What kind of episode do we record after spending forty-five minutes trying to get our cameras to work and failing? Apparently a fairly normal one, albeit an audio only installment. In this, we discuss the Good Omens casting news, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and Netflix’s atrocious Death Note adaptation. Then we hit the con scene, where we talk about the Avalon Expo organizer disappearing mid-con and how much fun we had at Geek.kon last weekend.
And yes, we address the Nazi cosplayer and a bunch of other stuff.
Hey everyone, it’s time for our annual year in review special, where we talk about the best and worst things that came out over the span of 2016. We go through our picks for movies, new television shows, video games, comics, conventions, and things to come out of Japan. It’s a pretty broad scope. Before that though, we take a moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who passed since our last episode.
Which is pretty damned sad.
This is also Pher’s last episode on the podcast, and we bid him a fond farewell.
This episode of Nerd & Tie was recorded at Geek.kon 2016 at the Madison Marriott West in front of a live studio audience. We’re also continuing our “audio only” streak, because (frankly) it’s easier to set up and tear down at conventions.
We tackle the hard pressing issues this fortnight, like Shatner almost apologizing for Star Trek V, and director Doug Liman moving from the Fox/Marvel Gambit production to DC’s Justice League Dark movie “Dark Universe.” We also cover some lighter fare… like how the reveal that Zendaya’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is none other than Mary Jane Watson showed us all exactly how many racists we hadn’t weeded out of our Facebook feeds yet.
The CW Seed’s new webseries also looks pretty cool, and (in a pretty weird story) Wizard World Chicago almost let a gun dealer vend.
We’ve had a lot of fun at other conventions with the Nerd & Tie Expo 2016 Roadshow, but as the con looms closer, it’s time to bring things to a close. That doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy our last outing though! This weekend we’ll be making our final stop at Geek.kon at the Madison Marriott West, just outside Madison, WI.
This will be your last chance to Preregister for the Nerd & Tie Expo at our Roadshow price, so don’t miss this last opportunity. Of course, as preregistration closes on Sunday, even if you can’t make it to Geek.kon, you should still make sure you take care of that.
Besides our Roadshow table, we’ll also be doing a live version of our podcast, several panels, and the final episode of Otaku Tonight — so you should make sure you come on down. It’ll be a good time.
On this episode we come to you live from Geek.kon 2015 in Madison, WI! We also have a massive announcement — and that’s the Nerd & Tie Expo! It’s kind of a big deal for us.
Don’t worry — we also talk about current geek news too, including the sad news that Yvonne Craig has passed away, Hallmark’s tasteless and poorly timed Spock ornament, Fantastic Four’s production difficulties, a spy drama based off of Mythbusters might be in the works, the Constantine/Arrow crossover being a thing, and Misha Collins’s very bad day in Minneapolis.
Also, Trae shaved off his beard and it looks super weird.
Hey, you guys know that this weekend we’re headed to Madison, WI for Geek.kon 2015, right? I mean, we’ve said it enough times already. Also, it’s at Geek.kon 2015 where we’ll be making a MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT that is kind of super huge.
Like “Wisconsin con scene changing” super huge.
We know you want to be a part of it, or at least find out as much as you can faster than anyone else! Or maybe you just want to hang out. We like hanging out.
Hanging out is fun.
Anyway, we’re doing NERD & TIE LIVE! on Sunday Morning at 9:30am — which is pretty awesome. But besides that, you can find us all over the con. Where? Well, I’ll just direct you to Geek.kon’s handy dandy scheduling tool. Unfortunately, Geek.kon seems to think Pher and Nick are multiple people, so I’ve broken down their various identities here:
On this fortnight’s installment of the podcast, we discuss the new Deadpool trailer, how we’re grateful that we won’t have to watch Uncle Ben die in the next Spider-Man movie, the bizarreness of a post-Apocalyptic adaptation of Little Women (you read that right), how The Dark Tower film(s) seem finally on track, Galacticon’s bizarre staff drama, Anime California’s inappropriate actions towards Summoner’s Cafe, and how we’re all super happy to be attending Geek.kon!
It’ll be fun. We have some big news for you there.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about Marvels (lack of) plans for an Iron Man 4, the return of The Tick live action series, DashCon rebranding to “EmotiCon”, a Supergirl TV series being developed, the DC Carnival of Sadness being official policy, Dwayne Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch’s future with DC, and our thoughts on Geek.kon.
Oh, and Nick kept losing his connection. Podcasting is fun!
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we were live at Geek.kon 2014 in Madison, WI. We talk about the cast changes at Mythbusters, the complicated legal issues surrounding Ryan Kopf’s AnimeCon.org, details about the filming of Ant-Man, Jenna-Louise Coleman’s possible departure from Doctor Who, Peter Quill’s parentage in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and your letters.
We also interact with the audience a bit. Which is always fun.
So as some of you may have guessed, Nerd & Tie is rolling out to Geek.kon this weekend at the Marriott Madison West in… Middleton, WI (the city limit of Madison is literally ten feet away from the hotel property).
Anyway, since the three of us will be doing lots of stuff around the con this weekend (including a live version of the podcast), we thought we’d put together a master-post (like we did for No Brand Con) detailing where you can find us.
Because we know you’ll want to find us.
Because we’re awesome.
First off, both Nick and Trae will be in (different) areas of the Artist Alley this weekend — Trae at his “Trae Dorn Productions” table, and Nick helping out “Ineffective Carnivore.”