On the off chance that I have any readers here in the Atlanta area, I thought I'd take a few quick seconds to remind everyone of some upcoming nerdfests.
Of course, Dragon*Con is just a few short weeks away (August 29th - September 1st). And Adam West is going to be there. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I will make it or not. So, say "hi" to Adam for me. Jerks. Admission for all 4 days is $90 at the door.
But, there's still hope for me to get some nerdy revelry in by the end of the year! November 2nd marks the next Atlanta Comic Convention. Once again, friend-of-WIFL Jason Flowers will be on hand to draw whatever the hell you pay him to. Sharing the table (or at least, occupying an adjacent one) is his female counterpart and fantastic pin-up artist Ariel. In all fairness to the couple, I should warn them that I am brewing up some fantastically strange ideas for sketches. A new addition (I think) to the artist roster from last time is Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Georges Jeanty. Admission is $5 at the door.
Shortly after, on November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, is Atlanta Super Con. This one has me a bit more excited because, well, there's going to be booze. Exciting guests include artists Herb Trempe (creator of Wolverine, and artist of every big comic series at one point or another), Don Kramer (Detective Comics, Aquaman, The Thing), and Allen Bellman (Captain America, Human Torch, Let's Play Detective); as well as actor Brian O'Halloran (Dante from Clerks), and voice actors Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carey Means (ATHF, as well), and Larry Kenney (Liono from Thundercats, Count Chocula). Admission is pretty cheap, all things considered, with a standard 3-day pass running for $35, up to a "VIP pass" for $150, which gets you faster access to autograph lines, and into some parties, etc. I shelled out the cash for the VIP pass because, well, there's a party with an open bar on Friday if you have one.
Almost forgot to mention an event coming up in a few months that Other-Friend-Of-WIFL Rich tipped me off about. Of course, I mean the first annual Southern Fried Comicon, which is being held on May 2nd and 3rd in Rome, Georgia. This one will also be featuring Jason and Ariel, as well as artist David Lloys (V for Vendetta), and actor and super nice guy Peter Mayhew (aka Chewbacca). Admission prices are pending.