Wednesday, September 5, 2012
BALTIMORE HERE WE COME! Last year, a terrible deadline kept me away. This year we're coming, with bells on. Not only myself and Marilyn, but Jason, who was a big hit in Atlanta. Josh, who has recently turned out his second Dr. Who Book, and incredibly, he just illustrated a Christmas children's book for Mick Foley, a massively popular wrestler. If you don't know who Mick Foley is, there is just no talking to you. ATLANTA DRAGON CON Are comic cons just getting better and better? Pre-convention sketches are getting to be such a big hit with us, it actually helps us enjoy the convention even more to have these sketches done ahead of time. Even Jason is into it. He gets to take care of all that work, communicating, and what all, ahead of time. And the fans who get the drawings, seem to be delighted. It's a win-win all around. Ask me how the Atlanta Con was. Folks, if you have missed this Convention, you have missed the circus. Right outside the artist's room, there were local bands of every sort playing and singing all day long. And that was just for starters. There were parties in the streets, in costume. A fifth hotel has been added to the celebration. There were parties and contests in the rooms, and in the lobbies. You have just never seen anything like this. You have got to be there next year. My son Joel, the most critical guy in the family, was grinning ear to ear for four days straight. Oh, and for those of you who care, I received the new, beautifully sculpted, Julie Schwartz Award.