On the Speakeasy

As you all know Otakon was a couple of weeks ago. Following up another amazing year Ed Sizemore and I were on the newest episode of The Speakeasy podcast by the Reverse Thieves. We discussed the good and bad of the event, what our favorite panels and events were, and the huge news of Otakon moving to Washington DC in 2017. It was a great time to talk to all of them about an event we have all grown to love.

So be sure to give it a listen!  


The Cockpit at Otakon

For the first time I am going to be joining in on a panel at Otakon!

Alain over at the Reverse Thieves blog has been gracious enough to let me join him for his panel on Yoshiyuki Tomino this year and I am thrilled to be there.  We will be discussing the life and works of the influential and sometimes controversial director.

So be sure to check out Kill 'em All and Let Sunrise Sort 'em Out: A Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel in Panel Room 1 from 8:45 to 9:45 on Saturday night!

Can't wait to see you there!


The Cockpit - Episode 4 - Pacific Rim

It's time to talk about big screen robots! Pacific Rim is here and is bringing Giant Robot vs. Monster action to the big screen in a big way. It opened a week ago and I know a ton of people that were excited about it. Obviously that means I need to podcast about it! 

This episode I am joined once again by the all powerful Reverse Thieves, Al and Kate, and they brought along the incredibly knowledgable Carl from Ogiue Maniax for good measure. 

Fair warning this is a spoiler filled episode.

We began by talking about the story, characters, and incredible robot action that made the movie so special. We also had a great discussion analyzing why the movie performed how it did and why it didn't end up being the biggest blockbuster ever. Also whether or not we feel that type of movie could be a hit in the US. Enjoy!

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The Cockpit - Episode 3 - The Origin

Episode 3 of The Cockpit is here and man is it a special one. As many of you might know the first volume of Gundam The Origin was just released in the US about 2 weeks ago from Vertical. To celebrate that release I got together with Ed Chavez the marketing director there to discuss the release. 

This ended up being an incredible conversation. We started by talking about how the release came about and how they felt about getting to do the release. We then discussed what makes The Origin such a special title and how exciting it is. Ed also gave us some insight into what it was like to work on such a big title like Gundam and all the different companies that have to be dealt with in doing that.

Ed also shared some of the awesome extras that are going to be included in some of the later volumes that all sound awesome. We rounded this discussion out by talking about how important this release is and that it is the fans chance to prove that Gundam is still a brand that matters in the US and that we need to support it all the way through so we can see more stuff like it in the US!

Give it a listen and make sure to share your thoughts! I had a fantastic time talking to Ed and I hope you enjoy listening. If you haven't checked it out yet there is a preview of the first chapter on Barnes and Noble. And don't forget to go out and preorder the next three volumes while you listen!

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The Cockpit - Episode 2B - Lets Go Passion

Here it is everyone, Episode 2B of The Cockpit! In this episode Al and I finish up our discussion on Nadesico. We began talking about the Gekiganger 3 OVA. Going over what made it special and the odd fact that it took forever to get released here. The OVA also treated you to a full length Gekiganger story which was great. After that we talked about the blank three years that cover what happened between the television series and the movie. We explain some of it and a lot of why this information is missing. The last thing we discussed was The Prince of Darkness, the Nadesico movie. We talked about why it was such a shock to fans of the series and how confusing the story is. We talked about why it has such a bad reputation among fans of the series. And we even had some positive things to say about the movie!

So go check it out. We are both big fans of Nadesico and I think that came through pretty loud and clear in both parts of this podcast. We were also able to include a little rant about how everyone should preorder Gundam The Origin at the end. And don't forget to check out Reverse Thieves for more of Al. Hope you enjoy the show. 

Intro - Gekiganger 3 Theme - Let's Go Gekiganger 3

Outro - Gekiganger V Theme - Shori no V da Gekiganger V

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