Nerdist Writers Panel

Hosts Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Justice League: War), and Len Wein (Stegron) celebrate their 50th episode by discussing milestone comics—anniversary issues, wedding issues, death issues—the marketing ploy behind them, and whether or not milestones are a thing of the past.

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The creator of Boardwalk Empire and Oscar nominee for his adaptation of the Wolf of Wall Street talks about his start in sit-coms, short-lived, and syndicated shows, lessons from great rooms (including The Sopranos), his interests in crime and cons (and some that he's pulled), and wrapping up his Empire.


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Chris Claremont! Len Wein! They're two of the best there is at what they do... and what they do makes for a great Wolverine podcast from the 2014 Phoenix Comicon! They join Marc  Bernardin (The Authority), Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham), and Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond) to discuss the character's origins, how Wolverine squeezed Colossus out of the spotlight, and how he took over the comics world. Don't miss it, bub!

Recorded at the Phoenix ComicCon on June 7, 2014.

Direct download: ncp49_wolverine.mp3
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Mike Royce and Ray Romano (creators, Men of a Certain Age); Emily Halpern (co-creator, Trophy Wife), Andy Daly (co-creator, Review), and Kerry Ehrin (co-creator, Bates Motel) discuss working with another creative person, how pilots are created together, how the room works, and more.

PLUS: A panel with Men of a Certain Age creators Royce, Romano, and writer Lew Schneider, following a screening of episode 106, “Go with the Flow.”

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The Scott Pilgrim writer/artist joins Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) to talk about the evolution of the series, its film adaptation, breaking in, and his new book, Seconds, out July 15.

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From this year's ATX Television Festival, an intimate discussion of his influences and TV inspirations, his mentors, tales on how he got his start, and his personal and professional highs and lows. Joined by Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall, Cuse talks about creating series like The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and Nash Bridges, to his time as a showrunner and executive producer of the controversial cultural phenomenon Lost alongside Damon Lindelof, to now balancing two different endeavors as co-creator, showrunner, writer and Executive Producer of A&E's Bates Motel and FX's The Strain.

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We last spoke with Wired editor Adam Rogers way back in episode 24 and discussed the book he had just begun. Now that book is here! Proof: The Science of Booze is a fascinating and immensely enjoyable survey of how your favorite spirit gets into your glass and what happens once you drink it. Rogers talks about the challenges and joys of writing the book. Get it now on Amazon

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Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Justice League: War),  and Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and hundreds more) answer your questions about comic script formatting, pacing, breaking in, Len's Man Thing, and more.

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Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, creators of Orphan Black, talk about the long gestation period of their clone saga, how the show works, what each of them brings to the project, what happens in the room, and lots more. PLUS: a not-so-great recording (sorry!) of the Q&A that followed the screening of season 2's eighth episode, “Variable and Full of Perturbation.” Moderated by Variety's Laura Prudom at ATX Television Festival in Austin on June 7, 2014.


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Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond) chat with Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein and Professional dweeb/licensing manager Mac Beauvais about licensing, barriers to fandom, strong female characters, and New Kids on the Block to celebrate their roll out of their new marvel line.

Direct download: ncp46_universe.mp3
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