Last year (as you may remember from this post), we attended and Graham Elwood, one of the comedian panelists, won me a sack full of random prizes based on his movie knowledge and my Mac & Me themed name tag. [Tangent: I know...I know. Backup....Rewind. What the hell kinda jibberish am I spewing? I realized after trying to explain the layout of the podcast to my mother that it is REALLY hard to explain what goes on at these things, but I will attempt. Basically, the podcast is for movie nerds, so audience members bring with them movie themed Nametags so they will get selected for the finale: The Leonard Maltin Game. In this game, the comedic panelists will try to guess a movie given a category (Example: What's in the box?: Movies where Gwenyth Paltrow is pregnant) and very little additional information. They will then wager back and forth how many actors names it will take for them to guess the movie (this is working backwards. So the first few actors will be ones with very minor roles.) Whichever panelist does this the most times/or fails at it the least wins a prize pack for their selected audience member. Clear as mud? Well, shit...I guess you should just go listen to it here. ]
For weeks, we have been bouncing around name tag ideas. Ryan's was a no-brainer, because as any good man-child does- he owns a replica hoverboard from Back to the Future, but me and Jamie were struggling. Luckily, as you know- I have half-assed photoshop skills, so I made something happen.
|yes. I'm blurry on purpose. thanks effects panel!|
The whole show was really fun and there was about a 30 minute period where the Fast and the Furious franchise was mocked in depth, so I was of course on board. [Tangent: I am proud to say I have never seen a Fast and the Furious movie...or any Vin Diesel film for that matter. I am 100% OK with that. ] Of course, photography is prohibited during the show, but here are some I snapped before and after. [Tangent: Whenever I go to Zanie's, I usually go to chat with the performers after. They are amazingly nice 100% of the time. Matt Mira, the cohost of The Nerdist podcast was one of the panelists and he was sincerely a really awesome guy. ]
|I told them to look excited with their name tags...this is all they gave me|
|Family picture with Matt Mira. Look how short bus I look! Gah!|