Needless Things Podcast 71 – Dragon Con 2015: The Puppetry Track

August 30th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to his co-host, Mr. Beau Brown, who also happens to be the director of the Puppetry Track!


The Puppetry Track celebrates puppetry in pop culture and brings the magic of live puppetry to con goers! Featuring special guests Caroll Spinney who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”, and Steve Whitmire, puppeteer for Kermit the Frog! Other Guests include Cheryl Henson, Henson Archivist Karen Falk, “Sesame Street” performers Tyler Bunch and Pam Arciero, and puppeteer for Abby Cadabby Leslie Carrara-Rudolph.

Listen in as Phantom and Beau talk about what will be happening in the world of puppeteering at Dragon Con this year! Plus – a special interview with Monsterama's Anthony Taylor about this year's Blood Drive!



Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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Needless Things Podcast 70 – Dragon Con 2015: The ESO Network

August 28th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to Mike Gordon and Mike Faber of the Earth Station One Podcasting Network!

A few years ago Mike and Mike invited Phantom onto the ESO Podcast to talk about the Doctor Who story “The Keeper of Traken”. You can listen to that here:

Earth Station One Episode 98: Classic British Sci-Fi

The next day the guys offered Phantom the co-host spot on a new Doctor Who podcast they were launching – Earth Station Who. While Needless Things had already been an entity for several years prior to this, being on ESW inspired Phantom to start his own show, the Needless Things Podcast.

In addition to that, the relationship with ESO opened the door for Phantom to become a part of Dragon Con – whether it was sitting on or hosting panels, creating game shows, or providing media coverage.

Listen now as Phantom, Mike Gordon, and Mike Faber talk about their history with Dragon Con and what 2015 has in store for the ESO Network and Needless Things!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Frenchy and the Punk! Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. Check out their newest album, Bonjour Batfrog, available now from CDBaby.com!

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Needless Things Podcast 69 – Dragon Con 2015: American Sci-Fi Classics

August 20th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to the men behind the magic of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track, Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe!

All media must submit to the Classics Track Countdown! Once a movie has aged or a TV show has been cancelled for a magical ten years, it becomes the domain of the Classics Track. At this point, the constantly evolving, always growing group of Classics Track Irregulars will descend upon said franchise and lavish it with what is, quite frankly, an astonishing level of adoration. There is only one rule in Classics Track:

THERE ARE NO GUILTY PLEASURES”

Listen in as Phantom, Gary, and Joe talk about what makes Dragon Con so special, as well as why the Classics Track is the best of all of the fan tracks.

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots! They’re a band sent back in time from the future. They play jazz exotica and New Orleans–style dance music.

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Needless Things Podcast 68 – Dragon Con 2015: Crispy from Dragon Con TV

August 13th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom and his co-host Mr. Beau Brown talk to one of the faces of Dragon Con TV, Chris “Crispy” Lloyd!


Dragon Con TV has become an indispensable part of what makes Dragon Con so unique and fun every year. From original comedy sketches to short films to panels live from the Con, DCTV broadcasts to all five host hotels 24/7 from start to end. Crispy is one of the faces of DCTV and in this episode he talks about his start as an entertainer, the journey to the DCTV interviewer mic, and shares some of his fondest memories from Con.

Listen in as Phantom, Beau, and Crispy discuss the excitement and magic of Dragon Con and look at just what, exactly, makes it so special!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Snoot! Check out their website and download some kickass rock today!

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Needless Things Podcast 67 – Dragon Con 2015: Costuming & Cosplay

August 7th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage starts today on the Needless Things Podcast! Sean Patton of SMP Designs and Sara Nicole Pope join Phantom Troublemaker to discuss costuming and cosplay!

Costumes are one of the most important elements at Dragon Con or any other convention, but so much more goes into them than just wearing them. Sean and Sara have both been involved with costuming for many years and have unique perspectives on how to design and create geek-oriented gear. From interpretations of screen and comic book designs to practicality and commissions, these two have valuable insight on every aspect of the craft.
The gang also touches on the terms “cosplay” and “costuming” and why they are different but not mutually exclusive.

Listen in as Phantom, Sara, and Sean discuss one of the most complex and time-consuming arts of the Con!:

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Here Come the Mummies! Check out their website and download some free terrifying funk from beyond the grave today!

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