You would think it’d be tiresome by now, wouldn’t you, the hand-wringing and dire pronouncements about how superhero movies are KILLING CINEMA! AND CULTURE! AND THE WORLD! Like, these are movies, man, is it all that dramatic? Really? I have talked about this in other blogs and as I said there, I get the dislike… Continue reading Baby Games
It’s been a bit of time since I have been to a convention as a ‘fan’. Since I became a vendor I tend to not want to go unless I am vending or, well, behind the scenes. I don’t have the sort of available funds to buy up all the awesome things I want or… Continue reading The Con Game Carries On – It’s Harder Than It Looks Edition
I think over the years I have been writing in this blog that it's clear enough that I love conventions. As far as I can figure, Fangoria's WEEKEND OF HORRORS was my first (and second), with the Motor City Comic Conventions coming after and by then I was hooked. I loved conventions, the WEEKEND more… Continue reading The Big Con
Nothing I am going to write is new. None of it is revelatory. None of it will do more than cause a bubble in the ocean but all of it comes from someone at ground zero of the killing fields of convention life. Anyone who knows me knows my record but I’ll restate it for… Continue reading THE CON GAME – The Long Way Forward
Sometimes it feels like I go around and around on a topic so many times, from so many angles, that I am living in a strange sort of time loop and am not really getting anywhere. But it’s not that I am not getting anywhere, people are the ones not getting anywhere. The people in… Continue reading And The Geeks Shall Inherit Themselves
If you hadn’t noticed I am pretty much a nerd. Now, I am not going to get into a silly argument about HOW nerdy I am or how OLD SCHOOL I am because really, who cares? What does it matter? What matters is I am nerdy. Beyond that it’s just trying to impress you… Continue reading Knowing Best
Well, I can tell you with all honesty that this wasn't the beginning I had hoped to have for my sorta-book-and-art tour but, well, there was still fun to be had this weekend. Comic Con is always a bit of a mixed bag for me as it's great to see old friends, meet some new… Continue reading Motorcity Comic Con 2011
Years and years and years ago Marvel Comics asked that very question and from that question were born dozens of universes that filled what they consider the 'multi-verse', or basically a series of worlds with alternate histories to the one which Marvel has laid forth in their comics. What If allowed Marvel and its writers… Continue reading "What If…"
I have mentioned it before but for anyone who doesn't know (and cares?) - I work at a used book/collectibles store. Pretty interesting gig that has given me an insight into books and their art form. Today I came across yet another book that frustrates the crap out of me, and that is an autographed… Continue reading Put It In Writing
Hey kids. Well, the Motorcity Comic Con has come and gone and now that the dust is settled, well, what next? Well, for me it's back to promoting The Meep Sheep and the other two books. A friend and I headed down to Ann Arbor today and visit Vault of Midnight, a super cool comic… Continue reading Now What?
And, it’s over. Take down the banners, put away the tables, and take a bow kids ‘cause the whole show is over. Phew. Sunday is usually a drag of a day because it’s the slowest of the days, the end of a long weekend, and by this time I tend to be under-slept and over-sugared.… Continue reading Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day 3
Day two and another epic and fun day. So much fun. So many people…so few sales. It’s always a drag not to sell but, darn, it was such a fun day that it’s hard, very hard, to be bitter. Saturday is always the huge day of the con and this was one of the biggest… Continue reading Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day Two
Can I tell you how much I love the first day of comic con? Love it. It is like a dysfunctional family reunion where you are all smelly and weird but never have to deal with the drama a family does. Great! Setting up is a drag, a huge drag, but darn is it fun… Continue reading Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day 1