FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Considering this is my birth-month, a good reason to go out and mingle with the cosplayers...
Pictures forthwith, so stay alert on Twitter and Facebook. And here at the end of the day.
Update: as warned, I have returned with PICTURES!
First stop was the Coliseum of Comics store in downtown Lakeland. Reasonably packed, with their gaming room in the back set up for their display of free comics and guest artists.
While here I also realized Gaiman came out with a new Sandman title and thankfully they had one last copy of the first issue on hand. Whew. Now just gotta remember to get him to sign it if I ever run into him...
I went by their event last year, and it was packed then and this one was packed as well... I was told at the door they had 100 people in line at the 8 AM opening... and this was in rainy weather...!
BucsNation! JC De La Torre is a regular commentator on the threads there, but he's also a published author and got his way in with a decent publisher IDW to start a new series Star Mage. I asked him to sign a #1 copy with a #FireSchiano tag for old times' sake. Heheheheh...
Bart Sears in the background.
So, how's your (rainy) weekend going?