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don with coffee

Not going to San Diego ComiCon this year

I didn't manage to get a ticket early enough, I missed the eBay last-minute sale (I was at work, dumb ComiCon, where I can't be on the internets waiting!), and I'm not eligible for professional registration (or so they say; I think I should be, and will look into that again for next year).

So my fiance and my roommate Amanda and most of my other local fannish friends (even kalquessa, busy mommy that she is!) will be there from tonight through Sunday. I will be hanging out at home reading comic books, Tai-Pan, and The Hobbit.

Actually, I'm a bit glad I don't have to travel right now. There's still a lot of planning to do for the wedding, some of which I really should get done in the next few days, and I have some stuff to clear out of my house as I prepare to move in October.

But I'll miss having my friends around, and miss being a geek with my boy on the ComiCon dealers' floor.

DUDES: make sure you call me and text me and stuff. (And yes, sarcasticval, if you call me from the early-morning Dr. Who line, I will be jealous. But don't let that stop you.)
jack traveler

Off to ComiCon tomorrow!

Just a reminder to all, I will be offline (more or less, probably more) from tomorrow morning through Sunday evening. Thanks to some lovely friends and friends-of-friends, I actually get to go four days this year! \o/ I shall be rooming with ladybrick, sarcasticval, and others; and meeting up with kalquessa and her entourage. :)

Anyone else going to be there? Anyone I should look for or arrange a meetup with?
Artsy creating

Quotes for the Day (and a mini-update)

Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling. --Leo Tolstoy

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. --Aristotle

An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way. --Charles Bukowski

I don’t fully agree with Tolstoy here (I think art is both a great matter and a playful thing), but these three quotes almost entirely sum up my understanding of the power of storytelling and art. They also underline a dichotomy I see in our world, between reasoned discussion and artistic expression, a dichotomy I don’t believe needs to exist.

Due to Harry Potter and some other RL things, I've been considering this topic a lot over lately. I’m going to make a longer post about it later this week: watch this space. :-) (If I forget, someone please nudge me; I really want to write this up while it’s still running around creating sparks in my brain.)

I’m also going to make a ComiCon post, eventually. Right now, being at work is inhibiting my ability to write up a long LJ post (huh, I keep typing “poser” instead of “post.” WTF?) Suffice it to say, for now, that I had a blast, despite blisters, long lines, full panels, and interpersonal drama between some of my hotel-mates. (I’m not going to elaborate on that last; it didn’t hurt my enjoyment of the weekend at all, anyway.)

A weekend which includes running around with geeky friends, listening to Neil Gaiman and Eric Kripke talk (Jensen Ackles was there too, and even hotter in person than he is on the show), and meeting Teryl Rothery can’t be anything but awesome.

More notes from ComiCon '06

But first--yeesh, work's crazy today. Finally I got to go to lunch, but it's been fix this, fix that, talk to five different people about the same dang problem multiple times.... Wow. I think I may just go home and collapse tonight. Wouldn't mind a nap right now.

On to a few more things from the Con:

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So that was some more fun moments from my Con experience. I really enjoy doing that every year.