Sun, 30 July 2023
MONSTER PARTY RETURNS TO COMIC CON! YEAH, WE DO A LOT OF NICE THINGS.
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, brave the halls of the San Diego Convention Center once again, to bathe in a veritable sea of fellow nerds. Join us post con, as we dissect the peculiar set of circumstances that was... COMIC CON 2023!!!
I'm sure most of you know by now that Monster Party's origins can be traced back to the days of Comic Cons past. After the exhibit hall would shut down, we'd all go back to one of our hotel rooms for cocktails followed by impassioned nerd debates. It's been over a decade since those pre-Monster Party days, but some things never change.
Join us as we discuss some of the unique aspects about COMIC COMIC 2023, including the strike induced lack of studio presence, the various treasures to be found at this year's show, some beloved children's show celebrities, the awesome cosplay team of James and Larry, the usual griping about Star Trek, and oh so much more!
We also are graced by some special guests including game expert STEPHANIE BOURDO, MONSTER PARTY super-fan and paper artist extraordinaire JIMM JENKINS, and THE LEGAL GEEKS own JOSH GILLILAND!
COMIC CON MAY BE OVER, BUT THE STRIKES CONTINUE! STAY STRONG EVERYBODY!
Wed, 12 July 2023
MONSTER PARTY WHIPS IT GOOD!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pay tribute to an iconic character whose adventures have spanned over 30 years. He's everyone's favorite whip-wielding archeologist, which kind of narrows it down. Cue exhilarating John Williams music as we present an episode that could only be titled... INDIANA JONES!!!
From that first screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK back in 1981, we all were unexpectedly awed by the epic heroism of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Sure, the following films and TV shows have been a mixed bag, but through better or worse, it's safe to say that Indy has always been a hero we've been rooting for.
In this episode, we dissect the Indiana Jones phenomenon in detail. Is Raiders a truly perfect film? Is Temple of Doom too violent and just not Indy enough? Does Last Crusade have too many gags? Is Crystal Skull way too Shia LaBeoufy? Who was The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles actually intended for? Did Dial of Destiny redeem the series? What are the best Indiana Jones collectibles? And how do you explain to your in-laws why you have all those whips?
Charging at us like a giant rolling ball of talent, information, and charisma, is a return guest and long time MONSTER PARTY benefactor. He's a renowned artist, foam fabricator, creature creator, puppet builder, monster maker, SFX makeup wizard, and film industry professional, not to mention an all-around fantastic person. And hey, he even worked on an Indiana jones movie! Please welcome back, the great... TED HAINES! (INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, I'M A VIRGO, THE AVATAR FILM SERIES, THE CAT IN THE HAT, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, BLADE II, WISHMASTER, SCREAM, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE JUNGLE BOOK, PULP FICTION, THE TICK)
WARNING: THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE, SO PLEASE LISTEN RESPONSIBLY.
NOW HAVE A LISTEN! IT'S MORE FUN THAN HAVING YOUR FACE MELTED OFF!
Sat, 1 July 2023
MONSTER PARTY CELEBRATES ANOTHER AUDACIOUS ANNIVERSARY!
JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, have defied the neysayers once again, and reached a monstrous milestone! Can your fragile minds fully comprehend the cataclysmic consequences of MONSTER PARTY finally reaching... THE 250TH EPISODE!!!?
When MONSTER PARTY dropped it's first episode back in 2013, little did we know that nearly ten years later, we'd still be bickering about science fiction, horror, fantasy, comic books, toy collecting, and all the other odd offshoots of genre entertainment. But here we are, 250 friggin' episodes in, and not only are we as monster kid obsessed as ever... but we're still talking to each other! Well, yelling.
In all seriousness, doing MONSTER PARTY has done much to enrich our lives. It's deepened our friendships, helped us weather a global pandemic, got us in both FANGORIA and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines, got us all to JAPAN, introduced us to the world of Blu-ray commentary, nabbed us two RONDO AWARD HONORABLE MENTIONS, and provided us with an ever-growing family of beloved guests and fans.
Speaking of fans, we could not have gotten this far without the kindness and support of our listeners, and we treasure you all like a vintage MIP MEGO figure with a bouquet of 70's air. We thank you, we love you, and we promise to make our next 250 episodes an even more epic adventure!
LONG LIVE MONSTER PARTY! AND DEFINITELY STICK AROUND AFTER THE END MUSIC FOR A SPECIAL "DOES JAMES HATE SCIENCE FICTION?" DEBATE, SORTA LIVE FROM MONSTERPALOOZA 2023! WITH SPECIAL GUEST, JIM MOORE, OF "MOORE MONSTERS."