Wow. I am completely absent from online life nowadays. I miss you all, but real life continues to demand all my time. And...well, to be honest, Boyfriend kisses me much more frequently than you guys do. ;0)
I want to look through the Comic Con schedule, but after spending most of the weekend with Boyfriend, and then cleaning house frantically, my BFF rolled into town late last night and will be here for a week. Also, we have a big data goal that we have to meet by Friday, and if I meet it, I get a $2000 bonus. So...again...I love all y'all, but since Comic Con is going to cost me well over $1000, I kinda need to spend my time at work actually working
. Life is so unfair.
I can already see Comic Con conflicts coming up for me, though. Like...I skimmed Thursday's schedule and there's a Torchwood
program in the early afternoon. And I love Torchwood
. Even after what the bastards did in the S2 finale. However, there are some other really interesting things going on in the morning. And if I sit in the room all day to ensure I've got a seat for Torchwood
, I'm gonna miss these other things. Plus...everyone and their mother is going to be writing about Torchwood
, and 24
, and Heroes
, and The Hobbit
, and Star Wars
...and I feel like these other fun little things deserve some page time, too. Penny Arcade's going to have a panel! Lynda Barry will be there! There's going to be a panel discussion with production designers talking about how they created the looks of movies ranging from Iron Man
to The Corpse Bride
. There's a panel of s.f. children's authors. There's a panel called "Guerilla Warfare and Sneak Attacks: The Politics of Representing War in Film and Comics of the 1950s" which is exactly the kind of sh*t I earned a degree in. And...I could go on and on. And, heck, just the vendors could make a neat article - Kingdom of Loathing
is going to have a booth there that I fully intend to hit up ASAP for free stuff, and the CBLDF
will be selling autographed Neil Gaiman shirts
. (As in, shirts formerly belonging to Neil Gaiman that he's getting rid of because he's got too many. Which is F*CKING AWESOME, if you ask me.)
Point is, I'm struggling internally between "you should just go to the popular panels, because more people will be interested in them" and "you should go to these little things that YOU
are interested in, because you'll write much more passionately about those, and then readers will be much more into your articles. Plus you'll be the only person writing about them".
Anyway. On a final note: despite spending waaaaaaay too much money on travel the last few months, Audrey Kawasaki just announced a print sale
for this weekend. And I love Audrey Kawasaki's work. Thing is, her prints are like trying to order tickets to hot concerts: you have to be sitting there online hitting "refresh" on your browser every 30 seconds, and then hope you're one of the lucky ones to snag the prize. This is one of my all-time-favorite paintings by her, so I think I'm going to try to buy one despite the $$$cost$$$ (click on it to see a bigger version).