The Con Guy Podcast

The Con Guy Podcast

Straight from the nerdy heart of Hollywood, THE CON GUY podcast brings you the the latest comic con and fan convention updates, and the best celebrity and creator interviews to celebrate the world of fandom, pop culture and geek-centric news. We are a place designed BY FANS for FANS, that seeks to create a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy sci-fi, exclusive collectibles, comic books, gaming, animation, manga, cosplay, fan conventions and fandom events—if you love it, we'll talk about it!

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January 15, 2022 98 min

The most anticipated movies, the biggest TV programs, epic streaming shows, and the fan conventions we've been waiting for — this episode, we say GOODBYE 2021 and we gladly look forward to the best of 2022. Woo hoo! Bring on the fun!

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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition, L.A. Comic Con, Emerald City, Midsummer Scream — What do all these events have in common? They all held IN-PERSON events this year, to varying degrees of success. On this episode, Comic Book writer DAVID BOOHER helps us review the highs and lows of San Diego and L.A. Comic Con, and discusses what 2022 holds. PLUS, it's our holiday episode, so we reveal our Nerdy Christmas Wish List... and wh...

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Who ya gonna call? The Con Guys, that's who! Because we ain’t afraid of no ghosts! And we’ll prove it this week as we discuss GHOSTBUSTER AFTERLIFE, the latest installment in the beloved Ghostbusters franchise. It seems to be stirring a lot of debate. SPOILERS ahead.

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES. TWO EVENTS. San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition arrives Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-28, followed one week later by L.A. Comic Con, hitting downtown Los Angeles December 3–5. And both events are IN-PERSON, the first (and biggest) West Coast events of the year! On this episode, we go inside both... and, we go over all the latest announcements (and events) of Disney+ Day.

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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition happens Thanksgiving Weekend, and we're your source for the panels, the events, and everything you need to know to make this an EPIC return to your favorite fan convention. THIS WEEK, we shine a spotlight on the hotels and the panels... and don't listen to the naysayers—there are a TON of panels covering everything from gaming, cosplay, comics, breaking into the industry, TV and film, and...

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Halloween Season is in full swing, and this week we've got a triple-hitter of Halloween treats: FIRST, we talk with Matt McWilliams, director of ANGEL CITY HORROR, a new short film premiering at L.A.'s SCREAMFEST; then, we discuss the brand-new MUPPET'S HAUNTED MANSION; and finally, we finish the show with a celebration of the 55th anniversary of IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, the ultimate Halloween TV speci...

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It was the scene that changed horror movies forever! A young boy returned home from trick-or-treating, grabbed a kitchen knife, crept upstairs and STABBED his older sister to death in the iconic opening scene of the film that terrified America and forever changed the face of the Halloween holiday. Now, that older sister SPEAKS in this exclusive interview. She’s an icon of 70s fanboys. A legend of horror. Brother to Michael Myers. A...

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Before the Avengers, before Spider-Man, and before Shang-Chi or Black Panther, there was the Fantastic Four, the First Family of Marvel Comics, hItting the scene 60 years ago THIS WEEK. But we’ve got one better: Before 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four, or its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, there was Roger Corman’s unreleased 1994 Fantastic Four, which has become a nerdy cult classic. And tonight, we get to geek ...

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Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed martial arts, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization. The super hero action adventure, starring Simu Liu, had an even bigger debut than expected, collecting $90 million in its first four days of release and setting a new high watermark for the holiday weekend. And this week we break it all down on THE CON GUY MOVIE TALK.

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Since we've entered the Halloween season (yeah, hard to believe), we decided to join our sister podcast, THE SCARE GUY, as they present their fist ever HYPE LIST — everything you need to know for a "killer" Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 30! With 10 mazes and 5 scare zones, it's the biggest event EVER! Beetlejuice. Bride of Frankenstein. Leatherface. Hill House. And tons of original haunted houses — PLUS,...

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This week, it's all about STRANGER THINGS and SPIDER-MAN.... We talk with the creator of the new musical STRANGER SINGS, now playing off-Broadway in New York. Then, we celebrate MAYIM BIALIK as the interim host of JEOPARDY with our own CON GUY Jeopardy tournament, testing all our Stranger Things knowledge. BUT FIRST, Wow! The new Spider-Man trailer drops just moments before our show, and we DEFINITELY have opinions (Alfred Moli...

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It’s X-File meets Million Dollar Listing on Syfy’s brand-new series SurrealEstate! Real estate agent Luke Roman is the owner of The Roman Agency, a boutique residential real estate brokerage specializing in "metaphysically engaged" properties, also known as haunted houses. Along with his team, Luke takes on the houses nobody else can or will. Our guests this week are Luke Roman himself, the actor Tim Rozon, who fans will re...

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James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD! It's one of the biggest, bloodiest, funniest, boldest super hero films in years... let's discuss! Did it live up to the hype? And what's to be made of the claim by some that it "bombed" this weekend? Join us for our Suicide Squad movie talk!

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There's still plenty of heat left in this summer—big movies, buzzy TV shows, tons of collectibles, and even the return of some the biggest fan conventions in the country! Suicide Squad, Marvel Studios' What If...?, Megacon Orlando, Dragon Con in Atlanta, and so many cool new collectibles. Buckle Up for The Con Guy's Endless Summer!

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It’s COMIC-CON week! Running through Sunday, July 25, this year’s event is again FREE and open to everyone… with NO LINES or overnight camping. We preview the must-see panels, the exclusives, and the various “off-site” events. From Marvel, DC and Star Wars to Disney, Doctor Who, and tons of animation, there's something this year for everyone.

We also give updates on other upcoming fan conventions.

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It’s the mayor of Amity Island! In celebration of SHARK WEEK on Discovery and SharkFest on NatGeo, we talk with DAVID HAMILTON, whose dad played the mayor in the blockbuster shark movie JAWS. Mayor Vaughn just wanted to keep the businesses open on Amity Island, and protect the financial interests of the business owners, right? As he said: “You yell ‘Barracuda,’ everybody says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands...

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This week, The Con Guy welcomes The Con Girls to break down two of fandom's biggest and most exciting properties: Marvel's BLACK WIDOW and Netflix's THE WITCHER! Black Widow delivered the punch that the box-office so badly needed, and The Witcher is setting social media ablaze!

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It's been 45 years (plus 1) since a Great White shark named Bruce terrorized theaters and convinced a generation of people to stay out of the water! Steven Spielberg's classic JAWS is the movie that launched summer blockbusters, and on this episode we celebrate with behind-the-scene facts and interviews with 10 people associated with the film! THEN, we discuss LegoCON, the first convention devoted to our favorite bricks!

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Loki is back, and he’s still “burdened with glorious purpose.” We discuss the premiere, the theories, and what it all means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, we peek inside the controversy swirling around Kevin Smith's HE-MAN series for Netflix. And some cool news of the week!

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Everything you didn't know about Indiana Jones—you won’t believe some of this stuff! Join the CON GUYS in celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. We celebrate all the Indiana Jones films, share news about part 5, cool collectibles and cosplay, and commemorate 40 years of the most daring archeology professor ever to set foot inside a dusty tomb.

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