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episode 71 – The Caretaker Lays a Space Egg

After a brief break the cast is back on the episode review quest with not one, but TWO episode reviews!

markwho42 reviews The Caretaker & Kill the Moon

markwho42 reviews The Caretaker & Kill the Moon

First it’s back to school as we review the Caretaker. Learn what the cast of Markwho42 think about the first full appearance of Courtney Woods. Take notes on their opinion of the confrontation between the Doctor and Danny Pink. And Listen to our…

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The GM’s Art: Bodies, Brains, & Space

This lesson from the Downes’ School of the Gamemaster’s Art will be about how the brain works, how the body works, how environment affects both, and how to use all that for more successful adventures.

A tragic fact of our hobby is that most gamemasters sabotage their own efforts without even realizing it. They don’t understand some basic facts about human beings and the jelly computer that runs…

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Halloween Cosplay Night Extravaganza!: Saturday, October 25h, 2014

Join Arcade Odyssey for a night of spooky fun as we celebrate Halloween the only way we know how. We will be hosting a series of events throughout the night so make sure to tell all your friends and family!

As usual, anyone attending in costume will receive $2 in tokens, this includes scary costumes AND cosplayers! Prizes will be given to people with the best costumes. This time, however, if you…

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West Palm Beach Zombie Crawl 2014: Friday, October 24th, 2014

On October 24, 2014 we are holding the second annual West Palm Beach Zombie Crawl to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will begin with a pre-party for an hour and a half where participating “zombies” will register for the crawl. Once registered, zombies will receive wristband, zombie crawl souvineer cup for $3 drinks, meet and greet with Walking Dead Zombie Star Michael Koske,…

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scicon logoSciCon Tampa

Tampa Florida

9/26-28 2014

 

There are times when a convention can be magic, and SciCon Tampa was certainly the little sci-fi con that could. Hosted at the Grand Hyatt on Tampa Bay, this little convention caught my eye when I spotted Richard Hatch, Jack Stauffer, and Nicki Clyne on the guest list. I’m a big fan of Battlestar, and while I had seen Richard Hatch at a few cons recently, I never normally see Nicki Clyne on the guest list, and thought this would be a good opportunity to go and see her.

I decided to attend just one day, Saturday out of the three, and was greeted by friendly staff at the spacious Hyatt Grand Hotel. My buddy and I seemed to be in small company since we seemed to have the place to ourselves. We pressed on to the dealers room, which was a large open space that featured a large booth by Starbase Atlanta, Syfy Saturdays Bartow, and some other vendors. The Battlestar Galactica fan group had set up an impressive display of costumes and even had the Great Intelligence up on a pedestal.

We hit the first Battlestar panel featuring Nicki Clien, Richard Hatch and Jack Stauffer. Immediately, we saw that in the large ballroom that had a 500 seat capacity, we were among 25 other fans. Luckily, the benefit of having a panel to yourself is that you can ask all the questions you ever wanted to have answered, and the celebrities are a bit more personable since they don’t have a sea of faces to deal with. Nicki Clien then held a panel on Syfy’s web series Blastr, and we were able to have an open QnA with her for an hour. Aron Eisenberg and Lolita Fatjo held a Star Trek panel, and again, as the 15 members in the audience, both were very candid, and help a fantastic QnA session for us. Eisenberg’s story on how he created the Nog Dance was hysterical. Although the attendees were small, the famous personalities were great. No one was pissy about attendance, and everyone had a great time until the wee hours of the morning.

This con was great for the attendees, but probably not for the talent and vendors. While the attendees were having intimate conversations and getting to know the talent that showed up, the vendors and said celebrities must have been disappointed in the turnout. Eisenberg even polled the audience to see how people found out about it. When I grabbed my wristband, the staff explained that the con wouldn’t be back for 2015, but it will return in 2016.

I had  a marvelous time at this con, and would like to offer the following advice to the organizers so they don’t have to shutter this con. First, move it downtown so it gets more exposure. The Hyatt was very nice, however, it was a pain to get to and couldn’t have been cheap. Also, I’d try and advertise a few more places. The majority of the polled audience saw this online or on Facebook. Additionally, a 8/12 booklet is a pain to keep on your person all day, so perhaps an app for it?

SciCon was a tremendously fun time, and I certainly hope it will be back for 2015.

Sci-Con Tampa 2014 SciCon Tampa Tampa Florida 9/26-28 2014 There are times when a convention can be magic, and SciCon Tampa was certainly the little sci-fi con that could.

TATE’S ANNUAL Out of This World Sale: THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT (Lauderhill Only)
• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each
+ truly unbelievable markdowns on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys and more!

INSIDE THE…

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Jeremy and David chat about The DC T.V. universe for a few then get into some spoilers, then make a team. David also puts Jeremy on the spot to give Mr.Comby a prize for his comment. (we will we promise)

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Cult Classics: Double Indemnity at @EnzianTheater 11/25/2014

Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, DOUBLE INDEMNITY represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff…

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#IndieBox Announces Collector’s Edition of Brütal Legend #BringBackTheBox

Subscribers will receive the game as their October copy of the indie game subscription. IndieBox has partnered up with Double Fine to create a collector’s edition of Brütal Legend.

Orlando, FL October – 13, 2014

IndieBox delivers collector’s edition boxes of independent video games for as low as $14.99 a month (+$3 US S&H). IndieBox, which launched in the beginning of April 2013, is the…

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Saturday Matinee Classics: The French Connection at @EnzianTheater 11/8/2014

Every second Saturday of the month experience a different legendary cinematic masterpiece the way it should be seen – on the big screen! Each presentation is $8 general admission and $5 for Enzian Film Society members. So sit back, relax, and let the magic of movies take you away. Lunch will be available for purchase inside the theater or outside at Eden Bar.
William Friedkin’s gritty police drama…

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Untap Upkeep Draw! Ninth Edition.

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There’s a change on the horizon! we chat all about the new FNM changes, and a little about how Khans is fairing in standard. It’s a short episode (and a bit poorly edited) because we actually got a whole other episode out of what was supposed to be our second segment. Stay tuned for that special episode up soon!

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Wed. Night Pitcher Show: Dumb & Dumber at @EnzianTheater 11/5/2014

This sophomoric, scatological road comedy and box-office success follows Lloyd and Harry, two bumbling, dimwitted roommates who travel cross-country to locate Lloyd’s dream woman (Holly). On the way, their stupid shenanigans involve them with blackmailers, murderers and high society. Anyone who has seen a Jerry Lewis or Bob Hope comedy has seen this all before. Ironically, for a Carrey vehicle…

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Bubba Ho-Tep: A Trash Cinema Event!: November 1st

Hey Gang! The Primal Root here, inviting you to join us in recuperating after Halloween night with the residents of Shady Rest Retirement Home in East Texas as they do battle with an Egyptian soul sucking mummy who’s stalking the quiet halls. Thankfully, two of Shady Rest’s finest are ready for battle. ELVIS PRESLEY aka: Sebastian Haff (Bruce Campbell), who never actually died and has a growth on…

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Creature Entertainment Halloween Bash 2014: October 31st

The 2nd Annual Creature Halloween Bash is underway!

A ghoulish gathering for South Florida creatives and Creature Entertainment fans! Party the night away with local comic book artists, actors, cosplayers, photographers, writers, indie filmmakers, sfx artists and more! Come one come all! We will party the night away at McClaren’s of Hollywood, with tons of parking right around the corner from the…

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