Follow the Four-Color Brick Road

Last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to the Emerald City ComiCon. A great time was had by all.

As always, we made a beeline for Dave Kellett of Sheldon. (Not just at his table but all over the hall it seemed like there were at least twice as many people as the year previous. Perhaps this is why it will expand to three days next year.) Also as always, Dave was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The kids and I had some “unique” requests for sketches that he graciously honored. I continue to be impressed at how accessible Dave makes himself. (Although perhaps seeing us at breakfast the next day was a bit much. I promise it was accidental.) Being a Sheldonista is more than just being a fanboy; the kids feel like they’re a part of a community. As a parent, I find that absolutely wonderful.
Kilted Gramp

Another highlight for me was meeting Wil Wheaton of WWdN: In Exile. We incorrectly gauged how long the line would be to get him to sign my copy of Just a Geek and perhaps take a little snapshot or three. He was performing an Awesome Hour at noon so he had to leave a bit early to get ready and it was a close thing that we got in before the cutoff. Wil, too, was very gracious and we had a brief but passionate discussion of the merits of Oingo Boingo. If I had the time and my D&D chops were better, I would have gladly ponied up the shekels to participate in his dungeon delve.
Wil & Me

The only disappointment of this year was that the Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade were absent. Presumably they have an excuse but I need to see a signed note before I let them back into class.


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  1. (^_^)

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