George and Tony Entertainment Show

Thomas Zahler's Time and Vine and a Whole Lot More

George celebrates our penultimate episode with writer, artist, creator, and all-around good guy, Thomas Zahler. Thom is the creative force behind Love and Capes, Long Distance, Time and Vine, and the ongoing webcomic Warning Label available on Webtoons and www.bit.ly/warninglabel. Time and Vine just wrapped up and the collected edition will be available from IDW Publishing in February 2018, just in time for Valentine's Day. George talks to Thom about the creative process, the research behind Time and Vine, the comic con circuit, and why he lives in the House That Meredith Built. Plus, how could we have an episode about wine the week of Thanksgiving and not offer some suggestions for the holidays?

For all things Thom Zahler, please check out his website www.thomz.com and follow him on Twitter @thomzahler.

And don't forget to join us next week for our 200th, and final, episode of The George and Tony Entertainment Show. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_199.mp3
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Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017 Jillian Bartel

George is joined by the former Miss Greater Hazleton Outstanding Teen (2016) and the reigning Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017, Jillian Bartel. Jillian tells George about the pageant circuit and discusses her community service, including The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Get more information and get involved at tunnel2towers.org. Plus, Jillian talks about things affecting teens today including standardized testing, social media, cyberbullying, and...mitochondria???  

Stay tuned to the end of the show for an announcement about our upcoming special 200th episode, scheduled to post the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Deck The Halls With Kevin Starkey

You have heard his name mentioned on the show for no reason whatsoever over the past few weeks. It has been a mysterious ear worm, a curious subplot, a question you didn't even know you wanted answered. Well, get ready everybody, because this week you meet Kevin Starkey at last!

George introduces you to his guest co-host and our heroes discuss Halloween Comic Fest Crud, cosplaying, Inktober, social anxiety, Toast Masters, comic books, and, of course, the Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas movie marathon.

Has your interest been piqued? As a result of this episode, Kevin revamped his website, http://2dogknight.com, which includes links to his You Tube content from a few years ago as mentioned on the show.

We apologize for the buzz on our audio this week. Unfortunately, it wasn't Buzz Burbank. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_197.mp3
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Middleburg Film Festival 2017

Happy Halloween! The Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas movie marathon is in full swing and film critic, podcaster, and Creative Manager of Alamo Cinema Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA, Bryan Loy, returns to the guest co-host director's chair to talk about The Middleburg Film Festival (https://middleburgfilm.org). Bryan and George talk about the movies they saw including Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, and Lady Bird. Plus, Bryan met legendary film critic Ann Hornaday, George met local newscaster Andrea McCarren and he may or may not have met actor Griffin Dunne. All this plus George attends a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show hosted by Bryan himself.

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides with Epic Film Guy Justin. Check 'em out and let them know George and Tony sent you.

We celebrate cinema this week and you can too by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when purchasing your Blu-Rays, DVDs, digital downloads, and all your holiday gifts and supplies. Please help support the show by sharing our links on your social media pages. Subscribing on iTunes and leaving positive five-star reviews are always appreciated. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_196.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Retail Therapy

Yes, we are well aware the Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon begins on Friday, October 27 but, believe it or not, we don't even mention it on this week's episode. Instead, guest co-host Rob Shade returns to talk to George about the California fires, retail etiquette, Disneyland's Animation Academy, Battle of the Sexes, and some television shows.

Next week: Middleburg Film Festival 2017. Please join us...and invite your friends this week and every week. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_195.mp3
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The Perils and Perversions of Riverdale

Artist Rodney Roberts had so much fun on last week's show that he couldn't wait to return to sit in the guest co-host chair yet again this week. Rodney changed his tune on Star Trek: Discovery, George saw Battle of the Sexes, both of our heroes read some comics, and what the heck is going on in Riverdale? Plus, All Star Comic Con is coming to the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA June 15-17, 2018 and the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Movie Marathon starts October 27, 2017. Bring it on!

For all things Rodney Roberts, check him out on Facebook and Instagram at iongraphx. Hey, we got it right this time...we hope.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_194.mp3
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Rodney Roberts and the Christmas Movie Marathon

Artist Rodney Roberts returns as guest co-host to talk to George about creating sketch cards for an upcoming trading card set for Topps, meeting DMC at Baltimore Comic Con, participating in Inktober, and being excited about All Star Comic Con coming to the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA June 15-17, 2018. Plus, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, Marvel Legacy, and Fu Jitsu.

All hail the upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Marathon!

RIP Tom Petty 1950-2017.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_193.mp3
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Podcasting Trinity

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns to the guest co-host hot seat and brings along another veteran of podcasting - Peter Rios from The Daily Rios (www.thedailyrios.com). Peter was one of the original hosts of Comic Geek Speak and he has now teamed up with Eric for another podcast called The Legion Project. The Legion Project examines the famed "Baxter run" of the Legion of Superheroes from the mid-80s. Check it out on each of their iTunes feeds (subscribe to Longbox Review and The Daily Rios on iTunes and tell 'em George and Tony sent you).

This week we get to know Peter from his podcasting pedigree to his work in the theater. Eric gives us his thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery and the Hamilton soundtrack. And George...well, George is just along for the ride.

First there was Harvey, then there was Irma, and now Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. Please check out www.redcross.org to find out how you can help those affected by these natural disasters.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_192.mp3
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Birthdays, Bees, and Battles

Rob Shade won't let a little alliteration prevent him from returning to the show as a guest co-host. George tells the tale of his trip to New York, Rob reminds us he may or may not have made the cut in the recently released film Battle of the Sexes, and our heroes see two miraculous movies.

All this plus the Emmys, Twin Peaks, and George's wife gets stung by a bee!

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs including pumpkin spice, early Christmas gifts, and meat tenderizer. Listen to the show and that last item will make a lot more sense.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

Rose City Comic Con 2017

Eric from www.longboxreview.com returns to talk to George about Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR. Get the full story of his adventures on a future episode of Longbox Review. For now, check his archives for some discussions with Peter Rios of www.thedailyrios.com, including their joint venture, The Legion Project (a podcast about the "Baxter run" of The Legion of Superheroes from the mid-80's).

George also talks about a new film project from frequent guest Bryan Loy being crowd funded through Indiegogo. Please check out Mount Skylight at www.indiegogo.com/projects/mount-skylight-a-short-film--2#/ and consider becoming a backer. Plus, the latest and greatest intimate comic con to hit the northern Virginia area has been announced. All Star Comic Con is coming to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA June 15 thru 17, 2018. Follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tell 'em George and Tony sent you. Finally, check out Spongebob Comics #72 with cover art (and pencils and inks on the lead story) by friend of the show Gregg Schigiel (www.hatterentertainment.com). Listen to this episode to find out why the two characters in the middle of panel one on page 7 are so important to George and Tony (and why they are wearing plain white t-shirts). 

THANKS GREGG!!!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST