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Appearance in Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.

posted Oct 20, 2018, 1:06 PM by Nicholas Diak

Earlier this year I got to be an extra in the Netflix show Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. Both Michele Brittany and I were asked to man the Roadhouse Sons book during the comic book convention scenes of the show.

Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. Poster


Now it looks like the Netflix show has been released! Scanning through episode 8, you can't see Michele or I, but you can see the Roadhouse Sons booth many times in the background (which we would be at, pretending to sell stuff to other folks). Here's a screen capture: look to the red shirts hanging on the wall, that's the Roadhouse Sons swag:

Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.

It was really cool to be involved in the filming of the show, seeing the magic of how it all happened. Also, Barbra and Bryant and their Fanbase Press booth was in a couple of shots too. How cool is that! Thank you to Mia Moravis for asking Michele and I to run their booth for the faux-comic-con!

More information about Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. can be found at the Netflix's site for the show: https://www.netflix.com/title/80207486




Panelist at LA Comic Con

posted Oct 19, 2018, 7:49 AM by Nicholas Diak

Convention season is winding down for the year and this will probably be my last appearance at one until next year. I'll be part of the Fanbase Press Presents: Swords, Sandal, Sorcery and Other Worlds panel at the LA Comic Con. The panel will be at 2:00pm in room 409. In attendance will be Tiffany Carmel Lake (Stelletwal series), D.J. Kirkbride (The Once and Future Queen), and Josh Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman) with Michele Brittany moderating.

A Facebook page for the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/186164408951806/

The convention's website can be found here: https://www.comicconla.com/

Exotica Moderne 2, Halloween Haunts and Voice of Olympus

posted Oct 18, 2018, 8:46 AM by Nicholas Diak

Hello folks!

Lots of stuff happened this week, a little delay on my end on posting here.

First, I contributed an article to the Horror Writers Association's Halloween Haunts blog called "Gamers' Guide to Halloween Video Games (That Actually Take Place on Halloween)". It can be read here: http://horror.org/gamers-guide-to-halloween-video-games-that-actually-take-place-on-halloween-by-nicholas-diak/

Next, I had a brief appearance on Hercules Invictus's Voice of Olympus program, basically introducing myself. That can be streamed/downloaded here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2018/10/16/voice-of-olympus

And finally, the big, big news: The next issue of House of Tabu's Exotica Moderne magazine comes out in November! Here is the cover:

house of tabu exotica moderne


Details about the issue can be found here: http://www.houseoftabu.com/product/exotica-moderne-2

Appearance on Voice of Olympus - Assassin's Creed

posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:13 AM by Nicholas Diak

Sorry folks, a few days late on this one, but I was a guest on Hercules Invictus' Voice of Olympus program this past Monday. In this episode I talk about the new Assassin's Creed: Odyssey neo-peplum game. It can be streamed/downloaded here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2018/10/09/voice-of-olympus

Fundamental Comics: Tintin and the Crab with the Golden Claws

posted Sep 26, 2018, 8:58 AM by Nicholas Diak   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 8:58 AM ]

Once a month over at Fanbase Press, they do a feature called Fundamental Comics where they highlight a, well, fundamental comic. Super import comics that are important to the canon. I contributed this month on Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws. I'm an unabashed Tintin fan so it was great to write about this:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/featured-series/item/9314-fundamental-comics-the-adventures-of-tintin-the-crab-with-the-golden-claws-and-cosmopolitanism

Cocktail Nation - House of Tabu and Shout Out

posted Sep 22, 2018, 11:49 AM by Nicholas Diak

Ken Holewczynski of House of Tabu is interviewed on the newest episode of the Cocktail Nation podcast talking about the debut issue of Exotica Moderne. Yours truly gets a shout out for his Fritz Lang article! Have a listen:

https://cocktailnation.podbean.com/e/cocktail-nation%c2%a0-505%c2%a0-exotica-moderne/

Mandy - Article on the Metal Influence

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:47 AM by Nicholas Diak

YES!! \m/

I so loved this movie so much I had to bust an article about it ASAP. I wrote a piece that explores the different metal elements of the film Mandy and it is published over at Fanbase Press. Check it out! \m/

http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/9291-mandy-movie-review

Sword of Ages #5 Reviewed

posted Sep 18, 2018, 10:52 AM by Nicholas Diak

My review of Sword of Ages #5 from IDW has now been published over at Fanbase Press:

http://www.fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/9287-sword-of-ages-5-advance-comic-book-review

Stalkings Review, Voice of Olympus Appearance

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:27 AM by Nicholas Diak

At Long Beach Comic Con over the weekend I met Alex Dandino, writer of the comic book Stalkings. It was a great comic and I did a review of it, which is now published over at Fanbase Press:

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/9272-stalkings-graphic-novel-review

Also, with a last minute cancellation, I was added to an episode of Voice of Olympus earlier this week where I talk about sword and planet stories on Venus. That episode can be streamed here: 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2018/09/11/voice-of-olympus

Voice of Olympus Appearance

posted Sep 2, 2018, 9:38 PM by Nicholas Diak

On Monday, Sept 3rd I'll be a guest on Hercules Invictus' Voice of Olympus program. I'll be on at 6:00 pm PST. The URL to stream is as follows:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/surn/2018/09/04/voice-of-olympus

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