the exciting guests who’ve been recently announced for Boston Comic Con!
And after patiently waiting through the first two amazing segments, Vlad Vaslyn gets the last word in order to tell us about his new book, The Button. The teaser for this book includes skeletons, crystal cubes, NSA agents, and New York City. You know you want to hear from the mind that put those things together!
- Kriana and Zombrarian’s Netflix Gems: An Idiot Abroad
- Author Daniel Keyes dies
- Ellison’s City On The Edge Of Forever is now a comic
- Harrison Ford Update
- BBC Reboots DangerMouse
- Lost Girl Season 5 will not air on SyFy until 2015
- A movie for Sailor Moon lovers
- Evan’s Amazing Sailor Moon Video
Kickstarter(s) of the Week:
- Heavy metal versions of video game music
- Mini “folios” of the worst sci fi movies ever
- And a horror short starring Michael Berryman
And last, but certainly not least, we have tonight’s guest! We talk to self-taught artist Sarah Hensley from Mad Scientist’s Lab about her amazing hand-painted lab wear, bags, decor, and more. Not only are her wares beautifully rendered, they’re also really practical: they’re machine-washable, OSHA compliant for medical/laboratory facilities, and durable. So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!
- Harrison Ford injured on the set of Star Wars.
- Another great preview for Falling Skies.
- The Doctor Who World Tour.
- Sarah Paulson leaks a picture from American Horror Story: Freakshow.
- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Documentary is out. (Their interview on SFSN here)
- Bill Sienkiewicz is Guest Of Honor at this years INKWELL’s.
- We banter about some of our Guilty Pleasures: Defiance, Salem and True Blood.
- The Amazing KickStarter: Reading Rainbow.
Live from The Origins Game Fair, our guests tonight are authors Michael A Stackpole and Ron Garner who talk about Silence In The Library’s newest KickStarter anthology, Heroes! Mike talks about the inception of the anthology and Ron talks about using the KickStarter model to help bring new and emerging writers into the public eye.
Tonight we’re veering away from our usual format to bring you TWO fantastic interviews!
First up are Derrick and Chuck from MysteryAircraft.com where the goal is “to examine famous mystery aircraft witnessed throughout history and speculate as to the origins of these devices.” There’s room for skeptics and believers alike, since Derrick and Chuck strive to present the facts in an unbiased way. The coolest part is that even though most of us associate UFOs with aliens, MysteryAircraft.com is devoted to ANYTHING that’s both flying and unidentified.
Huston Huddleston is the CEO of the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum, which could open as early as 2015. When he found out that many of the sets and props from beloved TV shows like Star Trek and Firefly were sitting in warehouses (and in some cases outdoors) it started a journey toward what could possibly become the coolest museum in the world. The museum will not only be a treasure trove of sic-fi history, it will also be interactive, and will eventually feature STEM-based learning initiatives that tie in to sic-fi themes.
or, ‘The Making of The Inspector Chronicles: Untitled Movie About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel In Time’.
- Thanks to all the wonderful people we met at the Pop Culture Expo: Leah Cevoli, Pete Best , Mike Manning, Billy West, Kristian Narin, Alaina Huffman, Bill Plympton, Bill Diamond, Jim Martin and Sarah Hensley. And A Huge Thank You to Ringmaster Gary Sohmers for putting up a wonderful show and inviting us to the party.
- In Other News:
- Reading Rainbow Kickstarter
- Hulu In Talks to Bring Back Community.
- BBC Considered Cancelling Doctor Who When Tennant Left.
We could not have had two more engaging guests, Travis Richey and Nick Acosta talk about anything and everything having to do with The Inspector Chronicles, the state of current movie and televison franchises and wherever else the conversation took us. As always, engaging conversations and bitter feuding arguments ensue.
- A Michael Jackson Hologram Performed at the Billboard Music Awards
- Godzilla’s back
- RiffTrax doing a Kickstarter to make fun of 1998 Godzilla
- Skyline 2 coming…why?
- Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Is NOT Working on Episode VII
- Ray Bradbury’s House Is For Sale
- Matt Smith Will Return to Doctor Who
- DC is hiring a crap load of people (Consequences of Bad Decisions much?)
- Grimm Goes All Out For Monroe And Rosalee’s Big Fat Wesen Wedding
- TV Shows That We’ll Miss: Community, Dracula, and Warehouse 13
- Go see the Comic Book Theater Festival
Whew! The News is BACK everyone! And after that info-and-opinion-packed segment, we talk to comic creator Joseph Schmalke about The Calamitous Black Devils. This comic is awesome, and you don’t have to take my word for it, just check out this description:
The Calamitous Black Devils is set during World War II and follows the exploits of an elite brigade of Army operatives—the Black Devils. The team is composed of mostly American and Canadian soldiers, joined by MI-6 and the Russian Night Witches. Their mission is to stop a top secret Nazi plot to harness a multidimensional gateway that will allow an Ancient One, Anan-Zaha, to cross over into our world. But while battling the Nazi forces, the team is pulled into another world against their will. They must fight their way through a universe at war, trying to make their way back home.
[Note: Welcome to Sci Fi Tuesday Morning! Sorry about the delay in posting, I was an airhead and forgot to hit the "save" button after I scheduled the post. If you have tomatoes to throw, they should be directed at me. - Love, Zombrarian]
Broadcast Networks’ Rating Results Released, and we have OPINIONS
This week we have short news because we have not one, not two, but THREE awesome guests for you!
First up is Mike Mitchell, the creative force behind Zombie Sub 920. He tells us all about this fun mashup of zombies, submarines, pinups, old school drawing style, and a storytelling focus.
Then we talk to two of the authors on Storybundle’s NaNoWriMo bundle. First up is Joseph Lallo who curated the bundle and also included two books of his own. He told us all about Free-Wrench, a steampunk story that’s included in the main bundle; and The Other Eight, a superhero story that’s available as a bonus. And then we talk to RM Prioleau whose high fantasy story Firebrand is also available in the bundle. What makes this story so fascinating is that it’s part of a trilogy, and all three of the books were written over three NaNoWriMos. Both of them talk with us about alternative publishing, the merits of NaNoWriMo, and some of their upcoming projects!