Ep 29: Joel Lyons previews FantaSci 2021 schedule and safety measures + NFL, book deals, food talk, and more


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FantaSci convention chair Joel Lyons joins the show to discuss this weekend’s event in Durham, NC as well as what attendees can expect now that mask mandates and distancing requirements have been lifted across the state.

Segment 1: Joel Lyons Interview

Main Topics Discussed include:

  • The origins of FantaSci and what makes it different from other conventions
  • Marquis events and panels for FantaSci 2021
  • Guests of note and other celebrity faces in the crowd
  • Masks, social distancing policies, etc. for attendees

Joel also takes a trip through the “Two-Minute Drill” for a wide range of topics from author beards to classiest guests and to the top hangover remedies when

Editor’s Note: Visit the FantaSci website to learn more about the vent and be sure to follow the con on Facebook (@fantascirocks) for late-breaking news and info.


The guys break down the latest happenings around Chris Kennedy Publishing including this week’s new release — “Smuggler Queen,” the latest entry Tim C. Taylor’s hit “Chimera Company” series.

Ian also runs down the latest pre-order perks and specials from the Chris Kennedy Publishing newsletter and unveils a brand-new show titled “CKP Confidential,” which is available exclusively to CKP Patreon supporters.

Segment 2: Pod Mail

The guys reveal their respective panel schedules for FantaSci 2021 and look ahead to the other happenings around the con that they’re most excited about.

Finally, Rob dons his imaginary commissioner’s cap and reveals what he’d do to improve the NFL as part of our first-ever “On the Stump” segment.

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