Category : Special Event

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


Episode 195 – Blue Sun Interpreting – Sign Language Interpreters / audio

sign language

Jennifer Husband and Leyel Hudson of Blue Sun Interpreting (@comicconterp on twitter) sit with host Craig Price to discuss sign language interpreting.  Kicking off the 2016 Comic-Con season in Texas, Craig brings the first of his Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program episodes with some great “co-workers”.  Craig first met Jennifer and Leyel during his panel with actor David Anders and was so impressed that he also made sure to call them out in his Ming Chen panel that fall at FanFair. The three talk about dealing with celebrities that ramble (Bill Shatner), celebrities that are super cool and interactive (John Barrowman) and how to deal with nerd words that don’t exist in the “real” world. They also discuss their own mini-convention Deaf Con that will be happening May 7th!  But mostly they geek out over upcoming cons and celebrities. They also discuss their latest venture Blue Sun Interpreting.  Blue Sun Interpreting is dedicated to providing qualified, certified, knowledgeable, professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services for comic conventions and other events in order to provide communication access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Not only does Comicpalooza stand behind these great interpreters but Reality Check and Craig endorse them wholeheartedly.

You can find Blue Sun Interpreting at and on Instagram at

BONUS: For the first time ever, this episode of Reality Check has been transcribed to provide access to any non-hearing folks! Just click here to download the PDF or download the app!


Episode 181 – Ming Chen – Houston FanFair Panel / audio

Houston FanFair

Ming Chen (@mingchen37 on twitter) joins host Craig Price live from the Houston FanFair presented by Comicpalooza. Once again, Craig was asked to host a celebrity panel for a new event in Houston. Though they met during a different panel during Comicpalooza earlier in the year, Craig goes one-on-one with AMC’s reality television show Comic Book Men and the I Sell Comics podcast, Ming Chen. The two discuss podcasting, how a Clerks fan website started Ming down a strange and fun path, Houston hot spots, drinking and life on a “reality” TV show.

Comic Book Men season 5 premieres October 18th on AMC and you can listen to Ming’s weekly podcast with co-host Mike Zapcic I Sell Comics on the SModcast network  at


Episode 172 – Podcasting Your Influence: Live from Washington DC / audio


Listen to host Craig Price give his session “Podcasting Your Influence: Using Podcasts to Share Your Expertise“. On Sunday, June 19th, Craig presented at the National Speaker’s Association. The theme of the day was Celebrity Sunday and Craig harnessed his 4 and a half years of podcasting into a 1 hour presentation. It was a packed house with people sitting on the floor and along the front of the stage! This new and custom made program just for this event was a hit and full of content. Thanks to the staff of the National Speakers Association for allowing Craig to share this with his podcast listeners.

Session Description:
With the steady growth over the last decade, more and more speakers are learning how to spread their influence through podcasting. You will learn the ins and outs of podcastings, how to include a podcast into your current marketing plan and ways to make your podcast more engaging. Veteran podcast host and producer Craig Price will not only show you how his podcast became an integral part of his marketing but also how you can too. Don’t miss this chance to use the perfect medium for a speaker!

All the sessions at this year’s Influence 2015 audio recordings are now available!

APP BONUS: Craig shares his slides for you to follow along as you listen.


Episode 167 – Tami Evans – NSA Influence 2015 Preview / audio

NSA Influence 2015

Tami Evans, co-chair of the NSA Influence 2015 convention, give host Craig Price a preview of what to expect in Washington DC. As many of you know, Craig is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and each year attends the national convention. This year, the convention (named Influence 2015) will be at the Marriott Wardman Park from July 18th through July 20th. Tami and past guest Brian Walter are this year’s convention chairs and have they got a convention for you! With a load of breakout sessions, including Craig’s “Podcasting Your Influence: Using Podcasts To Share Your Expertise” on Sunday the 19th at 4:30PM (Craig’s going to record it for a future podcast), the convention will also offer great keynoters like Jeffrey Hayzlett and the one and only George Takei!

Tami and Craig go over the entire schedule, highlighting sessions like Friday night’s comedy night “The Speaker Games!”, a great opening session with the XY Fast Five, Celebrity Sunday, Money Monday and Influence Tuesday. It’s all capped off with a gala CPAE Awards Banquet (email Craig if you have an extra ticket!). There are tons of things to learn as Tami and Craig cover it all in this podcast.

Don’t forget the Cigar PEG charity auction on Monday the 20th. Head over to to become a member and get your ticket into this exciting night that benefits the NSA Foundation.


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