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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Utah’s One Thing: Stephen Hatch, Hatch Family Chocolates

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Of Course besides visiting his chocolate shop in the Avenues… Stephen Hatch, of Hatch Family Chocolates and Your Cre8tivity Podcast, said in episode 54 he is tired of people that think Utah is boring. He loves our locally owned restaurants and said to head to Garage on Beck! Southern Food and live music. There is nothing possibly wrong with that. Also learn that not everyone fits a stereotype and so there is something for everyone.

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Utah’s One Thing: New Utah Host, Jeremy

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

The New Utah Podcast recently celebrated our 1 year anniversary! Episode 52 we each thought we should do our “one thing” someone visiting Utah should do before leaving!

Jeremy didn’t hesitate in offering up Utah’s ghost towns as the one thing that people should do when visiting Utah. There are plenty to explore. Some in ruins and some still standing. With a list of over 50 they span the entire state! You can take a day trip or make a weekend of it!

A Few of Utah Ghost Town Photos: Only In Your State

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Utah’s One Thing: New Utah Host, Jessica

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

The New Utah Podcast recently celebrated our 1 year anniversary! Episode 52 we each thought we should do our “one thing” someone visiting Utah should do before leaving!

Jessica’s one thing turned into like, a whole day of one things! Basically Jessica’s one things all revolve around local eateries! Jessica says that you should start our your day with breakfast at either Hub & Spoke Diner or Penny Ann’s Cafe. Enjoy lunch at either Village Baker or Groves Market & Deli. Grab a cookie at RubySnap, or two, or three… Take a drive up the Alpine loop and finish in Springville at Treasures Antique Mall and then have some dinner at India Palace in Provo.

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Utah’s One Thing: New Utah Host, Chris

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

The New Utah Podcast celebrated our 1 year anniversary recently. During episode 52 we each thought we should do our “one thing” someone visiting Utah should do before leaving! Chris said that someone visiting Utah should head to The Chocolate. They have two locations, one in Orem and one in West Jordan.

Chris was very specific that you must visit the West Jordan location. He also said that you need to try skiing and/or snowboarding, cause Utah!

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Utah’s One Thing: Melinda Meservy of Thyme and Place

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Of course we get a lot of the same answers on the one thing that people should do in Utah before leaving, because yes, we are known for Temple Square, our National Parks, and the mountains. When Melinda of Thyme and Place joined us for our year end episode 52, she brought to the table that someone visiting Utah needs to try some High West Whiskey! We couldn’t agree more. If you get a chance head up to the distillery, but if not you can get it at most, if not all, local restaurants and bars that serve alcohol! She did also throw in there to head south as well, but we know that is a given!

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Utah’s One Thing: Alan Scott of WaterPocket Distillery

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Episode 51 Alan Scott, of the brand new and shiny Waterpocket Distillery, told us that the one thing that people should do when visiting Utah is to head to Capitol Reef to his business name sake, the Waterpocket Fold.  He described it as a “miracle at your finger tips,” and “world class landscape.” And if you are short on time Alan did suggest heading up Little Cottonwood Canyon!

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Utah’s One Thing: Tami Steggell of RubySnap

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Episode 50 we had the extraordinary Tami Steggell, the owner and cookie architect, at RubySnap. Of course the one thing you should do when visiting Utah is to visit her shop and have some cookies! However, Tami said her one thing is to head to Emigration Canyon.  We guess that can be second best to her cookies!

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Utah’s One Thing: Victor of Bumblebee’s KBBQ

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?

When we had Victor of BumbleBee’s KBBQ for epsiode 49, he made us all laugh by starting his one thing in Utah off by saying how little of a night life there is in Utah. Victor did say the given, Temple Square. But then there was a little light that went off. Victor said the one thing you must do before leaving a visit to Utah is to head to Strawberry Reservoir or Mirror Lake and fish!

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Utah’s One Thing: Dr. Nate of Stonehaven Dental

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Dr. Nate of Stonehaven Dental joined us for episode 48. Did you know that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend going to Moab and Arches! The Moab Adventure Center has some great activities to do.  Whether you love a hot air balloon, horseback riding, zip lines, or jeep adventures. There is something for everyone in Moab, Utah.

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