Free Comic Book Day 2017
This was my seventh year volunteering for Free Comic Book Day and it was both a fun and yet bittersweet day. John Barry who has been working at comic book stores for 17 years and this was his last one because he is retiring from managing comic stores. Big... Read more
Walter Hill Retrospective Interview
  Last Friday at the American Cinematheque Aero Theater was the second of a four-day retrospective of director Walter Hill and it was a double feature that included my favorite of his films Streets of Fire. The screening started off with his biggest earlier hit The Warriors and between... Read more
WonderCon 2017 Preview
It’s that time of the year where WonderCon comes back to SoCal and after last years punishment of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show is back to it’s original location at the Anaheim Convention Center. While there is still some ongoing expansion construction the most of the major... Read more
Arcade Expo 3.0 Preview
Arcade Expo is back with its third outing that will be taking place in Banning California in just a week and a half on March 17th, 18th, & 19th. A few weeks ago I and a friend volunteered for tech days at the show to help get the machines... Read more
Long Beach Comic Expo 2017
Sorry for the late post about the Long Beach Comic Expo from couple of weeks ago but I wanted to let the show sit with me a little longer this time. I was only able to attend the show this year on Saturday because of a family trip to... Read more
Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016 Review
Over the weekend at the LA Convention Center the Stan Lee LA Comic Con (formally Comikaze) was in town and it was my first time in going to the show. I must preface that I had heard mixed reviews of the show from both attendees and dealers about past... Read more
Celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby’s 99th Birthday By Reading Comics in Public
  Yesterday August 28th would have been Jack “The King” Kirby’s 99th and what better way to celebrate that than reading comic books in public. Kirby loved comics and he would have loved Reading Comics in Public Day Kirby really changed the way comic artwork was done. I could... Read more
SDCC ’16: South Park 20
One of the biggest changes to San Diego Comic Con has been the expansion of the show outside the convention center itself. The show itself has about 130,000 paid attendees but with so many things going on in the downtown San Diego area there are estimates that it draws... Read more
San Diego Comic Con 2016 Survival Guide
In less than 24 hours the great trek of geeks will descend on San Diego California for Comic Con International or more old school San Diego Comic Con. I have compiled a handy get ready guides that have been my go to help guides. I have been going to... Read more
Free Comic Book Day 2016
Free Comic Book Day has come and gone but the impact that it has on local comic shops is not only important to the shops sales but to open them to the community and get the general public a way to get new readers or laps readers into comic... Read more