#5834801 - 07/09/1202:33 PMRe: SDCC 2012, July 12-15, San Diego, CA
The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?
Originally Posted By: Awax
Originally Posted By: Comick1
Speaking of dinners, I figured I'd post this in case there are any war collectors kickin' around. I know you attended last year, Conan, and you & your pop'd be welcome again, of course! This is imported from the war comics thread:
OK, folks. Here's the official invite to the 18th annual DC War Comics Summit/Banquet:
When: 7:45-10:00ish PM, Thursday, July 12
Where: Filippi's Pizza Grotto (the usual place) 1747 India Street San Diego, California 92101 Phone: (619) 232 - 5094
Why: Hang with a bunch of fans of the coolest genre in comics, DC war. Killer pasta and pizza, affordable prices. It'll be 20 bucks flat rate for the meal cost (not including alcohol which'll be cash-bar format and cover charge). For that 20 bucks, you get to order ANYthing you want off the menu (except alcohol) and I guarantee you'll be full and have another 3 doggy-bags of food to take back to your hotel fridge so that you can scarf it down for lunch on Friday instead of the swill they sell at the convention center.
Humminah: We're sponsoring Russ Heath's visit to Comic-Con for the first time in about 4 years. He's gonna stay in a hotel for 2 nights on our dime. Anybody coming to the summit kicks in 20 bucks for the privilege of shmoozing across the table with this legend. We'll be collecting the $$$$ in a Sgt. Rock helmet that'll look something like an upside down version of one of these:
I'm sure I can get Wild Bill Kelso, Peter, Mr. Bedrock, Keith, or Adam Strange to help collect the $$ at the door when people walk in. That makes the total price for everything a measly $40.00 (including flat dinner and Heath underwriting). Deal of the century, folks!
Humminah humminah: Mr. Heath has volunteered to donate a sketch toward our resurrected art auction. It's been about 5 years since we've done one of those, so this'll be a special treat. I'm working on getting a couple other cool pieces to auction off that night. For anybody who's never been to one of the auctions, it truly is a chance for collectors to get some amayyyyyyzing art for totally affordable prices. The proceeds from the auction will help underwrite Russ Heath's hotel AND if we have anything left over, we'll kick it into a travel expense bank account for whoever the 2013 banquet guest is. (Do any of you have scans of some of the art from the souvenir books handy to show what kinds of stuff went at auction before? If you do, post 'em.) If I get any of this year's art donations in advance, I'll try & post them here before the banquet.
All collectors and families are invited. Sidenote: Folks who are bringing significant others/family need not pay beyond the single "cover-fee." So as an example, if I brought Pam, I'd pay $40.00, but Pam's cost would only be $20.00 (no cover-fee) because she's a family guest. Trying to make this as family-friendly as possible and still raise enough to cover Mr. Heath. All I ask is that you PM or email me with a headcount for who's coming. It'll be a good gig, people. Looking forward to seeing everybody! PM me with any Qs. Mick
I live about 3 blocks from this Filipis pizza. One of the best places to eat around here. Highly recommended. Have fun guys. And make sure you try the lasagna.
#5834933 - 07/09/1203:23 PMRe: SDCC 2012, July 12-15, San Diego, CA
StronguyStronguy Nah, it's only a .38. My mom shoots one of those.
I'll be out there handing out free nut kicks at the 'Toon Tumblers booth, #4051 (near Starz and G4). If you're lucky we might still have some of the Dark Knight exclusive (limited to 1,200) or an Avengers pitcher left.
#5835000 - 07/09/1203:42 PMRe: SDCC 2012, July 12-15, San Diego, CA
FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.
gonna pay for my greyhound bus ride today, but before i do, gotta try one last time...if anyone is going to san diego from los angeles on friday july 13th and would give me a ride, i'd kick in gas money.
Raw Books I Need (Eventually):
#5835037 - 07/09/1203:57 PMRe: SDCC 2012, July 12-15, San Diego, CA
If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.
Loc: San Diego
Originally Posted By: nearmint
The Twilight freaks are already trying to line up for the panel Thursday morning in Hall H. Comic-Con just sent out a tweet saying no one can line-up yet because they haven't finished setting up the queue.
My wife is a news producer for NBC here. Thanks for this tip, there will be a little bit about it on the news tonight.