SDCC 2008 – Agglomerated

IMG_0195.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm Okay, here’s my SDCC post clearing house for 2008. Photos Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI

Even if you could carry it all – VI

Who watches the guys who watch the conventiongoers? Originally uploaded by maxwellm Usually, Sunday is a day I look forward to. But now I was dreading it a bit, as I’d played hooky for so much of the show, it seemed, that I was hopelessly behind. It’s amazing what you can talk yourself into… Most […]

PBS does Comickaze

Comic Book Stores: A Niche Within a Niche | KPBS Comic-Con News I used to shop there, so it’s always weird to see the place get written up, even if KPBS is largely dropping the ball on their “Where Superheroes Matter” subtitle for their SDCC coverage. Haven’t had a chance to really read it over, […]

Even if you could carry it all – V

IMG_0181.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm Saturday? Saturday didn’t happen. I was at a friend’s wedding until late in the day and was in no mood to slog back down only to get an hour or so on the floor. If that. Instead, I relaxed with friends, had an interesting Japanese meal (tapas style where I […]

Even if you could carry it all – IV

Solid Sterling Silver Originally uploaded by maxwellm So when I visited 2207, also known as home of Darwyn Cooke, Cameron Stewart and Dave Bullock, at least for the duration of the con, I was told to grab a ticket early for the Grant Morrison/Cameron Stewart SEAGUY 2 signing/preview event. I am nothing if not obedient, […]

Even if you could carry it all – III

IMG_0174.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm Part III Thursday was a placid pool of contemplation compared to the night before. A very loud, roaring, placid pool. I’d hoped to catch up with a friend who started his trip by texting me the following: FLIGHT VERY LATE. MOOD FOUL. So I gave him the wide berth that […]

Even if you could carry it all – II

IMG_0175.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm It used to be that Saturday was the day to dread, particularly if you were registering onsite. Saturday was the day of days, when all the folks who had real jobs could actually make it down to the show and crush all who stood before them, a howling mob hungry […]

Even if you could carry it all – I

IMG_0172.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm The weather was about all that I could ask for, given that earlier “Cursed Earth” crack about driving down through the great Dead Heart of California, also known as the Central Valley. Oh don’t, worry, I got funny names for Southern California, too. Smogland, The Velvet Coffin and the like. […]

SDCC 2008

IMG_0178.JPG Originally uploaded by maxwellm Okay, so I’m not going to get to the show report for a little while. Like Thursday or so, when it’ll all be old news and nobody but Tom will want to read it. You can see what few photos I took here. My regular camera decided to die on […]

On the horizon

Just so it’s not all doom and gloom here as I load up my car and get ready to cross The Cursed Earth on the way to Mega City Two, here’s a few things I’m looking forward to down at SDCC. In no particular order. 1. Getting a look at the new Darwyn Cooke project, […]