Starrcast, the four-day weekend wrestling fans have been looking forward to since it was first announced since it was first announced as a supplemental event to the All In Chicago show earlier this year is finally here, and this post will run through everything you need to know about this event.
Whether that means what to do if you're actually here in Metro Chicago attending, tuning in on Fite TV, most recent updates, how to find us on Podcast Row and the event's schedule; this post will cover it.
Starrcast has absolutely exploded in the months since it was first announced as a wrestling podcast convention surrounding the All In Show, and we here at the Court of Nerds are proud to be one of the groups that bought into this event from the get-go.
Let's get to the specifics:
Starrcast kicks off 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 from the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Metro Chicago. People attending the show can pick credentials, bracelets and badges starting at noon, but that doesn't mean you're getting into the convention center early.
The event itself is sold out, and Starrcast made it clear to not expect walk-ups or additional tickets because they want to abide by that thing known as a fire code, but that doesn't mean you can't watch or keep up with all the action.
FITE TV is offering the Starrcast Weekend Pass with all the action for $99.99. This contains so many events, seriously it's jam-packed and one hell of a way to be a part of this historic event.
Buy the weekend pass at this link. See below for the full schedule:
See below for links to past interviews with Conrad Thompson, Ian Riccaboni and more stuff about Starrcast:
For the Podcast Row live show schedule, see below:
New Age Insiders
Hitting the Marks
The AJ Awesome Show
The Court of Nerds
Divas, Dropkicks & Dives
Heels and Quads
Predetermined: A Pro-Wrestling Hang Out
King of Pro Wrestling
Off the Script
High Spot Podcast
Banned From Ringside
Rant with Ant
Rock n Wrestling Podcast
Two Faced Wrestling Talk
View from the Top Rope
The Best There Ever Was
We Watch Wrestling Podcast
Wrestling Perspective Podcast
Check out a map of the grounds below, courtesy of the fine folks from Starrcast:
As for some Court of Nerds specifics, Jon, Drew and Ben will be podcasting live from Starrcast on Friday. We're going to do our best to gobble up all the guests and fans, so keep an eye out for us! We have Wasted Brand Clothing and selling Border City Wrestling 25th anniversary tickets, so if you're here stop on by!
Ben is entered into Sami Callahan's N64 Birthday Tournament on Saturday, so keep an eye out for him in that as he has been practicing back in the hotel room.
We're going to be covering the living hell out of this event here on the website, which includes as many breakdowns of some of the top events from the weekend! Keep an eye out for exclusive interviews from Starrcast and the All In show.
HOW TO WATCH THE ALL IN SHOW ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 FROM THE SEARS CENTRE ARENA:
All In Zero Hour will kickoff on WGN America (FOR FREE) starting at 6 p.m., which will include the Over-the-Budget Battle Royal featuring Moose, Jordynne Grace, Colt Cabana, All Ego Ethan Page, Rocky Romero, Brian Cage (current IMPACT X-Division champion), Billy Gunny, Jimmy Jacbos, Marko Stunt, Brandon Cutler, Punishment Martinez and TBD, and The Briscoes vs. So-Cal Uncensored minus Christopher Daniels.
After that first hour, the show is available on the FITE TV app or Ring of Honor's Honor Club. It was recently announced that shortly after the event ends Saturday night, it will be available for streaming on the NJPW World app. So, rock on.
All In card:
- Marty Scurll vs Kazuchika Okada
- Rey Mysterio, Fenix and Bandido vs The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi
- Madison Rayne vs. Britt Baker vs. Chelsea Green vs. Tessa Blanchard
- Nick Aldis vs Cody for NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- Hangman Page vs Joey Janela with Penelope Ford in a Chicago Street Fight
- "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels vs "Arrow" star Stephen Amell
The folks behind All In 2018 announced on Twitter that the broadcast team for the Sept. 1 show from the Sears Centre Arena would consist of Alicia Atout, Cyrus, Ian Riccaboni, Sean freaking Mooney, Justin Roberts, Bobby Cruise and Excalibur.
"In an industry where status can be defined by championship constructs and card placement status, it's easy to continue to strive for those things…to continue to be the type of wrestler that can exist within the modern era of pro-wrestling," a previous ALL IN news release reads.
"It's hard, however, to think of doing more, to think of bucking the status quo, and combating the monotony. It's not our courage alone, but the courage of every fan worldwide that has put us in this position."
So in case anyone wants an update, made it to Chicago yesterday with no problems. Hotel is killer, solid breakfast with @JCal2387 and @Starrcast18 starts TODAY!! @Court_of_Nerds @BenjaminSRaven is working out in the gym AND on the N64 for the tournament. We're out here. Let's go! pic.twitter.com/kW0V2AXQ5K— Big Drew (@bigdrewCON) August 30, 2018