January 31, 2014

Meet Karan Ashley – The Yellow Mighty Morphin Power Ranger

In anticipation of her appearance at the Dallas Comic & Pop Expo, you can meet Karan Ashley at Madness Games & Comics on Saturday February 1, 2014. She’ll be in store from 1pm to 4pm. Go by and get an autograph and then check out that huge store they’ve got!

Karan Ashley at Madness Games Are any of you fans of the different Power Rangers shows that are out on TV today?

January 29, 2014

January 2014 Dallas Comic Book Show Wrap-Up

What a weekend! If you haven’t been to one of Chris Latshaw’s quarterly comic book events, then you’re missing a real fun time. I’ve been a part of the show for a little over a year and a half now, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than with a group of comic book lovers amongst the stacks of possible treasures.

DSC03950 With this show, we were graced with the presence of a artistic veteran, Allen Bellman. Mr. Bellman, at the age of 89 (I think), still gets around very well. I approached his table and he greeted me with a great big smile and a line of how he was there with Stan Lee from the beginning. A story for fans, old and young, you couldn’t help but want to hang out and listen. And cool artwork, also. Considering the years that Allen worked at Timely Comics, which eventually became Marvel, I just had to have the piece of Captain America delivering a punch to the chin of Adolf Hitler.

I was lucky enough to get invited to dinner that Saturday night with the guests. Dining with my friend Tom Branch, it’s pretty cool to sit down and eat with people in the industry. Though Tom listened to Ron Marz, Ron Frenz, and Tom DeFalco for most of the meal, I enjoyed the conversation with Mr. Bellman and his wife, Joe Corroney, and Ron Marz’s wife. Plus, the fact that I got to chauffeur Corroney and Frenz in my car was pretty cool, too.

I sold some books, and then turned around and gave most of it right back picking up an Amazing Spider Man #252 (autographed by Frenz and DeFalco), got a Red Sonja #1 (1973), and this cool Iron Man Arc Reactor USB Drive!

If you got a chance to come by and have photos, please go by my Facebook page and share some links!

A Galaxy Called Dallas on Facebook - Dallas Comic Book Show Album

January 23, 2014

Helio-Con Takes Over Lewisville

For all fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and “alternative realities” this Sunday is sure to please. Creators of Helio-Con hope to take this event and make it into an “exciting, fun, friendly, collaborative, and enjoyable experience,” for fans. The event will take place at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville, Texas.

Rachel Caine AuthorGuests will include Weldon Adams, editor at APE Entertainment, Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampire and Weather Warden series, award winning illustrator, Steve Erwin, author of nearly sixty books (Star Trek), Michael Jan Friedman, Atop The Fourth Wall creator, Lewis Lovhaug, artist/voice actress, Kristen McGuire, artist/voice actor for Elfquest and Dragon Ball Z, Sonny Strait, and Felix Silla who has played a walking pile of hair, a miniature Hitler, a small robot, and an Ewok.

I will be one of the many vendors at the show, so be sure and come out to visit and se what I and many others have to offer at our tables. I will be selling new & used paperbacks, hard covers, and some collectibles.

January 7, 2014

Dallas Comic Book Show Kicking Off 2014

IMG_2725Ah, it’s a new year and a new round of conventions, shows, and get-togethers! Tim Latshaw is is starting us off with the first of many and he really does a good job. This Saturday and Sunday come on down to the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center and meet, not just me, but Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Ron Marz, Joe Corroney and Allen Bellman. In addition to the big names, you can meet up-and-coming names like Tom Branch, Eddie Medina, Bobby Blakey, Chrystal Anne, and tons of vendors.

This will be my seventh (?) show with this group and I love it. It’s small enough that you can see everything you want, but not so big that you’re crowded and not able to see everything. Plus, for such a small show, they pull in some really cool guests. We got Lou Ferrigno last January. How cool is that? So, come by my table where I’ll be selling used trades and paperbacks along with some new ones and tell me you saw it on the blog and I’ll make you a deal!

Remember, family-friendly, two days, inexpensive ($10), costume contest, and more this Saturday and Sunday. Get more details from the links below.

Comic Con Kick-off 2014 Dallas

North Texas Comic Book Shows

Do you prefer the small shows or do you prefer the big productions?

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year (a day or two late)

DSC03853Some of you may have noticed a lapse in posting on all my platforms these past few months. As the holidays approached I prepared myself for the first of many celebrations without my wife, Carroll. I was especially preparing for my daughter’s emotional state. That meant less time on the computer, more time with each other and family. I tried to find things to occupy my time when the kid and family weren’t around, so I started gearing up for 2014. I’ve got big plans coming in the next few weeks and I don’t want to spill anything yet, but let’s just say, 2014 is going to be a lot of fun. So, hang in there. As I crawl out of my holiday cocoon, I’ll start posting more and we’ll get this ball rolling! In the meantime, don’t forget that George Takei is at Madness Comics tomorrow, Friday, January 3. Check out Madness’ Facebook post on the event for more info. Much love to all my readers, fans, followers, pinners, tumblrs, instagramers, flickrers(?), etc.

George Takei at Madness Games & Comics