George, Jason, Justin and Gary wrap up Day 1 of Joe Con 2012
Archive for June 2012
It's live, its raw and its unedited. You haven't heard a recording this unpolished from us since early on in our run...but as travel itenaries would have it, we're in no position to edit this week. As promised is a rare behind the scenes "look" of our show. Now you can really see how much work goes into showrunning, planning and editing. We cover some SDCC news from Hasbro and Sideshow, we get the first word from Canada about the Canadian JoeCon and a browsing of the GIJCC JoeCon schedule. Then it was off to our recommended episodes you'd like to hear on your way to and from New Orleans. Lastly, its shout outs and what we got in....and we're out. See you all in NOLA! Travel safe!! Listener discretion is advised!
FINALLY!? What took so long? Well, getting ready for JoeCon of course! Still, this is a good one to listen to while in the car or in the plane on your way to New Orleans. Louisiana native and Moderately Geeky Podcast co-host Jason Reddoch (aka southzen in the online community) joined the show to give us the low down on enjoying a good time in The Big Easy. From the best watering holes, where to get a good meal and the time to and from the airport, he covers just about everything a con goer needs to know. Jason stuck around afterwards to help us answer a ton of email, including several that were collecting mold at the bottom of Der Post Sack. Proof once again, WOJM will EVENTUALLY get to reading all of your mail, like a good show should. In the news, final letters were sent out for JoeCon, The SyFy GI Joe game goes beta, and we catch a peek at the W2 3-pack figures. Lastly, this show could not end without giving Chuck his birthday gift. We were all set to get him a male stripper, but then we found out that he was turning 14, so we had to come up with a Plan B. What was it? Stay tuned! It's the start of a back-to-back-to-back-to-back JoeCon week of WOJM episodes. Are you ready?
This week we invited Toy News International (TNI) staffer and Vice President of the Crappy Figure Brigade (CFB), Don Anderson to the show. And, if it sounded like Gary and Don knew each other for a long time, we'''they do. Gary and Don met WAY back at the San Francisco convention in 2003. We talk a little about the mega toy and entertainment community site TNI and how the fledgling 3.75" collectors back in the day started the CFB. What is the CFB? How can you be a part of the CFB? When do they meet? What do they do? All those questions and many more are bandied about. From the mailbag we get a duo of comic questions, a proposal about a "Hasbro Universe" and two questions about JoeCon, including someone wanting to know, "What's a parachute drop?" The cast and our guest set the records straight. In the news, JoeCon registration is over, Mark Bellomo is coming to NOLA, the GIJCC says bring more cash to con, Wave 6 launches from Marauder John, keep your Retaliation cash, Renegades Pt 2 confirmed with BLU-RAY and official SDCC Joe product images. So much to talk about! However, if we miss something of interest you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org because in TWO weeks we will have a heavy listener mail episode on the eve of our JoeCon coverage in a very special "live" and behind the scenes episode of WOJM. Until then, you fathers take full advantage of Father's Day and sit back, relax and listen to this one...and before you know it, JoeCon will be here!!
In this episode we invite George and Travis from the Moderately Geeky podcast to join us for an important podcast announcement for JoeCon. 3/4ths of the MG hosts will be joining Mike, Justin and Gary in New Orleans to cooperatively cover the show from Thursday to Sunday. Aside from George we will be joined by MG co-host Jason and MG lead host Jay Hunger. Now you have heard George before, but maybe you are unaware of the capacity you have heard him here. However, his wife Karen was among the female guests we had in Special Edition #8. Jason's wife was also part of this show and quite possibly had some of the best on-liners in our show's history. Of course, you all should know Jay as the admin of CardedHeroes.com and and one of our substitute staffers that you hear from time to time. George, Jason and Jay are long time friends of ours going WAY back to '04, so getting to work with them to bring you con coverage is a real treat. We hope you enjoy what we can bring you while in NOLA. With that announcement out the way, we moved on to the mailbag where we answer some JoeCon questions concerning payment methods for registration/package pick up night and what is the difference between early and late registration. After a very early intermission, its into the news to talk about Justin's scoop with Jon M. Chu concerning the Retaliation delay. From the club we report on what is/or is NOT available for JoeCon sets and figures. The latest on the "Dollar General," Robert Atkins and The Rock round out the news. After, we choose to have a little fun and honor former Family Feud host, Richard Dawson, so we played The Family Feud: Stump Chuck edition. You got to listen to the hilarity ensue AND Chuck finally melts down and spouts off with some really bad put downs. However, Chuck makes no secret of his love of spunk. Its a quick episode, and much like Chuck is with the ladies, this one is over in a blink of an eye. Hope you don't mind.
Gee...what news happened in the last week that we could POSSIBLY talk about?? Hmmm... Well, we asked and you delivered. You filled our meager voice mailbox to the rim with your thoughts and concerns about the Paramount delay of GI Joe Retaliation. With no guests scheduled this week, it gave the four hosts ample time to focus on The Famdom in Crisis and the latest JoeCon news, INCLUDING registration - FINALLY, and its official folks, 3 of your dynamic 4 will be at JoeCon so we look forward toward meeting some of you who listen every week! AND...OF COURSE, Hasbro breaks news on Wednesday on the official status of movie Waves 2 and 3. Come on guys, we record on Tuesdays, get with it! The second half of the program is your voicemails. Everyone who called in was remarkably calm and well behaved which says a lot about the quality of the fans in the community. Be sure to stay through to the very end of the recording to hear the ALL the voicemails that were left with us. Yet another week closer to JoeCon. The news lately may have been a major bummer, but there is a lot of good stuff still to come, so download and have a listen!