Another great season of comic book and fandom conventions is upon us, so Marc took advantage to have an interview with Voltron's Lance and Sven, Michael Bell, at RetroCon in Oaks, PA. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta, RetroBlasting presented a panel on "The History of Voltron" at DragonCon. There's plenty more Voltron in this episode, including some words from the fans.
Kicking off the episode, Marc mentions that Voltron: From the Ashes - Issue #1 - was released on September 16th. Issue #2 will be released on October 21st. There are several positive reviews of the comic book from comic book blogs like:
Bounding Into Comics - [http://boundingintocomics.com/2015/09/15/comic-book-review-voltron-from-the-ashes-1/]
Graphic Policy - [http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/09/07/review-voltron-from-the-ashes-1/]
Comic Wow! - [https://www.comicwow.com/blogs/1/3390/voltron-from-the-ashes-1-comic]
Marc will try to get the Alex Milne black and white variant cover at the Dynamite booth at New York Comic Con. Dynamite has also said they would have it available at Baltimore Comic Con, which is coming soon.
A new product that became available on Voltron.com is the [Voltron Defender Mug] by Zak. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, BPA Free, and it's only 10 bucks.
As mentioned in this podcast, [Saber Rider and the Star Sherriffs] has a Kickstarter campaign that ends on Oct. 5, 2015 at 6 AM ET. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs is an all-new 2D 16-Bit style run'n'gun shoot-'em-up including giant Mecha action, based upon the original series from 1986 for Nintendo 3DS, Steam (PC, MAC, Linux), Sega Dreamcast and PC Engine. To be able to pledge an amount to get your desired reward (by Nov 2016), please go to Kickstarter at [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saberridergame/saber-rider-and-the-star-sheriffs-the-video-game] to submit your pledge. They are more than two-thirds of the way toward their $75,000 goal. Help them reach that goal!
Here are some pictures of Marc with Michael Bell at RetroCon. There is also a picture of the RetroCon Auction winners with all the voice actors, including (from the left) Doug Stone, Michael Bell, John Moschitta, Jr., and Michael McConnohie. Rose Tuski, one of the organizers of RetroCon, is kneeling in the front.
Here are some of the items on Michael Bell's table that he had for people to sign. Unfortunately, he had not brought any Voltron pictures with Lance or Sven.
RetroBlasting, featuring Michael French and Melinda Mock, hosted "The History of Voltron" panel at DragonCon in Atlanta. We want to thank them for allowing us to use that audio in this podcast. Here are the links to the videos we highlighted in this podcast:
Part 1 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4LP-EUmJnM]
Part 2 - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReOLOt6xG6E]
To see more videos from RetroBlasting, go their YouTube Channel - [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQgUHJh80Lu_XGr33eMLmA]
To see more about RetroCon, go to their Facebook page at [https://www.facebook.com/RetroCons]
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