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We're back this week with an extra long episode packed with guests. Two guests to be specific....but that's like 200% more than normal so yeah, jam packed.

Next weekend is going to be a busy one as Alex and I are going to be attending two different conventions in two different states 1,000 miles apart...at the same time?!? Well, technically at the same time...just not together. While myself and the usual suspects head up to Boston for PAX East, Alex and his lovely lady are going to be flying out to Chicago for C2E2. Exciting, right?? Twice the opportunity to catch terrifying viruses! And also meet amazing people, play amazing games, and spend amazing amounts of cash. It's gonna be a good time.

Until then, we thought it would be fun to hype up the shows and talk with a couple people that you'd be able to meet if you happen to be in attendance. First up is the owner of Blipsounds: Ryan Stunkel! After successful outings at previous PAX shows, most recently PAX South in January, Ryan is going to be bringing his panel "Sound Design Live: Watch Us Recreate Video Game Sounds" to PAX East to give attendees the scoop on creating and replicating sounds from popular video games. Ryan is going to be bringing years of sound design experience to Boston so if you're at PAX East on Saturday you have an amazing opportunity to check out his panel.

Following our chat with Ryan, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with artist and colorist Addison Duke! A Chicago based artist, Addison's work can be seen in a multitude of comic books including Curse Words, Hack/Slash, and Barbarella/Dejah Thoris to name a few. He's going to be tabling in Artist's Alley at the upcoming C2E2 show so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get the inside info on his background, experiences, and what we can expect to see at one of the most talked about conventions in the country.

We can't thank Ryan and Addison enough for giving us time to talk with them, especially with two major shows just around the corner. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. If you're going to be at PAX or C2E2 be sure to travel safe and pack plenty of hand sanitizer. And say hi to Ryan and Addison; they're great people who make great things.



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Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

"The StarWell Foundation" is an audio drama set in a city of Super Heroes. Through the Foundation, children make requests to meet famous athletes, movie stars, or even their favorite heroes. But the kids have started to request something new: they want to meet their favorite villains and it's up to the newly promoted intern Meredith Dare to make their dreams come true.

This is Episode 2 of the pilot season.

Right now this completes the short story arc for Meredith Dare and StarWell. I hope you enjoyed it and if you did let us know.

I’ll be trying to push the season to spread the word, get more listens and eventually gauge interest on making more.

This story was inspired by “The Villain Wrangler”, a tumblr thread with many, many contributors.

Thanks to all our voice actors that lent me their time and voices, Bob for walking me through the set up and lending his expertise, Jayare for saying yes to this idea and thanks to you our listeners that keep coming back even though we deviated from our usual format.

This episode features the voice acting talents of:
Kae Giroux
Brett Kelley
Kristen Blakely Chesler
Michelle Arslan
Steph MacGillivary
Babs Daniels
Mike Davis
Sarah Gherri
Joe Van Allen
Colin Vigneault
Ed Gogulski
Milta Vargas
Alex Squiers

Music clips by Kevin Mason

Additional music and sound effects from:
BBC Sound Effects bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk

"Take a Chance" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License



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Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT