OSMcast! FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2016 Las Vegas 10-29-2016

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Oh hi! The OSMcast (and friends!) went to the latest Final Fanatsy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, to check out all the sweet surprises they had in store! And boy did they! A new expansion, and lots of teases as to what’s coming up next. But we did as much of the Festival as we could, so we could bring it all back to you here. In audio form, no less!

OSMnotes

Oh, we know why you are still reading! You want them Time Cues~

  • We start the OSMcast!ing – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 00:51
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival 2016 Las Vegas
    • Day 0 and Speculation – 01:27
    • Overall thoughts on the FanFest – 19:48
    • Day 1 – Friday – 35:54
    • Day 2 – Saturday – 73:21
    • Final Thoughts (WITH SUPER ULTRA HYPER SPECIAL GUEST) – 91:26

But we also have BONUS PICTURES for you as well!

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OSMcast! The Indie Video Games of Momocon 2015 10-26-2015

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So speaking of Momocon, this was the first year where they really blew up their video gaming to something truly huge. Something special. they called it the MGX, or Momocon Gaming Experience. Not only was there tons of tabletop gaming to be had, or console gaming, or even an arcade, as they had all of these things. But what Momocon also had, was an indies space for video games. And along with our pals from Chainsaw Buffet, we played almost all of them.

These are those stories. As recorded late at night during some night at Momocon.

OSMnotes

GOOD GRAVY there were a bunch of games at Momocon this year! Frankly, I have no idea how those actual video game sites cover even bigger shows like E3! Wait, I think they get paid though… huh. Oh well! Of course, thanks to the Chainsaw Boys for helping us cover all these games! But you did not come here for this part of the OSMnotes, clearly. What you want, are those Time Cues:

That… was a lot of links. Please, go click on them! Find something new to play! And bug the wonderful C63 folks to make that sweet sweet train game I know is secretly in their hearts.

Next time, something fresh off the microphone! We are kicking a few ideas around. If you have any ideas of topics of things to cover, feel free to hit up Basil on Twitter. Or Kevin! Or hey, even the OSMcast account itself. We are not picky.

OSMinterview! Greg Weisman @ Momocon 2015

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Long time, no podcast? Well, let’s fix that! We’re going to start with an OSMinterview we did with Greg Weisman during this year’s Momocon along with the Chainsaw Buffet podcast.

Greg Weisman was one of the co-creators of Disney animated series Gargoyles, and also worked on Young Justice, as well as Star Wars Rebels. We talk to him about all those things, but we also chatted about his books Rain of the Ghosts, as well as it’s sequel book Spirits of Ash and Foam.

OSMnotes

Firstly, big thanks to both Greg Weisman and Momocon for making the interview possible. You should all check out his books! Basil sure did, and will probably report back in on those soon enough. Secondly, hi we’re back! And we even have a second episode being prepped for next week! So that’s exciting.

Bonus! Geek Media Expo Volume 5 Recap with Chainsaw Buffet

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So with Hamacon’s Minicon going on this past Saturday (Which went very well thank you for asking!), we did not have a chance to record an OSMcast proper. However, we didn’t want to leave you hanging and as it just so happens… Basil was on the latest episode of the Chainsaw Buffet talking about GMX, Tennessee’s Geek Media Expo.

Listen in on talks of Peggle! Awesome shojo-esque Kickstarters! How Basil reads books! AND SO MUCH MORE!

OSMcast! Momocon 2013 3-35-2013

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Momocon 2013

What the- A podcast posted by the OSMcast! about a con that is more recent than a year ago, perhaps even posted within the  month it actually OCCURRED  in?! Could… we be actually getting our act  together!? Maybe! Although really it’s with the help of the wonderful, gallant, and lovely gents from the Chainsaw Buffet, our ever awesome OSM compadres from the land of the North (of Alabama, in Tennessee). Once more, we have teamed  up our forces to bring you the tales of derring-do! This time, we have dared Momocon: Atlanta’s Anime, Animation, and Gaming Convention. And we have returned to audio spin those yarns!

OSMnotes

Speaking of cons, we will be heading out this weekend to the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, or you know, MTAC. As is his want, Basil will be hosting some panels at the con! They are:

Even More Manga You Need to BUY RIGHT NOW (Friday 10 AM, Fan Panel 2) Manga, the world of Japanese comics. There used to be an absolute ton of these things on the market, but times are changing and not for the better. However, there are still a great many series and one shots that are being published today! And we are going to tell you all about them!

Engrish Jamboree (Friday, 3PM, Panel 2) Rs may not be Ls but when you are speaking English in Japanese the lures go light out the window! The Engrish Jamboree is what happens when you take one language and churn it through another language with hilarious results. Anime and Live-Action clips, music videos, if people are fumbling through English, we got it.

Getting Your Anime Groove Back (Saturday, 9PM, Panel 2) Anime burn out happens all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way and people lose interest in keeping up with the latest shows and news. This panel looks at a few shows that may rekindle that anime fan deep inside that just wants to be free again.

Of course, times for these things can always change.

We’ll see you… next week!  Or perhaps… EVEN SOONER?! We have some smaller, more bite sized episodes we can upload. So you will be hearing more from us much sooner than one would normally think.

OSMcast! GMX Vol. 4 11-14-2012

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Geek Media Expo Volume Number Four

It’s Catch Up Week* here at the OSMcast where we realize that the Chainsaw Buffet guys posted audio we were in and so we should PROBABLY post that up as well.

So for today’s** Catch Up we have got for you the greatest GMX Vol. 4 topic-ed podcats a podcast could podcast about in a podcast. Basil and Kevin from the OSMcast throw down with John, Charlie, and Dylan-chan* from the Chainsaw Buffet to rap about all things GMX Volumed The Fourth. The guests, the events, the DENZELS, and all the rest, here on OSMbuffet Isle!

*Actually it’s just today.
**We posted both Catch Ups today.
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OSMnotes

I thought we should point out that the Chainsaw guys are celebrating their FIFTH BIRTHDAY this year and and now that they enter  their Fabulous Fives we hope that they continue on in epic fashion. While at GMX, they filmed several of us recording some of our most loved memories from their fives years of existence, in a documentary that is all 100 percent true and factual. It’s in three parts, and you can find all three here, here, and also here.

Coincidentally. in March the OSMcast will ALSO turn 5! Also, as this is episode 93, next year (hopefully) we will be reaching OSMcast 100! 100 episodes! One hundred!

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So please let us know how you think we should celebrate this! Because we have no clue!

The Rob Paulsen Press Conference at GMX Vol. 4

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Hellooooooo, Rob!

It’s Catch Up Week* here at the OSMcast where we realize that the Chainsaw Buffet guys posted audio we were in and so we should PROBABLY post that up as well.

So for today’s** Catch Up we have got for you the audio from the press conference the  wonderful people at GMX  set up for Rob Paulsen. Chances are, Rob has voiced everyone from cartoons you cared out that wasn’t done by Steve Blum*** or John DiMaggio***. He’s the the voice behind Raphael from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs, and ALSO voice of Donatello from the NEW Ninja Turtles cartoon. And he’s also pretty amazing. But chances are you know that already****!

*Actually it’s just today.
**We posted both Catch Ups today.
***HINT HINT, GMX!
****You know that already because you already listened to this thanks to the Chainsaw Buffet podcast. Right? RIGHT??

OSMcast: GMX Volume 3 10-31-2011

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GMX Volume 3, October 21-23. 2011

Happy Halloween! But for the OSMcast, it’s just Monday. Another day, another convention. The last con the OSMcast! decided to cover this year was the Geek Media Expo in glorious Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a cornucopia of all things geek, media, and exponential and so we realized we couldn’t do this sort of thing alone. So we drug in the wonderful Chainsaw Buffet dudes and dames to chat with us about the con. We talk about panels, parties, parking, and the most annoying fangirl around. It’s a fun time!

OSMnotes

That said, while this the last con the OSMcast! is covering, it’s not the last con the OSMcast! will be at! We’ll be at the HAMACON Holiday Minicon in Huntsville, Alabama  on November 12, 2001! Basil is one of the directors of the con, so we can’t very well objectively cover it. That said, you know it will be awesome. Basil guarantees it! (He kinda has to, as he is the Director of Awesome of the con.)

OSMcrap: “The REALLY real real PixelCon 2011 Experience”

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PixelCon 2011

On a whim of a flight of fancy, basil decided to take a quick road trip over to Tuscaloosa to check out PixelCon: A Convention for Gamers, and see what the haps were. Is haps even used nowadays? Hmm. Well, here’s the haps anyway, straight from the con goers mouths, into a microphone, then regurgitated into mp3 format. Share and enjoy!

OSMnotes

Okay, so actually Rail drove Basil there, but he was too busy actually playing video games instead of harassing people with a microphone. But we all know what was important here!

So where will the OSMcast journey to next? Why, to Kami-Con! It’s an anime con, also in Tuscaloosa. And rumor has it, that Basil will even have panels there! It will be exciting! Adventurous! Panelriffic! It will be the haps.

OSMcrap: “The REALLY real real Dragon*Con 2009 Experience (abridged)”

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Somewhere underneath all that text? Theres a dragon.
Somewhere underneath all that text? There's a dragon.

From our long and toilsome journey into the VERY HEART OF GEEK MEDIA MAYHEM we bring you, dear listeners, the SEEDY UNDERBELLY of the BEAST known as DRAGON*CON.

But only 20 minutes of it.

OSMnotes

AWA IS THIS WEEK HOLY SHIT. SO NOT READY.

So anyway, the OSMcast is going BACK to Atlanta this weekend for Anime Weekend Atlanta! I’m sure we’ll running amok wherever we go, but we’ll definitely be crashing the podcast panel again, and possibly a Gundam panel (since it will be hosted by some guys we know). And I’m pretty sure we’ll be going to these panels.

Because by god SOMEONE HAS TO
Because by god SOMEONE HAS TO

We’ll probably will be submitting some panels ourselves for next year, but this year there just wasn’t time. BUT! In theory we’ll be wearing our brand new OSMcast T-Shirts, but that’s only if the printer found our shirts. Also our pals at Dou(gai)jin Recordings are releasing their newest CD! For free! And while we say pals, the truth is that two of the members are in fact DJ Inubito and Basil.*  Our intrepid beatsmith provided a wonderfully oonst-a-riffic rendition of a Blaster Master theme while Basil banged his head at a computer until a cover design came out. So keep an eye out for that!

And although AWA will most likely be our last convention stop this year, that doesn’t mean there aren’t cons that YOU should miss out on!

The question should be not What is GMX? It should be, Why not GMX?
The question should be not What is GMX? It should be, Why not GMX?

For those that like Nashville and the whole Tennessee shebang, there’s GMX. It should be exciting, new, shiny, and all around fun! We want to go, they want us to go, but previously planned things like college and weddings and whatnot get in the way. So instead, YOY SHOULD GO. And for the Georgia side, there’s Nerdacon! We had a chance to meet them at Dragon*Con, and they seem like they know how to have a good time. So if you can swing that, it’d be swell.

Giant robots and signs with the letter N just go well together.
Giant robots and signs with the letter N just go well together.

And speaking of people we met at Dragon*Con, Basil had the chance to be on a future video podcast episode by Channel Z. They read Naruto fanfiction until they could read no more. (As it turns out, it’s about an hour’s worth.) As soon as they get that out, we’ll let you know.

And of course, email us! Call us! Comment!

Or see us AWA! That would be cool, too!

(Now I’m just adding in lines so the formatting is correct.)

*And Dou(gai)jin’s fearless leader, DJ Cynispin, was the secret live audience for our Gundam 00 podcast.  So this CD is really just crammed with delicious OSM.