Sunday at Wizard World

It’s been a pretty good con – very well attended and sales have been good. Lot’s of people have been pleasantly surprised at the turnout and feel this con has the potential to turn into a real Indy-friendly event. And I have to say – kudos to the Wizard World staff. Friendly, helpful and a great experience. Here’s Dirk, Brian and Alisa who have been alongside me the whole time:
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Something old, something new for Wizard World

And it’s the same thing: I have what we believe to be the last two boxes of the Twilight Tales editon of Something to build upon. I’ll be selling there in Artist’s Alley all weekend, at table 3102, so stop by. And definitely visit the Jordan’s at Crimespree’s booth. In other news, summer has been great and full of things going on – work and family. Comics, and you can guess, not so much. The daughter units graduated from 8th grade and are entering high Read More +
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I am Joe Biden

Well, not exactly. But I am now a Vice President. Sure, it’s only for the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, but that’s still pretty cool (I was the only candidate, and they had blackmail information to make me run BUT STILL…) In addition to the web duties, I’ll be working on scheduling meetings and on the MWA booth at the Printer’s Row book festival. Yay me! In other news, I’ve updated my EVENTS page with stuff for 2010. Check it out!
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Media mentions all over the place

A bit of buzz around the net and in print. Here’s who’s talking: Crimespree Magazine has an interview with me in Issue 31 – the one with Brian Azzerelo on the cover. The big news: I don’t know if Diangelo will survive his current adventure. UPDATE: That interview is now online here. Robot6 over at Comicbookresources picked up my book at Comiccon. His reaction: “Start reading Cash & Carry while they’re making my lunch. The book’s very good.” Couple of other observations about Comiccon from Read More +
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Wizard World CCC recap

Chicago Comicon was definitely a success. I believe there were fewer attendees than last year, and those that did attend were on tighter budgets. But I sold almost 80 books and about 20 prints – that’s fewer books than last year, but last year the book was new and there wasn’t a recession. (I’m writing this at the dentist office on my mobile phone, so sorry about the lack of links) This year I was lucky to be hosted by Jon and Ruth Jordan of Read More +
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Report on Friday’s panel

Comicbook Resources has a report on the crime fiction panel from Friday. Pretty cool, and I didn’t come off sounding like a dope (too much). But there was one small error – I reccommended Gary Phillips “High Hand” at the end.
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All set up at Wizard World

Jon and Ruth Jordan (that’s them in the photo below) and I are all set up at our Wizard World Chicago Comicon (or whatever they’re calling it). Preview crowd is scheduled to be in here starting at 4 pm. We’re on a main hallway, booth 1433, a long ways away from my friends in Artist Alley. People are still setting up all around us, and the booth next to us seems to be empty, so if we can we might spread out a bit. Check Read More +
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Cool news about Chicago ComiconCon

Last year, I shared an artist alley table with Dirk Tiede and we had a great time and did very well. This year, I was given an opportunity for something different. This year, I won’t be in artist alley, but in the main publishers area with Crimespree Magazine! And not only that, but the Crimespree booth looks like THE place to be next weekend. While I’m going to be there all weekend, look who’s going to be visiting: Schedule for signings at Crimespree Booth, Booth Read More +
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I’ve got to admit, I’m getting pretty excited about the future

Enough bad news about the economy and newspapers and comics. In about a week I’ll be driving to Columbus for SPACE, I’ve got a bunch of events in May and Printer’s Row in June. And I just got off the phone with Jon Jordan, editor of Crimespree Magazine, and I can’t wait to tell you about what’s happening in August. It’s going to be a good summer!
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