George and Tony Entertainment Show

End of the Line

This is it, True Believer! After multiple rebirths and retcons, wars and crises, guest stars and guest hosts, the epic saga of The George and Tony Entertainment Show reaches its monumental conclusion. All your questions will be answered when secret histories are revealed and every dangling plot thread gets resolved. Writer, artist, and creator of the Pix graphic novel series, Gregg Schigiel, joins our heroes in this milestone 200th episode as the GATES age of podcasting comes to a close. It's the end of an era! It's the grand finale! It's the final countdown! This changes everything and nothing will ever be the same again!

Please continue to follow George & Tony Entertainment on Facebook and @GeorgeandTony on Twitter. Don't forget you can binge on past episodes on iTunes, www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com, and the George and Tony Entertainment Show page at www.relmnetwork.com. Check out www.hatterentertainment.com for all things Gregg Schigiel. Thanks to all of you for your support. You have no idea what that meant to us. Excelsior!

"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." -Paul McCartney/John Lennon

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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 Bought. 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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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Tattletales

Last week, Rob Shade returned to the guest co-host chair to talk about his wedding, honeymoon, and Eclipse 2017 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com). This week, his wife Amy joins George to correct everything he said! OK, that might be an exaggeration but you still get to hear her side of the stories. Plus, like she did on episode 175, Amy talks astronomy!

First Hurricane Harvey, now Hurricane Irma. Let's not forget our friends in Texas and Florida. Please consider donating to www.redcross.org and/or www.aforeverhome.org to help the victims of these storms. Disasters like these can happen anywhere.

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Buttery and Marinating

He proposed to his wife, Amy, on episode 152 of this very program (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com) and he came back six times (episodes 158,161,167,169,172,176) afterward to, among other things, update us on different stages of planning the wedding. Now, Rob Shade returns to the guest co-host chair to talk to George about the wedding and the honeymoon, plus Disneyland and eclipse 2017. Join us for the fun and share our show with your friends.

Don't forget, not only do the people who were in the path of Hurricane Harvey still need assistance but so do their pets and other displaced animals. You can help by donating to www.redcross.org and www.aforeverhome.org. Please check out these worthwhile organizations and consider contributing to help those in need. Disasters like this can happen anywhere.

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Psychoanalysis of a Couple on Vacation

George and his wife, Connie, went on a family vacation to Daytona Beach, Florida and visited LegoLand and the Magic Kingdom. This is their story.

The happy couple mentioned people, places, and things from past episodes while telling their tale. Check out our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com to catch up on all that has transpired on The George and Tony Entertainment Show. Tell your friends!

 

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Why Is No One Touching Tony? (He's Single, Ladies)

TONY. IS. BACK! 'Nuff said!

OK, we'll say a bit more...there was a party in the boiler room studio to celebrate with a few surprises.

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A Curmudgeon, An Optimist, and 8 Comic Books Walk Into a Bar

George plays The Curmudgeon and guest co-host Eric from Longbox Review (check out his latest episode, #123, with his guest Peter Rios at www.longboxreview.com) plays The Optimist as our heroes talk about Project Superpowers: Hero Killers and Swordquest from Dynamite Entertainment, The Unstoppable Wasp from Marvel Comics, Clue from IDW, Sisters of Sorrow from Boom! Studios, and three recent issues of Batman from DC.

Have we piqued your curiosity? If you are lucky enough to have a comic book store near you, head over there right now and pick up some (if not all) of these books. Not so lucky? Then use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when these stories are inevitably collected in trade paperbacks.

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The Heart of NOVACON

George is joined by guest co-host Tom McKeon, otherwise known as the Heart of NOVACON. NOVACON (www.thenovacon.com) was the comic, gaming, cosplaying, pop culture event held at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30 this year. Last week you heard George speak with Ming Chen from AMC's Comic Book Men at the convention (check out episode 183 in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) and you heard George and his nephew Frank discuss their volunteering experiences. This week, Tom tells George about his own adventures volunteering in almost all aspects of the show. 

We had originally planned a round table discussion about NOVACON but scheduling conflicts prevented that. Not only did Tom provide more than enough behind-and-in-front-of-the-scenes stories, George also had a chance to record a conversation with Kevin Bednarz, one of the key players behind NOVACON. This episode provides a nice epilogue to NOVACON 2017.

Subscribe on iTunes and share our links on social media. Help like-minded, fun loving people discover us by leaving us reviews. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

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Ming Chen From AMC's Comic Book Men At NOVACON

Ming Chen was at the first NOVACON at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA this weekend and George was there to talk to him about the new season of Comic Book Men on AMC, his plethora of podcasts, his new coffee shop (Coral Sword) opening soon in Houston, running marathons, and his hectic convention schedule. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mingchen37 and let him know you heard him on the show.

George was also there to volunteer with his nephew Frank who returns to the show to talk about his experience at NOVACON.

Please share the show links with your friends, family, and mortal enemies on social media and subscribe on iTunes so you don't miss an episode.  You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn on The George and Tony Entertainment Show.

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Blue, Ace, and Tu-Tone

After guest co-hosting on episode 179 just a few weeks ago (check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com), Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns and George makes good on his promise to not discuss comics with a man who has a podcast solely about comics! So, what do our heroes talk about this week? How about vacations, summertime fun, the ins and outs of Idaho, sonograms, training for 5k races, beer, and feeling nostalgic? It's our Christmas in July gift to you. You didn't think we'd let the Hallmark Channel have all the fun now did you?

Plus, a special announcement about NOVACON from none other than Ming Chen from AMC's hit show Comic Book Men (coming back for a seventh season in October). NOVACON is coming to the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA THIS WEEKEND (July 28-30, 2017)!!! Get all the details and your tickets at www.thenovacon.com. You might even see George at the Registration Booth. You will definitely see Ming Chen there Saturday and Sunday...and you can hear him on the show next week!

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Fun Train Wrecks Featuring Bryan Loy

Last heard on episode 162 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com), film critic Bryan Loy returns to fill in for Tony and to talk about the movies from the first half of 2017 that we loved and loved to hate. George and Bryan also discuss Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, drive-ins, and what to look forward to as we enter the second half of the year.

Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Baby Driver...these are just a few of the movies you will hear about on this show. And don't forget to check out Bryan's frequent appearances on The Epic Film Guys Podcast on iTunes and www.epicfilmguys.com.

NOVACON is coming to the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30, 2017. If you are in the northern Virginia area, please come on out and support local creators, meet some celebrities, and cosplay your weekend away! Go to www.thenovacon.com for all the details. Tell 'em George and Tony (and Bryan) sent you.

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Light Chasers by Mike Slade

Kickstarter Alert! Meet Mike Slade, author of the sci-fi prose novel Omega Children (2013) and the writer of the new comic Light Chasers, an independent comic that needs your support to see the light of day (no pun intended). Mike joins George and special guest co-host, artist Rodney Roberts (check out his appearance on episode 171 in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) to talk about the Light Chasers Kickstarter campaign, NOVACON (tickets on sale now at www.thenovacon.com), Space Camp, and sequestering oneself in Alabama to write.

Please go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/824065781/light-chasers-issue-1?ref=nav_search to become a backer at any level of Light Chasers. Help Mike get this book funded and tell 'em George and Tony (and Rodney) sent you. Check out Rodney Roberts at iongraphx on Instagram and DeviantArt.com plus visit his booth at NOVACON at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia July 28-30, 2017. Let him know you heard him on the show. Also, check out the artwork of Tonia from Lost Rhino Brewery as mentioned on the show at chalkoholic on Instagram. Subscribe to The George and Tony Entertainment Show on iTunes and share our links on your social media pages. George had some microphone issues during the first half of the show but please stick with us. A fun, informative conversation awaits you.

WHO THE HECK IS KEVIN STARKEY?!

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Bwa Ha Ha Podcasters

Happy Independence Day!

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns after his triumphant appearance on episode 173 (check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com) to talk about the comics we can't wait to read. Plus, seeing Ira Glass in person, vacations, and what's so great about Boise, ID anyway?

Want to try some of the items you hear about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs. It's Christmas in July so start your shopping now!

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Talking Comics With Bob Reyer Part 2 - By Bob Betrayed!

This week we present the epic conclusion to George's conversation with guest co-host Bob Reyer from the Talking Comics podcast (www.talkingcomicbooks.com). Comics, pop culture, and fantastic fun await you. Plus, do Bob's buddies at Talking Comics believe he betrayed the brotherhood? You can find out on episode 291 of Talking Comics. Check them out with their guest Katy Rex after you listen to us. Also, you can listen to part one of this conversation on episode 177 (and all our other shows) in our archives at www.georgeandtony.com.

You know what? You don't have to miss an episode ever! Just subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. Help us spread the word and make the world a better place one podcast at a time by sharing our links on your social media pages. Thank you for listening.

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Talking Comics With Bob Reyer Part 1

Bob Reyer from the Talking Comics podcast (www.talkingcomicbooks.com) occupies the guest co-host chair this week to talk about the latest Major League Baseball box scores. No, wait, that was another podcast...on this show, the ever erudite Mr. Reyer schools George on the history of comics, movies, Long Island, and Talking Comics. Plus, Bob shares some stories about his favorite creative people. There was so much content, we had to divide it into two episodes! Bob will be back next week to continue this conversation - same GATES time, same GATES channel.

Like what you hear? Please consider subscribing to our show and Talking Comics on iTunes. Tell your friends about us by sharing our links on your social media pages and leave us reviews. Help like-minded people find our shows.

RIP Adam West 1928-2017

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Mission: Breakout!

Emmy Award winning graphic artist and newly appointed Castmember at Disneyland, Rob Shade, returns to the guest co-host hot seat to talk to George about his latest Disney adventures, work-life balance, doctors, dental plans (wait, we thought this was a show about pop culture?!), and a little ride called Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! (ah, that's more like it).

Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, leave a review, and tell your friends and family about us as you enjoy your summertime barbecues. We appreciate all you do to help support the show.

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Amy's Law

Astronomer Amy Fredericks returns to the show after accepting a "Modest Proposal" of marriage on episode 152 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com) to fill the guest co-host chair to talk about the cosmos, wedding planning, Disneyland, and all the fun stuff she has been reading lately. Give it a listen. You might learn something.

Interested in buying a trade paperback collection of some of the comics Amy talks about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for those and all your other online purchases. You may also help support the show by subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes and sharing the show on social media. We appreciate all you do to help us spread the word.

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Kevin Bednarz Dot Com

You've heard him briefly on a few episodes and you've heard his business partners and customers bust his chops (among other things) on past episodes (most recently on episodes 170 and 171). Now Kevin Bednarz fills the guest co-host chair to talk to George about Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com), The Ashburn Pub, MCA Day, great customers, Disney Cruises, and a little something called NOVACON (www.thenovacon.com). You may have heard about it on the show. It's just two months away on July 28-30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. Get your tickets now and tell 'em George and Tony (and Kevin) sent you. 

Plus, Rob Kaylin of Comic Logic gets his own theme song. We gave one to Rich Gollhofer, too.

This episode was made available on Memorial Day weekend 2017. Please take the time to remember and honor those who sacrificed everything so we could have the freedom to talk about these fun and geeky things on a podcast. 

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Hard Traveling Podcasters

Eric from Longbox Review (www.longboxreview.com) returns to the guest co-host chair to talk about the usual fun stuff - movies, TV, and the comics we love and can't wait to read. Plus, get your GATES nostalgia fix with a clip of Tony from episode 73! Check our archives at www.georgeandtony.com for more classic GATES.

Want to try some of the items you hear about on the show? Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping needs.

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Guardians, Doctors, and Disneyland

Perennial guest co-host Rob Shade returns to fill in for Tony. Rob talks George off the ledge in the first five minutes of the show then joins the conversation about Free Comic Book Day 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and the trials and tribulations of a novice cast member at Disneyland. Plus, Rob picks some nits from the Doctor Who discussion George had with Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA (www.comiclogicva.com) two weeks ago on episode 170 (check our archives on iTunes and subscribe).

We know every podcaster asks you to use their links and show codes when doing all your online shopping at Amazon. Odds are they have other ways for you to support them via paid sponsors, Patreon pages, or straight up Donate buttons. We don't have any of that stuff. Please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping and use the other methods to help out your other favorite podcasts. Thank you for listening.

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Rodney Roberts Rocks!

Meet artist Rodney Roberts. He fills in for Tony this week to join George to talk about his artwork, his love of comic books, meeting one of his heroes (artist Alex Ross) at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, NOVACON, and his take on the pop culture landscape. Plus, the guys discuss...their dating histories? Or, maybe, the lack thereof? 

Check out Rodney's artwork on Instagram and Deviant Art @iongraphx. And don't forget NOVACON is coming to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA July 28-30, 2017. Get all the news and updates at www.thenovacon.com. Tell 'em George and Tony (and Rodney) sent you.

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JK Woodward's Mirror Broken

It's the week before Free Comic Book Day 2017 and what better way to celebrate than with two guests? First, artist JK Woodward returns to the show to tell us about his new mini-series Star Trek: The Next Generation - Mirror Broken (a preview of which will be offered by IDW at your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day). The story is set in Star Trek's fan favorite Mirror Universe. Did you know one of the series' writers, Scott Tipton, owns Blast Off Comics in California? Guess where JK is spending Free Comic Book Day? See what's going on at www.blastoffcomics.com and for all things JK Woodward, go to http://jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com, follow him on Instagram and Twitter at jk_woodward, and on Facebook at james.k.woodward. Check out our archives on iTunes or www.georgeandtony.com for JK's previous appearances on episodes 81 and 100.

Then, guest co-host Rich Gollhofer of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA fills in for Tony and teases us with what to expect from some of the publishers participating in Free Comic Book Day 2017. If you are in the northern Virginia area, make Comic Logic your number one stop not only on Free Comic Book Day but all year long for all your sequential art needs. Get the latest news at the store at www.comiclogicva.com and they go by comiclogicva on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Say hi to Rich and tell him George and Tony sent you.

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If Adventure Has A Name, It Must Be Rob Shade

Rob Shade returns to fill in for Tony and to share some background information on his onboarding experience at Disneyland. Also, what's Rob's problem with Boss Baby? And George meets artist Alex Ross at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The exhibit of his artwork is there until May 14, 2017. Go to www.themsv.org for more details.

Don't forget the Kickstarter campaign for Greg Preston's book The Artist Within: Photographic Portraits of Artists Book 2 ends April 27, 2017. Greg was on episode 168 last week to talk about it. Please back this project at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1242391669/the-artist-within-photographic-portraits-of-artist/community.

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The Artist Within By Greg Preston

For the past 25 years, Greg Preston has photographed some of the most iconic comic book artists, cartoonists, animators, and illustrators in their natural habitat...their studios. The first book compiling these photos came out ten years ago. Finally, The Artist Within - Photographic Portraits of Artists: Book 2, is ready to be put together and see print...with your help. Greg joins George to talk about the book and some of the amazing creators he has had the privilege to meet one on one.

Please check out www.kickstarter.com/projects/1242391669/the-artist-within-photographic-portraits-of-artist?ref=nav_search and back this campaign. The last day to contribute is April 27, 2017 and there are stretch goals to be met! This is a book for anyone to enjoy; especially those interested in photography or comics and the people who produce them. Don't forget to tell Greg that George and Tony sent you!

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Help Wanted

It has become a bit of a habit to have Rob Shade fill in for Tony while he is on hiatus. Last heard on episode 161 (check our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com), Rob returns to talk about the perils and monotony of job hunting and tells a tale of success we are confident you will enjoy. Rob and George turn sour grapes into a lovely, aromatic podcast wine, vintage 2017.

Please don't forget to use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online shopping and leave us some reviews on iTunes. Follow and Like George & Tony Entertainment on Facebook and George and Tony on Twitter. Thank you for listening.

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Legion of Substitute Podcasters

Eric from the Longbox Review podcast (www.longboxreview.com) returns just two weeks after appearing on episode 164 to fill in for Tony while he is on hiatus. George and Eric continue their discussion of the graphic novel Blankets by Craig Thompson. Plus, Sugar and Spike, Powerless, and what goodies will be in your local comic shop in May (in addition to Pix: Too Super For School by Gregg Schigiel as heard about last week on episode 165)?

Check out the first chapter of Gregg's latest graphic novel at www.pixcomic.com, subscribe to Longbox Review on iTunes, and please use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online purchases including a lot of the fun things you hear about on this episode. Thank you for listening.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Pix: Too Super For School by Gregg Schigiel

Writer, artist, podcaster, social media maven, and all around good guy, Gregg Schigiel returns to the show to give us more details about his new graphic novel Pix: Too Super For School coming out May 3, 2017 from Image comics and available for pre-order right now (tell your local comic shop it is Diamond Item MAR170830). This is the second in a series of graphic novels featuring Pix. Listen to Gregg's previous appearances on the show on episodes 54 and 156 (and a special one on episode 100) in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.libsyn.com. How about this for a treat...you can read the first chapter for free right now at www.pixcomic.com. Get all the latest about Gregg's books, podcasts, and convention appearances at www.hatterentertainment.com.

George and Gregg also talk about the late, great Chuck Barris, the anti-mushroom demographic, Noun-vember, Decem-bear, Anne of Green Gables, and Bear v Monkey. How can you go wrong? You can share the fun by putting links to the show on your social media pages and by leaving some positive reviews on iTunes. We appreciate you riding the podcast train with us. All aboard!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am EST

The Search For Spirk...and Gonzaga

After his successful stint subbing for Tony on episode 155 (and also way back on episode 98), Eric from the Longbox Review podcast (www.longboxreview.com) returns to talk to George about their favorite topic...the NCAA basketball tournament. How are your brackets doing? Oh, yeah, they also talk about another interest they share...comic books. Beware Gonzaga the Gargantuan!!!

Interested in diving into some of the books and series George and Eric mentioned on this week's show? Go to www.georgeandtony.com, click the Amazon link, and explore all the comic book related goodness out there. You may also support both our shows by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us positive five-star reviews on iTunes.

Check our archives for Eric's previous appearances on the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

Is That A Joy-Con In Your Pocket?

Adam Sharrock from The Gaming Marathon, another great show on The RELM Network, fills in for Tony this week to talk about being evacuated from his home during the Oroville Dam spillway erosion event a couple of weeks ago. He also tells George about the new Nintendo Switch and his favorite video game of 2016 (and a strong contender for 2017 already).  Plus, Adam got married since the last time he was on the show (episode 143; check our archives on iTunes if you haven't listened yet).

Listen to Adam and his co-hosts Asad, Aaron, and Dennis the Cynic on the Gaming Marathon on iTunes, Sound Cloud, and, of course, www.relmnetwork.com. Keep using #HowsTheWebsiteAsad and keep checking www.thegamingmarathon.com. It will be up and running someday. Plus, go to www.twitch.tv/gaming_marathon to watch the guys live stream their gameplay.

Please take a moment to leave us and the guys at the Gaming Marathon positive five-star reviews on iTunes. It helps like-minded people find our shows. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Lemonheads and Mike and Ikes

You've heard the rest, now hear the best...then listen to us! George is joined by our resident film critic, Bryan Loy, to review the Oscar telecast from last week. It is worth the wait because it was voted best Academy Award related podcast of 2017. Wait...what do you mean we opened the wrong envelope? Damn you, PricewaterhouseCoopers!!!

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides. Check out Bryan's last two appearances on our show to complete the trilogy of discussions of the films of 2016. They are episodes 144 and 157 available in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com.

Please continue to share our links on your social media pages and leave your positive reviews for us on iTunes. We appreciate you helping us grow the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Gallifrey One 2017

Rob Shade, the man who designed the logo for Buzz Burbank News and Comment (another great show on the RELM Network), returns to fill in for Tony so he can tell George about his adventures at Gallifrey One, the 29th Annual North American Doctor Who celebration. His awkward encounters with Naoko Mori are worth the price of admission but he doesn't stop there as he shares stories about panels, meeting John Hurt last year, and schools George on Blake's 7 and The Thick Of it. It's a lot of British pop culture thrown into one episode. Plus, George checks out the Alex Ross exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. And, of course, Rob rants.

Please help grow the show by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us those much coveted five star reviews on iTunes. Thank you for listening and supporting the little podcast that can.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #160

Comics Are Like What, Now?

George is joined by Kristina Moorhead and Kristen Unger of Comic Logic in Ashburn, VA. Check them out at www.comiclogicva.com. Kristina and Kristen give some more insight about the retail side of comics and graphic novels, give us some recommendations, tell us about their prized possessions, and...hula hooping?

As heard on the show, you can find Kristina's creations on etsy.com/shop/zombisaur; you can find out more about NOVA Con, coming to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA the last weekend in July, at www.novacomic-con.com; and you can learn more about the photographic and videographic services offered at www.ImageQuality1.com by checking their website.

Thank you for leaving those five-star reviews on iTunes. Please continue to ask your friends to do the same. We can't grow the show without you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #159

The Bane Of My Existence

After her successful debut on episode 153, George's wife Connie makes her triumphant return to fill in as guest hostess with the mostest. Connie and George reveal how little they know about this year's Grammy nominees. Then, in the romantic spirit of Valentine's Day, George reveals how he fell for Connie after literally seeing her across a crowded room. They share some stories about their eventual honeymoon, including the tale of the bane of George's existence.

Please help grow the show by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us those much coveted five star reviews on iTunes. Thank you for listening and supporting the little podcast that can.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #158

The Theme Versus The Thrill

Someone told us there was a super game of some significance that went into overtime and bowled everyone over but we won't be discussing that on this episode.

Rob Shade, the man who designed the logo for Buzz Burbank News and Comment found along with us at www.relmnetwork.com, returns to fill in for Tony to discuss wedding planning, the theme park trifecta of the west coast, Weapon Brown, and Mary Tyler Moore. Plus, Rob rants!

We are trying to grow our reviews and ratings on iTunes and other podcast platforms. Please take the time to leave us a five star review so like-minded people can find the show and help us change the world one podcast at a time. Also, check out episode 152 in our archives to hear Rob's proposal to Amy!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #157

Garbage Fires

Film critic Bryan Loy returns to fill in for Tony and talk about the Oscar nominations, his favorite films of 2016, and those that disappointed. Do you agree with Bryan's opinions? Maybe you loved the movie that he despised the most. Let us know your picks, however obscure, on The George and Tony Entertainment page on Facebook. And don't forget to leave us a positive five-star review on iTunes. We appreciate it.

Bryan is a frequent guest on www.epicfilmguys.podbean.com and he co-hosts their sister show called B-Sides. If you want to hear Bryan's last appearance on our show, check out episode 144 in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #156

Digital Trends

Tony is still on hiatus so this week George is joined by his friend Rob Oster, copy editor at www.digitaltrends.com. Rob and the DT Team were at The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month and Rob gives us a behind the scenes look at the latest in technology.

But first, Gregg Schigiel returns to the show (check out his first appearance on episode 54 in our archives on iTunes and www.georgeandtony.com) to give us the inside scoop on the upcoming, long awaited second volume of Pix: One Weirdest Weekend called Pix: Too Super For School. All the information and updates can be found at www.HatterEntertainment.com.

We are trying to increase the number of five-star reviews on iTunes. Please help like-minded people find the show by leaving those reviews, subscribing, and sharing our links on your social media pages. Thank you.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #155

The Brave and the Bland

Tony remains on hiatus this week so Eric from www.longboxreview.com (The Brave) joins George (The Bland) to discuss some of their favorite comic books of 2016. They also manage to talk about some movies and TV shows. You can help the show by using the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com for all your online purchases, including buying any (or all) of the items you hear about on this episode.

Longbox Review is a thoughtful, in-depth podcast about comic books that features news, reviews, and overall discussion. Please support both our shows by sharing our links on your social media pages and leaving us positive five-star reviews on iTunes.

Check our archives for Eric's previous appearance on episode 98!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #154

Omar's Adventures

George is joined by guest cohost Omar Latiri, host of ARC (www.artsreviewandcommentary.com) on The RELM Network (www.relmnetwork.com).  Omar shares some stories about being out of work, becoming a Lyft driver and a tour guide in Washington DC, getting an ADD diagnosis, and preparing to be in a production of Twelve Angry Men at the Gaithersburg Art Barn in Gaithersburg, MD this month (check out www.sandyspringtheatregroup.org for more details and tickets).  Also, our heroes talk about movies, TV, and the politics of 2016.

Omar previously appeared on episodes 56 and 94.  Listen to them in our archives on iTunes.  While you're out there, subscribe and please don't forget to leave a positive five star review to help others find the show.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

George and Tony Entertainment Show #153

Alright Hamilton!

Happy New Year! How do our heroes top the "modest proposal" of marriage from last week (if you haven't heard it yet, check out episode 152 in our archives on iTunes)? They feature a discussion of the hottest Broadway show on the planet; that's how. George is joined by none other than his wife, Connie, to talk about seeing the play that took the world by storm in 2016 - Hamilton.

And speaking about the proposal from last week, we offer some extra content that was not included in that episode to spotlight the happy couple, Rob and Amy, yet again. It's a nice way to put a cap on 2016 and start 2017 with a much needed positive vibe.

If we have whet your appetite about Hamilton, please do not forget the original Broadway cast recording is available via Amazon (that's where George got it) and we ask that you use the Amazon link at www.georgeandtony.com when making that and all your future online purchases.

We're young, scrappy, and hungry and we're not throwing away our shot!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31am EST

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