Hello Grand Geeks! We are back to our normal format for TGG and have some amazing guests on this episode! We have comedian Paul DeCuir, cosplayer Mayan Goddess, and comedian Matt Johnson from NerdBit back as a guest co-host talking about judging and performing comedy at conventions! We also have a fun CON-Tinuation from ALA and an interview with Matt Dunford from San Diego Comic Fest!

Unnecessary Debate question: Which comic character would be the worst first date?

Episode times:
Intro – 00:10
CON-Tinuation – 17:36
Middle – 24:24
Interview with Matt Dunford – 1:36:00
Outro – 1:56:56

Paul DeCuir

Follow Paul on Twitch, Instagram, Twitter, and see him at Last Comic Standing at Anime Expo this July!

Nerdy Bit Apparel

“We are a shop specializing in 8 bit bead art. Anything you can imagine we can make because we do custom commissions.

We can make your favorite characters and things from anime, video games, KPop and movies.”

Purchase their products on their Etsy store! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Mayan Goddess Cosplay

Check her out on Facebook, Instagram, and at Kids Can Cosplay events!

Listen to her podcast here!

About San Diego Comic Fest:

The San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.

At the San Diego Comic Fest you’ll find an extensive and eclectic program with things for every fan to enjoy. As you would expect of a comic con, there will be panel discussions; guest programs; an artist alley; tabletop gaming; cosplay; steampunk; an exhibitor hall full of your favorite comics, books, toys, and collectibles; and much, much, more. All of this takes place in a relaxed setting that enables fans and professionals to hang out and enjoy good times talking about comics, science fiction, films, animation, and all the other things that fans love.

Comic Fest’s origin story: Back in 1969, when he was a teenage San Diego comics dealer, Mike Towry was part of the small group of fans who founded what became known as the San Diego Comic-Con. After the celebration of the 40th Comic-Con in 2009, he and other Comic-Con veterans agreed that San Diego needed a second convention, one reminiscent of the early Comic-Cons. Thus, San Diego Comic Fest was born in 2012.

As a convention produced by fans for fans, San Diego Comic Fest is sure to please. This all-volunteer comic con is a gathering of the tribe where each fan in attendance plays an important role in creating a memorable experience shared by all. We hope that you will join us March 7-10, 2019 for a great, fun time at the seventh-annual San Diego Comic Fest!

(Via San Diego Comic Fest)

Buy tickets here!!!

Find more information on their website and follow them on social media! The con is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube!


Music provided by:
Midnight Shinigami


Formed in 2010 to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition, this group of musicians combined their passion for music and anime, giving creative birth to “Midnight Shinigami”. They have been traveling to local conventions to share their favorite anime songs to the masses and have released their first album, “Kioku//Memories” in December 2017. Midnight Shinigami’s members are just as diverse as their musical influences and playing styles. From soft ballads to hard-driving metal, they’re sure to have something in their repertoire that’ll make anyone drop dead in pure aural bliss.
Via Facebook

Band members: Mynx Midnight (vocals), Brathzo Karanovic (guitar), Andrew Faust (bass), Allie Kutchaver (guitar), Alexey Poblete (drums), Violinist BAKA (violin) and Michelle Do (piano).

You can find out more on Midnight Shinigami on their social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. They are also on Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, iTunes, Amazon Music, and Youtube!