If you're looking for a more intimate convention experience, you might try the Albany Comic Book Show on November 11th. It's a one-day affair, packed with fans and pros, but nowhere near the numbers you'll find at NYCC or SDCC. The Albany Con allows for a fun, intimate give-and-take between those of us who write and draw comics and the folks who read and appreciate our work. I'll be taking part in a panel there, too: a discussion of fantasy world-building with Ron Marz and David Rodriguez. The rest of the time I'll be at my table, signing comics and chatting with anyone who's in the mood. It's a terrific day and, if you're within driving distance of Albany, one I suspect you'll enjoy.
SEMI-REGULAR MUSINGS FROM THE SEMI-REGULAR MIND OF WRITER J.M. DeMATTEIS
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wanted to let you know that I'll be at the ever-growing New York Comic Con for one day only—Saturday, October 13th—taking part in the IDW panel to promote my upcoming mini-series The Adventures of Augusta Wind. I won't have a table at the convention—I'll just be wandering the floor in goggle-eyed wonder like everyone else—but if you catch me after the panel I'll be happy to say hello and sign any books you've got. (Within reason, of course!) I haven't been to NYCC for three or four years and I hear that it's mushroomed to near-San Diego proportions. Should be a madhouse (especially to a somewhat crowd-phobic soul like me)...and a lot of fun.
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 8:03 PM
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A fantasy world building panel sounds great!ReplyDelete
I prefer mine with a crunchy outside and a creamy center.
P.S. If I'm not written by DeMatteis/Giffen soon, I'm afraid I'll be forced to go all Mayan Calendar Misinterpretation on your planet.
Thanks for checking in, Galactus. I know you have an incredibly busy schedule. As for a GIffen-DeMatteis story about you...I don't see that happening in the near future. But please don't eat, Earth. All things come to he who waits, as we say on this planet.ReplyDelete
Well, I suppose I could satiate my hunger with one of those planets DC isn't using right now.Delete
Preferably one without a Batman...
I hear the New York Con is a monster! Personally, I'm intimidated by the Dallas con, and it doesn't even approach that level. I'm not a big fan of crowds myself.ReplyDelete
When does Augusta Wind come out, JMD? Look forward to reading it with the kids.
It IS overwhelming, David, which is why just zapping in and out for a day is a great strategy. On the other hand, I get to see lots of friends in the business that I rarely see (for instance both Keith Giffen and Kevin Maguire will be there), so that's always fun.Delete
THE ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND comes out in November. I just proofed the first issue today and, if I must say so myself, it looks great!