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Episode 228 – Ming Chen – Con Life / audio

Ming Chen

Ming Chen (@mingchen37 on twitter) returns to share his experiences at convention life with host Craig Price.

Once again Reality Check with Craig Price is a proud member of the Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program. To celebrate, Craig has been sitting on this episode since New Year’s, when he and Ming Chen, from AMC’s Comic Book Men, recorded a panel at Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve. With Ming returning to Comicpalooza again this year, May 12th through the 14th, Craig wanted to give a glimpse into what it is like going from con to con. Ming is everywhere and know everyone. So much so that Craig pitches a travel show, discusses why some of Ming’s co-stars are no-shows and and how he was “discovered” by Kevin Smith when he made a fansite for Clerks.

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Episode 227 – Ming-Na Wen / audio

Ming-Na Wen

Actress Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa on twitter) joined host Craig Price on stage during New Year’s Eve! One of the benefits of being a world-class moderator (in his mind) is getting the chance to sit with some very talented people. During the Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve event, Craig asked about her character on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, being a disney princess, working with Jean-Claude Van Damme and fields questions from the crowd. If you’ve never been to a comic-con panel, take a peek with one of the most popular actresses in the business!

Special thanks to past guest Devin Pike for having Craig host and for Hung Truong for the photos.

 

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Episode 222 – Maximiliano Hernandez and Christina Wren / audio

Superhero movies

Maximiliano Hernandez (@maxitois4real on twitter) and Christina Wren (@ChristinaSWren on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss their roles in superhero movies.

It’s a crossover episode! Craig’s latest podcast project Matinee Heroes spotlighted the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier and included half of the interview from Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve with Max (they’re close enough pals to use shorter names) but Christina also was dishing out wisdom too. So why waste such good stuff? Craig wouldn’t, of course. So here is their interview in its entirety.  The three have a great discussion on how Marvel’s (Max appeared in Thor, Avengers and other Marvel projects) process compares to DC’s (Christina appeared in Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman), how they found out they were going to be in these huge blockbuster movies and what it’s like meeting Robert Redford.  They also take questions from the audience as well.

Be sure to check out Matinee Heroes each week! What is Matinee Heroes? It is a podcast dedicated to exploring hero cinema – from adventurers, heroes, to superheroes; from Jedi to buddy cops; from the Wild West, to the distant past, to futures both hopeful and dystopian, from ancient lands to the deepest reaches of outer space. In a time when we need heroes more than ever, Alan and Craig will try to understand just what makes our cinematic heroes tick, and how we can use that heroism in our everyday life.

Check out Maximiliano’s filmography here.

Check out Christina’s professional acting homepage at http://www.christinawren.com/ 

Photos courtesy of Hung L. Truong Photography

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Episode 220 – Devin Pike – Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve / audio

Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve

Devin Pike (@MarvelousNYE on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss a Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve with Stan Lee. What is a Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve? Only the biggest 4 day party in Dallas this December 29th through January 1st. Craig and Devin discuss all the great guests, starting with Stan the Man Lee and continuing with great celebrities like Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy, Nichelle Nichols (the original Uhura) from Star Trek, Sylvester McCoy from Doctor Who and many, many more. Devin also discusses his plan to make this event with 24-hour fan panels, movie events, a celebrity roast of Stan as well as some great voice over actor script reads, photo-ops and more! There will also be parties every night with 4 big parties planned for New Years Eve! If you want to enjoy New Years in the nerdiest way, this is the event to be at.

You can learn more at MarvelousNYE.com and if you use the promo code CRAIGPRICE you get $50 off a 4-day general admission pass.

Also, don’t forget! Craig’s charity calendar to support Orangutan Outreach is available now. Order yours today!

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Episode 197 – Cary Gordon – Social Media Marketing / audio

social media marketing

Cary Gordon (@comicpalooza on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss social media marketing for Comicpalooza.  As part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program, Craig invited Cary, comic con’s Social Media Coordinator, to sit down and talk how he and his team work their social media magic for Texas’ largest pop culture event.  The two discuss how far in advance the planning begins (hint: the day after the last one!) which platforms work best for interacting with attendees, how they prep announcements of big guests and more.

You can also listen to Cary’s 2 podcasts: Metal Geeks and MSRcast. Both can be found at http://metalgeeks.net

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