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

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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

Dream the impossible dream.

So, I’d been thinking of heading down to Dallas to see the Cotton Bowl later this month, as my preferred college football team was slated to be included in it. Yes, my beloved Penn State Nittany Lions were projected to play either TCU or even UCF, depending on how that all shook out. My younger … Continue reading Dream the impossible dream.

**Lawsuit Update: San Diego Comic Con’s Hail Mary

Very quick, I want to mention a bit of new information about the trial that starts tomorrow (November 28) in San Diego between “Comic-Con International” (SDCC) and “Salt Lake Comic Con” (SLCC) concerning the right to use the words “comic” and “con,” either with or without a hyphen, when promoting an event of this type. … Continue reading **Lawsuit Update: San Diego Comic Con’s Hail Mary

Greetings, Thanksgiving, Home Maintenance, and a Brief Message for Felicia Day.

Well, the long holiday weekend is nearly over, and I can honestly say, "finally." Not that I don't love Thanksgiving. I LOVE Thanksgiving. There's no such thing as too much turkey, nor is there such a thing as too many turkey leftovers (I'm looking at you, Felicia Day... ). You know what I don't love, … Continue reading Greetings, Thanksgiving, Home Maintenance, and a Brief Message for Felicia Day.

Some great information about Comic Con event ticket prices

I've attended a dozen or more (way more, actually) comic con events in the last 5 years, and one thing I always here from attendees is the same thing I hear from concert-goers: Ticket prices. What a scam, right? I mean, a ticket is advertised at X, but you get out the door (or website, … Continue reading Some great information about Comic Con event ticket prices