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Shane Plays

It's a great time to be a geek! Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor! This podcast is made from the live Shane Plays radio show that airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock, AR. It may also be listened to live online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and the Tune In Radio and iHeart radio apps.
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Jan 17, 2018

Weird Geek News with the one and only Neal Hallford (author, game designer, indy filmmaker)... NASA weird news! Video game weird news! Star Trek weird news! UFO weird news! More weird news than you can shake Spock's original devil tail at! P.S. Getting drunk doesn't make you hallucinate, people!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/13/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Check out Neal's Uncharted Regions radio drama:
https://www.facebook.com/UnchartedRegions/

NEWS ITEMS

R.I.P. astronaut John Young, the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space | AV Club
https://www.avclub.com/r-i-p-astronaut-john-young-the-first-man-to-get-yelle-1821845571

Japanese Astronaut Concerned After Growing 3.5 Inches Taller in Three Weeks [Update: He Was Wrong] | Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/japanese-astronaut-concerned-after-growing-3-5-inches-t-1821910135

Space station crew watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi from orbit | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/25/16817540/star-wars-the-last-jedi-iss-nasa-astronauts

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/after-37-years-voyager-has-fired-up-its-trajectory-thrusters/

Chinese woman blinded in one eye after playing game likened to electronic heroin | The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/06/chinese-woman-blinded-one-eye-playing-game-likened-electronic/

'ASIMIL8': Licence plate fight may be headed to court | CTV News
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/asimil8-licence-plate-fight-may-be-headed-to-court-1.3499283

Here's what Spock was originally going to look like on 'Star Trek' | MeTV
https://www.metv.com/stories/heres-what-spock-was-originally-going-to-look-like-on-star-trek

Guillermo del Toro says he saw a real UFO and it was ‘horribly designed’ | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/23/16814948/guillermo-del-toro-ufo-design

Fmr. Manager of DOD Aerospace Threat Program: “UFOs are Real” | Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fmr-manager-of-dod-aerospace-threat-program-ufos_us_59de2f4be4b0b992a8214874?section=us_weird-news

CNN: Ex-UFO program chief: We may not be alone | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2b4qSoMnKE

 

Jan 11, 2018

R.J. Carter, the author on The Destroyer book series! Remo Williams and his mentor Chiun have been stopping the bad guys for America and saving the world with the ancient, mysterious and powerful martial art of Sinanju since 1971 (and they're still going strong). Martial arts, spies, buddy cops, over the top villains, political satire and more: it's not just your average "action guy" series. Plus... Shiva!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/6/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

The podcast & Krypton Radio version of the show uses audio from the Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 movie the following YouTube video:

The Destroyer Fan Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVd9SoZ7A1I

NEWS ITEMS

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Officially Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide at Box Office | comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/12/31/star-wars-the-last-jedi-box-office-1-billion/

Switch becomes fastest-selling console in US history, according to Nintendo | Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/4/16849094/nintendo-switch-sales-numbers

Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Draws 11M U.S. Viewers In First Three Days | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2017/12/bright-ratings-will-smith-netflix-nielsen-1202233332/

GUEST: R.J. CARTER

R.J. Carter is the product of early exposure to American comic books. He is the author of ALICE'S JOURNEY BEYOND THE MOON, NICHOLAS' CAGE, and A KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and the co-author of TIME HUNTER: THE SIDEWAYS DOOR He is currently the author on The Destroyer series of books and writes reviews on http://criticalblast.com.

Bully Pulpit (The Destroyer 151) - R.J.'s first Destroyer book!
https://www.amazon.com/Bully-Pulpit-Destroyer-Book-151-ebook/dp/B01BX98WSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515633661&sr=8-1&keywords=the+destroyer+bully+pulpit

R.J.'s Amazon Page:
https://www.amazon.com/R.J.-Carter/e/B00QQT7DYA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1474901151&sr=8-1

 

Jan 3, 2018

Comedian Michael Brown and certified geek Richard McBain join Shane for a full on, spoilers-are-a-go Star Wars: The Last Jedi discussion. TLJ is proving to be divisive among the fans. Did our panel love it? Hate it? Do they launch porgs into low Earth orbit for fun and profit? Who is Shane's favorite new trilogy character? Is Snoke half the man the Emperor was? Casino scene: unnecessary? Tune in for all this and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/30/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

The Curious Case Of THE LAST JEDI And Its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score | Birth Movies Death
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/12/20/the-curious-case-of-the-last-jedi-and-its-rotten-tomatoes-audience-score

'Star Wars' Franchise Crosses $4 Billion, Eclipsing Disney's Lucasfilm Price | The Hollywood Reporter
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-franchise-crosses-4-billion-eclipsing-disneys-lucasfilm-price-1070624

Look for 'The Last Jedi' to Become 2017's Highest Grossing Release Over New Year's Frame | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4356&p=.htm

Opening Weekend Showdown | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=openingweekendshowdown.htm

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Topping $1 Billion Today
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/12/30/box-office-star-wars-the-last-jedi-has-2nd-best-3rd-friday-drop-ever-for-100m-opener/#74bade2477e2
Lucasfilm's The Last Jedi earned $19 million on its third Friday, a drop of just 23% from last Friday’s $24m day-eight gross. To wit, that’s a smaller “third Friday” drop than Force Awakens (-30%) and just slightly higher than Rogue One (-20%).

 

Dec 27, 2017

2017 Geeky Christmas Party! Disney eats Fox, a heartfelt goodbye to Capaldi, what Shane wants for Christmas, Comedian Michael Brown as Orson Welles sings the Grinch, cool Star Wars and Star Trek geek presents, and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/23/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays Geek Talk is normally broadcast live, however this week we prerecorded using the excellent Zencastr service for podcasters. Check it out! https://zencastr.com/

NEWS ITEMS

Disney to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion in Historic Hollywood Merger | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/disney-fox-merger-deal-52-4-billion-merger-1202631242/

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017: Trailer, Release Date, Story Details, Cast & More | Den of Geek
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/doctor-who/266048/doctor-who-christmas-special-2017-trailer-release-date-story-details-cast-more

Doctor Who Christmas Special in theaters Dec 27 & 28 | Fathom Events
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/doctor-who-twice-upon-a-time

Seth macfarlane as teenager in star trek fan film with his friends | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn_Sgcxg5PQ

Star Wars: Concept Trailer | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AWgzNfzRCk

"The Grinch Song" by Michael Brown as Orson Welles | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axk-su_Mq1A

Jingle Bells Batman Smells The Joker Got Away (Animated Series Music Video by Former Fat Boys) | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnJ8uuujF4

Bing Crosby & David Bowie - "The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)" | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9kfdEyV3RQ

 

Dec 19, 2017

DM Jared of Mythoard, the first tabletop RPG subscription box. Plus: RPG Kickstarter campaigns to check out!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/16/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays Geek Talk is normally broadcast live, however this week we prerecorded using the excellent Zencastr service for podcasters. Check it out! https://zencastr.com/

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week.

GUEST: DM JARED OF MYTHOARD

Jared Nielson AKA DM Jared of Illusionist and Mythoard, the first tabletop RPG subscription box with sweet monthly RPG goodness! How do they make it work? Plus RPG Kickstarters to watch.

Mythoard Tabletop RPG Subscription Box:
https://www.mythoard.com/

Illusionist home (multiple subscription box services):
http://illusioni.st/

RPG Kickstarters to Watch this Christmas per Illusionist Magazine:
http://illusioni.st/Magazine

Taloc Mayan Kickstarter from Illusionist (apocalyptic adventure with miniatures and terrain):
https://www.facebook.com/TalocMayan

 

Dec 12, 2017

FRAUDSTER ALERT! This episode is a little different (and let's say more important) than usual. Listen in, be informed, and help us get the word out on a fraudster who used and abused the Arkansas cosplay / geek community during the recent so-called Cosplay Con & Anime Experience and help others avoid similar situations in the future by learning the warning signs.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/9/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

This cosplay con fraudster literally took money intended for kids with cancer!
Malcolm Fledge AKA Kenton Paul
Malcolm Kenton Paul?
Keaton Jacquet Paul?

Have you seen this man, know his whereabouts or know someone who knows him? LET ME KNOW! This is not over with and we WILL track him down.

Malcolm Fledge AKA Kenton Paul
“Malcolm Kenton Paul”?
Keaton Jacquet Paul?

Visit ShanePlays.com for photos of Malcolm Fledge AKA Kenton Paul.

Does or has done business under “Fledgetacular Multimedia”

Has a felony and cannot ride in a car with a firearm.

Claims to be a trainer for Little Caesar's and is "not supposed to have any other jobs", therefore does not want his photo taken.

NEWS ITEMS

Cosplay Con Vendors Wait for Payment, Promoter Unreachable | KARK 4 New
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/cosplay-con-vendors-wait-for-payment-promoter-unreachable/861768513

Charities Conned Out Of Money During “The” Cosplay Con in Arkansas | ThatHashtagShow.com
http://thathashtagshow.com/2017/11/charities-conned-money-cosplay-con-arkansas/

Con Man: Arkansas Convention Organizer Allegedly Took Money And Ran | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/21/organiser-cosplay-con-anime-arkansas/

 

Dec 5, 2017

It's a GEEK NEWS DELUGE! Shane and friend of the show Richard McBain talk Marvel Comics' new EIC scandal, Justice League movie box office, Marvel's Infinity War trailer, Star Trek Discovery, The Orville, a Lord of the Rings TV show, Star Wars movie news beyond just The Last Jedi, Doctor Who, and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/2/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

New Marvel Comics EIC C.B. Cebulski Admits He Wrote As “Akira Yoshida” 13 Years Ago | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/28/marvel-eic-c-b-cebulski-akira-yoshida/

'Justice League' Tops $500M: Why DC And Marvel Don't Have Villain Problems | Forbes.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/11/30/neither-justice-league-nor-avengers-have-a-villain-problem/#1341bd0c6825

Infinity War trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

Discovery Renewed for Second Season | StarTrek.com
http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-renewed-for-second-season

The Orville gets an early season 2 renewal | EW.com
http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/02/the-orville-renewed-season-2/

'Stranger Things' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/stranger-things-renewed-season-3-netflix-1202627852/

Amazon Sets ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series In Mega Deal With Multi-Season Commitment | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2017/11/amazon-the-lord-of-the-rings-tv-series-multi-season-commitment-1202207065/

Rian Johnson Is Developing a New Trilogy of Star Wars Movies (and a Star Wars live action TV show coming) | i09
https://io9.gizmodo.com/rian-johnson-is-developing-a-new-trilogy-of-star-wars-m-1820310672

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Runtime Revealed | Collider
http://collider.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-runtime/

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Officially Rated PG-13 | Screen Rant
https://screenrant.com/star-wars-last-jedi-pg13-rating/

Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker in character | http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41928500

BBC regenerates 'lost' Tom Baker Doctor Who story Shada | Radio Times
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-10-10/doctor-who-shada-tom-baker/

Nov 28, 2017

Justice League movie discussion with comedian and TV / Film critic Michael Brown. ALSO: What is the current state of the DCEU and does it deserve to move forward? PLUS: Ding dong the witch is dead! Axel Alonso is GONE from Marvel!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 11/25/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Marvel Entertainment Names New Editor in Chief | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/books/marvel-entertainment-names-new-editor-in-chief.html

Justice League Reshoots: Every Change Whedon Made To Snyder’s Film | Screen Rant
https://screenrant.com/justice-league-movie-reshoot-changes-explained-snyder-whedon/

'Justice League' Now Projected To Have Lowest DCEU Opening Weekend Ever | comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/11/18/justice-league-box-office-opening-weekend/

'Justice League' Lassos $185M Overseas, $279M WW; ‘Thor’ Rocks To $739M Global | Deadline.com
http://deadline.com/2017/11/justice-league-thor-ragnarok-coco-paddington-weekend-results-international-box-office-1202211796/

Box Office: As 'Justice League' Crosses $320M, Should DC Films Be Saved? | Forbes.com
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/11/22/box-office-as-justice-league-crosses-325m-should-dc-films-be-saved/#7bbcf18c5e4f

'Justice League' Is Reportedly Losing A Super Amount Of Money For Warner Bros. | UPROXX.com
http://uproxx.com/hitfix/justice-league-box-office-bomb/

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Beats ‘Justice League’ Over Holiday Weekend | Variety.com
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/box-office-coco-justice-league-wonder-1202623032/

Nov 16, 2017

Veteran comics scribe Tony Isabella on his career, his favorite creation Black Lightning, and the First Church of Godzilla. Plus: a cool reveal about a Hawkman character from the 80s!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 11/11/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Black Lightning Creator Returns for Cold Dead Hands Mini | CBR.com
https://www.cbr.com/black-lightning-tony-isabella-cold-dead-hands-mini/

The CW Picks Up DC's Black Lightning to Series | SyFy Wire
http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/black-lightning-series-picked-by-the-cw

GUEST: TONY ISABELLA

Tony's Wikipedia entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Isabella

Tony's Tips
http://blog.talesofwonder.com/

Tony Isabella's Bloggy Thing
http://tonyisabella.blogspot.com/

The First Church of Godzilla
https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchOfGodzilla/

Tony Isabella is an American comic book writer, editor, artist and critic, known as the creator and writer of Marvel Comics' Black Goliath; DC Comics' first major African-American superhero, Black Lightning; and as a columnist and critic for the Comics Buyer's Guide.
(source: Wikipedia)

Nov 8, 2017

Versatile comics artist Timothy Lim on his comics career, his new book THUMP: The First Bundred Days, and being an outspoken conservative in comics. Plus an EXCLUSIVE announcement from Tim regarding an upcoming project!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 11/4/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week

GUEST: TIMOTHY LIM

Ninjaink: The Art of Timothy Lim
http://ninjaink.com/

Thump: The First Bundred Days
https://www.amazon.com/Thump-First-Bundred-Timothy-Lim/dp/1682615227

MY HERO MAGADEMIA WALL MIGHT COVER
https://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/MY-HERO-MAGADEMIA-WALL-MIGHT-COVER-713231177

Prominent Conservative Artists Blacklisted Because of Involvement with Alt*Hero Comics Series | PJ Media
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/right-wing-alt-hero-writers-artists-blacklisted-comics-industry/

From http://ninjaink.daportfolio.com/about/:
The art of Ninjaink has been featured in print, posters, and t-shirts on an international level, including IDW's "Ghostbusters," "Back to the Future," and "Street Fighter X GI Joe", Dynamite's "James Bond: VARGR," and licensed Marvel, Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and Valve projects for We Love Fine. His work has also appeared on the 2017 Marvel Premier sketch cards for Upper Deck, in the Calvin & Hobbes documentary "Dear Mr. Watterson," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and various works by UDON. He is the co-author, creator, and illustrator of "THUMP: The First Bundred Days."

Oct 30, 2017

Star Trek Discovery and The Orville with Gaaron Gilham (Trek Talk podcast) and certified geek Richard McBain.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/28/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week

Oct 26, 2017

This episode has a little bit of everything: geek news, an update from RPG designer Douglas Cole of Gaming Ballistic, and Tolkien reading from The Hobbit!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/21/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

All Star Comics #8 CGC 9.4 First Wonder Woman Sells For Record $936,223.00 | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/27/all-star-comics-8-first-wonder-woman-record/

The Greatest American Hero Is Coming Back With an Indian-American Heroine | io9
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-greatest-american-hero-is-coming-back-with-an-india-1802791753

Chuck Dixon – The Most Published Comic Book Writer Of All Time? | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/22/chuck-dixon-most-published-comic-book-writer-40000-pages/

Comic Book Sales Up 6% In Bookstore Market In Past 12 Months, And 37% Women | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/36895-comic-book-sales-up-6-in-bookstore-market-in-2017.html

Netflix reveals which Star Trek episodes are most rewatched | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/star-trek-netflix-most-rewatched/

Star Trek Continues Episode 10 “To Boldly Go: Part 1”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCBuaTnDsQs

The ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo movie now has an official name | TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/17/the-star-wars-han-solo-movie-now-has-an-official-name/

‘The Walking Dead’ Plans Crossover With ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ | Deadline.com
http://deadline.com/2017/10/the-walking-dead-crossover-fear-the-walking-dead-new-yorj-comic-con-amc-1202183976/

The popularity of zombies is due to one mistake in Night of the Living Dead | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/2/16246194/zombies-popularity-mistake-in-night-of-the-living-dead-kaptain-kristain-watch

Cuphead Sells Over 1 Million Copies Already On PC And Xbox One | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cuphead-sells-over-1-million-copies-already-on-pc-/1100-6454062/

J.R.R. Tolkien reads from ‘The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOdv2RE4jg

GUEST: DOUGLAS COLE OF GAMING BALLISTIC

Gaming Ballistic
https://gamingballistic.com/

Lost Hall of Tyr: A 5e Adventure Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101297466/lost-hall-of-tyr-a-5e-adventure-dungeon-grappling

Oct 16, 2017

DM Carl & DM Chrispy of the Save or Die podcast join to talk D&D character rarity and OSR RPG gaming.

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Is your D&D character rare? | 538.com
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-your-dd-character-rare/

GUEST: SAVE OR DIE

DM Carl & DM Chrispy of the Save or Die podcast join this week to talk OSR (Old School Revival or Old School Renaissance depending on who you ask) RPG gaming.

Save or Die
http://saveordie.info/

OSR Gaming
http://osrgaming.org

From the Save or Die website:

Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box? When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control of him or her? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of any adventure?

Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one can imagine dangerous dungeons, wily Non-Player Characters, and monsters that might just be able to kill your character regardless of your level?

The Save or Die! podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to the last of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box, we’ll talk about it. Our fearless hosts will regale listeners with tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, and Mayhem will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavy role-playing!

Oct 11, 2017

Frank Mentzer (of "Red Box" fame) shares D&D history and discusses Empyrea, his multi-system fantasy RPG setting.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/7/2017

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GUEST: FRANK MENTZER

Worlds of Empyrea RPG fantasy setting Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/extsr/frank-mentzers-empyrea-fantasy-setting-for-10-rpg

From Frank’s Kickstarter profile:
Frank was at TSR and New Infinities in the 1980s, working closely with founder Gary Gygax as his Aide, co-author, and friend. Frank is best known for the D&D “Red Box” line of 5 boxed sets (1983-89) and their Rules Compendium, plus Temple of Elemental Evil, Book of Marvelous Magic, and the Cyborg Commando RPG (all with Gary), 2001: A Space Odyssey, and dozens of other products.

In 2012 Frank created Eldritch Enterprises with Jim Ward, Tim Kask, and Chris Clark. Medical and financial issues kept Eldritch small, and it is now sleeping, awaiting a new era. Its members continue to write and publish games independently.

Loxley inc was created in 2016 to package all of Frank’s creative ideas. As a Design House, Loxley plans to produce product for manufacturers to print and distribute to the gaming industry.

 

Oct 3, 2017

Computer and gaming history with David L. Craddock, author of Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 roars out of the gates to nearly 500K sold | Eurogamer.net
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-18-divinity-original-sin-2-roars-out-of-the-gates-to-nearly-500k-sold

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just set an all-time player count record on Steam | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/17/16322430/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-all-time-player-count-record-steam

GUEST: DAVID L. CRADDOCK

David’s website:
http://davidlcraddock.com/

Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Break-Out-Launched-Gaming-Revolution/dp/0764353225

Around the world, millions of people hijack cars in Grand Theft Auto, role play fantastical heroes in World of WarCraft, and crush candy on phones as small as wallets yet nearly as powerful as desktop computers. Long before video games became a multi-billion-dollar industry, a small group of hackers created the Apple II, a PC that contained less memory than the average size of a Microsoft Word document and turned heads by outputting graphics in color. Some users tapped its resources to design productivity software. Others devised some of the most influential games of all time. From the perils along the Oregon Trail and the exploits of Carmen Sandiego to the shadowy dungeons of Wizardry and Prince of Persia s trap-filled labyrinth, Break Out recounts the making of some of the Apple II s most iconic games, illustrates how they informed the games we play today, and tells the stories of the pioneers who made them.

Sep 19, 2017

D&D with veteran DM Gorebad of How Reroll (plus DM tips); geek news.

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Wolverine and Swamp Thing Co-Creator Len Wein Has Died | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2017/09/10/wolverine-and-swamp-thing-co-creator-len-wein-has-died/

Show Sponsor Troll Lord Games Kickstarter: 7 Days in Bergholt (for Castles & Crusades)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-7-days-in-bergholt

D&D Tomb of Annihilation Review
http://shaneplays.com/dd-tomb-of-annihilation-review/

GUEST: GOREBAD

Gorebad serves as the Dungeon Master on How Reroll. In 1979, Gorebad started playing D&D along with other pen and paper games. He owned his own gaming store in the UK for several years and was fortunate enough to attend some DM coaching sessions with TSR. In 1991, he became one of the RPGA sanctioned DM’s and ran tournaments for Gencon in Sussex, England for three years. Gore writes original material for his games and strays from the published adventures. Watch Gorebad livestream other games on his personal channel, (which he does mostly to raise money for St.Jude childrens research hospital) at twitch.tv/gorebad or follow him on Twitter @gorebad you can also check out his blog thedmblog.com.

twitch.tv/howreroll (Live channel)
howreroll.com (website)
youtube.com/howreroll (youtube)
thedmblog.com (blog)

Sep 11, 2017

Jonathan Lane of Fan Film Factor fills us in on current Star Trek Fan Film news, including Star Trek Continues, Axanar, and James Cawley's Star Trek Film Academy.

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STLV17: Original Series Set Tour Announces ‘Star Trek Film Academy’ For Fans To Learn To Make Episode | TrekMovie.com
https://trekmovie.com/2017/08/05/stlv17-star-trek-tour-announces-star-trek-film-academy-for-fans-to-learn-to-make-episode/

STAR TREK CONTINUES will premiere their final two episodes in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES! | Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/09/01/star-trek-continues-will-premiere-their-final-two-episodes-in-new-york-and-los-angeles/

A history of STAR TREK: RENEGADES – 2016-2017 (feature, part 5) | Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/08/11/a-history-of-star-trek-renegades-2016-2017-feature-part-5/

Pacific 201
http://www.pacific201.com/

Starship Farragut
https://www.starshipfarragut.com/

FIRST FRONTIER releases it newest trailer! (Interview with KENNY SMITH, Part 1) | Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/03/19/first-froniter-releases-it-newest-trailer-interview-with-kenny-smith-part-1/

SMALL ACCESS is now FAN FILM FORUM! | Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/08/29/small-access-is-now-fan-film-forum/

 

Sep 5, 2017

Meet Lindybeige aka Lloyd (in his own words): a YouTuber of videos about ancient and medieval warfare and technology, swing dancing, rants, geekery, and any other whims. You'll like him.

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels destroyed by steamroller | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/30/terry-pratchett-unfinished-novels-destroyed-streamroller

GUEST: LINDYBEIGE

Nikolas Lloyd, known online as Lindybeige (or just Lloyd), is a YouTube personality from the United Kingdom. With experience in filmmaking, history, archaeology, and dance, he makes videos on all these subjects and many more, but his showcase focuses on ancient and medieval warfare and technology, and occasionally addresses other subjects such as politics and evolutionary psychology. (From http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebVideo/Lindybeige)

Lindybeige on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/lindybeige

Lindybeige on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Lindybeige/

Lloydian Aspects (personal site):
http://www.lloydianaspects.co.uk/

 

Aug 29, 2017

Marvel Legacy is already off on the wrong foot as Marvel does retailers wrong; The RPG X-Card grinds Shane's gears; Defenders TV discussion. Friends of the show William Brackeen and comedian Michael Brown join.

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Michael Brown’s web series Everything’s OK nominated for a Streamy!
https://www.streamys.org/nominees-winners/7th-annual-nominees/
(he plays the disembodied head of Orson Wells, natch)

The Tick season 1 is out on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B01J776HVW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1503767423&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tick

Jonathan Hickman Confirms Marvel Cancelled Fantastic Four Over Fallout With Fox | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/05/jonathan-hickman-confirms-marvel-cancelled-fantastic-four-fox/

Big Bang Comics Drops Marvel Lenticular Orders – and 70 Other Stores May Follow | ComicsBeat
http://www.comicsbeat.com/big-bang-comics-drops-marvel-lenticular-orders-and-70-other-stores-may-follow/

'Possibly the first boycotter without even realizing it.' MICHAEL TIERNEY OF COLLECTOR’S EDITION/THE COMIC BOOK STORE ON MARVEL’S LENTICULAR COVERS | ICv2
https://icv2.com/articles/talk-back/view/38306/michael-tierney-collectors-edition-the-comic-book-store-marvels-lenticular-covers

Comic Store Owners Refusing to Carry ‘Marvel Legacy’ Issues | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/comic-store-owners-announce-they-wont-offer-marvel-legacy-issues-1032851

Two More Well Known Retailers Join The Marvel Legacy Lenticular Dropout – Jetpack Comics And Jesse James’ Comics | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/25/two-retailers-marvel-legacy-lenticular-dropout-jetpack-comics-jesse-james/

Industry In Revolt As More Retailers Boycott Marvel Lenticular Covers | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/23/industry-revolt-retailers-boycott-marvel-lenticular-covers/

The RPG X-Card by John Stavropoulos (Google Doc)
https://www.facebook.com/ChristIsKingNowandForever/posts/10156157736142289?comment_id=10156157806222289&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1504021466830535

Aug 22, 2017

Highlights: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman on his Drawing Blood graphic novel Kickstarter; Geek news with friend of the show Stuart Berryhill.

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THE RIFFTRAX GUYS DISCUSS TACKLING A DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/rifftrax-doctor-who-interview/

'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller to Adapt 'Neuromancer' for Fox | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-director-tim-miller-adapt-neuromancer-fox-1028185

Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Casts David Tennant, Michael Sheen | ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/879475-neil-gaimans-good-omens-casts-david-tennant-michael-sheen

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Confirmed to Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-movie-confirmed/

Star Wars Boba Fett and Yoda Movies Confirmed To Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-boba-fett-yoda-movie-standalones/

Jabba The Hutt Star Wars Movie In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/18/star-wars-jabba-the-hutt-spinoff-in-development/

The Original Ending To Steven Spielberg's E.T. Involved a Game of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS | GeekTyrant
https://geektyrant.com/news/the-original-ending-to-steven-spielbergs-et-involved-a-game-of-dungeons-dragons

GUEST: KEVIN EASTMAN

From Wikipedia:
Kevin Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Eastman is also the previous editor and current publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

Drawing Blood Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073065927/kevin-eastmans-drawing-blood-vol-1-a-graphic-novel?ref=discovery'

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Co-Creator Turns to Kickstarter for Comic Book Tell-All | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-creator-turns-kickstarter-comic-book-tell-all-1026762

 

Aug 15, 2017

Highlights: D&D and RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer and Jon Peterson ponder what the hobby and pop culture would look like today if D&D had never been published.

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Book Deals: Week of August 7, 2017 | Publishers Weekly
(Dungeons & Dragons: A Visual History announcement)
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/74416-book-deals-week-of-august-7-2017.html

See the D&D Draft at the Gen Con Museum | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/see-d-draft-at-gen-con-museum.html 

TOPIC: WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?!?

WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?! That's the topic this week as we're joined by D&D / RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer (Empire of the Imagination) and Jon Peterson (Playing at the World) to discuss the impact on RPGs and pop culture in general if this alternate history had unfolded!

Empire of the Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Imagination-Gygax-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/1632862794/

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047

Aug 8, 2017

Highlights: It's a Geek News Tsunami with friend of the show Neale Carter!

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George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 | L.A. Times
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

The Dark Tower 18% on Rotten Tomatoes (63% audience score)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_tower_2017

The Tick live action series launches on Amazon Prime August 25th | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2017/04/26/the-tick-amazon-release-date/

Classic Lego Voltron approved for production via Lego Ideas program
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f9eb3ff9-eff8-42e1-85a5-b7e1107bfedb/official_comments

The First Official DC Comics / Marvel Crossover In A Very Long Time Is For #MakeMineMilkshake | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/01/dc-comics-marvel-crossover-milkshake/

Stabbed seven times after a Magic: The Gathering fight | Geek Native
https://www.geeknative.com/59601/stabbed-seven-times-magic-gathering-fight/

Star Trek Continues Episode 09 is out! "What Ships Are For" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEZH8bqytA

STAR TREK CONTINUES revises the RELEASE DATES for its final two episodes!| Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/07/29/star-trek-continues-revises-the-release-dates-for-its-final-two-episodes/

Discovery May Be An Official Star Trek Show, But The Orville Could Wind Up The Truer One | Gizmodo
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/discovery-may-be-an-official-star-trek-show-but-the-orville-could-wind-up-the-truer-one/

Ben Affleck Reportedly Signs Up For DCEU's Batman Trilogy And A Future 'Batman Beyond' Adaptation | Movie Pilot
https://moviepilot.com/p/ben-affleck-signs-up-for-a-new-batman-trilogy-batman-beyond/4336101

There's an Easter Egg Hidden in the Ready Player One Movie Logo | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-an-easter-egg-hidden-in-the-ready-player-one-mov-1797395680

Jul 31, 2017

Highlights: Veteran RPG designer Monte Cook talks about his innovative new deluxe RPG, Invisible Sun!

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Ready Player One SDCC Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtwpjnuaVTE

Marvel Legend "Fabulous" Flo Steinberg Has Passed Away | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/07/23/marvel-fabulous-flo-steinberg-passed-away/

GUEST: MONTE COOK

Monte Cook is a veteran RPG game designer and founder of Monte Cook Games with popular game credits such as D&D 3rd Edition, Malhavoc Press, Numenera and the Cypher System.

Invisible Sun RPG preorder:
https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/invisible-sun-preorder/

Invisible Sun is the innovative new deluxe RPG from Monte Cook Games. A roleplaying game of surreal fantasy, secrets, and magic that is truly magical. Wield fabulous powers as you uncover the secrets of reality itself.

 

Jul 24, 2017

Highlights: Author Gene DeRosa joins to talk about the classic sci-fi thriller anthology TV show The Twilight Zone!

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GUEST: GENE DEROSA

Gene DeRosa is an author and editor with Signature Horror / Samson Publishing Company.

Signature Horror:
https://www.signaturehorror.com/

The Twilight Zone Trivia Book & Encyclopedia order page:
https://www.signaturehorror.com/product-page/the-twilight-zone-trivia-book-encyclopedia

Author Gene DeRosa’s third book is all about The Twilight Zone, the Sci-Fi-Thriller classic television series from the mind of Rod Serling. The book covers the entire original series as well as mentions of the film and two revival series where appropriate.

The Twilight Zone Trivia Book & Encyclopedia is over 800 pages filled with episode synopsis, full cast lists, trivia questions about each episode, as well as a Trivia Extras section filled with interesting facts about the episodes and cast members. There’s also a full index listing every actor, director, writer, movie, TV show, and more.

Jul 18, 2017

Highlights: Portalarium's Starr Long and Mathew Anderson join to talk about Richard "Lord British" Garriott's fantasy MMO Shroud of the Avatar!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/15/2017

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‘Doctor Who’: 13th Time Lord To Be Revealed After Sunday’s Wimbledon Final | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2017/07/doctor-who-new-lead-reveal-set-13th-doctor-1202129018/

GUEST: SHROUD OF THE AVATAR

Portalarium’s Starr “Darkstarr” Long (Executive Producer) and Mathew “Berek” Anderson (Senior Community Manager) join to discuss Richard “Lord British” Garriott’s fantasy MMO Shroud of the Avatar.

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a fantasy RPG that combines a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes: Richard “Lord British” Garriott the creator of the Ultima series, Starr Long the Director of Ultima Online, and Tracy Hickman the author of Dragonlance.

Shroud of the Avatar main site
https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/

Portalarium on SeedInvest
https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b

Richard Garriott’s Portalarium to raise equity crowdfunding for Shroud of the Avatar | Venturebeat
https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/04/richard-garriotts-portalarium-to-raise-equity-crowdfunding-for-shroud-of-the-avatar/

Starr Long on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr_Long

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