Well that was real mature...

Well that was real mature...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Post Con, Bonus Pages, Recognition, and a Breather

With RobCon 2014 now in our rearview, I can honestly say it was a blast. I took part in the first RobCon panel (a writer's panel) which was fun, if painfully under attended. Matt and I (left) always have fun meeting new people and introducing www.adventuresinpulp.com to new potential readers. The highlight was when a wonderful young lady came up to us and told us how much she enjoyed our stories.

Best. Convention. Moment. Ever.

It really makes all the hard work and stress worth it to know that someone likes our little tales.

Xander even got into the spirit by forgoing the costume contest (which, if you knew the little guy, was a supreme sacrifice) to promote Adventures in Pulp by wearing his Dick Ruby and the Case of the Little Green Men shirt.  He even covered the table while we attended the panel (right). Of course he picked up some bronze age comics and even got to visit a Tardis (below left).

Speaking of Xander, this Sunday at the Bristol Pirates game he will be recognized for his victory in the Hit, Pitch, Run competition this past April (below right). But, to quote my favorite blog, I digress...

We managed to see Guardians of the Galaxy over the weekend, which is, in my opinion the best of the Marvel films to date and the best movie of the year so far. That is saying something considering what Joss Whedon did with Avengers. I've been trying to work up the energy to write a review about it but to be honest the last three days have been the slowest three days I can recall having since early March. It was a hectic spring that turned into a crushingly busy summer. So it was nice to relax for a change. I hope to get to it soon. I kind of feel I have to because the mad-genius of filmmaker James Gunn deserves comment.

Adventures In Pulp put up a BONUS page of Jigsaw World, today, so both pages 3 and 4 went live. Page 3 wraps up the 3 page teaser/prologue and page 4 gives us our first look at Dan Gideon, the series star. Remember, the pacing for Jigsaw World is VERY different from our first three short stories, so if you are a fan expecting the cliffhanger-a-page pacing, you may be disappointed BUT over the long haul the characterization and plotting will be far more complex. 
UPDATE SUNDAY 5/24: Xander's recognition for his Hit, Pitch Run win will be pushed to another date. The Bristol Pirates game was delayed due to weather.

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