What We’ve Been Up to in October
Hi Everyone in Podcast Land! I figured I would take this time to give you an update on what we’ve been doing when we aren’t sitting in front of our microphones recording for all those Podbros shows you like.
I was able to cover two events on Saturday, the 14th – The Continuum (a Sci-Fi Convention) and the Wyandotte Zombie Pub Crawl. Both events were terrific and it was fun to be around so many wonderful people.
First, if you don’t recall, I interviewed Susan and the rest of her team behind the Continuum last year (you can listen to that episode here: http://www.podbros.com/podcast/episode-82-conclave/ ). I was fortunate enough to be given a press pass for this year’s con as well, and once again, I was just over the moon with how this event turned out. The Continuum is such a fun place to be and really takes me back to when Conventions focused more on the love and passion of our arts and hobbies rather than on making a quick dollar and commercializing everything. Not that that’s a terrible thing but it was relaxing to go to a convention without feeling pressured to cover certain panels or contests. The Continuum is a three-day event filled with all sorts of workshops, panels, and games to help you share, discover, or expand on your passions. I met a lot of fun people this year and I’m definitely looking forward to the next one! More pictures of the Continuum can be found on our Facebook page here.
As I left the Continuum, I made my way down to Wyandotte, Michigan to cover the Annual Wyandotte Zombie Pub Crawl that helps to benefit the Yes Ma’am program. I met Brian and Mike last year when I had the chance to interview them about how they got started with the event. (Listen here: http://www.podbros.com/podcast/episode-83-wyandotte-zombie-pub-crawl-supporting-yes-maam/ ) When I had learned what this event was all about, I knew we just had to help out with what we could. I’m happy to say that just as we did last year, we were able to donate a little something to the event while also covering it. You can find more of our pictures for the event on our Facebook page. Also, please give a “like” to their own Facebook page to help spread (zombie) awareness! More information about the Yes Ma’am program can be found here.
In personal news, I was involved in a dinner theatre show called, “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” that took place at Sophia’s Banquet Center/Brass Monkey Bar. The show not only helped a wonderful local business but each night we were able to help other great groups as well – Friday helped to benefit the Downriver for Veterans Group and Saturday helped the Downriver Roller Dolls! It was a wonderful show to be a part of and it was great to see a local community theatre group (Downriver Actors Guild) team up to help out those in need.
Be on the lookout as we continue to do some terrific things in November and December! Stay tuned for updates on where you might be able to meet some of us as we continue to help and promote the Metro-Detroit area. Thanks for reading! – John