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Tour de Cons

Martha and Rob discuss various comic and pop culture conventions with guests and friends. Artists, superheroes, indie comics, comic books, writers, books, movies, TV, video games, tabletop games, anime, and music are all topics that are covered.

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Interview with Russell Nohelty about WannaCon 2020

Rob Interviews author Russell Nohelty from Wannabe Press about the virtual comic-con WannaCon that is happening this weekend. Last weekend, Emerald City Comic Con made the decision to cancel their convention that was to happen this weekend.  Since then, a bunch of conventions have started canceling which is not just bad for the fans and the companies behind the cons, but the artists and vendors that make their livings of the cons are hit especially hard.   Today’s guest, Russell Nohelty, and his company, Wannabe Press, wanted to do something to fill the gap created by the loss of the show. Acting quickly, he created WannaCon, a virtual comic convention starting this Friday-Sunday, March 13th-15th, from 12 pm-4 pm Pacific Time featuring some of your favorite indie artists and creators.  Today I have a quick interview with Russell so he can let you know about this cool event.  As pop culture convention and comic fans, I cannot urge you enough to check out WannaCon and Support any artists you are interested in on its panels.  Be sure to follow him on Facebook at @WannabePress Check out WannaCon on: Twitch YouTube Facebook Be sure to use the hashtags #ecconline and #tourdecons Please be sure to rate us and review this episode wherever you listen to podcasts.  It really helps other people find us.    Follow this show on Facebook and Twitter at @tourdecons Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com.   Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com


12 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Fall 2018 SMG Micro-Con Roundtable

Rob sits down with artists and writers from the Fall 2018 SMG Micro-Con at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin.  The roundtable was made up Rebecca Rothschild, Xane Daniel, Rich Perez, and Zach Lehner.  Here's the link to support Xane's Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kevmo/righteous-comic-series-volume-2-first-printing Learn more, subscribe, or contact us at www.southgatemediagroup.com.  You can write to us at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com and let us know what you think.  Be sure to rate us and review the episode.  It really helps other people find us.  Thanks! Connect with us on Twitter at @TourdeCons


8 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Latrice - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

In our final pre Texas Frightmare Weekend episodes, Jesse is joined by a soon to be first time attendee of the convention Latrice.  Hope you enjoy her story.   If you are attending TFW the first weekend of May, please send me a tweet and let's try to do a quick mini interview at the show!   Jesse's Twitter - JesseJacksonDFW


2 May 2018

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Mike - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

We continue our discussion with fans of Texas Frightmare Weekend with Mike!  The show is getting closer. Will we see you there? https://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/texas-frightmare-weekend-tickets-merchandise    Twitter @TourdeCons Email us at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com


24 Apr 2018

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Christi - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

As we get closer and closer to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018, Jesse is joined by Christi.  She shares her love of the horror genre and how she uses that love in her teaching!  Hope you enjoy our conversation and we will see you at TFW!   https://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/texas-frightmare-weekend-tickets-merchandise    Twitter @TourdeCons Email us at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com


10 Apr 2018

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Mike Armstrong Interview - C2E2 2018

Rob is joined by Mike Armstrong, the guy behind C2E2 in Chicago.     Twitter @TourdeCons Email us at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com


5 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Todd - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

Jesse is joined by another fan of Texas Frightmare Weekend Todd.  They talk about past shows and spend sometime talking about this year's show wichi will be in DFW the first weekend of May!   Twitter @TourdeCons Email us at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com


3 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Jason from KBLP - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

In another episode of our series focusing on the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, Jesse is joined by Jason from KBLP 105.1. They talk about Jason's history with the horror genre and his past experiances at TFW.   https://tunein.com/radio/KBLP-1051-s31766/?locale=nl-NL&z=205838228https://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com


20 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

The first weekend of May this year will be the 13th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend held at  the Hyatt Regency at DFW Airport.   The show dates are May 4, 5, 6 2018.   Tour de Cons will be covering the show for the Southgate Media Network.  To start out our coverage Jesse Jackson is joined by Ken Schaefer to talk about the history of "The Southwest's Premier Horror Convention."  Ken attended the first show and has made most of the them through the years.  They discuss the history and go into some of the people they are excited to see at this year's show.   Show Website https://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/   Ken's Twitter @dirkmaster Jesse's Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW


9 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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Andy Interviews William Shatner

The one and only WILLIAM SHATNER makes his triumphant return to Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, November 2nd…bringing his Broadway-based storytelling journey SHATNER’S WORLD to legendary Hoyt Sherman Place. The actor/writer/producer recently called into rock radio station LAZER 103.3 (KAZR-FM) for a chat with afternoon drive host ANDY HALL.  The two discussed the show, Shatner shared some stories from the filming of STAR TREK II:  THE WRATH OF KHAN, celebrating its 35th anniversary, and much more. @LAZER1033 @SMGPods Check out the Lazer 103.3 website for mare awesome interviews and content lazer1033.com


26 Oct 2017

Rank #10