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“…people keep asking if I’m back, and I haven’t really had an answer… but yeah, I’m thinking, I’m back!”

SDCC 2018 is well and truly in the rear view mirror… but that doesn’t mean that we stop Talkin’ Con around here! There’s lots to keep us occupied, each and every week, with some cracking Special Guests, informative con previews and live reports, awesome featured segments, and all the latest convention news and updates that you can shake a stick at!

And we think that we’re starting pretty bloody strong with our first episode of the new season out of the gate: we have two Special Guest interviews for you this week, one of your genuine Hollywood superstar variety and two people that are not only rockstars of international comics but also the UK convention scene:

First up, we’re speaking to Cas Anvar, star of sci-fi hit THE EXPANSE, delving into all of his favourite comic con highlights, as well as talking about how it’s the fans that he meets at such events that have made the show the massive success it is, even supporting its revival on Netflix. Caz will be part of a huge EXPANSE contingent, making their way to Dragoncon at the end of this month where they will be making their first 2018 appearance together – the show is also up for a prestigious Dragon Award (‘Best TV Show Of The Year’)!

And then, if that’s not big enough for you, we’ll be chatting with comics art team Ted Brandt and Ro Stein, part of the creative force behind new Image Comics release CROWDED, talking all about the new book and also the current comics convention landscape in the UK. Things are afoot with the shows that fans can go to in 2018, especially for comics fans… exciting stuff!

All of this, and your burning questions on the YouTube Q&A chat, and we should have a pretty packed show for our first one back. It’s onward and upward from here, baby!


TALKIN’ CON: A CUP O’ TEA WITH AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO is the weekly con culture live podcast, broadcasting every Sunday (6pm GMT / 10am PT / 1pm ET) and hosted by Leonard Sultana.

Each week, the best bloggers on t’web talk about con culture and, for an hour or so, we invite guests to talk to us and get nerdy and geeky about everything that orbit the best comics and pop culture conventions on the planet!

TALKIN’ CON: A CUP O’ TEA… is broadcasted live on YouTube, with a simultaneous audio stream to internet radio service Mixlr – the show is then shared to Instagram TV, SoundCloud and iTunes Podcasts, as well as our Patreon page. Please Like, Subscribe, Share and Comment to support our efforts!

Our Guests, this week:

  • Alyssa Franks (Friends Of Comic Con Forum)
  • Cas Anvar (THE EXPANSE)
  • Ro Stein (Image Comics)
  • Ted Brandt (Image Comics)
  • …more amazing guests, to be announced!

Talkin’ Con is YOUR show – if you have anything you’d like to have discussed in these shows, or a guest that you would like us to feature, leave a comment below or drop us a line at tips@anenglishmaninsandiego.com – we’d love to hear what you’d like to talk about. And don’t forget to join in the conversation LIVE during the show, using the Q&A button in the video preview above or on Twitter (#CupOTeaAEISD)

See you all, this and every Sunday, at 6pm GMT… LIVE!

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