Well just getting back to my normal groove after traveling to the WizardWorld, Chicago con and then the Baltimore Comic-Con the very next weekend. Ain't gonna bash the WizWorld show too much but the book sales were waaaayyyy down and the "Actor" section at the show seemed to be the dominating factor at this year's show. Definitely a shift in emphasis from year's past. I did get to see Mr. William Shatner up on stage, however, and that was a hoot. Also got to see Gov. Rod "Blago" Blagojevich waltzing around on Saturday and shilling photo opps and autographs for $50-85 bucks! I tell you...the man is freaking bullet-proof! He's my gosh darned hero, folks! Either nothing really does bother this man or he is the best damned actor to ever walk the earth. Sign me up for "Team Blago!!!"
Baltimore was great! All comics and brisk sales supported by a staff that truly cares about us the artists, writers and publishers. Marc Nathan put on one helluva show and you leave there feeling special and want nothing more than to return the following year. I was also a presenter at the Harvey Awards again and had a blast. I'm told I did another solid job and got more than a few laughs. Scott Kurtz was the MC again and the guy's really hysterical.
While at the Top Shelf booth we sold a good amount of books (especially BB Wolf) and met a lot of great fans and received a TON of positive feedback on the new book! Thanks to all of you readers for that. Nothing peps up a tired creator at a con more than hearing positive feedback from the readers. A good deal of you were also kind enough to bring in my previously published books to have them signed and that's also a great boost to the ego and re-energizes me like you wouldn't believe.
In other news...
My techie guy, Mr. Mike Rende, has just posted a very cool "music sampler" of the BB Wolf & The Howlers cd we recorded. So if you check out the postings for the cd or the book/cd combo you can now sample the seven songs and get a little taste!...ala iTunes. Thanks a ton for that Michael, great job!
Thassit for now. Tired.
P.S. OH! Many of you have commented on my previous blog many moons back "Trying to Poo in Baltimore" which detailed a very...difficult... week of my life some years back. Happy to report that this year's trip was uneventful in that regard...er...or should I say it was "normally eventful" as it were.