• Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 11: Stan Lee at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 11: From Fan Expo 2013, Stan “The Man” Lee. 00:06 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:15Intro I mention that I’ve been seduced by Fan Expo again this year and promise to talk more about it after the Q&A. 00:44 Main “Excelsior!” Crediting Stan Lee as more or less the creator of the Marvel universe as we know it, and spending a couple of sentences about how I’m an X-Men fan and don’t know where my comic tastes would have wound up without him.The first couple of minutes of the Q&A are missing due to a small technical…

  • Musings

    Silver Surfer Pickles

    by It’s very unusual for me to remember my dreams, or even that I had dreams at all, which is partly why I feel the need to share this one. I wander into a hotel that happens to be hosting a Science Fiction convention. Signage identifies it as Philcon (where I’ve never been but hear good things) and the colour scheme of the walls, carpet, and furniture is a variety of dark reds. It’s very early in the con and many things are still being set up, but there are people lining up for panels and a large amphitheatre type room starting to fill for a special presentation of some…

  • Conventions

    After Action Report: Fan Expo, Day 1

    by Been quiet lately. The real world and family, and perhaps a demon or two. I’ve also been prepping a couple of things. More on those very soon, but at the moment I thought I’d put a couple of notes up about Fan Expo, the biggest con we go to and this was our fourth year in a row as a family. And since we’ve been back for a week and I’ve had a full work week since, things should be back to normal, right? If only I knew what normal was. Fan Expo runs Thursday to Sunday the last full weekend of August. Thursday is the most relaxing day…