COMIC-CON BEGINS: Origin Stories of the San Diego Comic-Con and the Rise of Modern Fandom
The Kids of Widney High, presented by Mathew Klickstein
NERTZ the podcast that asks, "If nerds have won, why do we still call them nerds?"
On Your Marc, a feature length documentary that chronicles the Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, the messiest man in show business!
See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture
SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age, by Mathew Klickstein, foreword by Marc Summers
Springfield Confidential, by Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein, foreword by Judd Apatow
An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age
written by Mathew Klickstein
foreword by Marc Summers
(Penguin Random House, 2013)
5th Anniversary Edition: May 7, 2019
with new intro by Nick Arcade's Phil Moore
SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon — the First Kids’ Network — began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children’s entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world.
Get the real back story about all of your favorite Golden Age Nick shows: Everything from such classics as You Can’t Do That On Television, Out of Control and Double Dare to early 90s faves like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the original three Nicktoons, Clarissa Explains It All and more …
All from those who made it happen!
(5th Anniversary Edition includes tweaks/updates, autograph pages and a new introduction by Nick Arcade's Phil Moore.)
"Top Four Tell-All Books"
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Top 10 Social Science books"
-- Publishers Weekly
"Year's Best Books About Movies & TV"
-- Parade Magazine
and other nostalgic notations
Mathew Klickstein, the author of Slimed!, an excellent oral history of the early days of Nickelodeon, posits that we love slime because it ties into humor researcher Peter McGraw’s idea of “benign violation,” other examples of which include play-fighting and tickling—stimuli that might present a threat but are, at their core, safe and even exciting when done right.