It’s that time again! Before we get to the updates on what’s going on with the show, just want to give a quick thank you to everyone who attended the 500th episode and 100,000 subscribers livestreams and have continued to support the show for so long!

Schedule of Upcoming Episodes
5/28 – The New Guardians #3
6/4 – US-1 #7
6/11 – Nova Girls: Space 34-24-34
6/18 – Batman: Odyssey #2
6/25 – Star Wars 3-D #2
7/2 – PSA Hell: Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster
7/9 – Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu #2
7/16 – Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man II
7/23 – Amazing Cow Heroes #4: The Icy Adventures of Cold Cuts
7/30 – Ravage 2099 #2

As always, this list is subject to change for any number of reasons, but for now this is the planned list of episodes for the next two months.

Regular Stream Night?
While I’m still a looooong ways off from getting the rest of Pokémon Omicron uploaded, during the 500th Episode Celebration Livestream we pretty much finished Pokémon Omicron. It’s only halfway through the game since there’s another region and other such stuff, but as far as I’m concerned that’s where I’m ending it. But the Livestream itself was a lot of fun and we now have graphics in place for the stream so it’s not just a webcam of me.

We’re also close to the Patreon goal of doing a Let’s Play of Star Trek Elite Force II, which I was thinking could be on a schedule. As such, I’d like to start getting into the swing of doing regular Livestreams on youtube. I want to start small, only one per week, maybe do some games, have some Q&A, and have some guests and play some videos, but I want to know when fans would like to see it. I’m inclined to go Friday or Saturday nights, but leaning more towards Saturday nights in particular because I don’t want to try to compete with Team Four Star’s own Friday night streams. We’d likely go for about 2 hours at a time.

In terms of specific video content to stream, I’m thinking mostly my horror-related videos, from the Quick Look At stuff to Halloween AT4W episodes to Longbox episodes. Obviously there’s a finite amount of content in that regard and I’d want to look at some other ideas for stuff, like maybe watching public domain horror movies on some nights or whatever, but I’m open to any suggestions.

Storyline Stuff
By this point, it’s pretty clear we’re not going to be able to finish Contest of Champions before September rolls around for the 10th Anniversary storyline. It sucks, but that’s life. Contest of Champions will end up taking a break during that time, but fortunately the 10th Anniversary storyline is pretty finite – just think of it as an extended Halloween storyline if you want. I’m still considering it the storyline post-Contest (though obviously chronologically it happens at the same time) and as such the storyline compilation video for it will go out after we finish the Contest of Champions compilation video.

On that note, if you were unaware, the Game Show Reviewer was able to compile the storylines into each of their own videos! If you want to check them out free of the reviews, you can view them HERE!

Restoration Progress
Obviously reuploading old vlogs and the like took a backseat to the 500th episode and all the stuff with that, so sadly not much to report. I was also under the impression that all the embed codes for the live shows had been fixed, but apparently I was remembering when I fixed them all up for Vid.me. They have now all been corrected (with the exception of the Skate Man live show – it never went on youtube due to my dissatisfaction with it) and hopefully some previously not uploaded live shows will go up in the near future.

Longbox of the Damned: A Midsummer’s Nightmare
Still HOPING to do the Midsummer’s Nightmare this year! As I described in the last State of the Wall post, it’s going to be four episodes spread out over a month focused on a theme. The current plan is to have them be in each week of July, most likely late in the week (Friday or Saturday). Obviously if this doesn’t materialize, I’m sincerely sorry that it’s had to be cancelled AGAIN, but it won’t be because I don’t want to do them.

Patreon
The current plan is for the Patreon-sponsored reviews slot to come back this fall – likely September or October. Here’s the issue we’re going to be facing with it that I’d like to hear some feedback on:

Under the old system, people paid $80 for a review and then, since Pay Upfront is enabled on my Patreon, they could immediately leave the slot and it’d be available again for someone else to grab the slot… meaning that those two slots more likely could be anywhere from 2-5 people making requests (it never got more frequent than that). The problem, of course, is that it completely overwhelms the amount of requests I get. It is entirely likely that an entire year’s worth of reviews would be nothing but Patreon-sponsored episodes if I didn’t put my foot down at some point.

When the slots come back, one thing to help combat that is that I’m raising the price to $100. It’s not too much of an increase, but will still make it worthwhile (most people I’ve talked to about this already said I priced it too low to begin with and have suggested going even higher than that – like $250 per review, but I don’t want to gatekeep that much) to me. However, I want to curb the amount of people just coming in, making the request, and then leaving.

The reason why people don’t stick around is that they get charged again at the beginning of the month – meaning that $80 or whatever they had initially spent suddenly becomes $160 and many can’t afford that. As such, my idea is that when the request slots come back, it’s LISTED as $50… but one of the rules is that you have to stay in the slot until the second charge. Basically think of it as a down-payment, a guarantee that you get the allotted slot, but it’s only finalized if you make that second payment. This guarantees the slots WILL be what they were meant to be.

The other alternative is to simply go $100 a month and see if that works out better. Feel free to let me know what you all think of that system!

Conventions
If any other conventions come in, I will of course update this post with more information! At these cons I’ll be bringing DVDs, posters, badge cards, t-shirts, and other merch!

Animinneapolis – I will once again be attending Animinneapolis on May 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN! This has become a regular thing for me since it’s local and I hope to see people there!
Too Many Games – I’ll be coming back to Too Many Games this year on June 22-24 at the Greater Philadelpha Expo Center in Oaks, PA! I sat out last year but I’ll be back again this time with plenty of copies of the AT4W Movie and the Compilation DVD, so definitely come out and take a look!
Anime Midwest – I shall once again be going to Anime Midwest on July 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL! This one’s also a regular one for me, but it’s definitely a lot of fun and the area is full of great places to see and eat at and the hotel itself is pretty dang cool!
Conbravo – I’ll be coming to ConBravo again this year! It’ll be on July 27-29 in Hamilton, Ontario at the Hamilton Convention Centre! So if you’re Canadian, come on out!
Power Morphicon – As indicated in the Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix review, I will be returning to Power Morphicon this summer! I was last there in 2010 when I had nothing to really show for it other than some minor name value for having done History of Power Rangers, but this time around I should have a live show and get to hang out with some other Power Rangers-related youtubers. Power Morphicon is on August 17-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA! And as a reminder for that one, if you can’t attend to get the exclusive Lord Drakkon figure, you can purchase a non-attending badge and have it shipped to you!

That’s it for this time! Any thoughts and comments are appreciated!

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