LEAGUECAST – Episode #45: NYCC Recap & Interview With Weta Workshop’s SIR RICHARD TAYLOR



Exclusive Interview with Sir Richard Taylor, head of Weta Workshop! (Begins at the 48:00 mark)

On this extra-special edition of The LeagueCast, Jeff, Shawn, Adam, and special guest host Marc Lapierre of SuperFogeys fame discuss their experiences at what is now the largest pop culture event in North America, the New York Comic-Con! Listen to the gang talk about heading underneath the life-size Smaug head at the Weta booth to interview Sir Richard Taylor and two other Weta Workshop conceptual artists; their encounters with celebrities like Hulk Hogan and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (and learn DMC’s secret to youth and longevity!); discuss the awesome Daredevil Netflix series panel; and share their likes, dislikes, and hopes for the future of this massive geek culture convention. Following that, stay tuned for a 22-minute, one-on-one interview with the man who provides Middle Earth with all of its armor, weapons, creatures, wardrobe, and breathtaking locations, Sir Richard Taylor!

To purchase The Darkling, the book Sir Richard Taylor recommended in his interview, CLICK HERE.

To purchase the Weta Workshop 20th Anniversary book discussed in the interview, CLICK HERE

To see a photo gallery of pretty much everything discussed in the show, check out our NYCC 2014 recap text article and photo gallery.

Check out Marc Lapierre’s artwork at The SuperFogeys site, as well as his Facebook Fan Page.


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Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.