Archive for JoeCon
ZOMG!!! What is this?! WOJM content has been posted that isn't either Football or Boss Fight related?! It is a joyous day!! Yes, yes, with the site of JoeCon 2016 just being announced, I guess now is just as good of a time to post the audio from our live show from JoeCon 2015 in Springfield. Joining us on stage that day was a near who-who of published (or soon to be) GI Joe authors. When you mention author on our show, you can't go too far in thought without Noted Author James Kavanaugh coming to mind. James joins us once again to talk about his new (at the time) RAHC Rank & File Guide! We also have Tim Finn join us to talk about his work in progress: A Real American Book! Next we are joined by Carson Mataxis (who is really wanting that 4th chair with us) and his new book: Collecting the Art of GI Joe, Vol 1. All of these authors and their books, its like the Opra show...without the free stuff under your seat!! Lastly, Brian Cummings impromptly (is that a word?) joins us on stage in a quick follow up to our earlier interview with him. Its a whole lotta info smashed into less than an hour! We'll have another real episode very soon, we promise. Thanks for listening!
Yes! It was on its deathbed, but it got resurrected. Thanks to some long hours of editing we managed to piece together. The background on this show: well, we recorded this a few weeks before JoeCon. During the recording, the raw files on the primary recording PC basically corrupted. However, as ANY good podcast should be doing, a backup recording was being made. All hail Chuck for saving the day. Unfortunately, the show is now very dated. We had on Kirk Bozigian to tease us about his JoeCon panel and a return visit by Chris Sims, who brought along Chad Bowers to talk about their football themed super hero comic, "Down, Set, Fight". In a further bout of bad fortune, this interview was supposed to air WAY back in Feburary to coincide with the launch of their book. FAIL! We're not pros, but we sure did have a fun time talking about Football, Marvel's NFL Super Pro, MegaForce, Smokey and the Bandit and...GI Joe. Outside of the interviews we were joined by Boss Fight Studio's own, the esteemed Andrew Franks. We've missed the fans, and hopefully you missed this too - enough to listen to an old, nearly lost episode.
With JoeCon in full (force) effect, Dave Tree brought us a panel that defied the laws of physics! The physics of keeping his talking confined to only one hour!! In this episode Dave takes us through a timeline of Action Man all the way through to G.I. Joe with some prototypes and design art thrown in for good measure. The show notes will contain a selection of images that you can peruse to accompany the panel, which will make it feel like you were there! We will talk about the con in detail when we get back but for now enjoy the show
Why episode 93?! Well, because episode 92 is not ready yet. However, this one is ready and why make anyone wait? It's our "LIVE" show before JoeCon. Once again we are joined by the Vice President of The Crappy Figure Brigade, Don Anderson. We finally let Chuck talk a little wrestling, but really this episode is about one thing, JoeCon. The guys will preview the convention schedule and will give you an up-to-the-minute AccuWeather forecast for Dallas. It's raw and unfiltered and contains 50% more Chuck - so play this out of earshot of kids.
Erik from Boss Fight Studios and Dave from the "Dave and Devall's Toys & Collectables" Podcast help co-host with Justin and Mike as they wrap up the latest from FSS2 and the upcoming Joe Convention in Dallas. That's right, NO CHUCK, but 3 times the fun! We also feature yet another interview with a famous voice from Sunbow's path, none other than BJ Ward dials in to talk with us about Scarlett and her upcoming appearance at JoeCon! Gary is taking a few episodes off, so special thanks to Maximus for the edit job.
Curious about the 12" Joe premium figures from Hot Toys? The fellas talk to the experts from The Hottoycast to get the lowdown. If you have ever thought about buying a Hot Toys Joe and are still not sure about this type of investment in the hobby, have a listen, we might just sway you off the fence. In the news the gang discusses the early stages of GI Joe 3, disappointing retailer news concerning Joe product for 2014 (we told you so), they review the latest from the GIJCC and FSS2 and they have some special announcements of some shows that they will be appearing at during this upcoming convention season. To top it off, Chuck is made fun of a lot and Justin is crowned the 2013 WOJM Fantasy Football League Champion. The road to episode 100 and Joe Con begins now! Join us!
It is a 4 hour holiday and end of year epic. The first half of this behemoth features a 2 HOUR interview with one of our favorite toy industry intellectuals, Mark Bellomo. This interview, turned high brow toy discussion covers topics ranging from working with Larry Hama to a full blown discussion on what Hasbro can do next to re-ignite our favorite line. Make sure to have plenty of fluids and get up and stretch to keep the blood flowing because this is our longest interview yet. The news this episode is all about the GIJCC. We got 2 shipments of the FSS. We now know the 3.75" and 12" incentive figures AND the HAVOK Mk II (Huh?!). Also head on over to the NEW GIJCC forums and vote in the "official"-ish Billy Kessler figure poll. Following the news it is all about looking back at 2013 and looking forward to a dim 2014 - the best we can. The look back is highlighted by our best moment of the year, our interview with Jon M. Chu. Re-live the magical moment with us, will ya? Sorry, there is no epic Chuck Melt Down HA-HA moment of 2014, but he almost causes us to meltdown when he lets an appearance of a certain annoying show character grab the mic. You will want to miss that segment, but everything else is worth your 4 hours. We're not forgetting this one Irizarry!!
It's that time again! It's time for the yearly reading of the JoeCon Brochure. Listen as the salty WOJM convention veterans run down the planned events of the 2014 Dallas Convention. If you are on the fence, not sure about JoeCon or have a question, listen up, here is your chance to be swayed or answered. JoeCon is an experience, so experience it with us, will you? It all starts with the site announcement, this is stop number 2 on the road to Dallas. So gather round and listen to brother Justin read it like it is while Mike and Gary comment. Enjoy!
On the eve of Halloween, the fellas talk to Matt Holdaway of the Cobra 1st Legion Cosplay group. If you are a Cosplayer or someone who is interested in getting into Joe cosplay, listen up! Lots of good info on how you can join up and network with the only Joe cosplay group out there. JoeCon is in the news as we're headed to Dallas...well, all of us except Chuck. Iowa's Assembly Required is coming up! We dive into the mailbag to read more of your letters and we look back to the year 1987 in Episode 87 to talk about our favorite figures and vehicles from the vintage line. All that and a wrap up of the WOJM FFL season to date, on this episode of WOJM! Happy Thanksgiving!
Gary is soooo happy it isn't Indy that he calls this this special edition #34. With that small gaff aside, it is a Dallas themed episode complete with anthems from the TV show and the Cowboys. Joining the show con-vets are the guys from the Regular Joes Podcast who put the regular WOJM hosts con appearance is total waste. Everyone on this show combined has over 60 YEARS of JoeCon experience. Got a question about JoeCon? On the fence about going? Wondering how much its going to cost? Will I fit in? Well, we answer this and many other question in addition to sharing MANY convention memories. WE are YOUR source for coverage of the OFFICIAL GI Joe Convention. Have a listen on THIS special edition #35 (c'mon Gary!) of WOJM!! Go Cowboys (and Colts and Giants)!!
It's been a month in the making! Thanks for the wait. We have one a heck of a show for this episode. In the first half, we actually have some VINTAGE discussion talking about our favorite figure and vehicle from 83 (and 82). We will do this every episode from here on out until we get to 94 and then we will figure something else out! HA! After our discussion, we jump to a pre-recorded interview with GI Joe Field Manual co-author Jim Sorenson. In the second half, Jay Hunger (from that hack geeky podcast) joins Gary as they talk to Billy Cooper of the Indy Toy and Comic Expo as WOJM will be recording live from their show in July! After the interview we dip into the mailbag to read a letter from one of our regular listeners detailing the similarities and differences of JoeCon v. BotCon. In the news we celebrate Jon Chu helming GI Joe 3, they review - once again - the SDCC Joe exclusives, they discuss the new Regular Joes Podcast and wrap it up with talk about the new wave of Retaliation Joes arriving. It's a pieced together episode that totals almost 3 hours of content...and a woman on it to boot. How could you NOT listen now, right? Oh, and don't forget to listen to our new spin off, The Full Force!
This is one of those episodes that took forever to edit, but hopefully it was worth the wait. The show features not one, but two primetime interviews PLUS the returns of two of our most favorite guests. First off are the returns of Bill Ratner and Kevin Watts. Bill shares with us his thoughts of JoeCon as we have a very casual discussion with the man who will forever be the voice of our childhood Flint. He also learns about JoeCon in other countries - will we see him at Roll Out Roll Call 4? Next up is an interview we have been very eager to bring you, our interview with Lanny Lathem from the GIJCC. This is the first, of what we hope is a regular segment we have with the club, so be sure to leave us your feedback on this interview. Following the break we chat with Mr. Watts about his NJCC Salvo figure and share a little back and forth about the Joe internet culture's feedback on it.
Sorry for the timing on this release. Our jobs have been very aggressive with our free time, so time that we used to spend on recording and editing was replaced by working and sleep this go around. We are VERY VERY interested in your feedback on the GIJCC segment. Send us your thoughts or leave them here in the comment section. Enjoy!
During this year's JoeCon, WOJM was allowed the very unique opportunity to host a panel for the attendees. Thus, "WOJM Live!" was born. Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they interview the GIJCC's own "Headman," Mr. Brian Savage himself. Yes, for the first time ever, the club submits to an interview...what will they say? Following the interview, we send Mike out into the crowd to talk about your one-word issues. What will the randomness result in when our own "Roving Mike" put a microphone in front of a stranger's mouth? So in case you've missed it (like Chuck), here is WOJM on-stage debut at the 2013 JoeCon in Indy! Enjoy!
The co-hosts (and Chuck) return after their trip to JoeCon and some much needed rest (or in Chuck's case, just another week at home). The team dives right into a full recap of JoeCon, including the surprise 2013 Concept Case, a full preview of FSS2.0, and their thoughts on the Hasbro presentation - what as shown and not show therein. Oh...and they briefly review their on-stage debut as WOJM went LIVE for their first ever, full blown, JoeCon panel. After intermission, it's time to hit the mailbag. There is some Retaliation and some good ol' ARAH discussion in there. However, there is a lot more JoeCon discussion is to follow, including a very good question on how to make JoeCon more appealing to the masses despite all of the post show negativity that typically accompanies convention season. Lastly, Mike crowns Justin the WOJM March Madness champ for 2013, but wait until who finishes second and gets a chance to come on the show...no, its not Dave Tree, although he did beat Gary.
So were our trio drunk or not for Special Edition #29...or did they lead you to think that? Well if you think that is controversial, wait until you hear this report, "LIVE" from the sales floor. Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they record directly out of the COIL Club's booth, which is dead center of the sales floor. The guys will report on what has happened thus far to this point in the show and interview friends and listeners as they stroll by. You will also recognize two of the personalities we talk to as regular show "contributors". Who could they be? You have to listen and find out. No beers were consumed during this recording, but if you hate the consumption of donuts, you may want to skip this one. Enjoy!!
We are here! We have our box sets in hand - well two of us anyway, plus we got the low down on the Attendee Bonus item and the super secret Convention Exclusives! Join Justin, Mike and Gary as they report to you from their suite high above Indianapolis in front of a live studio audience.
Well, its our second annual pre-JoeCon "Live" episode. Who could we have as our guest on the heels of Jon Chu...well, how about TNI's and the CFB's Don Anderson. Feel a little let down now? Yeah, a little. Imagine how we felt...but Don brought his B-Game for us and we had a semi-good show. We answer more of your listener mail, talk about the surprising returns of Retaliation, rejoice at the green lighting of GI Joe 3, and do a ton of preview for JoeCon - INCLUDING the 10 day AccuJoe Forecast and items you should bring with you on your trip to Indianapolis. For those of you who are wondering, we also have James Kavanaugh's list from last year, so take note!!
So this is our last regular edition for a couple of weeks. Thankfully, no Chuck until then. In the meantime, catch our JoeCon Special Editions and see us LIVE (for real time time) in the Grand Ballroom ON STAGE at JoeCon on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 4:00-4:50pm.
See you in Gary's hometown of Indy!!
It's the eve of the big movie for the 4 hosts, but before we can go see the movie, we got to get this episode out of the way. Former Hasbro Exec Kirk Bozigian joined us a couple of weeks ago (sans Gary) for a nice little interview. If you remember him from JoeCons past, and especially last year, you'll know he's a tad bit on the controversial side with his opinion. What does he say this time? C'mon man, you know the drill, listen and find out! In the news we talk Roll Out Roll Call in the UK; of course the movie, JoeCon and the FSS; plus Cobra Commander is shot into space, your listener emails AND we announce our big plans for JoeCon in Indianapolis! Download - listen - now!
It's our second ever listener call in show! We put the news, email, and Twitter on hold and take your calls and answer your questions! Show friend, Erik Arana hangs out with us and gives us a unique perspective on our hobby. If you don't know who Erik is, you need to listen in! Special appearances by WOJM contributors Eduardo M Freyre (with a lemon twist), Ryan Costello, Jr. WOJM Twitter laureate, Twitziller, Noted Author, James Kavanaugh, Jr. and Numbers from Ages 25 and Up. It's a festive, from the hip episode where the only thing that matters is taking your calls...and making fun of Chuck. Enjoy!
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