Sunday, June 24, 2007
I've been to two conventions and one concert since my last post. Knoxville's Adventure Con kind of sucked. It was geared more towards people who wanted to meet 'sort of celebrities.' Like the guy who played Boba Fett or some aging actress that was on Buck Rogers thirty years ago. Comics weren't the main focus of the show. Indy comics weren't represented at all. But I did manage to find some great books for five bucks a piece: The Surrogates was a definite standout. Kind of a departure as far as what Top Shelf Comix publishes but It was an amazing read. Good Sci Fi is hard to find. I was really surprised by it.
A week or so after that con I drove to Ohio to see Wilco. There new album, Sky Blue Sky, was stripped down and really comforting in a way. The band's previous releases, while all sounding different in their own right, usually delved into some noisy atmospheric territory. This sort of thing is wholly absent from their new release. A very laid back show. Their new line up of seasoned musicians was quite a sound to behold. Jeff Tweedy's voice was in rare form. Very good gig.
Two days later my tired ass decided to get in the car again and go to the Heroes Convention in Charlotte. Top Shelf was there and lots of other great folks in the INDY ISLAND section of the convention. I picked up a shit load of books I haven't read yet and traded lots of minis. This is consistently one of the best conventions around as far as representing the full spectrum of what's out there in comic book world. Great fucking weekend!!! Wilco, Comics, but alas Monday came along as did............my Job. FUCK!