Monthly Archives: March 2019

NEW STATIC-X INFO!!!

WHAT’S UP NATION

I am excited to tell you all that Static-X have revealed who their touring vocalist will be…….kinda. Check out the video below and then ill give you my thoughts and other info.

It seems what they actually did was reveal what the touring singer will look like. Rather than his true identity. Though I gotta say I REALLY like the mask. It’s almost like Zombie Wayne Static look with a pinch of Jim Root from Slipknot. There are rumors that it’s Edsel Dope but, I have my doubts. I had several Dope albums and he didn’t sound like that. At least on the albums that I owned. Plus I don’t think he’s that tall. They did re recording some of their old songs with this new guy and they sound FANTASTIC. I just pray that they come to South Florida.

The band also unexpectedly uncovered my songs left behind by Wayne Static. Because of this, there will be fewer guest vocalists and more COMPLETED songs featuring Wayne on lead vocals. This means MORE STATIC-X SONGS!!! This is amazing news Nation. I wasn’t a fan of Wayne’s solo record Pig Hammer. Listening to it you can tell that some elements were missing (Tony, Ken, & Koichi) but, now that these songs have been discovered. Those 3 can turn them into REAL Static-X songs.

Here are the dates thus far:

NORTH AMERICA Part 1STATIC-X & DevilDriver co-headlining with support from Dope:

June 18 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
June 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
June 22 – Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
June 23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
June 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
June 26 – Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
June 28 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
June 29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
June 30 – Scranton, PA @ Levels
July 2 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
July 3 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
July 4 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
July 5 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
July 6 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
July 7 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
July 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s
July 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
July 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
July 12 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
July 13 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
July 14 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
July 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
July 18 – Cadott, WI @ Cadott Rockfest
July 19 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
July 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
July 21 – Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
July 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
July 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One
July 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
AUSTRALIA
STATIC-X with support from Wednesday 13 and Dope
Aug 22 – Brisbane, Australia @ Eaton Hill
Aug 23 – Melbourne, Australia @ Croxton
Aug 24 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro
Aug 26 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov
Aug 27 – Perth, Australia @ Rock Rover
RUSSIA
STATIC-X Only
Sept 20 – St Petersburg, Russia @ Cosmonavt Club
Sept 21 – Moscow, Russia @ Giavclub
UNITED KINGDOM
STATIC-X with Soil, Wednesday 13 and Dope
Sept 24 – Bristol, England @ SWX
Sept 25 – Cardiff, Wales @ Tramshed
Sept 26 – London, England @ Electric Ballroom
Sept 27 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
Sept 28 – Leeds, England @ Stylus
Sept 29 – Southampton, England @ Engine Room
Oct 01 – Newcastle, England @ Northumbria Institute
Oct 02 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
Oct 03 – Manchester, England @ The Ritz
Oct 04 – Birmingham, England @ 02 Institute
EUROPE
STATIC-X with Wednesday 13, Soil and Dope
Oct 05 – Paris, France @ File 7
Oct 06 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
Oct 07 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 09 – Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 10 – Mannheim, Germany @ MS Connex
Oct 11 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Oct 12 – Pinarella di Cervia, Italy @ Rock Planet
Oct 13 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
NORTH AMERICA Part 2
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal Bar
Dec 11 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Dec 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Dec 13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Dec 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
+ More dates TBA!
Go to Static-x.org for more details. And Until next time Nation. STAY LOUD!

Cathy Weseluck Confirmed for Final BronyCon

Greetings Nation,

I am happy to report that the voice of Spike The Dragon, Ms Pommel, and Mayor Mare Cathy Weseluck has been confirmed for the Final BronyCon.

This is excellent. I haven’t seen Cathy in two years. She was the first person from the show I ever got to meet. I even got to work with her when she appeared at the Grand Brony Gala. Did a little tribute video to her about being our first guest of honor which you can see below.

I even had a couple of private voice coaching sessions. Which by the way, she is a great teacher but, when of the best things about meeting her is she is always willing to talk in character for you and I absolutely love that. Which to some people may not seem like much but, you gotta keep in mind that Voice Actors Aren’t Known for a face. They are known for a voice and, fans want to hear that voice say something that would not normally be heard in the show. Be it your name, a line in a song, or a movie quote. She was always willing say something for fans. It’s always a pleasure getting to meet her.

Weseluck’s voice acting career extends beyond “My Little Pony” as well with roles in a variety of projects. Her other animation credits include voicing Buttercream Sundae in “Littlest Pet Shop,” Shampoo in “Ranma ½,” and Near in “Death Note.” Weseluck has also made guest appearances on live-action television on the shows “Stargate SG-1” and “Cold Squad.” She has also done narration work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well working as a producer for CBC Radio’s DiscDrive.

 

For more than 25 years, Weseluck has been a guest speaker and voice acting instructor, making appearances at the University of California-Berkeley, trade forums, acting academies, and more.

 

For more information about Agent Weseluck and all of our other Guests of Honor for BronyCon 2019, please visit bronycon.org/guests.

 

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, MD, the 11th and final BronyCon event is scheduled for August 1-4, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival featuring live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

Aki Glancey (Vocamerica) & my first Vocaliod show

WHAT’S UP NATION!?,

It’s been a long time since i’v done Interviews from the pit but not a lot of shows have been coming to my neck of the woods. However I recently attended what’s called a Vocaliod show and this was a VERY Unique experience and the creator Aki Glancey was gracious enough to grant me an interview. You can tell by just how she speaks just how much she loves the art of it. She loved educating people on this genre of music and the process of making it. So if you want to learn more then check out my interview with Aki Glancey below (If you wanna know my thoughts on my first Vocaloid show. Keep scrolling)

 

As I said before. This was VERY Unique experience and I mean that in a good way. It was like seeing an anime come to life. The screen the project the performance on. You can see right through it, So it gives the visuals more depth. Rather than say watching a 2D movie. Plus the other surprising thing was that the crowd knew who these characters were. They cheered when they appeared just like with any other performer and some people cosplaying as them. This format has a lot of potential. Like can you imagine if they had background sets for the vocaloids? I mean say one was doing a song that was horror related and you had a set that looked like Dr. Frankenstein’s lab? If it was synthetic or not it would incredible. I look forward to seeing where this format can go. If you wanna see more check out the video below.

Nicole Oliver Confirmed for Final BronyCon

Greetings Nation,

I am thrilled to report that the Princess of the Sun herself, Nicole Oliver will be at the Final BronyCon.

And on that note. I would like to share with you all a story from when I got to work with her. She was a guest at the Grand Brony Gala and I got to Moderate her panels. I introduced her, she takes a seat and she starts joking around with me. She put me on the spot and had me perform the sound of someone getting stabbed (for a video game). She made me do a metal scream (and seeing how’s the metal guy i’m all for that). I then put her on the spot and made her sign a book for our charity auction and, we found out she’s a Karaoke freak (she loves Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing). You can see that panel down below.

She was an absolute blast but, then I got upset over something that someone. I’m not gonna reveal what it was or who said it. It’s my own personal business. It just made me really upset and she saw me in that condition. So she made sure I was ok through out the whole weekend. She has that motherly instinct. In fact she brought her sons with her to the event (who were very well behaved) and she talked about how much she loved them. It’s no wonder why she got to play Princess Celestia. On the last day we were all saying our goodbyes. So I went up to her and said thanks for what you did. It really means a lot to me and she Kisses me on the cheek………I can now officially say “I was Kissed by Princess Celestia” hahahahahahah. You gotta love conventions. Who knows what will happen and the memories you’ll get to make.

Outside of “MLP:FiM,” Oliver has worked on numerous animated shows throughout her career that spans over three decades. Some of those recent roles include Zoe Trent on “Littlest Pet Shop,” Dorothy Cramp on “The Cramp Twins,” and Mrs. Clusky on “Martha Speaks.” Her extensive background also includes multiple dubs for japanese animation including the martial artist twins Ling-Ling & Lung-Lung in “Ranma ½” and the space pirate Emeraldas in “Galaxy Express 999.”

Her work in animation has earned Oliver multiple “Behind the Voice Actors Award” nominations and wins as both a stand-alone actor and as an ensemble cast. She has also played many live-action roles as well,  making appearances on a variety of television series including “Supernatural,” “Psych,” and “Stargate SG-1.”

For more information about Oliver and all of our other Guests of Honor for BronyCon 2019, please visit bronycon.org/guests.

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, MD, the 11th and final BronyCon event is scheduled for August 1-4, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival featuring live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

Derpy Deeds

Greetings Nation,

 

(BALTIMORE) – Friday, March 1, 2019, marks the ninth ever Derpy Day, where we as a fandom celebrate our favorite grey postal mare by showing our appreciation for others and doing good deeds.

 

In show of that, BronyCon is discounting its 4-Day and 4-Day PLUS badges by $9.69 for the entire weekend! This will be the biggest discount offered for badges this year, so interested individuals who haven’t picked one up should consider doing so.

 

The sale will run from 12:01 AM (EDT) Friday March 1 through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Sunday March 3. Apply the promo code “MUFFIN” prior to picking a badge type on Eventbrite or use this link to apply the code directly.

 

Don’t forget to #GiveAMuffin on social media and show off how your doing good this weekend! Our social media squad will be looking out for some random acts of kindness and will be throwing out some likes, retweets, or maybe some good deeds itself.

 

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, MD, the 11th and final BronyCon event is scheduled for August 1-4, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival featuring live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.