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Tales from the Fandom

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Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 241: Melanie aka Magical Girl Melanie returns to talk about her work at Disney & employment stories, TikTok, Video Games, and Twitch streaming

10/18/2021
Melanie aka Magical Girl Melanie returns for her 3rd podcast appearance! We dive right in to talk about Disney. Not just any talk, but about Melanie's past employment at Disney as Drizella Tremaine. We talk about the entire employment process, from being hired, shows and pay, and of course, stories about interacting with park guests. Melanie talks about going viral on TikTok with one of her stories while she was dressed as Drizella and how TikTok is therapy. Then we talk about how her...

Duration:01:40:58

Episode 240: Alana Owlet talks Star Wars, Doctor Who, Final Fantasy 14, and Cosplay

10/11/2021
After becoming "best friends" due to our shared love of a Star Wars book series, Alana Owlet joins me to talk about her favorite fandoms! We dive right in with Star Wars. We talk about the books, movies, shows, and more. If you're a fan of the X-Wing book series, you need to listen to this episode! From there, we talk about another long running fandom, Doctor Who. Then we talk about Final Fantasy 14, the popular MMORPG. Lastly, we wrap up with a conversation about Cosplay. You can find...

Duration:00:57:28

Episode 239: Jacky Leung aka Death by Mage talks Babylon 5, Netflix's Lupin, and Tabletop Roleplaying Games

10/4/2021
Another Floridian joins me! Jacky Leung aka Death by Mage joins me to talk about some of his favorite fandoms. We kick things off with an in-depth discussion on Babylon 5 (prior to the CW announcement). From there, we discuss Netflix's Lupin series. Then we get to Tabletop Roleplaying Games. We talk about how he got into TTRPG's, and the work he does in the business for Unbreakable Publishers and as a freelancer. You can find Jacky...

Duration:01:40:39

Episode 238: Briona aka StitchesandSpells talks Star Wars, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Stranger Things, and Cosplay

9/27/2021
Fellow Central Floridian Briona aka StitchesandSpells on Instagram joins me to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. We talk about growing up a Star Wars fan and her continued passion in the long running fandom. She then talks about the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series that Netflix carried. We then continue on the Netflix journey with Stranger Things. We wrap up with a conversation about Briona's journey with cosplay, clothing/costuming and closet cosplay. You can find Briona...

Duration:01:15:21

Episode 237: Liv and Liz aka DoubleTrouble Cosplay talk Mad Max: Fury Road, Studio Ghibli movies, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Cosplay

9/20/2021
Liv and LIz aka DoubleTrouble Cosplay on Instagram join me to talk shared fandoms! It's been over four years since a duo has joined me on the podcast and Liv and Liz do not disappoint in our conversations. We talk about their love for Max Max: Fury Road, the varied movies from Studio Ghibli, and our love of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We then talk about Cosplay and how they both got into Cosplay and their plans for the future. You can find Liz and Liz...

Duration:01:44:29

Episode 236: Kendra aka Princess Mahogany talks Lore Olympus, DC TV Shows & Movies, Ahsoka Tano, and Cosplay

9/13/2021
Kendra aka Princess Mahogany on Instagram joins me to talk some of her favorite fandoms. We start things off with Lore Olympus. Then, Kendra recommends some of her favorite RomCom webcomics (see list below). Then we talk about DC Comics animated TV shows and movies and their live action shows too. From there, we discuss the character of Ahsoka Tano, and wrap up with a conversation about Cosplay. You can find Kendra...

Duration:01:03:17

Dark Veil Tabletop Roleplaying Game Kickstarter

9/9/2021
T. Julian Bell, Creative Director and Owner of Dark Veil Studios, LLC joins me to talk about the Dark Veil Tabletop Roleplaying Game launching September 15th, 2021 on Kickstarter. Dark Veil is a new TTRPG that centers on a universe splintered in time cohesively connecting eras of medieval fantasy, Victorian era steampunk, cyberpunk space age, and the infinite realms of the Veil. Listen as we talk about how he got into tabletop gaming, going from playing to creating, and what you can expect...

Duration:01:01:49

Episode 235: Darth Mars talks about Studio Ghibli movies, Dungeons and Dragons, Ducktales, Cosplay, and Art

9/6/2021
Darth Mars (DarthMars.jpg on Instagram) joins me to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. We start things off with a conversation about Studio Ghibli movies. From her favorite movies and characters, to lesser known titles, and those that she would recommend. Then, we talk about how she first got into playing Dungeons and Dragons. Her initial experience, her enjoyment of the game and recommendations to those who are interested in playing. From there, we talk about the Ducktales reboot...

Duration:01:16:08

Episode 234: Scott Thrower of Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children talks Xena: Warrior Princess, the Alien franchise, Dead by Daylight, and Podcasting/Writing

8/30/2021
Friend of the show and fellow podcaster Scott Thrower joins me to talk about some of his favorite fandoms. We first reminisce about Xena: Warrior Princess and our experiences with that show. Then, Scott drops some hot takes about the Alien franchise. Then we discuss the popular video game, Dead by Daylight. Lastly, Scott talks about how he created the Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children podcast and books that followed, along with his Arcane History book series. You can find Scott...

Duration:01:15:43

Episode 233: Mandy aka Mandybars talks about Marvel, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, and Cosplay

8/23/2021
Mandy aka Mandybars on Instagram joins me to talk about some of their favorite fandoms. We talk about her love of the Marvel universe, from movies to comics. We then talk about the Star Trek fandom and their favorites. Then we talk about Lord of the Rings and how it got her involved with Dungeons and Dragons. Then Mandy and I wrap up with a conversation about Cosplay. You can find Mandy...

Duration:01:20:36

Episode 232: Tidushot talks about Ghostbusters, Pokemon, video games, and Twitch streaming

8/16/2021
Twitch streamer Tidushot joins me on the podcast to talk Fandom! We kick things off with the Ghostbusters franchise talking about the first two movies and the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Then we switch over to the massive Pokemon franchise, encompassing video games, the card game, anime, and more. Then we talk about some of his favorite video games before wrapping up with a conversation about streaming on Twitch. You can find Tidushot...

Duration:01:12:38

Episode 231: Java aka Cuchintachan talks about Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Yuri on Ice, Haikyuu, The Good Place, and Cosplay

8/9/2021
Java aka Cuchintachan on Instagram joins me to talk about some of their favorite fandoms. We start off with Fire Emblem: Three Houses before talking about two of their favorite animes, Yuri on Ice and Haikyuu. From there, we talk about a show they got into during the pandemic, The Good Place. We wrap things up with a talk about Cosplay. You can find Java...

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 230: LeerahCosplays talks Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Disney, and Cosplay

8/2/2021
LeerahCosplays joins me from Hong Kong to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. We talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Disney. Then, Leerah talks about her experiences with Cosplay and her plans for the future! You can find Leerah at: https://www.instagram.com/leerahcosplays/

Duration:00:59:37

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Review with Christine Caccipuoti

7/26/2021
Ducks fly together! After discovering that Christine shared the same love of The Mighty Ducks trilogy as I did (and maybe even more), we watched the new Disney Plus series, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Now, here is our review with heavy heavy spoilers. If you haven't watched the show, then skip this episode. Christine and I cover the show from top to bottom, asking questions, trying to come up with answers. We cover the show, the movie trilogy that preceded it, the cast, plot, story...

Duration:01:35:03

Episode 229: Ryan Boelter of Character Creation Cast talks Sailor Moon, The Wheel of Time, and Tabletop Roleplaying Games

7/19/2021
Ryan Boelter, co-host of Character Creation Cast and creator of the Chimera RPG joins me to talk fandom! One of the great things about Ryan is how similar we are in age, which means we grew up on many of the same things at the same time. We kick things off with a discussion about Sailor Moon, one of the longest running anime fandoms. Then Ryan educates me about Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" book series. It's a fascinating conversation about the series. As a long time fantasy lover,...

Duration:01:33:28

Episode 228: Jasmine aka Shockolate Energy Cosplay talks anime, video games, Twitch streaming, and Cosplay

7/12/2021
Jasmine aka Shockolate Energy Cosplay joins me from Detroit to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. We kick things off with anime. We talk about Cells at Work, Code Black, Sailor Moon and more. Video games is next. We cover her love of fighting and rhythm games, and the Persona and Mass Effect franchises. Jasmine then talks about how she got into Twitch streaming, what games she typically plays on stream and her goals for the channel. Then we wrap up with a conversation about Cosplay....

Duration:01:08:55

Episode 227: Enya aka Cosplenya talks Attack on Titan, Genshin Impact, Percy Jackson, and Cosplay

7/5/2021
Enya aka Cosplenya on Instagram joins me from South America to talk Fandom! We start things off with a talk about Attack on Titan. We talk about the anime series as well as the manga. From there, we talk about the popular game, Genshin Impact and its impact (pun intended!). Then we talk about the Percy Jackson series by author Rick Riordan and then wrap up with a conversation about cosplay, including closet cosplay. You can find Enya at: https://www.instagram.com/cosplenya/

Duration:01:04:18

Episode 226: FrickleFrackleMarco talks Live Action Roleplaying and Storytelling on TikTok, The Arcana: A Mystic Romance, and Cosplay

6/28/2021
Marco, known as FrickleFrackleMarco, joins me to talk about her favorite fandoms and her business! We kick things off with a conversation about Live Action Roleplaying and Storytelling on the TikTok app! Marco informs me how to find LARP on TikTok, characters and storytelling, and so much more. We then talk about a interactive visual story / dating sim called The Arcana: A Mystic Romance. Learn more about this app as I did, and maybe download it for yourself! From there, we talk about...

Duration:00:57:29

Shadow and Bone Season 1 Review - Part 2 with Reina Valentine

6/21/2021
Reina Valentine returns for Part 2 of our Shadow and Bone Season 1 Review. This wasn't supposed to exist! At first, Reina and I discussed how we didn't talk much about Alina during the first part. So we scheduled to do a little pick up. Then, the controversy came out about the stunt doubles for Alina, Inej and Mal. After praising the diversity of the casting in Part 1, Reina and I both felt we needed to discuss this topic and the larger problem with a lack of diversity across all spectrums...

Duration:00:58:01

Shadow and Bone Season 1 Review - Part 1 with Reina Valentine

6/21/2021
The latest hit for streaming service Netflix is Shadow and Bone, based off of the book trilogy of the same name by Leigh Bardugo. In Part One of this review, Reina Valentine returns to the podcast to discuss the show as well as the books they were based on. If you haven't watched the series, do so. This episode contains spoilers. Reina and I cover topics that include: -Overall review and thoughts of the show -Favorite characters/moments -Show vs Books -Actor praise -Critiques -Hopes...

Duration:01:26:13