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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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan

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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Utah’s One Thing: Aaron Bryant, Clinical director at Inspiro Recovery Utah

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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?”

Aaron Bryant, clinical counselor, author, and boxing instructor, joined us for episode 56! Aaron’s one thing he said someone visiting Utah should do before leaving is to go rockhounding! Head out to the middle of nowhere and you will be able to find old rocks and old mines all over Utah! Here is a list from the Utah Geological Survey (click on the picture for the links). You can also find sites through Google as well. Utah is known for topaz, geodes, quarts, obsidian, and gypsum just to name a few!

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**make sure you are not trespassing when rockhouding. Be respectful of the space you are in**

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Episode 59 Red Rover, Red Rover Send Dylan right over

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Episode 59 we were visited by local podcaster and creator, Dylan Mazziotti. Dylan is the creative director (aka the owner) at Lennon Design and the host and producer of Your Cre8tivity podcast. We switched it up a little this time, we had New Utah Podcast alumn, Stephen Hatch, send us the questions! We learned about apartment living, why he wanted to start his own graphic design company (which is very successful and you probably know more of their logo’s than you thought), and how a blog evolved into a podcast!  We even got to be asked a question this time!

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Here is the link to the new Japanese Interment Camp museum in Topaz. If you get a chance to go hours are 11-5pm daily Monday-Saturday. There is no admission but please, we implore you to leave a donation. It took a long time to get this museum constructed.

Kids… firework damage is real. What do you think about cities enforcing a firework ban for the 24th of July? Jeremy had a home just blocks from his go up in flames because of fireworks.

Events this week include:

Our very own Chris has his birthday on the 19th!!!

Manchester United VS. Real Salt Lake on Monday 17th. Tickets ARE still available.

Fire on the Water is the 15th at Jordanelle.

Halloween in Summer on Main Street in Magna is happening on Saturday.

And if you know someone in need, New Utah alumn Aaron Bryant and Inspiro Recovery will be starting intake officially next week and having their grand opening!

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Episode 50: Utah’s Own RubySnap. You KNOW you want her cookies!

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The Big 5-0. No one even got any gold…. We feel cheated. Good news is, Jeremy’s bees are thriving and Chris & Bre have been planting/cleaning. Does anyone need a basket?

The New Utah was fortunate to be joined this week by none other than cookie maven, Tami Steggell. Owner and innovator behind those cookies you can’t get enough of, Utah’s very own, RubySnap! Listen to Tami’s journey from architect designer to cookie architect! We chatted about how she has stayed true to herself and her brand, and her vision for offering a memorable experience for every person that steps into her doors. Her cookies have and will continue to travel the world.

Without giving the WHOLE episode away, Tami gives us a history of why the pin-up girls and why the WWII facade is important to her. Each cookie is named after a friend, family member, or guest that has visited her store. Tami also talks with us on the importance of building relationships in the Utah community.  She may even be cool enough to tell us HER personal favorite!

If you ever wanted to know how much butter is used in a year… she knows! Find them at 770 S 300 W in Salt Lake City or in local Harmons stores. Also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

RubySnap IS the epitome of Utah’s Own.

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Ep 45 Mushroom farms in Fillmore?

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Episode 45 of the New Utah Podcast taught us a lot about Cambodia tradition, Fillmore Utah, and British swear words.

We were fortunate enough to snag Chanda Chuon, the director of the Khemera Dance Troupe, before he got too busy prepping for the Cambodian New Year celebration here in Utah. Chanda taught us about the history of the new year celebration, the madness behind Pol Pot and traditional dancers that survived, and his involvement and the importance of carrying on the memories and history of traditional Cambodian dance. Did you know only 40 dancers survived the Pol Pot genocide? It might be Easter weekend, but it is always good to step oustide of your comfort zone and appreciate other religions and cultures. Head to the Utah Cambodian Community Buddhist Temple on April 14-16th to celebrate and eat some amazing food (Jessica suggest’s the fried spring rolls and lemonade) and see some great culture here in our own backyard!! You can also follow Chanda and his dancers on their Facebook Page HERE

**update on events. The Kite festival at the U of U has been postponed to May 6th because this weekend there is suppose to be snow!

Don’t miss this upcoming weekend the opening of the Tulip festival (yes, it is suppose to be bad weather) at Thanksgiving Point which runs til May. AND you can get the delicious licorice that Chris, Jessica, and Bre are always talking about from C&C Candies! The Chocolate and Cheese festival and the National History Museum runs Saturday to Sunday. We also send out good juju for Real Salt Lake to win a game this weekend!

We also did a very special Utah’s One Thing for our Irish podcasting friend Peter Donegan, of The Sod Show, so stay tuned for that to be posted!

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Episode 34 Taking a ride on the Ativan…

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The New Utah Podcast met up this week with an old friend, local author David J. West. We met at the Halloween Expo in October and we’re so excited to have him on this week to talk about his new book, “Scavengers (A Porter Rockwell Adventure)” which is being released on January 24th through Amazon. (but you can pre-order now!) David even has a special running next week for the release of Scavengers!! (which you’ll just have to listen to get your deal)  From Montana, to Los Angeles, settling in Utah. David has found a passion and knack for writing historically based western, sci-fi, fantasy and horror (not whore) books! The new release focuses on local Utah favorite, Porter Rockwell!!

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Sundance starts TODAY!!! Download the app, and get out to see some great movies and remember to support your local restaurants while you are out and about. The time has come *sigh* and this week we have a transition of power *coughTrumpcough*  This weekend is the Women’s March on DC and there are several Women’s Marches happening in Utah this weekend. The largest are on Saturday the 21st on Main Street in Park City and Monday the 23rd at the State Capitol (which coincides with the first day of Utah Legislature in session).  The beautiful DC to PC poster below is by local artist, Lindsey E. Larsen Myer is available for purchase in Park City (info at the bottom of the picture).

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And if you’re feeling brave … head to Utah Lake State Park on Saturday for the Frigid 5k and Penguin Plunge!!!

Then head to Club X on Sunday for your monthly fill of Drag Brunch with our friend Harry-It Winston!

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Utah’s One Thing: Chris Barlow @ Beehive Distilling

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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?”

Visiting for episode 19, Chris Barlow of Beehive Distilling said his one thing you must do in Utah if you are visiting is, to hit the National Parks throughout Utah. You must get outside! BTW… the juniper in Utah is no good for making Gin.

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Episode 23.. Oh It’s Magic, You know…

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Josh 2.0… aka Holly… joined us again this week!

The New Utah Podcast can’t tell you enough to make sure you are going to vote. We also had our last pre-election show with Misty K Snow. Don’t be complacent. You can make change! If you are voting by mail, promise us you will have your ballot in by Saturday! And if you really need the “I Voted” Sticker (Jessica got hers and Holly is totally going to get hers on the 8th)… get to your polls on Tuesday!

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Some cool events for the weekend! The Winter Market starts at the Rio Grande. FYI This market is every OTHER Saturday through April. The Scots on the Rocks, Moab Celtic Festival is happening the 4,5,& 6th. And at Thanksgiving Point in the barn on Friday is Utah Indigenous Day!

This week is our last interview from the Utah Halloween Expo. The New Utah had the pleasure of sitting down for quite some time and chatting with Jen McGrew of Utah’s own, McGrew Studios. We had her business partner on a couple weeks ago, Hraefn Wulfson, and it was great to hear about their work and of course, Deadpool!

Ps. McGrew Studios are the amazing people that supplied the costume for the adorable Mini Wonder Woman that went viral the past couple weeks.

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Episode 21. Live action Troll dolls love to learn German.

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21 Episodes. We’re legal!

This past weekend The New Utah Podcast had the opportunity to be guests at the Utah Halloween Expo and Show. Thank you to Rich, Jason, and Ryan. We recorded about 7 hours of interviews and Chris has been working hard to edit everything down and make sure it is quality listening for you. We will space these interviews over a few weeks.

Our guests included very talented and super outgoing Face Off Stars; Season 9 winner Nora Hewitt, Season 10 Walter Welsh, Season 10 Yvonne Cox, and Season 10 Robert Lindsay (who we learned some fun German from). We had Essex author (yes, THAT, Essex in England) Tracey Rolfe. We chatted with Utah Halloween Expo‘s, Rich Olsen and Jason Hogan. We had M&L Paranormal Investigators, and Susan Slaughter of Ghost Hunters International fame. The charming and talented Oskar and Julia, who are a local Utah Sauce band stopped by as well!

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NORA HEWITT: SEASON 9 WINNER SYFY: FACE OFF

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WALTER WELSH: SEASON 10 3rd Runner-up SYFY: FACE OFF

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YVONNE COX: SEASON 10 5th Runner-up SYFY: FACE OFF

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ROBERT LINDSAY: SEASON 10 6th RUNNER UP SYFY: FACE OFF (also check out his YouTube channel: Monologues of a Strange German Man)

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We will be posting the rest of our interviews over the next couple weeks! Stay Tuned!!

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