back from Planet Comicon

I had a fantastic time at Planet Comicon in Kansas City this past weekend, once again part of the Bard’s Tower booth alongside fellow word-slingers Melinda M. Snodgrass, Kevin J. Anderson, Quincy J. Allen, Michelle Corsi, and A.R. Crebs, along with Suzanne Solomon and Amy Gruss of Tower of Turtles, Aysha Rehm of Imagine a Book SF, and Bard’s Tower’s lord and master, ol’ Kitty-Trunks his own self, Alexi Vandenberg. We sold many books, met many people, ate lots of food, drank lots of beer, and did several panels, including two I got to do with Kevin and Melinda, one on Star Wars, one on why the space program is nifty.

Some highlights in photographic form:

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The Bronx as seen from my plane as I took off from LaGuardia Thursday night.

 

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The con’s exhibitor badges. I approve wholeheartedly of the image chosen.

 

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The books I had for sale at the con’s commencement. By the end of the con, all we had left were a couple copies of Orphan Black: Classified Clone Report, and a much smaller pile of Nights of the Living Dead. Everything else was sold out.

 

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Me and my banner. I’m the one in the foreground…………..

 

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A blurry shot of the Bard’s Tower booth. Left to right: Michelle, Kevin’s back, Suzanne, Aysha, and Melinda.

 

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Bat-2-D-2!

 

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A gaggle of Discovery fans! And just generally a nifty bunch of folks, who came by the booth several times.

 

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My half-yard of beer from Friday night’s dinner. This was a local brew called Flying Monkey and was quite refreshing.

 

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One of the weekend’s finest cosplays, of Fleet Captain Pike from “The Menagerie” episode of Star Trek. The chair beeped, too! And on the back was a sign that said, “TALOS IV OR BUST!”

 

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Me with Brian Gordon of Fowl Language.

 

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Perfect t-shirt for the nerd whose friends/family are all costuming but she isn’t……

 

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Inspector Clousseau, complete with his own Pink Panther.

 

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Some abiding cosplay. (Ahem.) It’s the Dude, Walter, and Donny. (Donny’s in the coffee can.)

 

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This woman did the full-on Wonder Woman costume Saturday morning, then changed into the blue dress with sword for Saturday afternoon, which I was able to photograph. She said she was doing Xena Sunday and Quincy and I asked her to please come back to the table and show us that, which she obligingly did.

 

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All that was left of my books Sunday morning.

 

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My present to myself: old-school Cage! It now sits proudly on my desk next to my Sif vinyl bobblehead.

 

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The Tick with Little Wooden Boy!!!!!!

 

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And, finally, two women dressed as Mara Jade Skywalker from the Legendary Star Wars novels. Mara Jade in stereo!

 

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