Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Adam Kubert signing at the Lone Star Comics booth.
Although DC didn't have a booth on the convention floor, they were represented at the show by their vice president of sales Bob Wayne (on the left) and executive editor Dan Didio (at the podium). See the Green Lanterns watching over the proceedings? They are the same couple that portrayed Wonder Woman and Batman (shown above).
Laura Vandervoort, who plays Supergirl in Smallville, was quite the attraction, drawing hundreds of people (mostly males, for some unknown reason) to her autographing.
Laura "Supergirl" Vandervoort. Sure, she's kinda cute and all, but I prefer brunette school teachers (especially those who specialize in English and journalism).
The great Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane in The Adventures of Superman, the classic TV show starring George Reeves.
Truly a big Wonder Woman fan.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Wizard World Texas!
Since it's only 15 minutes or so from my house, I go to Wizard World Texas every year, and I always have a great time. This year, however, the event holds a special significance, at least to me. Part of the festivities is the 30th Anniversary of Lone Star Comics, an eight-store chain in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (I used to manage the Hurst location).
Lone Star will play host to a number of autographings, including the likes of J. Scott Campbell and Adam Kubert. Somehow I weaseled my way onto the list and will be appearing at the Lone Star booth on Friday from 12-1 and on Saturday from 10-11, copies of Classic Home Video Games 1972-1984 in hand. If any of you reading this happen to be going, feel free to drop by and say hello.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Though I'm a little late jumping on the bandwagon, I finally picked up a Nintendo Wii. What finalized my decision was playing the system over at my brother-in-law's house and being amazed at the way the controllers worked in manipulating the onscreen action (depending on the game, the motion-sensitive remote can be used as a wand, a tennis racket, a sword, etc.). I was skeptical at first, but won over by the interactive nature of the games. Anyone can play and enjoy the system, from the youngest of gamers to the oldest of fossils (even people older than me!).
As fans of the system know, it comes packaged with Wii Sports, which is one of the best, most versatile pack-in games in the history of consoles. Boxing, Golf, and Baseball are fun, but I especially enjoy Tennis and Bowling, which seem tailor-made for the system. My 11-year-old son recently got a perfect 300 in Bowling, something I haven't come close to. Luckily, I'm still the king of Tennis (no, not Billie Jean King), especially the cool target game in the training mode.