May 23, 2012

What Did I Miss? or My Adventures in New Mexico

We decided to skip all the festivities in Dallas this past weekend (Dallas Comic Con, DFW Writers Workshop, etc.) and head out to the west to get a good look at a total solar eclipse. The best chance for totality started in the area around Lubbock and headed north west. We only intended on driving that far, but changed our minds and thought we’d get out of the state. Here’s some shots that I took with my Droid through a pair of binoculars with a filter. The binoculars were provided by a very nice couple named Bill and Sharon from Pueblo, Colorado. Thank you, guys for your hospitality! Check out this link to see my trip album on Facebook.

Of course, going on this trip means that I missed out on all the fun times at Dallas Comic Con and working a table at the DFW Writers Conference. So, I ask that if you have any cool photo links, send them to me and I’ll post the links here. Did you remember to take a camera?

May 17, 2012

Dallas Comic Con 2012

Alright, Fans, listen up! There’s been a few changes here and there and I want to make sure that you are updated before you go.

Stan Lee by Gage Skidmore at FlickrFirst off due to personal circumstances, Stan Lee will only be there on Saturday. He has agreed to sign some Friday evening, if you show your Saturday/Sunday badge. If you haven’t purchased them yet, never fear, the box office will be open at 4:30 PM, so that you may purchase them.


Next, Val Kilmer had to cancel due to conflicts with his one-man show. It would seem that Mr. Kilmer has written and stars in a play about Mark Twain. Good luck to him and hopefully he can reschedule for the Fan Days event in October.

Summer Glau by @Photo. on Flickr


And last, but not least, Kristanna Loken is working on a studio project for Cannes and will have to reschedule for Fan Days also, but it opens up a window for an actor that just makes squee! (Please do not attempt to picture a 44 year old man squeeing!) Summer Glau will be taking her place! That’s right, River Tam will be in attendance, so come get your pictures and autographs!



Autographs will be a little expensive at this one so I’ll have to pick and choose, but I’ll think I’ll do okay. Patrick Stewart is charging $75 with the next lowest being Stan Lee at $50. It will cut into my book run fund, but Momma gives a good allowance!

So, Dallas Comic Con site is here. It’s this weekend May 18th, 19th, and 20th.

Be sure and come back here to tell me your stories! EXCELSIOR!

May 7, 2012

Marvel’s Avengers Second Weekend Party at Texas Theater

This is great chance for folks who missed the opening night with all the goodies and giveaways! Check out this article over at and see how you can see it again!


May 3, 2012

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012

Texas Frightmare Logo 2012

Festivities start Friday, May 4th (May the force be with you), and continue through Sunday. Guests include (my personal picks) Verne Troyer, Buck Taylor, Tony Todd, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Roddy Piper, Michael Madsen, Lisa Marie, Tracie Lords, Clint Howard, Piper Laurie, Anthony Michael Hall, James Hampton, Gunnar Hansen, William Forsythe, Meg Foster, Keith David, Barry Corbin, Michael Biehn, and my favorite, Ernest Borgnine! And this is only a small sample of the guests attending. Click here for a list of guests and be sure to check what days they’ll be attending, because some can only attend certain days.

Texas Frightmare 2012 Anthony Michael Hall Texas Frightmare 2012 Ernest Borgnine Texas Frightmare 2012 Keith David

May 1, 2012

Star Wars Days at Legoland

This is pretty cool! For all the little ones who are just as big of a geek as Mommy and Daddy, check out Legoland at Grapevine Mills.

May 4, 5, & 6th AND September 22 & 23rd.

Calling all Mini Jedis, come and feel the force at our LEGO STAR WARS™ Days this May! Join other fans and participate in a STAR WARS™ costume contest, marvel as Star Wars takes over Miniland, and help in a scavenger hunt!

Bring your cameras for unique photo opportunities, participate with others to create a LEGO Mystery Mural, and if you may even get certified as a Star Wars Weekend Fighter!

May the force be with you at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine!

Who knows you might just build this!

Legos                   More Star Wars Lego (Ricardo Martins) / CC BY 2.0


Got any great photos of your Lego creations?