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Disney Travel for All
Episode 083: Accessibility Tips for Disneyland

Disney Travel for All

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 72:51


Subscribe and listen to this episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, GooglePlay, or iHeartRadio! In this episode, Andrew Prince and Vanessa Prince return to share accessibility tips for Disneyland and to share what they most enjoyed about their time at Disneyland and at the D23 Expo.   Resources  Check out the Disneyland Park Guide for Guests with Disabilities. Check out the Disney California Adventure Guide for Guests with Disabilities. Vanessa and Andrew enjoyed their stay at the Hyatt House near the Anaheim Convention Center. Connect with Andrew and Vanessa Connect with Andrew Prince through his Linktree, and subscribe to Andrew's YouTube channel. Andrew is also an author of the Disney on Wheels series featured on the WDW Radio website. You can also email Andrew at arprince@bex.net.  Connect with Vanessa Prince at veprince@bex.net and on Instagram. Join Our Community Join the Me and the Magic Facebook community to share your love of solo travel, Disney travel, and more with new friends. Plus, share your thoughts and questions on this episode with the community! Connect with Me Is there a topic you'd like us to discuss? Email Amanda at amanda@meandthemagic.com.   Are you on Instagram? Follow Me and the Magic to see the latest posts, stories, and IGTV.  Podcast Subscribe to this podcast so you will be the first to hear new episodes!  If you are enjoying the podcast, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could rate and review it on Apple Podcasts. The reviews help other people find this podcast.  Online Shop Buy some fun travel and pop culture shirts and more, at our online shop! 

The Sports-Casters
24 Inch Podcast 28: vs. Cowboy Bob Orton, 1987

The Sports-Casters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 115:35


On the 28th episode of the 24 Inch Podcast, Steve Bennett and Dave Rowlands take a deep dive into the May 23, 1987 episode of Superstars of Wrestling. On this night, Hulk Hogan put his title on the line against, Cowboy Bob Orton. At the top, Steve and Paula kick off the show with some spooky banter and some emails from the brain of Paulamania. Back by popular demand, Paula does a cheer for the listeners. After the break, Steve and Dave return and the guys give the bio of Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. Also, Steve and Dave talk about the long history of the Anaheim Convention Center. Then, Dave tells us what the Hulkster was up to in May of 1987. Steve reads the news from May of 1987 while Dave cracks wise and adds his thoughts on a month filled with hockey playoffs, comedy awards, and the Pope. Steve and Dave break down the entire card from Superstars including a few squash matches featuring Macho Man, One Man Gang, and a weird tag team. The guys also talk about Bobby Heenan's new tag team and the Heenan Family's appearance on the Snake Pit. Finally, Steve and Dave break down the huge main event of Hulk Hogan vs Bob Orton for the WWF Title. Also on this episode, Steve and Dave read listener emails and comments from our facebook page and announce the topic for the next few episodes. Intro w/Paula: 00:02:19 History of: 00:12:59 The News/Matches: 00:39:46 Plugs/Emails: 01:27:45 For more information follow us on twitter @24InchPodcast Email us: 24InchPodcast@gmail.com Instagram: 24_inch_podcast

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast
She-Hulk S1E7 "The Retreat" Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS445

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 68:14


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Agent Chris, Special Counsel Anthony and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the 2022 Marvel Studios Disney+ She-Hulk Series seventh episode “The Retreat.” The Team debriefs you with a Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. exclusive episode synopsis, a look at the episode's creative team, the plot issues with the episode, Blonky's Superpowered Team, the blood misdirection, dumb dating rules, 4 stages of LA dating, the Previously On 4th Wall Break, medical benefits and care for superpowered individuals, the CGI revisited, the missed Dan Slott cameo opportunity, and was this episode even necessary to begin with? The Team also discusses the top Marvel Studios news stories over the past three weeks including all that D23 Marvel Studio film and streaming news, Blade's Director loss, and that surprise joint Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds Deadpool 3 announcement. Stay tuned after the credits for a few bonus audio scenes.   THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:   She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Disney+ Episode 7 “The Retreat” Weekly Marvel Studio News D23 News Wrap Up Marvel's ‘Blade' Loses Its Director Deadpool 3 Plans to Bring Back a Fan Favorite   SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW “THE RETREAT” S1E7 [3:24]   She-Hulk: Attorney At Law episode 7 Premiered on Disney+ - Thursday September 29th, 2022   S1E7 “The Retreat”   Directed By: Anu Valia https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3060183/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1  25 Directing Credits starting in 2011 3x Above Average Presents 2x Mix-ish 2x Robbie 1x Love, Victor 3x Never Have I Ever 2x And Just Like That 3x She-Hulk   Episode Writer: Zeb Wells https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2745845/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1     15 writing credits starting in 2008 4x Titan Maximum 65x Robot Chicken 5x SuperMansion 1x She-Hulk Written comics: Spider-Man, New Mutants, New Warriors, Carnage   Jessica Gao is the She-Hulk Showrunner https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2005299/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1#producer 7 Production Credits Starting In 2017 8 x Take My Wife 10 x Corporate Easter Sunday 9 x She Hulk: Attorney At Law   She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Main Cast Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk - Lauren Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Smart Hulk Chris Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos Jameela Jamil as Titania - Anthony Josh Segarra as Augustus "Pug" Pugliese Jon Bass as Todd Renée Elise Goldsberry as Mallory Book: - Lauren Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / Abomination Benedict Wong as Wong Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10857160/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm   How Do Hybrid Electric Cars Work? https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/how-do-hybrid-electric-cars-work   MARVEL STUDIOS WEEKLY NEWS [37:35]   TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK   D23 Expo 2022: All The Movie & TV News We Learned From Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Disney+ And More https://deadline.com/2022/09/d23-expo-2022-recap-what-we-learned-1235114097/   Disney's movie and television studios revealed plenty of news at the D23 Expo, which ran September 9-11 at the Disneyland-adjacent Anaheim Convention Center. Highlights included panels loaded with cast and creatives behind almost every big Disney property.   LIVE-ACTION FILM   Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: The crowd saw new footage from the threequel starring Paul Rudd, Kathryn Newton, Evangeline Lilly and Jonathan Majors. It opens February 17 in theaters.   Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The crowd thrilled to footage from the MCU sequel starring Angela Bassett as Ramonda. It opens November 11 in theaters.   Captain America: New World Order: Shira Haas and Tim Blake Nelson have joined the cast of the sequel starring Anthony Mackie. It arrives in theaters on May 3, 2024.   Fantastic Four: Kevin Feige confirmed that Matt Shakman will be directing the reboot pic that hits theaters November 8, 2024.   Thunderbolts: Several castings were announced for the Jake Schreier-directed film will close out Phase 5 of the MCU on July 26, 2024. They include David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wyatt Russell, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Hannah John-Kamen and Olga Kurylenko.   9/29 Update: Marvel Shakes Up ‘Armor Wars': Don Cheadle Series Now Being Developed As a Movie (Exclusive) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/marvels-iron-wars-to-be-movie-don-cheadle-1235230012/  Marvel Studios has shaken up its Armor Wars project, and now what was to have been a series for Disney+ will be redeveloped as a feature film. Sources say the studio was committed in getting the story told the right way and in that process realized that a feature was better suited for the project. Like all Marvel movies, it is intended for a theatrical release.   MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS   Marvel's ‘Blade' Loses Director Bassam Tariq Two Months Ahead of Production https://variety.com/2022/film/news/marvel-blade-director-exits-bassam-tariq-1235386317/    Bassam Tariq has exited his role as director of Marvel Studios' “Blade,” Variety has confirmed.   Tariq's departure comes as a shock, as production was set to begin in November on Marvel's upcoming feature about the iconic comic book vampire slayer. The film is set to star Mahershala Ali in the title role, alongside a cast that includes Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre.   Although he will no longer be helming “Blade,” sources close to the situation state that Tariq will remain attached to the project as an executive producer. It remains unclear how Tariq's departure could impact the production timeline for “Blade,” which is set for release on Nov. 3, 2023.   Hugh Jackman Is Back as Wolverine in ‘Deadpool 3' With Ryan Reynolds, Coming in 2024 https://variety.com/2022/film/news/deadpool-3-hugh-jackman-wolverine-1235385694/   Hugh Jackman will be back as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3,” Ryan Reynolds announced on his social media Tuesday afternoon. “Deadpool 3” also has an official release date: Sept. 6, 2024.   “Hey everyone, we're extremely sad to have missed D23, but we've been working very hard on the next ‘Deadpool' film for a good long while now,” Reynolds says in the video, referencing the D23 Expo in early September. “I've had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every ‘Deadpool' needs to stand out and stand apart. It's been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside. And I…I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea.”   “Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks as Jackman walks by in the background.   “Yeah, sure, Ryan,” Jackman replies. The video ends with Whitney Houston's “I Will Always Love You” — subtitled as “I will always love Hugh” — and a “Coming Hughn” teaser. The Deadpool logo appears, then is quickly sliced up by Wolverine's adamantium claws.             OUTRO AND BONUS AUDIO [56:50]   We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.                    Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the Agents discuss the Disney+ Marvel Studios series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law penultimate episode 8. You can usually listen in live when we record Saturday Mornings at 10:00 AM Eastern Time at on YouTube or Twitch. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871   Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).   This podcast was recorded on Saturday September 29th, 2022.   Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing ---   Audio and Video Production by SP Rupert of GonnaGeek.com.   YouTube Video Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p1yOL5wDXE

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast
Ep. 694 - D23 Expo 2022 report

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 81:26 Very Popular


Welcome to a brand-new episode of Mousetalgia! Team Mousetalgia has reassembled in the midst of our "Best Ear Ever" series of episodes to bring you our report on the D23 Expo, which was held recently at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dave talks panels, Jeff talks Lorecana, Kristen talks about selling her tickets and staying home, and we all bask in the glory of another successful Expo adventure. Keep in touch: comments@mousetalgia.com

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast Podcast
Theme Park & Attraction Announcements From The D23 Expo

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 29:55


This week we review the theme park & attraction announcements from the D23 Expo. Micaela was in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center during the Parks Panel and she brought back lots of notes that we discuss in this week's episode. We also hear about the displays Micaela saw on the Show Floor. She was also able to squeeze out a bit of Disney MagicBand+ info from one of the Imagineers on the Show Floor, too!  *New episodes of the Theme Parks and Rec Podcast are available every Thursday! Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! We would also love to know what you think of the show. Please leave us a 5-star rating and a review!  Find more great podcasts at bPodStudios…The Place To Be For Podcast Discovery.

Podcasts – Parks and Cons
Episode 718 - D23 Expo, 2022

Podcasts – Parks and Cons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 49:18


This time, we are back at the Anaheim Convention Center for another D23 Expo! Listen in and enjoy! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew,  https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

DIZNEY COAST TO COAST - The Ultimate Unofficial Disney Fan Podcast
D23 EXPO 2022 RECAP - Disney Podcast Episode 932

DIZNEY COAST TO COAST - The Ultimate Unofficial Disney Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 82:38


Disney fans rejoice! This past weekend Disney fans met up at the Anaheim Convention Center in California at the 2022 D23 Expo. Listen as we discuss our experience at D23 Expo, our thoughts on some announcements, and so much more. Find links and info related to this episode in the show notes. ------ GIVEAWAYS, BONUSES, SUPPORT, AND SAVE: Gain early access to episodes, take part in live stream Q&As, and gain more bonuses by joining on Patreon. Support the show at no additional cost to you. Get yourself a FREE audiobook on Audible, and do your regular shopping on Amazon and shopDisney using my special links. Save money on Whosits & Whatsits as well as Souvenir Scents using discount code "DCTC." Get FREE DISNEY GIFTS from DCTC. ------ BE SOCIAL: Follow @DizneyCTC on Instagram. Follow host @JeffDePaoli on Twitter and TikTok. ------ CONNECT: Write me at Contact@DePodcastNetwork.com Leave a voicemail at 818-860-2569 Visit the show at DizneyCoastToCoast.com Sign up for the DCTC Newsletter ------ "Dizney Coast to Coast" is part of the DePodcast Network. Love the show? Leave a tip.

Celeste's Interest$
Finding the "why" at D23 Expo 2022

Celeste's Interest$

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 2:46


Celeste takes a stroll at the 2022 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center and discovers the "why" behind the magic.

D-Tales
296: De hoogte- en dieptepunten van D23

D-Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 65:24


Afgelopen weekend vond de D23 Expo plaats in het Anaheim Convention Center. In D-Tales 296 gaan Michiel en Ralf in vogelvlucht door alle aankondigingen voor de Disney Cruiseline, de films en series en uiteraard de Parken. We staan wat langer stil bij hetgeen (niet) voor WDW en Parijs is aangekondigd en verheugen en verbazen ons over de keuzes die met name Walt Disnney Imagineering heeft gemaakt. Veel plezier met aflevering 296!Steun ons en word Donalteur!: https://www.d-log.nl/steun-ons/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Disney at Work Podcast
On the Floor at the 2022 D23 Expo

Disney at Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 37:25


Disney's official fan convention, D23 Expo, just concluded at the Anaheim Convention Center. It's where thousands and thousands of fans gather, and we are bringing you down through the expo floor to see it all. In this vlogcast, we'll showcase exhibits Disney has put together from the Disney Archives 100th anniversary to the Mickey One, Walt Disney's own personal plane. We'll look at the vendors and showcases put together from Disney, Pixar, LucasFilm, Avengers and more. If you have always wondered what this experience is like, whether you would want to attend with thousands of others, many in the most amazing cosplay, or if you are just wanting to look back on all the fun you had at this event, then this vlogcast is for you. Join us on the floor at the 2022 D23 Expo. If you want to see the video of this, definitely visit DisneyatPlay.com And to let you know, in a few days we will have a detailed insight and analysis of all of the Disney park announcements made as well as the showcase done by Imagineering. A lot of things were shared, but what will actually happen? Join us at the end of this week because we will have a major cross examination of all those announcements.

Mouse House Weekly
D23 2022 Predictions

Mouse House Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 54:08


David gives us some great new offerings at Disney World and Disneyland while adding some tips and tricks along the way. The every other year D23 convention draws thousands of attendees to the Anaheim Convention Center. Each convention holds many new announcements for parks, TV, and film from the Walt Disney Company. Bryce and David give their top three predictions about what announcements will be released at D23. You can watch live panels at D23 at this link: https://d23expo.com/Live Connect with Mouse House Weekly: Facebook community Twitter Instagram Contribute Listener Feedback

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David gives us some great new offerings at Disney World and Disneyland while adding some tips and tricks along the way. The every other year D23 convention draws thousands of attendees to the Anaheim Convention Center. Each convention holds many new announcements for parks, TV, and film from the Walt Disney Company. Bryce and David give their top three predictions about what announcements will be released at D23. The post D23 2022 Predictions appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast
No. 31: The 2015 D23 Expo - a look back

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 96:54 Very Popular


No. 31: The 2015 D23 Expo - a look back from August 30, 2015 Get in touch with us at comments@mousetalgia.com Note: See Jeff, Dave and Becky live at the D23 Expo this week on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Come say hi and take home a classy plastic Mousetalgia pen! We'll be by the giant "A" on Katella, in front of the Anaheim Convention Center. Join Team Moustalgia on another in-depth look at the 2015 D23 Expo, including a closer look at the Walt Disney Archives exhibition and a few of the panels and presentations. First, we talk about "Disneyland: The Exhibit," an extensive display of memorabilia, props and ephermera from Disneyland's 60 year history. We also have exclusive commentary on the exhibit from Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline. Next, Dave and Kristen talk us through the "Magic Behind the Muppets" panel and the "Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios" presentation, featuring the upcoming slate of features including Gigantic, Moana, The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story 4 - and more. We also briefly discuss the "Walt Disney Parks and Resorts" presentation, and also visit "Safari So Go - 60 Years of the World Famous Jungle Cruise," "Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration," and "It's Game Time: Disney Interactive Takes the Stage." 

Over Coffee® | Stories and Resources from the Intersection of Art and Science | Exploring How to Make STEAM Work For You

California STEAM Symposium is celebrating a landmark anniversary! And if you're in the Anaheim area, October 1-2, you're cordially invited to come celebrate--and learn-- with them. That's the weekend that the annual California STEAM Symposium will once again be an in-person event. If past experience is any indication, this is going to be, once again, "epic". Components of empowerment (California STEAM Symposium maker space, Anaheim, 2019.) Co-hosted by nonprofit Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the California Department of Education, the California STEAM Symposium explores exciting and creative ways of empowering students through science, technology, engineering, art and math. Interactivity is the keyword, as educators conduct sessions on maker skills, robotics, immersive technology and numerous other innovative approaches that will get students learning, hands-on, in ways they'll remember--and apply to real life. But the educators aren't the only presenters. (Rialto High School students' Rube Goldberg machine, California STEAM Symposium, 2019.) Students also offer sessions and present their work! A+ for virtual programming (California STEAM Symposium, 2021.) For the past two years, the California STEAM Symposium has been all-virtual. Even with the limitations of remote presentations, the 2020 and 2021 events were highly creative and a lot of fun. (California STEAM Symposium, 2020.) Both symposia generated dozens of new ideas, even as participants attended from home. But as Karyn says, there's really nothing quite like the in-person experience. (California STEAM Symposium, Anaheim, 2019.) This year's California STEAM Symposium, at Anaheim Convention Center, will feature more than 150 sessions, keynote speakers, maker activities and some surprise special features. Karyn and Glennon talked about their experiences preparing for this landmark event, offered a preview of this year's schedule and shared ways attendees can get the most out of their STEAM experience. On this edition of Over Coffee® we cover: How Glennon and Karyn's experience with the "curve ball" of the pandemic helped them to prepare to return to in-person events; The "surprise" involved in going virtual and how Karyn and Glennon found the element of joy amid the pandemic's planning limitations; A new feature, this year, for California S.T.E.A.M. Symposium's 5,000-square-foot maker space; Some "don't-miss" activities and advice on time managements for educators; An imaginary "tour" of what's going to be happening on October 1, including the expo hall floor and maker space; A preview of the keynote speakers (and a hint at some "surprise" elements); Some of the highlights of the sessions that are going to be happening; How educators who consider themselves "less than technical" can learn alongside their students; Several areas in which students will be presenting; The CDE Foundation's mission statement, and how the California STEAM Symposium will operate on this core purpose; A special celebration for which you're invited to stay, on Saturday!; Guidance for first-time attendees; Karyn and Glennon's favorite stories about their experiences with California STEAM Symposium! The tenth annual California STEAM Symposium happens Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, in Anaheim. Here's the link for more information.

Planet Upload
A Business Insider Feature, Vidcon 2022, Youtube Shorts are Super-Hot, Facebook Leaks and FTC Crypto Scams

Planet Upload

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 32:20


In this week's episode:  Vidcon 2022 is next week and we'll be there emceeing the Industry Track Stage.Business Insider features Creator Upload in one of its articles.Youtube Shorts making huge strides against TikTok and promotes the “multi-format creator” as a way of invigorating a new content strategy.Alex Heath's article in The Verge gets single-out in a rare moment for our podcast, find out why Lauren and Josh had to point it out (involves Facebook and a leak). An Upload involving a case study by Facebook, but still featured in the “No Duh Magazine.” Serious Download discussion about the FTC Report on Crypto-scamming. Vidcon Jellysmack site link:https://blog.jellysmack.com/Catch a new episode every Friday on your favorite podcasting site. Please leave a comment and visit our website www.creatorupload.com – subscribe and send us a message. We love to hear from you!  Visit Spri.ng's Mint-On-Demand yes, one of our AWESOME sponsors! Jellysmack is promoting its amazing Creator Program so please be sure to check it out. 

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow
DITF: Batuu on Disney+, Moses Ingram & D23

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 4:59


D23 promises a look at LucasfilmGalaxy's Edge may be coming to life on Disney PlusAnd Joby Harold talks about Moses Ingram Give us 5 minutes and we'll give you the galaxy. Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Pete Fletzer and welcome to Disturbances in the Force. www.ATGcast.comPatreon.com/ATGcast@ATGcastYouTube.com/ATGcast(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat StudionsSo Let's get to it.

1. D23, the annual Disney Fan Expo, will take place later this year at the Anaheim Convention Center – the same location as Star Wars Celebration a few weeks ago. The event features experiences, exclusive merch and inside looks at all things Disney – which of course includes the Star Wars franchise. On Saturday September 10th, D23 will feature a panel that includes both Marvel and Lucasfilm. The official announcement states QUOTE “Filmmakers, celebrity talent, and surprise guests will join representatives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, among others, onstage to showcase theatrical and Disney+ titles. Going behind the scenes of these studios' highly anticipated films, specials, and series, attendees will see exclusive footage and be among the first to learn what else is in the works.” While there is no specific mention of what will be shown, D23 has, in the past, been the place where projects such as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series have been announced. D23 takes place September 9th through the 11th2. YouTube channel DisInsider dropped some rumored news this week regarding the upcoming Disney plus Star Wars series Acolyte. Derek Cornell of the site claims that some Star Wars Legends characters could be introduced into live action on the Leslye Hedland helmed show. He claims that Darth Bane, Malak, Revan and Nihilus could make an appearance in the yet to shot series. He also claimed that the DisneyLand and DisneyWorld Galaxy's Edge Location – the Planet Batuu – could be making an appearance in an upcoming show as well. He speculated it could be the newly announced Skeleton Crew or the Ahsoka series. There are no official Lucasfilm statements on any of these rumors at this time.3. The cast of the Mandalorian spoke to Entertainment Tonight this week and they gave some indication that the third season of the show will be expanding the universe as well as taking on a more dramatic tone. Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Karga and is also directing an episode in season 3, said “it has a lot more heft, it's so dense but full of character. [The new episodes] had a lot more opportunity for depth. Each of these characters has so much story within their own personal story. As an audience, you get to see just little glimmers of things that we didn't realize about them.” Katee Sackoff, aka Bo Katan said, ““She's not done. [Bo-Katan refusing the darksaber] makes us question, it makes her question, ‘What's different? Why not now?' And that's important. She's still on that journey, you know, from the first time that we met her when she was very young and impressionable. And she's been continuing to evolve and grow and figure out who she is.” You can find the full article on ET.com. The Mandalorian Season 3 drops in February 2023.4. The marketing campaign for the Obi-Wan Kenobi show continued this week with another edition of Obi-Wan Wednesdays. Each week from now through June 29, Star Wars dot com will feature new products inspired by the DisneyPlus series. This week, they unveiled a funko pop of Tala Durith, the Imperial officer turned Jedi trafficker. Hasbro dropped 5 new Retro series 3 point 7 5 inch action figures designed to capture the style of the original 70s and 80s toys. They include Obi-Wan, the droid Ned B, the Grand Inquisitor, Darth Vader and the Fifth  brother. Lego ALSO unveiled a new playset that recreates the duel between Vader and Obi-Wan on Mapuzo from Part 3 of the series. It includes minifigs of Kenobi, Vader, Ned B and Tala. Finally, a plush version of Leia's droid companion, LO-LA is available for pre-order by Mattel. Visit ObiWanWednesdays.com for these items and previous merchandise that is now available.5. Obi-Wan Kenobi series writer Joby Harold spoke to the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week and he shared some insight to Moses Ingram's character, the third sister, aka Reva. He told THR QUOTE: “I love that Reva is this mystery box, so I try to speak to her as little as possible, and I'm going to keep it that way. But the notion of having a character that we don't know on a legacy show where we do know everything and everybody is part of the fun of the show. So the less said about her, the better, considering there are very few people and places where you don't know what's happening.” Part 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi drops Wednesday, June 15 on Disney plus Thanks for listening and may the force be with you! https://www.etonline.com/the-mandalorian-cast-teases-dark-and-even-better-season-3-coming-in-2023-exclusive-185232

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information
DLW 237: DLWeekly Vault: Former Genie Dylan

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 99:38 Very Popular


This week, Magic Keys are all sold out for now, but there is a nice ticket deal for California residents, lots of Star Wars news, Fantasmic! returned, where to best see it, a popular attraction is down for now, and some affordable food options in Downtown Disney, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! DISCOUNTS! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! We have partnered with the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground to get great deals for our listeners! Book your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim and get 15% off your stay (code 1000022077)! Magic Key Holders get 20% off their stay (code 1000025935) as well! Book now! Need the perfect bag for your days in the parks? Look no further than Designer Park Co.! Purchase the Rope Drop Bag as featured on Episode 222 and get 10% off your purchase! Use coupon code DLWEEKLY to get the discount. News: A few months ago, the top two Magic Key levels were listed as sold out. This week, the bottom two Magic Keys have also sold out. There is no word on when or if they will go back on sale. Speculation online thinks that this is because of the impending lawsuit around reservations and access tied to the Magic Key program. Even more speculation online thinks that the program may get reworked again before going back on sale. Only time will tell. – https://www.micechat.com/323209-disneyland-news-magic-key-locked-new-ca-resident-ticket-offer/ For Weeklyteers who are going to the park and who aren't Magic Keyholders, there is a great ticket deal available! California residents can purchase summer tickets to Disneyland starting as low as $83 per day. The ticket is a 3-day, one park per day ticket for $249 for Monday through Thursday admission, with weekend tickets starting at $299. For $60 more per ticket, park hopping can be added. Tickets are valid for trips from June 3th and September 15th, 2022. Not a bad value to get to see all the nighttime entertainment that has returned. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/05/31/new-ticket-deal-announced-for-select-disneyland-guests/ Star Wars Celebration was this past weekend across the street from the Disneyland Resort at the Anaheim Convention Center. A lot of Star Wars news was announced, even some parks news! Boba Fett and Fennec Shand were announced to be coming to Star Wars: Galaxys Edge, and then they were there over the weekend. Din Djarin, better known as The Mandalorian, and Grogu, better known as the Child were also announced to be showing up in the area soon. This is a break from the strict timeline that Imagineering has placed on the area, but promise that the characters from the different eras will not interact or be in the same area at the same time. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/13175/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_May_31__June_5_2022#news3 Anyone who has been to Oga's Cantina in Star Wars Galaxys Edge will know DJ Rex spinning tunes for the patrons of the establishment. Soon, guests can listen to some of his tracks on a new album that will be released. No firm date at the moment, but we will keep you updated once we see it online. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/05/27/videos-dj-r3x-from-disneys-ogas-cantina-is-releasing-an-album/ Signs outside of the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland tease the return of the combined museum/store/photo op. No word yet on when this will reopen, but Cast Members are stationed outside of the location telling guests it should be returning soon. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ This past weekend, Fantasmic! returned to the Rivers of America to delight guests once again. The projections look clear and bright, the show scenes look fresh, and the show was amazing as always. The best way to get a great seat for the show is to book the River Belle Terrace dining package for $50 per guest, since they are using the same reserved seating area that the Blue Bayou usually uses. Once the Blue Bayou reopens, this area is expected to be shifted to the side more to accommodate the Blue Bayou guests. The Hungry Bear location is across from the Haunted Mansion and offers a side viewing angle for the show. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ June is here, which means that the busy summer season has started at Disneyland. The Disneyland Forever fireworks show will now play nightly with fireworks 7 days a week. During the non-summer and holiday season, Mickey's Mix Magic was played with projections only during the week, with fireworks on the weekends only. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ Last week, the most popular attraction in Disney California Adventure had an incident that has caused it to be closed ever since. Video online showed one of the cars on the outside racetrack portion of the attraction stopped and smoking. Though the vehicle never caught fire, the guests in the vehicle were buckled in with smoke coming from the rear. Cast Members did get out to the guests and exit them from the vehicle with no injuries. Disney has closed the attraction to investigate the incident to ensure it won't happen again. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ In Downtown Disney, food trucks have taken up residence by the old ESPN building to help feed hungry guests. These food trucks are expected to be there until at least July 4th. This is a great idea since the Earl of Sandwich is gone and there is a lack of affordable dining options, especially for larger families. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ Guests staying at the Paradise Pier Hotel can enjoy one of the hotel amenities again. The pool has finally reopened after a lengthy refurbishment. None of the stores or restaurants are open yet at the location, but it is great to have the pool open so guests don't have to walk over to the Disneyland Hotel to use their pool. – https://www.micechat.com/322984-disneyland-news-racers-fantasmic-star-wars/ Discussion Topic: DLWeekyl Vault: Former Aladdin a Musical Spectacular Genie Dylan Website – http://www.dylanwhite.com/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/itsdylanwhite/ Aladdin a Musical Spectacular Final Performance – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enW48NlXRj4

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network
Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 61: How many new “Star Wars” limited series will we see in 2023?

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 78:13


Brian Gaughn looks back at the four days he just spent at the Anaheim Convention Center covering this year's Star Wars Celebration. He and Jim Hill then discuss the first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Lucasfilm's latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Looking at Lucasfilm
Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 61: How many new “Star Wars” limited series will we see in 2023?

Looking at Lucasfilm

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 78:13


Brian Gaughn looks back at the four days he just spent at the Anaheim Convention Center covering this year's Star Wars Celebration. He and Jim Hill then discuss the first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Lucasfilm's latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
WDW Radio # 680 - Living Your Star Wars Story in the Disney Parks - Recorded LIVE at Star Wars Celebration

The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 80:32 Very Popular


WDW Radio # 680 - Living Your Star Wars Story in the Disney Parks - Recorded LIVE at Star Wars Celebration I was honored and excited to have been invited to record an episode of the show LIVE on the Podcast Stage at Star Wars Celebration 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. And this week I'll share that recording, we'l look at Living Your Star Wars Story in the Disney Parks... and beyond. We'll look at the history of Star Wars in the parks, current opportunities, and how they may evolve into even more interactive, immersive, and personal experiences. ---------------------------------- WDWRadio.com - Visit the site and blog WDWRadio.com/Clubhouse - Join the community and conversation on Facebook WDWRadioNATION - Get monthly rewards, and help support the show WDWRadioLIVE.com - Watch and chat LIVE Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET WDWRadio.com/Podcasts - Show notes, past episodes, links, and photos WDWRadio.com/Events - WDW Radio Disney meets, events, cruises, and more! WDWRadio.com/Shirts - Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, logo gear and more! 407-900-9391 - Call the voicemail with a question, comment or "Hello!" from the parks THANK YOU for your support by voting WDW Radio Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio show. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week! ---------------------------------- LouMongello.com- Let me help you turn what you love into what you do with one-on-one mentoring, mastermind groups, and my Momentum Workshop in Walt Disney World. I can also speak at your event, conference, business, or school. ---------------------------------- LET'S CONNECT! WDWRadio.com/Community Facebook.com/WDWRadio Instagram.com/LouMongello Twitter.com/LouMongello YouTube.com/WDWRadio Pinterest.com/LouMongello LinkedIn.com/in/LouMongello

Who's the Bossk?
Who’s the Bossk? – Episode 103: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022

Who's the Bossk?

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 80:27


Who's the Bossk? – A Star Wars Podcast from Laughing Place #103: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Date: May 30th, 2022 (recorded May 24th-29th) Listen Topics “Who's the Bossk?” host Mike Celestino takes a different approach to the podcast in covering Star Wars Celebration 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center, interviewing fellow attendees, guests, and […] The post Who's the Bossk? – Episode 103: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 appeared first on LaughingPlace.com.

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast
No. 17: A look back at Star Wars Celebration 2015

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 96:45 Very Popular


A look back at Star Wars Celebration 2015 from May 3, 2015 Contact us at comments@mousetalgia.com. Team Mousetalgia talks Star Wars on this special stellar-sized May 4th 2015 episode as we recount the highlights of a weekend of galactic adventure at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention held April 16-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center. From JJ Abrams and his stunning new teaser trailer to Princess Leia making out with a fan onstage in the Celebration Arena, we cover the moments and events from the weekend that we found to be most profound, striking, or strange. Cosplay, photo-ops, autographs, and panels - we cover it all, and try to describe the event for Star Wars fans that may not have made it out to Anaheim in person. Grab a glass of blue milk, get comfy in your Tauntaun-skin snuggie, and celebrate everything Star Wars with us!

The Rebel Base Card Podcast
Wristbands for Breakfast:Day 2 recap

The Rebel Base Card Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 17:12


Greg from @eyeoncanon joins me again outside the Anaheim Convention Center to talk about their highlights of Celebration 2022, Day 2 and a look into what's on tap for them today.

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour
Ep 78: Tatooine Casual

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 64:14


We're so, so close to celebrating all things Star Wars in Anaheim! The sun is shining, the panel schedule is out, the lotteries are open - so let's talk about the standard diet for camels.In Episode 78, hosts Alyce and Laura squeeze* in one last episode before Star Wars fans converge on the Anaheim Convention Center next week. Alyce has a cold, Laura has a panel at SWCA and Ewan McGregor almost got a camel! All the ways we didn't celebrate May the Fourth and instead celebrated May the FourteenthLaura's going to be on a panel about Rey on the Fan Stage at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Come say hi on Friday, May 27th at 1:30pm local timeOne last KENOBI WATCH before we WATCH KENOBI next week. Alyce shares some thoughts on Trailer 2 and we gotta spend some time gushing over all these hot Kenobi Press Tour photos YES BAEThe script for the Kevin Fiege-produced Star Wars film is coming along (via Den of Geek)Some highlights from the Disney Gallery episode of The Book of Boba Fett that you should watch because it was very cuteThe Jedi: Fallen Order sequel has a title, maybe? (via VentureBeat)Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen came out on May 10 and Laura's got a MOSTLY spoiler-free review for your listening pleasure [skip 35:00-47:10 if you want to avoid all Brotherhood talk]. Plus, some highlights from the Books Inc. launch event with Mike Chen and Delilah Dawson for BrotherhoodSexy trivia is back and sexier than ever!Housekeeping links for this episode:ICYMI Laura joined Radio Rebellion for a panel on The High Republic Phase 1 on April 23 on YouTubeLaura did a guest spot on Star Wars Spelt Out with Josh Chapman on May 1May the Fourth was the Sith List's 300th episode! Laura showed up a little buzzed to the celebration. In the May 8 episode of The Jedi Way, John Rocha and Laura discuss the Kenobi trailer and which Star Wars Celebration panels we're most looking forward to.Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!

Tsunami Healing
EP238 Wondercon 2022 Review

Tsunami Healing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 25:00


After almost 3 years we are back in person at the Anaheim Convention Center for Wondercon 2022!! I am so grateful to be a part of all of the magic and bring it to you in a different way through YouTube this year. Be sure to check out the Tsunami Healing YouTube channel for all … Continue reading EP238 Wondercon 2022 Review →

Comadres y Comics Podcast
Episode 147: WonderCon 2022

Comadres y Comics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 30:40


Please remember to rate and review our podcast on Itunes, CastBox or on our website! Please check out our Patreon and Youtube as well. After attending all 3 days of WonderCon 2022 we sit down with a couple of beers and chat about all things WonderCon 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Comic-Con took over the show in 2002 and moved it from Oakland to downtown San Francisco in 2003. After 15 years as a Bay Area event, WonderCon was forced to move to Anaheim in 2012, due to construction at its San Francisco home, the Moscone Center. Since 2012, the event—now called Comic-Con International Presents WonderCon Anaheim—has been held in southern California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. While it is still the hope to one day return the show to its San Francisco and Bay Area roots, WonderCon Anaheim has continued to grow in its southern California home. This year we were invited as "PRESS" and we had such an amazing time!

Podcasts – Parks and Cons
Episode 673 - WonderCon 2022 Schedule Talk

Podcasts – Parks and Cons

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 53:11


This time, we make the trip to the Anaheim Convention Center to discuss the release of the 2022 WonderCon schedule. Listen in and enjoy, or if you'd prefer to watch, visit our YouTube Channel, https://youtu.be/K6YaIsgLWpI! Please, consider joining The Parks and Cons Crew, https://www.patreon.com/ParksAndCons!

The Appropriate Omnivore with Aaron Zober
Episode 122: Five Takeaways from the 2022 Natural Products Expo West

The Appropriate Omnivore with Aaron Zober

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 26:47


For the latest episode of The Appropriate Omnivore podcast, Aaron Zober does something a little bit different. As Aaron attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim last week, he recaps the highlights. No guests. Just Aaron talking about the takeaways he discovered in terms of natural food trends and new products. What's in and out in the sustainable food world? How does the show rank in terms of meat products vs. plant products? And how does Aaron feel about all of this? Plus while no main interview, Aaron does play sound bites taken on the floor of Expo West with his favorite exhibitors saying what they thought of the show.

TLC Todd-versations
TLC Todd-versations Presents Todd-Bits FPFC with Raley's Michael Schutt and Albertson's Brian Presley

TLC Todd-versations

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 33:22


"I don't look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community." Paul Newman This quote is an apt description of the heart of Fresh Produce and Floral Council. Leaning into their mission of connecting members to information, education, and professional networking, they are determined to help their collective membership as well as the industry we love. FPFC is a purpose-driven organization that believes in social responsibility, volunteerism, and giving a hand up. Under different circumstances, many of the attendees are competitors. But at the FPFC Expo, "Salute To Fresh", on April 6, at the Anaheim Convention Center, shared circumstances transcend the competitive nature, and relationships thrive.

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast
January 20th, 2022 Weekly Marvel Studio News Roundup (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS409

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 68:34


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Agent Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Marvel Studios news of the week. The Team debriefs you on the filming status of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 and the Holiday Special, indications that an Eternal will return, the status of Black Panther 2 filming, expectations for D23 in 2022, the first Moon Knight trailer and premiere date, streaming premiere numbers for Marvel's Eternals, and why Marvel Studios is cooking Jambalaya. The team also pontificates on what Superhero Awards would look like and run down some of the audience feedback for the week.  Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.   THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:   Weekly Marvel Studio News Disney unveiled the first Moon Knight trailer The status of Black Panther 2 filming And what does Marvel's Jambalaya mean to Halifax Audience Feedback Audience Feedback Your favorite Eternals Does Disney+ have better Star Wars or Marvel series?   WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [1:58]   UPCOMING MARVEL STUDIOS SLATE OF PROJECTS   Spider-Man: No Way Home premiered on December 17th, 2021. Will premiere streaming on Starz https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/watch-spider-man-no-way-home-online-free-1273518/   Knight will premiere March 30th, 2022 on Disney+ 2022 Confirmed During Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 Series Synopsis Released: https://www.cbr.com/moon-knight-marvel-synopsis-multiple-personalities/  First Trailer Released: https://www.superherohype.com/tv/510119-marvel-studios-debuts-the-first-trailer-for-moon-knight   Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)   Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022) Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/ Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan--a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she's always looked up to   Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)   Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Part One (Oct 7, 2022)   Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Nov. 11, 2022) https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/black-panther-riri-williams-ironheart-mcu-debut-dominique-thorne/   She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021.    Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21    Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21   Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Echo is in development for release on Disney+ Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given    Agatha: House of Harkness Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021   An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    X-Men ‘97 (2023) Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo. Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021)   The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023)   Marvel Zombies Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 No date given   Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.   What If…? Season 2 Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 No premiere date indicated   Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023)   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023) Fantastic Four  (???)   I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ No date has been announced. Previous mentioned as a holiday special Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up   Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 Different from I Am Groot   Spider-Man: Freshman Year Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 No premiere date given   Untitled (February 16th, 2024)   Untitled (May 3rd, 2024)   Untitled (July 26th, 2024)   Untitled (November 8th, 2024)   List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men   Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers   TOP MARVEL STUDIOS NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK   [2:15] Gunn provides updates on 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' and the status of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.' https://collider.com/james-gunn-peacemaker-season-finale-secrecy-eagly-interview-guardians-of-galaxy-3/ Of course, I'm going to ask you, how is the shoot going for Guardians 3, and what can you tease fans?   GUNN: It's going great. Chukwudi, who plays Murn in Peacemaker, is one of the main characters in the movie and people are freaking out over how good this guy is. Literally freaking out. I think that I'm really happy. I gave a bunch of scenes to Marvel right before Christmas break. Kevin went... They were all really, really, really stoked. But also, it's not going to be the movie people... It's different than what people are going to expect. It's a hard road, but I'm really happy with it so far.   Have you started filming the holiday special yet or is that still upcoming in the shoot?   GUNN: It's still upcoming in the shoot. We were supposed to shoot one day in LA, and there's too much Omicron around, so we couldn't do it. We're going to have to fit it in. I haven't started yet. I'm excited to. It's fun. The holiday special is... I'm almost jealous of it, even though I wrote it because people freak out so much on how much they love the script for the holiday special that I'm almost like, "Well, wait. I've got this movie here I've been working on for two years. You love the holiday special that I literally wrote in a very short amount of time." But, it is really funny and really good.     MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS   [5:54] Evidence Surfaces that Ikaris May Return Sooner Rather than Later https://www.thecosmiccircus.com/evidence-surfaces-that-ikaris-may-return-sooner-rather-than-later/ https://www.cbr.com/mcu-eternals-ikaris-may-return-evidence/ Yesterday, Emmy Kennard, known as emmytriggerzzz on social media, took to TikTok to post this video regarding her brother, Joe Kennard.   [TikTok video no longer available]   Thankfully, her caption states that no NDAs were broken in making this TikTok. In the video, she comedically implies that her brother, Joe Kennard, a stunt double for Richard Madden (Ikaris) in Eternals, is currently slated to work as a “character coming back into the MCU.” A look at his IMDb shows that Kennard has only worked as Madden/Ikaris' stunt double and no other MCU character so far. It also shows that he recently stunt doubled for Madden on the miniseries Citadel (where they may have chatted about future gigs). So, all signs are very much pointing to Ikaris here.   Thanks to this TikTok video, the probability of Ikaris returning has increased greatly and also become a matter of sooner rather than later. It's possible that he's stunt doubling for a different MCU character, of course, but this seems unlikely for reasons that I've stated above.   The ending of Eternals saw Ikaris fly off into the sun (literally), potentially bringing about an end to his existence, but we never actually see what happens to him. This kind of open ending and the Celestials' desire for answers about what the Eternals did to their brethren, could leave a way for that Ikaris to return. Then, of course, there is also that whole multiverse situation going on in the MCU right now which has created a possibility for practically anyone returning at any time.    [9:41] Letitia Wright returns to Black Panther II set months after accident https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59993234 Actress Letitia Wright has resumed filming on the Black Panther sequel, almost five months after being injured when a stunt went wrong.   The British star, who plays Shuri, was said at the time of the accident in August to have suffered minor injuries.   But Marvel's bosses later said she turned out to have sustained "a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects".   Filming on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was suspended in November.   A spokesperson for the star said she has now recovered and production has resumed.   Wright's Princess of Wakanda character is expected to play a bigger part in the blockbuster's sequel. The late Chadwick Boseman led the the 2018 film and his role has not been re-cast following his death in 2020.   Wright, who also appeared in Avengers films Infinity War and Endgame as well as Sir Steve McQueen's TV anthology Small Axe, was hurt in what was described as an overnight stunt rig accident in Boston.   However in November, Marvel bosses revealed: "What we had initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious with Letitia suffering a critical shoulder fracture, and a concussion with severe side effects.   "It has been a painful process and Letitia has been home recovering with her doctors and the support of family.   "We've adjusted our production schedule so she has the time she needs to heal, but there's only so much we can do without Shuri!   "We also want to thank Letitia for everything she's doing to get back to the set - we know how much she loves this role, how tough it's been for her to be away, and how hard she's working to recover as quickly as she safely can."   Production was halted in November but has now resumed, according to Wright's representative and Marvel's parent company Disney.   Wright's spokesperson told BBC News: "Filming resumed this month as planned and we're on schedule."   [9:55] Film/TV Sets Under Strain: Is the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo Good Enough? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/film-tv-sets-under-strain-is-the-covid-19-safety-status-quo-good-enough-1235076984/ Black Panther 2 Pauses Production After Lupita Nyong'o Tests Positive for COVID https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-2-production-paused-lupita-nyongo-covid/ Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been paused after Nakia actor Lupita Nyong'o and several other cast and crew members tested positive for COVID-19.   This delay comes on the heels of another, with Nyong'o's co-star Letitia Wright having just recently returned to set following her recovery from a fractured shoulder and a concussion that she sustained in an incident on the film's set in November 2021. The positive COVID tests meant that production on Wakanda Forever was again halted, a week after resuming, reported THR. No details regarding the health of Nyong'o or the other cast and crew members were released.   Disney+   [14:07] Disney Announces Plans for Expanded Livestream D23 Coverage https://www.cbr.com/disney-d23-expo-expand-livestream-coverage/ Disney announces that the livestream for its upcoming D23 Expo will feature even more announcements, panels and content for fans to enjoy.   Disney announced that 2022's D23 Expo livestream will feature more panels and presentations than in previous years.   In a recent announcement, Disney noted that due to a large number of fans who will be unable to attend the in-person D23 event in Anaheim, CA due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2022 livestream will feature "more panels and presentations than ever before." The full schedule will be announced in the days leading up to the event, which will take place between Sept. 9 and 11.   Along with this announcement, D23 added two more stages, The Premiere Stage and the Backlot Stage, which will join Hall D23. As for tickets, the prices range from $89 single-day tickets and $229 three-day tickets for Gold Members, while general admission tickets will cost $99 and $270 for single and three-day tickets, respectively. For Hall D23 Gold Members, three-day preferred seating tickets are available in a limited quantity for $899. This year, guests must be D23 members to purchase tickets for the event, which will go on sale Jan. 20.   Along with a slew of other exhibits and presentations, D23 will feature a new exhibit called "Mickey Mouse One: Walt's Plane," which will see Walt Disney's plane restored and displayed in the Anaheim Convention Center. There will also be a special presentation from The Walt Disney Archives, as well as the return of the Mousequerade costume contest. These join previously announced experiences such as a 50th-anniversary celebration of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a window dedication event for Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and milestone anniversary ceremonies for Lilo & Stitch, Hercules, Aladdin and The Muppets Christmas Carol.   2022's D23 Expo will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Announced in September 2020, the bi-annual Expo will host panels, presentations and interactive elements for fans to celebrate all the magic and adventure Disney has to offer. This covers film, television, theme parks and more. It was also previously revealed that, along with the already announced lineup, D23 will also unveil new content from Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel projects.   This year, D23 will be held both in-person and on livestream. The last full in-person event took place Aug. 23-25, 2019 and presented extended looks at content from Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, including Raya and the Last Dragon and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While the next event was originally intended to be held in 2021, it was delayed due to restrictions caused by the pandemic.   Tickets for D23 Expo 2022 go on sale Jan. 20.   [18:10] Marvel Studios Debuts the First Trailer For Moon Knight https://www.superherohype.com/tv/510119-marvel-studios-debuts-the-first-trailer-for-moon-knight   Marvel Studios' Moon Knight | Official Trailer | Disney+   The next Marvel Studios show is just over two months away. Marvel and Disney+ have announced that Moon Knight will premiere on Wednesday, March 30. That news was accompanied by the series' first trailer, which finds Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) in a world of trouble. For one thing, Steven isn't his real name. He's actually Marc Spector, and he has dissociative identity disorder. Steven is just one of his personalities, and he seems to be completely unaware of Marc or his alter ego, Moon Knight.   Marc/Steven is also the “fist of Khonshu,” the Egyptian god of the Moon. There are even a few glimpses of Khonshu himself in the trailer, unless Marc really is losing his mind. However, we can't assume it isn't real, because we see him in action as Moon Knight. And it looks like his costume mystically appears on his body.   Here's the official description for the show:     “The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc's enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”  Additionally, Marvel released a new poster for the series as well.   [23:31] Marvel's Eternals Tops Shang-Chi's Disney+ Debut Numbers https://www.cbr.com/marvel-eternals-beats-shang-chi-disney-plus/ In its first five days on streaming on Disney+, Marvel Studios' Eternals bested Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in terms of watchers.   On Twitter, analytics company Samba TV pegged Eternals has having drawn in two million households in the United States over its first five days on streaming. Box office reporter Luiz Fernando then put those numbers in context in a subsequent thread, saying this constituted the biggest debut for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film on Disney+. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was the previous record holder at 1.7 million.   Fernando then provided a number of movies for comparison from other streamers, such as Netflix and HBO Max. While two million certainly proves a respectable number, Eternals was outdone by such films as Mortal Kombat and The Suicide Squad. That being said, those movies released simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, while the two MCU movies started with theatrical runs. As such, the comparisons are not necessarily apples-to-apples.   Released in Aug. 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings saw the titular hero making his MCU debut. In the film, Shang-Chi sets out to stop his father, Wenwu, from accidentally releasing an ancient evil known as the Dweller-in-Darkness in hopes of bringing back his deceased wife. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings earned $432.2 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of between $150 and $200 million. Reviews for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were also quite positive, and the film earned a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.   Three months later, in Nov. 2021, Eternals arrived. The film follows the Eternals -- who are aliens created by the Celestials to destroy the Deviants -- on Earth as they reunite to prevent an event known as the Emergence. The movie earned around $402 million against a budget of $200 million. However, Eternals didn't fare nearly as well with critics. Reviews for the film were mixed, and Eternals now sits at 48 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the first MCU movie to earn the "Rotten" distinction on that review aggregator.   The box office takes for both of those films were affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which still has many reticent to return to theaters. Additionally, neither movie released in China, which is one of the biggest market for movies in the world.   Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are available to stream now on Disney+. Eternals will receive a home media release on Feb. 15.   [29:34] 'It's incredibly exciting!' - town's reaction to reports that new Marvel series is about to start filming in Halifax https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/people/its-incredibly-exciting-towns-reaction-to-reports-that-new-marvel-series-is-about-to-start-filming-in-halifax-3527728 Halifax is buzzing with talk of the new Marvel series coming to film at Halifax's Piece Hall.   As first reported by the Courier on Wednesday, it is understood the latest six-part series from Marvel - Secret Invasion - is what will be filmed at the historic venue later this month.   Halifax's MP, Holly Lynch said: "I confess to being a massive Marvel geek and so the prospect of filming taking place here in Halifax is incredibly exciting!   "It's another chance to showcase Halifax to the world and once again demonstrate we can host massive productions like this.   "Whilst I am against second jobs for MPs, if they are in need of extras, I very much hope they let me know!”   Andrew Murphy, one of the owners of pub Meandering Bear - which is only a short walk from The Piece Hall - said: "It's great for Halifax.   "I understand that many Marvel fans like to visit places where they've been filming so hopefully it will bring more tourism to the area.   "Hopefully the crew will spend some money in the town centre while they're here. It's all good news for the town."   Linda Buckley, Manager of The Gate Cafe Bar and Deli in Westgate Arcade, said: "Anything that brings people to Halifax is a good thing.   "There's quite a lot of things being made in Halifax at the moment. It's becoming quite the spot for filming."   As reported by the Courier, The Piece Hall will shut between Monday, January 24 and Monday, January 31 for filming of what is understood to be Jambalaya.   According to a number of online sources, that is the working title for Marvel's much-anticipated series Secret Invasion, starring Hollywood legend Samuel Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn.   Filming for the six-episode series, which also features performances from Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, began in London last year and is due to be released on Disney+.   There has already been activity in The Piece Hall courtyard thought to be related to the upcoming filming, including the arrival of lorries, small tents and set-building equipment.   From January 21, there will be road closures in place around The Piece Hall and the filming team will be preparing the area for filming, including setting up large lighting frames and rigs.   Businesses inside the Piece Hall will be shut while filming is taking place from January 24, and there will be no access to The Piece Hall.   There will be 260 members of cast and extras plus 200 members of crew involved in the project.   The Piece Hall and its businesses will be open as usual from Tuesday, February 1.   Nicky Chance-Thompson, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We can confirm that The Piece Hall will be closed while filming takes place between January 24 and.   "It's a great coup for this iconic venue but we are unable to share any more details about the precise nature of the production at the moment.”   SP WACKY QUESTION OF THE EPISODE [33:06]   FEEDBACK [39:17]   TWITTER [39:17] Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD Who is your favorite @TheEternals? https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1483481165612912646 Derrick - Hack the Planet - Crow @KazekunForever Druig probably won me out as favorite Eternal in the film. Makkari is a VERY close second. Andiminga @andiminga Karun, 2nd her Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Phastos 1st, Makkari 2nd, Ajak 3rd. Consultant Black Adam ✵ @Starsaber_222 Phastos, then Gilgamesh, then I don't really care.  Makkari was fun but got basically zero development. Consultant Black Adam ✵ @Starsaber_222 The Hiroshima scene alone instantly put Phastos at the top for me. Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Anytime you play Civilization, gotta get those advances fast. Also, gotta BE fast. Also, benevolence is always a good trait. That's my basis. Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes   [38:55] Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD Do you think @disneyplus has had better Star Wars series or Marvel series so far? https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1483971738497130498   OUTRO [41:48]   We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.                    Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the 1992 X-Men animated series season 1 episodes 1-5. You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871   Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).   This podcast was recorded on Thursday January 20th, 2022.   Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing ---   Audio and Video Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

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Mousetalgia Fastpass - Weekly Disneyland News
Ep. 32: Tram route construction, Three Kings Day, resort news

Mousetalgia Fastpass - Weekly Disneyland News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 31:22


Episode 32 - December 7th, 2022   The tram drop off for Disneyland Resort has been fenced off and construction crews have started working on something, we chat Three Kings Day inside Disney California Adventure, rumblings from inside the park about the Main Street Electrical Parade's return, this weekend Festival of the Holidays comes to a close, Salt n' Straw debuts their January menu specials, Disney Artist collectible dolls hit Elias & Co. with a hefty price tag, Episode 2 of Book of Boba Fett debuted and Eternals is set to hit Disney+ this next week, and D23 announces their 2022 Expo details returning to the Anaheim Convention Center!

The Come Up
Dev Sethi — Head of Sports at Instagram on Launching a Sports MCN, Athlete Creators and NIL, and Metaverse Fandoms

The Come Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 62:50


This interview features Dev Sethi, Head of Sports at Instagram. We discuss being separated from his twin in highschool, his side door into sports at YouTube, launching the first sports MCN at Whistle, why NIL is this century's most important breakthrough for athletes, why he left the incredible team at Complex for Instagram, and the metaverse's impact on the personalization of sports.Subscribe to our newsletter. We explore the intersection of media, technology, and commerce: sign-up linkLearn more about our market research and executive advisory: RockWater websiteFollow The Come Up on Twitter: @TCUpodEmail us: tcupod@wearerockwater.com---EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Chris Erwin:Hi, I'm Chris Erwin. Welcome to The Come Up, a podcast that interviews entrepreneurs and leaders. Dev Sethi:One of the things that I love sharing with the teams that I've managed, and the individuals I've managed and that's important to me is how do you empower those team members' voices, whether you're to 23 and out of college with no work experience, or 35 and have been in social, and digital, or in sports for decades plus, we all see what we do, our industry, what's happening differently than anybody else, and almost by sheer virtue of who you are and the life experiences that we all bring to these jobs. So if I'm, as a manager, as a team leader, able to create an environment or a safe space for people to share, that's how we're going to get better. Chris Erwin:This week's episode features Dev Sethi, Head of Sports at Instagram. So Dev was born in the DC metro area, the first generation immigrants from India. Then in high school, Dev's life journey took a big turn after a traumatic family event and some wise words from a teacher which inspired him to become school president and captain of both the baseball and basketball teams. Dev then went on to Notre Dame, and soon after found a side door into sports media at YouTube's new partnership. He then left to help build digital communities at publishers like Whistle and Complex. But after a heart-to-heart with his mom, Dev reverted course, and returned to big tech as Head of Sports at Instagram. Chris Erwin:Today, Dev is shaping the future of sports fandom. Some highlights of our chat include being separated from his twin in high school, launching the first sports MCN, why NIL is this century's most important breakthrough for athletes, and the metaverse's impact on the personalization of sports. I've known Dev for over five years. He's one of the sharpest and kindest minds in the digital verse, I'm grateful to help share his story. All right, let's get to it. Dev, thanks for being on the podcast. Dev Sethi:Thank you for having me, nice way to spend my Wednesday afternoon. Chris Erwin:Yes. And appreciate it because I think you had some last minute dental work that was just done this morning, is that right? Can you still talk? Dev Sethi:Yeah. I don't know if folks are going to consume this entirely audio or even visual, but got last minute dental work done this morning so part of my mouth is still numb, Chris might see me drool out one of the sides of my mouth. But hopefully, I'm not slurring my speech too badly, and I promise you, if I am, it's because it's because of the Novocaine, it's not because of any other reasons. Oh, here we go. Chris Erwin:Well, Dev, what I can say is I think you sound great, and I don't think many of our listeners will be able to see the video, but you look great as well, as always. So you're good to go for my book. Dev Sethi:Making me blush already. Okay, let's do this thing. Chris Erwin:All right. So with that, Dev, let's rewind a bit and let's talk about where you grew up, your childhood interests and if there may any glimpses into what you were going to do in your sports media career from an early age, in some of our prep chats, you're telling me about growing up in the DC metro area, is that right? Dev Sethi:That is correct. And it's actually where I'm currently based as well, but grew up in Nolan, Virginia, literally adjacent to Washington DC. My parents are immigrants from India and that's where they ultimately ended up settling. So I'm certain that folks that are listening to your podcast can sympathize with me being a long suffering Washington area sports fan, that's basically epitomized my experience being a sports fan in this area, but grew up here and had a great time. It's actually quite a diverse area, and for those who have been to Nolan, Virginia and the DMV overall, it's changed quite a bit since I was a kid, it's virtually night and day how much this area has evolved over time. Chris Erwin:Your early household, growing up, were your parents into sports, immigrating from India? Did they have ties to the US leagues, and sports programs, or international? What was that like? Dev Sethi:Yeah, nothing prior to them arriving on these shores. My father was a sports fan and played sports growing up, but very different sports obviously in his own country than the US. But for certain listeners who I'm certain have had the same experience as I've had, but sports was and is an incredibly powerful way to assimilate into a new place, whether it's a new community, a new state, or let alone a new country. And so my father quickly adopted American sports as an interest, a hobby, an enthusiasm. And again, for those who are familiar with this area as much, there is a thriving Indian community or South Asian community in the DMV. And one of sort of its rallying cries was and is sports. Dev Sethi:And so, I have a lot of great fond childhood memories of going to Washington watch parties, and when you're showing up for Thanksgiving, the guys show up early, because they want to watch all three games on Thanksgiving before anyone starts feasting. And it just really was a big part of my growing up. And I think a great way for my parents to get comfortable in what was then an unknown environment for them, So it's a really big part of, I think, my personal history as well as my parents history. Chris Erwin:And did you have siblings that were also consumers of sports as well? Dev Sethi:I have an older brother who is four years older. He's not in this industry, so he will likely never listen to it so I can trash his athletic gifts. I think he played soccer and basketball but sort of gave it up early-ish in his life to focus on being more of an academic, which is why he's a lot smarter than I am. But I also have a twin brother who is equally a sports junkie, a passionate fan of pretty much all things sports. And he and I played basketball and baseball growing up together, and we were watching sports ourselves. So a very big sports house so I like to joke that I missed out on all the Disney movies like Cinderella and all those kinds of movies Beauty and the Beast, I have watched virtually none of them because on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, we normally have a sporting game on TV. Chris Erwin:I've known you for a few years now. And I don't think I knew that you were a twin. I'm also a twin as well. Did you know that about me? Dev Sethi:I did not know that about you, wow. Identical over fraternal? Chris Erwin:We are fraternal, but we look a lot alike. He took a very different career path than me, he's in the military, 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, ranger qualified, so he's just at a physical level that is well beyond where I'm at. But it's funny, thinking of growing up with him, I grew up in my family, we didn't watch a lot of sports, but we played a lot of sports. My brother and I were very athletic and active growing up. So when you said on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, you weren't watching Disney movies because you are consuming, my brother and I, we would get up at 6:00 AM and go hit the basketball courts at like 6:30 or 7:00 on a Saturday. As soon as it was like my parents were up and we were allowed to get out of the house. That was what was fun, was having a twin, you always had someone to play with. Dev Sethi:Yeah. I don't know if I saw those early hours on the weekends very often as a kid, but to your point, having a partner in crime in more ways than one, and someone who literally is an activity partner. It's actually interesting for he and I, and he would attest to this, so growing up, I hated basketball and I loved baseball and he hated baseball and loved basketball. And you'll appreciate this as a twin and with your parents, my dad said, "Well, tough shit. I'm not driving you all to a million different activities, you're going to do these things together." Dev Sethi:And so, we ended up participating in these sports together. And again, the irony of it all is that I love basketball now and played it through high school and then intramurals in college, and he played baseball through high school as well. And so just one of these deals where sort of the forcing function of, "Hey, this is sort of you're a package deal." And parents aren't only chauffeurs, let alone when they've got two the same age that have various interests. But no, we played a ton of sports growing up, and to your point, hit the park and go play pickup together because you already got two out of the five people you need for a team, right? Chris Erwin:It's funny you say that, Dev, because I still give my parents, to this day, flack for not letting me do travel soccer. I was really good. And they were like, "No, Sundays are for going to church and other family activities." And I was like, "I don't need you guys to drive me. I have other other friends' parents that'll drive me." And I could have been this great star, but that's a... I'll leave the rest of that story for my therapist. A question that I have for you is you go to Notre Dame, and did you have an intent of getting into sports media when you were going to school and thinking about when you wanted to graduate or were you thinking about something else? Dev Sethi:I had, and I'm assuming I am like many former and current college students, where I really had no idea what I wanted to do for a living. And sports as a profession, as it were, was nowhere near my radar. The internships that I had in college, I think the closest experience I had to working in sports during college was an internship in SAP's marketing department. And SAP was a sponsor of Ernie Els and Chad Campbell, who were two then prominent golfers me. Ernie Els' just awesome and probably a hall of fame golfer, and that was the closest I got to sort of a sports experience in an internship in college. Dev Sethi:So yeah, to answer your question, I had no aspirations, I had no foresight or vision into how to even break into that. I knew I necessarily wasn't going to go the path of wanting to be an agent or something like that, which would've sort of required a much different kind of education. I really just had the fandom of sports in college and really didn't know what I wanted to do when I graduated. No better illustration than the fact that I was a marketing major but I was also an education minor, because I have a sort of a side, if not hobby, passion around the profession of education and the industry behind education, and it sort of uses a different part of your brain than taking business classes. So I had a number of interests, but really, no direction, I guess, when it came to career stuff at that age. Chris Erwin:So what you just said about your interest in the educational field and that you also, I think, did a minor there at while at Notre Dame, where do you think that stems from? Dev Sethi:I had some very influential grade school teachers growing up who I thought really shaped who I am today, and also, where I am today in terms of just how I've been able to sort of to grow and have somewhat of a tenure in this industry now. But I do think having had such a positive impact from those educators at the high school level. Dev Sethi:It's funny, but the education minor, I needed to take some electives. And I took a course from a relatively new professor at Notre Dame and the course was actually called creativity in the classroom. Whereas you're at business classes that have 50, 60, 150 people in them, and you're using again, on one side of your brain, this class experience was incredibly intimate, it was maybe 12 people, it was focusing on a sort of a unique aspect of education in the classroom. I loved every second of it. And the professor, I thought, crafted the course in a way that wasn't rigid, it actually had a lot of flexibility to who was taking the class. And she was a great listener herself, which I think is, I don't want to say a rare trait for a professor, but I haven't experienced many professors who are nimble in that regard in terms of how they shape their coursework in a semester. Dev Sethi:And so anyways, I fell in love with the experience of taking a class that was so different than what I was normally used to taking. And that basically became, "Hey, well, I took that in the fall. Let me take another education-related course in the spring." And before I knew it, I was getting eligible for a minor, so. Chris Erwin:It's amazing how intersecting with great people in your life, it could be a professor within the educational department that makes you then want to specialize, it could be someone, a founder, CEO at a company that then recruits you to their vision, or someone in the industry that gets you excited about transforming your career. I hear that, that's an important to note is that these little human touches can be so transformational. Are you still in touch with this professor? Dev Sethi:I am. She's actually, really, the only college professor that I remain in touch with, and she still lives around Notre Dame. And so, when I have the occasion to come back and visit, we'll always grab dinner, or drinks, or lunch, or something like that. And I'm very quick to reiterate to her how important and influential she was to my experience, say in the same way an English teacher, who had never actually taught me, was instrumental in how I grew as a person and as a student in high school. And she's actually, now that I'm back in the DC area after a long time away, her and I are actually grabbing lunch next Friday. Chris Erwin:Dev, speaking of this high school teacher which had a big impact on you, there's a bigger story behind this that relates to the expulsion of your twin brother. Why don't you tell us about that? Dev Sethi:Yeah. I think I'm more comfortable telling this story because fortunately, my twin brother's life wasn't totally derailed by this expulsion and he actually works at meta now, which is kind of funny, so we're technically colleagues even though I've no idea what he does for a living. But no, we were juniors in high school and he got kicked out of our high school 10 days into our junior year. And it was under somewhat controversial circumstances. My mother was pretty furious about the circumstances and she wanted me to leave that high school too. Dev Sethi:And it was this teacher, who actually had never taught me before, I had not taken one of her classes. She pulled me aside one day while all this was going down, she said, "Hey, can you come by my class after school for 10 minutes?" I was like, "Sure, why not?" I barely knew her. And she sat me down and she said, "I know this is a tough time for you and your family," yada, yada, yada, "you don't realize this yet, but this could actually end up being one of your biggest blessings in disguise." and what she meant by that. Dev Sethi:And what I discovered and learned after I ended up deciding to stay at that school was, my experience in high school, my personality, just my being at that high school had always been inextricably linked to me and my twin brother. It was always Dev and Raj, it wasn't just Dev or Raj. And she sort of was reiterating, you have a chance to essentially be your own person, and to carve your own path and pursue the things that you may want to do, and not necessarily always have that association. Dev Sethi:And she was dead on. I ended up doing things my junior and senior year that I never would've thought I would've done. I ended up running for and winning high school president, which, if you know my personality at all, that's definitely not me. But sort of threw my hat in the ring, was captain of our baseball and basketball teams, did a number of extracurriculars. And it's funny because by the time I graduated, there were hundreds of students who had no idea I even had a twin brother, which I think, again, reiterates my then teacher's point. Dev Sethi:And so, just one of these sort of inflection points in my life where I don't know if I would've made that decision had it not been for her, and someone who had literally no relationship with me but at least thought enough about my wellbeing and my circumstance to share with me her perspective, and it ended up changing my... I mean, I cannot overstate that, it literally changed my life. So I don't think I would've gotten into Notre Dame had it not been because of that conversation, and all that stuff, and the things that happened, I don't think I would've been on that same path at all. And I would argue my twin brother would acknowledge that too. Chris Erwin:Wow. That is an incredible story. We spend so much money on our college and graduate school educations, access to all these world class professors and teachers yet some of my most prominent memories in the classroom, date back to when I was in middle school. And I really remember very prominently, a US history teacher that we had, Mr. Galante, everyone who has gone through his classroom has stories about him. There was no one that was as passionate and cared so much about his students learning. The way he would describe the American Revolution or the civil war, it made every learning experience incredible and fun. In contrast to you, I'm really not in touch with many of my professors, maybe just one or two from business school that I kind of see on LinkedIn every now and then, but it's pretty awesome that you're able to maintain that. Dev Sethi:Yeah. To your point, the fact that we're talking about these educators, we're dating ourselves, as I'm dating myself decades after they spoke, they last connected with us in the classroom, I think says everything and also I think it almost reiterates that education is a bit of a lifelong process. And I know that I'll actually never stop learning from both of those people in any of the interactions that I have, but obviously, a bit of a different relationship now that I'm a full-fledged adult at least in some parts of my life, and you have different types of conversations. But I'm very lucky to have had those people in my life. Chris Erwin:Yeah. Look, and I think what you just touched on is a broader theme of this particular podcast, Dev. You had mentioned the intersection of social and sport and just how fast this world changes on a weekly and monthly basis. So in talking about learning, it's you have to keep your learning curve steep. You've been in this industry for many years now, Dev, and you're in a senior role. And I think that people can say, "Oh, well, Dev knows everything that there is to know." And it's like, that's not true. Things are literally changing on a daily basis. So I like that when we were prepping for this conversation, you're like, "I acknowledge this, I'm the aware of what's happening, and for me to be effective, and to guide a team, and serve as my talent and business partners best it's like, I got to be learning every day and come in with a beginner's mind, so we'll talk more about that. I am curious, so what was your first role right after undergrad? Dev Sethi:Yeah, it was this interesting experience where... and I actually already had a job offer fortunately lined up, going to my last semester of college at a very different company, doing a very different job. It was at the Aon corporation and it was actually doing human resources and communications. And so, that's where I was ultimately going to spend my first years out of college, and this little company called Google decided they were going to show up on Notre Dame campus to meet with prospective candidates for an array of jobs they were hiring for, and this was back in 2006. And they came on campus, I was lucky enough to get an interview with them and it actually ended up being the worst interview I've ever given and I- Chris Erwin:Okay. We got to pause there. Wait, why was it the worst interview you've ever given? Dev Sethi:I'm not gaslighting anybody or anything, this is objectively the worst interview I've ever given my life. So they came on campus and I thought I was really smart having taken all of one psychology class during my college career. And I was like, "Oh, I'll pick the last session of the day on their interview schedule because a recency effect, I'll be the most memorable candidate," yada, yada, yada. And I got a call maybe three hours before the interview from the interviewer saying, "Hey, we actually mistakenly booked our flights to leave out of Chicago, not South Bend. And for those who don't know South Bend's about, I think, 90 miles or 90 minutes from Chicago, TODR, we have to leave early to catch our flight so we have to miss your interview slot, how can we make it up to you? Dev Sethi:And I said, I actually wasn't even feeling well that day. And I said, "Hey, no worries happens. Why don't we just do a phone interview whenever you get back to Mountain View." And we set up a phone interview, I had my twin brother and one of my best friends in high school visiting me in town that following weekend for a football game. And so, on a Friday, I get my car and I drive to some abandoned parking lot so I can take this hour long, two phone interviews, 30 minutes of piece. Well, Chris, I imagine you know this feeling because of what you do, who you are, and how expert you are, but the feeling that I had that maybe some people can relate to is when you're talking for that long and you're basically bullshitting on the questions they give you, but you know that they know that you're bullshitting, that's what the entire hour of this interview felt like. Dev Sethi:And I remember, and I kid you not, I hung up the phone. I drove back to my apartment with my brother and my friend were waiting. And I legitimately said that was the worst interview of my entire life, good thing I've got another job lined up. Let's party and have a great time this weekend going to the football game. And I got a call back a week later from Google saying, "Hey, we've enjoyed our time together. We'd love to fly out to Mountain View for in person interviews." And those, fortunately, went a little bit better and I got offered a job, but I still maintained to this day, to anybody who asks, that the only reason they gave me the opportunity to interview in person was because they felt so bad about canceling my first interview and so they gave me a second shot at it that went much better. But it was brutal. I mean, and that is exactly how it went down. And sorry, this is a very long-winded answer. Chris Erwin:No, it's interesting. Dev Sethi:But yeah, no, so true story. And even to answer your original question, we essentially were interviewing for general roles within two parts of the org. One was AdWords, which is essentially Google suite of sales products and ad products, and one was AdSense, which was Google's sort of publishing network and publishing tools. And so, I didn't know until, I want to say, maybe a couple months or weeks before I started, what role I was even going to fulfill and hearing my mom's voice in here saying," Hey, it's Google. You should probably try." Okay. I'll fly in a little bit blind and sort of see what these roles are about, see what that industry's about because this is 2007 when, again, our world, an industry looked a lot different. Chris Erwin:Something I deal with daily and something that just talking to different founders and executives, they also deal with all the time is imposter syndrome. So when you say like, "Oh, Chris, because of your role, RockWater, you're supposed to be an expert advisory firm. We're talking like we advise a lot of the smartest clients in this space. And so then we're supposed to show up and be smarter than them, that can put a lot of pressure on you. Chris Erwin:And so I actually flip that around in saying we're smart, we're thoughtful, but we believe there's so much to learn from everyone that we do business with. And I think if everyone goes through life and goes through business with that mindset, that's going to force you to be honest, and self aware, and give the best advice, and also learn the most to really understand where your clients and your business partners are at. And I think that's what sets us apart. But Dev, I'm bad at interviews. I mean, I remember really, various bad had interviews from college, but in contrast to you, I actually didn't get the job offer. There was no flying me out, so you clearly did something [crosstalk 00:22:56]- Dev Sethi:I still don't know how off the skin in my teeth, I got offered a position at that company. But I hear you on imposter syndrome too, and to your point, there's too much of where, I'm guessing is the case for you as would be the case for me, you could spend eight hours of your day just on Twitter reading about the industry, let alone participating in the industry. And so, you almost got to trust that information's going to come to you and that hopefully, you've surrounded yourself with a network of colleagues, friends, individuals who can help share their perspective and thus cultivate your own perspective to a degree, because yeah, it's too hard to keep up with it all. I mean, there's so many things happening on a literally hourly basis, let alone a daily basis. Chris Erwin:So Dev, you are a strategist at Google for around four years, but then you made a transition to be a senior strategist and overseeing new partnerships and development at YouTube between 2011, 2013. So I think this is where you first began to focus in sports, entertainment, and lifestyle verticals, targeting new creators, and doing a few other things there. Was that kind of like, as you would call it, your side entrance or backdoor into sports media? Dev Sethi:Absolutely was. And now, as I've described it previously, a side door into the industry of sports so to speak, because I was at Google, I'd spent a number of years in their sales and consulting arm, which, unbeknownst to me at the time, actually has provided me a lot of great perspective about the industry I'm in just through a very, again, different aspect of the ecosystem and literally, the advertisers who were helping money into our ecosystem. Dev Sethi:But it's about a little over half, I think, my tenure at Google there, one of my dearest friends who I've had the great fortune of working with a couple of times now, she mentioned that she had gone over to YouTube to focus on a different role actually within sports, and she said that the vibe just felt different, it felt a little more start-upy, interest points, verticals that I was sort of more keenly attuned to, whether it was sports specifically, or to your point, lifestyle relative to some of the clients I was working with on the sales side that, my last experience was in the finance vertical, prior to that, it was on an agency for portfolio business. Dev Sethi:So represented this opportunity, something different, and maybe even align a little bit with some of my passions. And that's where I was introduced, again, to at the time and continues to be one of the leading social media/video platforms in the world, and starting to learn more about that part of the industry. And also, again, focusing on sports and working with individuals, organizations who were producing content that was applicable, if not a good fit, for our platform. Dev Sethi:But as you shared dates earlier, that was 2011 were our industry was in its infancy, I guess you could call it, even though it was only a decade ago. I joke that YouTube hadn't even introduced monetization program when I first got there, a fully fledged one, Instagram was photo only, Snapchat didn't exist, Verizon hadn't spent a billion dollars on their own platform and their own content. All this stuff has come and gone in a relatively short period of time, and YouTube was in a much different place back then too, as was the industry, and thus, the conversations that I was having about that platform. Chris Erwin:I do remember because in 2012 is when I joined Big Frame. And that was, I think, recently, after Google and YouTube, I launched their Original Channel program, a 200 million dedicated fund to help fund better quality content on the platform to attract more advertisers. You were there during that period, so that must have been exciting. And I think that you were to see the different digital media brands and publishers that were being built from this funding and the complimentary seed capital that was being raised. And so I think, after Google, you decided, you're like, okay, I've been at one of the largest video platforms, but now I'm going to transition over to work for these publisher brands. And so you left, I believe to go to Whistle Sports in 2013, what was the impetus for that? Dev Sethi:Yeah, the impetus for me leaving the cozy confines, as I'll put it, at Google and YouTube because there's one thing that a company like that does, it really puts you in a comfort zone and really makes you feel like you're enjoying the employee experience to a large degree. So the same colleague who shared the opportunity around YouTube because her and I actually started together at Google together. She had made the move to YouTube. She said, "Hey, you should check things out on the side of the aisle. I did, took a job there. She actually left to join this then small sports media startup called Whistle Sports. And she basically asked me if I wanted to come over and be her partner in crime and build this thing together. And at the time, what we were focusing on was being the world's first sports-focused collective and multiplatform network, that was one part of the business. Dev Sethi:Another part of the business was sort of an analytics consultancy given you could gain a lot of meaningful data and insights about sports on digital and social through working with a collective and all the data they have on their audiences through social media, and then one part content brand, which I'm quick to say I had very little to do with, given the remit was really around partnerships and operations. Dev Sethi:But it was this interesting moment in time. And again, I know you'll attest from your time at Big Frame where you have a ton of creators and organizations who are still trying to understand the value they can gain and extract from being on social and digital, what their content strategy should be, what their audience engagement strategy should be, how does that marry with other parts of their business, what are those best practices, what are the things that an individual content creator doesn't have a muscle memory for, whether it's sales, production, et cetera, how do you create value? And that's what we focused on when I was at Whistle and doing partnerships and operations is big a real partner in their businesses. And hopefully, with a little bit of expertise having come from the walls of YouTube, but knowing that the industry was growing quite rapidly, YouTube was quickly becoming one of a number of platforms where people could build and monetize an audience. Chris Erwin:When you went there, was Michael Cohen working there, when you first started. Dev Sethi:Michael Cohen was a consultant at the time. And he and I got closely acquainted in the work that we were doing together. Chris Erwin:Yeah. Speaking of shared history. So Michael Cohen and I, I met him, I think in 2007, when I was interviewing at a boutique investment bank in New York City, and he was one of the guys that interviewed me. We got to know one another. Yeah, this is well before the MCN days. He left the firm, I left the firm, I went to business school. When I graduated, I ended up going to Big Frame. And I remember Michael reached out and was asking me like, "What's this whole like YouTube, MCN, digital video thing that you've got into." And he was picking my brain for a couple years. And then I remember when he made the move to Whistle and I was really pumped for him. Early on in his tenure there, as you guys were thinking about some different VOD strategies, he engaged our firm. I think that's how I first met you, if I remember correctly, Dev Sethi:I think it was, we now have so many shared threads together, but I think that was the first introduction, was when either you had informally known him or even, he had formally brought you on to help consult for the business. But it's wild how the scene's coming full circle and now I'm on your podcast. Chris Erwin:To think back, all the shared history, how we've worked together and now you're on the show. But I think that's one of the beautiful things, if you were an early mover in digital video, just camaraderie of the people in this space and the shared war stories, it's really fun. And it's incredible how much history people have in such a very short amount of time because the space moves so quickly, but it's also like it's action packed and very intense, so the days, and the relationships just really fill up. Dev Sethi:I think you and I both get reminded probably on a daily, if not nearly daily basis, just how intimate the industry can feel. And because of these shared connections, these shared histories, I mean, folks who are member of VidCon when it wasn't at the Anaheim Convention Center and it was the basement of a hotel, that, again, wasn't very long ago, and just, again, a lot of that shared past. Dev Sethi:And actually, it makes me think ways in which I can pay some of that forward to some of my team members and other other colleagues, because for lack of a better term, you and I have been working with creators probably exponentially longer than most people today who are trying to tap into or engage the creator economy as it were. And you and I were working with these folks early days when that term barely even existed, and if not, was specific to a platform like a YouTuber as an example. And so, I think it just goes to show how far things have come, but also again, how shared that history can be and again, how intimate the industry can be. I don't want to say we're OGs because I don't feel that way, but- Chris Erwin:I think it's okay to say we're OGs and I think this is not like patting ourselves on the back, but if you got into space in like the early 2010s, right around the Google Original Channels program, that's pretty early on. Dev Sethi:Definitely. And like I said, when I was there, they hadn't even created the full underpinnings of a monetization program, which the irony being fast forward to 2021, and they're a leader in terms of social video and monetization. So to me, 10 years, it's a long time, maybe the gray in my beard would indicate otherwise. One of the reasons I left those cozy confines was actually to force myself to experience this industry through a different perspective. And I don't want to say you get a narrow lens working at a platform, but it's very easy to view the world in one very specific way. Dev Sethi:And I remember talking to my boss at the time, great guy who I still have a close relationship with, and I was letting him know that I was going to make this jump to go from behemoth to small startup across the country because I also entailed to move from SF in New York, and one of the reasons I cited was I want to gain enough experience, ideally expertise, but enough perspective so that if I ever decide to come back, I'll be able to deliver even more value to a YouTube having had the empathy of sitting across the aisle, across the counter, so to speak, and having really had my hands on this industry in a much different way than just the platform. I'm the provider, so to speak. Everyone's coming to work for me or coming to work with me, they wanted to gain that kind of perspective. Chris Erwin:I think that experience at Whistle and then at Complex, which we'll talk about in a moment, has really made you much better equipped for the job that you now have at Instagram. I think that's very well said. Hey listeners, this is Chris Erwin, your host of the Come Up. I have a quick ask for you. If you dig what we're putting down, if you like the show, if you like our guest, it would really mean a lot if you can give us a rating wherever you listen to our show. It helps other people discover our work and it also really supports what we do here. All right, that's it, everybody, let's get back to the interview. Chris Erwin:You're at Whistle for, call it, nearly three years and then you make the jump to become chief of staff at Complex working under Rich Antoniello, who is incredible, and then also with the rest of their leadership team, including Christian Basler, who was also interviewed on this podcast. Again, what was the impetus for going over to Complex, and what was some of the work that you were doing there? Dev Sethi:Yeah, and Rich and Christian are two of my favorite people. I'm very lucky to have crossed paths with them and had a chance to work with them. For I'm certain many of your listeners I've met them before, but if they haven't, it's worth trying to get some time with them because they're just amazing people and brilliant minds in our space. The impetus wasn't as straightforward as it might appear on my LinkedIn profile, but I actually left Whistle in the late fall of 201, and a big reason why I left was because I actually felt like I had given everything I had physically, mentally, emotionally to the job and to the team. And it was my mother who actually sort of called it out on a phone call. And she was like, "You seem like you're always tired, you seem like you don't have much energy for anything else and maybe you don't seem as happy as you normally." Dev Sethi:And I don't think the happiness comment was a direct correlate to the work I was doing but first time in New York City, first time in a startup, I describe them both the same way. They are fun, they are exciting, they are intense, and they are exhausting all at the same time. And so, it was probably burning of the candle on both ends for a couple of years. And towards the end of '15, I remember having a conversation with Michael and basically coming to the conclusion that if I didn't want to be the guy who led my part of the company into 2016, then I need to do the right thing and hand this off and transition it and take care of the business and take care of myself. And so, I gave them, I think, three months' notice. I transitioned my role, leading that part of the team to one of my very dear friends, close friends in my first hire at Whistle, his name's Josh Grunberg. Chris Erwin:Oh, Josh is great. Dev Sethi:Yeah, and I know you got the chance to meet him. Anyways, transitioned the role and then left New York and headed back down to the DC where I'm originally from and just really enjoyed my life for a year. My mother had been sick at the time, she's fortunately much better now, but it sort of put things in perspective. And I wasn't saddled with adult responsibilities like a mortgage or kids at the time, so felt like as good a time as I need to take a break, which had you asked me prior to that, would I ever leave something for nothing? I would've said, "No effing way." But it felt like the right decision. I took that year off, did that for, it was almost a year and I was thinking towards just the fall of 2016, that I was ready to jump headfirst into work again. Dev Sethi:And it was actually a buddy of mine who shared that Complex was hiring, its chief of staff role. And I wasn't married too whether I wanted to run a team or be an IC, and I didn't really care about if I came back to New York or not, to be honest. But what I stated that were really important to me were one, working for somebody who could teach me something and who I could partner with and learn from, and the other sort of must-have was whether it was on a leadership team or in the front office, whatever the case would be, working with people with whom I could collaborate strongly, be influential, but also learn something from. Dev Sethi:And the reason I even used the word learning a couple of times is because, at times at Whistle, especially towards the end there, you really had to seek out learning opportunities because you could spend your entire day focused on your part of the business and there were some amazing, amazingly intelligent and talented people there who I was fortunately and sort of like through osmosis, able to learn from, but I knew in a new role, I wanted those things. And so, this guy said, "Hey, Complex is hiring their first chief of staff, you should put your hat in the ring." I did, got a chance to meet Rich, we had two conversations and he offered me the job. Before I knew it, I was packing up my things heading back to New York City, so it all happened pretty quickly, to be honest. Chris Erwin:That really strongly parallels what Christian told me, which I think... He's like a young media savant and I think he had been working at a European-based media company for like eight to 10 years. And then he was like, "I need to take at least a year off, I'm tired, I'm burned out." Similar to kind of what you were feeling after Whistle where it's like, "Hey, you're going to take a year off." But Rich reached out to him, I think called him, set up a coffee meeting and because Rich is so magnetic, he essentially, very quickly convinced Christian, like, "You're going to come over to Complex and we're going to build something awesome together." And he didn't end up really taking any time off, I don't even think he took two or three months off. Chris Erwin:But I thought it was really thoughtful of you and I think this is a theme that keeps coming up more and more is maintaining your mental health and sanity, not only in your overall career but particularly in the industry which we operate in, which is digital media and entertainment, where it moves so quickly and things are changing so fast that, there's concern that if you take time off, you're going to miss the boat, you're not going to learn, you're not going to have an opportunity to step back into the ring. I don't think that's the case. I think that you actually need to refresh and energize because of how demanding it is, what we do, and I think it makes you better, better for it. Dev Sethi:Christian and Rich, again, they're such good people, but Chris, this better than anybody, they are completely different. They could not be any different in terms of personality, which I think was amazing to actually see them for just partnership, where they recognized the strength in differing perspectives, different personalities, and how to operate the business. And I just thought it's really cool, it takes kind of its own sort of self-awareness. Chris Erwin:No, I like what you've said. I think great leaders have to find where do they fill the gaps in their team and where do they find complementary skills and energies and personalities. Because if you're just trying to replicate yourself, that's not how you build towards a bigger vision and a bigger opportunity. Clearly, Rich has done that with Christian in building out the rest of the team. And I think about that often, we always tell our clients and my own team at RockWater, we're not necessarily looking for well-rounded people, we're looking for a well-rounded team. Now, in the beginning, you kind of have to have some basic functions that are covered by everybody when you're lean and we definitely are, but as you grow, it's a very different mantra. And I heard that when I was... I think literally my first day of business school and they described the types of candidates that they were looking for and why everyone in that room, sitting in this large hundreds of person assembly, they're like, "You are a very well-rounded class because individually, all of you guys are incredible." And that has always stuck with me. Dev Sethi:You're reminding me of one of the things that I love sharing with the teams that I've managed, and the individuals I've managed, and that's important to me, is how do you empower those team members' voices? I've said whether you're 23 and out of college with no work experience or 35 and have been in social and digital sports for decades plus, we all see what we do, our industry, what's happening differently than anybody else and almost by sheer virtue of who you are and the life experiences that we all bring to these jobs. So if I'm as a manager, as a team leader, able to create an environment or a safe space for people to share, that's how we're going to get better, to your point. Well, maybe not well-rounded people, but well-rounded teams because you have diverse perspectives. And so, whether you're that 23-year-old or you're that 50-year-old, your participation, isn't just appreciated, it's really required in order for us to get better as teams, as organizations, et cetera. Chris Erwin:Very well said. All right, so Dev, so after Complex, I think you leave in around 2018 and you head over to Instagram, where you go over to become the Head of Sports. So tell us about, again, what caused that transition? What was your initial mandate when you went over there? Dev Sethi:There's a theme about if you want to call this a career, so to speak, I don't know if I call it that, but if there is a theme or a through-line, it's one I've been the recipient of a lot of great sort of fortune and also the recipient of just great relationships that I've had because that job, as I told you with my colleague and friend who sort of helped recognize and identify opportunities for me, that happened twice, I was actually reached out to, by a friend of mine in the industry who had worked at an agency, Octagon, who I had kept in touch with over the years. He had been in Instagram and my predecessor, the former Head of Sports was departing for a different role at the company and this role was going to be vacant. And for whatever reason, weren't going to consider my friend, so he basically said, "Hey, we've talked about working in the industry together, we like and respect each other, we could probably work well together, do you want to throw your hat in the ring?" Dev Sethi:And I did, and months later got a job offer to take on this role with very ambiguous title and perhaps even a more ambiguous remit, but one that was sort of mine to carve out to a degree. But even taking it back to my decision to leave YouTube, it's funny because everything I told my then boss about the reasons I was leaving, came true in the sense that, I gained this, I would call somewhat unique perspective. Having worked at Whistle, having worked at Complex while having the tech background and then having it come full circle and join Instagram and perform this role. Those things did come true, just the only thing I changed was the employer. I didn't go back to Google and YouTube, I went to Facebook and Instagram. And so, just kind of funny how that works out as far as the remit, the objectives of things I work on, I sort of like to describe it as really acting as a connective tissue between my company, its objectives, and priorities, and then the sports industry and its priorities and objectives. And how am I that connective tissue? How might that bridge be able to make those things work cohesively? Dev Sethi:And so, for Instagram as all well know, they're focused on things like just being relevant to young people, to having people use their service, both as consumers, but also as creators, they care about products like reels and more broadly speaking commerce, even AR, VR to a degree, and they care about being meaningful to that creator economy, which I know we touched on earlier as well. Dev Sethi:And so, understanding those priorities and also understanding the unique priorities that live within the sports vertical, how am I able to marry those. And for sports, as you well know, the needs, the opportunities, et cetera, they're different depending on who you are in that industry. What the NBA needs out of social media or is looking to do on social media is very different than what LeBron James wants to do or is very different than what Bryce Young at Alabama wants to leverage these platforms for. And so, how do I represent and advocate for those needs and interests, while also driving the objectives of my company? I view that as broadly speaking my remit. And on a day-to-day basis, it presents very, very differently on any given day. Dev Sethi:Talking yesterday with colleagues about how can we... for folks who don't know there is another Olympics coming up in a few short months here, how do we work to empower athletes participating at the Winter Olympics, to be able to express themselves and engage their fans on social, in a very unique circumstance where the games are in China. So focusing on that to today, obviously, doing this podcast, but also working on an incubator to work with the next generation of athletes and creators at HBCUs, a very storied and proud and critically important part of our ecosystem within sports and college athletics. How do we work with those athletes at those universities, who, again, a community that's largely been underrepresented, how do we work to equip, and empower, and educate them on the value our platforms can bring those athletes, especially in the era of NIL name image likeness, which happened on July 1st. So again, I guess my point is a gamut, focused on, it's very broad at times, but largely speaking it's, again, that sort of bridge between priorities and how can I be an advocate for what sports needs in order to thrive and flourish on social. Chris Erwin:It sounds like a very exciting, and as you described, a very broad mandate. There's much more than you could do in a simple day's time, so I think a question that would be helpful is, looking at the modern creator economy and thinking about the different partners that are out there. As you described, the NBA has a different need than say, LeBron James or different talent personalities, and then with also different events around the corner, like the Olympics being hosted in China and what does that mean for the Instagram experience here, for US-based creators and US-based sports fans? What are some of the things that you're seeing that Instagram is actually building for, where like, "Hey, this is what creators want, or this is what consumers are demanding and we need to better support this need." Can you give a few highlights of some examples of that work? Dev Sethi:I was just having a conversation with some folks at Endeavor, not even an hour and a half ago, and this term of creator economy, which I'm guessing, Chris, you'll agree is sort of the buzziest term in our industry of 2021, in terms of how we're thinking about it from an Instagram perspective... I'll give you the sports example and then I'll give you sort of the product example. The sports example is, the investments that my team has made in trying to empower the ecosystem around college athletes in the era of NIL. And for those who probably don't know, NIL as an acronym stands for name image and likeness, as sort of a moment in time, as a value. It basically means that college athletes, as of July 1st, for the first time, by and large, could monetize their name, image, and likeness, which also extended to social media and the ability for you to monetize your audience, be able to work with brands, et cetera. Dev Sethi:And the true first in the history of college athletics, July 1st will go down as one of the most important days in the history of college athletics in my opinion. So from a sports perspective, how do we empower the ecosystem around college athletes, to ready themselves for this moment, by providing education, by providing resources, by providing incubators like the one I referenced earlier, to support this ecosystem in a world where athletes, especially youth athletes, can really be full-on content creators and embrace the totality of our platforms for the first time. And so, again, that didn't exist seven months ago, and now, you've got to bite at the apple to illustrate the value an Instagram, or Facebook, or YouTube can provide to these athletes in an environment where they're actually probably more interested and inclined to listen and learn than may ever have been before, because there's a real economic opportunity available to them that wasn't there before. Dev Sethi:So that's sort of the sports perspective, and how I'm thinking about some of my objectives and things that are happening around us that we want to have some vision and strategy against. The other side of it, at least in terms of what Instagram's focused on in the creator economy, a primary focus on safety and wellbeing, making sure that you as a creator, a user have a positive and safe experience on our platforms. And this year, Instagram has released a number of safety tools to help preserve that safe experience on our platform. Going towards new product development like the ability for audiences to tip their favorite creators during a livestream, which I know is probably more catching up the parody on some other platforms, but we know is an important part of a creator-user experience, in ways in which creators can monetize. Dev Sethi:We recently announced last month that we're building essentially a branded content marketplace, where brands have the opportunity to discover creators on our platform and potentially do business with them right then and there. To have that occur on a platform, we know brands are spending their time looking for individuals to partner with, and creators are constantly looking for ways to gain opportunity and to stand out, us building a marketplace to do just that, something we've invested in recently. Chris Erwin:No, I really like that and thinking about, yes, Meta definitely has relationships with probably all of the largest brands, marketers on the planet, but something that Facebook has done really well is, enable really targeted marketing for these small and mid-size businesses that can't necessarily afford the 32nd TV spot. So it's like, "All right, you don't have $500,000 to spend, but you got $10,000 to spend, you can run a campaign on Facebook, targeting the clients that make the most sense and are most relevant for your business." And I like the idea that this marketplace would also enable the same, not just for running these paid media spots, but also for influencer marketing campaigns, but also something that you guys are really leaning into a lot, which is social commerce. Really enabling creators to sell product directly through the Facebook and Instagram shop product flows. Chris Erwin:And I think to do that, I think the brands and the creators need to come together and need a bit more support there. That's something that we've written extensively about at RockWater is like, "What is this product gap?" It's something that's really holding back the launch of the livestream commerce market in the US relative to that of China. So I think that this marketplace idea that you guys have is a step definitely in the right direction. And particularly as Instagram has so many different social commerce and also these programming products, it needs to be fueled by more collaborations. A couple of quick questions before we get to the rapid-fire and close this out, Dev, so one, some big announcements around Meta recently. Massive reorganization, $10 billion commitment to building out the Facebook Metaverse or this new virtual experience for the Facebook users and community, what does that mean for sports media? What does that mean for the partners that you work with? Is that something that you guys have an idea on? Are you helping to formulate the vision? Tell us about that. Dev Sethi:To me, it's exciting because, well, one, so much of this hasn't been written yet, but the potential for what the sports experience could look like at Meta, on our own platforms in the ways that I just described, but also in the Metaverse, the world is everyone's proverbial oyster in that regard, whether it's evolving the co-watching experience from how we experience it on social media today, to a more virtual environment, where we're able to co-watch a football game together, or we're rather able to play a game together, or if we just want to express ourselves in a unique way, let alone the monetization possibilities. And again, I don't want to speculate, but you can imagine the variety of ways in which monetization can come to bear in this new environment and participating in a Metaverse. Dev Sethi:I mean, again, I defer to the experts like yourself, who literally write newsletters on these sorts of things, but to me, it all means we can get really creative, our company, but the industry is going to get incredibly creative on that as it all comes to bear and who's going to be positively impacted. And in terms of my job, I guess specifically, I get to ideally represent them more opportunities for how organizations and individuals can work with our company, because you have the inherent value of it, you work with Instagram, then you work with Facebook, and maybe there's an interesting WhatsApp partnership, but it's this tremendous again, sort of holistic opportunity for individuals and orgs to partner with sports partnerships or other verticals and other teams in ways that may have felt fragmented in the past but I think just generally speaking allows us to delve into different areas, and hopefully do some really cool things together. Dev Sethi:Yeah, I've given you an example, the conversations even before I got here, with the NBC and the Olympics on Facebook and Instagram were very different in 2016 than they were in 2020. And now, imagine what those conversations look like in 2022 or 2024, and it's because of the evolution of the technology, the evolution of the platforms themselves, and the ways in which the brands and individuals want to engage their fans, which is probably the most important through-line of the entire thing. Chris Erwin:It's really interesting, I mean, that can be a whole separate show of just brainstorming, what does the virtual experience mean for sports fandoms of tomorrow? What younger generations want is the personalization of everything, personalization of watching sports, when, and how they want to consume it with the personalities that they care about. So you think about the in-person experience of being in the arena, being at game day, but how do you get that same excitement and energy level, but then also add to the experience of why people also like to watch sports from home, where they have their personalized social feed, and newsfeed, and maybe they have different camera angles that they're watching from their TV and from their phone. How can you put all those exciting dynamics together in this virtual environment and then, in addition, give the fans tools to express their fandom in new and exciting ways? Chris Erwin:So the same way of like, you're wearing the Jersey of your favorite sports team. What are some of the digital goods and digital fashion that you can express on game day and then maybe your outfit's rotating between every play or every quarter? The ideas are just really endless and really exciting. Dev Sethi:Absolutely, I feel like we're limited, I'm personally not being a very creative person, only limited by my creativity in the sense of everyone wants to point to a reference point, "Oh, this feels like it's the sims or this feels like something that I've seen before." Well, most of what's going to get created, no one's going to have necessarily seen before, the opportunities are essentially endless. And at the core of the metaverse and whoever participates in it, it's still fundamental that it's about communities that can connect with each other in virtual environments when they cannot be with each other in person. And that represents boundless opportunity, whether you're the NFL, whether you're trying to connect with your brothers in Savannah, whether I'm trying to connect with my twin brother who's down the road, that's still at the heart of it. And I think we're just going to see that be expressed and developed again, in a number of ways, hopefully much sooner than later. Chris Erwin:Well said. All right, so before we move on to the rapid-fire, I just want to give a closing notice, some kudos to you, Dev. As the listeners have heard, I have known you dating back, I think at least four or five years now. We've stayed in touch. And something that I just really appreciate is how gracious you are with your time and how gracious you are with helping people understand and get excited about all of the work in sports media and digital. And I think I follow some of the feedback that you've given us on our newsletters, the feedback that whenever we have a chance to talk on the phone or on a Zoom chat and just tracking your LinkedIn feed, you really evangelize your work and the spirit of digital media in a very positive some way and it's really appreciated. We've definitely noticed it, you have a demeanor that really points this whole industry towards a really great place and I'm really thankful for that, and I wanted to acknowledge that. Dev Sethi:No, thank you, I'd say you're being way too kind and I'm certain that you deliver a lot more value to this industry than I do in the seat that you sit in and then what you've put together and run but I appreciate it. I think there's many of us who have to rely on each other to continue to grow, educate ourselves, and collaborate because that's just sort of how big and gnarly this industry is. And so, you're obviously the center of the value that we all derive. And once you put together this podcast, and newsletter, the consultancy that you've built up, yeah, I just have a lot of gratitude for things that, frankly have broken my way, the core of it's just been, hopefully trying to be a decent person, but also maintain great relationships like you and I, I think we've probably spent at least 75% of that first lunch, just shooting the shit on getting to know each other, 25% on the business stuff. I'd rather take that proportion, frankly. We get to things like today because we have, I think, a great base to build off of, so I'm deeply appreciative of getting to befriend you over all these years too. Chris Erwin:Very welcome, such from a guy who has such a powerful position in sports media. So, all right, with that, moving on to rapid-fire, here are the rules. Six questions, answers are to be short and to the point, so it could be just a single sentence or just a single word. Do you understand the rules, Dev? Dev Sethi:I understand them, I don't know if I'll adhere to them, but yeah, I understand them. Chris Erwin:Everyone says the same thing, but I'm going to hold you to it. All right, first one, proudest life moment. Dev Sethi:I've been offered the opportunity to speak a couple of times in front of students at my alma mater, Notre Dame and I never thought in a million years, I would ever do anything in my life or deliver that kind of value that my alma mater would ask me to support them and be of service to them. So that was a crowning achievement in my mind at least. Chris Erwin:Okay, cool, what do you want to do less of in 2022? Dev Sethi:More sporting events, with hopefully a lot less disruptions and just more grace for, I think our fellow citizens who are all going through tough time but who all have such diverse perspectives. So hopefully more of that too. I'd say hopefully a lot less bad weather, but I don't know if the weather's even been that bad. So I don't have a great answer for that. Chris Erwin:Okay. Less bad weather and disruptions in 2022? Dev Sethi:There you go. Chris Erwin:But I like what you said about more sporting events and the things that matter. What are one or two things that drive your success? Dev Sethi:I think having a great, talented bought-in team or teams that I've managed that make me look good. And also just having a personal passion in investing in my team, their career, their goals, and the enablement of them doing great work, that's what gives me joint energy about this role and any other role and I think that's equated to personal success as well. Chris Erwin:Advice for media execs going into 2022. Dev Sethi:Just continue to embrace innovation, whether it's on platform innovation, some of the things I referenced earlier, but also the innovation in the sports industry. I mentioned NIL a number of times, but try to skate to where the puck is going. And also do it authentically, don't sort of follow the leader all the time in this industry, make that set align with how you want to serve your audience

Creator Economy Club
“Building the world's largest creator gathering” with VidCon's CEO Jim Louderback

Creator Economy Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 67:20


Just a few years ago, if you said you were a YouTuber, people thought you were unemployed. Fast-forward to 2021 and 75% of kids want to become creators. The narrative around creators has massively changed and who better than VidCon to witness first-hand the incredible transformation the whole industry has gone through. From a small gathering of ~1000 YouTubers in LA in 2010 to a global event series gathering 75000+ attendees in 2019, VidCon has really become the annual high mass of the creator world. After a 2020 year in all-remote mode, the conference is back this fall IRL! Top creators, industry leaders & operators will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from Oct. 21-24. That's why we're thrilled to host VidCon's CEO Jim Louderback, who's not only one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry but also one of its most genuine and enthusiastic advocates!

Podcasts – Parks and Cons
Episode 642 - DesignerCon 2021

Podcasts – Parks and Cons

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!

Big Soy Naturals
Challenging Hank Green to a Pissing Contest Outside the Anaheim Convention Center and Asking John How It Tastes (Part 2)

Big Soy Naturals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 83:56


In part two of our deep dive into John and Hank Green, we take a look at the proto-Me Too Movement that happened on Tumblr and Youtube; its involvement with both the Brothers Green and DFTBA records; and how people, systemically, forget to be awesome.Patreon: patreon.com/bigsoynaturalsTwitter: https://twitter.com/BigSoyNaturalsWebsite: https://bigsoyuniverse.neocities.org/Works Cited and Further Reading:Archive of YouTube Abuse MasterpostYouTube's First Big Scandal Was Cancel Culture Done Right — What Happened? by Kathryn LindsaySex, lies and YouTube: The predatory side of internet fame by Saba HamedyMike Lombardo Goes to JailHank and John's Response to Mike's sentencingHank's Response to Tom Milsom's allegationsa blog just dedicated to Alex Day allegationsFault In Our Stars Author John Green Responds to Tumblr Posts Implying He Sexually Abuses Girls by Alyssa ToomeyJohn Green, YA Authors, and Rape Culture by Camryn GarrettUplift's Official WebsiteHere's How Your YouTube Faves Are Fighting Sexual Abuse Online And IRL by Katherine SpellerThis organization wants to stop YouTube's sex abuse problem by Rae Vatta

Big Soy Naturals
Challenging Hank Green to a Pissing Contest Outside the Anaheim Convention Center and Asking John How It Tastes (Part 1)

Big Soy Naturals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 109:48


This week, Kendall and Ceres dug deep and remembered that they forgot to be awesome. They explored the media empire of Hank and John Green, the Cain and Abel of Youtube. They dug into the nerdfighter census and scrutinized their (many) business ventures. They analyzed the Brothers Green and asked the question: what exactly, is the ideology behind the infamous phrase DFTBA? Patreon: patreon.com/bigsoynaturalsTwitter: https://twitter.com/BigSoyNaturalsWorks Cited and Further Reading:Nerdfighteria Wiki PageProject for Awesome Wiki PageCrash Course Capitalism Video and TranscriptOn Anger and Activism, by Hank GreenHey! Let's Re-Define Capitalism Part 1, by Hank GreenHey Let's Re-Define Capitalism, Part 2, by Hank Green2019 Nerdfighter CensusThe 2019 Census Survey itselfFoundation to Decrease World Suck Website

Disney World And Beyond with The Gold Key Adventurers Society
Theme Park News Roundup September 2021

Disney World And Beyond with The Gold Key Adventurers Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 70:21


Hope you've got room for seconds, because we're talking food again! These week we have a theme park news roundup, featuring outer space delicacies, retro steaks, and sweets that go boom! Plus Christmas at Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Orlando Resort, Disney World's most questionable in-park characters, and the D23 convention is back (next year)! Put on your bib and order an appetizer, it's time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!    First up, dessert parties and night time spectacular dining packages are back at Walt Disney World! https://bit.ly/WDWDessertPartiesBack  As we say hello to one old friend, we say see ya real soon to another, as Finding Nemo the Musical at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is currently undergoing a reimagining, and slated to open some time next year https://bit.ly/NewNemoMusical  Speaking of bitter drinks and sticky floors, Club Cool and the Creations Shop in EPCOT are opening Sept 15/opened a few days ago on the 15h https://bit.ly/ClubCoolReturns  Also in EPCOT, Space 220 restaurant has released its menu ahead of their grand opening September https://bit.ly/Space220Menu  Steakhouse ‘71 at Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort opening details and menu https://bit.ly/Steakhouse71Menu  Walt Disney World's Diamond Horseshoe also reopening for Magic Kingdom's 50th Anniversary celebration https://bit.ly/DiamondHorseshoeReopens  Dark Arts at Hogwarts returns to Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure park September 18,2021. https://bit.ly/DarkArtsUOR  Back to Epcot, Disney World officially confirms the return of the Candlelight Processional to EPCOT for the 2021 Christmas season https://bit.ly/2021CandlelightProcession  Disneyland is getting its own holiday after hours event, Disney Merriest Nights https://bit.ly/DLRMerriestNights  The D23 Disney fan convention is returning to Anaheim Convention Center in 2022 https://bit.ly/D23Returning2022    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!   We're proud to be a Feedspot Top 30 Theme Park Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedspotTop30      Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com   Don't forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?   Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.   The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety,  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast,  Twitter: https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast.    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters' delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS     Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!  

The Don and Mike Show
Mindy Abel from The Anaheim Convention Center, Rental Car Issues, Safety and Security with ESCA

The Don and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 72:05


Deputy Director for The Anaheim Convention Center Mindy Abel talks to Mike about Conventions coming back, what they will look like in California and more. Rental Car supply issues will be a real issue as shows start coming back and travel resumes. Supply and demand for materials are affecting displays and ESCA has a webinar discussed for Safety and Security. TheDonAndMikeShow.net and ExhibitCityNews.com

Bill Handel on Demand
Handel on the News [LATE EDITION]

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 12:15


Handel on the news late edition with the morning crew discussing the LATEST in news such as Los Angeles parents demanding schools reopen, the Anaheim Convention Center vaccine site set to open on Thursday, and security officials set to testify Tuesday about failures during the January 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Delayed Replay
Star Wars Celebration 2020 (Part 1)

Delayed Replay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 121:56


To those of you looking on the website, yes, the pic is from Star Trek: Picard. It shows the Anaheim Convention Center, so it seemed funny yet somehow fitting, especially since Star Trek is mentioned in this. Anyway, the episode covering Star Wars Celebration 2020 was so long that I ended up having to divide it into two parts for the podcast feeds. Here on Part 1, you will hear a session where I reminisce about this Star Wars convention with Zac Arnold from the Intergalactic Peace Coalition podcast and Chris Abbott A.K.A. Starrapter. After that, I spend the rest of this talking with Jeffery White from Hype Function and Maniacal Melodies. Listen to us talk about some of the cool things we saw at Celebration: the panels, the announcements, the cosplays, and even food! Show Notes: 57:40 - Star Wars: Bounty Hunter came out in 2002. IPC: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Zac: Twitter Starrapter: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook Hype Function: Channel 1138 | Google Podcasts | Twitter Maniacal Melodies: Channel 1138 | Facebook | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Twitter Delayed Replay plugs: Email your thoughts about these movies and our coverage to delayedreplaypodcast@gmail.com! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Apple Podcasts Google Play Spotify Steven Shinder plugs: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website Standalones and Stepping Stones: Lemons Loom Like Rain Culture Slate: Facebook | Instagram | Twitch | Twitter | Vocal | Website | YouTube

Towelite Talk
Episode 173 - Towelite Returns

Towelite Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2020 78:53


Casey and follower of the show, Paul, jumped on this episode to talk about all the geeky whatnots happening in the galaxy this week. From Batman, to Cyberpunk, to more Hollowed comics than you can shake a beard at. Get ready for a brand new episode! Intro Guest intro Big Announcements Joel Schumacher passes away SDCC at home for free, late July  ECCC cxl  PAX going online this year Marvel TV & Movies MODOK and Hit Monkey animated shows still on slate DC TV & Movies Michael Keaton to return as Batman in Flashpoint and multiple films? WW84 to 10/2 First look at Snyder cut  DC Fandome  8/22  SS and Gotham Knights games rumored to be announced Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons being released as movie this summer  Team up with Spotify for scripted, narrative Podcasts   SW Celebration cancelled. No word of online event, will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 18-21, 2022. Squadrons trailer/gameplay Star Wars: Dark Legends, a follow-up to the acclaimed Star Wars: Myths & Fables, reunites the creative team of writer George Mann and artist Grant Griffin for seven new fables. Animated Bad Batch series rumored Comics Free comic book day July-September COMMERCIAL Crowd$ourcery Like father, like daughter KS Curse of the Sea Rats KS  The Last Faith KS successful  TV Cobra Kai headed to Netflix  Shudder developing Creepshow S3 Skullkickers getting its own animated adventure  Dan Aykroyd to Narrate New Series 'Hotel Paranormal' -  7/11 Travel Channel  Movies Scoob coming to HBO Max 6/26 WB  removes The Witches from sched  Godzilla vs Kong 5/21/21 and Matrix 4 4/1/22 Bond moved to 11/20 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio casts Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket Animorphs being adapted to film/graphic novel WETA launches animation division   Gaming PS5 showcase Cyberpunk delayed to November Patch will allow for free next gen upgrade BTTF Funko Board Game POP New SW LEGOS Hasbro talking Deadpool head GIJoe Classified Cobra Commander released first on NTWRK and then general release in Sept Retro 3.75 line coming soon? 2016 NECA Jaws tease  What we geeking out on? Closing Listen to us on Google Podcasts! If you wanna interact with us you can follow @dfatowel on Twitter and Instagram. Interested in joining our crew? Email dontforgetatowel1@gmail.com. Thanks for listening and Don’t Forget a Towel!