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Vacation Report :)

As many of you know, I have been on a vacation from the comic strips, and that included a policy of "no strip-related stuff at Dragon*Con." No workin' tables, no sitting on panels, etc.

As such, this was the first Dragon*Con in a few years that I simply wandered around looking at costumes, trolling the dealer room and exhibitor halls for bargains, and sitting in the audience at panels instead. I got to see and talk to Joel Hodgson, Frank Conniff, Trace Beaulieu, George Takei (including congrats on his impending nuptials), Walter Koenig, C. Martin Croker, George Lowe, and Adam West. I also met Sherrilyn Kenyan, whose books I'm honestly not interested in but who was super-nice and a real class act of an author; I got some killer bargains in the dealer room ($60+ worth of Conan RPG stuff for $15 — score!) and had a picture taken of myself giving bunny ears to a dalek.

In short, I had a fun, relaxed, geeky weekend. :)

However, it wasn't totally without evidence of my work. In the conbook was an advertisement for AnthroCon that included my art. I also had a few random people whom I'd not met before recognize me in the crowd and tell me they were SJ fans, which is always nice. :)

Anyway, this vacation has been very good for me. I think the strips break is going to last a bit longer (I'm guessing to the end of September), because I don't want to force myself back to it before I'm really ready, but I also think that this has definitely been the right move.

-The Gneech

PS: Spot the Gneech! I'm somewhere in this video with my big ol' belly hangin' out. ;P

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mammallamadevil
Sep. 3rd, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
I know when that was, I THINK...
Thursday before you bailed our asses out, right?

also found out that Sunday's food joint is an Atlanta staple of GMLD and the Bueno Dude.

see ya sooner than later...

MLD

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