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: