July 13th, 2008

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Hurray! It's Slackerday!

Both Friday and Saturday were jam-packed with busy, useful, tiring work: Get up at 6:00, do email, shower, wash dishes, catch ferry, traffic, pack boxes, type invoices, drive a little nervously to a new class, finish class at 9:00, drive, ferry, home by 11:00, up by 5:00, catch early ferry, drive to class, study like mad, drive to work, type like crazy person, (actually catch up to incoming orders!), drive, catch ferry, home by 9:00, don't set the alarm 'cause you don't need to but then wake up at 6:00 anyway because that's just how things work.

Today, Sunday, has been full anyway, but they're all things that aren't really on the schedule. A nice long walk to town and the Strawberry Festival. Toured the booths, the Land Trust is up to some interesting things again, tried the Red Bicycle for lunch (used to be called Bishop's Grill) - seems like they're still getting their staffing system worked out, but the food was good. The Classic Car Parade had a truly remarkable number of fabulous cars including a whole club worth of Thunderbirds, a Rolls, a Studebaker and a lot of cars I have only seen in magazines. All running on their own power, although every now and then there was one that clearly needs work (cough, cough, cough...).

Later in the afternoon what could have segued into a fine nap was instead a leap up to answer the phone ... dial tone ... ah, Mike's watching The Matrix. Really Loud. Well, it was a good time to hose off the car anyway.

Finally we finished off this slacktastic day with seeing Kung Fu Panda, which was just as much fun as the trailer had let us to hope for. And now I've updated LJ for the first time in a looooong while!
after all

Webcomic round-up

In only 10 days the San Diego Comicon begins, the industry's biggest, craziest, funnest (not a word) convention of the year. And there's going to be a huge tottering pile of webcomic creators there. Last year R Stevens did a Collapse ) of where some of them were.

For the last couple of months I have meant to do a similar one for this year, but I Suck At Photoshop. Turns out that being a wiz at Mac Paint and Mac Draw isn't much help 20 years later. Who knew!?!

So here's a text listing, with links, of the folks I have heard are going to be there. The same table number system is used, and most exhibitors have the same location if they were there last year.

Blank Label - 1330, 1332
Steve Troop, Melonpool, CryptoZooey
David Willis, Shortpacked!
Greg Dean, Real Life
Howard Taylor, Schlock Mercenary

Blatant Comics - 1328
Bobby Crosby and Remi "Eisu" Mokhtar, Marry Me

Blind Ferret - 1435
Ryan Sohmer, Lar Desouza, Least I Could Do, Looking for Group

Dayfree Press - 1233, 1235
Jeff Jacques, Questionable Content
Chris Hastings, Dr McNinja
Christian Fundin & Pontus Madsen, Little Gamers
Josh Lesnick, Girly
Kelly Vivanco, Patches
S.Bevan & K.Earle, White Ninja
David Malki!, Wondermark
also possibly will be joined by Randal Munroe, xkcd

Dumbrella - 1335
R Stevens, Diesel Sweeties
Jon Rosenberg, Goats
Andy Bell, Creatures in My Head
Sam Brown, Exploding Dog
with special guests Chris Yates, Scott McCloud, Wil Wheaton, MC Frontalot, and Meredith Gran, Octopus Pie

Keenspot - 1229, 1328
Haven't found a list of creators yet, but here's some Keenspot creators that I've heard are coming
Spike, Templar Arizona

Penny Arcade - 1237, 1334, 1336
Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, Penny Arcade

PVP - 1437
Scott Kurtz, PVP

Rooster Teeth - 1231
Griffon Ramsey, Luke McKay, Red vs Blue

Studio Foglio - 1331 [this is where I'll be - come see our Squeezy Wrenches!]
Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius, Buck Godot, What's New with Phil and Dixie

Over in the Indy Press grouping:
Exhibit A - 1909
Batton Lash, Supernatural Law

Halfpixel - 2107
Dave Kellett, Sheldon
Brad Guigar, Evil Inc (and, like, half a dozen others)
Kris Straub, Starslip Crisis

Slipshine - 2102
An adults-only collective, I'm not sure who-all is coming, except for Josh Lesnick up at Dayfree

Something Positive/ Devils' Panties - 2003
R. K. Milholland, Something Positive
Jennie Breeden, Devil's Panties
Aiere, Chris Daily, Queen of Wands, Punch and Pie
J. Grant, Mel Hynes, Two Lumps

Unshelved - 2300
Bill Barnes, Gene Ambaum, Unshelved

Over in the Small Press area:
Comics Bakery - P2
Not sure who-all is coming yet.

And in the general comics area:

Adventure Retail - 5112 (plus five other tables)
Aaron Williams, Nodwick, PS238 and more

Image Comics - Booth 2729 - is hosting an autograph session for Dave Kellett, Brad Guigar and Kris Straub

Mr. Toast - 4831
Dan Goodsell, The World of Mr. Toast, Gags

Coming to the show, but I'm not sure where they will be hanging out:
Zack Weiner, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Dirk Tiede, Paradigm Shift (with Spike?)
Nicholas Gurewich, Perry Bible Fellowship (likely with Dark Horse - 2615)
Michael H. Payne, Daily Grind
Robin Ericson, The Wotch
Thom Katt, Crossworlds Crossworlds
possibly RayneShikama, Abstract Gender
on Thursday only, Isabel Marks and Terrence Marks, Namir Deiter, You Say It First

Now, I am sure that I've missed some folks, or added in someone who can't make it, so leave comments and I'll edit this post.

[edited 7/14 to add creators to the Blank Label booth, add Dumbrella listing]
[edited 7/15 to move Wondermark and add xkcd to Dayfree, add Mr. Toast and PBF to general, add Daily Grind to roaming, add Halfpixel listing, group Indy Press together, add Comics Bakery to Small Press]
[edited later in 7/15 to remove Sam Logan from Dayfree - sorry you can't make it!]
[edited still later on 7/15 to add Isabel and Terrence Marks, add Blatant Comics]
[edited 7/16 to add the 910CXM folks]
[edited later 7/16 to add Aaron Williams]