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....)