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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Aquaman Shrine @ Baltimore Comic Con 2013!

Just a heads up to Aqua-Fans out there: I will be attending the 2013 Baltimore Comic Con September 7-8th!

The fine folks at the BCC were kind enough to grant the Shrine a Press Pass, and I will be doing my best to cover and photograph all the action that weekend. But that's not all!

If you see me and are a member of F.O.A.M. (meaning you have the certificate and/or see your name listed on the bottom right of the sidebar under the "Friends of Aquaman" graphic) please stop me to say hello! Because for the first time, we have a special F.O.A.M.-member only giveaway, a 1.5" pinback button that looks like this:

...I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, and a little button declaring your love of Aquaman seemed like the most fun, yet elegant, way to go about it. These buttons are *free* to any and all F.O.A.M.ers, absolutely no charge! (Now, before the rest of you who aren't attending the BCC get your Underoos in a bunch, we're working on a plan to mail the buttons out so you can get one, too)

But I won't just be there for the Shrine! I will also be sharing a table with my friend Doug Slack, selling some Ace Kilroy comics (where Volume 2 will be available for the first time to non-Kickstarter supporters) and merchandise. We will be located in Artists Alley, Table #TBA. So if you don't see me on the show floor, come and find me there!

The other exciting news about me and the BCC is that the show is (fingers crossed, since the books haven't arrived yet) the official debut of my book Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack, published by Crazy 8 Press! As many of you know, I've been working on this little project a long, long, long time, and it's a dream come true. I'll have copies of the book at the table, so if Ace Kilroy or my sparking personality isn't enough of an attraction, stop by to pick up Hey Kids, Comics!--you won't regret it. In addition to me, a couple of the book's essayists (like former Aqua-Scribes Paul Kupperberg and J.M. DeMatteis) will be at the show, so you can get your copies signed!

Needless to say (but I'm going to anyway) this is going to be a historic show for me, the culmination of a lot of hard work and crazy dreams. So I hope you can make it, it's going to be a blast!

Look for this sign in AA:


r duncan said...

Wish I could go. Maybe next year. Best of luck with all of your projects.

Little Russell Burbage said...

I'm with Rick (literally). The one year we can't make it, you seem to be pulling out all the stops. Best of luck to you, hope you all have a grand time. Tell Doug I say hello. :-)

Tusky the Walrus said...

Love it that you're finally finishing the book. Just shows that hard work always pays off! (Love the buttons by the way, hope to get one mailed since I can't make it.)

rob! said...

Russell--Yeah, this is weird timing. I hadn't planned on doing BCC at all, then Doug offered me half his table, and then the opportunity to promote HKC with some of the essayists popped up and it was too good to turn down. I do wish it had been a year you guys could have come.