Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CONjuration Con 2014

This past weekend, New Monster went down to Atlanta, GA for CONjuration Con and we had a blast!  There was magic, cosplay, some great vendors, amazing fans, and some pretty awesome guests!  We had a fantastic time talking to everyone and we cannot wait until next year!

We are working to get our video coverage edited and uploaded as soon as possible.  But, in the meantime, enjoy our photos from CONjuration!  If you see yourself in any of the photos, let us know and we will be sure to tag you in them.

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to talk to us and let us interview and photograph you!  As with any con, the fans are part of what make the event so awesome!

Be sure to check back soon for more of our CONjuration Con coverage!  Along with our video, Ashley (@Izlear) and Nathan (@GargyleReviews) might even write about their experience at the con!  If you like what we do, be sure to follow us here and on twitter (@NewMonsterSays).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Things!

Toys and conventions and movies...oh my!  Ok...so, overused Dorothy reference aside, that does sum up what has been going on lately.  We took a bit of a break over the summer, so now we are making more of an effort to get content out a bit more consistently.  To help with that, the vlogs are back!  Since life continues to happen, the hosts might change from time to time.  In our return vlog, Ashley and Nathan talk about what we've been up to recently and what New Monster has planned for the near future.

So, check out our return vlog and be sure to leave comments to let us know what you are excited about in our upcoming plans and let us know what you'd like to see more of!  While you are at it, check out the websites of the upcoming cons we plan to attend (conjurationcon.com, yamacon.org, marblecitycomicon.com, clevelandgeekster.com), Ashley's ramblings at lifewithfandom.com, and Nathan's Halloween movie reviews at gargylereviews.blogspot.com.

Be sure to check back soon for more!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Marble City Comicon

Hello, internets.  I'm sorry you haven't heard from us in a while.  We went out for a pack of smokes at the beginning of the summer, but now we're back!!  And we come bearing goodies.

Back in early April, we made a trek up to Knoxville for Marble City Comicon and we had a blast!  Ashley pulled double duty trying to vend and make it into the video.  Nathan was a little awestruck when he got to meet the Creature from the Black Lagoon.  Lucas horrors around and gets compared to an Ewok.  All while Adam shakes his head with dismay.  

There were some amazing artists and a wide variety of vendors.  But, as with any Con, the fans are part of what made it so great!  We spent hours upon hours meeting fans and talking about what they love.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to use all of the footage that we took.  But, hopefully you'll enjoy it.  I know I do.

If the Marble City Comicon video alone does not satiate your desire for New Monster, here is the last Sci-Fighters podcast that we recorded before the beginning of the summer.  Don't worry - the Sci-Fighters will be back soon.

Be sure to check back soon for more!

Until next time,
The Gargyle

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sci-Fighters: VHS Day

Happy Geek Holidays, everyone!!  Today is Free Comic Book Day and the start of another great Geek weekend, or...Geekend??  Sure, that's a word now.  Happy Geekend!!  So, to start the Geekend off right, we present to you another episode of Sci-Fighters!!  In this episode, we talk about Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day, the 5th of November, and many other days that we geeks hold close to our hearts!!  So grab your favorite comic book, make some Wookie-cookies, get some Ewok milk, and join the guys of New Monster as we celebrate Geek Holidays!!...and Blake.  We also celebrate our Sci-Fighters follower, Blake.  Thanks for the listens, Blake!!

Be sure to check back here every couple of weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!!  Join us next time as we stray wildly off topic, as we are prone to do.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sci-Fighters: Moisture Farming

The first rule of Ferris Beuller's Day Off is, you do not talk about Ferris Beuller's Day Off.

This week, the Sci-Fighters take on Captain America and the concept of "zero to hero."  Along the way, we talk about our favorite underdogs, find out that Ferris Beuller wasn't REALLY the main character, spend just a little tooooo long talking about moisture farming...and realize that Lucas is a bit more difficult to control after he has been locked up for a month!

Be sure to check back here every couple of weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!  Join us next time as the Sci-Fighters get a 1up and start talking about video games (a topic which will undoubtedly be revisited many times)!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sci-Fighters: Red Probe, Help Me!!

Get out your d20, cause this week the Sci-Fighters take on the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons!!  So fill out your character card and join DM Nathan as he takes them through the dungeons of nostalgia, board games, Christian versions of games, ghosts, and some of the weirdest games they remember!!  Just don't count on much help from Red Probe - that guy's a jerk.

Be sure to check back here every couple of weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!  Join us next time as the Sci-Fighters root for the underdogs!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sci-Fighters: It's getting quiet in here...

...too quiet!  In the latest episode, the crew discuss the differences between science-FICTION and SCIENCE-fiction as we quibble over the subtleties in our preferences of science or fiction!!  We also stumble across an ancient video game that we haven't thought about in years and discuss the dangers of treadmills in the sky!  So join us as we dive deep into the realms of fiction, fact, fantasy, and (most strangely) REALITY!!

 Be sure to check back here every couple of weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!  Join us next time as the Sci-Fighters take on board games!! (Trust me...it'll be more interesting than what you might think).

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sci-Fighters: Let go and let Robo

The latest episode of Sci-Fighters is posted and ready for your consumption!!  This time, we take on RoboCop!!  And unlike the ED-209, the Sci-Fighters can navigate stairs!  Join us as we discuss the original movie, our memories of the first time we saw it (and find out which one of us was sent to the bathroom every time a violent scene was about to occur), real-life technology, and our thoughts on the reimagining of RoboCop.  As we navigate nostalgia and strong opinions on the reimagining, ask yourself...would you buy that for a dollar??

We plan to release new episodes every other Thursday, so be sure to check back here every couple weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!  Join us next time as the Sci-Fighters take on SCI-fi versus sci-FI!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014


As promised, we have been working on new content.  The newest addition to New Monster Project is our podcast, Sci-Fighters!!  We will be talking about movies, technology, books, science fiction, and many other aspects of pop-culture that we all loved growing up.  It's part history, part future, part nostalgia, part geekery, and part nerd-rage!  We have two episodes posted so far, with plans for a lot of great content and discussions in upcoming episodes!

In first episode, Hot Mayonnaise, you get (re)introduced to the cast of New Monster and listen to us flail around as we get things up and running.  We talk about some of the subtleties of being a nerd, geek, or a dork, while taking deep pride in the respective categories with which we self-identify.

In the second episode, The Book of Nerd, we get a little more into the swing of things as we continue to work on the flow of our podcast.  Continuing on from our introductions in the first episode, we each talk a bit more about what got us to our respective levels of geekdom and nerddom.  From there, we dive into distinguishing between remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, and start to wonder if the distinction really even matters.  We also debate whether or not Back to the Future should ever be remade!

We plan to release a new episode every other Thursday, so be sure to check back at scifighters.podomatic.com every couple weeks to hear the latest rantings and ravings of the guys of New Monster!  Join us next time as the Sci-Fighters take on Robocop!