The Thing About Cons

After driving 4 hours, one leg returning home from Spooky Empire, I have been dying to get this blog out of my head. It has had many iterations. Here goes…

A Comic Con is like a dysfunctional family reunion. Everyone there thinks they are the normal one. Everyone else is crazy.

A Comic Con is like a DMV. You forever suffer torture at hands of those hired to help your experience in line for that thing you really wanted since you were 13 then run out to show the whole world, gleefully complaining about experience.

A Comic Con is like a summer block buster movie. If you go in with low expectations, mediocrity seems great.

A Comic Con is like a Church. A place of worship run and attended by naturally imperfectly flawed human beings being judged by ignorance from the outside.

Good People Do Shitty Things

While there are a few outright aholes, most bad experiences at cons are caused by brief moments.

Most times the “offending” party has no clue they offended. They were tired. They got impatient. They were so hyper focused on their agenda they did not realize they neglected everyone else, cut in line, stole your moment etc etc etc

The most giving person, under extreme stress, will go into fight or flight mode. As their best friend always at their side, we are there for the good, bad ans ugly. Somwtimes that means our head getting bit.

There are far too many fandom stories of former friends that now hate each other.

Most people suck at spacial awareness. I have seen someone bump Into things all day then snap at the first person that bumps them. Across of Spooky Empire XFest table was a 7 foot Frankenstein foam rubber or similar material statue. I watched a dozen nearly knock it over in just 5 minutes. Cons are crowded.  Breathe. Chill.

Everyone gets tired. I personally have at least one break down per con. When someone snaps it may not be you. I am eternally grateful for my xfiles family that has put up with my best AND worst times.

Volunteers are under paid and under trained. They are there to help but most often less able to help than supposedly paid/trained customer service reps at the phone/cable company.

Getting stupid gets you no where. Keep cool. Losing shit more likely to get you into padded cell than more quickly see your celeb of choice.

Everyone at the con has over paid to be there.

Celebs are people too. They are not gods. They get tired and impatient too. They have to see 100s of people in a few hours that expect a deep connection. If they seem annoyed it is probably not you. Smile and nice them to death. Don’t demand too much. When you put folks too high on pedestal or have agenda, you may get burned when reality bites.

Look them in eye. Smile. Thank them for their work. Keep it simple and get a smile back.

Chances are that question you think is amazing original is either heare 1000 times by them or not appropriate. Put self in their shows before asking.

Most times they have no time for conversation.

When they have no time for you, it is not you or them. The situation dictates, or the handlers and con managers are driving them.

If they are in bad mood, it is not you. Someone was creepy right before you. Some recover from that better than others.

Don’t Sweat It.

Cons are a poorly unoiled machine cranking out personal photos and autographs and collectibles. Manage your expectations.

The best of us are imperfect beings.

Next time some one seems to be being shitty, breathe  BEFORE you respond.

If a friend, BREATH, pause than take a moment to communicate your frustration to your friend, BEFORE venting to everyone else.

Con Buddy Cycle

You offend me (lawyer speak translation- hypathetical YOU purposefully or accidentally being shitty to hypothetical ME)

I get pissed

You get defensive

We both complain to others

The group now becomes two factions hating each other

In other words, middle school. Let’s start being adults. Honest communication sometimes is like ripping off the band aid – far more scary than painful-  but avoids a lot of misunderstanding. It can mean the difference between hate and life long friends.

A one minute convo now can become a life time of resentment later.

My only agenda is to meet people and have fun. Every thing else is a bonus. I actually fear I offended folks this past weekend. We had 50+ frienda. Not sure I had a complete convo with anyone. I love you all.

What ever your agenda is at events, know that it is YOUR own. Also know things WILL happen you are not expecting. Be prepared for plan adjustments. Be prepared for potential chaos. Keep cool and you can survive anything.

EVERY CON i have ever attended has been the birth AND death of great friendships.

I apologize and beg forgiveness any time I have caused the latter.  @waltfrasier

My dream is that #thexfiles fandom could become example for entire world plagued by tribalism. Over come hate based on lies and misunderstandings. Stop gossipping and causing pain. Riae above. Build bridges.

Focus on what makes brings us together.

Celebrate what makes us different.

Worry about self less.







NASHVILLE DECEMBER 9, 2018 LIVE Accoustic Concert

Who is going?


November 17 2018 PHILES Alternate #NYC Hangout Options #theXFiles @thexfiles @CreationEnt

It has come to my attention that, despite the cancelling of the Creation Entertainment event in Secaucus, NJ, many of you still have plans to be in the area November 17 & 18 as you already had non refundable plane and hotel reservations. We would like to invite you to join us for some fan hosted event. EMAIL ME and we will make sure to include you in all our plans.



Duchovniacs Headquarters OPEN HOUSE – stop by our house, Just 5-minute Uber from Secaucus. Food, Drinks and Fan Chatting!

Saturday November 17

NOON – Improv Comedy Workshop – Same workshop we will be offering in Orlando next weekend and previously offered at the Montreal Comic Con in July this year. Regularly Priced $40. RSVP and pay just $10. Led by Walt Frasier.

3pm – Interactive Improvised Musical Comedy Show – starring Walt & Laurice Frasier. Regularly priced $25. RSVP for FREE  tickets. There is a one drink minimum and they have a small food menu. The club is a 5 minute walk to just about every Broadway Show, Times Square, and Central Park/Columbus Circle.

4:30-7:30pm Karaoke Party- Less than 100 yards from our comedy club, this is a popular event when we have friends in town. This Korean style Karaoke club gives each group a private room. There is a bar (NO OUTSIDE DRINKS) but we can order food – usually great pizza or Chinese but plenty of options. Ask Stephanie about vegan options in the neighborhood. The Saturday night rate is $8/hour per person but during the day there is a flat fee of about $14pp. NO additional purchase required but the drinks are very reasonably priced for Manhattan. This past April we had 40ppl in their largest room. We often have about 8-10ppl.


FYI Secaucus is a mere 30 minute train/bus ride to midtown Manhattan. If you take an uber to the Secaucus Train station, you are just one stop out of Penn Station. Most of those hotels have a shuttle to the train as well. On a nice day, Hoboken NJ can be fun as well as the Ferry to the City from Weehawken. Also that area where the convention was to be held – Harmon Meadows – is home to a great movie theater and a number of restaurants. My fave is a whole in the wall Sushi Joint. Much better than expected. There is also a Walmart and LA Fitness (My Gym) right next to the convention hotel.

Have you seen our Disney X-Files on Ice Parody

PS Check out our new video

Millennium – This Is Who We Are – Graphic Novel by Joe Harris

Millennium – This Is Who We Are – Graphic Novel by Joe Harris
1990s series revisited with Frank Black and Fox Mulder team up…

Review by Walt Frasier @waltfrasier


By far the greatest gem I stumbled upon this year at New York Comic Con 2018 is the Millennium comic – truly a Graphic Novel in all meaning.

Millennium – This Is Who We Are – Graphic Novel by Joe Harris

Laurice wanted the “No Collusion” poster Joe Harris had promoted on Twitter. She had met him at least once before. This was my first time.

While Laurice and Joe talked about the poster, I noticed the comic. T

he cover art alone grabbed my attention. The brilliance of comics, their entire nature is to sell themselves off the shelf with eye catching art.

Upon seeing I had interest, Joe told us the premise. I was immediately sold.

To set up this book, let us go back to September 10, 1993, The X-Files Pilot. We see Agent Dana Scully in Section Chief Blevin’s office. When asked if she is familiar with Agent Fox Mulder, Scully replies, “By reputation only… he wrote a monograph on serial killers and the occult that helped catch Monte Propps back in 1988…”

Chris Carter never again mentions Monty Propps in 25 years of The X-Files.

Joe Harris starts this new graphic novel – after a brief scene showing a terror plot unfolding in 1999 seven days before THE Millennium- with Mulder at the parole hearing for Monte Propps. Immediately my mind returns again to season one images of John Barnett trial from 1989. Another pre X-Files case that would later haunt Mulder as an X-File.

  • SIDE BAR – I always loved those early episodes showing Mulder and Scully dealing with their past lives together.

Their are some very harrowing, creepy images of how Monte Propps victims perished. A series of drowning deaths – with supernatural  / demonic – causes – these deaths were deemed to be indirectly caused by Propps, but lacked evidence to be considered outright murders.

Frank Black was their too. He is hearing voices, seeing visions.  His gifts are a curse for sure.

Mulder and Frank loosely team up to uncover who/what did not let Propps survive his first night of freedom.

This book is compelling me to return and binge the original series.

We never see Scully but we hear Mulder checking in, and leaves Franks asking “… not to mention whatever happened back there between me and Lucy to my partner of the TRUE fiery red hair and inner fury…”

Did Mulder just call Scully an angry woman?

Either way, this is an amazing tale of a warrior fighting past his prime, while dealing with his own demons.


Spooky Empire X-Files Panels Duchovniacs Activities October 26, 27, 28 Orlando #thexfiles #comiccon

Spooky Empire X-Files Panels Duchovniacs Activities, Orlando Florida,  October 26, 27, 28

Here is our basic plan. Follow us on twitter as we will be posting bars, restaurants and other hang out activities.  @waltfrasier @lauricef @duchovniacs on twitter

PS Join us Monday Nights this fall for X-Files rewatch and live discussion of some of our fave episodes. Monday September 24 8pm Tunguska/Terma rewatch and live tweeting back to back with LIVE Discussion at

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire October 26, 27, 28

We will be arriving to Orlando Friday morning. Let us know if you will be at Spooky Empire this year. We would love to see everyone. Here is where you will be able to find most of us.

FRIDAY October 26

Laurice and I will be at Spooky Empire this evening. Many of our friends will be checking out Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World, Orlando, Fl.

8:00pm Pavillion Room Panel with

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Robert Patrick

As an actor, and wannabe film maker, I also plan to do the following panels Friday
5pm HORROR: Then & Now
6pm Horrific Beasts
7pm WHERE WOLF? THERE WOLF! Horror Comedy Crossover Discussion

SATURDAY October 27

David & Gillian are only in town Saturday so leave time for photos and signatures this day TBA times.

3pm X-Files Cast Panel with

I hope to get to the 1pm Panel with Elvira and the 2pm Panel with Carl Weathers –  but again Saturday will depend on group photo times (OH BOY THIS WILL BE FUN!!!)

Professional women who grew up with Dana Scully’s example reflect on how she (and Gillian Anderson) influenced their lives, careers, and feminism.

12pm IMPROV 4 KIDS Workshops
Duchovniacs founder, Walt Frasier, teaches is intro to Improv workshop with a focus on scifi and horror characters. Learn some fun theater games, develop self confidence and public speaking skills. This same workshop has been taught to 100s of New York corporate team and 1000s of Schools, Camps and Community Centers.

1pm Pavillion Room X-Files Cast Panel with

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Mitch Pileggi

MONDAY October 28

Universal Studios depending on weather, etc

Coming to Florida next month. Let us know and we will make sure to include you as we plan hang outs etc.

David Duchovny heading back to Europe 2019 #hohw #everythirdthought #davidduchovny

David Duchovny 2019 European Concert Tour

07 February GLAVCLUB Moscow, Russia
08 February COSMONAUT St. Petersburg, Russia
10 February SALA PALATULUI Bucharest, Romania
11 Febraury CONGRESS CENTER Budapest, Hungary
12 February ARENA BIG HALL Vienna Austria
15 February STODOLA Warsaw, Poland
16 February ASTRIA Berlin, Germany
17 February TIVOLIAREDENBURG Utrecht, Netherlands
19 February ROYAL COLLEGE THEATER Manchester UK
20 February ACADEMY Dublin, Ireland
22 February 02 SHEPARD’s BUSH EMPIRE London, United Kingdom


Feb 20 2018 Powerstation, Auckland
Feb 21st 2018 – San Fran, Wellington
FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+ 
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY –  Metro Theatre Sydney 18+
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY – Anita’s Theatre Wollongong 18+ 
WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY NEX  – Wests City Newcastle 18+ 
THURSDAY 1 MARCH – Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane 18+

APRIL 14 2018 NYC Private Duchovniacs Fan Event

APRIL 22 2018 NYC Tribeca Film Festival presents David Duchovny Live at Public Arts


Feb 12 – Music Box, San Diego MORE INFO
Feb 14 – The Roxy Theatre,  Los Angeles More INFO
Feb 15 – Social Hall, San Francisco CA More INFO
Feb 17- Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR More INFO
Feb 19 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA MORE INFO
Feb 22 – The Wilbur, Boston MA MORE INFO
Feb 23 – The Paramount, Long Island NY MORE INFO
Feb 24 – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ MORE INFO
Feb 26 –  The Birchmere, Alexandria VA MORE INFO
Feb 27  – Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore MD MORE INFO
March 1 – Irving Plaza, NYC MORE INFO

14 October 2017 8pm Imperial, Vancouver, BC 


May 5  Saint Luke’s  Glasgow, Scotland – Walter gets lost looking for parking (He knew where he was, no one else did) And St. Lukes had a HUGE Disco Ball (Europe’s 2nd Largest)

May 6 Union Chapel London, England – First time Colin Opens for David and slays with Major Tom cover
May 8 Rockhal  Luxembourg
May 9 Melkweg  Amsterdam, Netherland
May 10 Gloria  Cologne, Germany – Amazing Beer Garden and Brathaus inside complex
May 12 La Cigale  Paris, France – We actually got to sit at this amazing theater
May 14 Barts  Barcelona, Spain

May 15 Joy Eslava  Madrid, Spain – First Time David walked through the crowd during guitar solo
May 17 Plaza  Zurich, Switzerland – Promoters bought Walter beer thinking he was David’s driver lol
May 18 Freiheizhalle  Munich, Germany
May 19 Chaya Fuera  Vienna, Austria


October 26 Washington DC, Howard Theater

October 28 Ardmore PA (Philly) Armore Music Hall
October 27 New York, NY Webster Hall
October 26 Washington DC, Howard Theater

October 26 David says hello to folks in line, plays Walter’s Guitar

October 7 Orange, Va Inn at Willow Grove 
September 13 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
August 21, 22 Vancouver, BC Alexander Gastown
August 2 Chicago Bub City
August 1 Chicago Joe’s on Weed
May 12 New York Cutting Room
( original created May 14th in reaction to this concert)

May 6 Boston Red Room
May 4 Hartford, Acoustic Cafe at Infinity Theater



Born and raised in New York City, Duchovny attended Princeton University (where he played one season as shooting guard on the school’s basketball team), received his Masters Degree in English Literature from Yale and was on the road to earning his Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug.

Subsequently, Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood.  The star of Fox Television’s monster hit “The X-Files,” David was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highlyacclaimed and some say risqué appearances on THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW.  In January 1997, David won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.  He has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild and a TV Critic’s Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.  The press and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen.

Since THE X-FILES debuted, millions and millions of self-proclaimed “X-Philes” spent their Sunday nights wide-eyed in anticipation as their hero, the brilliant and sullen FBI agent Fox Mulder,  explored cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau.  Duchovny’s remarkable performance on THE X-FILES earned him the title of “Zeitgeist Icon” by Laura Jacobs in The New Republic and “the first Internet sex symbol with hair” by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

X-Files 25 years is More than 200+ Hours SciFi Content #thexfiles #xfpilot25years

FOX and 1013 Productions gave us 200+ hours of original footage for millions of fans worldwide. But the fans took it so much farther. Here are just a few of my fave moments from the last 3 years of international adventures…. #duchovniacs

See you in Orlando…

Cutting Room 2015

Montreal 2018

Wizard World Chicago 2016

Wizard World Chicago 2018

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Chicago 2016





2017 Indianapolis Horror Hound

Baltimore 2017

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San Diego 2017

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Vancouver 2017

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New York 2018

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Chicago 2016

Vienna 2016

London 2016

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The X-Files Pilot 25th Anniversary Celebration Song Tweets Rewatch Live Discussion

25 years ago today The X-files appeared on our televisions. It was 1993 and and Mulder and Scully have definitely made an impact on my life. Thank you David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter, Mitch Pileggi and all involved in the series for giving us 25 great years. Special thanks to all Phile and Duchovniac friends that helped me write the new song parody. JOY TO THE WORLD INDEED

Join us tonight
9pm est #xfpilot25years rewatch and tweet-a-long
10pm est LIVE on YOUTUBE

Let us know what you think!
Download the MP3 Free…
Thanks to Three Dog Night for the Original Song!…
Karaoke Tracks…
Thanks for the aliens & ufos……

The X-Files Pilot 25th Anniversary Celebration Song Lyrics

It was 25 Years ago
IN 1993
The Pilot aired and now we feel as old AF
So sing along with me

Joy to the world
Philes across world
Joy to the show that makes us want to believe
With platonic activity

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot – The first slide show!

Mulder was in a basement
In an office below the ground
Until a special scientist came into his life
And turned it upside down
Yeah she turned it upside down

Joy to the world
Philes across the world
Joy to the flashlights of our two heroes
Joy to red speedos

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot – The first 9 minutes lost

Mulder was chasing Monsters Scully
Followed him on his quest
They tried to save the world from the aliens
But Scully still didn’t have a desk
Why didn’t she have a desk?

Joy to the world
Philes across the world
Joy to black oil and Sunflower seeds
Joy to light cream cheese

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot – The First Graveyard

Then came along the smoking man
The Syndicate came after them too
Skinman was their boss and tried to help them out
But what happened to Dagoo?

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot – The First CSM will never be my baby daddy moment

Joy to the world
Philes across the world
9 minutes of MSR would be really nice
Joy to magnetite!

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot – The First MSR – AKA – The Birth of Shipping

We invented shipping
Mulder/Scully had it for each other bad
No one in the fanbase will ever believe
That CSM is William’s Dad

The X-Files Pilot
The X-Files Pilot: First Easter Egg – CC wife’s Birthday on Clock

Joy to the world
Philes across the world
We’re batcrap crazy and we’re everywhere
The truth is still out there
The truth is still out there
The truth is still out ….


Duchovniacs Invade Chicago Wizard World


Hey everyone. Here’s my vlog of our adventures at Wizard World Chicago 2018. Watch this if you’re planning on attending Spooky Empire in Orlando! This will give you a feel of what to expect! Follow me and @ me on Twitter David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson Wizard World 8/25/18 Part 1… Part 2… Part 3… Be Part of The Xfiles25 Documentary. Submit your video! My X-files Vlogs and Episode Recap Discussions 11 X 1 – My Struggle III Post episode stream talk… My struggle II Recap… 11 x 2 THE X-FILES S11 EP 2 REVIEW & EASTER EGG HUNT!… 11 x 3 THE X-FILES S11 EP3 PLUS ONE REVIEW & RECAP… 11x 4 THE X-FILES S11 EP 4 REVIEW -The Lost art of Forehead Sweat… 11 x 5 – THE X-FILES S11 EP 5 – GHOULI RECAP/REVIEW!!… 11 x 6 – The X-FILES S11 – KITTEN Episode Discussion… 11 x 7 – THE X-FILES S11 EP 7 – ‘Rm9sbG93ZXJz”… 11 x 8 THE X-FILES RECAP: S11 EP 8 “FAMILIAR”… 11 x 9 THE X-FILES 11 x 9 Review “Nothing Lasts Forever… 11 x 10 THE X-FILES 11 X 10 – My STRUGGLE IV Review