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Ben Blacker

writer; producer/host The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour
Ben Blacker is best known as the creator, with his writing partner Ben Acker, of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple. The show ran as a podcast for five years and won awards and garnered acclaim everywhere from the LA Weekly to Rolling Stone.With Acker, Blacker has sold pilots to USA, Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and other networks. He's written on the shows Supernatural, Puss in Boots, and more. Acker & Blacker are the authors of the Star Wars: Join the Resistance series, canonical young adult novels set in the Star Wars universe. In comics, they have written Deadpool, Star Wars, Weapon Hex, and more for Marvel, Flash Gordon for Dynamite, supernatural western Death Be Damned and Thrilling Adventure Hour spin-off series for Boom!, and more. They are currently developing a series for a cable network that they're not allowed to talk about and a film for a movie studio that they're not allowed to talk about.On his own, Blacker is the writer and creator of HEX WIVES, part of the DC/Vertigo Comics relaunch. Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo and colored by Marissa Louise, Hex Wives is "Bewitched meets The Stepford Wives." He is the creator and host of The Writers Panel, a podcast in which he talks with writers about the business and process of writing television. Blacker has interviewed over 1000 professional writers in over 400 episodes of the show. He's also the co-producer of Dead Pilots Society, the live show and podcast in which pilots by professional writers that were bought and developed but never produced are given the table reads they so richly deserve.