Friday, March 27, 2009

Boston Comicon is soon! Like real soon! Like next weekend soon!

Shameless copy-pasta from the notice in my inbox:

ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS 'TILL THE BOSTON COMIC CON'S FIRST TWO-DAY SHOW ON APRIL 4-5!!!

New England's largest comic book convention grows even bigger as the Boston Comic Con announces its first two day show on April 4-5, 2009. Featured guests include...

Whilce Portacio - Mr. Portacio broke into the industry in 1985 as an inker on Marvel Comics such as Longshot and New Mutants. Before long, he gained wide acclaim as the lead artist for The Punisher, X-Factor, and Uncanny X-Men. In 1992, Mr. Portacio left Marvel with several other top talents to form Image Comics, where he created his own series, Wetworks. Currently, Mr. Portacio is working with fellow Image co-founder Todd McFarlane on the supernatural hit series, Spawn.

Jim Cheung - Joining The Boston Comic Con is Marvel "Young Gun" artist Jim Cheung, best known for his work on groundbreaking series such as Young Avengers, Avengers: Illuminati, and countless covers. Jim is a fan favorite of the superhero genre, world-renowned for his widescreen style.

Paul Gulacy - Multi-award winning virtuoso artist Paul Gulacy burst onto the comic book scene in the 70s with Master of Kung Fu and continues to amaze fans on series including Batman, Terminator, Star Wars, and Catwoman.

Mike Allred - Boston Comic Con is excited to announce Madman creator Mike Allred! An indie sensation for the last twenty years, Allred has gone on to create Red Rocket 7, the Atomics, and X-Statix. Additionally his work has appeared in the feature films Mallrats and Chasing Amy, in which Allred has a cameo as himself.

Dick Ayers - Living legend Dick Ayers, a veteran comic book artist with over six decades of work and one of the founding members of the Marvel bullpen, comes to Boston and will regale fans with stories of the early days of Marvel.

The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the best and biggest comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 13,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 4 through Sunday April 5, 2009 at The Back Bay Events Center. Admission = $10 each day. Children under 10 free.

Link!

I'll be passing out my promotional postcards at the Comic Artists Guild table on Sunday only (I can only attend the convention on Sunday). Haven't decided what I'm going to wear but I can promise it probably won't be a silly seasonal sweater.

Feedawatch Frinday!
April 4/5 is also the last weekend of Project Feederwatch. Loads and loads of blackbirds of various species this week (Grackles especially but a few early-arriving male Redwings; you don't realize how much you miss their song until you hear it for the first time each year.) Blackbirds, for those who don't know, are a far more reliable indicator that spring is on it's way than those Robins, who are prone to playing in my backyard in the middle of a blizzard. And yes, there are further pairings.

Incidentally, is it just me or is this round of "Celebrity Apprentice" been astonishingly compelling?

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