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The Tales of the Con Podcast is an unfiltered look at Comic convention culture and all things nerd & geek, while cracking jokes and telling real-life stories. No topic is off-limits as we discuss video games, movies, anime, comic books, and more. Mature language and salty attitudes guaranteed. New episode posted EVERY Monday.

Ep. 90 – Live from Verde Valley Comic Expo 3

Recorded live at Verde Valley Comic Expo 3.  This episode is a series of interviews with artists and authors at the event. Some silly, some gross, some informative, all nerdy. Please check out their links (in order of appearance)

Michael R. Martin co-creator of Blood and Dust, a graphic novel about the first american vampire family. Putting the teeth back into the Vampire Mythos.

Artist Dez Demise @dezdemise on instagram,

Artist Shelby Robertson

Artist Jan Marc “The Janimal” Quisumbing, The organizer of the Verde Valley Comic Expo., @janimaldraws on instagram, and @janimaltweets on Twitter

Artist Ryan McMurry Creator of ZombieBC, and Dinovember, and on instagram

Mark Gardner. US Navy veteran, SciFi author, and cool dude., and  @article_94 on Twitter

Verde Valley Comic Expo 3

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Ep. 89 – Video Games Live and St. Paddy’s hangovers

We recap the experience of seeing the “Video Games Live” music event. Fred is super hungover following St Patrick’s day, but we muster through and get some traction. We discuss being the generation between Gen X and the Millenials, we grew up in an analog world and grew alongside the digital world.


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Ep. 88 – SJWs vs Star Wars, and the hidden meaning of Beethoven’s music

We get real silly for episode 88… Topics include: Monster Hunter World, SJW’s and snowflakes are in a tizzy about the new live action Star Wars series from Jon Favreau, and the true meaning of classical music. Professor Mariano begs the question; “Was BEEthoven into scat?”



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Ep. 87 – Scooting is the new crossfit

We are back from our hiatus with a brand new episode for Monday, March 5th 2018. We discuss Monster Hunter World, give a report of Kikori Con, and talk about the newest fitness craze sweeping America. Forget crossfit, theres something even better! Bro, do you even scoot?



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Podcast Hiatus for February ’18: Best-of episodes

We’re taking a hiatus from the podcast for the month of February to regroup and work on behind-the-scenes projects. Here are some of our favorite episodes:

The best of the Tales of the Con Podcast:

Our favorite Gerimi Burleigh episode

Our sit-down with Dave Beaty and Jan “The Janimal” Quisumbing

Creepy Futurecast – We discuss some weird tech and theories on the horizon.

Tiny screen theory – Is porn more extreme because we view it on a cellphone? What sort of social effect does that have on today’s youth?





Ep. 86 – Anime Tiddies on NPR

Alex the Human join Fred and Chris for one of the silliest episodes we’ve had in a while.

The podcast will be on hiatus for the month of Feburary while we work on some other content. The podcast will be back to the regular weekly schedule in March. In the meantime keep an eye on our YouTube channel and our site for fresh new content.


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Ep. 84 – “Successfully Offensive”

A few of the topics we discuss in today’s episode: How a failed marriage can lead to your own version of the Paper Street Soap Company. Music we can’t stand anymore, overrated bands, and the best movies you can watch a million times. In a world of professional outrage, should you strive to be successfully offensive?