Monday, March 28, 2016

WonderCon 2016 Recap

WonderCon 2016 has come to an end, and we had such an incredible time! This year's convention was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This was our first year attending WonderCon and it did not disappoint. As we pulled into Burbank, the Warner Brothers tower welcomed us with it's weekend Batman v. Superman wrap. 

Warner Brothers water tower

Despite the rough start picking up our badges, WonderCon treated us incredibly well from the start. The convention center staff was incredibly helpful in making sure we knew where we were going and showing us the fastest way to get to each panel room. 

Batman v. Superman was a running theme at WonderCon, from our badges to the program

Arriving at WonderCon and getting ready to hit the exhibit hall and panels

Before hitting the exhibit hall, we rushed upstairs to catch the Bob's Burgers panel, featuring show creator Loren Bouchard as the moderator and cast members Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Larry Murphey, and Dan Mintz!

Bob's Burgers Cast

The Bob's Burgers panel was everything that we hoped it would be. From hilarious script readings to footage from upcoming episodes for this season and next season, the panel did not disappoint. Loren Bouchard continued to tease the hopes for a Bob's Burgers album as well. We will keep our fingers crossed for that! 

After the Bob's Burgers panel, we went down to the exhibit floor where I ran into The Bat Commander from The Aquabats!

It's always great to run into the guys from The Aquabats. We've had them as guests at Salt Lake Comic Con and they've also stopped by Radio From Hell a number of times while I was doing some work with them.

One of our next stops was over at Nintendo's booth where they were showcasing several new games, including the new Star Fox game that will be releasing soon. 

Vanella and I at the Nintendo booth

We traveled 600 miles so my wife could continue to play video games. She was more than happy to test out the new Star Fox game.

While wandering the exhibit floor we also encountered Stephen Amell and Megan Fox signing autographs for fans of the upcoming Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows film. 

Lego continued the Batman v. Superman theme on the exhibit floor with these two awesome lego sculptures of the Bat Sign and Superman suspended over the exhibit hall floor. 

Funko made their presence known all throughout the floor with giant Pop! figures across the floor. 

I am Groot


We decided to take the next day off and spend some time around Hollywood where we had to stop at the Chinese Theatre for another screening of Batman v. Superman! The crowds were excited to finally see this film. Opening weekend at the Chinese Theatre was the perfect way to see the film. 

The Chinese Theatre decorated for Batman v. Superman

The next day we got up early to head back to WonderCon for the Nerdist panel! The panel was morderated by the one and only, Chris Hardwick! Joining Chris on the panel was Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizzare States), Dan Casey (Senior Editor of Nerdist), Malik Forte (Nerdist Gaming),  Kyle Hill (Nerdist Science Editor), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist Managing Editor) and other members of the amazing Nerdist family who's names escape me. I had a chance to talk with Chris for a moment following the panel. It's always great to see Chris at events. 

Chris Hardwick moderates the Nerdist panel at the Microsoft Theatre

Tim & Chris Hardwick following the Nerdist panel

After the Nerdist panel, we stuck around for the panel for the hit CW show, The 100. Fans were excited to see the cast and had a lot of questions for the writers after a controversial death this season. I kind of felt bad for the writers for as harsh as the fans came at them, but they handled it well. 

The cast of The 100

Los Angeles and WonderCon treated us great as always! For this being our first WonderCon experience, we couldn't have asked for a better time. We can't wait to return next year as WonderCon returns to Anaheim. 

Thanks for having us! 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Press Conference

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX kicked off the convention today at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City!

The press conference is always something we look forward to at Salt Lake Comic Con. We love hearing all of the upcoming events as well as getting up close and personal with the guests in attendance. 

The first guest introduced is one of my personal heroes, Astronuat Buzz Aldrin! 

Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg welcomed Buzz with some fan art made compeletly of Legos

Some of the next guest introduced to the Press included Peter Davidson (Doctor Who), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who) and Mitch Pileggi (X-Files, Supernatural). As many of you know, I'm huge fan of Doctor Who, so being able to meet two Doctors during the press conference was quite a treat!

Celebrity guest in attendance 

Following the guest introductions, the guests tooks their spots at the interview tables where we got to sit down and listen to Buzz Aldrin. This was such an incredible experience to be able to listen to the stories of somebody that I have admired since I was a kid. 

Buzz Aldrin talking to the Press

Tim and Buzz Aldrin during the Press Conference

Peter Davidson and Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who talking with the Press. 

This was such a great press conference and it was great to meet so many great actors and people we have idolized for years. It's always great to be a part of Salt Lake Comic Con. 

Following the Press Conference we went to check out some of the cosplay and stop by the booth for 'You Again'. As some of you know, I have been doing a little work on this show so I had to stop by and see Andrea and show them my support as well. 

Tim and Andrea at the 'You Again' booth

There was some excellent cosplay as always at FanX this year. Here's a look at a few of the great cosplayers we encountered. 

X-Men cosplayers
(Photo courtesy of Chritopher James)

Probably our favorite cosplay we encountered!
(Photo courtesy of Christopher James)

Unfortunatly, our time at FanX was cut short since we had to get on the road to Los Angeles for WonderCon. Before leaving, Vanella and I had to check in to see how Han was holding up. 

We will have more coverage of FanX coming up, courtesy of Christopher James!

My wife and I checking in on Han. 

Thanks for having us, FanX! We will see in you September for Salt Lake Comic Con! 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Episode 63 - Andrew Sleighter



On this week's episode I have comedian, Andrew Sleighter!

Andrew Sleighter 

It was great to sit down and catch up with Andrew. If memory served me right, we first briefly met at Flappers Comedy in Burbank a few years ago, but neither of us could remember for sure. Either way, it was great to sit down and talk comedy with Andrew. 

Andrew performing a The Improv

Andrew and I talked about starting his comedy career in Seattle, moving to Boston to do stand up, making the move to Los Angeles, his comedy idols, working on Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, performing on Conan and so much more. 

Andrew on Conan

Huge Thank You to Andrew for taking the time to sit down with me before his show at WiseGuys in Ogden. Andrew has one more show TONIGHT at WiseGuys Ogden (269 Historic 25th Street). Tickets are just $10. 

Tim and Andrew following the interview

Follow Andrew on all of the social media links below and make sure to get your tickets to see him tonight at WiseGuys! Thanks, Andrew!

Enjoy the episode. 



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Episode 62 - 'You Again' w/ Zachari Reynolds & Andrea Peterson



On today's episode, I had Zachary Reynolds and Andrea Peterson from the new web series, 'You Again'.

It was great to have Andrea and Zach on the show to talk about 'You Again', and tell everybody about how the series came about, who the characters are, working together, their acting careers, the crowdfunding campaign and so much more. 

As many of you know I have also had a small part in 'You Again' as a collaborating writer on the series, as well as an actor in one of the upcoming episodes in the first season. I am honored to be a part of this show and have loved getting know Andrea and Zach through the process. 

Andrea and Zach working out a scene on set

A huge thanks to Zach and Andrea for taking the time to join me for this episode. Make sure to check out 'You Again' when it premiers this summer. Please donate to the Indiegogo Campaign as listed below and make sure to follow 'You Again', as well as Zach and Andrea on social media.

Zach, Andrea and Tim following the interview

Thanks for listening! Enjoy the episode.