Comic-Con, here I come!
Tomorrow morning, I head on down to San Diego for Comic-Con.
In years past, I've attended with the hopes of selling pictures and autographs, and taking home some desperately-needed bill paying money. I always tried to put the most positive face on it that I could, but the fact is, I was there as a has-been. That guy who "used to be" an actor. It was always humiliating and depressing for me to spend most of the day "under the sails." I struggled to keep my chin up, and convince myself that I wasn't a total loser.
Things have really changed in the last two years, though, and I'm giddy with excitement to attend this year.
This year, I get to attend as the author of Dancing Barefoot, the guy who runs this site, and Mrs. Wheaton's Husband.
The super-cool people at Mysterious Galaxy have done some very cool things for me. Here's my schedule this year, thanks to their extreme bad-assery:
- 4 - 5:30pm Room 7B: From the Cradle to the Keyboard, Part I Authors discuss who they read in their youth, and how it influences their work today.
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Signing in the Autograph Area in the Sails Pavilion.
- 12 Noon: Signing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth (#1846)
- 11am: Signing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth (#1846)
If you're in Los Angeles this weekend, and you're not able to make it down to Comic-Con, you must go see the show at my friends Sean and Caryn's gallery:
We have an amazing opening scheduled for Saturday, July 19 by a Canadian duo, Kenn Sakurai (ESM Artificial ) and Dave O'Regan (Poplab). With an emphasis on text, this show of mass-produced and one-of-a-kind silk-screened pieces (postcards, posters, stickers) along with painted work will touch upon some of the best and the worst aspects of popular culture that often include models, cars, rock stars, song lyrics, the 80s, and television personalities. Their work also delves into other universal themes such as heartbreak and high school. ESM and Poplab utilize familiar images, subjects, and sayings that are always humorous, poignant, and thoughtful. "Modern Thought" opening reception is from 7-10pm at sixspace 549 west 23rd, LA 90027.
Finally, if you're attending Comic-con, and you have a camera phone, you can contribute to the group Comic-Con photoblog project, by mailing any images you have to comic-con.2003-at-tamw.com. The subject is the title of the image, and the text is the description. Bonus points if we take a picture together and moblog it.