Why should you always listen to us when we tell you to come out to Nerdist events? Friday night’s Nerdist Podcast Live is one great example. You’ll hear the show on the podcast all right, but only the folks who heeded our call and came out to the Balboa Theatre know just how phenomenal it was, or why the word “phenomenal” is appropriate. John Barrowman has no filter, and bless him for that, because he was flat out hilarious. Gary Dell’Abate also dropped by for some frank talk about radio and producing the Howard Stern show, and we stuck around until everyone who wanted an autograph, picture, or hug from Chris, Matt, and Jonah got one.
Why am I mentioning this? Simple: If you’re at San Diego Comic-Con International Saturday, you should be queuing up at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom for the Nerdist Channel panel hosted by Chris at noon Pacific. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be there to preview the video version of Star Talk. Gary will tell you more about They Call Me Baba Booey. Alex Albrecht and Alison Haislip, fresh off a live taping of 4 Points will be there as well, and if you like cosplay, Just Cos‘ Chloe Dykstra will be on hand along with Holly Conrad and Jessica Merizan, the incredibly talented costumers seen in Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Seriously, if it’s before noon and you’re at the Con, just go to the Hilton now. Go in early and you’ll see panels for Attack of the Show (featuring Matt) and Geek and Sundry, and why wouldn’t you want to see those, too? But definitely come out for the Nerdist Channel presentation. Don’t miss out again.