Want to hear what happened at Gen Con 2017? Here's your chance!
We had a blast at our first live episode of The Letters Page! We couldn't have asked for a better audience. So many fun things! Also, if you'd rather see what happened in this Letters Page Live episode, check out this video!
Besides the entire gang of Adam, Christopher, Trevor, and even Paul, we also were graced by the presence of Christopher's brother Anthony, who wrote and performed the "Christopher and Adam reading letters to you" song. Anthony added a lot to this live episode.
Now, on to the few actual show notes for this episode!
Run Time: 118:33
First thing first! As Trevor mentions in the intro to the episode, there are a lot of spoilers. We're not going to tag them all individually. Just know that wading into this episode means getting into SPOILERS territory!
Next, you'll notice that Christopher's voice sounds more awful than usual. He used it up by the end of the first day of Gen Con. What you hear is all he has left. But he still somehow made it through the entire two hour episode, more or less.
About four minutes in, Christopher lays some ground rules. These apply to all Letters Page questions ever, actually!
1. We don't have favorite heroes or villains. Stop asking.
2. Try to avoid bringing up other properties. We're here to talk about the world of Sentinel Comics. Not other comic book characters.
3. No swearing, please. At least, do your best.
These rules all apply to us as well, and we do our best to not break them.
I'm going to put notes here whenever Anthony plays a song, in case you want to navigate straight to the music bits. The first one starts at 8:12.
After that, Christopher, Adam, and Anthony talk about the "history" of the song. Mostly because we were all so blown away by everyone at the panel singing along. Even the high parts.
And then we actually start getting into questions, reading a couple of questions that we printed out in advance for the panel, just to get things rolling.
Another musical interlude! This one starts at 18:10.
And then we got into questions from people at the panel. The line of people asking questions was... notably long.
The second person in the line was dressed as Spite. Which was very creepy! But then he turned out to be LevelUpLeo! (We've been pronouncing his last name wrong this whole time! Now we know better.)
We recorded this episode on Saturday afternoon. That morning, we'd held a costume contest, so there were lots of folks at this panel in brilliant and creative costumes straight out of the pages of Sentinel Comics. It was wonderful.
Another song from Anthony at 44:41. Followed by Anthony's story of what inspired that song.
Then, we go back to reading a few of the letters that we printed out in advance, just to break things up a bit!
And then we sort of spill a pile of beans about OblivAeon story stuff that we've apparently never talked about publicly before? So, that's good. Enjoy!
Another Anthony song at 58:12.
This leads into more questions from the audience. Lots more great questions!
Oh, also some more huge spoiler reveals. A notably one right after the 70 minute mark. Probably not a big deal. *innocent whistle*
Around 81 minutes in, Argent Adept gives us a "Damage -1" token. Then, Citizen Dawn begins laughing ominously in the background.
95 minutes into the episode, Guise makes his appearance. He's exhausting.
As a result of that, starting around the 97 minute mark, Christopher loses it and reveals the secret behind where all of Sentinel Comics comes from. It's not pretty.
Then! A bit after 99 minutes in, Christopher and Adam disagree on the air! Don't worry - they work it out.
One of our favorite things that happened in this panel is that we drop a spoiler for our future plans at 109:50ish, but no one really seemed to pick up on it. Wonder what we meant by that... Probably nothing important! Right?
The final musical interlude from Anthony occurs at 112:30, though this is not the final song of the episode!
After that, just a bit of closing words. We're entirely overwhelmed by how great our listeners are, and how wonderful the Sentinel Comics community is. Seriously, you people are amazing.
We close the episode with another "Christopher and Adam" singalong.
Goodnight and good luck.