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Monday, December 30, 2013

Dj Grandpa's Crib: The Engine of Inclusion

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode!

DJG goes to the ballpark with Stadium Panoramas, embarks on Several Strange Adventures with Max & Ding, finds the multicultural in steampunk, takes “No Part in Nothin,” powers up with Shai Goitein, finds his YODA, and talks big ideas with Tim Marcroft.


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Show roster for The Engine of Inclusion links to all kickstarter campaigns discussed in this episode:

1.  Seth
MLB
Stadium Panoramas - Send me to Angels Athletics Red Sox
by Seth Augustover 
Long Island, NY
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375655115/mlb-stadium-panoramas
http://www.augiespanoramas.com/                                   
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2.  Jared Aldwin Crooks
The Several Strange Adventures of Max & Ding 
by Jared Aldwin Crooks & Scott Baldwin
Washington, DC
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850153667/the-several-strange-adventures-of-max-and-ding?ref=city                                                             
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3.  Steven Saus & Sarah Hans
Steampunk World: A multicultural steampunk fiction anthology 
Dayton, OH
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevensaus/steampunk-world-a-multicultural-steampunk-fiction?ref=live
http://stevensaus.com/                                         
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4.  Mark Lavengood 
"No Part of Nothin'" - a bluegrass dobro album
by Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood 
Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1702471376/no-part-of-nothin-a-bluegrass-dobro-album?ref=live
http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/             
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5.  Shai Goitein
PowerUp 3.0 - Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane 
New York, NY
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/393053146/powerup-30-smartphone-controlled-paper-airplane?ref=live
http://www.poweruptoys.com/                             
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6.  alan pavlov
Y.O.D.A. - Your Only Dependable Accessory
by swen & alan 
Tallinn, Estonia
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/198728243/yoda-your-only-dependable-accessory
http://signup.yodacase.com/  
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7.  Tim Marcroft
XRAY.FM - The little station with big ideas. 
Portland, OR
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4023949/xrayfm-the-little-station-with-big-ideas
http://xray.fm/              
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8.  Swamy Karnam 
Shout Out of the Week:
Swamy Scarf: The Swiss knife of scarves
Fairfax, VA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cozylayers/swamy-scarf
http://www.cozylayers.com/            
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Show Producer: Von Rupert
Theme Music: Trevor Williams
Assistant Editors: Jeffery Banks, Bertram Zeek & Zachary Simao

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Reality TV, today on DJ Grandpa's Crib

How much of reality television is real? Entertainment expert, Ron Greenfield tackles this question and more in his post "Reality TV is NOT REALLY Based in Reality"
"Sorry to disappoint, but much of the reality shows we watch today are not “authentically” realistic. By that I mean, the situations, circumstances, and players involved may be true to the subject matter, but is it all amplified and manipulated beyond reasonable boundaries of normal behavior?  Is it to satisfy the insatiable curiosity of audiences who relish the dysfunctionality of others, or is it purely for its entertainment value? - Read more at: Aspects of Entertainment.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Thor’s Hammer, Part 2

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode!

DJG learns the smooth words from Fluent Forever, finds strength with Athena’s Daughters, plays and learns with CLEVER, finds a giant in Danny Weinkauf, makes wishes in Dishes with Fishes, goes wild with Quickfire games, and meets Lumin, the Warrior.


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Show roster for Thor’s Hammer, Part 2 links to all kickstarter campaigns discussed in this episode:

1.  Gabriel Wyner
Fluent Forever: Foreign Language Pronunciation Trainers 
Studio City,
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1410039381/fluent-forever-foreign-language-pronunciation-trai?ref=live
http://fluent-forever.com/                                             
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2.  Janine K. Spendlove
Athena's Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy
by Silence in the Library Publishing
Washington, DC 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/athenas-daughters-women-in-science-fiction-and-fan?ref=discover_pop
http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/              
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3.  Jason Santa Maria
CLEVER - PLAY what you see, LEARN what you don't. 
San Diego, CA 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2092880210/clever-play-what-you-see-learn-what-you-dont
http://www.clevercardgame.com/                         
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4.  Danny
Danny Weinkauf - bassist for TMBG New Kids Music LP + Video 
Lynbrook, NY
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/242408143/danny-weinkauf-bassist-for-tmbg-new-kids-music-lp?ref=category
http://www.redpantsmusic.com/              
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5.  Kim Rody
Dishes with Fishes- from prototype to top quality dinnerware
by Kim Rody Creations 
Stuart, FL
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rody/dishes-with-fishes-from-prototype-to-top-quality-d?ref=live
http://www.rody.com/                                                           
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6.  sharan
Wild Season - Inspired by Harvest Moon
by Quickfire Games 
Manila, Philippines
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sbalani/wild-season-inspired-by-harvest-moon
http://www.quickfire-games.com/             
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7.  Dj Grandpa 
Announcing DJ Grandpa's Crib Season 2!   
Washington, DC
Host:  Ron Greenfield           
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750070982/announcing-dj-grandpas-crib-season-2
http://www.djgrandpa.com/    

Ron's Site :
Author, Speaker and go to expert on the entertainment industry
http://www.aspectsofentertainment.com/
Author,
Perspectives on Entertainment
Publisher, Aspects of
Entertainment/Newsstand
@rongreenfield1
Email:
info@aspectsofentertainment.com                            
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8.  Tonatzin Mondragon
Lumin: The Golden Warrior is Born
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminthemovie/lumin-the-golden-warrior-is-born?ref=live
https://www.facebook.com/tonatzin.mondragon              
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Show Producer: Von Rupert
Theme Music: Trevor Williams
Assistant Editors: Jeffery Banks, Bertram Zeek & Zachary Simao

Steven Saus - a great friend to the Creative Community...

Sending a big "thank you" to Steven Saus who wrote an incredible post about DJ Grandpa's Crib on his blog ideatrash.  Here's an except:
I've had the pleasure of speaking with DJ Grandpa on several occasions now - not just for business - and it's been an actual pleasure.  
He isn't like all the shifty people I keep talking about here.  He's been doing this *for free*, for love of the projects, for love of helping others. - Read the rest at: ideatrash
For those of you who aren't yet familiar with Steven, he's an awesome blogger, writer, publisher, editor, and passionate advocate for artists. We've had the pleasure of interviewing Steven on two different occasions. Check out the Kickstarter campaign he's currently running: Steampunk World: A multicultural steampunk fiction anthology


Friday, December 20, 2013

To Apprentice or not to Apprentice...


Up today at Aspects of Entertainment, Ron Greenfield delves into the concept of apprenticeship, illustrating why it remains an integral part of a successful career in the entertainment industry. 

The Apprentice: 
With the great artists of the Renaissance – Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, etc. – young artists who displayed a talent for the arts or anyone interested in other vocations were often apprenticed to The Master in order to learn and perfect  their chosen craft or livelihood. - Read more at: http://www.aspectsofentertainment.com/apprentice/#sthash.asJqa0CX.dpuft


Monday, December 16, 2013

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Thor’s Hammer

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode!

DJG finds Hand Forged Beauty, seeks The Secrets of the Lost Tomb, reveals the truth to Ron Greenfield, listens to some fine pickers with Nick DiSebastian, fights The Looking Glass Wars, submits a game to Rick Soued, and discovers heirloom chemistry sets.


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Show roster for Thor’s Hammer links to all kickstarter campaigns discussed in this episode:

1.  Jarom Rush
Artist Blacksmith - Hand Forged Beauty 
Orem, UT
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862129403/jarom-rush-artist-blacksmith-hand-forged-beauty?ref=live
https://www.facebook.com/RushfireForge                                    
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2.  Christopher Batarlis
Secrets of the Lost Tomb
by Everything Epic Games 
Montclair, NJ 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/everythingepicgames/secrets-of-the-lost-tomb
http://www.everythingepicgames.com/                                                                   
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3.  Dj Grandpa 
Announcing DJ Grandpa's Crib Season 2!   
Washington, DC
Host:  Ron Greenfield           
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750070982/announcing-dj-grandpas-crib-season-2
http://www.djgrandpa.com/    

Ron's Site :
Author, Speaker and go to expert on the entertainment industry
www.aspectsofentertainment.com
Author,
Perspectives on Entertainment
Publisher, Aspects of
Entertainment/Newsstand
@rongreenfield1
Email:
info@aspectsofentertainment.com                            
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4.  Nick DiSebastian
Debut record with Nashville's finest young pickers. C'mon! 
Nashville, TN 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1910153590/debut-record-with-nashvilles-finest-young-pickers?ref=live
http://www.nickdisebastian.com/                  
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5.  Frank Beddor
The Looking Glass Wars - Hatter M 
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/149372651/the-looking-glass-wars-hatter-m?ref=live
http://www.frankbeddor.com/                                                           
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6.  Rick Soued
President of Gryphon and Eagle Games
The Game Designer's Toolkit: Meet Your New Project!
by Eagle Games  
Leitchfield, KY
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/the-game-designers-toolkit-meet-your-new-project?ref=users
http://www.eagle-gryphon.com/                                                                 
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7.  John Farrell Kuhns
Heirloom Chemistry Set 
Kansas City, MO
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742632993/heirloom-chemistry-set
http://www.hms-beagle.com/                                                 
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Show Producer: Von Rupert
Theme Music: Trevor Williams
Assistant Editors: Jeffery Banks, Bertram Zeek & Zachary Simao

Rest in Peace...

Entertainment expert, Ron Greenfield pays tribute to the artists our world lost in 2013.
 

The Artists We Lost in 2012 - Farewell Dear Friends
They are well-known and respected artists from the worlds of film, television, the theater, dance, music, jazz, rock, country, cabaret, opera, and ballet. Whether watching the “authenticity” of James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the comedic genius of Jonathan Winters, or the brilliant Julie Harris in her many stage roles, each one of these performers had the ability to touch us, affect us, and turn a moment in time into a fond memory to last a lifetime. - Read more at: http://www.aspectsofentertainment.com/farewell-dear-friends-artists-lost-2013-2/#sthash.4r6AznAa.dpuf

Fashionably Late...

DJ Grandpa's Crib will post late this week. ETA is Monday by 3:00 PM NYT/EST. 

Because of the growth of the show, we are changing the posting time to Mondays by 3PM until further notice.  I apologize for any inconvenience.   #djg


Update #1 3:15PM EST / New York...  I am editing the show as we speak and almost done.
I should be done in 15 minutes and then I will post to all networks.  My ETA is 4:10.  The show sounds very good and is pretty cool in my opinion. Thank You for your patience.  #djg

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Video musical Shout-out! for Dj Grandpa

So thrilled to share this video shout-out from Grace, DJG’s daughter who appeared on The Crib with fabulous guests The Beez Kneez! Thanks to all our awesome backers. We now have 52! We’re so honored that you believe in the podcast and support us. Please share our updates on your social media platforms! Thanks, again. You guys are the greatest.



Dj Grandpa's Kickstarter Campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750070982/announcing-dj-grandpas-crib-season-2

Video Endorsement from The Beez Kneez

DJ Grandpa is super proud to share this endorsement from the wonderful team over at The Beez Kneez. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thebeezkneez/revive-the-hive-with-the-beez-kneez-honey-house)  Erin and Kristy were among our very earliest guests, and really rocked the show with their fun and enthusiastic rapport with DJ Grandpa's daughter Grace, who also participated in the interview. Grace was so happy to watch this video that she made one in response--airing soon. Thanks to Kristy and Erin! This video really made our day here at DJ Grandpa's Crib. Congratulations on your Honey House! It looks awesome.



Dj Grandpa's Kickstarter Campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750070982/announcing-dj-grandpas-crib-season-2

Friday, December 13, 2013

Visit The Great Movie Palaces with Ron Greenfield...

The great movie palaces have mostly disappeared, but at his website today, Ron Greenfield brings them back to life.

THE GREAT MOVIE PALACES

Today, many of these magnificent structures are lost to us, seen as dinosaurs in the path of progress, giving way to Cineplex’s, malls, and office buildings. They were glorious in their ornateness and even ostentation, adding an undefinable aura to the  whole “movie going experience.” - Read the rest at: http://www.aspectsofentertainment.com/the-great-movie-palaces/

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Entertainment Revolution...

DJ Grandpa's Crib has been fortunate over the past six months to find a friend in entertainment expert Ron Greenfield.  Here's an excerpt from his latest article up at Stage 32, THE film, television, and theater Super Hub. 

The Entertainment Revolution: Then and Now by Ron Greenfield

In the early eighties something radically new was introduced to consumers – home entertainment. It changed the entire entertainment industry and its paradigm of doing business. Now anyone could watch a movie without going to their local Cineplex or having to wait for a network or PPV airing. There were VCR’s and Betamax machines, Laserdisc and CED machines, all with one purpose – to bring the movie-going experience into the home, at the consumer’s leisure.


For those of us who were there at the beginning, it was an exciting time, but also a perplexing and challenging one. At first, we weren’t sure how to market this “new concept,” let alone where people could go and purchase these videos and discs because the concept of “rentals” hadn’t caught on yet.  Read the rest at:  Stage 32

And to find out more about Ron, follow the links below:

Ron Greenfield's website:  www.aspectsofentertainment.com
Author, Perspectives on Entertainment, Pursing Our Passion  - on Kindle and iBooks
Publisher, Aspects of Entertainment - Newsstand for iPad

Facebook: www.aspectsofentertainment.com
Twitter: rongreenfield1


Monday, December 9, 2013

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Maiden Voyage

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode!

DJG takes a Tiny Trek with Chris Carson, discovers The Sushi Wallet, meets Tony Dow, all grown up, finds some Nevada Color with Max Kovalchuk, hangs out with Jason the Greek, learns to let go with ItsaBOB, and builds a longboard with Kevin Romero.


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Show roster for Maiden Voyage links to all kickstarter campaigns discussed in this episode:

1.  Chris Carson
Tiny Trek 
Bakersfield, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2064021040/tiny-trek?ref=search
http://www.gamesare.com/                
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2.  Sarah Iwata
The Sushi Wallet
by Yellow Bird Design 
Portland, OR
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sushiwallet/the-sushi-wallet?ref=live
http://www.yellowbirddesign.net/                                
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3.  Tony Dow  
Actor / Director.
Kickstarter Nuetral Zone Episode #1
Tony is best known for his role as Wally on Leave It to Beaver.
Hollywood, California      
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0235638/       
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4.  Max and Adam
Nevada Color recording first full-length album "Adventures"
Pittsburgh, PA 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/484991658/nevada-color-recording-first-full-length-album-adv?ref=live
http://www.nevadacolor.bandcamp.com/                                          
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5.  jed berk
ITS-A-BOB, A New Social Play Experience with Balloons 
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/679890809/its-a-bob-a-new-play-experience-with-balloons?ref=live
http://www.itsabob.com/                                        
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6.  Kevin Romero
GIANTBOY LONGBOARDS - Building & Sharing Adventures 
Sacramento, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/giantboylongboards/giantboy-longboards-vector-curves-in-wood
http://facebook.com/100004757198424                                     
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7.  Kristian Fosh 
Jason The Greek - Point'n'Click Adventures in Ancient Greece 
Reigate, United Kingdom
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/677106949/jason-the-greek-pointnclick-adventures-in-ancient?ref=live
http://www.jasonthegreek.com/                                                    
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Show Producer: Von Rupert
Theme Music: Trevor Williams
Assistant Editors: Jeffery Banks, Bertram Zeek & Zachary Simao

Friday, December 6, 2013

# DJG now LIVE on Kickstarter!


 DJ Grandpa's Crib Season 2 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!


Today at 12:18 PM EST/NYT, we pushed play on our very first Kickstarter:  DJ Grandpa’s Crib Season 2.  We’re thrilled to share the link with you: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750070982/announcing-dj-grandpas-crib-season-2  Please check it out and let others know! We’re so excited about Season 2, and all the plans we have to further assist the Kickstarter community. Next year is going to be a rockin’ good year. We can’t wait. Thank you for your continued support and assistance. It means the world to us.

Sincerely,

DJ Grandpa and his staff of volunteers

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Diamondville

Discover the artists, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future at DJ Grandpa's Crib, the unofficial Kickstarter Podcast. With a fresh voice and inspiring interviews, this weekly podcast celebrates the creative genius in each of us. Don’t miss a single episode!

DJG embarks on a 2D Isometric Adventure, meets The Million Dollar Duck, strolls down the dark alleys of Cyberpunk, listens to Natalie York sing Promises, shoots cows with Ben & Jonathan, reads The Tarot of Loka, and gets uncooperative with Sam and Dave.


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Show roster for Diamondville links to all kickstarter campaigns discussed in this episode:

1.  Christopher Bischoff 
STASIS - 2D Isometric SciFi Horror Adventure Game. 
Johannesburg, South Africa
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bischoff/stasis-2d-isometric-scifi-horror-adventure-game?ref=search
http://www.thebrotherhoodgames.com/                           
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2.  Brian Davis
The Million Dollar Duck
Glendale, CA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1585156047/the-million-dollar-duck-feature-documentary?ref=live
http://www.docriot.com/                         
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3.  Jan Jirkovsk√Ĺ
Dex - Cyberpunk 2D RPG
by Dreadlocks 
Prague, Czech Republic
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreadlocks/dex-cyberpunk-2d-rpg
http://www.dex-rpg.com/                               
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4.  Natalie York 
Natalie York presents: "PROMISES" 
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/natalieyork/natalie-york-presents-promises?ref=live
http://www.natalieyork.com/                            
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5.  Ben Petry & Jonathan Ong
SHOOT COWS
by Milton Roe Creative 
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/88603653/shoot-cows-0
https://www.facebook.com/ShootCowsCG                                        
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6.  Alessio Cavatore
The Tarot of Loka
by River Horse 
Nottingham, United Kingdom
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1428582690/the-tarot-of-loka?ref=live
http://www.riverhorse.eu/                                   
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7.  Sam and Dave
Bedlam - a thoroughly uncooperative card game
by Madhouse Ink 
Sydney, Australia
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1692853562/bedlam-a-thoroughly-uncooperative-card-game/
https://www.facebook.com/bedlamcards                                   
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8.  Brian John Mitchell
Shout Out of the Week:
Christmas Buttons & Magnets 
Raleigh, NC
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/462361469/christmas-buttons-and-magnets?ref=live
http://www.silbermedia.com/comics             
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Show Producer: Von Rupert
Theme Music: Trevor Williams
Assistant Editors: Jeffery Banks, Bertram Zeek & Zachary Simao