NYCC 2013

I’m a bit delayed on the NYCC update. After an exhilarating and fun weekend, I plunged right into 2 weeks of deadlines, and did not see daylight or good TV for that duration. While the deadline stretch is not officially over (getting through a third and unexpected week – this is a good thing, folks!) I needed a break to reminisce about the lovely days of freedom…the days I could read comic books and watch The Legend of Korra before 5am. Oh, and Comic Con weekend. Right, that’s what this blog entry was about.

What can I say? Every year is better than the last! HUGE thanks to Jimmy Aquino of Comic News Insider for inviting me to do a guest signing! I loved every moment of it, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.

Oh, and guess what? I cosplayed for the FIRST. TIME. EVER. It was possibly the weirdest but coolest thing I’ve ever done.

My favorite part about being “Kiss the Girl Ariel” from the Little Mermaid was the barrage of parents’ requests to talk to their starstruck children.

This adorable 4 year old dressed as Merida was stoked about meeting “Ariel.” It warmed my heart.

I would totally do this cosplay-thing again, and I already have a few ideas for next year…SDCC 2014, anyone? I really would love to experience how West Coasters do Comic Con!

To everyone I met at NYCC 2013, thank you so much for making this year’s experience so amazing. I met old friends, made new friends, and it was truly the best con yet.

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Happy 500th CNI!

Comic News Insider celebrated it’s 500th episode with a live recording in NYC last week with producer Joe Gonzalez and host Jimmy Aquino. Guests included Veronica Taylor, ChrisCross, Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, and more! I had the privilege of being a part of this awesome milestone, and as an avid listener and fan of CNI, it was wonderful to share the live recording experience with an energetic audience. The room was filled with a variety of talent; actors, singers, and artists of all kinds.

With CNI, you never know what pleasant surprise awaits with each episode. The interviews are unrehearsed and totally real. Guests are free to say anything and everything, and the unpredictability is what makes the podcast so intriguing.

Jimmy’s ability to interview conversationally is flawless. While audio can’t capture Taylor’s dramatic facial expressions while switching between Pokemon characters, or the spark in Emerson’s eyes as he shares and reflects upon specific experiences in his career, you can still feel the strong genuine quality of natural conversation. Jimmy’s guests love to share, and he loves to listen. He truly wants to know the “why”s, “where”s, “how”s, and “what”s of pop culture, and feeds the listeners’ curiosity as well.

Natural conversation isn’t Comic News Insider’s only appeal. What makes this podcast stand out from other shows is the range of talent featured. Whether an individual has a spot on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, or a couple of hundred fans on a webcomic, everyone is a star on CNI. Listening to each episode is like finding hidden treasure. There are so many comics, songs, and people that can go unnoticed in the giant mainstream world of entertainment, but the show allows these gems a moment of spotlight. So many amazing people have been given a voice on CNI and no amount of talent is too small to slip from under Jimmy’s radar.

So, happy 500th indeed, CNI! May you continue to delight your fans for another 500+ episodes…we can’t wait for more!

You can listen to Episode 500 here. The complete archive is available at

Me and Jimmy talking about BlueStreak.

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