Thursday, April 5, 2012

Emerald City Comicon!!

Well...Emerald City Comicon 2012 had come and gone, and my feet still hurt! It was all worth it.

I was on a mission last weekend. Day one, get as many of my comics signed. Day two, media guest autographs. Day 3, panels and dealers. Things didn't go as planned though. I did manage to get most of my books signed on Friday by some of my favorite artists and writers including Greg Capullo (Spawn and Batman), Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Matt Fraction (X-Men), Tony Moore (co-creator of the Walking Dead), and Francis Manapul (the Flash) just to name a few. I actually got to watch Manapul work on a piece of art for someone. The man is a master of his craft! I wish I had the $$$ to comission a piece from him (I spent it all on media guests haha)...I finally got to meet Steve Niles, who is probably the bet horror writer right now. He is the man behind 30 Days of Night, and one of my favorite comic series, Remains. Check him out if you like zombies and such.

The highlite of the day and possibly weekend, was when I ran into Robert Kirkman after a panel. I can honestly say I was a little starstruck, I mean, this is the man behind the Walking Dead. After chatting with him for a good 10 or 15 minutes with him I was able to calm down and get a bunch of stuff signed by him. He also gave me the ok to email him and set up a short interview for this here blog, so stay tuned!

That was Friday...Saturday was pretty uneventful. Just lots of standing in long ass lines to meet celebrity guests. I did get to meet awesome people like Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei, Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin from Firefly, and Laurie Holden and Jon Bernthal from my favorite show, the Walking Dead. My W.D. autograph collection is getting pretty big. Still need Rick and Lori though, so if ya run into them, help a brother out! Haha

Sunday, the sad final day of ECCC....I figured I'd give the Wil Wheaton meet and greet line one last chance, since it was ridiculous the prior two days. I guess that's how it is being a rock star of nerd culture! I finally msec it through and got that elusive Wil Wheaton autograph I've wanted in my collection! My mission was complete! I got all my autographs, and met everyone I had wanted to meet! I won the battle against ECCC 2012! I Rounded out the day with Adam Baldwin's very entertaining panel which was highlited by the host getting absolutely shut down when asking Adam about his conservativer commentary on Twitter. I also checked out another panel, but don't remember much because I was so worn out by that point, I was falling asleep haha

That was Emerald City Comicon in a nutshell. Go through my Twitter timeline and check out some pics from the convention. I couldn't get them posted here because in posting via my phone. What a great weekend! Oh yeah, I also wanna give a shout out to my favorite radio DJ, BJ Shea from Kisw in Seattle. Got to chat with him for a few, which is always a pleasure. Do yourself a favor and check out the BJ Geek Nation podcast featuring him, the Rev, Vicki B, and awesome comic creator Brandon Jerwa (of Hack/Slash fame)....

Before I run, I just wanna thank you all for reading and bearing with my rambling and bad grammar. I just enjoy ageing things I love with people who care. Be on the look out for some great Q&A sessions I have lined up with comic artist Drew Pocza, film maker Ad Lane, and Guild cast member Teal Sherer!

Thanks for reading...I <3 you all


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