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Here at “The Alternate Reality” we indulge in a weekly round table discussion/good natured debate of cool comics, movies, TV and other pop culture related foolishness. Recorded in the heart of beautiful downtown Mount Greenwood at the Alternate Reality Studio Center, “The Alternate Reality” is hosted by our regular contributors of south-sides sages and the occasional guest. We’re coming to you weekly so give us a listen at the player link below, or click here to download.

May 22, 2016

Comic conventions are the theme of this weeks episode which is broken into two inter-related parts. In Part One the Fascinating Foursome assembles at the store after C2E2 2016 to discuss that years show and comic conventions in general. In Part Two the boys are on the road at C2E2 interviewing attendees about the show and related topics.

Discussed in Part One: The evolution of the Chicago Comic-Con to WizardWorld and the arrival of C2E2, the legal fight over the name: “comic-con”, family and mash up cosplay, the reasons Alternate Reality doesn’t do cons, C2E2 2016 memories, the hell of Retailer Discussion Panels, autographs, brushes with greatness with south-siders who made good,  Andre Braugher meets CBM, CM Punk, Chasing Amy, Black Panther, San Diego Comi-Con, panel discussions, Funko Pops and more.

Discussed in Part Two: design, manga, women’s fashion in comics, cosplay, action figures, women in comics, women in action figures and more.
This week’s SAD or LUXURIOUS: Waiting in Line