Last weekend, I took a road trip to Michigan to check out the Monroe Comic Con. While there, I had the chance to sit down with some folks and talk about the creative spirit. My first interview is with Elysia Rotaru, most known for playing the character, Taiana Venediktov on the CW show, Arrow. We discuss her background, life in Hollywood and her many roles on various projects. My second interview is with horror comic creator extraordinaire, Dirk Manning. We talk about his various projects and the art of writing. I even stopped by Brian Lau’s table to capture some people’s reaction to purchasing Staunch Ambition. It was a great time in Monroe and made for one epic episode!
Comic Town has been an institution of comic book commerce for over 20 years in Columbus. Recently, the store moved from its location on Morse Road to its new location near the Polaris area. Store proprietor, Ryan Seymore, and longtime Comic Town friend, Victor Dandridge, stop by to talk about the new locale. We also discuss Ryan and Victor’s YouTube show, Black, White and Read All Over, as well as the new projects Victor has coming soon from his imprint, Vantage: Inhouse Productions. So, join us on this rowdy and rambunctious edition of The PVDcast!
#PodcastPower is in full effect on this episode of The PVDcast. I am joined by Jeramy Kahle, Jack Dougherty and Jake Runyon, the men behind the Canned Air Podcast. We talk about podcasting from many different aspects – from why start a podcast to the trials & tribulations of podcasting to the technical equipment used to create their episodes. We also discuss some highlights from the Canned Air Podcast, such as the plethora of guests that have been featured and their favorite Retro Roundtable (a central focus on each episode). If you ever wanted to know anything about podcasting, then this is the episode for you!
They’re back!!! DJ Joey Blayze and Ringside Rand return to the PVDcast to talk about pro wrestling. As previously stated, these two gentlemen were invited to come back to discuss their opinons and thoughts on the big summer spectacular for the WWE, SummerSlam. We also cover the NXT event that occurred the night before (which we glossed over last time). We even chat about the Sexy Star incident in AAA and poke some fun at a WWE legend’s Facebook posts. Join us for one bodyslammin’ good time on this episode!
The PVDcast returns this week with a guest that has appeared many times on this podcast. In fact, he usually stops by twice a year. Paul Markoff, co-host of the movie review show, Now Playing, joins me to discuss movies. We discuss the batch of flicks that came out after Paul’s last appearance on this podcast; which covers films released in January through August of 2017. Hear our opinions on some of the big films that have dropped in the first half of this year.
This weekend, the WWE presents one of its flagship pay-per-views events, SummerSlam. DJ Joey Blayze and Ringside Rand stop by to chat with me about “the biggest part of the summer.” These gents also present their insights, thoughts and predictions about what may occur at this annual event. As part of the interactivity of this episode, we even answer some questions from the PVDcast Posse. It might be a little of a long one, but it is certain packed with plenty of wrestling knowledge and fun!
This past weekend was the annual event known as Wizard World Columbus. I made my very first trek to the big convention & talk about it on this week’s mini-episode. Did the convention meet my expectations? How did people receive Staunch Ambition? What famous Hollywood start stopped by the table? All these questions will be answered in this short, but sweet 18 minute edition!
The first weekend in August is when the comic book world will gaze upon Columbus, Ohio, as Wizard World comes to town. For the first time ever, I will be attending this annual event. I will be at Brian Lau’s Staunch Ambition booth, helping out, podcasting and having fun. The guys from The 3 Geeks Podcast invited me to come on their podcast and talk about my expectations for Wizard World. Consider this a podcast team-up featuring The 3 Geeks Podcast and The PVDcast. You can check out our conversation here or jump on over to YouTube and catch episode #94 on The 3 Geeks Podcast channel.
Many people believe that it’s easy to write a movie or TV show. I mean all you need is one great idea, right? It is not as easy as you may think, as my guest on this edition of The PVDcast can attest to. David Gwinn sits down with me to discuss the process of writing for television and movies. David is the co-writer and a producer of the film, Dark Iris. He is also the man behind Ghost Entertainment, a local production company. David and I talk about the keys to being a successful writer and what pitfalls to avoid. Be aware that in our discussion, David and I may spoil Godzilla (2014) and Training Day, for anyone that hasn’t seen them. (But seriously, why haven’t you seen Training Day?)
“People still rent movies?” is probably a question most listeners will ask themselves as they listen to this episode of the PVDcast. First off, the answer is “yes”. And secondly, Video Central is the place to go to rent movies in Columbus, Ohio. The owner, Hannah, sits down with me to talk about the history of the store, how streaming and Red Box has impacted their business and the massive selection in the store. Hannah and I talk about our love of movies and some unique trivia related to the video rental profession. So, sit back and enjoy the cinematic splendor of this episode!