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Happy Holidays 2012

Happy Holidays 2012



No matter which holidays you celebrate I hope that the holiday season brings you joy, peace, wonderful new memories, and many new books!



Here's a photo my Dad took during World War II. He served with the 10th Army Air Force. Thank you to all our military for their service!

Happy Holidays 2012


Happy Holidays!

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012, was the last day of New York Comic Con 2012. It was a lighter day for me mostly because my small humans joined me for Kids Day. In the past Kids Day has not been so crowded. I think that's a testament to how much bigger New York Comic Con has become that Sunday was as busy as Saturday!

We started off by attending the Geek Geek Revolution: The Sequel featuring Myke Cole, Anton Strout, Beth Revis, and Andrea Cremer. Colleen Lindsay, Geek Queen, asked the authors questions including questions submitted by the audience. Answering the questions correctly resulted in points being awarded. I believe that wrong answers resulted in the subtraction of points. The winner was awarded the title of Top Geek!

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
L to R: Myke Cole, Anton Strout, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, 
and Geek Queen Colleen Lindsay
 Myke writes the Shadow Ops series. The first novel, Control Point, was published in January 2012 and Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2) will be out in January 2013.

Anton is the author of the Simon Canderous series and the recently published Alchemystic (The Spellmason Chronicles 1).

Beth writes the YA Across the Universe series. The third book, Shades of Earth, will be published  in January 2013.

Andrea is the author of the YA Nightshade series. Rise (Nightshade Prequel 2) will be published in January 2013.

It came down to a tie between Anton Strout and Andrea Cremer. On the second tie-breaker question Andrea prevailed. She won a Rock'em Sock'em Robot set! Myke Cole came in last and was awarded a cute baby Cthulhu. I hardly see how a cute baby Cthulhu is a booby prize.

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Cthulhu hats may be the new fashion craze!



After Geek Geek Revolution: The Sequel the small humans and I wandered around...  a lot.



I had the pleasure of meeting Evie Manieri whose debut novel, Blood's Pride, will be published in the US on February 19, 2013. It's already out in the UK.

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Evie Manieri



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Steampunk at the Tor booth. It must be fun working for Tor!



Capcom was at NYCC. Nintendo was there with Wii U. We did preorder the Limited Edition of Assassin's Creed III by Ubisoft. Often when you preorder at NYCC some extra goodies are thrown in. In this case there was a gorgeous T-shirt. While you could preorder Assassin's Creed III, there was no gameplay.  I was surprised by the video gaming component this year. Some of the big companies had displays but no games to play.

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012



We found this poor fellow expiring in the hallway (not really, he was cosplaying!)

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012

The kids decided to put him out of his misery (not really, he asked them to pose with him.)

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012

New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
The teen (bottom photo) looked meaner while posing. You can draw your own conclusion!



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Jamal Peppers ad Ian Flynn signing at Archie Comics



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Cosplay - Aperture Laboratories (from Portal)



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Michael Boccacino signing Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Cosplay - The Power Rangers



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Cosplay - Zena, Warrior Princess, and my daughter



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
 The crowd and long walk to Artist Alley

Artist Alley was way down at the end. to the left and through a large passageway. Once you got to the end you turned left and then saw the sign. If you knew where it was it was easy to find. I think that there should have been a sign in this main area at the end with an arrow pointing to the left. This is the first year that Artist Alley was in its own area. Hopefully signage will be better next year. Having the Artists in a separate area was great though. Plus after the main exhibitor floor closed, you could spend some time at Artist Alley which was open later than the exhibitor floor.



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
More Cosplay



New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012
Peter Steigerwald, who does the colors for Lady Mechanika (my favorite comic!)




We visited a lot of vendors on Sunday as well. The small humans came home with some awesome books and goodies. We can't wait for NYCC 2013!

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013

Saturday at New York Comic Con was incredibly busy. I did attend some panels and there will be more on that in another post. In this post I'm mostly going to share pictures that I took while walking around and at the panels. If you ever have the opportunity to come to New York Comic Con, you should!


 Just inside the Con floor
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I'm not sure what this is!
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 Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Life size Legos
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Lego Hulk
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




 A very awesome Bumblebee costume
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




More Bumblebee
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Bumblebee and me
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) with 
How to Tell if Your Cat is Trying to Kill You
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Ransom Riggs (again)
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Chuck Palahniuk
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Victoria Schwab
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Juliet Dark signing The Demon Lover
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Myth Mixology Panel
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013
l to r: Theo Lawrence, Faith Hunter, Allison Pang, F. Paul Wilson,
Kevin Hearne, Nicole Peeler, and Anton Strout.




Hocus Pocus Panel
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013
l to r: Beth Revis (moderator), Max Gladstone, Victoria Schwab,
Andrea Cremer, Richard Kadrey, Jacqueline Carey,
Cecil Castellucci, Jocelynn Drake, and Kim Harrison.




Genre Benders Panel
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013
Back Row: Steve Walker, Kalayna Price, Steve Bein, and Jill Archer
Front Row: Benjamin Tate, Myke Cole and Lia Habel




Steve Bein with Daughter of the Sword
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013




Jill Archer with Dark Light of Day
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Anton Strout
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New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012

I arrived at New York Comic Con 2012 yesterday morning. There were lines snaking here and there in front of the Javits Center. Bigger lines than I'd ever seen. Wow! Inside the Con the set up had been changed as well.  Artist Alley is at the North end of the Javits Center in it own cavernous room. Signing Tables are downstairs making it easy to find them and eliminating the huge lines that used to snake onto the main floor when the signing tables were upstairs. For the Signing Tables, fans bring their own books to sign and memorabilia to be signed. This change may have happened last year, but I had a truncated visit to NY Comic Con 2011 so can't say definitely. The main exhibitor floor has spread into what used to Artist Alley. All in all my initial impression is that New York Comic Con is bigger and better than ever!

Yesterday I concentrated mainly on the literary aspects of the Con. I listened to some panels (which I will do again today). I also met some amazing authors.


Part of the sea of people inside the Javits Center

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012
If you walk to the very end, turn left, then right you
will find Artist Alley



As some of you know, one of my favorite PC games in Minecraft. 
Check out this awesome Minecraft Cosplay!

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Peter V. Brett signing The Warded Man
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Michael P. Spradlin signing Blood Riders
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




More Cosplay - Batman
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




More Batman Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Pikmin Cosplay
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




(at the Autographing Tables)
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




(holding a The Qwillery pin)
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




(at the Autographing Tables)
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Ransom Riggs signing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Max Gladstone signing Three Parts Dead
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




G.T. Almasi signing Blades of Winter
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Nicole Peeler signing Tempest's Fury
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And surprise! Kevin Hearne was on line behind me. 
Kevin writes the fantastic Iron Druid Chronicles.
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012
(Honestly, this was almost too much awesome in one place!)




Christopher L. Bennett signing Only Superhuman
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Nicely stacked books - Only Superhuman
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Nintendo is at Comic Con with Wii U. I'll be checking that out on Sunday
because my 11 year-old son will be joining me.
New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




I picked up a present for my son. It's a limited edition Squidqueen by the wonderfully talented Ben Templesmith.

Here is Ben adding the green watercolor to the piece, which makes each Squidqueen unique.

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012

New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012




Today I hope to spend time viewing the comics portion of Comic Con as well as visiting Artist's Alley again. There are also a few signings I want to try to go to. On Sunday, the kids will be with me so it will be gaming and vendors!

ClassiConn 2012

My kids and I spent some time yesterday and today at the 2nd Annual ClassiConn. It's a small but really nice Con held in the next town to the East.

ClassiConn 2012



Here are some photos of the talent and others at the Con.

Billy Tucci
ClassiConn 2012


Cesar Feliciano
ClassiConn 2012


Dave Meikis
ClassiConn 2012


T.C. Ford
ClassiConn 2012



Frank McLaughlin and Bob Lyons
ClassiConn 2012


Jack Purcell
ClassiConn 2012


Pucky the Whale
ClassiConn 2012


Nick Palazzo
ClassiConn 2012


Brigid - Henna Tattoos (very awesome)
ClassiConn 2012


The walking dead invade ClassiConn
(Thank you to Daniella C. and Ray H.)
ClassiConn 2012


Tyler James
ClassiConn 2012


Free Lunch Comics
ClassiConn 2012


Sarah O'Donnell (left), creator of Rumbirds
ClassiConn 2012


Mark McKenna (right)
ClassiConn 2012


Cat Woman
(thank you to Jessica C.)
ClassiConn 2012


Zenescope Comics
ClassiConn 2012

Happy New Year!




Yesterday I was working on one of my holiday greetings made with books. It was going to be simple still photo - books poured from a champagne bottle to create "2012." My lovely daughter was helping me so we decided to try a bit of stop animation. Admittedly, it's not that well done. One of the problems is that my video software does not allow me make the images move faster. So I'm stuck with .31 or so per frame. This makes it look a bit jerky. Time for better video software!

I would not have been able to create this little video without the help of my daughter who tirelessly moved books while I stood perfectly still perched above. Thank you to her.

And Happy New Year to all of you! Wishing you a 2012 filled with joy, health, success, and lots of good books.


No books were harmed in the making of this video. My daughter, however, has a backache.
Happy Holidays 2012New York Comic Con, Part 3 - October 19, 2012New York Comic Con 2012, Part 2 - October 13, 2013New York Comic Con 2012, Part 1 - October 12, 2012ClassiConn 2012Happy New Year!

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