Yesterday, Akemi and I racked up 25 000+ steps checking out a local con. I’ll tell you all about it. But first…
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to introduce themselves and offer up a little backstory to their hitherto mysterious online personas. Keep ’em coming!
And now, back to the con…
We started with a tour of Artists’ Alley where I met up with fellow Montreal native Louie De Martinis who is gearing up for the release of his self-published comic Blood And Sand. Could there be a collaboration in our future? Loui De Martinis Art
Me: “Is there a difference between Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z?”
Outraged Akemi, suddenly sitting bolt upright: “Is there a difference between Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis?!”
After some three hours of the South Hall, we were headed towards North Hall when I heard someone call: “Mr. Mallozzi!” Assuming it was the police, I was about to make a run for it – but it turned out to be two long-time Stargate fans, Lee and Andrew Portello, who actually recognized me from the blog. Great meeting you guys!
At North Hall, I said a quick hi to the ever-popular Jason Momoa, did a quick perusal, then headed home with my three super villain-themed t-shirts, no awesome new cufflinks to add to my collection, but a few signed books –
Akemi and I capped off the night by having dinner with my friend (author, and comic book writer) Marjorie M. Liu and her artist on the award-winning Monstress, Sana Takeda. I was lovely reconnecting with Marjorie, and equally lovely getting to know Sana. Here’s hoping we get to do it all over again in Japan soon!
Tonight, I head over to Ivon Bartok’s place for slow-cooked pork and our Fantasy Football draft for A League of Our Own. Could my Snow Monkeys win a double-championship this season?
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular PBMom who went in for emergency surgery yesterday.