Online Warriors: A Gaming and Entertainment Podcast

Episode 14.6: Interview with Lukas Eggen, SDCC Scheduling, Obi Wan Casting, and The Suicide Squad Trailer

March 31, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of the Online Warriors Podcast! This week, we have a very special episode in store for you.

We kick off the episode with a special guest interview featuring Lukas Eggen, digital content producer at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and host of the LAN Parties Podcast! Lukas comes on the show today to discuss his experience in journalism and what it was like to pivot into games journalism at a traditional media outlet. Some quick hits from our interview:

  • Lukas' background and how he got his start in journalism (00:51)
  • What inspired Lukas to jump into games journalism (3:12)
  • Some of the biggest challenges when paving the way for games coverage at a traditional news outlet (5:21)
  • The best moments (so far) of Lukas' career and hopes for future interviews (6:59)
  • What it was like being named as part of the inaugural "Future Class" at The Game Awards (11:04)
  • The origins of the LAN Parties name (12:50)
  • Games that fostered Lukas' love of gaming (16:56)
  • Lukas' hopes for the future of the gaming industry (19:24)
  • Living and working in Las Vegas (23:44)
  • Recommendations to budding journalists (27:56)
  • Lukas answers: "If you could be a superhero, what would be your superpower?" (29:35)

Next, we jump into some of the latest juicy news in the world of nerdy entertainment:

  • San Diego Comic Con faces some scheduling controversary as they announce a live event... on Thanksgiving weekend (32:20)
  • The Suicide Squad gets a new trailer (43:55)
  • Obi Wan gets more cast announcements and starts shooting next month (54:29)

The crew then goes hands on in their What-Are-You-Up-To Segment:

  • Nerdbomber watches Raya and the Last Dragon, and plays co-op Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (1:04:46)
  • Techtic starts reading Altered Carbon (1:10:28)
  • Illeagle finishes reading Later and A Drink Before the War, and starts reading The Tipping Point (1:11:37)

This week, we delve into the world of Broadway for our quiz and cover trivia about Andrew Lloyd Webber. (1:16:11)

Special shoutout to our Patreon Producers: Ben Cheknis and Steven Keller

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