The Time of Reflection Kickstarter

At the London MCM Expo’s Eagle Award ceremony in May, Alex Wilson and Silvio dB won The Huntsman’s Challenge, an international talent search co-sponsored by the Universal Pictures film Snow White and the Huntsman and the MCM Expos.

Their winning full color dark fantasy story “The Time of Reflection” appeared in the convention program, and on September 23 they launched a Kickstarter both to reprint the story and to encourage experimentation between the strictly crowdfunding and strictly retail models of comics delivery.

Their big idea is that for any pledge $3 or higher, Wilson sends the comic to the backer as well as to a local comic shop or other independently owned retail bookseller of the backer’s choice. In under eight hours, the Kickstarter reached full funding...

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Dark Horse Announces New York Comic-Con 2012 Schedule!

MILWAUKIE, OR—It’s here! New York Comic-Con is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!

NYCC 2012 Dark Horse Comics Signing Schedule:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
3:00 p.m.            THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO: Camilla D’Errico
4:00 p.m.            THE MIGHTY SKULLBOY ARMY: Jacob Chabot
5:00 p.m.            ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES: Joshua Williamson
6:00 p.m.            THE VICTORIES: Michael Avon Oeming
7:00 p.m.            DR. MCNINJA: Christopher Hastings
8:00 p.m.            STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC & LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH: Andrea Mutti

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
10:00 a.m.            DYNAMICS PRESENTS DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Phil Noto (Ghost), Jos...

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria is the latest expansion for Blizzard’s powerhouse World of Warcraft.  With this
expansion comes:

Level cap raised to 90

New zones to explore

A new playable race, the Pandaran

A new player class – the Monk

New dungeons and raids

New achievements

A new pet battling system

The Pandarans are Panda like creatures. The males are large and remind me of the Kung Fu Panda.  I was not sure how I would feel about a “fluffy” toon, but I must say, they are fun.  Despite their size they move very gracefully and give a distinct Asian theme to the game.

The new class, the Monk, is a very versatile class. Monks are a hand-to-hand specialists and can only wear leather. Despite this they are tough...

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Con Recap: Wizard World Ohio Part 2

When last we met to talk about this con, it was Friday night and I was zonked out in the hotel room. At least I think that’s where we left off. If it’s not just go with it. That way we can talk all about Saturday!

Since I had covered most of the con floor on Friday, I decided to be lazy and sleep in on Saturday. In reality, I tried to. The hotel cleaning crew had other ideas. While they respected the Do Not Disturb sign on my door by not coming into the room, they didn’t grasp the concept that sweeping the hall outside my door and the rooms on either side of me might be disturbing. In the end, I gave up and headed back down to the con.

This time, however, my little lot was full. So, I tried following the signs for the convention center parking. That didn’t go so well...

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Con Recap: Wizard World Ohio Part 1

Like any con that I attend, this one started out with travel. I am thrilled to report that my 5 hour drive to the Columbus area was uneventful. Pretty exciting start, huh? Don’t worry. I promise it gets better.

My first stop was to check into my hotel room. Now, since we’re still pretty small, we went with a pretty small priced hotel. Someday though, we’ll be among the awesome who stay at convention hotels. Luckily, I don’t mind a bit of adventure when it comes to staying in a hotel. Besides, quite often I walk away with a story to tell. This con choice? The Microtel on Stringtown Road in Grove City. Yep, Stringtown Road. I think I giggled every single time the gps told me to get off there. It’s just such a fun name...

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