October 31, 2013
Creepy KOFY Movie Time, KOFY Channel 20

September 12, 2013
Shattering Conventions with Bob Calhoun
Crissy Calhoun, the calhoun tribune

Crissy Calhoun, author of several volumes of Vampire Diaries episode guides, interviews her cousin, Bob Calhoun, about Shattering Conventions.

August 15, 2013
Heaven is an Expo: The Bay Area Convention Hall of Fame
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Calhoun helped compile this list of best Bay Area conventions, and SC is mentioned as well.

August 13, 2013
'Shattering Conventions' chronicles S.F. events
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

"The one-time underground wrestler and peep show barker attended everything from Comic-Con to a convention of Conspiracy theorists while researching his book."

August 6, 2013
Tony Isabella's Bloggy Thing
Marvel Comics writer Tony Isabella
"If you’re interested in the world of conventions, including those
beyond our comics/sci-fi interests, I think you’ll enjoy Shattering
Conventions
. It’s worth reading."

July 23, 2013
The Dork Forest, Episode 184
Animator Greg Franklin and comedian Jackie Kashain
talk Incredibly Strange Wrestling and the Conspiracy Con chapter of Shattering Conventions during this entertaining podcast on all things nerdy.

July 22, 2013
‘Shattering Conventions’ puts readers at play in the fields of the nerd
Arturo Garcia, The Raw Story
Shattering Conventions "ventures far into the fringes of both politics and pop culture," and "the ghost of Gonzo looms heavy over the proceedings."

July 19, 2013
Worlds Within Worlds: Shattering Conventions Explores and Exposes Con Culture
Ethan Gilsdorf, GeekDad

"...An insightful and fun romp through what (Calhoun) calls 'temporary worlds created in concrete convention centers and hotel conference rooms.'"

July 16, 2013
Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot
David Henry Sterry, Huffington Post

Author, book doctor, and muckraker David Henry Sterry interviews Bob Calhoun for the Huffington Post about Shattering Conventions.

June 24, 2013
Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: Closing the tabs
Heidi MacDonald, The Beat

Shattering Conventions gets a mention in "The News Blog of Comics Culture!"

June 21, 2013
Book Recommendation: Shattering Conventions
Nick Leshi, Open Salon

"(Calhoun is) a master storyteller, chronicling his adventures at
various conventions in such a vivid and entertaining way that I felt as
if I was right alongside him as he met celebrities such as Mr. T, George
Takei, Jack Kirby, Gene Simmons, and others."

June 19, 2013
Bob Calhoun: Shattering Conventions
Gary Singh, Metro Silicon Valley
"(Calhoun's) intrepid curiosity loosens the lid on an oft-ignored slice of the American character."

June 4, 2013
Book Review: Shattering Conventions by Bob Calhoun
negativsteve, Geek News Network

"...A quick, fun read for anyone that is interested in the convention experience."

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