Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shows, Shows, Shows

Winter show season hits the UK big time in November and it is looking increasingly likely that UK CardCast will be at at least two shows! Memorabilia Birmingham lands at the NEC on 21-22 November and Collectormania London hits Earl's Court Olympia on 28-29 November; Regular contributor Harris Toser will be setting up the Non-Sport Update magazine stand at BOTH shows and I'll probably be lurking behind the table too, so if you're at either show, come and say Hello! You'll also get the chance to meet a number of visiting artists - Kate RED Bradley is coming over from Canada for both shows, Belfast's Patrick Hamill will be at the Birmingham show and Nik Neocleous will be at the London show.
No info yet on a talk or gathering, but watch this space (or, indeed, the NSU Card Talk board, or Facebook, or Twitter!) for more news as it is announced!

Before that, however, there is another Special Episode set for release, this time in co-operation with Non-Sport Update. You'll have to hang on until November 9th but it will be worth the wait (I hope!) NSU's Harris Toser and I talk about "The White Album" project, a book created by 13 artists (many familiar names in the workd of non-sports and some of whom appear in the episode!) who got together to create a book inspired by "The Beatles", the double album popularly know as "The White Album". Harris will be bringing a strictly limited number of signed copies over to the UK shows, so if the Special Episode piques your interest, pop along to the NSU stand!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chatty Artists!

Yes, there's a new episode - and it's another two parter. Episode 21 (which you should find in the list on the right as well as at the usual places, such as the UK CardCast website, iTunes, and other podcast services) is entitled "The Return of the Sketch Artists" and is a bumper collection of interviews with artists who have worked on trading cards - Ingrid Hardy, Dane Ault, Trev Murphy and Brandon Kenney. Plus contributions from CardCast regulars Harris Toser and Kris Kersey.

I haven't updated the website with the relevant links yet - editiing the podcast zonked me out for a bit - but I will do so soon (probably this weekend)

I'm working on some ideas for the next episode, which may or may not be a UK Show themed episode, depending on how long it takes me to get around to recording it! In the meantime, there will be a special episode at the beginning of November, a co-production with Non-Sport Update. More details on that one once I've got it sorted out!

In other news, I let go of my Leonard Nimoy Skybot TOS S3 autograph card (that was a lucky pack pull way back when the sets came out!) on eBay. It went for more-or-less the NSU price guide price, which was nice; though it was a bit of a wrench to see the card go, once I made the decision to sell it, that was it.

As one card leaves the collection, however, two cards join! Ted Dastick Jr posted an offer on the Scoundrel board (links galore in this post!) and I took him up on it - the two cards I picked arrived last weekend and here they are, spliced together:

Totally Non-Heinous, Dudes!