This was my first time at the Emerald City ComicCon. My sometimes-tablemate Reid, who last year conquered this Con, was back for a second round. He gave me the following advice:
With that in mind, I set up. I shared space with Tyrell Cannon, who is at this point more legend than man. Think Alan Moore mixed with Jake Gyllenhaal. We were a smashing success, hailed by one attendee as his favorite table at the show.
Between the two of us and Reid and Matt, you’d think there was nothing else worth visiting. You would be wrong. The following are just a few of the cartoonists who made the show Twitter-famous:
Covering the Con was intrepid reporter Henry Barajas. Henry does not have a household name. Yet.
Morgan Gendel, writer of “The Inner Light,” the very best episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation was selling copies of his Hugo Award winning script. I got to chat with Morgan and bask in the glow of his genius. I learned he went on to write for Law & Order, which surprised me since I don’t recall that show being set in outer space.
Thanks to the kind people of Washington for putting on such a great show. I will return next year!
First South American pope.
First black pope.
First woman pope.
First Hindu pope.
First Irish pope.
First robot pope.
First Jewish pope.
First jam band pope.
First me pope.
First you pope.
You have been so supportive of me these past five years. You read and responded (favorably sometimes!) to my fan fiction. You engaged with me in many a late-night discussion (long past twilight and into the breaking dawn!). You and I have been down that long road. But the end had to come. Twilight, the best series of movies the world will ever see, is over. Shed a tear for that girl and her vampire boyfriend. Their story now belongs to the better angels of our nature.
What follows is a little trip down memory lane. Share with me, dear readers, some highlights of this beautiful love story, one last time.
That scene where all the vampires see each other in a Whole Foods and they do that thing where they look away as they’re walking towards each other and then at the last minute, when they’re passing each other, they glance up and do a quick nod.
That scene where Kristen Stewart and the werewolf stoner get into a fight and the werewolf mauls her and then when she’s in the hospital dying he realizes he probably should’ve been easier on her.
That scene where the vampire goes out to hang with his bros and Kristen Stewart is like “where are you going?” and he says “out” and she says “I thought we were staying in to watch season 4 of The Wire.”
That scene where the vampire gets crucified for his beliefs.
That scene where the werewolf backpacks across the Southwest and becomes a Buddhist and moves to Boulder and sells beads on Pearl Street.
That scene where Kristen Stewart doesn’t know who else is watching “Girls” because after she started dating the vampire she let all her old friends sort of fade away and now her whole life is hunting homeless people, killing them, draining their blood into a bucket, and bringing the bucket to her vampire boyfriend.
Thanks for sharing this amazing journey with me! I don’t know what I’ll write about now that Twilight is over, but I guess I’ll keep the blog open just in case another supernatural teen romance comes along.
On my way home, I took this discarded chair as a sign that Discarded Couches of Portland was gearing up for a new season.
Little did I know that Discarded Couches of Portland: Season 2 was already underway! Take a gander at this beauty, the first sighting of the year.
Take note, Portlanders. March 26 was the beginning of Discarded Couch season.