Convention Prep: NYCC

So we would like to hear from our listeners and readers and take your idea’s and suggestions and see what you would like us to cover at this Years NYCC. As always we cover the fans of Cosplay and get unique interview from the fans and we bring you photo’s Usually Live from the Convention Floor and Short Little Broadcasts Live.
This year we want to follow that tradition but Speak more to the fans, We try to cover every panel but review it and not give too much away. Also following tradition we try to bring you very short quotes from the guests as allowed by their publicists without taking any time away from their appearance.

Now is your time to speak, Tell us some things you want to hear and see at this years NYCC and we will do our very best to bring it to you *LIVE* or prerecorded. We have been successfully doing this for the past 5 yrs and want to bring you the listeners and fans more of what you want…

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Calling For Convention Boycott for Cosplayer’s Right’s

Most of you know me or know of Me and know how we are involved as much as possible in the convention circuit by either going, reporting on or getting reviews from people. So When Two Good friends Scott & Pixie Spoke about there experience at AnimeNext this past weekend – I was OUTRAGED.

Everyone has heard about how there’s alot of creep’s taken photo’s of cosplayer’s for uses other than press related or personal use. I am of course talking about 2 Image Solutions who felt it was fine to take pictures of cosplayer’s and then put them on Body Pillows and Sell them making money off the cosplayers image. Now first off I have a problem with the Creepy Factor of this, The People who will be doing god know’s what to some of those pillow’s and the fact they are making money from these item’s and not Paying anything to the people whose image they are using.

I believe in USA that is illegal. There was nothing signed by the cosplayer and even tho the photographer has some rights having taken the photo but the fact he is making money off it is wrong.

We value Cosplayer’s and like to say how sorry we are that this has happened. Lately there has been more and more issue’s arising at convention’s with cosplayer’s being mistreated. This is a new breed of photographer and we are saddened by what is happening…below is link to the article:

http://thegreypoint.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/cosplayer-pillows-the-actual-story/

End of X-Play & AoTS

All Nerds Sighed tonight and It was heard around the world….except the offices of G4

This is MY review of the finale of these 2 great Shows and In my opinions only bits and pieces were great but were lacking. Back in November G4 announced they were cancelling these 2 shows to rebrand the network into more of a man’s show and call it The Esquire Channel (Wasn’t that a women’s magazine?)

First off X-play Finale was Pretty Good, Morgan Webb (Very Beautiful and talented) and Blair Herter (I Met Him! Before he Married Jessica Chobot- Lucky Man!) Now all shows were recorded in advance and as far as I can tell they stopped recording Shows just before thanksgiving and were airing alot of repeats except for specials like top 100 video games of all time where they briefly commented on the fact they were cancelled and couldn’t comment more due to legalities. Last Episode was pretty good But I should have been unscripted and Live, They are all respected adults. Was sad to see them go!
Now there is NOTHING on TV for Nerds or any videogame enthusiast to watch.

AOTS FINALE – Very sad and I found myself a little Teary I Admit when Candace started to Cry. It would’ve been nice if her, Sara, and Matt had it also unscripted and live rather than record it month’s earlier.¬† But unlike X-play AOTS Rarely commented on the end or even when the finale was but aired Repeats. I was Disappointed when I tuned in after thanksgiving to catch Chris Hardwick of Nerdist (Great Guy met Him three Times!) Doing best moments of the show and NOT Candace and Sara which I felt was a Jip.

TV has officially sunk to new levels but with repeats of Knight Rider, Cops and ReRuns of Campus PD and now loosing these 2 shows I feel they are loosing Millions of viewers by these stupid moves. In my opinions They Say hey this show should get X amount of viewers and if that show gets just 1% less they want to axe the show. But I did Like how X-Play and AOTS Got the entire staff involved in filming and the final good-byes.

You Will be Missed Morgan Webb, Sara Underwood, Candace Bailey, Jessica Chobot, Matt Mira, Blair Herter!!

May you all Find a future working somewhere great together because your a GREAT TEAM!!

NYCC 2012 Review

All is Quiet, The Costumes are put away (for some), The Celebrities back to their private lives and the Fan’s Dispersed….

Im talking about NYCC Oct 13, 2012 as we Paid for our membership today after erroneously being Denied press access by the convention for no reason (that’s another story soon to be on Public News so we can’t discuss it yet..YET)
But I digress and this is about my 1 Day Experience at NYCC Jacob Javits Center and its a No holds barred Review with comments from myself as well as Overheard from a few hundred people…

We arrived at 8:30Am at Jacob Javits, Entered the green Doors and were put down in the basement warehouse for the Queue where we waited from 8:30am to 9:45am and then they allowed us up into the show floor which we reached at 10am. Now I myself understand about how new york has Union Rules but for the life Of me And 30 others we can’t understand why they can not open the show floor say 1 hour earlier, say 9am and then have their panels at 10am, this would give vendor’s and extra hour of sales, it would also make the fans happier cause now they can shop and then hit all their panels. It seemed to be alot of what people were talking about in the Queue and on the selling floor. We even spoke to 8 vendors and 2 artists from Artist alley who were all for it.

Time for First Panel of day : Lost Girl Which was scheduled 10:45-12:00 I believe but werent let in until 11am same time as the Guests but it was a fantastic Panel with Zoe, Rick and of Course the awesome Ksenia Solo. I left when they announced they were cutting the panel short and went to buy the Season 1 Dvd and Autograph ticket.
Then Off to buy a $70 ticket for Autograph and Photo of the Amazing G4 Star and Playmate Sara Underwood, Ran to Another Panel which was closed after 30 mins of starting (something New?) Back up to show Floor To wait online for Sara and were Pleased at how great she was. I felt a little bad for her publicist Jared tho as Javits Security Had started bugging him to either disperse the crowd in Aisle or else..(my words). In years past it was Javits security Job to keep aisle clear so people can walk and not stop in middle of aisle but, guess they did not have anymore than 3 security members working the con. Then Ran to Get a Wrist Band for Jessica Chobot, Ran to Cosplay Contest we ran and only 2 people Showed up…, Visited the “I Never Rest” Friend of ours Alexia Anastasio and Mina, Bill Plympton, Kevin Sean Michaels and then back to the Lost girl line to hang around for the autographs. For those who do not know it is a 2 hour wait online for autographs…I felt bad for the cast because they were late due to security again being MIA and squeezed into a tiny booth to sign for their fans…I wonder if Ksenia Bought any shoes and what video Game Zoe was thinking of playing or if Rick was contemplating a new song…But anyway after Lost girl I Ran to Jessica Chobot Line and saw how long it was so went to dinner downstairs in food court for a Hour. Came back Line didn’t budge and was second to last one. Once getting to Jessica She was such a sweetheart chatting and posing with me for a photo and autograph (only seems G4 stars do that)…Then I decided to walk around a bit and talk to people of their thoughts and take pictures…also we noticed the only press around were tv camera crews. Now we will be posting ours shortly but first we want to Show off one of our Special Correspondent’s of NYCC 2012 Jessica Fisher and here is her link to her photo’s with her permission…
Friday’s Stash : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151505779394012.589907.660019011&type=1

Saturdays Photo’s: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151507325729012.590203.660019011&type=1

Watch for our photo’s Soon and some from our friends…Including who we chose as our Cosplay winners and why..
If you like this blog Like it and follow and let us know…we would love to hear your thoughts on the convention…

The Budget Single Guys Guide to Fire Island part1

This is more of an Insane Normal Budget Guide for a Single Guy Visiting Fire Island for the day During the Summer. This Was all Done on a Budget of only $100 to Spend on Fire Island starting from the Ferry Ride over from Bay Shore at 10am and then Arriving On Fire Island For this trip Kismet 15 minutes later. In this little Guide I will tell you How I went and Events along the way and suggestion’s for others which may be costly or cheaper.
I will Say Everyone Needs to utilize the FireIslandTaxi’s are they are invaluable.

With that we started out On Our first Attempt after Years Going to Fire Island – We went to Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Parked our Car all the way to the left of the lot. We then got on the boardwalk heading East towards the lighthouse for a good 5 miles or so. Yes it is about a five mile walk to the lighthouse where they have a restroom and soda machine or water, but Consider it a rest stop. Continuing East another 5 miles or so you hit the Little town of Kismet.
Now Kismet is small consisting mainly of Surfs Out Restaurant/Bar which has good food and drinks. There is the Kismet Inn which Confuses people as they are not a hotel but another restaurant/bar which has good Mild yet a little spicy Chicken Wings. There’s a Market and Marina and the Pizza place. That’s about it. I will note the Surf’s Out Is an older crowd 30-70 from what I saw there and was packed with people. Good Spot for Singles and if your over by Ferry the Ferry Leaves and arrives at the end of the Dock from Surf’s Out. For Day Trippers they Have the ONLY Lockers available on Fire Island and Showers around back by the tennis court’s, But you MUST supply your own lock or walk 10 miles to next town with hardware store to buy a lock-Which is what I had to do. It is a nice little place since the Beach is roughly a 8 minute walk down the path and 5 minutes walk to ferry it is pretty much a straightforward mark and you can do the whole thing depending on how much you drink and eat for about $30-46.
Now I will make special Mention Of the Special Beach at the end of the path and 5 minutes west which is the Nude Beach. Unfortunately the few times I went and passed it and even walked down the Beach, the Nude beach consisted mostly of Men. Oh wait excuse me there was 1 70 Yr old woman on the nude beach but it was mostly a sausage fest. But it is a fun day, But there is one special note on ANY walking you do on Fire Island, Get yourself a bottle of water and stay hydrated beforehand. You will find out why I suggest this in my second Guide.

Fire Island is alot of Fun for a Single Guy on a Budget or anyone really. I can’t honestly assess the singles Scene as there seemed to be a whole lot of men and woman and seemed the men outnumbered the woman 3-1.

This trip was in June. We would love to hear from others who have visited fire island or stayed overnight or their adventures. We might even pick a story to tell on our show at some point or make special mention of you on our Website.

 

Repost: NYCC Review Oct 15-16 2011

Posted  on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Well We went and covered NY ComicCon Oct 14-15 and Let me tell you what a fun filled exciting day it was. I can not stress enough that this is a Convention in NY that is not only here to stay but Also One Fans Will Love. Nobody should Miss this at all. We saw a variety of panels that were thrilling and exciting and saw some great Stars and Celebrities alike, Including Eliza Dusku (Go Celtics!) Who Signed an autograph for me, Lloyd Kaufman the Genius behind Troma also was present signing Autographs, Blair Herter From G4 Tv was there signing and happy to see His fans and G4 Fans and also Showed that the East Coast isnt forgotten by the West. We also Received great artwork from Chris Burnham over at DC Comics. But we also Ran around like a nut because we couldnt bring our cameraman and other reporter along, so it was a bit stressful.
We were treated to A preview of Once upon a Time coming Oct 23rd which I suggest everyone should watch. Also Coming Nov 11, 2011 is premiere of Green Lantern animated Series which every fan will want to see, I wont tell you what happens but Don’t Miss it. Then After waiting online for almost 4 hours and missing Ghost Rider 2 and Walking Dead we made it into The Avengers. OMG what an exciting Panel that was with 4 castmembers present and G4tv’s Own Chris Hardwick (from the Nerdist Podcast) Moderating. Totally Fun, Exciting and makes you WANT to see The Avengers Now.
All in All Comic-con is a must for any pop culture Fan, Did I mention Batman:Arkham City Panel? Get that Game even if your not a gamer you’ll love it.
My only problems where behind the Curtain so to speak. I spoke with 500 angry upset Fans at 3:30pm-6:30 who like myself were stuck waiting on one line for IGN Theater with no communication as to what was going on. Some fans who came to See Ghost rider 2 or walking dead or avengers were all mixed on same like so many missed out on them due to lack of communication and putting everyone into a cattle pit. One Young lady drove 3 hrs from albany,ny to come to the convention to spend her entire day sitting online for a panel (walking dead) that she wanted to see and missed it only to leave and start heading back to albany, claiming she won’t be back. People If you have suggestions or constructive criticism write to the Con and tell them nicely, maybe they can fix these issues. I know 400 people who were ready to riot due to VIP’s Getting to bypass the line soon as they entered at 5pm over those waiting since 2pm.But watch for our full review on This next weeks Show. No negativity just an honest Fan’s review. We Will be back next year..Visit our Facebook.com/mysteryradio for the photo’s and find if your one of em. If so Contact us