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Barzinga at Farpoint 25

Barzinga at Farpoint 25!

This past weekend at Farpoint, my Barzinga co-hosts and I finally got back together! We talked about Mine!, Thrawn, and, well, Soiree Salon. On today's episode we're enjoying DuClaw's Bare Ass Blonde, a pale blonde ale with a smooth kick. Here's to another year of great friends, great cons, and great beer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsMp9XRPP1kVideo can't be […]


Barzinga At Baltimore Comic Con 2017

Barzinga At Baltimore Comic Con 2017!

Baltimore Comic Con has come and gone. I was on hand the whole weekend with some of my very best pals, and we all had a productive, and busy weekend. We were able to sneak in one new Barzinga during the con on Friday night, so sit back, grab your favorite drink, and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E-Q0Sm0QJcVideo […]

Barzinga: The Realm Old Fashioneds And Conventions

Barzinga: The Realm, Old Fashioneds, And Conventions!

Ah, Old Fashioneds. I don't like them. But I digress! On today's episode of Barzinga, Rich Henn and I talk about The Realm, the hottest new book from Seth M. Peck and Jeremy Haun. The book reminds us of Dungeons & Dragons meets Mad Max, and apparently that's the consensus with everyone else. We also […]

Happy National Beer Lovers Day Beer Nerds

Happy National Beer Lovers Day, Beer Nerds!

Apparently today is National Beer Lovers Day, and while I won't be celebrating until later tonight (after all, it's only 6:30am where I am), I can not pass up a chance to celebrate beer. In honor of the day, here's some of my favorite episodes of Barzinga that Rich Henn and myself have done! Barzinga […]

Barzinga At Henn Fest 2017 With Fancy Star Wars Tiki Cups

Barzinga At Henn Fest 2017 With Fancy Star Wars Tiki Cups!

Who doesn't love Star Wars? Probably lots of people, but they're most likely not reading this. On today's Barzinga, I made my way to the annual Henn Fest, where Rich Henn brings together a motley crew of excellent people to celebrate all things Henn. Sort of. I brought along the newest Star Wars tiki cups […]

Barzinga At San Diego Comic-Con 2017: BL Henn And Katy Rex

Barzinga At San Diego Comic-Con 2017: BL, Henn, And Katy Rex!

Last week I went to San Diego Comic-Con just so I could drink with my best friend forever, Rich Henn. OK, that's not exactly true. I went to see people I normally don't see. One of those people just happens to be my college pal Katy Rex, editor and writer (Kim & Kim)! We sat down […]

Barzinga At Shore Leave With Author Russ Colchamiro

Barzinga At Shore Leave With Author Russ Colchamiro

Last weekend at Shore Leave, Rich Henn and I sat down with author Russ Colchamiro on his new book, Love, Murder, & Mayhem: Cosmic Tales From The Heart Gone Wrong. I'm actually reading the book right now, so I'll have a review of it up as soon as I'm done. It was a great night […]

Barzinga: The Lost Episode With Matt Wagner At C2E2

Barzinga: The Lost Episode With Matt Wagner At C2E2

Back at C2E2, Rich Henn and I got to interview Mage creator Matt Wagner. With Mage: The Hero Denied out now at comic shops, it seems only appropriate to finally get this episode up for the world. Rich and Wagner are actually friends, so I let Rich take over the interview this time. Wagner is […]


Nerd Food: Free Slurpee Day At 7-Eleven

Nerd Food: Free Slurpee Day At 7-Eleven!

Every year on July 11, my mom and I head to 7-Eleven for our yearly free, small Slurpee. It's a clever gimmick 7-Eleven has been doing for years on July 11 (7/11) from 11am-7pm. This is seriously the one time a year when I'll drink a Slurpee, as they are impossibly sugary and sweet. Come […]


Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer Toys Comics

Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer! Toys! Comics!

Over the weekend, Henn and I traveled up to the Five Points Festival in NYC's Lower East Side. The show is a fantastic first-year con, as I've said in my previous report. We sadly didn't get any special guest stars on today's episode, but that's OK. Our next con will actually be Wizard World Philly, […]


Barzingas Free Comic Book Day Adventure

Barzinga's Free Comic Book Day Adventure!

Today, Rich Henn, CY, and I all traveled to a few shops in Maryland (and a bar) to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. In a stroke of luck, I also had a local comic zine on me, so a shoutout to Celebrated Summer Records in Baltimore, MD! Sit back, crack open a cold one, and […]

Smelling Comics Drinking Beer Eating Pizza. Barzinga at C2E2

Smelling Comics, Drinking Beer, Eating Pizza. Barzinga at C2E2!

On the first day of C2E2, Henn and I had a pretty good day. Henn admits he prefers to physically read, and smell, comics, while I'm a little more hesitant about that (but yes, I know a lot of people do it) but if they smell of leaves that happen to be celebrated on 4:20, all […]


Barzinga At Regeneration Who Exploding Tardis Dr. Who And A Beautiful View

Barzinga At Regeneration Who! Exploding Tardis', Dr. Who, And A Beautiful View!

While I was a Regeneration Who not too long ago, I talked Henn into coming down to hang out. We sat down, had a fancy blue drink (which wasn't bigger on the inside), and had a quick catch up. We also don't know much about Dr. Who, I apologize. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_MhlLh7Qw4Video can't be loaded because JavaScript […]

Barzinga At Disney Worlds Epcot Lets Drink Around The World

Barzinga At Disney World's Epcot! Let's Drink Around The World!

Barzinga is back, and This past week Henn and I were at Disney World with his family, kicking it up in the warm Florida sun. Disney is always a great time, especially when you can drink around the world with your friends. But we had also just gotten back from Star Wars: Celebration, which was […]

Fanboy Funk: Barzinga At Big Apple Comic Con

Fanboy Funk: Barzinga At Big Apple Comic Con

This past weekend Ed and I headed up to beautiful New York City to check out Big Apple Comic Con. If you read my previous con report, you'll know that this show wasn't the best. But we had a little bit more to talk about later that evening. And I promise, one day Rich and […]