Happy 1st Anniversary @LetsVoltron podcast!

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I’ve never religiously followed podcasts until the Let’s Voltron podcast came along.  Hearing 80’s Voltron Commander Keith Kogane shout out Voltron’s activation sequence, together with my favourite Voltron Force soundtrack as the podcast’s intro gives me goosebumps. Every. Single. Time.

Listening to the Let’s Voltron podcast became a more wholistic experience when podcaster Marc Morrell discussed Voltron stuff that I had purchased or was keen to purchase.  Having something tangible pushed the fangirl learning into an experiential level.

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Podcast [002] Robotech / Voltron #1 with Tommy Yune gave a fantastic insight with regards to the crossover comics series.  As a newbie Voltron fan, I was eager to complete my first ever comic collection.  I am now the proud owner of both digital version and hard-copy of the Robotech / Voltron crossover series.

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I never had my own Voltron action figure.  Back in the 80s, I wasn’t allowed to play with robots as they were “boys’ toys”.  After listening to Podcast [005] George Sohn & Toynami’s 30th Anniversary Voltron Collector’s Set  I wanted to save up for this beauty.  And on my 41st birthday, I finally had my wish fulfilled.  It’s never too late to own your own Voltron robot.

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As a late-comer to the Voltron fandom, one of the first items that seasoned fangirls told me to purchase was this hard-to-find Voltron Omnibus by Dan Jolley.  The Omnibus was published in 2008 and comprised the compilation of Devil’s Due comics that had started in 2003. This version of Voltron had also been the backbone of some of the Voltron fanfiction writers on FanFiction.Net.    Reading the book, the fanfiction stories, and hearing Podcast [007]: Voltron DDP Comics Author Dan Jolley‘s inputs completed the fangirl experience.

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As big fans of the Voltron Force version (Nicktoons 2011), my 8yo daughter and I totally geeked out when we listened to Marc Morrell interview Brian Smith, writer the Voltron Force comic novels, in Podcast [008]This podcast episode was also a kid-friendly episode with Marc Morrell’s son Lucas as his co-host.

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Podcast episodes [006], [015], [022] and [030]  were in-depth discussion and comparison of Voltron episodes 1-16 both 80s Voltron and Go-Lion versions. And each time, after listening to each podcast episode, I wanted to pull out my DVD box sets and watch the cartoons straightaway.

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Voltron Dynamite Comics Issue #11 (with #KeithandAllura on the cover) was my very first Voltron comic book.  I was never into comic books before.  Until Voltron Dynamite.  The comics writer for this series was Brandon Thomas (Podcast [021]), who was the first Voltron comics writer I ‘met’ on Twitter and actively replied to Voltron fans’ queries on this social media platform.   The artist for Dynamite Voltron issues 6-12 was N.Steven Harris (Podcast [031]), who gave Voltron fans amazing preview pages via Deviantart.  During that time, I was in my first school term at the local community art school and I struggled with drawing different perspectives. N Steven Harris’ Voltron artwork was my inspiration during that school term in basic drawing and painting.

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And the pièce de résistance, the highlight of the year, is this coffee-table book “From Days of Long Ago” where a group of people have come together to make Voltron’s 30th Anniversary very special.  It took three different podcasts to cover and discuss this awesome tome,  Podcast [029] with NYCC Preview,  Podcast [031] with Jacob Chabot’s interview, and Podcast [034]: “From Days of Long Ago”

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Finally, the trifecta of all the Voltron podcast episodes is from the World Events Productions (WEP) team.  To hear Voltron stuff straight from WEP is pure gold for this fangirl who lives far, far away from Voltron HQ. Listen to Mr Bob Koplar in podcast episodes [012] [013] and [035];  Ms Tiffany Ilardi in Podcast [028] and Mr Ted Koplar in Podcast [019]

Thank you Marc Morrell for a fantastic 2014 with mind-blowing thirty-five podcasts.   Voltron fans around the world are so lucky and are very grateful for all the Voltron updates.   We look forward to more podcasts and we are keen to see what’s in store for Voltron in 2015.  In the meantime, we would to share our wishlist for future podcasts:

– Interview Dreamworks Animation

– Interview voice actors of Keith and Allura from Voltron Force

– Interview Tommy Yune and Elmer Damaso during TP release date of Robotech/Voltron crossover comics

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About keithandallura

This is purely for @cubbieberry's sanity : a list of fanfiction and fanart found on the 'net all about Voltron Force's Commander Keith Kogane and his beloved Princess Allura whether classic Voltron, Voltron 3D, Voltron Force, DDP & Dynamite comics; Purely Keith-Allura (K/A) pairing only View all posts by keithandallura

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