Episode 73: Our Adventures at the Utah Halloween Expo 2017 Part 1

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Welcome to part one of our adventures at the Utah Halloween Expo and Show 2017! We were so grateful we were asked to come back to podcast at the show for their second annual show. This year the floor was bigger, our favorite SY-FY Channel Face Off guests were back, and we even went on a paranormal investigation with local team M&L Paranormal! (that episode will air soon)

Local Utah Author, Eliza Crosby, gave us some of her time. She talked to us about her first book, “Murder on the Pitch.” How she wrote two paranormal books based on local lore, “Whispers of Minersville” and “Curse of the Lost Love: Return to Minersville.” Eliza also gave us a glimpse into writing “The Eyeball Mysteries” and following her son around to get a feel of a pre-teenage boys life.

Some of our favorite highlights this year included David Ace’s Faces. David is a local custom mask maker based in northern Utah. Make sure you check him out, and yes, he does take orders on his Etsy Shop!

We sat through hair battles, local FX make-up competition, and our favorites guests from Sy-Fy’s Face-Off! This year Mel Licata, Ben Peter, and New Utah Podcast alum Yvonne Cox sat down with us and talked about coming back to Utah and being part of the UHE again. Of course we can’t forget one of our all time favorite Germans, Robert Lindsay! He did his interview with us in full make-up! Robert talked to us about his trip to China to teach special effects make-up and his love for karaoke!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be getting our investigation and the rest of our interviews up over the next couple weeks! STAY TUNED!

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Episode 72 Talk Your Crazy with Ry from the Sky

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IT’S HERE! This weekend is the 2nd Annual Halloween Expo and we are excited to be part of it again!

What do you get when you mix three water signs with a fire sign?

Last year at this time we had Ryan Butterfield with us representing the Halloween Expo as one of the producers. This year we invited him to talk about his brand new website and his new venture into readings and as a reiki master. Ryan walked us through the technical terms of a psychic vs. medium. Ryan shared with us some experiences he had over the years that have encouraged him to pursue honing his gift as a medium. We learned that pet reiki exists. Ryan has recently launched a website, RyFromTheSky, and has plenty of events booked the next few weeks, including the Halloween Expo, which he will be making an appearance with M&L Paranormal Investigations.

Ryan is available for events, parties, and personal readings. Ryan did take some time to read us, for as much as you can in an hour with 4 people!

For what it’s worth, he does NOT want to be your life coach.

We are still wondering… how does one leave a 3 year old behind in a corn maze and not realize it til 12 hours later? We took some time to discuss this madness. Yes, this little Utah story has officially made national news. *hanging head in shame*

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Episode 71 How do YOU apply your oil?

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This week for Episode 71 we took a field trip! We love when we get to go on site and visit our guests. Olio Skin Co. invited us into their new shop to record. They had their grand opening last weekend at 2157 E 2100 S in Sugar House. You can also find Aimee’s Home Cookin Spice Blends sharing a shop with Olio.

By the way, this episode is probably NSFW. Not that any of our episodes are, but this one was a slippery slope. Ha … see what we did there. Now you will have to listen to see what we mean. We loved sitting down with Jen and Derek of Olio and talking about their product line, what is coming up, bringing it other Utah’s own products into their shop, and of course their grand opening!

The plan for the future is to start offering cold press soap classes, meditation classes, perhaps a barbering day, and so on. Make sure to submit your videos to Olio on Facebook and tag them on Instagram and show how YOU apply your Olio oil!

   

 

They also gave us a code to hand out which is good until November 1st for 25% off their products online at OlioSkin.com or in their store. THENEWUTAHPODCAST is your code.

EVENTS:

HALLOWEEN EXPO 13-15th At Southtowne Expo Center

Folk Hogan is at Piper Down on the 6th

Only 3 MORE Downtown Farmers Market dates..

And for the record, we know Ireland … is not British occupied!

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Episode 70 Even Salt Lake Comic Con is lit… or something like that.

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While Jeremy is enjoying some Disneyland magic…

Episode 70 Chris, Bre, and Jessica give a recap and share some interviews that The New Utah Podcast did this week at Salt Lake Comic Con with our new fancy mic!

From all the amazing cosplayers, the vendors, the panelist, and the celebrities. We took in everything! We asked people what the one thing that people had to do before they left Salt Lake Comic Con was and these were some of the answers that we got,

Utah artists Matt Page of E Pluribus MormonGo through the whole thing, it’s going to take a long time, so wear good shoes. The place is big.”

Utah Author, Johnny WorthenGo to a panel you have no interest in, to find out what you are missing. Stretch your interestsGet outside of your fandom

Mark Avo, Panelist and Comic Book writer for Salt City Strangers, “I like artist alley and meeting the artists. For most people I would say don’t miss out on the feeling of family…”

Author, MichaelBrent Collings, “urinate periodically cause doing it in costume is a real faux pas… drink lots of water… it is a physically draining thing you have to take care of yourself.”

Utah Author, Bob Defendi, “Use the bathroom, it’s a long drive…”

Father and Son Cos-players Dusty and Corbin, Corbin who is an amazing whistler: “definitely get a dragon… a little one.” Dusty, “get a dragon… we have tons of them.

Utah artists, Ben Byrd, “make sure you walk the entire floor, look at all the artists. Make sure you’re looking at all the tables,  you could miss something really cool…

Local wood knot artisan, Shawn Wilson with W.K. Wilson, “...must go down the dealer alley because there is some cool dang stuff here…”

The Truffle Cottage Blair, “come to the Truffle Cottage obviously… eat their favorite super hero or villian…” Jennie, “if you haven’t been by the Truffle Cottage it’s the one place you can get your sweetest piece of fandom…” AND from Blair “go and play Dungeons and Dragons like a cool person.”

Utah Author, David J West, “…i say take in as many of the people as you can.. all the freaks come out at night.” AHOY! (and we don’t think he got Jessica’s cosplay)

ABC 4 Utah camera man, Greg, “…come to comic con in a costume because that is the best part

Utah Artists, Heather Dixon, “… definitely get the candied nuts and take picture of your favorite cos-play because you never know when you’ll see them again

Cosplayer kid, Jake from State Farm, “get Pokemon stuff, cause Pokemon is lit...”

Cosplayers King Arthur and Patsy (which it was actually the DAD that was Patsy and daughter who was the King), “have fun and find what you want and seek it out…” (get it… find your grail…)

The Cosplay was unreal as always, we have an amazingly creative community! Here are some of the highlights …

Dusty and Corbin as Odin and Thor with Lucy as Thor. SLCC 17 Photo by Scott Bredthauer

Carrie Johnson as Jean Gray’s Phoenix. Photo by Chiseled Light Photography Salt Lake Comic Con

Monty Python cosplay. Photo Jessica Richardson

Tim the Enchanter and bunny at Salt Lake Comic con 17. Photo By Jessica Richardson

You Shall Not Pass Cosplay. Photo By Jessica Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas at SLCC 17. Photo By Jessica Richardson

Bob Wylie Cosplay SLCC 17 by Jessica Richardson

Bob Wylie Cosplay SLCC 17 by Jessica Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was the grand opening of Olio Skin Co. and Aimee’s Home Cookin Spice Blends in Sugarhouse! We were excited to go check out the new space. They will be hosting an open house Friday and Saturday 10-4pm at 2157 E 2100 S.

 

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Episode 69 Even Al Capone doesn’t want to walk through Ogden Utah.

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Rams, penis cakes, and bad teen drivers… OH MY!

Welcome to episodes 69. *enter inappropriate giggle here* This week we spent some time talking about Utah’s best chocolate based on a list from KSL. We were baffled that our friends at The Truffle Cottage got left out! Good news is, you can find them at Salt Lake Comic Con ALL weekend. We suggest the Harry Potter Vials or the Star Trek Salted Caramels.

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We were suppose to be joined by co-founder of the Utah Halloween Expo, Jason Hogan, but life does happen. They are awesome enough that they sent over a run down of all of the events and workshops that will be happening October 13-15th at the Southtowne Expo Center.

We will be there! Get your tickets now!!

This week we also took a walk through old Ogden courtesy of Only in Your State. Did you know at one time it was so sketchy that even Al Capone said he wouldn’t walk through the town? Do you know anyone who has been through the tunnels?

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EVENTS:

Salt Lake Comic Con is HERE September 21-23rd at the Salt Palace catch up with some of our favorite guests. Travis Tate, David J West, The Truffle Cottage, Kerry Jackson, Aaron Burton, Cosplayer Victor Sine, and Trent Hunsaker just to name a few!

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Episode 68 Non-Alcoholic Beer… No one wants it.

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First of all, we at the New Utah Podcast, do NOT endorse giving booze to homeless.

This week we got to take a tour at Sugarhouse Distillery! We started off our night with owner, James Fowler, giving us a tour through the process of production for their vodka, rum, and bourbon/whiskey. Then he sat down with us in his shop and chatted with us. Did you know that Sugarhouse Distillery was one of the first 3 distilleries to open in Utah after the prohibition!? They are also a grain to glass distillery. What is that you ask? Take a listen. James gives a list of other local distillers that are also on the grain to glass list. He does apologize if he left anyone out. Mic pressure you know.

Sugarhouse Distillery is very unique in Utah. James outsources his grains from local farmers down in Delta, up in Brigham City, as well as other cities. If he has used all local he can then he reaches out of state. The farmers have even developed a relationship in that they have started to grow in the off season for him as well.  We love that this distillery understands the importance of local and the importance of the purity of their product.

Sugarhouse Distillery is in the process of going through a re-branding and bottles are starting to leave their production line this week! Hopefully they should be on shelves in the liquor stores soon. This also means it’s a good time to scoop up the old flat bottles! (collectors items you know!)

Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date with new product releases and specials.

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We’ve talked about it before. This month is suicide prevention/awareness month. Here are the numbers again for you for the hotline if you or someone  you know needs an ear to listen:

National: 1-800-273-8255

Utah:  (801) 587-3000

Events this week:

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk at Liberty Park at 9am on the 16th

Urban Arts Festival at the Gallivan Center this weekend 16th and 17th.

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Episode 67 Trent Hunsaker hates circus peanuts.

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The world might be on fire, flooding, and without power but we’re still here!

The New Utah Podcast was honored to have veteran podcaster/producer, Trent Hunsaker, on the show this week. You may know him best from his Pub Trivia podcast, Show Us your Wits, which is Utah’s only pub trivia podcast! Trent records Show us Your Wits at the Beehive Pub and Grill in Logan (with the best gelato in Utah). Perhaps you have seen him on a panel or moderating a panel at Salt Lake Comic Con. Or maybe you have been to his comic book store in Logan Utah, Death Ray Comics, which has unfortunately closed. Regardless, one thing we know, Trent hates circus peanuts.

Trent gave us an insight to being part of panels at Salt Lake Comic Con. With the event so close, it was pretty rad to hear what he would like to see more and less of. The idea of having more one on one panels and a greater range of fandom topics were definitely on our list of improvements for Comic Con as well. Trent also broke it down for us for how he got involved with Kevin Smith’s Smodcast. Sometimes picking up a phone and making a call is what you need to do. We also learned that he loves wrestling, Popeye’s chicken, and fried cheeseburgers from Wyoming. He and Chris are bonded for life. Trent is involved in many different projects. You can go to Trents panels at Salt Lake Comic Con September 21-23rd. You can hear him on Show us Your Wits, Death Ray Comics, Death Ray wrestling, and on NetHeads On-Air Podcast ! Besides his podcasts, Trent is best found on the Twitter and on Instagram and at Death Ray Media.

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Events:

Utah State Fair is Opening Today!

2nd to LAST Urban Flea Market is Sunday.

Catch DeadPool at Brewvies this weekend as a celebration for winning against Utah laws!

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Episode 66 Gender Equality. Dead Last. Thanks Utah.

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Episode 66 brought to you by Chris and his gambling tips.

Did you read that Utah ranked on WalletHub DEAD LAST, yep you read that correctly, dead last in gender equality. But of course, we’re not totally surprised. They ranked Utah based on 1. Equal treatment in workplace environment, 2. Education and health, 3. Political empowerment. You can read HERE about the rankings and where else Utah falls on areas such as share of lawmakers, doctor affordability, and math scores. If you could only see us shaking our heads, but this is a podcast so of course you can’t.

Sometimes we like to find lists of awesome things about Utah, and sometimes not so awesome. This week we ran down (ha, see what we did there) the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians. Good thing Jeremy and Bre made it out alive!

We also found a great list of 60 Cool and Unusual things to do in Utah! We said, count us in! So we started breaking it down for you. We will make sure to do a few until we run out.  What is your favorite unusual thing in Utah? How many of these did you know about! We love these lists always have some new Utah treasures. And many of them could be something to do if you’re visiting Utah.

Events:

Halloween EXPO tickets are on sale!! Join us and them on October 13-15th at the Southtowne Expo center for a fun pre-Halloween show. Events such as the hair battle, cast from Face Off, and cosplay contest are BACK! (PS. this is NOT A CONVENTION)

Swiss Days in Midway 1-5th

Sheep Dog Championship at Soldier Hollow 1-4th (make sure to go early in the weekend, everything does sell out!)

Folk Hogan Friday night at the Ice Haus with Murphy the Giant.

Righteous Miss Provo Pageant 3rd in Provo. Go support the local drag community in Provo!

By the way.. Jessica still might hate kids, just a little bit.

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Episode 65 When Cosplay goes Viral: The Real Finn

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The force was strong with episode 65! Victor Sine, AKA The Real Finn, joined us to talk about moving to Utah, a bit of white privilege, and of course what happens when you go viral because your cosplay is SO ON POINT!

A year-and-a-half ago Victor, Julianne, and her little one dressed up as Finn, Rey, and BB-8 (aka Baby8). Before they even got to the convention people were taking pictures and dropping their jaws. There was not one moment at Salt Lake Comic Con that year that they weren’t busy taking pictures. Then they broke the internet and went internationally viral. Covered by everyone from Entertainment Weekly and StarWars.com to Buzzfeed. Victor has continued to do cosplay including: The Black Panther, Green Lantern, and his upcoming Static Shock appearance as well as a few others in the works. He had some great up’s and downs of doing cosplay for us. When Victor is not being nerdy and a viral superstar, he is being a real life superhero by doing research for Alzheimer’s.

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Victor will also be part of an upcoming podcast here in Utah where they talk about controversial topics and how they relate to people in Utah. We can’t wait to share it with everyone, as soon as it is named! STAY TUNED! Catch Victor in September at Salt Lake Comic Con, on Facebook as Vic-The Real Finn and on Instagram as @itsVictorKrum.

Events:

Utah Renaissance Faire at Thanksgiving point 25-26th

Nick Passey Shows on the 24th (Green Pig Pub), 25th (Moochies in Lehi), and 26th (Piper Down)

UMFA is doing their grand re-opening after a remodel the 26th and 27th at 410 Campus Drive in Salt Lake City.

26th is the Made in Utah Festival put on by Utah Stories Magazine. Join some of our local favorites like Waterpocket Distillery, Mountain West Cider, and Salsa Del Diablo at the Gallivan center.

And Jessica really doesn’t hate kids… mostly…

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Episode 64 Kate Kelly is not her struggle…

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You’re not your struggle. You can engage but you are a separate person.” –Kate Kelly

This week we were joined by attorney, activist, feminist, and all around phenomenal person; Kate Kelly.

You may know her as the former head and creator of Ordain Women who was violently ex-communicated from the LDS (Mormon) church. BUT we wanted to delve deeper because frankly she’s talked that subject to death and she has SO much more to say. We had an opportunity to talk to her about her upcoming law firm she will be opening(G.I.R.L.), her wiki page, her continued work on a book about slave breeding and how it shaped our country, her definition of being a feminist, and we got pretty passionate about Planned Parenthood with her. Excuse the emotions.  Kate has so much on her plate and her passion runs deep. And if the politics of it all are too much, you  may just love someone who loves mid-century modern, she’s fun to follow!

Oh! And we’re all in agreement that Orrin Hatch will be dying in office. Wah-wah…

You can follow her and get involved through her Twitter , her Instagram, or her Facebook. You can also find her at http://www.katekellyesq.com/

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