Ep. #129 – Flame Con 2019 Special

Another year, another Flame Con! In this years Flame Con Special, Matt talks a little bit about this years con, the vendors (Like Michelle Peluso, Fyodor Pavlov and Feature Feature), walking the floor, seeing panels and playing D&D! Then, for the main event, Matt had the pleasure of recording a D&D live play panel featuring DM Lewd Alfred Douglas and players Johnny Panic, Hazel Tart, Anna Bosnick and special guest Anja Keister along with rules consultant Professor Cadbury, PhD. Please enjoy this deep dive into adventure featuring “The Hedge.”

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Ep. #115 – Feat. Julia O’Connell

On this latest episode, Matt welcomes Julia O’Connell — blogger, goth nerd, and panel coordinator for this year’s Dark Side Of The Con III in Parsippany, NJ, presented by VampireFreaks.com. The two chat about how Julia got her start writing for Vampire Freak as well as creating her own Gothic literature blog, The Gothic Library. We also discuss how she got involved with Dark Side Of The Con III, what she’s most looking forward to at this year’s event, and what panels Matt will be appearing on. Finally, we discuss the tropes and stereotypes about goth culture, and how this con looks to challenge those.

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Ep. #103 – Flame Con 2018 Special

Today, Matt shares highlights, interviews and more from Flame Con 2018! This episode features brief interviews with Con participants and attendees, as well as the (Doctor) Who Queered panel in its entirety.

First, Matt chats with poet and Black Nerd Problems co-founder, Omar Holmon, artist and creator Fyodor Pavlov, and finally con attendees Rachel Schenk and John Henry. Then, sci fi and fantasy author Brian Olsen is your host and curator for the hour-long (Doctor) Who Queered panel featuring teacher, actor and art director for The Lipstick Project, Rachel Schulte…and our very own Matt Storm!

Special thanks from Matt go to Director of PR for Geeks Out, Michelle Rose, as well as the rest of the Flame Con staff for the opportunity to cover this event.

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