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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we discuss vacations.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

- Check out our web series Trust Fund Challenge

- A reboot/remake/sequel to National Lampoon's Vacation is out

- The first Vacation movie still holds up

- Based on a National Lampoon novella

- Both of our families went to Disney World in the '70s

- Family vacations can either be packed with activities or relaxing

- Jay: Just went to Disney with two other families

- Ric: We rent a vacation home in Maine every summer with inlaws

- Jay: We vary vacations each year; might go to Europe in a few years

- Doing work while on vacation sucks

- Ric: We were an hour away from everything

- Ric's dad takes on a ropes course

- Going out West

- To be continued

 

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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_389_082515.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the art of hype.

Show notes:

- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3

- Patreon is a crowdfunding option

- The patronage model

- Kickstarter, Indie GoGo efforts are commonplace

- Matt loves board games

- Contributing to podcasts and radio shows

- Matt's research on dino romance novels

- A Gronk to Remember was a big-selling e-book

- Matt: "People are hot for were-critters"

- Readers like series and formulas

- John Irving always writes the last line first

- Matt: Want to interact with more people to hype books

- The problem with contests

- The vagaries of web traffic

- Nine years, man

 

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

 

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.
Direct download: CompCon_388_081915.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the art of hype.

Show notes:

- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3

- Avoiding overhype

- Getting RTs from celebrities

- Sometimes it feels like there's no benefit to Internet hype

- Getting bummed out to write sad scenes

- Cosplayers are having a moment

- Day jobs are a must, unfortunately

- Tagging somebody famous can work from time to time

- YouTube "stars"

- Spider-man with no butt

- To be continued

 

 

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

 

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.
Direct download: CompCon_387_081115.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the art of hype and celebrate CompCon's 9th anniversary.

Show notes:

- Pre-order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3

- When your medical professional is younger than you

- It's all about the hype

- Matt was at Boston ComiCon last weekend

- How to effectively hype your stuff online

- Perfecting the pitch

- Geeking out like a fanboy

- Books sell better when you meet people face to face

- One of a handful of authors

- Writing is fun, editing sucks

- Gotta hustle to sell books

- To hype without hyping

- Matt live-tweets superhero shows

- Making friends with people you've never met

- Women 18-40 are Matt's target audience

- Ensemble cast

- Harley the cat wants in

- To be continued

 

 

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

 

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.
Direct download: CompCon_386_080515.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

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