On Thinking Ahead to Weekend Plans

Here it is, only Monday, and already I’m thinking about the weekend ahead.

One thing on the calendar? The Baltimore Comic-Con!

I’m not sure why I’m excited by this. I just go to look, shake a few people’s hands, gaze upon people whose work I’ve followed for years and… welll… that’s about it.

I’m not sure if I’ll go on Saturday or Sunday. I could go both days, honestly. I won’t, but I could.

There’s something else going on this weekend, though!

Glenn Beck is having a Tea Party rally in DC on Saturday!

And I’ve wanted to go to a Tea Party rally!

Will I go to this? Stand on the National Mall, with tens of thousands of people who hate the government and cheer like the great anti-establishment rabble that they are?

I don’t know. It’s tempting. But I don’t know. They’d probably flay me alive if they knew that 1) I’m an atheist and 2) I voted for Barack Obama. That I self-identify as a Republican wouldn’t matter to them; my kind of Republicanism went out of style somewhere around 1912, and today’s Republicans aren’t going to claim the mantle of Theodore Rex.

But I’m thinking about it!

Plans, plans, plans.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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