May 222016
 

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Apama Mackey is the director of Houston’s Museum of Drawing. Born in Iran and residing in Texas, she’s been an important proponent of the contemporary art scene for the past twenty years. The Panik Collective is a team of credentialed multi-media artists, whose public art actions are inaugurating the Museum this summer. Matt and Apama discuss the challenges of curating and the joys of community building between in this episode of Pod Sequentialism with Matt Kennedy presented by Meltdown Comics!.

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May 172016
 

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If you’ve ever sat down at your computer to answer a quick email only to realize an hour has passed because you just had to Google the names of the guys from ‘NSync who aren’t Justin Timberlake, which led you to his wife Jessica Biel’s Instagram, which led you to an article about movies being filmed in Singapore this year, than you too have fallen down the Internet rabbit hole. Jess and Meredith have been known to do the same. In fact, pretty much everyone has, especially parents who swear to their kids they just need to sit down at the computer for “a minute”, only to find 2-hours have passed. Jess and Meredith decided to go down the Internet rabbit hole on the podcast. So they left their browsers open all day and let the podcast fall where it may. The girls cover everything from Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP sex guide to Jay-Z’s latest remix. And Meredith and Jess find that the Internet isn’t just a terrible time suck, it’s a great conversation starter. Listen to what all the fuss is about and join Meredith and Jess in this hilarious experiment, which was so much fun they’ll be doing it again! All on this fantastic episode of Meltdown Moms presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Feb 292016
 

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Melody Severns works in the field that her grandfather helped pioneer: animation. Little did she know that setting up a support club for other female artists would become the globe-trotting, exhibition and publishing empire known as Girls Drawin’ Girls. Matt and Melody talk about pushing boundaries and whether or not talent skips a generation. Check it all out on this awesome episode of Pod Sequentialism presented by Meltdown Comics!

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Feb 072016
 

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Book stores aren’t supposed to exist anymore. Especially independent ones.

The sad truth is that, at one point, Amazon and waning attention spans massacred these outlets, turning customers into e-shoppers and proprietors into paupers. Which is why exceptions have to be exceptional.

Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard is one of those special misfits.

It’s a 10,000 square foot playground offering cartooning and writing classes, open mics, events, shows—the store’s even spawned a network television series starring names even non-geeks recognize. Oh yeah, and the place also sells comics. Tons. Everything from the spandex set to avant garde graphic novels. French, Spanish, Japanese creations, lots of toys, plus books with characters who grapple with love, rejection, and how to pay the rent—issues the store’s 45 year-old bearded Chilean owner has faced repeatedly for the past 26 years.

“I lucked out,” said Gaston Dominguez-Letelier, who opened Meltdown in 1993 with his then-wife Ilia. “I do daily what I love. When I started out, it was scary. Because if I fail, I’m done. So there was no option to fail.” Read the rest of the article here: http://smashd.co/take-a-page-from-meltdown/

Dec 072015
 

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An Evening of Live Music, Magic and More
with Joel Hodgson Special Guest Hosts Paul & Storm
with Appearances by Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray and Many More!

Final Countdown Commences at 5 pm on
Friday, December 11th, 2015
Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles

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Calling all MST-ies: it’s the final countdown! For the past three weeks, MST3K fans old and new have taken up the rallying cry of “Keep Circulating the URL”, raising more than $4 million and guaranteeing at least six brand new, feature-length episodes of the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. As the Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K comes to a close on December 11th, and needing to raise an additional $1.5 million to fund a full season of 12 episodes, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson will host a very special event, “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Countdown! A Livestreaming Telethon with Joel Hodgson & Friends to Help #BringBackMST3K. ” Powered by the XSN, the Internet’s home to discover, buy and sell collectables, the telethon will be hosted at the legendary epicenter of cool, Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

Starting at 5 pm PT on Friday, December 11th , Hodgson will welcome a cavalcade of celebrity friends and supporters for an evening of laughs, music, magic, special offers, and MST3K memories as they join forces to ensure the campaign meets its ultimate goal of $5.5 million to produce a full season of 12 episodes. Along with special guest hosts, w00tstock founders and musicians Paul & Storm, the telethon will include in-person and video appearances from Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Patton Oswalt, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Robert Lopez, Pendleton Ward, Dana Gould, Steve Zaragoza, Freezepop, Starbomb, Master Pancake, John Carney, Game Grumps, and many more!

Fans will be able to participate in the festivities by tuning into the livestream of the event at MST3K.com/FinalCountdown and The Official MST3K YouTube Channel, and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BringBackMST3K.

While Hodgson will be involved in writing and all facets of production of the new series, MST3K’s new episodes will feature comedian Jonah Ray as the new host “Jonah Heston”, actress and comedian Felicia Day as the next Mad “Kinga Forrester”, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt as the next evil henchman “TV’s Son of TV’s Frank”, comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount as the newest voices of “Tom Servo” and “Crow T. Robot”, and of course, new cheesy movies to riff.

To contribute to the campaign and for updates, visit www.bringbackmst3k.com, and follow MST3K on Facebook (facebook.com/MST3K), Twitter (@MST3K) and Instagram (@MST3K).

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