Due to cuts to both budget and space at the convention, I-Con 28 was unable to invite terri_osborne and I to attend as author guests this year, though we are hopeful of coming back next year. Given the economic woes we're currently having, I'm honestly okay with not having to pay for the rental car, tolls, gas, hotel, and food. *sigh*
For similar financial reasons, we MAY have to cancel Farpoint. Again, the cost of two nights at the hotel, car rental, tolls, and gas may simply be beyond our means. We'll have a better idea early next week.
What I forgot is that my contract with BenBella calls for payment for that foreword on publication. So there was a check in the mail I wasn't expecting (which made up for the check I was expecting not being there). It's not a huge check, but it certainly beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
For the record, the arrival of this check made Farpoint more likely....
As I'm walking home from the dojo tonight, I'm listening to the iPod feature on my iPhone, and the following three songs play in a row: "Success Story" by The Who, "Tourist Town Bar" by Michael McCloud, and "Don't Quit Your Day Job" by Steve Rosenhaus, all three of which are first-person songs about the life of a musician, based on the bands' experiences (The Who song's about a superstar rock band, McCloud's is about a guy who plays the same bar in Key West every night, and Rosenhaus's is about someone trying to make it as a musician but for whom it's not his only thing going).
I was hoping the next one would be "Stagefright" by The Band to keep the theme going, but alas, it was not to be....
Sometimes the shuffle has a sense of humor, obviously.
KRAD has tackled a vast canvas with a ton of potential, juggling so many balls that it's amazing that he doesn't drop any. The crew of the Aventine deserves their own separate series and President Nan Bacco is still one of my favorite "book only" characters. If they ever do another Star Trek series, I hope they look into casting her role. If Articles of the Federation paid homage to the television series The West Wing, then A Singular Destiny is a tribute to the new Battlestar Galactica. In one word, WOW.
Todd McFarlane took the comics world by storm in the late 1980s, with a distinctive art style that became very influential, particularly when he started drawing Amazing Spider-Man in 1988. He became sufficiently popular that he was given his own Spider-Man title to write and draw in 1990, and then in 1992 he and several other high-profile Marvel creators formed Image Comics, for which Todd's contribution was Spawn.
The characters’ voices are captured perfectly, but that shouldn’t be a surprise with series creator O’Bannon at the helm. If you’re already a fan of Farscape and you can find this comic, you might want to check it out.