Saturday, May 9, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Chris Hardwick

Last night's show at the Pabst was pretty dang funny. Thanks to Ryan for being my Plus One so I wasn't laughing alone.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Wookieepedia

As a Star Wars fan, May the Fourth is rapidly becoming my favorite pun-based holiday. I spoke to Steve Greenwood, one of the founders of Wookieepedia that ended up in Milwaukee for school.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Free Comic Book Day

I cover your options in Milwaukee for Free Comic Book Day. Covering this event is also something of a milestone of me. My first article for Onion AV Club was covering the day, and since then, it's been a non-stop thrill ride of thrilling highs and crushing lows as my writing career kicked into a much higher gear. Thank you all for being my passengers. I can't wait to see what's next on the horizon.

Monday, April 27, 2015

c2e2 2015 - Classic Con Report


High light: I got to spend time with Gail Simone and bent her ear for a half-hour about getting into comics. She's just as awesome in real life as she is on Twitter.

Low light: Looks like my con crud free streak ends here. Time to restart the clock...when I have the energy.

Best experience: Watching Scott work the crowd waiting in line to get stuff signed by Gail. He's the best opening act in the business. Any business.

Worst experience: I could not, for the life of me, make it to a panel on time. I caught the tail end of most, but I felt like I was playing catch-up all weekend.

Best bargain (had to buy it, no freebies):  Image trades at the 50% booth. I read Sex Criminals on the way down Saturday and wanted the rest immediately.

Best FreebieThe Star Wars lanyard they gave out on Saturday.

Most welcome surprise: A wide variety of cosplayers. It's not just the Harleys and the Jedis anymore. Good obscure costumes too, like this Visitor from V.

Most unwelcome surprise: The lines are getting bigger. That means c2e2 is going to stay viable, but it means I still didn't get to see the big names at the show.

Best costume: The Hawkman whose wings used real pheasant feathers. Ether the guy has a hook up at a pheasant farm or he needs to take out an insurance policy on those wings. 

Cosplay herd names:
A mischief of Lokis
A peg of Agent Carters

Most amusing costume: This Doom was good, but his Latverian accent, which sounded kind of like Death from the second Bill and Ted movie, put it over the top.

Coolest booth and why: 
Karen Hallion did some amazing pictures I've seen on the internet. That's stuff is always cool, but buying a print from her to pay her for her talent was a great feeling.

Strangest moment: Realizing the difference between this and SDCC. I think cons this size are more my speed.

Favorite item available in the Exhibit Hall: There were a ton of 50% off trades booths, which always make the trip worthwhile.

Purchases:
Nightwing 1-4
The Star Wars
Sex Criminals 1
Manifest Destiny 1-2
Leia Mucha print

Free Stuff:
Signatures
Star Wars lanyard

Couldn't Find It:
Atomic Robo Vol. 9
Sex Criminals Vol. 2

Best Quote:
"Let's Sorkin while I get to my next panel."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kickstarter - Codex Infernus

The Kickstarter to my next big project went live today. Codex Infernus adds demons, devils and elements of Hell to your Savage Worlds setting. The bigger the game blows up, the more devilish settings we'll add.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Funtown Mountain

I interviewed the ringmaster of this carnival style attraction coming to Milwaukee tomorrow. The trailer alone is worth your time.