Monday, April 30, 2007


I am reveling in the fact that I am able to head to Kansas City, Kansas this weekend for the annual Planet Comicon. It’s a smaller convention than others, but it is a good start for me. It is an event that I had made before, but it was only for fun. The KC con is the only one I’ve ever attended. I’ve never made it to a big con before, but the wheels are in motion for Wizard World Chicago.

I have friends going with me this weekend: one friend, one teenage cousin and possibly one other. They have been warned. I am not there for fun. For me, this weekend is about connecting with writers, illustrators and publishers. It is all about promoting the use of comic literature in the elementary and secondary classroom. The only way for me to do that is to stand in lines to talk to these folks and attend any seminars.

One writer that I am dying to meet is David Petersen, the writer and illustrator of the ever-popular MOUSE GUARD. I haven't reviewed this book personally; but I am very interested in it. My personal budget is small and I can't afford too buy too many books, so I don’t have that one yet. Besides, I have books sitting on the shelf that creators or publishers have sent me, so those always come first.

We are only going up for one day, but I will be sure to come back and write about the experience and hopefully share some pictures. Blog reader, writer, illustrator, or publisher, let me know if you are going. I'd like to meet you.

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