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Mikey and Jonah have a civil debate over whether Christmas is creepy or sexy.

Direct download: 07-What_Christmas_Means_To_Me.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

KT Pinto has bunches of novels and short stories published. You like vampires and mutants? Sure you do. We talk about them and about how authors can behave poorly at conventions.

Check out her website, blog, and convention schedule.

http://www.ktpinto.com/ 

Direct download: Ep13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

Wizard Rock! Wrock! Scott and Kirsten (aka The Blibbering Humdingers) have been writing and performing music inspired by the world of Harry Potter for some years now, and conventions are a key part of their success. We talk about the current state of Wizard Rock, how they aproach conventions, and the future!

Blibbering Humdinger Songs:

Nobody Expects The Blibbering Humdingers

Natural 20

Direct download: Ep12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

Mikey and Jonah break out some rare (i.e. not great) songs. And then they have a knock down drag out fight over theatre, KISS, getting a record deal, and Jonathan Coulton. 

Songs:

Jonah's old band Sandhead playing the Brian Fostervold song They're All Dead

Mikey's creepy ballad C'mon Barbara

Direct download: Ep11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dan Repperger started the Fear The Boot, a table-top gaming podcast, in 2006. The show grew to such popularity that in 2008 the FtB community came together for the first annual Fear The Con.

If you are a table-top gamer, you must listen to Fear The Boot.

If you are a gaming convention goer, you must check out Fear The Con.

Dan is a great interview. In fact, we chatted for so long that we were unable to include music in this episode. Another first.

 

Direct download: Ep10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

How great is The Great One? Pretty great.

Luke Ski talks about how his musical direction was influenced by Dr. Demento, how his crazy live show developed over his years at conventions, and he drops some science about how to craft a quality parody. Plus, hey, he's Luke. He's got stories.

For the first time we play three songs, all The Great Luke Ski!

House Party at Arkham Asylumn

Marvel Poppins

When You Wish Upon A Death Star (download it for free here on The FUMP)

Check out Luke's site


Direct download: Ep9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Why not just give it away? Your time. Your music. Your passion. You might just be surprised.

And music by Partners In K'RHyme. Remember the filk episode when we didn't play any filk music but we talked about filkers? Well, here is some actual filk.

A Fan's Song

Solar Flare

Direct download: Ep8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

I thought that interviewing Colette Fozard about her work on the Worldcon 2015 bid for Orlando would be pretty cool. Man, did she school me. Colette's history of working with conventions was eye opening. She's a powerhouse, not only a huge wealth of knowledge about putting on a con but, she was able to take her volunteer work and build it into an actual career!

Plus she recomended DJ Cutman. His two songs are:

Something About Us

The World Is Square

Direct download: Ep7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Filk!

We can't have a podcast about geek music and convention culture without getting into filk. This was supposed to be an interview with Randy and Kira from Partners In K'Rhyme but the file sounded so crappy we scrapped it. Instead, Mikey and Jonah talk about the interview. It's kind of meta. Not really. 

Direct download: Ep6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In Episode 5, Jonah Knight and Mikey Mason have it out over the pros and cons of downloading digital songs vs buying physical CD's. You might think that you've heard this before. You might think that you have contemplated the future of music. But this is musicians mulling over where their careers are headed.

Music by Insane Ian:

My Name Is Neville

Bob-Omb

Direct download: Ep5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EDT