Top Of The Morning To You!
I was invited to appear on Top Of The Morning yesterday. Top Of The Morning, as you might imagine from the title, is a morning show. Produced by Loretto Gubernatis, the program has been running for years with over two thousand episodes in the can. The program is hosted by Steve Izant and taped in Baltimore, Maryland aboard the U.S.S. Constellation which is anchored in the Inner Harbor. Steve and I got along famously.
The Constellation is a wonderful location. The last civil war era vessel still afloat, Constellation was constructed in 1854 and owns the distinction of being the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic crew of tour guides is ready to answer questions about the ship’s history, including its missions to disrupt the slave trade, and its role in delivering famine relief supplies to Ireland.
Look for my appearance on an upcoming episode of Top Of The Morning on CMBC Comcast channel 75 in Baltimore, MD. CMBC is also one of the stations that carry FANTASTIC FORUM.
Afterward, I visited Geppi’s Entertainment Museum with Loretto and Patrick Michael Strange. Patrick is an actor, artist and filmmaker and a damned talented one, at that. We taped the pilot episode of a comic related show under the working title of, 2 GUYZ & A COMICBOOK. We were joined on the set by Geppi’s Museum Associate Curator, Andy Hersberger. Andy was great and Patrick and I displayed a genuine chemistry that is rare in this business. I had a ball with the project.
And don’t fret. My participation here doesn’t mean that FANTASTIC FORUM is coming to an end. In fact, I spoke with Andy about the possibilities for another taping at the museum. We had such a great time with the show we did last April and Geppi’s is so unique a place that we have got to get back there. Be on the lookout for more about this must-visit destination for pop culture and comic book fans in future posts. Keep watching, the best is yet to come!