Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

[028] The 30th Anniversary Show with WEP's Tiffany Ilardi

Episode Summary

We celebrate the official 30th Anniversary of Voltron (Sept 10, 1984-Sept 10, 2014) by interviewing the Managing Director at World Events Productions, Tiffany Ilardi. We also announce the winner of the "Show Us Your Voltron!" Contest.

Episode Notes

Happy 30th Anniversary Voltron! On the Official 30th Anniversary of the date Voltron: Defender of the Universe debuted on Television (Sept 10, 1984), Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast host Marc Morrell interviews Tiffany Ilardi, the Managing Director at World Events Productions, owner of the Voltron brand.

Marc and Tiffany talk about the many plans that can be mentioned for the kickoff of Voltron's 30th year. Tiffany talks about some of the products that will be available for sale at a special 30th Anniversary section of the online store.

Tiffany tells us about some of the licensees she's worked with over the years, some of the strangest products, and some that have captured the hearts of the fans.

As the fans ask Tiffany questions, we hear what a typical day might be like for Tiffany at the WEP offices in St. Louis, Missouri. She answers questions related to her role on Voltron: The Third Dimension and Voltron Force, and gives us an idea about the relationship DreamWorks has with World Events Productions.

At the end of the podcast, Tiffany announced the name of our “Show Us Your Voltron” contest winner.

C.W. Sherlock

Our winner is C.W. Sherlock, who submitted the following pic in his Voltron Jersey at the St. Louis Science Center, in front of the 15-foot tall Voltron statue. C. W. Sherlock, you can send us a Direct Message on Twitter to @LetsVoltron, with your address, so we can get you your print when it will be shipped from Acidfree Gallery. We want to thank Chris Wofford for sponsoring this contest.

Tiffany also mentioned that the New York Comic Con Voltron 30th Anniversary Panel will occur on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3 PM ET at the Javits Center in New York City. Details on the panel is forthcoming.

Marc also announced that the RetroCon appearance for Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast will be taking place on September 27th and 28th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Marc will be there with Aaron Goins, one of the hosts of Bad Wolf Radio, a Doctor Who Podcast, under the umbrella of TheOrangeFM Podcast Network. Come out and see us at our Booth at RetroCon. You can go to www.RetroCons.com to see more information about the convention.

As we said on the podcast, Acidfree Gallery will be selling the brand new Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Voltron Print by Artist Vincent Aseo today at 12:30 PM on AcidfreeGallery.com. You can go to this link to see more.

Vincent Aseo Print

We mention the variations that are available including the METAL print that C.W. Sherlock just won on the podcast.

We want to wish Voltron a Happy Anniversary and say thank you to World Events Productions for bringing us the Defender of the Universe 30 years ago.

Thank you for listening!