April 29, 2010

Free Comic Book Day in the DFW area

Aragones-art_smaller It’s everybody’s favorite time of year (I’m taking a guess) and it’s this Saturday at a Comic Book Shop near you!

Lone Star Comics - Plano

The countdown continues! Just FOUR MORE DAYS until THE YEAR'S BIGGEST DAY FOR COMICS! The 9TH ANNUAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2010, celebrating the writers, artists, and -- most importantly -- the FANS of this groundbreaking and crucial medium, is THIS SATURDAY, MAY 1! OVER 30 COMIC BOOK TITLES WILL BE AVAILABLE... EACH ONE... OF THEM *FREE*! Dive into "Archie Summer Splash #1"! Celebrate the rise of "Fearless Dawn"! Fall into "Fractured Fables"! Blast off with "Iron Man: Supernova"! Get swept up in "Love and Capes #13"! Take off on a whirlwind adventure with "Shrek & The Penguins"! Grab hold of "The Tick #1"! And, finally, wage the "War of the Supermen #0"! PLUS: MORE... MUCH, MUCH MORE! Enjoy COMIC BOOK MOVIES PLAYING IN-STORE ALL DAY LONG! Learn how to play HEROCLIX (SUPERHERO TABLETOP MINIATURES GAMING) during our FREE ALL DAY DEMO! Treat yourself to FREE FACE PAINTING! Kids can exercise their minds with FREE COLORING PAGES, GAMES AND PUZZLES! Help yourself to FREE BEVERAGES AND SUPER-SNACKS! (And, oh, in case we didn't mention it: ALL THIS IS ***FREE***!!!) Plus: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL! The school with THE MOST STUDENTS who come by LONE STAR COMICS & GAMES will receive a FREE DONATION OF $250 WORTH OF GRAPHIC NOVELS TO THEIR SCHOOL'S LIBRARY! Don't forget! Come by LONE STAR COMICS & GAMES - PLANO THIS SATURDAY, MAY 1 for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2010! Open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.! See you SATURDAY!!!

(courtesy of Lone Star Comics Plano Facebook page)

More Lone Star Comics locations can be found here!

Zeus Comics -

Join Zeus Comics and Collectibles on Saturday, May 1st as they bid farewell to PVPonline cartoonist Scott Kurtz. This is Scott’s final signing before moving to Seattle.
We’ll be joined by James O’Barr, Joe Eisma and David Hopkins, too.
Plus, thousands of FREE comics and the return of the mighty quarter comic sale!
Saturday May 1st from 10 am – 6 pm
Zeus Comics and Collectibles
4411 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
214.219.TOYS (8697)

(courtesy of Free Comic Book Day listing)

More info about this event at this link from the Texas Pages.


Boomerang Comics -

The 9th annual Free Comic Book Day is being held this Saturday, May 1 and we're expecting another great turnout. Besides all the free comics being given away we'll have balloons and face painting for the kids (or kids at heart) and appearances by some of the coolest comic book characters (rumor is there will be a Star Wars invasion and the Dark Knight and guests will be invading Lewisville). The greatness of Jimmy Johns (their Round Grove location in Lewisville) will be handing out samples of their awesome sandwiches! We will be running a sale on graphic novels and board games! And of course FREE COMICS!!

Boomerang Comics store hours for the event will be 10am - 6pm so plan your day accordingly. Bring your friends, family and casual acquaintances. We'll see y'all there!


Area 51 Gaming and Collectibles -

• FREE Comic Book Day
Get a FREE Comic Book just for coming by!*
• 10:00am - FREE Donuts and Coffee until 12:00 noon*
• 11:00am - Gamer Swap Meet
(Bring in new and used games to sell for store credit!)
• 11:00am - British Emporium's Candy & Comics Giveaway Begins!
(Get a FREE British Candy when you stop into British Emporium after getting your FREE Comic Book!)*
• 11:00am - Brian Denham Autograph Signing
• 5:30pm - Closing festivities and Charity Raffles!
• *FREE Items are available while supplies last*

Also, check for other locations here.

April 27, 2010

Video of Adam Baldwin Panel at Sci-fi Expo

Here's a video posted by Jakedub4 hosted on youtube. It's just like being in the audience without being in the audience. Yeah. Like that.

He can also be found at twitter.com/TwitTweakerJake

Did any of you get a chance to go? What were you're thoughts on Adam Baldwin? How about the other guests and the show in general? Send me photo links and I'll post them here!

April 24, 2010

Sci-fi Expo in Richardson Texas was a BLAST!

Sci-fi Expo 2010 Richardson Texas Adam Baldwin-22 Packed up the wife and kid and headed to Richardson to meet our hero Jayne Cobb/John Casey, Adam Baldwin. Sat in on the panel and listened to him tell stories of Stanley Kubrick, do his lines from ‘Halo: ODST’, and tell us about having to be friends with “Morgan” on ‘Chuck’. I got to ask him about his political aspirations gleaned from his twitter account and was told in a definite tone that he would not go into politics. His reasoning being that he didn’t like the pay cut. He is a funny and engaging guy and forty-five minutes was too short a time to listen to him.

Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan were the next panel and they were just as entertaining as Baldwin. Both recounted their involvement with Tron, but Cindy added that Disney help get her career back on track after being black-balled for not doing a nude scene in ‘Caddyshack.’ Unfortunately, we had to cut that panel short due to the little one reminding us that she needed a feeding.

We wandered around the floor a little which gave me a chance to say ‘hi’ to Joel Watkins from hijinksensue. Yes, I was wearing my ‘Team Edward’ shirt and yes, many people commented on it. Maybe he’ll start giving me a kickback on all the sales I send his way. I can only dream. Brian Denham was at the table next to him, but he was busy today. He does great work, so that was no surprise. I popped over to Richard Hatch’s table to get an autographed photo and we talked a little about 3D in the movies. I had him sign the photo to my little girl and told him that if I had anything to do with it, she’ll know who he is when she gets older. He is a very gracious man and shook my hand several times. I look forward to meeting him again in the future.

Picked up an awesome Captain America print from Scott Harben. He has got some awesome work and you just have to see it to believe it. Check it out here.

My buddy and co-worker, Tom, met up with us as well as his friend, Dan, who was in from Austin. We all motored over to Twisted Root Burger for some chow and to talk bidness, you know, geek stuff. The kid was well-behaved for a four month-old little girl and mommy and daddy were very proud of her. She’ll be geeking out with daddy at these cons before I know what hit me. I hope it doesn’t happen to fast, though.Sci-fi Expo 2010 Richardson Texas Lilly Pickering-1 Photo Gallery for Sci-fi Expo

April 9, 2010

Sci-fi Expo Returns to Richardson Civic Center

Mark your calendar for April 24th and 25th because the ‘Big Show’ is back! Well, I’ve never been, but I’ve heard great things about it and this will be my first year, so then I can say that it’s the ‘Big Show’!

Doors open Saturday at 11am and stay that way until 6pm and Sunday is noon to 4pm. General admission is $15 and kids under 10 are free which makes it great for families. Throw free parking on top and it can’t be beat for the entertainment value, especially when you see who is going to be there.

Col. John Casey from ChuckGuest will include (brace yourself) Adam Baldwin (Jane Cobb of Firefly and Col. John Casey on Chuck), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Tron 2.0, and Babylon 5), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica – old and new), Kate Vernon (new Battlestar Galactica), Deep Roy (Charlie & the Choc. Factory, Transformers 2, Star Trek), Mira Furlan (crazy French lady from Lost and Babylon 5) and many, many more!

Cover of Time Lincoln by Brian Denham
Local comic artist Brian Denham will be in attendance (check out his latest cover for Time Lincoln  – review to come soon) as well as James O’Barr, Keith Wilson, Ben Dunn and many others. Check out the link below to see the full guest list.

I’m really excited to meet Adam Baldwin as my wife and I are both big fans of Jane and Casey on Chuck! I can’t help but wonder if he’s being typecast though as he tends to play gruff guys with big hearts and even bigger guns. Anybody agree? Not that I don’t like those characters. And I’m definitely taking my Time Lincoln comic to get signed by Brian Denham. I’m not a comic connoisseur or anything but I do know that I like his work and will pass over other bigger names because his stuff appeals to me more.

Tell me, people, who are you looking forward to meeting? Who have you met in the past that really made your year? and send me a picture so I can post it here!
Sci-fi Expo
MovieGeekFeed post on Sci-fi Expo

April 8, 2010

Geek Orthodox: Custom Viper Starfighter!

Reis O'Brian over at Geek Orthodox has found this vehicle that is perfect for any Earthling. I wonder what the gas mileage is like?

Geek Orthodox: Custom Viper Starfighter!

April 4, 2010

New Movie Night with Boomerang Comics

They’re back! Yay! Going to the movies with people just like me! Yay! Boomerang Comics will be hosting a night at the movies on April 16th. ‘Kick-Ass’ opens that weekend and Neal and the Gang are selling tickets starting Monday April 5th at the shop for the 10pm showing. Boomerang is located at 729 Hebron Pkwy, suite #190. That’s in the little shopping center in front of the Super Target at Hebron and 35. If you need better directions or have questions, call them at 972-315-5291.

2009-11-12-kick_ass If you ever went to the events held last year, then you know that you’ll be missing a great time if you don’t go. See you there!

Boomerang Comics