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      CommentAuthorWillow Bl00
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2008 edited
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    We seem to have decided on coffee at Bauhaus at 8:30a (early, I know).

    I'd also be up for lunch at the Wild Ginger (or elsewhere). It's a bit spendy, but tragically tastey, and they're equipped for large groups (don't take the bukkake bait, please).
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2008
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    Wild Ginger for lunch sounds interesting, will have to run it past the friend I'm visiting.

    - Z
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    Bauhaus kinda makes me want to shoot myself in the face......

    and 8:30 is early but yeah its a good location....we shall see...
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2008
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    <blockquote>Bauhaus kinda makes me want to shoot myself in the face.....</blockquote> I think I'll only have that problem if they run out of coffee.

    <blockquote>8:30 is early </blockquote> I'll be there all weekend; as soon as I know what room and what table I'll be posting it on Twitter.

    - Z
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    And let's go for Wild Ginger at 12:30. Just tell them you're with the comicon group.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2008
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    Sounds good to me if plans don't go off the rails-- will check back here tomorrow.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2008
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    Thanks to WillowBl00 & BrandonCyphered for coming out to lunch. Had a great time.

    So far Emerald City Con has been.. ..'an experience'. I'll do this again next year.

    Will be in Seattle through tomorrow.

    Looking forward to saying hello to Wil Wheaton, Ivan Brandon, and Ed Brubaker if I manage to cross their paths.

    Anyone else go to the con? I missed Wheaton's panel, anyone get to see it?

    - Z
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    Wheaton's first panel was AWESOME. I have video. And quotes written in my notebook. "The Luck of Teela Brown for the win!"

    And it was indeed fun going for lunch with you and Willow. Also, Darick? Damn nice guy.
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      CommentAuthorm34tb0und
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008 edited
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    wils 'geek jesus' beard was worth the price of admission alone.

    sorry I missed Brandon and Lucas, but I did manage to get a copy of 'Witch Doctor' from Z and Willow. great book btw.
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    I couldn't agree more on Witch Doctor being a good book. I'll have to find the thread on here to give it a positive review (at least I assume there's already a thread..).

    Pleasure to meet you as well. Geeks ftw!
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      CommentAuthorm34tb0und
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
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    I've only been to two con's, San Diego and Seattle. They couldn't have been more different if they tried. San Diego is all flash and confusion, with over stimulus being the order of the day. Seattle was a warm welcome to come hang out and shoot the shit. San Diego will always be a fond memory, but I think I enjoyed myself in Seattle a little bit more. My big highlights were:

    Mike Grell. I have idolized him for so long and having him tell me he has underwear older than me made my decade.(I know how weird that sounds) The Warlord head shot he did for me was well worth the $40 yanqi dollars I paid.

    Darick Robertson. I wussed out and didn't ask him to sketch a spider on my skull to be immortalized on my mortal frame. He did however sign my books and was a REALLY nice guy. There's always next time.

    Ed Brubaker. What an amazing human being he is. Gave me a deal on the first two issues of the new criminal arc. I let him know I had found criminal through his residency on the Chapel and hoped that me buying two of the criminal TPB helped keep the book alive. I also promised to tell every person with money to BUY CRIMINAL!

    Wil Wheaton. Geek of the people. The friend I went to the con with was making fun of my want to meet 'Space Dork Wil Wheaton'. He is a something awful guy and explained to me that Fark Reader's and Something Awful Goons are in some age old battle for photo shop supremacy. I brushed it off and got my autograph and handshake. We went to both of Wil's panels.(Totally AWESOME btw) By the end of the con he was able to admit that Wil Wheaton was a good guy. You don't know my friend, but he is half mule, so this shocked the living shit out of me.

    @Willow
    I hope my social anxiety disorder didn't come off as me just being rude. When you and Z were standing at Darick's booth it caught me a bit off guard. It was awesome to briefly meet the two of you. Maybe I'll muster up the courage to go to coffee next year.
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    @meatboundtimetravel
    Oh, no, you were fine. I deal with a fair bit of it myself. One coping mechanism is the potential fit of giggles that I'm sent into when I think about how socially awkward nearly everyone at such an event likely is. We're all quietly freaking out inside. Tight smiles, pleading eyes, bated breath. A moment away from forgetting the mass of people for a personal geek-out moment.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
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    <blockquote>I hope my social anxiety disorder didn't come off as me just being rude. </blockquote> I hope my rudeness didn't come off as social anxiety. I really do hate everyone. Willow was only hanging around to protect innocent passerby.

    Darick would have asked me to leave, but then I'm sure Willow would have felt the need to protect the public at large by stomping after me in her four inch tall futurist boots, and he would have had to make do without a beautiful blue-haired assistant to sell the Witch Doctor comics for Brandon.

    - Z
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    Is true. Notice how I gracefully placed myself between the most delicate person in the vicinity and Z. Unfortunately I'm clumsy myself and so sometimes the 4-inch stacks tred on said delicate toes.

    And they only buy the comic when I'm around so they have an excuse to leave without seeming rude. Also, the comic is awesome, so there's a better reason.

    I fear for the populous of Chicago. I hope the dinosaur you arrive on is also a zombie. Possibly with laser-eyes. Guns should definitely be involved. If only for the disappointment in its eyes as it realizes everything it's trying to attack you're killing before it reaches for the first bite. You're even mean to your transportation. How can you be so cruel?
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      CommentAuthorivanbrandon
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008 edited
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    good to meet the people i met. brubaker is redeemed of all his ills by taking us out to the best sushi i've ever had. this is my 2nd year at this con, and i think it'll become a permanent fixture. great show, great city, great time.

    -i.
    http://ivanbrandon.com

    (edited because i suck at using this forum)
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
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    <strong>@ivanbrandon</strong> <blockquote>good to meet the people i met.</blockquote> Good to meet you too man.
    - Z