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The Pod Delusion episode 138

June 10, 2012

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Police protect the Olympic countdown clock

Police protect the Olympic countdown clock

Episode 138: This week, we find out if the anti-GM protesters managed to smash up the GM crops experiment, what the latest on the Twitter Joke Trial is, and why the proposals for equal marriage don’t go far enough. Also, Alex Fitch looks into LOCOG’s draconian brand enforcement plus Salim Fadhley and Prof Bob Hammond discover why file sharing might not be all that bad for the music industry.
Visit the home of this episode, for more info on downloading.

Links: Article on preemptive arrests for Olympic protesters
Time Magazine, Wired, The Guardian and Boing Boing articles on Olympic protests

Recommended events:

Orbital Comics events

Decadence #9 launch party

At 7pm, Friday June 15th, Orbital will be hosting the launch party for the nineth issue of the underground comics anthology Decadence Comics.

Decadence #9 features contributions from Sebastian Jefford, Jon Chandler, Emix Regulus, Lando, Leon Sadler, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Simon Moreton and Dan Hallett.

This will be a rare opportunity to see both founders of Decadence Comics – Lando and Stathis Tsemberlidis – in one place, and must not be missed.

Greg Pak signing

Orbital Comics is pleased to confirm that superstar writer Greg Pak (Hulk, X-Men, Hercules, Alpha Flight, Dead Man’s Run) will be here in-store for a signing on June 16 from 4pm.

With the upcoming nuptials of Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle just around the corner, Greg is one of the few writers to have handled their controversial courtship and romance in detail.

We’ll have trade paperbacks and back issues available, plus copies of Greg’s brand new project Vision Machine.

Karrie Fransman exhibition

This solo exhibition by comic creator Karrie Fransman‘s (The Guardian, The Times, Random House) plays with the boundaries of the comic medium by fitting comics in weird and wonderful places- dolls houses, jewellery boxes and quilts. With the advance of digital technologies, comics are escaping their paper covers and spilling out into the world, becoming visual and interactive.

To mark the opening of the exhibition, Karrie will be joined by Comics Journalist Paul Gravett and experimental comics pioneer Daniel Merlin Goodbery for a panel discussion on Thursday June 21st, at 7:30pm.

Exhibition runs from 22nd June – 19 July

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Laydeez do comics, June 2012

Oxford based cartoonist Kate Brown (The DFC, The Phoenix, Fish + Chocolate) will be talking about her work at this month’s LDC before the monthly meeting for female comic creators and their fans breaks for the summer holidays, alongside SelfMadeHero directors Doug Wallace and Emma Hayley who will be talking about their independent UK graphic novel publishing company.

6.30 – 9.30pm, Monday 18 June 2012
The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
More info at

North Finchley Comics Reading group

…meets every month to discuss a graphic novel from the library collection.

Hosted by Karen Rubins (Urban Beasts, Blood Magic).

This month: discussing Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware.

Friday 22nd June 2012
6:45 – 7:45pm

North Finchley Library, Ravensdale Avenue, London, N12 9HP
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Gosh! comics signing – LXG: Century 2009

Alan Moore and Kev O’Neill will be signing copies of their latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic – Century: 2009 – in a four hour session at Gosh!, but come early to avoid long queues…
Also available, an exclusive UK hardback edition of LXG: The Black Dossier containing the long awaited 7″ vinyl single by Eddie Enrico and His Hawaiian Hot-Shots (a.k.a. Alan Moore and Tim Perkins).

Saturday June 23rd, 2pm – 6pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

Sina Sparrow exhibition at Blush Bar

Small press creator Sina Sparrow (aka Sina Evil) is exhibiting a selection of his recent comics work entitled ‘Girls and boys’, featuring deconstruction of homoerotic superhero art and homages to Donna Summer.
Exhibtion runs from 8th June – 8th August 2012

Blush Bar, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6BD

Support Badger the movie

A London based documentary and animation team is bringing Howard Hardiman’s beloved comic Badger to life in a new animated film that will also contain footage of the process of making Howard’s comic and its relevance to mental health issues.
You can support fundraising for this project at with various incentives depending on the level of contribution.


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