Best Of The Game Show Era, Volume 1

Because of a last-minute guest cancelation, we decided to bring you a special episode this week. Brian combed through our first ten game show episodes, pulling out especially fun moments from each, and put them together for a sampler/look back at our beginnings. While you listen, remember that this weekend is Emerald City Comicon, and you can catch our hosts in a number of places:

- Chad's signings!

Friday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: at the Monkeybrain table. (somehow signing the digital "Subatomic Party Girls")


4:00 - 5:00: at the Oni Press booth! (Signing "Down Set Fight")

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: at the Oni Press booth! (Signing "Down Set Fight")

- Matt's panel!

Dark Horse Builds Characters: Project Black Sky
Room: TCC 301
Time: 2:00PM - 2:50PM

Matthew Meylikhov of Multiversity Comics moderates a discussion about Dark Horse superheroes with some of the industry's top talent, including Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist), Frank Barbiere (Blackout) and Josh Fialkov (Skyman).

- Our party!

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- Our live show!

The Hour Cosmic: Live!
Room: HALL B (608-609)
Time: 3:10PM - 4:00PM

Your favorite comics gameshow podcast (from Multiversity Comics) on the Internet does its first ever live performance! Joining our hosts Chad and Brian are special guests Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, Tim Seeley and Chris Sebela!

As always, your hosts are:

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

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