On the Weekend

This weekend, I’m at the Farpoint convention here in Baltimore.

This is my fourth Farpoint. My first was back in the halcyon days of 2006. I remember it well, mostly because of the carpet at the Hunt Valley Marriott.

The convention has moved, a little closer to Baltimore.

Alan Tudyk, better known as Wash from Firefly, is the headlining guest this year. I’m also looking forward to seeing again Harve Bennett, the producer on the Star Trek films in the 1980s.

Should be fun. 🙂

While I’m gone, though, enjoy this — anime Doctor Who. That’s just made of 100 kinds of awesome!

Another kind of awesome? Something on my desk at work…

Over a year ago, I was given some Dark Knight Returns action figures. Yes, action figures based on Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel, with the big, bulky Batman. Months later, I was given an Action TARDIS for the Doctor Who action figures. For some reason, it amused me to take this TARDIS and put the big, bulky Frank Miller-esque Batman and have him emerge from the TARDIS. So, the doors to the TARDIS are propped open, and Batman barely squeezes out the door.

If I had a digital camera, I’d take a picture of this. It’s awesome to see, because it’s so incongruous — Batman traveling in the TARDIS. 🙂

Of course, I’m the person who thinks Jean-Luc Picard spent the years between the loss of the Stargazer and his assumption of command of the Enterprise-D by traveling with the sixth Doctor and Frobisher. Roll that one around, fanboys. 😉

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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