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Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con Photos

You heard some of Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con adventures on episode #186, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Here, Charlie shares 336 photos from the weekend. Enjoy all the geeky goodness from the nirvana of comic...

Get To Know CompleteSet

This is going to be a different kind of article with a unique perspective. As I type this story, I find myself penning an article from two distinct directions. You see, I created ComicRelated.com, the website you are currently visiting but I’ve recently joined the company I’m writing about. Here...

Rising From The YouTube

As part of this whole social media centralization campaign I’ve been waging, yesterday I took a look at my history with YouTube and the many false starts I’ve made over the years bringing video into the various projects I manage. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve started and...

Choose Your Name Wisely

Today, I’m working on a project that is surprising in its complexity. Today, I’m moving to a new gmail email address. Note, I’m not even changing services. I’m just moving to a new address within gmail. Should be simple, right? No, actually it’s staggeringly hard if your are tech-centric and email driven....

Gary Gygax Remembered

He was the man with the name that stood out in a crowd and in grade school, high school and early college he was a kind of Jerry Garcia to me and those interested in role-playing games. I always wanted to meet him, but never had the chance and in 2008 I learned I never would. Hearing of his passing that...

Charlie Talks Comics

I simply can’t explain it. After a writing drought (with a few intermittent articles here on the Charlie Tonic site) over the last few months, I felt like my pen to digital paper muscles were getting a bit thin. I can’t say what happened but on February 4th everything suddenly changed. On that...

Robot Invades Mars!

  On Episode 35 of Charlie Tonic, Charlie and I geek out over the Mars Curiosity Rover and other amazing space facts. No matter how cynical and jaded our society has become, we can’t be too far gone if we can take the time to pause as a nation and celebrate landing a robot on Mars. The color...

A Zombie Top 5

On this week’s episode, Ginny Tonic and I have a solid little discussion focused on zombies, zombie culture, zombie theory and zombie fandom. I’m not going to spoil that chat here, but I will say that I have a “guilty pleasure” level connection to these fine, feral, femur filleting,...

Meet Stitcher

One of our goals here at the Charlie Tonic Hour is to make it easy for you to listen to our show and that has us looking for new avenues to deliver our hour to you. Recently, we learned of a great app which allows you to listen to the Charlie Tonic Hour on demand on your smart phone or iPad. We invite you...

When Science and Science Fiction Collide

Dr Forge has a very interesting article over on the Pandoracon website that compares how antimatter is used in Star Trek versus how we are currently able to use it. There is more overlap between the use of physics on Star Trek the use of of physics in real world than you would initially assume. Penn State...

Older Than The Internet

Age is such a funny thing. Every day we get a bit older yet, for me, it just doesn’t feel that way. I don’t think I’ve ever felt younger or more alive than I am right now. This podcast came at a good time in my life as I feel I have a lot to say, it lets me talk about a mix of topics and...

What do Spambots and Steampunks Have in Common?

  Both of them love The Charlie Tonic Hour! Ladies and Gentleman, Charlie and I wanted to take a moment before the weekend to thank all of our friends and supporters who have been with us for our first three weeks. The response has been better than we could have hoped for. As I am writing this we are...

Smart Cars and Wondrous Windows

With all the excitement coming out of CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Association’s trade show which just wrapped on January 13th, Ginny and I thought it might be fun to take a few moments to jump into some tech talk during next week’s episode. We plan to look at a few new devices and concepts that...

Will Technology Be the Destruction or the Salvation of our Social Lives?

On NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour’s last podcast of the year Glen Weldon named 2011 the beginning of “The Age of Indolence.” This was the year that he was most able to get his entertainment “…sitting like a pasha on my sofa…” Music, books, movies, TV, and comics all came streaming to him with a snap of his...
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