George and Tony Entertainment Show (general)

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.

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RIP Adam West 1928-2017

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

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).

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Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_173.mp3
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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).

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Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_172.mp3
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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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

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.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

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!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_168.mp3
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