Wizard World 2007

I went to Wizard World in Chicago with my friend and mentor Pat Gleason last weekend. Wizard sprang for a hotel room and convention badge and allowed him to add me as a guest, so all I had to pay for was food and gas. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.

The con was good for me. As always, it was invigorating to see other people's work and thus be re-energized to work on my own material. I attended a couple of panels on creating comics and the comics industry, and had the opportunity to show my portfolio to a few editors. The responses were positive - invitations to send JPEGs of more of my work, and talk of the possibility of future projects. I got to see some old friends again, I met George Macas for the first time, had dinner with Ben Avery, and met a few other Christians for the first time (hi, Kim!).

I also rode on the Elevator of Celebrity with Ben. The first time we waited for the elevator to arrive, Lou Ferrigno stepped out. One of the guys who were there waiting yelled, "Lou Ferrigno!" He grinned and said, "Why don't you say that a little louder, guys?" The next time we walked aboard, Michael Madsen ("Reservoir Dogs") and his wife (?) were there. He said he had been wondering whether that theory about jumping at the last moment before the elevator crashes would work. Fortunately, we didn't have to test it, but there was a lot of fanboy weight in there.

And lots of fun was had by all.
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  • hi back at you Devin! I hope all is well as graduation looms large. I've moved back to NY! Not long after Wiz Con, my parents passed away. My dad had cancer and was in his last days, but before he passed, my mom suddenly had a heart atack. They died 16 days apart married 67 years! Both were saved and had long lives. Mommy was 94 and dad was 89. So here I am in NY still writing and sorting the estate out. Maybe I'll see you at a NYC convention! Be blessed-KIM
  • Aw, I was at that convention too. Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk there.
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