Monday, July 30, 2007

Bring Em Back Alive!

Back from Sandy Eggo, only slightly the worse for wear. There were many excellent things about the Comic Con (not the least of which was that I was there on the museum's tab--my per diem covered the basic needs of food, water, and action figure exclusives each day.) I'll post more exhaustively later--being as I am somewhat exhausted now, since I returned at 1:30 am to an enthusiastic household of pets who all wanted to stamp on my face in a welcome-home dance at random times during the night. High spots included a frantabulous trip to the SD zoo yesterday morning; seeing the ever-amazin' Stan the Man Lee in person; watching in jaw-dropped amazement at the 10,000 people lined up to watch a sneak preview of "Heroes" season 2; and the schmoozapalooza in which I talked about our exhibit to the McClouds of Clan McCloud, Shannon Wheeler of Too Much Coffee Man, the Ever-Fabulous Foglios, and many others. I went to an amazing panel about writing hosted by Marv Wolfman, who along with Mike Grell and Bill Sienkiewicz is responsible for my entry into the comics hobby in the mid-80's. I got a book signed by Peter S. Beagle. I fed my inner nerd. And now, y'all, it's m'birthday! I'm off to drink beer and play pirate mini-golf! (not necessarily in that order, though it might enhance the experience....)

8 comments:

Carl said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a good time. How did you get the museum to pay your way out there, and what exhibit were you schmoozing people about?

kyree said...

Happy Birthday, fellow Leo! :)

The Wax Lion said...

Thanks, man! When's your b'day?

And the museum is doing an exhibit on comic books, believe it or not. No real direction to it yet, other than we're getting a collection of 14,000 comics from a local dude, and so the exhibit has to somehow feature them. The trip was partly to get some ideas of how to talk about comics, teach with comics, etc; partly to make some connections with people who might help us out with content or programming. Totally successful in that respect!

kyree said...

August 8. A week from today. Rob's the same day. Funny, eh?

Andy said...

Holy Crap! I've somehow failed to read your blog for a month!

You got paid to go to Nerd Prom?! That is amazingly cool.

Sorry we missed your bday. Spouse and I were out of town the last 12 days or so. Got your voicemail last night.

The Wax Lion said...

Yeah, I finally checked karen's blog and saw that you were in Italy--which I'd either forgotten you were doing or had somehow missed completely! Hope you had an awesome time.

Karen said...

Hope you had an awesome birthday. BTW, we still have three boxes of Thin Mints in our freezer that have your name on them...

knightos said...

Hey... Just found your blog! You are doing a comics exhibit? Or something similar? Most excellent. Like the lego one, too. If you need a Star Destroyer for the lego exhibit, I could loan one to the museum.