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#4950782 - 07/21/11 08:07 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: gbj]
ciorac Offline
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Speaking of Takei, I remember seeing him at a Phoenix convention in the early 70s, and at the panel discussion someone asked him to sum up William Shatner in one word. Without hesitation he replied "Rich!"' and then added "when haven't you seen him on TV or in movies?"

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#4972755 - 07/30/11 07:56 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: ciorac]
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Speaking of George Takei, here's a shot from the 70's...



And here are a couple of miscellaneous images that I have easy access to while traveling (uploaded awhile back and don't believe posted here before)...

Artwork by yours truly (1992), used for convention program cover.



This is me (right) and my assistant auctioneer Mitch Bentley (circa 1990's)...


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#4973092 - 07/30/11 10:25 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: DavidMerryweather]
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 Originally Posted By: DavidMerryweather

Artwork by yours truly (1992), used for convention program cover.



That's a great drawing, man. Reminds me of some of the illustrations from the Monster Manual, only better. \(thumbs u
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#4974242 - 07/31/11 03:11 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: Ted Knight]
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Thanks, Ted! Here's another of my B&W pieces featuring a dragon causing mayhem...



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#4974487 - 07/31/11 04:55 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: gbj]
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 Originally Posted By: gbj
We never could afford Shatner or Nimoy or Kelley. But we had all the rest... George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle NIchols, Grace Lee Whitney and James Doohan. And we also had hangers-on and fellow travelers like David Gerrold and Mark Lenard... I'm sure there were others that I can't recall right now.

I particularly remember James Doohan. In one of his talks, somebody asked him if it was true Scotty wouldn't drink anymore. And Doohan said, patting his coat pocket for effect, "I have a letter right here from Gene Roddenberry that says Scotty can drink whenever he damn well feels like it!" The audience applauded mightily.

After the convention, I drove Doohan to the airport. He obviously didn't want to talk about Star Trek, so it was kind of awkward at first. Then when I told him my dad was a motorhome dealer, he was very talkative the rest of the way. He kept asking me how you fixed this or that on a Winnebago... I thought it very ironic that one of the most famous 'engineers' in TV history hadn't a clue how to work on his own motorhome!

One of my favorite memories.


I remember seeing Doohan at a convention in Houston I think. He sat on a table top and chatted with everyone. I think it was before the second movie which he liked a lot compared to the first one.
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#5047237 - 08/29/11 02:44 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: BB-Gun]
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hm I figured that it was time to bump this back up to page 1 as there hasn't been much FANDOM discussion recently (I guess folks are still recovering from the summer shows and too bushed to reminisce).

Let's get the old timers out of their rocking chairs and rockin' this site!
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#5047295 - 08/29/11 03:26 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: DavidMerryweather]
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I've been meaning to ask you if you remember a bookstore called Lutes in South OKC? We used to drive across town to it - they had wooden square bookcases lined from floor to ceiling if I remember correctly with scads of old comics. Not always the best condition but tons of stuff. A few higher end books were kept in a glass showcase up front.

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#5047342 - 08/29/11 04:06 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: telerites]
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hm Vaguely; I seem to recall checking Lutes out a couple of times back in the 70's while visiting friends in OKC, even though I rarely got up there outside of OAF meetings and the occasional Multicon, Springcon and Wintercon.

At the time I was a typically poor college student who resided about 60 miles SW of OKC in a modest liberal arts college community nestled in the traditionally conservative town of Chickasha. Note: My understanding of town folklore is that the Founders misspelled the tribal attribution Chickasaw when the name was submitted to the state capitol for registration and nobody ever bothered to change it. doh\!

On the occasions that I got out of Chickasha my favorite regional comic and book stores were the Norman, Oklahoma based Down Memory Lane, run by Bart Bush & (for a time) Don Maris, and another book/comic shop that was on Campus Corner at OU, run by Mike "Mad-dog" Madden (I want to say that one was Madden's Books, but that may not be right).

Do you recall either of those?
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#5047382 - 08/29/11 04:32 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: DavidMerryweather]
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Definitely Down Memory Lane - great store. I think of it every Time I drive by where it was in OKC. And visited the Norman stores when I was attending college at OU in mod-80s. I don't remember Mad-Dog though. Bart still has Atomik Pop bookstore in Norman I think.

I'll be at OAF this year.

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#5047564 - 08/29/11 06:37 PM Re: FANDOM [Re: telerites]
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 Originally Posted By: telerites
Definitely Down Memory Lane - great store. I think of it every Time I drive by where it was in OKC. And visited the Norman stores when I was attending college at OU in mod-80s. I don't remember Mad-Dog though. Bart still has Atomik Pop bookstore in Norman I think.

I'll be at OAF this year.


Bart is in the process of closing his comic shop after 40 years and nearly as many store names... ; he's co-chairing the upcoming OAF ComicCon, BTW.

I'll be there too, with two tables reserved; probably sharing one table with Mr Bedrock (who has some of the coolest GA paper around, as y'all know). \(thumbs u

Here is a link to the OAF Oklahoma Comic Con:

http://www.conventionscene.com/2011/06/27/oklahoma-comic-con-november-2011/


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