[Rebroadcast] Episode 761: Talking Fandom with RushCon's Jillian Maryonovich, Part 1


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In preparation for the second half of this interview later this week, we present Part 1, originally broadcast on July 29, 2021.

Robots is a show built on being a fan of something. While the fandom in question is usually comics, today's episode deviates from the norm a bit as Greg kicks off a 2-part chat with Jillian Maryonovich about fandom in general and their shared passion for the Canadian rock trio Rush. in particular.

Jillian was not only in the front row for Rush's final show ever, but has appeared in two documentaries about the band. In her capacity as Creative Director for RushCon, she has spent years helping fans make memories and new connections over a shared love of the group and its music. She is also not a stranger to tours of a different sort, having been on staff for the political campaigns of Pete Buttigeig and one Barack Hussein Obama, including four years as the White House Creative Director during President Obama's second term. She may not have come up with the title "Rush Fan in Chief" but we think it's as apt a description as any.

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