Archive for the ‘cons’ Category
So yeah, this weekend was all bout NYC. First, I accompanied Tara to Drink and Draw Like a Lady…at least until the event started. Then I had to go find a way to occupy myself safely for a couple hours. I mostly sat on a bench and people-watched, but I also drank a lot of coffee at a small-yet-cozy diner.
Then the next day we returned to the city to hit up MoCCA. What a totally fun and rockin’ con! Definitely more up my alley than big boy Comic-Con ever was. Lots of zines and indies artists and just an overwhelming sense of art love. Got to see and meet a whole slew of great comic artists such as Pranas T. Naujokaitis, Box Brown, Hope Larson, Raina Telgemeier, Lucy Knisley, and plenty more! Got plenty to read, for sure.
For a more accurate account of the day, check out Tara‘s journal comic: http://gingercurls.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/mocca-2010/
Now you know that you are real
Show your friends that you and me
Belong to the same world
Turned on to the same word
– “Have You Heard” by The Moody Blues
One more for the night:
This happened on our way back from Philcon in November 2008, but I’m only getting around to posting it now because…well, I can be forgetful at times. Anyways, Tara is probably going to be the next Mother Theresa. She’s that kind, especially to frozen bees. And she’s allllllllllllllll mine.
So yeah, enjoy. I’ll have to look around and see what else I can post to keep this place happening while I get Supertown going…
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
– “Closer to the Heart” by Rush
Who watches the Watchmen?
Sorry, couldn’t help myself on that one. Anyways, despite this being the 12/20/08 comic, I’m really posting it on 02/08/09 (yes, I know, it’s stupidly confusing), which means I’m back from New York Comic Con. And it. Was. Awesome! How awesome, Paul, you ask? Well, I went there with three hopes: (1) Meet Bryan Lee O’Malley and pick up the new Scott Pilgrim book; (2) Meet Aaron Douglas, a.k.a. Chief Galen Tyrol from Battlestar Galactica; and (3) buy a new Munchkin set.
Of those, the first two were successfully met, and that more or less means it was an awesome con. Definitely wanna hit it up again in October 2010. Below are three photos for y’all to enjoy (thanks, Mon!):
It was all about the parka, really.
Speaking of Scott Pilgrim, I’m possibly going to be cosplaying as the leading lad for the upcoming New York Comic Con. So long as I can find a cheap parka to wear, that is. If not, I’ll just be a dude with an SP shirt and a lot of excitement, also known as a Scottaholic. Either works for me, really.
Question of the day: When did Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy get married (1984, 1988, 1996, 2001, or 2006)?
Let’s make a date out of the cinema
Then stay out until early in the morning
I always like it ’cause we take it slow
While everyone around us seems so hurried
– “On My Mind” by New Found Glory
…just kidding. It’s awesome that Tara and D both wanted to play and learned how to play fast. Munchkin really is a fun game, and though it takes a bit to explain it is always a good time. As for Munchkin Booty, the latest and greatest base set for the card game all about treasure and backstabbing your friends, it’s pretty good. Some classes, of course, are better than others, with pirates being a bit overpowered in their ability to grab treasure cards with ease. The monsters are hilarious…and potentially dangerous, as sharks often follow other sharks into battle. The only disappointing aspect I’d say so far is that the ship cards are kind of bland, even with the slim pickings of enhancers to put on them. Still, it’s a wonderful set to start new gamers on for its simplicity, and every card is written in pirate-speak. Yarr.
Oh, and I just saw that an expansion is almost ready, at the printers…called Munchkin Booty 2: Jump the Shark!!! Eeee!11!!1!
Yes! Yesyesyes! More ships, a new class, and the elusive Moby Duck! I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW.
The ghost of the ghost
But he knows what he knows
And he wants to be sure that you see him
– “A New Part of Town” by Matt Pond PA
Oh, and there was a ninja there, too.
Ekaterina Sedia, Neil Clarke, and Mary Robinette Kowal are all wonderfully nice people–go click their names and check out what they do, for what they do is good stuff. So Philcon was fun again, not that I ever go to experience the con-ish things such as panels and live readings. I’m more of a bar-sitter, a watcher and listener, and it’s always nice to catch up with folks.
Granted I still see myself as a minnow with a bad tail and no sense of direction in an ocean of awesomeness at these happenings, but one day, one day I say, someone will get excited over meeting me.
We’ll go there, leave this weakness
Don’t take this from me
We’ll go there, leave this weakness
Cause I have been waiting
– “Mission” by Dispatch
And with today’s comic strip, the integrity of MyLifeComics goes down a notch. Not a big notch, but a smidgen. That’s what I get for thinking too much while washing the dishes…
I also hope you get the title. It’s meant to be a parody of things like “Dog, with Bowl” and “Still Life, with Fruit”. That comma has a purpose, I tell you. It is meant to be looked upon, it is meant to be paused on. At least for comic effect. Bah, nevermind. Bunch of simpletons.
If you’re wondering what happened the morning after in the hotel room in New York (and I know you all are!), well…nothing happened. We “woke” up, made like zombies and got ready, and then walked back to the convention center where I made my grand departure. From there, I took the ferry home and then proceeded to slip into a 6-hour coma. So, yeah. Not much to be missed.
It’s cold and rainy here. How’s your Monday so far?
We know of an ancient radiation
That haunts dismembered constellations,
A faintly glimmering radio station.
While Frank Sinatra sings “Stormy Weather,”
The flies and spiders get along together,
Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.
– “Frank Sinatra” by Cake