Have you ever wondered what makes some of Batman’s most infamous adversaries tick? Or, what they may look like in a real world setting? Well, it was these very questions which inspired me to put to together the panel, ARKHAM FILES: SUPERVILLAIN PSYCHOSES at Awesome Con this year. Joined by Jahmal Harrell (fellow Reel Feel News writer), Julian Lytle (comic creator), and Charles Samenow (accomplished psychologist), I sought to get to the bottom of theses questions… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Arkham Files: Supervillain Psychoses Panel”
Let’s rewind the clock back to 2013, shall we? That spring (April, to be exact) a little event called Awesome Con unveiled itself to fans in the nation’s capital. Having attended various comic book conventions prior to that (at the time), the prospect of having a comic convention right in my back yard to was too awesome (pun intended) to pass up. Despite its humble beginnings in terms of scale (during that first year), the event, even then, showed promise of what it could be (or arguably is, now), thanks to its format of panels, exhibitors, and special guests. One particular highlight that 1st year, for me, was attending Billy West’s panel.
Being the voice behind many of my favorite animated characters, I thought it be worth checking him out, and boy was I right! Equally irreverent and transparent with his thoughts about life and the trajectory of his career, in radio and voice work, it was a moment, that I captured, which left a lasting impression on me. Not surprisingly, it was quite special for me to come “full circle” and have the opportunity to moderate his panel at this year’s event 3 years later. In the first two-thirds of the panel, we chatted about his transition into voice work for children’s cartoons, his work on The Oblongs, as well as Futurama. Afterwards, during the Q& A segment with the audience, he reveals a bit more! Check it out…. Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Billy West Panel”
This year’s Awesome Con saw no shortage of voice actor talent; however, among these incredibly talented artists, I was particularly eager to speak with actor/comedian, Phil Lamarr. No at all a stranger to the convention, I was eager to get his take on this year’s Con (seeing that he has attended many times before). In addition, he also shared with me his thoughts regarding The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (an artist whom he memorably impersonated on the comedy series, MAD TV). Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lamarr Talks Awesome Con & The Legacy of Prince”
STAR WARS. ET. Tetris…What do these properties have in common? Well, they’re entities which many of us would agree transcend media form, age, race, or even religion. While there are perhaps only a handful of such properties that exist, few would argue that the 30+ year old Mario Bros. game franchise definitely fits the bill. At this year’s Awesome Con, I took the opportunity to speak with the voice behind the legendary character Mario, Mr. Charles Martinet, to pick his brain about the franchise. Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Mario Himself, Charles Martinet, Talks The MARIO Game Franchise!”
In addition to the special guests at this year’s Awesome Con, I was also afforded the opportunity to sit down and chat with the folks from the hit Destination America series, A Haunting. Seeing that the series presents tales of real-life families terrorized by paranormal forces, I decided to pick the brains of host, Tony Call, and deliverance minister/ paranormal investigator, John Drenner Jr., to see if the paranormal elements featured in pop culture (i.e. tv, movies, etc.) stack up to “real thing.” Find their answer in the interview below…
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Despite being distinctly disparate forms of media, we live in a day and age where comics and film are more closely associated together than ever (thanks largely to the various film adaptations that are now out there). With that in mind, I caught up with prolific writer, Joe Harris, at Awesome Con, to discuss this current landscape of comics and film that we, as fans, live in. As someone who has written in both comics and film, Harris provides a unique perspective on how film has evolved; particularly, those inspired by comics. In addition, he also sheds light on some of his future projects as well. You can check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Joe Harris Talks Writing Comics vs. Film”