Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Facebook Fan Page for Classic Home Video Games Book Series

I've created a fan page for my Classic Home Video Games book series. You can check it out by clicking on the link below. If it's not too much trouble, please "like" the page when you go to it. Thanks!

Facebook Fan Page

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recently published in...

The PinGame Journal #142 (Texas Pinball Festival report), Filmax #125 (Thundarr the Barbarian article), Living With Panache Dec 2010 (advertorial on a plastic surgeon named Dr. Rumalla), and AntiqueWeek #2157 (article on the American Numismatic Money Museum).

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wizard World Austin Comic Con

For years Wizard World Texas was at the Arlington Convention Center, which is about 25 minutes or so from my house in Fort Worth. Last year there was no WWT, which was a bummer, but this year they renamed the event and moved it further south. Wizard World Austin Comic Con was a big success. There were lots of cool guests, a huge crowd (including many people in costume), and tons of comics, action figures, T-shirts, and other nifty items for sale.

Ryan and Katie got to meet Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace and Toad in X-Men. He was very friendly.

The kids also got to meet Predator. He was less than friendly, but at least he spared their lives.

Erin Gray, who played Col. Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Lou "The Hulk" Ferrigno

Lindsay "Bionic Woman" Wagner

Lots of fans wore costumes, including this couple, who made a dashing, incredibly detailed Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter.

Harley Quinn and the Joker

Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in Star Trek TOS.

The highlight of the show was when the kids got to meet Nicholas Brendon, a.k.a. Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had a great attitude and was a lot of fun to talk to.

Three Buffy cast members: Brendon, Clare "Glory" Kramer, and James "Clem" Leary. They were charming and hilarious as they answered questions from fans.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Recently published in...

My Creature from the Black Lagoon story was slated to be the cover feature for AntiqueWeek #2153, the Halloween issue, so I was alarmed when I got my contributor copy in the mail and saw this:

I breathed a sigh of relief when I flipped the issue, which was folded, and discovered this:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recently published in...

The Fort Worth Star-Tele-Gram (Oct. 21 edition), which includes my article on educational video games. You can read it online: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/10/20/2559973/ten-video-game-titles-engage-the.html

Recently published in...

AntiqueWeek #2152, which includes my articles on: vintage jukeboxes, the Klown Doll Museum, the Newseum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recently published in...

Back Issue #44, which contains my article on the old Electric Company skit, Spidey Super Stories.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Recently published in...

The West Texan News, a supplement to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in which I write about southwestern artist Johnny Mahto Hogue.
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Recently published in...

AntiqueWeek #2149, in which I did a little investigative reporting to uncover the truth behind Stephen King's first published story.

Recently published in...

Video Game Trader #16, which contains my review of the book Horror Video Games.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recently published in...

Comics Buyer's Guide #1671.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Recently interviewed in...

Classic Gamer Magazine Vol. 3 #1. The issue also includes my article on comparing classic arcade games to console remakes.

You can read it for free on their website (though a donation to Cav and the gang would be appreciated).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Interview with Buddy Saunders

Alter Ego #96, now on sale at comic book stores everywhere, includes my interview with Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com owner Buddy Saunders.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988

*Durable hardcover binding
*Descriptions/Reviews for EVERY game for the Atari 7800, NES, and Sega Master System.
*Detailed gameplay information
*Developer/publisher info
*Historical data
*Console Biographies
*Genre definitions
*Video game term definitions
*Comparisons to arcade classics
*Author preface
*Foreward by the legendary Bill Kunkel
*Editorial content based on the author's 35 years experience playing video games
*277 pages
*A book you will refer to again and again
*Fun and informative
*Perfect for taking to conventions and retro game stores, and for having on hand while shopping for games online

What they are saying about Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988:

*"This is a great book...information is spot-on...100% accurate...a must-own"--Video Game Trader

*"A great tome of reference...excellent...a must-own for any avid 8-bit collector"--Retro Gamer

*"Valuable...great...succeeds with flying colors...vivid commentary and descriptions...will save you time, money and frustration"--Nintendo Age

*"Professionally executed and an obvious labor of love"--Booklist/RBB



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oklahoma Video Game Expo 2010

I'm really looking forward to this:
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Elvis Presley and Graceland

My article on Elvis and Graceland is in AntiqueWeek #2144, which is on sale now.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

It Remains to be Seen...

I found this graphic novel at Half-Price Books the other day. I'm quoted on the back.

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Recently published in...

The September issue of Living with Panache, which is a supplement to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Recently published in...

Comics Buyer's Guide #1670.

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