Needless Things Podcast 123 – Dragon Con 2016: The Horror Track

August 30th, 2016
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EARLY EDITION!

In order to bring you the final episode of Needless Things’ 2016 Dragon Con lead-ins before Con actually starts, we’re posting two days early!

On today’s episode Phantom Troublemaker talks to Derek Tatum, Director of the Dragon Con Horror Track!

For the first time ever, Phantom is working with the Horror Track in 2016! Since 2005 the Director, Derek, has been programming a mixture of literary and media-based panels for all stripes of horror fans. Learn how the modern Horror Track came to be, how panels and panelists come together, and how Derek injects his own personal taste into the programming while still brining everything that Dragon Con attendees love!

Listen in as Phantom and Derek discuss the ins and outs of Horror at Dragon Con!

Be sure to join the 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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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. Our writers post five times a week about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. The Needless Things Podcast posts once a week, usually on Friday. Come back after Dragon Con for full coverage of what went down, as well as audio recordings of our panels.

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Needless Things Podcast 122 – Dragon Con 2016: The Great Puppet(ry Track) Caper!

August 25th, 2016
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2016 Dragon Con coverage continues! Phantom Troublemaker talks to Mr. Beau Brown, Director of the Dragon Con Puppetry Track!

It’s been well established on Needless Things that puppetry is a universal language that can be appreciated by all. Every year at Dragon Con it is the mission of the Puppetry Track to speak that language to as many people as possible while entertaining and educating.

Listen in as Phantom and Beau discuss this year’s guests, panels, and shows from one of the most beloved Tracks at Dragon Con!


Be sure to join the 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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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. Me and my writers post five times a week about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. I do the Needless Things Podcast once a week. And definitely come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 121 – Dragon Con 2016: Return of the Classics Track!

August 19th, 2016
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2016 Dragon Con coverage continues! Gary and Joe from the American Sci-Fi Classics Track return to the show! Plus a special segment with a whole other Gary; Gary Schaeffer updates us on the Outer Space Men toy line - a perfect fit for Sci-Fi Classics!

Every year the American Sci-Fi Classics Track strives to provide the best and most engaging entertainment at Dragon Con. From fan panels to exciting guests to game shows, Joe and Gary always have an eye towards not only entertaining Con-goers, but engaging them as well.

Listen in to today’s episode for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of scheduling the Track, as well as a preview of what 2016 has in store!

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

Be sure to check out the Outer Space Men website and Mel Birnkrant’s fascinating Outer Space Men Archive!

“Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. Me and my writers post five times a week about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. I do the Needless Things Podcast once a week. And definitely come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 120 – Dragon Con 2016: Joshua Holden

August 11th, 2016
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2016 Dragon Con coverage begins here! Phantom Troublemaker talks to the Ambassador of Joy, puppeteer Joshua Holden!

Two years ago performer and puppeteer Joshua Holden attended the National Puppet Slam and Dragon Con in Atlanta. His Con performance brought an entire ballroom of attendees to joyous tears and formed a special bond amongst all who were there to witness. If you’ve heard the term “wear a cape” uttered in reverent tones in relation to Dragon Con, Joshua and his friend Mr. Nicholas are the reason why.

In today’s episode, Phantom learns Joshua’s story and the import with which he carries the title of Ambassador of Joy. Most importantly, they talk about Joshua’s return to Atlanta for this year’s Dragon Con and another exciting National Puppet Slam!

Be sure to join the 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 118 – San Diego Comic Con 2016 Part 2 – Movies, TV, & More

August 4th, 2016
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It’s time once again for the Needless Things Irregulars to discuss all of the biggest movie and television dorkery to come out of San Diego Comic Con!

Every year at Comic Con Hollywood busts out teasers, tidbits, and trailers for the biggest upcoming genre projects. This year was no different, with clips for Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Wonder Woman, and even the forthcoming Justice League! All of this and more generated huge levels of excitement amongst the fans and con-goers in attendance. If, like the Needless Things Irregulars, you weren’t there, you can find out about all of the hottest stuff in today’s episode!

Listen in as Phantom, Head of Research Ryan, and Belligerent Monkey Jay talk about the glitz and glam of SDCC 2016!

Be sure to join the 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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