February 24th, 2009

help a good cause

Posting this on behalf of my friend and former editor, John J. Ordover:

Laughing Matters


A Cocktails, Dinner*, and Comedy Revue To Benefit
THE REACH FOR THE STARS LEARNING CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

1 April 2009, 6:30PM
MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE
80 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Featuring
Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central)
Mark Anthony Ramirez (Comic Remix)
Bill & Betty Holland (Punch 59)
Susannah Perlman (Last Comic Standing)
Dave Konig (HBO/Showtime)

Tickets: $200
Table for Ten: $1,800

* Kosher Catering and Supervision by Zami Catering, 707 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223

To Purchase Tickets, Make a Donation or Place an Ad in our Program Book go to
JJO Productions
Or Call 347-284-6074
  • Current Music
    "Little Tin God" by Don Henley
farscape comic

me at WonderCon!

From BOOM! Studios:

BOOM!@WONDERCON 2009
BOOTH #619
BREAKING NEWS:

SURPRISE BOOM! GUEST: FARSCAPE WRITER KEITH R.A. DECANDIDO
KEITH WILL BE SIGNING FARSCAPE #1 WONDERCON HOLOFOIL EXCLUSIVE--LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!

BOOM! STUDIOS PANEL:
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARK WAID THE BIGGEST NEWS OF THE SHOW WILL HAPPEN AT THIS PANEL DO NOT MISS!



Here is the current schedule of events:


WONDERCON BOOM! STUDIOS SIGNINGS:
Please check the BOOM! Studios booth #619 for signing times for the following guests:
    • Keith R.A. DeCandido will be signing FARSCAPE #1 WonderCon Aeryn Sun Holofoil Exclusive - Limited to 500 copies!
    • Michael Alan Nelson will be signing HEXED and FALL OF CTHULHU
    • Chip Mosher will be signing LEFT ON MISSION

WONDERCON BOOM! STUDIOS PANEL:

WHEN:
FEBRUARY 27, Friday, 2008 from 5:00-6:00
WHERE: ROOM: 232/234
DESCRIPTION: BIG! BOLD! BOOM! - E-i-C Mark Waid (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, IRREDEEMABLE), Publisher Ross Richie, Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher (LEFT ON MISSION), and a very special guest reveal what will be the biggest news coming out of WonderCon.
  • Current Music
    "Mooses Come Walking" by Arlo Guthrie
schott

Schott's Miscellany 23 February 2009

The siege of the Alamo began (1836)


ON CHARACTER & THE FACE

Straight lips, firmly closed: RESOLUTION.
Large ears denote GENEROSITY.
Thick lips indicate GENIUS & CONSERVATISM.
Large dilating nostrils are a sign of POETIC TEMPERAMENT & A SENSITIVE NATURE.
A long forehead denotes LIBERALITY.
Arched eyebrows, GOOD ANCESTRY & AMIABILITY.
A bold, projecting Roman nose indicates ENTERPRISE.
Delicate nose, GOOD NATURE.
A large nose, STRENGTH OF WILL & CHARACTER.
Lips slightly curved upward at the ends indicate a FINE SENSE OF HUMOR.
Soft round cheeks denote GENTLENESS& AFFECTION; dimples in the cheeks, ROGUERY; in the chin, one who EASILY FALLS IN LOVE.
A broad chin denotes FIRMNESS.
An eye that looks one cheerfully and frankly in the face shows HONESTY & FAITHFULNESS.
[Anonymous, c.1830?]


VOORSLAG -- the lash of a whip
"He polished the voorslag for better effect."
  • Current Music
    "Dead and Lovely" by Tom Waits