Last weekend was the second year for Cal State Fullerton’s TitanCon and we were there to support our friends and geek out. The con itself was a blast from the floor, to the fun and amazing cosplay, to the standup comedy show to close the event out, it was a great time. Not bad at all for such a new con, and a free one at that. It might have been the second year for the convention itself, but it was the first time that The Grand Geek Gathering hosted a panel at a convention. It was awesome.
All right, let’s talk about what the panel was. We call it Unnecessary Debates in Geek Culture, and the debates are very unnecessary. Tyler hosts two competing teams. In this case the teams were Eric from GGG and Danny the founder and chairman formerly of Ninja Con and now with Ronin Expo (coming June 10th) comprising Team A, and Albert of Who What Where’s Why with Falco from Zombie Corps making up Team B. Tyler would select a topic like, “Who wore it better, Gollum or Tarzan?” and we would debate (Gollum’s from the fuckin’ streets!). Other topics of the panel included: “who has the bigger gas tank, Optimus Prime or Megatron,” “What superhero is least likely to tip at a restaurant,” “Who would have more instagram followers, Snoopy or Scooby Doo,” “Who would have the better scream-o band, Goku or Black Canary,” and “Best catch phrase: Wubba lubba dub dub or That’s what she said.”
Ultimately Eric and Danny put up a great fight, but Albert and Falco took home the win.
I can’t thank everyone who came to the panel and laughed along with us enough. It was so much fun, even if it was difficult to keep it PG. Tyler and I had an absolute blast putting it on and can’t wait to run it again at future cons. We’ve already submitted it to San Diego Comic Con, along with 6 other panels, and are waiting to hear back, but we’re also going to run it at Ronin Expo (where it will be an 18+ show, yay! Cursing!) and might even take it with us to Las Vegas next month as well.
If you’re interested in watching it, there’s a video of most of the panel below. The quality is kinda crummy, but it’s still fun if you want to get an idea of what the panel felt like.
Make sure to check out Albert’s post episode of The Stuff and Junk Show about the event for more insight.
Cast and Crew:
Camera Operator, Aelynn Durham
Editor and Producer, Eric Durham
Producer, Tyler McPhail