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Friday, June 30, 2006

Random Thoughts, Special Convention Edition

I stole this bit from Mallet, as I'm too buzzed to do a real entry, so here goes the special Friday Convention edition.

-Conventions are fun!
--12 hours in a car isn't.

-I like West Virginia. It's lovely at dawn.
--Virginia on the other hand is very foggy and annoys me. In fact I think I hate Virginia.
---The speeding ticket might have something to do with that... :-)
----Hey, my first ticket! A milestone...if an expensive one. Ouch.

-J.M. Straczynski is a funny guy.
--Dan Didio is also very amusing.
---I got to ask the question Ragnell wanted me to ask. Seemed to surprise them. :-) AND got to ask my own question. I'm happy. And I got a pin!
----Also got a picture with him and got to chat a little, that was pretty neat!
-----The others were funny too. :-)

-I still think Nightwing should have died.

-Dealers rooms are fun too.
--Lots of things I can't afford. Especially given my dislike of Virginia (:-P).
---I'm happy though, apparently one of the dealers has Young All-Star issues that he didn't bring, so I might be able to finally buy them, yay.

-I'm sad though that I can't go to the Writing Workshop, that was the panel I was looking forward to. But it's at noon on Sunday and I have to go back so the roommate can go to work.
--On the other hand, tonight we're going to see Superman Returns! Yay!

Catch you guys later!


  • At June 30, 2006 7:28 PM, Blogger Doc Hall said…

    Ahhh, Superman Returns. It's going to be another two weeks before the powers that be deign to release it in my country. On the plus side, by the time it is released my JSA application (Job Seeker’s Allowance. I just like to abbreviate it, for obvious reasons) should have been processed, and I can afford to go and see it.

  • At June 30, 2006 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I know the feeling of long car rides, riding home from Iowa City to Chicago, but try a direct car trip from Iowa City, IA to Austin, TX. That's one of those you just hope to sleep most of the way. >_<

    I dunno, Didio still comes off as too much of a smug jerk for me.

    And I'm still agreeing with you on Nightwing, even if Marv Wolfman will be writing for him. Johns saving Nightwing but killing other Titans seems like wussing out, to me anyway. :P

  • At June 30, 2006 11:20 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    doc: :-) Hope you like it!

    jlg: It wasn't my longest car ride, I think, but ye gads, I don't really look forward to going back.

    Didio's an...acquired taste I think. He's very overbearing, but he seems nice/friendly enough in his own way.


  • At July 01, 2006 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Person to person, I've seen DiDio's an okay guy.

    I don't think Dick Grayson should have died, but considering how bad Jones' run is, he might have been better off.

  • At July 01, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Devon Sanders said…

    I've spoken to DiDio a few times. He's passionate about what he does but not in a "rah-rah" sort of way.

  • At July 01, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    dan and devon: I agree. He seems pretty nice and enthusiastic, I think.

  • At July 03, 2006 11:53 AM, Blogger Heidi MacDonald said…

    KALINARA! I can't believe you were there and we never got ot meet. Very sad.

  • At July 03, 2006 4:14 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    :-( That's awfully disappointing. Well, there's always next year I guess. :-(

  • At July 05, 2006 3:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Rosario Dawson and Warren Ellis, albeit a bit different in appearance, were both delightful.

    And meeting Los Bros, The Comics INterpreter, and Jordan Crane, made my month! HeroesCon really was a very fine convention.

  • At July 05, 2006 3:53 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    It was a lot of fun wasn't it?

  • At July 24, 2006 7:55 AM, Blogger Ranson said…

    Heh . . . the best thing about searching for Heroes Con posts was that I found yours, which links to Mallet, who is a friend of mine on another message board.

    Also, I am from WV originally, so I appreciate the love, and can feel the pain of "66mph = ticket" in Virginia. The cruise control gets set at the border and doesn't change until I cross into another state.

    Heroes this year was my first real con, and I enjoyed it greatly and spent waaaaaay too much money. My 2-year-old got to meet Batman, though, so it was all worthwhile.

  • At July 24, 2006 4:10 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Aww, that's adorable! All little things should get to meet Batman!

    Heh, to be fair, I was going a bit faster than 66. In my defense it was really early in the morning and we were driving all night and kinda in a daze.

    That cruise control went on the way back though, definitely. I love cruise control.

  • At July 25, 2006 8:15 AM, Blogger Ranson said…

    We spent the rest of Saturday hearing "Where's Batman? Are we going to find Batman now?"

    Also, having a kid apparently equals free merchandise. That boy scammed more free books than is polite to bring up.

    I can understand wanting to zip through Virginia. It really is dreary compared to the states on either side (at least when you're riding on I77. However, one of the first things you learn while living on the border is that 65mph MEANS 65mph. There is no stretch of road in the world longer than between those two tunnels.

    Anyway, I browsed your blog a bit, and I have to say that it's really excellent and insightful. Thanks for the hard work! You have a really enjoyable read, here.

  • At July 25, 2006 1:40 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    So kids = free stuff! Got it! ;-)

    Sounds very cute though. :-)

    I'd imagine you would have to learn very quickly...or else that'd be a LOT of speeding tickets real fast. Ack.

    And thanks! I'm glad you like it!


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