The Big Con

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

THE CON GAME – The Long Way Forward

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

And The Geeks Shall Inherit Themselves

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

Knowing Best

   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

Motorcity Comic Con 2011

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

"What If…"

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…"

Put It In Writing

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

Now What?

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?

Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day 3

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

Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day Two

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

Motorcity Comic Con 2010 Day 1

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

And the Season Begins Anew…

Convention season, the loved and dreaded time of the year where I pack up my gear and head out on the circuit. The circuit for me being the local or regional conventions that seem to either 1. fit what I do or 2. worth my time and money. It's always a crap shoot with these… Continue reading And the Season Begins Anew…

The Con Game (OR How Not to Fix Comic and Culture Conventions by Bitching)

Now, far be it from me to have an opinion on something like, oh, doing conventions, but I have done a few now - close to ten, I forget how many, to be honest, but closer to ten and since 1994, with some years of not doing them in between - but, well, I have… Continue reading The Con Game (OR How Not to Fix Comic and Culture Conventions by Bitching)