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Well, this was a bit unexpected.

The government shutdown has inspired an off-the-rails rant conversation about the place of politics in geek culture and conventions. How do people in the public eye balance potentially polarizing views and stay true to their beliefs?

Direct download: Ep53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

It's been a year! What a great opportunity for us to talk about us! Meta this meta, baby.

Direct download: Ep52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Erotica author Lynn Townsend joins us. We talk about the erotica industry, writers tips, and the convention experience.

Her website:

Paidbytheweird.com

Two of her stories:

Readerotic Vol 3

Coming Together: Hungry For Love

Direct download: ep51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Mikey and Jonah talk about song-a-week projects. Producing on a regular schedule. Releasing creative works knowing that they aren't perfect or complete. How to package them. How to present them.

They also call out two pretty awesome projects:

The Beatles Never Broke Up http://thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com/

The Grey Album http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grey_Album

Go download those.

And they also play two unreleased songs.

Jonah's Twin Peaks song - The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Mikey's Cookie Monster/World of Warcraft song - C Is For Corpse Camp

Direct download: Ep50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Joe Ripple is our first horror con veteran guest.

He spent 12 years working with HorrorFindWeekend, founded the Scares That Care charity, and is now evolving that charity into its own convention: ScaresThatCareWeekend.

Joe talks with us about convention security, the passion within fandom for helping others, and the shape of horror conventions.

Direct download: Ep49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

I guess we're explicit now.

First! It's all about Batfleck. Then we go off script talking about not knowing what to do around celebrity's. Did we fail when crossing paths with Will Wheaton and Felicia Day?

Oh! And we play some music because we're a geek music podcast, right?

The songs!

Momma's Goin' Dancin'

Mikey Mason

Into The Sky

Jonah Knight

Direct download: Ep48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Author and publisher Barbara Friend Ish comes by to talk about the founding and closing of her company, Mercury Retrograde Press. 

Mercury Retrograde Press has published authors Leona WisokerZachary Steele, and others while garnering great reputation within the publishing community. 

Direct download: Ep47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Jeremiah Lee (Zombie In My Pocket, Indie Boards and Cards) and Brandon Blackmoor (Bulletproof Blues, DriveThruRPG) come by to talk about game design, pros and cons of bringing your game to a convention, and piles more of cool stuff.

Jeremiah Lee

http://www.indieboardsandcards.com/

Brandon Blackmoor

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/111639/Bulletproof-Blues

http://www.kaloscomics.com/

Direct download: Ep46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

This might be the episode where Jonah and Mikey knew the least about what they're talking about. The conversation goes all over, ending up as a pretty good primer for the fashion impaired. 

Kara Dennison

Sarah Wilson

Allegra Liana

Direct download: Ep45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Pros and Cons is a Parsec Finalist in the category of Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast because memorable category names are irreverent! We talk about it. And about new projects.

Direct download: Ep44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT