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    • Jan 13, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 633 EPISODES

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    Episode 657 - Anime LA 17

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 53:45

    This time, we return to the Long Beach Convention Center for the first time in 725 days and it's for the fantastic ALA 17.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 656 - Top Park Moments 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 75:35

    This time, we look back at the world of theme parks in 2021.  It was an emotional year and we share a slice of it here.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 655 - Top Convention Moments 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 73:14

    This time, we look back at the world of conventions in 2021.  It was an emotional year and we share a slice of it here.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 654 - Halloween 2021 Roundtable at Midsummer Scream's Season's Screamings

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 62:48

    This time, we return to Pasadena for the 2021 Halloween wrap-up roundtable panel at Season's Screamings.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 653 - Midsummer Scream's Season's Screamings 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 74:01

    This time, we return to Pasadena for Season's Screamings.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 652 - Comic Con Revolution Ontario 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 56:33

    This time, we return to Comic Con Revolution Ontario, for the first time in over 30 months.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 651 - Griswold Family Christmas, Corona Haunt, Collecters Dream, Duke's Very Merry Village, Candy Cane & Gingerbread Lanes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 40:23

    This time, we have an eclectic hop that includes spooky holidays, traditional holidays, collecting, & more!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 650 - LA Comic Con 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 90:24

    This time, we return to the LA Convention Center, after 25 months away.  LA Comic Con returns in, what could be argued as, its best form yet.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 649 - The 2021 Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 34:56

    This time, we return to Universal Studios Hollywood for a big dose of holiday cheer.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 648 - San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:52

    This time, we return to the San Diego Convention Center for part two of our discussion on Comic-Con Special Edition.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 647 - San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 71:47

    This time, we return to the San Diego Convention Center for the first time in 859 days, as Comic-Con International returns to the convention world.  It was emotional.  It was amazing.  And it was too much to fit in one show.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons

    Episode 646 - SFMM Holiday in the Park, Halloweekend, & Night of Lights OC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 55:16

    This time, we have holidays colliding!  First, we talk about Night of Lights OC's drive-thru Christmas light event.  Next, we get spooky and discuss the latest SpooksieBoo collaboration with Frank & Son Collectible Show, Halloweekend.  Then, we return to Six Flags Magic Mountain, for Holiday in the Park 2021.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 645 - Reflecting on 2020 - 2021 at Knott's Berry Farm, with Producer Eric Nix

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 70:30

    This time, we have a very unique episode, as we step behind the scenes with Knott's Berry Farm Producer, Eric Nix.  From closure to tastings to 100th anniversary to stepping back into the fog, Knott's has had an incredible journey over the last 20 months and we discuss much of it with an individual that was in the room as so many decisions were made on how to navigate the trying terrain.  When the Knott's Berry Farm marketing team reached out to ask us to help document this story, we were overjoyed.  From a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic to a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary, Eric Nix shares the story of how the park brought hope to its fans during even the darkest of times.  Listen in and enjoy!   ***Once again, huge thanks to Kristan Saldivar, and the entire Knott's Berry Farm marketing team, for choosing us to capture these stories.  Additionally, enormous thanks to Eric Nix for taking time out of his incredibly busy schedule to share these stories.  We appreciate it!***   Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 644 - Knott's Merry Farm 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 47:16

    This time, we return to the mega holiday event that is Knott's Merry Farm, at Knott's Berry Farm!  Listen in and enjoy!   Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,   https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 643 - Disneyland Resort Holidays 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 41:09

    This time, we return to the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.  After a 2020 that kept the parks dark, the season is back in, mostly, full force.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 642 - DesignerCon 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 58:15

    This time, we return to the Anaheim Convention Center for DesignerCon 2021.  After 719 days away, DCon comes roaring back and delivers a fantastic weekend of toy art; and we'll discuss our experiences.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 641 - The Halloween Wrap-Up Show 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 87:54

    This time, we return to the conversation of Halloween in SoCal.  For the 24th time this season, we talk about some of the beautiful work we saw this September, October, and November in the haunt world.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 640 - Previewing SDCC Special Edition, Spooky Art Walk, & Elf on the Shelf

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 59:45

    This time, we have three events to share.  First, we talk about the latest Spooky Art Walk, in Riverside.  Then, we preview all that we know about San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition.  Finally, we wrap up with a visit to Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 639 - Fillmore Graves, Circus of Nightmares, The Farm, Club Fear, & Much More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 75:42

    This time, it's our last big Haunt Hop episode of the 2021 season.  Van Nuys, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Anaheim, Riverside, and so much more!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 638 - Cemetery Lane, Wolf Creek Island, Anton Haunt, Curse of the Raven, Secret Cemetery, & More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 54:35

    This time, it's another episode packed with Halloween goodness!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 637 - Grimwood Hollow, Rotten Apple, Spooky Hollows, Reichland Asylum, & La Habra Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 49:21

    This time…again…we have another episode packed with Halloween goodness.  All home haunts this time!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 636 - Haydenville Haunt, Maze of Mayhem, Gothic Hills, Hocus Pocus Movie Night, & More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:16

    This time…well, you know…it's that time of year, so we have another episode packed with Halloween goodness!  From home haunts to professional, this is yet another big dose of spooky.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 635 - Samhain's Lot, Hollywood & Vamp, Pirates Cave, Corona Haunt, & More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 64:34

    This time, we have another episode packed with Halloween goodness.  From home haunts to professional, this is yet another big dose of spooky.  Big thanks to the special guest correspondent, Jackie Kreterfield, for joining us!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 634 - Haunt of Halloween, Holiday Fantasies Come to Life, Ghostwood Manor, Midwick Manor, & More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:44

    This time, we have another episode packed with Halloween goodness.  From home haunts to professional, this is yet another big dose of spooky.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 633 - Creep LA's I Know What You Did…, Spooky Expo, & Tons of Santa Clarita & Toluca Lake Home Haunts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:30

    This time, we have an episode packed with Halloween goodness!  From home haunts to an Amazon activation, this is a big dose of spooky.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 632 - Castle Dark, Cemetery on 9th, Jack's Place, & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 46:23

    This time, we discuss the return of Castle Dark and some great home haunt yard displays.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 631 - Fear in 3D, Into the Black, Hellsir's Bumpin' Pumpkin Patch, & More Haunt Hopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 41:44

    This time, we discuss our first large haunt hop of the year.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 630 - Behind the Scenes of Mesmer with Creator, Daniel Miller (Knott's Scary Farm)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 35:02

    This time, we have a surprise treat, as we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Knott's Scary Farm's newest maze, Mesmer.  Creator, Daniel Miller, shares all the details and we are super happy to share them.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 629 - Temecula Terror & LA Haunted Hayride 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 67:55

    This time, we have another Halloween double-decker.  First, we talk about the latest Haunt park to hit the scene, Temecula Terror.  Then, we head back to Midnight Falls to visit the denizens at the LA Haunted Hayride.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 628 - Riverside Spooky Art Walk & Knott's Spooky Farm 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 39:59

    This time, we have a Halloween double-decker.  First, we talk about the latest SpooksieBoo event, the Riverside Spooky Art Walk.  Then, we head back to the Farm, for the return of Knott's Spooky Farm.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 627 - Creep LA 2021 & Delusion: Reaper's Remorse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 59:08

    This time, we talk about some of our favorite immersive events.  First, we creep back into the world of Creep LA.  Next, we visit the latest collection of characters from the world of Delusion, at Reaper's Remorse.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 626 - Six Flags Fright Fest 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 32:30

    This time, we return to Six Flags Magic Mountain for the latest iteration of Fright Fest.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 625 - Howl-O-Scream San Diego

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 44:14

    This time, we journey to San Diego for the opening night of the new Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Diego.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 624 - The Fog Returns: Knott's Scary Farm 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 61:13

    This time, we get a taste of that sweet fog, as Knott's Scary Farm returns for its 48th season.  We even have some thoughts from the man that wrote the book on the event, Ted Dougherty.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 623 - Sesame Place Construction Tour, Creep It Real OC, PartyArt Signs, & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 52:26

    This time, we have a collection of topics, as we hop from one destination to the next.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 622 - Oogie Boogie Bash 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 48:45

    This time, the Disney villains return to Disney California Adventure to celebrate Halloween at Oogie Boogie's Bash.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 621 - Power-Con 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 58:29

    This time, we return to the heat of Eternia, at Power-Con 2021.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 620 - USH Halloween Horror Nights 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 67:06

    This time, we talk all about the return of Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 619 - Disneyland Resort's Halloween Time 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 46:58

    This time, we talk Disneyland Resort (DLR) Halloween.  After a year off from the spooky season, most things return to their 2019 version, as Grim Grinning Ghosts, come out to socialize.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 618 - FiGPiN Warehouse Awesome Party, Knott's Scary Farm Merchandise, & "Into the Fog" Art Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 32:23

    This time, we have a twofer.  First, Carmelle shared her experience at the FiGPiN Warehouse Awesome Party.  Next, we return to The Farm for the release of Scary Farm merchandise and a new collection of incredible artwork, at "Into the Fog."  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 617 - Horrorworld's TCM & Spooksieboo's Ghouls Night Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 41:24

    This time, we have a double dose of Halloween.  First, we make our way to Rancho Cucamonga for a preview of Horrorworld's latest, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tribute maze.  Next, we journey to Los Angeles for the latest event from Spooksieboo, Ghouls Night Out!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 616 - Midsummer Scream's "Awaken the Spirits!" 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 81:16

    This time, we are back for a big, old-fashioned con!  Awaken the Spirits! brought back big convention and Halloween vibes, and we discuss it all here.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 615 - FunKon, Spooky Art Walk, Prestige Film Festival, & Robo Toy Fest 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 49:53

    This time, we have four very unique stops on our world reopening tour!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 614 - Animanga & Summer Fair of LA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 48:04

    This time, we have two stops.  First, we return to a full convention center show, for the first time since the lockdown, as we hit Animanga.  Then, we make our way to Santa Anita for The Summer Fair of LA.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 613 - TorpedoCon, Comic-Con@Home Weekend, & Spooky Expo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 59:33

    This time, we have a triple header of con talk Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 612 - Looking Ahead to SDCC Special Edition & Conventions in the Rest of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 49:14

    This time, we look ahead at the potential 2021 SoCal convention calendar.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 611 - OC Fair, SD Comic Show, "Kobey's Cards, Comics & Toys," & "Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest" 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 54:14

    This time, we have four stops…it's almost like the good old days.  First, we venture to the Orange County Fairgrounds for the opening night of the OC Fair.  Then, we travel to San Diego in pursuit of a little comic con spirit, at the San Diego Comic Book Show and Kobey's Cards, Comics & Toys Swap Meet.  Finally, we journey to Simi Valley for the return of the Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 610 - Getting a San Diego Comic-Con Fix & Previewing Comic-Con@Home 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 42:14

    This time, we talk about ways to get your SDCC fix, this July, and preview Comic-Con@Home 2021.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 609 - Previewing "Delusion: Reaper's Remorse" with Creator, Jon Braver

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 32:29

    This time, we have a special look at the latest iteration of Delusion.  Creator, Jon Braver, joins us to discuss, amongst other things, merging with Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, Reaper's Remorse scare factor, and why we need immersive entertainment now more than ever.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 608 - Mad Monster Party 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 61:06

    This time, we return to a big two-day con, for the first time in 16 months, as we take on Mad Monster Party!  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

    Episode 607 - LA Comic Art Show & Knott's 100th Anniversary Time Capsule Event

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 27:47

    This time, we have two items to share.  First, we travel to Redondo Beach to experience a comic art show that has hall-of-fame original artwork, everywhere you look.  Then, we are back on the Farm for another 100th-anniversary event.  Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!  

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