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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

May 20, 2011

It’s another Dork Expedition out and about. We meet dorks in their natural habitat! Branwyn Bigglestone works at Image Comics and her mom (Janet Winter) owns Games of Berkley. We wander.


I didn’t edit this AT ALL before going to the Middle East. My use of language in this episode is randomly inaccurate. Fantastic. I just let Pat sound fix this so it’s more meander-y than I might have let it be if I edited. I hope you enjoy it. I had a blast. At Image it’s chatty with a lot of us talking … and I have a hard time leaving and it digresses into lunch talk.


Then we go to the toy store and talk about toys. At length. At the end of the interview we find out that Janet designs costumes and then it’s back to CONS… more convention talk. Obviously... sitting down with Branwyn's mom, in the future, to get some dork history, is in order.




Skull Kickers

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Orc Stain

Earth 2

Up high, down low, cut the pickle & get a tickle.(video of a baby doing this)

Arm Wrestling Sarah Silverman

We lunch in Berkley at a great restaurant: Venus (Berkley)

Chessex Manufacturing – Don sells dice.

Thrifty Dutchman (actually a chain of motels)

Plushy Giant Microbes. (Drew Oliver is the owner & I bought friends syphilis and penicillin).

Oragami Cranes

7 Wonders


Masses vs. the Massive



Janet Winter’s costume books - Elizabethan and Victorian

Bodies of Inscription (tattoo book)

Pia Guerra

And… it ends abruptly. There’s gonna be a learning curve on these expeditions. Thanks for listening! Take care out there. Jackie


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, the merch (CD/T-shirt opportunities), the donation button: or iPhone App, Android App, and a very basic free app for the iPhone/Android/Palm/Blackberry are available.



Audio leveling by Patrick Brady (part of a great production company in NY)
The music is by Mike Ruekberg

My Website is designed by Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (road comic interviews… fascinating)