Friday, February 26, 2010

Reviewed in Retro Gamer #71

Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988 is featured in the Retroradar: Retro Booty section of Retro Gamer #71. The book is the British pub's "Treasure of the Month," and the reviewer calls the book "excellent" and a "must-own for any avid 8-bit collector." The book is also featured in a sidebar as #3 in a list of Top Five Books (presumably of all time since some much older books are listed).

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Recently published in...

Fangoria #291, which includes my review of Bill Warren's Keep Watching the Skies.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oklahoma Electronic Game Expo 2010

Here's the press release for the Oklahoma Electronic Game Expo, which will be held April 10th:

It's official, OEGE is BACK! The 2010 Oklahoma Electronic Game Expo and Multimedia Conference will mark our 3rd year of hosting this event, and this year it will be an even bigger event with more speakers, workshops, exhibitors, and game tournaments.

This year also features an Animation Festival and various design challenges in areas such as Photoshop and computer programming. The Oklahoma Electronic Game Expo and Multimedia Conference (OEGE) is a one day conference hosted on the Oklahoma City Community College campus that seeks to bring together students, educators, enthusiasts, and professionals in all areas of Computer-Aided Technology and highlight Oklahoma as a creative outlet for these industries.

The 2010 OEGE event will take place on April 10th from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and comecheck it out! For more information about OEGE check out

We are also now accepting applications for exhibitors, sponsors, media partners, and guest speakers as well as animation submissions for our new Animation Festival.

If you would like to participate in this year's event, please visit us at or send an email to Hope to see you there!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dallas Comic Con

Over the weekend I went to the Dallas Comic Con in Richardson, which is north of Dallas. I had a great time trading for cool stuff, catching up with friends and comics pros, and seeing all the costumes, comic books, and other ephemera on display. Also, the stars were out in abundance, and there I was with camera in hand.
Anne Lockhart, who played Sheba on the original Battlestar Galactica.
It was a kick talking to Adam West, who remembered doing an autographing at my comic book store back in 1993.

Twilight's Daniel Cudmore.

Herb Jefferson Jr., who played Boomer on the original Battlestar Galactica.

It was nice meeting Charisma Carpenter, a.k.a. Cordelia Chase on Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

That's Chewbacca on the left (actor Peter Mayhew).

Bob Wayne (on the left), DC Comics' VP of Sales, was on hand to talk about forthcoming comics.

Fans dressed as DC's Batgirl and Harley Quinn and Marvel's Elektra.

Batgirl and Harley duke it out.

Fan dressed as Deanna Troi from Star Trek the Next Generation.

Elektra strikes a pose.

Harley Quinn and Zatanna apparently getting along.

Recently published in...

AntiqueWeek #2111. The cover feature is my 1,943-word article on the Atari 2600.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Recently published in...

AntiqueWeek #2115.

The cover feature is my 1600-word article on 8-track tapes.

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Thanks to Kathy Gibson of Kate's Track Shack for some great quotes.

Kathy Gibson with Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick.

Kathy with Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick. Kathy is holding a copy of Cheap Trick's The Latest in the 8-track format, which Kate's Track Shack produced for the band.