As announced recently, we’ve launched a new part of the RealmCast network called Geewunner, a salute to the classic Generation One era of Transformers. As a reporter here at The RealmCast, and editor of Geewunner, I will post regular updates – looking at weekly, if content permits – of what’s going on at the site. This first installment wraps up the site’s first few weeks of reporting.
This week, first and foremost, was our coverage of the Dan Gilvezan book reading and singing, held last weekend in Southern California at Big Kid Collectible Toy Mall and Retro Store. Dan is the original voice actor that portrayed Bumblebee on the classic G1 cartoon. Now an accomplished author, he has written a novel, Drowned In The Grenadine, as well as a memoir of his days working on Transformers entitled Bumblebee And Me: My Life As A G1 Transformer. Check out our coverage of the event, as well as our in-depth interview with Dan.
Also, we tipped our readers off to a pair of recent Transformers-related podcast appearances. First, none other than Weird Al Yankovic appeared on the very popular WTF with Marc Maron, a favorite podcast of mine that is a must-listen for any comedy nerd. Later in the week, Chris Metzen appeared on a show new to us, The Morning Stream. Metzen is an icon in the gaming world, but he’s also a huge Transformers fan, and the co-writer – with Flint Dille – of the IDW digital comic series Transformers: Autocracy.
Check out pictures and updates on excellent G1-homage toys of Brawn and Cosmos by third-party company iGear and Hearts Of Steel Shockwave by Mastermind creations. New pictures of the upcoming video game Fall Of Cybertron were discovered, as was a peek into a little-known area of G1 history – the 1980s Universal Studios attraction – posted by my eagle-eyed co-captain Tony Tuski.
Information on G1 creative talent flowed freely, with a new interview with ReGeneration One‘s Simon Furman surfacing this week. We also brought you news on BotCon guest announcements, as well as reminded fans of a pair of G1-related celebrity birthdays.
And for those of you that have enjoyed looking at some of my Lego Transformer creations here at The RealmCast, I’ll begin posting them at Geewunner. Starting this week, however, I’ve posted a four-part series recalling how I got started on this hobby, including pictures of some of my early work.
So that’s what you’ve been missing at Geewunner the first couple of weeks. Time to roll out, but in the meantime, enjoy this Dark Of The Moon/The Artist mash-up from The Colbert Report.