October 21, 2022

Halloween Comicfest 2022 in DFW

October 29th is approaching fast. For comic book fans, we start looking forward to Halloween Comicfest! Usually celebrated the Saturday of or before Halloween, it is a time for comic book publishers to reach out to the fans, old and new, and give them a treat for the season in the form of seasonal comic books.

When the shop was open, we looked forward to this time of year, in addition to Free Comic Book Day. We always planned for a big crowd and had fun with games, drawings, and a costume contest. The Kid and I look back on those days with fondness and with a longing to hang with our friends and customers again.

Follow the link below to see what comics will be available this year. Also, be sure and let us know in the comments what comic shops you will be visiting this year? 

Halloween ComicFest Website

August 17, 2022

FenCon Returns!

Fencon XVIII returns to the Dallas-Fort Worth area September 16-18 at the Sheraton DFW Airport located at 440 W. John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas. The fan-operated science-fiction and fantasy literary and Filk convention has been a staple in DFW since 2004 and is readily anticipated after taking a hiatus during 2021.

For those new to FenCon, it is a fandom of scifi/fantasy with a hodge-podge of other interests thrown in for good measure. Everything from Filk (folk music with scifi/fantasy themes, or as I call it, fictional folk), science programming, a charity auction, writers workshop, costuming and maker programming and guests from all of these topics and more.

I visited FenCon for the first time in 2009, but my most memorable was in 2011 when I got to meet some of my favorite authors such as Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, Gail Carriger, P. N. Elrod and the late Rachel Caine.

This year the Guest of Honor is Larry Correia author of MONSTER HUNTER NATION published by Baen Books. In fact, he will be part of a pre-FenCon signing and meet & greet at the Half Price Books Flagship store on Northwest Highway in Dallas. More info below.

Have you visited FenCon before? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments!

From the Baen Books website:

David Carrico, Jason Cordova, Larry Correia, Steve Diamond, Charles E. Gannon, Robert E. Hampson, John Van Stry

September 15 7:00 PM | 5803 E NW Hwy Dallas, TX

Baen Books Pre-Fencon Signing & Meet and Greet

Half Price Books