Punk rock zombies vs. bodacious babes and all for a good cause! (From the IndieGoGo campaign page) Everybody knows the last year has been filled with unprecedented challenges. It felt like Covid-19 changed the world overnight and we all were just in a rush to keep up with those changes. Some of us were hit […]
Category: Artist Alley
E-Man: The Early Years Collected Edition published by 1First Comics Originally published by Charlton Comics Co-Created & Written by Nicola Cuti Co-Created & Illustrated by Joe Staton I remember it well, that first stack of comics. As a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house when I was out of school […]
It’s 1926, and after the War to End All Wars, the world is finally at peace. Rumors of sunken German u-boats laden with gold destined for the United States for munitions trade abound, though none have borne fruit…until now. In the Flemish Cap, 350 miles off the coast of Newfoundland in the north Atlantic, the SS Vagabond and its crew have been hired by a former German naval officer and his sketchy group of treasure hunters to salvage a fortune in gold from his downed submarine…a sinking unreported in German logs and far afield of where any of its peers were known to rest. (13/13)
In this week’s episode, my fine and faithful friends, we’ll examine the delightful art of autograph-seeking at the con. Whether it’s that one celebrity you need to complete your Serenity cast poster (looking at you—eventually—Morena Baccarin!), your fave artist in the Alley, or maybe even those Critical Role cats for your first-edition DMG, signings are a major feature of most larger cons. Now you’d think there really shouldn’t ought to be a ton of planning or strategy involved here: stand in line, enjoy the 7.8 seconds of contact, re-bag book, rinse, repeat—but, oh, my lovely little neophytes, you’d be so, so wrong.
If you’re like me, one of the great appeals of the con is the opportunity to shop the vendor floors and exhibit halls. Among so many other glorious things, a comicon (or gaming con, or sportscard convention) is a unique opportunity to shop among a huge variety of collectibles vendors on the same show floor, which often presents the chance to find that special item, that one variant issue or mint-on-card figure that’s eluded you as you’ve scoured the comic shops and toy stores of your home town. And, it’s a chance to find some serious bargains.
This week, in our last (until I think of something else to say about cons, and given I’ve already written over 6800 words on the subject, I’m thinking that may be awhile) episode of The Official Ultimate Pullbox Guide to Conning, we’ll take a look at a rather timely topic (as I know many of you are starting to stake out your digs for C2E2): finding good deals on lodging.
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen! In this week’s episode, my fine feathered friends, we’ll examine the delightful art of autograph-seeking at the con. Whether it’s that one celebrity you need to complete your Serenity cast poster (looking at you—eventually—Morena Baccarin!), your fave artist in the Alley, or maybe even […]
Well, that’s another Con in the can, and I’ve got some thoughts… First of all, the ‘Box’s co-founder Eric was my wingman this year, and we both had a pretty good time taking in the sights and meeting awesome people. In overview, Wizard World is a smaller convention than C2E2, but before the critics start […]