Saturday, April 01, 2006

ECCC Pre-Report

My feet are KILLING me and I had a great time. Lots and lots of pictures. Three sketches, one beautiful piece. Tons of talking, and I even got to sit in a booth and help sell books for a bit. Pictures will go up when I get a chance to organize and sort and crop and all those other things. At the moment I'm too tired to do much more thinking. So I won't. Hope you enjoyed the April Fool's Joke...

Ok, here's a sneak peek of the Troll's adventures at the Emerald City Comicon today. The troll with Adam Hughes!

Torvald and Adam Hughes

-by Tegan at 7:50 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Banishment of the Daleks

A rumor has surfaced about a legendary Doctor Who script, "Banishment of the Daleks" (originally a 3rd Doctor tale featuring Sgt Benton and UNIT), being rewritten for the new series!

The script, which had a number of quirks for its time, appears to be very suited to David Tennant and will air (possibly with a new title?) during either the third series or as the Christmas Special between the second and third series.

As it's been reported for years in fan press that some parts of "Banishment" were actually filmed before the script was abandoned, there is a bit of curiousity as to whether any of the original footage will be used. Click here for more in-depth coverage.

-by Tegan at 1:27 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Friday, March 31, 2006

Emerald City Comicon Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the first day of the Emerald City Comicon! I plan on wandering the con floor pretty much all day with my "almost twin" sister Lisa and a troll. I'll be back on Sunday with my hubby-Eric in tow. If you want to find me, you can look for my bag on a person wearing an Aquaman t-shirt (my sis will NOT be wearing an Aquaman shirt).

This is, or at least has been, one of the best run cons of any genre I've ever attended, and every year I just can't wait to go back. I hope folks headed to it for the first time will enjoy it as much as I do. So, I hope to see you all there!

-by Tegan at 11:59 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #44.

FilkerTom has a fun little thread going... "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

The Best Resignation Letter on the Web. I'm not sure it's really the best, but it sure ought to give people who don't know much about system administration something to think about. Via Aaron Williams.

Neat floor mural in airport. Fun FedEx T-shirt. Attack of the robot children (the image is a photoshop job, just so you know).

And finally, The World's Saddest Pug. Just for the in-laws.

-by Tegan at 7:13 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Nidato Nai Yoni — Let it not happen again

Sixty-four years ago today, 277 residents of Bainbridge Island, where I grew up, were taken from their homes and sent to camps, staying away for over three years. Among them were some of the most important citizens of the island, and a girl who would later become my fifth grade teacher. Their crime? They, or their parents, were born in Japan. There were no trials, no judges or juries, merely paranoia and suspicions. They were the first of thousands to be treated like criminals and locked away simply for their ancestry. Many of them, particularly the children, were American citizens and had never even been to Japan. The same happened to those of Japanese ancestry in British Columbia as well, and even some Latin American countries sent their Japanese citizens to be held in the United States during the war. (Ironically, nobody of Japanese ancestry was held in Hawai'i, the location of Pearl Harbor.)

We want to think that this could never happen again. Yet look at what's happening to anyone suspected of being a terrorist. There are people being held at Guantanamo Bay merely for wearing the wrong brand of watch or other spurious reasons, and they have been there for years now with no charges filed against them and no legal representation or recourse. As happened forty-six years ago, these people were the "wrong" people at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that is enough to lock them up. Does our Constitution and what America stands for mean so little in the face of fear? Or are we ever going to be big enough to look past the fear and say, "What we have and believe for ourselves also applies to other people, including those we fear and do not yet understand."

Nidato Nai Yoni — Let it not happen again.

UPDATE: Here's a link to the article in The Seattle Times about the anniversary, and the memorial that's in the works.

-by Eric at 4:20 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Random Thoughts

April Fools Day is coming! Don't believe ANYTHING you read on the 'net on April 1st. If you have big news, wait until April 2nd to announce it. Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time (no, the Almost Live! Space Needle is falling joke didn't make it). Origin of April Fool's Day, and a list of the best hoaxes by year. And after all that, the Museum of Hoaxes asks Is April Fool's Day Dying Out?

Augie tells us that Animaniacs is coming to DVD!

Reasons to take Math.

You can get the first chapter of The Big Meow by Diane Duane online for free now.

How to tell if that work of fine art you bought is a fake. Another fine photoshop contest.

-by Tegan at 9:32 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Aw, Why Not?

I've already had a Mimmoth infestation on this blog... how about a blog-virus? Hey, it's cute and it winked at me. I caught this one from Trash Heap. Ah-ah-ah-CHOO!


Update: I seem to have infected Elayne's blog. Sorry, Elayne.

-by Tegan at 1:13 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Doctor Who, Series Two Dates Set in UK

According to Outpost Gallifrey, Doctor Who Series Two will debut on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00pm. As with the first series (which is only now finally airing on the Sci-Fi channel in the US), I'll be doing whatever I can to watch these as they are aired.

I'm still working on getting my reviews for the first series written. I'll post something soon, even if it's just an introduction.

-by Tegan at 4:55 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Linkdump and Random Thoughts

Comic Book Urban Legends #43! Yay! I love this feature. And hey, "Drop An Inch!"

I've been wondering about all the fuss over Marvel and DC owning the word "Superhero". I'd heard about this a LONG time ago, and wondered why people weren't complaining about it back when Marvel and DC decided to Trademark the term. Is this just another case of how slowly some news items filter into the general consciousness?

The Intermittent quotes Kim Thompson and makes a really good point.

DC's great single-artist anthology book is rumored to be ending with issue #12. Grrr.

The Beat has joined the chorus trying to get me to buy The Five Fists of Science by pointing to a free preview of it.

Mike Sterling directs us to an article on Alan Moore and movies he doesn't want to be associated with and why. As far as I'm concerned, Moore's got a REALLY good reason for his gunshy attitude, so I won't be criticizing him.

Colleen Doran links to a Newsarama Article about one of the good guys in comics, another victim of CrossGen.

The 21st Annual April Fools Day Parade has been announced.

Want to freak out a little? Check out this animation of asteroids coming near the Earth during a two-month period in 2002. Wow.

Serenity as told by the Muppets.

Three-Year-Old boy gets stuck inside Toy Machine, and seems quite pleased with himself. Don't bother with the video on the site, as it only shows the same picture as the article.

I gotta admit, I find this site interesting.

Smiling Pots. Just click on the image and see it full-sized.

-by Tegan at 2:59 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Monday, March 27, 2006

Emerald City Comicon

Ok... I've been talking about it here and there... but here's the confirmation. I will definitely be going to the Emerald City Comicon on April 1st and 2nd. On April 1st I'm bringing along my sister who can almost pass for my twin, and on April 2nd I'm bringing hubby-Eric.

I'll be wearing one of three Aquaman t-shirts in my collection, one of which just arrived today (heh heh). But the easiest way to identify me is probably by my bag. If you see my bag with someone wearing an Aquaman t-shirt, it's probably me.

Laura's Con Bag - Spring 2006

In addition, I'll have with me on both days my sketchbook, which I hope to get some of the great artists attending the con to add to, and on one day, probably Saturday, I plan on bringing Torvald the Troll. Torvald hasn't been out much lately, and he wants to meet more people like he did at Anglicon 2004. If the various guests are willing, Torvald will pose with as many of them as possible.

Travels With The Troll

If you plan on going to the con, please let me know. If you've got a blog entry about it, give me the URL so I can link to you.

Attending for sure:
  • Polite Scott
  • Kirk Jarvinen
  • Jeff Parker

  • -by Tegan at 3:36 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

    Sunday, March 26, 2006

    Oh, all right. Here's something...

    Swords or Crocs

    This is from a Green Arrow story ("Gayland") in More Fun #77. I have to admit, these crooks have it all figured out. If the duo don't get speared on the "The House of Swords", they are doomed to land in the crocodile pen just beyond.

    You just have to love a funpark named "Gayland" that has a house of swords and a crocodile pen.

    -by Tegan at 9:13 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

    Yet More No Blog

    Sorry. I got nothing.

    -by Tegan at 8:35 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

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