Catch-up con report

Brittany, Chris Ulm, and me at SDCC2017

I haven’t done a con report since MegaCon, and that was back in June. So this will be a catch-up Con report!

In July I did the Orlando Collect-A-Con in Altemonte Springs. It was a fun show and I’m already planning a return there for next year! Also in July, I went out to San Diego Comic Con for the second year in a row (thanks to my buddies at Ka-Blam!). I got to see many old pals, including my former boss and Malibu Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ulm!

Steven Butler, Barry Gregory, me, John Crowther

I was no sooner back from SDCC when my other old pal, Steven Butler was in town for a convention in Tampa. I rode out there with old pal Barry Gregory and we were joined by new pal John Crowther for a fun dinner and lively chat!

In early August, Jeff Whiting and I made the long trip up to Pikeville, KY for the inaugural Pikeville ComicCon. We had a blast. What an awesome first show it was. Got the chance to meet a lot of new people there. Got my fingers crossed for an invite back to the second one—yes, it was that cool of a show!

Stephen Rosys, Jeff Whiting, Cody Barker, Todd Goodman, Mike W. Belcher, Me, Aiden Belcher

In late August, I went to the Orlando Infinity Con. This was my second time to be there and this is one of the closest ones to my home, so it’s very easy to do.

I had planned to do the Lake Collect-A-Con in October, a show I’ve done before and look forward to doing again, but my band chaperone mishap the day before (you can read about it here if you missed it) kept me from attending. Yes, I basically laid around the house and moaned all day. If you don’t believe me, ask BJ. I’ve been to LCAC twice, and I’m looking forward to making the third one next year.

I had help a few weeks later, though, as Brett supplied the muscle to get me in the door at Emerald City Comic Fest, another inaugural show. This one, too, was very good. One thing I really liked about it was that admission was free! Not sure how the show managed to pull that off, but the free admission got a whole host of folks in, some comic fans and some just curious to see what all the noise was about. Met some new folks, but had the chance to catch up with Dave again, who always brings me something to sign when he comes to a show I’m at. I think I’ve signed more books for Dave than any other single person. He brings me books I’ve forgotten I worked on!

Barry Gregory, John Crowther, me!

Another fun thing about ECCF is that The Geeky Mom set up right beside me! (that’s BJ, for those of you with raised eyebrows right now!)

Central Florida is a great place to be if you like comics, comic conventions, and meeting comic creators!

Coming up, I’ll be at Smashcon on November 18th and unless I can work out a show for early December (trying to, but it may not happen), that’ll be my last show for the year.

 

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2 responses to “Catch-up con report

  1. MJ

    You are a professional editor with the educational experience. I’m a nobody who just happens to have some amateur editing skills. Will you please look at my Bae’s blog, give a helpful critique, and a point in the right direction for publishing? Please?
    Thanks in advance and be blessed

    http://www.achristianspirituality.wordpress.com

    • I don’t have time to read the entire site, but the first thing I notice is…I’m not sure WHAT it is. I’m guessing it’s a book? A book title should be in italics while an article title should be in quotation marks. “A Christian Spirituality” is both (in the opening paragraph)…and no author is ever mentioned. I thought, briefly, that the title might be “For The Saints.” Not sure, either, why the opening paragraphs are all italicized?
      Overall, the big thing seems to be organization. The “site map” at the end seems to be well organized, you probably want to have different pages for that, the back cover (why isn’t this actually PICTURED? Show me an IMAGE of the back cover), the full synopsis. You want to use the front page, the landing page, as a brief “hey! Here’s what this site is. Click on the links to explore!” Additionally, the writer needs representation. I almost never buy a book by a writer that I’m not familiar with, and I certainly wouldn’t if the author had no real presence at all.
      All this said–it’s a website and that’s better than NO site. It just needs some TLC…and truth be told, they’re always being tweaked here and there. 🙂

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