On Upcoming Conventions

Let’s pause for a moment and look at conventions in my near future! This weekend, September 8th and 9th, is Baltimore Comic-Con. While I have a two-day pass, I will probably only be there on Saturday. I mentioned in June that I was applying for press credentials for New York Comic-Con, October 11-14. Unfortunately, IContinue reading “On Upcoming Conventions”

On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule

At long last, Shore Leave is at hand! Shore Leave is a convention, held outside Baltimore in Hunt Valley, that I’ve attended every year since 2001, and every year as a guest since 2006. Normally, Shore Leave is in July. This year, however, it’s in August. The big thing for me this year is theContinue reading “On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule”

On Lining Up Future Conventions

I’ve started the process to apply for press credentials for this October’s New York Comic Con. Yesterday morning I read an article on Comics Beat about the press application process — and it is a process — and since I have to hold down the fort at the office every July when San Diego happens,Continue reading “On Lining Up Future Conventions”

On My Philcon Schedule

The rumors are true! I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where I can be found, if you should so happen to be in Cherry Hill, New Jersey… TOLKIEN’S OTHER WORKSSat 6:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)Panelists: Allyn Gibson (mod), Daniel Grotta, Jay Wile, Robert Kauffmann, Mark MandelJ.R.R. Tolkien is best known todayContinue reading “On My Philcon Schedule”

On Contemplating Philcon

Yesterday evening I received a surprising e-mail — it was a pre-invite to Philcon. Well, it was surprising to me; things like this are always surprising to me. Philcon is, obviously, a science-fiction convention held every November in Philadelphia. I knew of it it when I lived outside Philly about a decade ago, but workingContinue reading “On Contemplating Philcon”

On a Month Until Farpoint

I realized today that we’re a month away from Farpoint. Farpoint is a science-fiction convention held north of Baltimore every February (right next to the building where I work, actually), usually right around Valentine’s Day. This year it falls the weekend after, beginning on February the 18th. I’ve been attending Farpoint since 2006, and thisContinue reading “On a Month Until Farpoint”