Phoenix Comic Fest 2018

Okay, just a quick note to update my evil travel plans for Memorial Day weekend this year: a return to Phoenix for the newly-christened Comic Fest (nee Comicon). Chief amongst their impressive guest list is the inimitable Tim Curry. He is, of course, on our list to see, but with still a little over 3 … Continue reading Phoenix Comic Fest 2018


Fan Expo Dallas 2018

A few years ago, I flew down to Texas from Salt Lake City to see family, and wound up spending a Saturday at Fan Expo Dallas. The big draw for that event? All NINE cast members from the thank-you-Fox-for-cancelling-it-too-soon Firefly we slated to attend. Two of them wound up cancelling their appearances due to work … Continue reading Fan Expo Dallas 2018

FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

  I've been a bit behind the power curve of late, so please forgive me. I wanted to take a quick minute and catch up on the status of the until-recently-named Salt Lake Comic Con, now rechristened as "FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention." Isn't that a mouthful? Thanks "Comic Con International." Anyway, Dan Farr and … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

Random bits of trivia.

Random pop-culture stuff I've come to accept: - I may soften on The Last Jedi over time, but it will never be to me what it is to some people. - We /really/ need to enjoy Stan Lee while we have him; not even he is immortal. - I can appreciate an artist's work, even … Continue reading Random bits of trivia.

Day of the Triffids – 1981 mini-series

Nothing too laborious here, just a quick re-visit of a television mini-series that aired back in 1981. Based on the 1951 novel by John Wyndham, Day of the Triffids is the story set in post-apocalyptic Britain, after a comet passes by the Earth, giving the entire planet a celestial light-show, the majority of the world's … Continue reading Day of the Triffids – 1981 mini-series

Fallout from San Diego

Well, another day, another domino falls, but I think this one is a good thing. Some background: If you'll recall, Comic Con International (CCI), organizers of San Diego Comic-Con, "won" their lawsuit against the organizers of the Salt Lake City version of a comic convention, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. At issue, of course, was … Continue reading Fallout from San Diego

Happy New Year to Me

This past Saturday, I did something I had long talked about, but had never actually done: I attended a Penn State University Nittany Lion football game. I have documented my youth, growing up in Pennsylvania, just 9 miles (as the crow flies) from Beaver Stadium in State College, but I never had the opportunity as … Continue reading Happy New Year to Me

“The Dead Must Die” part 6

Sorry the writing has been so absent of late. Life has been a bit of a bugger lately, but with the new year coming up quick, I figured I should get back to it. However, since my time is still so hectic, this is a smaller chunk of "The Dead Must Die" for your enjoyment. … Continue reading “The Dead Must Die” part 6

Christmas 2017

I know it's been a couple of weeks since my last post, and in the wake of that ridiculous lawsuit between Salt Lake and San Diego, I've been watching Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg update everything from "Comic Con" to "Comic Convention" with or without their trademarked "FanX" attached. Yes, they "lost," but only in … Continue reading Christmas 2017

Closing Time: SDCC vs SLCC

Apparently, today will see closing arguments in the case between the San Diego and Salt Lake flavors of every geek’s favorite type of event: Comic Con. After three years of ongoing back-and-forth, settlement discussions, a subsequently overturned gag order by the same judge that recently implied freedom of speech isn’t welcome in his courtroom, the … Continue reading Closing Time: SDCC vs SLCC