Greetings fellow nerds!
Today is our and second and final show from FanExpo Vancouver 2016. As a special treat, there three Expo guests, in addition to the regular music feature. First you’ll here from comic book artist and illustrator Jae Lee, followed by internet personality, vlogger and cosplayer Meg Turney. Finally, our coverage wraps up with voice actress Linda Ballantyne. The music guest this week is The Julie Ruin.
Jae Lee is a comic book artist and illustrator who has worked for a variety of publishers including Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. His work with Paul Jenkins on InHumans garnered the pair an Eisner Award for Best New Series. He has also worked on the mini-series Before Watchmen: Ozymandias as well as the Dark Tower comic adaptation of Stephen King, in addition to numerous other titles for Marvel.
Mug Turney is an internet personality and cosplayer who first rose to fame on the Philip DeFranco-created YouTube news channel SourceFed. She followed that up with hosting gigs on Rooster Teeth’s The Know. In addition to her online popularity, she has gained fame for her intricate cosplays, which have included Princess Leia, Faye Valentine and Psycho. Because of this, she was featured on the Syfy series, Heroes of Cosplay.
The Julie Ruin is a lo-fi, indie garage-punk band originating in New York and started by Kathleen Hanna, formerly of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. It’s members include former bandmate Kathi Wilcox, and Kiki & Herb’s Kenny Melman. Their second album, Hit Reset, was released in July.
Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian voice-actress most well known for her stint as the title role in the 2nd half of the English adaptation of the wildly successful and groundbreaking anime show Sailor Moon. She has also worked on Will & Dewitt, Yin Ying Yo, Doodlebops, and Mia & Me.
From The Julie Ruin’s Hit Reset