Sep 022015
 

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Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #016 – The Batman Symbol w/ Special Guest Pash

In this episode, Londyn and Adam are joined by special guest, Pash, to discuss the Batman symbol worn on his chest and its various incarnations. The symbol is one of the most iconic brand marks in existence and is recognizable in every major culture globally.  How did this happen despite it changing over time?  Find out this answer and more by listening in. Special guest Pash is a brand strategist, author, and educator with 25 years of experience in the field of design. He is currently VP of Brand and Design at ABC.
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.
Aug 312015
 

Yay for original ideas from creative and talented people! That will make more sense when you hear about our guestses!

Today in the digital age of ComicsFix App comix (that’s how you spell comics in the future) we picked out some REAL ZINGERS. Dan picked the unique and visually stunning Hell, Nebraska. It’s about a teacher who decides that Hell should actually exists to he creates it in Nebraska. Cool, huh? Gabey-poo picked Eye of the Gods – A Graphic Novel, a thriller about a comic artist that gets down on some gnarly future technology with mixed results. Go read it/them. DL ComicsFix and party hardy.

Our guests today are Rina Hoshino and Kenneth Pulgar-Vidal, actor/producer and creator/writer/director of Angelic Magica, a short film in the works that takes the best things about anime and puts it on film. We could go on and on describing why it’s so cool, or you could just watch the show, and find out for yourself.

Also donate to their indiegogo campaign to help make this thing come to life in short film form which will then lead to it becoming a feature film! Search for Angelic Magica on Indiegogo and check out all their stuff here on their website: http://www.angelicmagica.com

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:
http://www.facebook.com/battlecastshow
http://www.dlodband.com
http://www.meltcomics.com

Aug 312015
 

For one night only, artists and fans of The Simpsons will party like kings! Damn hell ass kings!

This Fall, curators Julia Prescott and Nico Colaleo invite you to bask in an entire art gallery themed around America’s favorite family, THE SIMPSONS. In celebration of the show’s impossibly long-running legacy, artwork from over 80 Los Angeles artists will be featured – including work from past and present Simpsons crew members!

Don’t be a dorkus malorkus – Run down to the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) for the gallery’s opening reception on Friday, September 25th 2015! With plenty of Springfield-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo opportunities, it’ll be a shin-diddily-dig that even your surliest neighborinos will enjoy. So grab a Flaming Moe and prove you CAN win friends with salad, because this is one evening that’ll make you say, “Everything’s coming up Millhouse!” (BRING MONEY.)

FEATURED ARTISTS
Kelsy Abbott, Annisa Adjani, Aaron Alexovich, Benjamin Anders, Ashlyn Anstee, Atomikitty, Eric Bauza, Jessica Borutski, Matt Brailey, Tony Christopherson, Daisy Church, Nico Colaleo, Victor Courtright, Cheyenne Curtis, Mike Dougherty, Julianne Eckert, Kelly Eden, Jenny Fine, Phylicia Fuentes, Jennifer Gheduzzi, Mike Hollingsworth, Robert Iza, Molly Bates Johnson, Josh Karp, Matt Kiel, Sam King, Natasha Kline, Dave Kloc, L.M. Knight, Danielle N. Kramer, Kate Laird, Jess Lane, Kevin Sukho Lee, Frank Macchia, Kathryn Marusik, Mike Mayfield, Erin McGathy, Zoë Moss, Adam Murray, Megan Nairn, Damon O’Keefe, Kent Osborne, Erika Paget, Hannah Nance Partlow, Sara Pocock, Jeremy Polgar, Julia Prescott, Kati Prescott, Ryan Quincy, David Reilly, Sandra Rivas, Willy Roberts, Deanna Rooney, Austin Salmi, Stephen Sandoval, Kevyn Schmidt, Matt Taylor, Steven Theis, Ashley Thorburn, Arica Tuesday, Maria Vitan, and Jessica Wills

FEATURING SIMPSONS STAFF ARTISTS
Brad Ableson, John Achenbach, Summer Allen, Shaun Cashman, Benny Crouse, Sam Grinberg, Jennie Hoffer, KC Johnson, Tammy Manis, John Mathot, Shannon O’Connor, Tom Richner, Alex Ruiz, David Silverman, Shane Sowell, Joshua Taback, Cyndi Tang-Loveland

Aug 312015
 

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Meltdown Presents: The Disney Click Episode 5: Grim Singing Ghosts: The Best Music from the Disney Parks Featuring DLOD

Music plays a large part of the immersive themed environment experience.  Join Rick and Briers and their guests Gabriel Valentin and Dan Brozo from the Digital Lizards of Doom Live at Meltdown podcast as they reminisce about their favorite songs from Disney Parks (with clips from the great new album, Walt Disney Records the Legacy Collection: Disneyland) in the Disney List.  We also get to hear about their personal connections to Disney.  Plus, Briers talks about Run Disney and its upcoming events.  Put those earphones on and go for a jog around the park with our first music episode.
Join the discussion on:
Twitter // @thedisneyclick  Instagram // #thedisneyclick
Produced by Terri Lubaroff and Mason Booker.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music: “King of the Swingers” performed by the Swing Ninjas  www.freemusicarchive.org
Break Music: “Jazzy Frenchy” www.bensound.com
End Credit Music: “Dill Pickles” perfomred by the “Heftone Banjo Orchestra” www.freemusicarchive.org
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com.

Read more at http://disneyclick.libsyn.com/05-grim-singing-ghosts-the-best-music-from-the-disney-parks-featuring-dlod#uoOw357uTPbFfbFc.99

Aug 282015
 

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Meltdown Comics and Heavy Metal Present: Jack Kirby and Barry Geller’s Lord of Light in Full Color – Art Show

The King of Comics made his Heavy Metal debut with full color versions of his legendary concept art for “Lord of Light.” This fabled collaboration with filmmaker and visionary Barry Ira Geller is best known for it’s use as a cover for to rescue six American diplomats held hostage in Iran.

Meltdown Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine invite you to an exclusive gallery event showcasing this work in bold psychedelic blacklight! Co-creator Barry Geller will be in attendance to answer questions, and sign copies of Heavy Metal #276.

Evening includes; Nerdist Writers Panel Live with special guest, Black Light Art, Music, Drinks and more to be announced.

Aug 262015
 
Meltdown Presents: The Disney Click #4: Tigger Down! The Brian Bradley interview
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Not only is our guest Brian Bradley the exec producer and writer of the upcoming ABC series Uncle Buck (and former writer on MadTV, Happy Endings and Scrubs), but he was also a long-time cast member at the Disney parks.  Listen as Brian joins Rick and Briers to tell stories as only he can about angry mustached mimes, Tigger in the toilet and singing twisted holiday carols at the Haunted Mansion.  We also explore Disney lore in a discussion about crazy things supposedly witnessed at the parks and talk about our wish list if we worked for Disney.
 Twitter // @thedisneyclick    Instagram // #thedisneyclick
Produced by Terri Lubaroff and Mason Booker.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music: “King of the Swingers” performed by the Swing Ninjas  www.freemusicarchive.org
Break Music: “Jazzy Frenchy” www.bensound.com
End Credit Music: “Dill Pickles” perfomred by the “Heftone Banjo Orchestra” www.freemusicarchive.org

Read more at http://disneyclick.libsyn.com/#oiweFrdSdkobwFti.99

Aug 262015
 

Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #015 – Top 10 Elseworld Versions of Batman.

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Londyn and Adam explore 10 various versions of Batman that exist outside the main DC continuity.  These “Elseworld” versions give the creators freedom to develop a Batman that is unique and exciting and unrestrained by years of backstories.  Find out which Batmen made the list!
Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC
Logo design by Hannah Nance Partlow, hannahnance.com

Read more at http://meltdown.libsyn.com/#yrHjhdAzBPKV7obX.99

Aug 242015
 

Yay for original ideas from creative and talented people! That will make more sense when you hear about our guestses!

Today in the digital age of ComicsFix App comix (that’s how you spell comics in the future) we picked out some REAL ZINGERS. Dan picked the unique and visually stunning Hell, Nebraska. It’s about a teacher who decides that Hell should actually exists to he creates it in Nebraska. Cool, huh? Gabey-poo picked Eye of the Gods – A Graphic Novel, a thriller about a comic artist that gets down on some gnarly future technology with mixed results. Go read it/them. DL ComicsFix and party hardy.

Our guests today are Rina Hoshino and Kenneth Pulgar-Vidal, actor/producer and creator/writer/director of Angelic Magica, a short film in the works that takes the best things about anime and puts it on film. We could go on and on describing why it’s so cool, or you could just watch the show, and find out for yourself.

Also donate to their indiegogo campaign to help make this thing come to life in short film form which will then lead to it becoming a feature film! Search for Angelic Magica on Indiegogo and check out all their stuff here on their website:

http://www.angelicmagica.com

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:
http://www.facebook.com/battlecastshow
http://www.dlodband.com
http://www.meltcomics.com

Aug 192015
 

Meltdown Presents: The Disney Click #003 – D23 Wrap Up – To Marvel Land or Not

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In this episode Rick and Briers recap the D23 2015 Expo, including their Top 5 Announcements made at the expo, disappointments, and attendee interviews. Briers also shares her recaps of the two D23 panels she attended – WELCOME TO ZOOTOPIA and TOY STORY : 20 YEARS LATER, THE ORIGINAL CREW LOOKS BACK.
This is a fun episode! Lots of banter!

Join the discussion on
Twitter // @thedisneyclick and Instagram // #thedisneyclick

Produced by Terri Lubaroff and Mason Booker.
Engineered by Mason Booker

Theme music:
“King of the Swingers” performed by the Swing Ninjas www.freemusicarchive.org

Break Music:
“Jazzy Frenchy” www.bensound.com

End Credit Music:
“Dill Pickles” perfomred by the “Heftone Banjo Orchestra” www.freemusicarchive.org

Aug 192015
 

Meltdown Presents: History of The Batman with Londyn! #014 – Batman 101

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Do you want read great Batman stories, but don’t know where to begin? Is it all too overwhelming to know which books to invest in? What are the essential stories? In this episode, Londyn breaks down the story arcs you need to be reading. After listening to this episode and reading Londyn’s picks, you will be ready to have a well informed discussion about Batman with the most passionate fans….plus you will have a great time reading great stories!

Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
Engineered by Mason Booker
Theme music by ROYALTYFREEMUSIC

Read more at http://meltdown.libsyn.com/014-batman-101#VCFzjIAExD9w62o4.99