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Fantastic Forum #48

A segmented program on comics, science fiction, fantasy, and their related multi-media with panel discussion, interviews, event coverage, parodies, toy/game profiles and producer features.

Produced by Ulysses E. Campbell

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Coming to DC: The Museum of Science Fiction

On Sunday, Dec. 1, I linked up with the 501st Legion at the US Capitol Building.  Legionnaires were out in force to tape a PSA in support of the Museum of Science Fiction.   Executive Director Greg Viggiano and VP of Operations Mandy Sweeney are among an organized group that has banded together to raise […]

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Fantastic Forum in Philadelphia and Herndon

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Big news for Fantastic Forum fans!  Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5, Fantastic Forum is broadcast in Philadelphia, PA via Philly Cam (Comcast channels 66/966; Verizon FiOS channels 29/30).  The weekly airtime is 11:30 p.m. The addition of Philly Cam to the lineup of stations that carry the show is the culmination of months of work on […]

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Capclave 2013

The New York Comic Con 2013 was Columbus Day weekend at the Jacob K. Javitz Center.  I didn’t make it this year.  Instead, I attended The Washington Science Fiction Association’s annual convention, Capclave, at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg.  The Guest of Honor was author, George R.R. Martin.  Martin is best known for his, “Song […]

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Exxxotica Expo

In early October, I attended the Exxxotica Expo in Edison, NJ.  For some time I’ve been planning an episode about the highly sexualized nature of comic book imagery and the numerous porn parodies of mainstream superhero and science fiction movies that have been produced.  So off to Exxxotica for interviews with some of the stars […]

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Join The Conspiracy! (Video)

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On Saturday, September 21 I attended an artists meet & greet for The Comics Making Workshop and Exhibition of the D.C. Conspiracy at Artisphere in Arlington, VA.  The Conspiracy is a collective of artists in the Washington, DC area.  This network of local creators includes a variety of writers and illustrators who meet regularly to […]

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Small Press Expo 2013

On September 13 and 14, I attended the Small Press Expo at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center.  SPX was created to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics.  The Expo is an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present […]

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Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

We had a blast at last month’s Baltimore Comic-Con! 2013 marked the 14th year for this well established regional convention founded by Marc Nathan. FANTASTIC FORUM went all out this year as a sponsor of the 26th Annual Harvey Awards. In addition to our sponsorship, the show contributed to the attendees gift bags. We were […]

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Meet the Author: Glen Weldon

On July 14, I attended a Q&A at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.  The speaker was Glen Weldon, NPR contributor and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography. Glen enthralled the audience with his in depth knowledge of the history of the mighty Man of Steel.  This book required many hours of detailed and exhaustive […]

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Annapolis Comic Con 2013

  Our friends from Awesome Conventions put on yet another great show at the end of June.  The annual Annapolis Comic Con took place at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center.  Some of the highlights included Press Play Entertainment’s Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament as well as panels on Doctor Who and How to Survive […]

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Growing Up Geek

I recently had the pleasure of making an appearance on The Menagerie of Kick-Assery podcast series’, Growing Up Geek.  GUG individually focuses on one nerd and delves into their murky past to uncover the details of how they ended up as such a frigging geek.  It was my turn in the barrel. I confess that […]

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Episodes

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Fantastic Forum #51

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #50

Dr.Who 50th Anniversary

49

Fantastic Forum #49

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #48

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #47

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #46

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #45

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #44

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #43

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #42

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #41

COMICS COMPANIES MARKETING GIMMICKS. Cool Toys segment on Soft Garage's Legend of Gokun series 40th Anniversary Tetsujin 28 Go die cast action figure and 2012 IN MEMORIAM tribute.

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Fantastic Forum #40

2012 SUMMER MOVIE ROUND UP. Interview with comics artist IVAN REIS and Cool Toys segment featuring the return of the classic 60's Captain Action figure.

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Fantastic Forum #39

ANIMATED CARTOONS BASED ON COMIC BOOKS. Interview with comics artist KURT BUSIEK from Gaithersburg's Beyond Comics. Featuring Tony Alleyne's STAR TREK APARTMENT.

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Fantastic Forum #38

Does the success of recent movies herald "The Golden Age of Geeks?" Featuring event coverage of Free Comic Book Day 2012

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Fantastic Forum #36

DC's NEW 52 Interview - Jason Aaron Ulie Rants - The Top 10 Hottest Women of Star Trek TOS

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Fantastic Forum #36

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #35

MOST UNUSUAL SUPERPOWERS Interview - J.G. Jones Gone But Not Forgotten - The Six Million Dollar Man Top Ten Selling Comics of November 2011

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Fantastic Forum #34

SPECIAL A VISIT TO FIBERGLASS FREAKS Guided tour of Fiberglass Freaks body shop to see construction of their licensed replica 1966 Batmo

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Fantastic Forum #33

SMARTEST COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS Feature – Free Comic Book Day 2011 FF Mailbag – Correspondence from Eric Smith

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Fantastic Forum #32

SUPER HERO ROGUES GALLERIES Interview – Jim Starlin Gone But Not Forgotten – In Memoriam

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Fantastic Forum #31

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH VAMPIRE/ZOMBIE WORSHIP? Interview – Charlie Adlard FF Mailbag – Correspondence from Philip Metcalf

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Fantastic Forum #30

COMIC CHARACTER PROFILE - BATMAN Cool Toys – Fiberglass Freaks Licensed 1966 Batmobile Replica Interview - David Finch

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Fantastic Forum #29

THE ADVENT OF DIGITAL COMICS – WILL PAPER COMICS BECOME A THING OF THE PAST? Interview – Howard Chaykin Gone But Not Forgotten – The Adventures of Superman

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Fantastic Forum #28

WOMEN'S PORTRAYALS AND WOMEN WORKING IN AMERICAN COMICS Interview – Jo Chen Feature – Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

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Fantastic Forum #27

SPECIAL A VISIT TO GEPPI'S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM A guided tour of the world famous pop culture museum in Baltimore, MD

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Fantastic Forum #26

GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER CHARCTERS AND THEIR PORTRAYALS IN AMERICAN COMICS Event Coverage - Gaylaxicon FF Mailbag - Correspondence from Donald Ward

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Fantastic Forum #25

AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAYALS IN AMERICAN COMICS Interview - Kyle Baker Event Coverage - The 9th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Conve

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Fantastic Forum #24

FANTASTIC FORUM CASTING CALL Ulie Rants - Comic Book Death New Talent - Julian Lytle FF Mailbag - Correspondence from Norman Kellam Cool Toys - Iron Man Movie Armor

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Fantastic Forum #23

POLITICS AND POLITICAL PORTRAYALS IN AMERICAN COMICS Interview – Erik Larsen Cool Toys – Marvel Legends Avengers Action Figures FF Mailbag – Correspondence from Anwar Dixon

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Fantastic Forum #22

THE SUPER POWER OF LOVE BPD Newsbrief w/Andrea McPherson and Ulysses E. Campbell - Comedy Roast of Joker Brings Laughs, Casualties Interview - Mike Carey FF Mailbag - Correspondence from Chris Callaghan

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Fantastic Forum #21

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #20

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #19

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #18

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #17

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #16

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #15

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #14

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #13

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #12

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #11

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #10

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #9

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #8

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #7

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #6

Talk show about comics.

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Fantastic Forum #5

THE NATURE OF THE STRUGGLE OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL Interview - Ron Wilson (pt. 2) Cool Toys - MR Starfleet phaser, communicator and tricorder

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Fantastic Forum #4

CASTING CALL FOR THE WATCHMEN MOVIE, BUTT WHUPS Interview - Keith Champagne (by correspondent George LaVigne) Cool Toys - die cast Speed Racer Mach V

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Fantastic Forum #3

THE BUSINESS OF COMICS AND MEETING DEADLINES, CREATOR'S RIGHTS - "GETTING FINGERED" Interview - Tom Raney (by correspondent George LaVigne) Cool Toys - Green Lantern Power Battery

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Fantastic Forum #2

BEST BOOKS WE'RE NOT READING, ENTERTAINING BOOKS FROM PUBLISHERS OTHER THAN MARVEL AND DC, BUTT WHUPS Interview - Ron Wilson (pt. 1) Cool Toys - Anakin Skywalker Episode III Force FX lightsaber

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Fantastic Forum #1

(PILOT) COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE TWO MAJOR COMICS PUBLISHERS AND THEIR DISTINCTIVE STORYTELLING STYLES Interview - Dick Ayers Cool Toys - Captain America's Shield, Thor's Hammer