Articles by Ric Bretschneider

About Ric Bretschneider
When Ric Bretschneider isn't producing the Fanboy Planet Podcast, he obsessively collects geek activities. If you Google him, you'd swear you're looking at five different guys. A professional software developer for decades, your computer likely has at least one application he's worked on. He consults with individuals and groups on how to effectively present and engage an audience. Lately he’s been into pro and fan applications of e-communities and podcasting. When he has a moment, Ric reads books and comics, and plays analog board and card games. He's here to help people, it's what he does.

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 449: Ways to Kill Jason Salazar

August 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jason Salazar joins the Fanboys for reports on Worldcon 74, Heroes & Villains, Cinequest’s new VR festival, the new Iron “Man”, Justice League Dark, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti’s The Monolith, Doctor Strange, Mark Mothersbaugh on Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity War, Return of the Caped Crusaders, The Tick, and Con Man the Game.

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 446: The Killing Jokes

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

The fanboys discuss The Killing Joke animated movie, recent movie trailers for Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Defenders, Luke Cage, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and then launch into interviews from Comic-Con 2016, including:
Arvind David (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amazing Spider-Man, and ROM)
Dan Mora (Klaus)
David Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes, Nighthawk, Power Man and Iron Fist)
and that’s not all for the Comic-Con coverage, so listen for even more!

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 445: Teen Titans Go!

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Direct from Comic-Con San Diego 2016, our Teen Titans Go! show!

Interviews with producer Aaron Horvath, producer/director Peter Rida Michail, Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Tara Strong (Raven), Scott Menville (Robin) and Khary Payton (Cyborg), and an unexpected a cappella performance you’re likely only going to hear here!

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 443: Not Available in Any Store

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Stuffed with spices, the Fanboys digest Renegades news and Star Trek follow-up, Star Trek: Waypoint, John Barrowman at Comic-Con, Captain America as we predicted, the expected death of three out of four Marvel books, the Green River Killer gets a director, not just a TETRIS movie, Deadpool surprising the Japanese, Lost in Space returns, Arrow cast expands into new DCU areas, Preacher renewed, Powerless news, Game of Thrones gushing, and so much more!

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 441: Saturday Night Live-ish!

June 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Fanboys ask all the questions you want answers for, like Star Wars – Rogue One, Marvel coming to Comic-Con, Hard Rock Hotel turning into Belle Reve, Sacha Baron Cohen turning into Mandrake the Magician, The Killing Joke, is Sharon Stone Firestar, do we need another Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters, the return of Transformers the Movie , Voltron, Bendis and Maleev’s Scarlet on Cinemax, Superman on Supergirl, Game of Thrones, Zombie Stormtroopers, and so much more!

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 440: Fantastic Segues

June 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

A quick news wrap up with the Marvel and DC big events for this month, potential casting of Captain Marvel, and then a BayCon 2016 special report with Tom Galloway on the state of comics; What’s hot, what’s up and coming, what are people not reading that they should be!

Digital Fanboy: Episode 3 – Dystopian Utopia

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

This concluding episode we’ll be looking at a couple of real-world examples of what you can come to expect from the future of digital media, and how to best prepare for it.

Of course like all modern trilogies, there’s the potential for sequels. If you have questions or if there are new developments in this area, Digital Fanboy is the friend who will either explain it or tell you you’re better off not knowing.

Digital Fanboy: Episode 2 – Locking the Barn Door

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

In Episode 1 we talked about the benefits and additional features we get from electronic media. The terms we hear and what they mean. This round we’ll be looking into how digital media works, and fails – What DRM is and means and how it creates opportunity and complicates “ownership” of digital works. (If you’re paying attention, there’s a little Rebels V. Empire here that you can try at home, but you didn’t hear that from me.)

Digital Fanboy: Episode 1 – Your Digital Destiny

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Digital Fanboy is our exploration into digital media. How we use it, how it uses us, and how to get a better handle on everything. I hope that by breaking this down into small tastes I can help you understand what the present and future hold for us, just as I exorcise my own demons in this area. Come, take the red pill…

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 439: SpaghettiOs Alfredo

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Fanboys and guests Budiak (Cheap Game Reviews) and Brett (The Enabler) celebrate Star Wars’ 39th birthday by discussing DC Rebirth, Marvel NOW!, Captain America, Comixology Digital, Daniel Craig’s escape from Bondage, DC Films, casting in Thor: Ragnarok and Ghost in the Shell, the evolution of the CW superheroes, Mirror’s Edge from game to TV show, and providing absolutely no Game of Thrones spoilers.

Fanboy Planet Podcast Episode 434: Free Comic Books!

April 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The fanboys cover the news of the week including a Free Comic Book Day preview, Wizard World, Eisner Award Nominations, Bill & Ted Returning, Captain Marvel casting, The Magnificent Seven, new Star Trek series, Supergirl, Chronicles of Cisco, Lucifer, XBOX 360 fate, New Playstation details, and so much more!

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