I set the date… It’s coming! You are not in the dark anymore!
Randie and Ryan is launching… The first day of Summer! There’s even a new toon over at RandieandRyan.com … have a look!
The Wow Weekend That Was…
It’s Monday after Big Wow Comic Fest… and I’ve just finished loading the photos from my trip to iPhoto, tallying up all the sales and recording them and just generally getting back to non-convention mode. Harold crashed from his sugar high… and slept in this morning… poor thing. These conventions really take a lot out of him.
My feelings on this particular show are mixed. Although it has “Comic Fest” in the title… it is more of a Pop Culture Fest and Cosplay event. There was lots of Doc Who and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) was offering himself up for monetized photo opportunities. This particular show had a lot of T&A involved and I had to cover Harold’s eye quite a bit. Whether it was the artwork (comic book scantily clads), the exhibitor badge (more of the same), or the costumed peoples, it was certainly an event for “exhibition.” This was my overall feeling of the show… but my experience may be different from someone else’s … this goes without saying. And as a note of interest, Big Wow has been assimilated into the umbrella of the brand new Silicon Valley Comic Con… something to rival Sandy Eggo. It was “the news” this weekend.
AND… I absolutely enjoyed my tabling and my table mates! Betsy Streeter (awesome Youth Sci-Fi novelist) and her daughter, FUN Jen, are a hoot! We laughed uncontrollably, scarfed Psycho Donuts, and had a rather fun time… at our FUN booth. Harold really enjoys these conventions and he won’t stop talking about all the silliness. I have photo documented some of the fun for you… (and included some photos from my walk about in Downtown San Jose).
Hey… It’s Big Wow Weekend! San Jose Convention Center, San Jose is where it’s at… I will be doodling, drawing, fun-having and chillin’ with Betsy Streeter at Booth 725. Harold will be there… and did I mention there will be fun? New stickers… new buttons… books and FUN! (…and this picture is soooo last year… I’m no longer blonde).
Okay, so I had a nice chat with Jess Goulart (that’s DJ Jess) the other day. Jess is a regular contributor over at Breakthruradio.com. She asked some great questions and I babbled on about stuff at great length concerning Squid Row, my excellent readers, … and Harold.
I also encourage you to poke around at Breakthru… there’s some great music (much of which is new to me) and lots of interesting programming.
If you wanna give a listen to her podcast (with your’s truly) called “Biology of the Blog” it is gonna post on Thursday (April 23). (I think that link will take you to the right area… or at least close).
Big Wow! Comics Fest is on the horizon… This coming Saturday, friends! Again, I will be booth-sharing with the amazing Betsy Streeter! Booth # 725… right smack in the very middle of the hall of the San Jose Convention Center.
This year, I will be doing artist trading cards at the table. I’ll also have an array of hand-drawn buttons. That’s right… each 1.25 inch button will be original… drawn and markered up by me.
Here’s a few pictures from last year’s festivities (minus the button photo… that’s new!) I was a tad more blonde last year…