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Ep. 207 Regina Carpinelli, the Return of the Queen

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With Comikaze Expo a mere two weeks away, Regina comes back to the podcast — as it is tradition — to talk about My Little Ponies, our childhood shows, and the amazing line up for the convention. Join us as we pretty much just shoot some shiznits for the night and we look forward to hanging out with you on Halloween weekend at the LA Convention Center!

Holy Awesomeness, Batman! Kevin Smith and Adam West at Comikaze Expo 2012

If you’re a fan of Kevin Smith then you probably know about his podcast Fat Man on Batman, a show where he discusses all things Batman.  This year he did a special live episode at Comikaze with none other than legend Adam West, the original and most iconic Batman. The Space Pirate Queen and I were lucky enough to attend and witness the glory of these two men on stage together.

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The show started with Smith talking about his first exposure to the character Batman. The 1960’s show was on television and he watched it everyday. Smith was only four years old when he was introduced to this character and because of it Batman became his first hero. Smith’s moral code that he developed started with Adam West’s Batman. He went on to say that he had not met West until a few minutes before the live podcast and that he was beyond excited.

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Ralph Garman’s An Evening with Adam West

Los Angeles radio personality and Kevin Smith’s Babble-On co-host, Ralph Garman, had made it his mission to get Adam West a star on the walk of fame in Hollywood. I actually remembered when he started this project because I listened to his morning radio show religiously for many years.

I love Adam West. I still think he was the best Batman EVER!

Do your part and purchase Ralph Garman’s An Evening with Adam West – all proceeds will go towards Mr. West’s star. Believe it or not, it’s not exactly free to get a star on the Walk of Fame. Even when you are as awesome as Adam West.

Podcast can be purchase here: ralphgarman.bandcamp.com

You can follow the Space Pirate Queen on twitter @punkagogo.

Wizard World Anaheim 2010

Back in 2004, Wizard World LA made its debut at the Long Beach Convention center and I was an attendee. I have fond memories of that con experience. It was fantastic! It was the first time I met David Mack in person and the first time I got to sit in a Kevin Smith panel- where I remembered laughing the whole hour he was on the microphone.

I went every year after that and it was definitely a favorite convention of mine. I even kept attending when it moved to the LA Convention Center– and to be frank, the con was kind of ‘dead’ by its fourth year. Still, I was disappointed when it didn’t come back in 2009.

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I was genuinely excited when the convention returned in 2010 as Wizard World Anaheim. Unlike in 2008, there was a good number of attendees this time around… but it just wasn’t the same. Half the exhibit hall was just tables after tables of celebrities selling their autographs and photo ops. I have nothing against this– in fact, I paid to take a photo with Ted Raimi in my last post! But it was certainly lacking compared to its past year. The vibe was different, I feel like the convention was more concerned about the Hollywood aspect than the comic books.

Maybe it is partly due to the recent controversies involving the Wizard World franchise, but a lot of creators ditched this convention. The usual artists that I use to see at the artist alley are gone. Not that there weren’t great artists sitting at the alley this year, but it was one of the most sparse artist alley I’ve ever seen at what I presumed to be a comic book convention. I did have the pleasure of finding Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim! I bought one of his books and he generously gave me a wonderful Earthworm Jim sketch.

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The con this time around did have its moments though. We got to look at the DoLorean car from Back to the Future and even the Batmobile from the TV show. I got to tell one of my childhood favorite voice actress, Jennifer Hale, how much I followed her from way back in the day! I didn’t cry this time, like I did with Rob Paulsen and Jeff Bennett at SDCC09! Which was a miracle, really… Miss Hale was a sweetheart. William Shatner held a very entertaining Q&A panel, and I loved the panel with the original Batman TV show cast. Mayor Adam West is hilarious and Julie Newmar is fabulous! There were also a lot of fantastic and dedicated cosplayers this time around.

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I had fun. I was not disappointed, but I have to admit, I was dissatisfied when I left. There was some thing lacking… something I am missing from the original Wizard World LA. I guess the winds are changing with comic book conventions these days and I’ll just have to see where it ends up…!

Wizard World Anaheim 2010

View all my photos from this even at my flickr gallery HERE!