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Titanic: Honor and Glory!

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Watch the Titanic Sink in Real Time!

Okay, this is really cool. Well, I guess I should say, “I think this is really cool”, because I’ve been fascinated with the sinking of the Titanic since they discovered it on the ocean floor in the mid 80’s. I totally remember watching Return to the Titanic (with Telly Savallas!)titanic2 and getting caught up in the story. Anyways, my own geeky wonder aside, there’s a group of people (Vintage Digital Revival) trying to make a game based on this historical event. Titanic: Honor and Glory recreates the RMS Titanic in almost every detail using Unreal Engine 4. When finished, players will join a mystery that takes place in the last five days of the Titanic’s voyage. Now that’s all really cool, but what really got my attention was a video that shows a real time sinking of the ship! The video runs over two and half hours, and it’s interesting, but I guess there’s also a little bit of a spooky vibe to the video. Check out more of the game details below along with the real time video and a promo video for the game!

Cheers!

Beginning in the city of Southampton, England, which is being reconstructed on an expansive scale and with as much accuracy as our ship, the player is on the run from the police. He’s accused of a terrible crime, but most importantly, he’s innocent. He must pursue the true culprit, requiring the player to find a way onto the Titanic just before it departs.

Playing through all five days of the voyage talking to passengers, gathering clues, and unraveling a grand mystery all while avoiding detection from authorities, the hero, Mr. Robert Morgan, has no idea that his whole world is about to change. When Titanic collides with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic, the player must race the rising waters to complete the mystery, prove his innocence, and, most importantly…. survive.

The Atomic Moocast #121!

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Lenox: The Return!

NEW FRIGG’N MOOCAST FOLKS! Hey El Moochadores, we got a great episode for you this time! For episode #121 we talk about our trip to SLCC 2016 and all the great stuff there. Good con and you can see some of the pictures from our tripCover here. Then, Jason Lenox is on the show! Lenox is now running Nittany Con in beautiful State College Pennsylvania! Actually, I have no idea what State College Pennsylvania looks like. Green? I don’t know, but they have a comic book convention and that’s awesome! The con is happening Tomorrow from 10am to 5pm and tickets… $5.00! That’s awesome! Kids five and under are free! Serious get out there and check it out! Also, gratz to Lenox for getting all his funding for Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1 funded on the Kickstater! Good stuff.

So, here we go my fellow slors, shlebbs, and chubbs! Moocasts are rare and precious and you need to enjoy this one! So, go and grab a sugary snack and a bag full of salted whatnots! Then roll your self into a safe and comfortable spot where you can plug in and play the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

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  • As I Figure
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Lords of the Cosmos Images!

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Nittany Con Press Images

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Chudd’s Mini-Sketches!

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The Atomic Moocast #120!

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Interview with Andres Salazar!

New Moocast!!! We’re still getting settled from back to back conventions, but somehow I managed to finish this latest episode. I’m amazing. Anyways, on this grand spectacle of a Moocast we’re talking with indie comic creator, Andres Salazarcover about his graphic novel: Pariah Missouri! A great read chuck full of wagon chases and spooky happenings in the pre-civil war Missouri! Also, we’re talking a little Nerd Con 2016. We boothed at another convention, this time with a fellow brethren moo. Find out what happened!

So, here we go folks! Get to listen’n to this one while it still has that fresh “moocast” smell! Go now and grab every disgusting salty snack, and fizzy beverage, laying about your kitchen, then roll up into a comfy spot and plug into the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

Show Notes, Links, and Photos

Pariah Missouri Sample Pages

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SDCC 2016 Photos!

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Two dorks lost in a sea of geeks…

Wow, what a break! Sorry for the extreme lack of post the last few days (weeks) but last Sunday we finished San Diego Comic Con 2016! Jason and I have been attending Comic-Con since 1995, and if my math is right (probably isn’t) then that is twenty one years of creative-geeky goodness packedIMG_0487 into a four day event. Usually right before our birthdays too!

Though will be Moocasting about this years con on the next episode (#119), I wanted to get some of our images online now. This year we met a lot of talented artist, performers, and cosplayers. I’ll be working hard to arrange interviews with as many as possible, but we also ran into a bunch of past Moocast interviewees like Nicole Brune, Josh Henaman, and Katrina Kuntsmann. All of whom had new art and comics out on their tables!

This last years con was incredibly inspiring, and I think we’re going to do it folks! Jason and I have been hitting the local smaller cons, but this next year I think we’re going to apply for artist alley and pro badges!IMG_3307_copy_t670 Yeah, we probably won’t get them, but we’re gonna try! Anyways, check out the images below, I’ll be adding these to our gallery pages as well.

Also, a special shout out goes to friend of the site Dean LeCrone who’s Dr. Peepers costume won Syfy’s 2016 Weirdly Awesome Cosplay! We’re going to have Dean on the podcast very soon to tell us the whole story, but check out the youtube video below too!

***note: these are just the images I took from my iPhone. Jason was kind of our un-official photographer, and we’re still putting together all of his images, which will appear with the next Moocast! Also, Jason hurry up and get me the damn pictures! Lazy.

Cheers!

Cosplay, Art, and Stuff at the Con!

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The Doubleclicks Announce 30-City Summer Tour!

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Celebrating Five Years of Music!

Okay El Moochadores, I’ve been kind of absent the last few days, so I apologize for the lack of posts. However; I’m taking most of the day to get caught up on announcements and reviews, and maybe even post a new Moocast! So, yeah – lot’s to do!

Let’s kick things off with a shout out to one of our favorite geek bands, the Doubleclicks! Recently the Doubleclicks (sisters Angela and Aubrey Webber) announced a 30 city summer tour to celebrate five years of music fun. Here’s a bit of press release to fill you in on the details and get you all fired up for tickets:

What do you get when you combine two sisters with a cat keyboard, nerdy lyrics, serious musical chops, and 30 cities? It’s the Doubleclicks, Portland’s beloved geekySummer-Tour-With-missouri-768x439 folk-pop duo, and they’re going on tour across the US and Canada this summer! Find them at comic shops, gamer bars, libraries, and more: there will be an all-ages show in every city, so everyone can enjoy catchy tunes that tackle everything from breakfast and cats to childhood bullying and social anxiety.

In addition to hits from previous albums and new material, Angela and Aubrey Webber will perform their 2015 album, “President Snakes,” which spent two weeks on the Billboard Comedy Top 10. President Snakes is a fictional presidential candidate invented by the duo, who is five snakes wearing a suit pretending to be a person. Is this political commentary? No one is quite sure.

Keen. Though I couldn’t help but notice they’re not coming to San Diego. WTF Doubleclicks, you don’t like awesome? Anyways, if you’re lucky enough to live in, or near, one of the cities on the tour list you can get tour info here. Also, check out a couple of their music videos below.

Enjoy!

Post Script: Doubleclicks, do our damn podcast already!

Star Trek Axanar Being Sued by Paramount, CBS

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Good evening El Moochadores! The following story has been all over the web today, but I figured that since we’re a website about independent creative endeavours (“geek creative”) that it would be worth a mention here. Plus we meet the Axanar crew at almost every So. Cal con we go to, and they’re a pretty cool bunch.

Earlier today, the Hollywood Reporter posted the news that Paramount Studios and CBS are suing the producers of the crowd funded fan film, Star Trek: Axanaraxnarcast2 for “a violation of their intellectual property“. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The Axanar Works infringe Plaintiffs’ works by using innumerable copyrighted elements of Star Trek, including its settings, characters, species, and themes…“.

Produced by Alec Peters, the Axanar film project has earned over 1 million dollars through crowd source funding on sites like Kickstarter and indiegogo. According to the Axanar website:

…totally non-commercial. That means we can never charge for anything featuring their marks or intellectual property and we will never sell the movie, DVD/Blu-ray copies, T-shirts, or anything which uses CBS owned marks or intellectual property.

So… a really good fan film. Click here to see the Hollywood Reporter article along with the full complaint against Axanar.

In my opinion (this a blog, I get to have one of those) this is bunk. Axanar may, or may not, be the best thing in Trek to come about, but it’s probably a damn site better than those shitty “Jar Jar Abrams” films (seriously, how do you get to fuck up both Star Trek and Star Wars in one life time?) that Paramount has released in recent years. I understand the need to protect intellectual property rights, so I sincerely hope that the producers of Axanar can demonstrate that all the money raised for this production will be used for the film, and get to finish its production. Check out the synopsis for Axanar below along with the short film Prelude to Axanar.

New Trek sucks. Let the fan films happen.

Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of “Where no Man Has Gone Before”, the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek. Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero. We met Garth in the third season TOS episode Whom Gods Destroy. Kirk called Garth the role model for all future Starfleet Officers. Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar, the story of which is required reading at the academy. This is that story.
Axanar tells the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart. Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.
It is the year 2245 and the war with the Klingons ends here.

Dr. Peepers and Art Beat on Main Street!

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Check out the Dean LeCrone Release Party Halloween Night!

Okay El Moochadores, it’s time we started feeling those Halloween vibes! So let’s kick things off with a quick shout out for our friend Dean LeCrone (aka: Dr. Peepers).DrPeepers Dean is a cartoonist, and cosplayer, and this Halloween night he’ll be premiering his 2016 Dr.Peepers calendar, with poster prints, at the Vista California gallery, Art Beat on Main Street! Also attending will be photographer Allen Freeman providing photo ops for all the passer bys. So, if you’re lucky enough to live in the San Diego, or surrounding, area (and my sincerest apologies should you not) come check out the event and all the cool happenings around it!

See you there!

Happy Back to the Future Day!

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Yeah, we only recognize a few “holidays” around here, and the best ones are the ones that exist for just one day – ever. So, happy Back to the Future Day, folks! This being the day shown on the Delorean dashboard as the future!maxresdefault Well, a future according to Back to the Future: Part II. There’s all sorts of cool stuff on the web about what the movie got right or wrong, but mostly I hope everyone just remembers what a fun movie it was. A fun movie that might be playing today only at a theater near you. Check your local listings. Anyways, I’ve posted a few videos below and now I’m going to spend the rest of my day wishing I had a pink Mattel hover board and a retro 80’s diner to hang out in. Why don’t we actually have at least one of those!?

Enjoy!

11 Things Back to the Future Part II Gave Us Before 2015 – Fan-Angry Movies

From a year ago, check out what BFP II got right!

Back to the Future II 2 : Hoverboard Scene

Yeah, this scene!

GWAR and Regional Identity in Richmond

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Dr. Michael Bishop TED Talk

Okay, this is… awesome. Yeah, I use “awesome” a lot, but c’mon: a GWAR TEDxRVA!? Hell yes! Check out Dr. Michael Bishop as he discusses his part in GWAR and the bands regional identity as tied to Richmond Virginia

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Michael Bishop is a Richmond musician best known for his work with GWAR. In the late 1980s, Bishop started as the bassist for the shock rock band while in high school, creating the character Beefkake the Mighty. Bishop left the band to concentrate on Kepone, a post-punk group who released three records between 1992 and 2000. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in music from the University of Virginia, specializing in popular music ethnography and performance studies. Following the death of GWAR singer Dave Brockie in 2014, Michael became the band’s vocalist, the Berserker Blöthar. Today, he stays busy as a writer and learning strategist, a member of Kepone and a country and soul group called the Misery Brothers, and the bassist for Sarah White. He also works with composer J. William Adkins on music, stage, and animation projects.

R.I.P. Roddy Piper!

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We just read the sad news of wrestling super star, Roddy Piper’s death at age 61. As kids We were huge fans of the WWF, and especially Hot Rod Roddy Piper. Below I’ve posted a couple of Piper’s Pit clips from Youtube, along with his iconic fight scene from 1988’s They Live. Piper is one of the few wrestlers we had a chance to meet a various cons in the past, and it was always an honor to shake his hand. We’ll miss his antics and good cheer very much.

Enjoy.

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