Posted in Odds & ends

Six weeks to New York Comic Con

Alesandra TorresaniWe’re about six weeks away from New York Comic Con, which bills itself as the biggest pop culture gathering on the east coast. I find it hard to argue – I used to go every year, but as the show grew I found myself less willing to put up with the crowds. My last show was in 2011, when I took this photo with Caprica star Alessandra Torresani, who was there to promote Jane Espenson‘s web series Husbands.

Until this year. I kinda miss the fun of conventions – seeing all of the cosplayers, getting to talk to other people who are fans of whatever you’re a fan of  (no matter how niche it might be) and getting new autographs from people who make your favorite shows/movies/games/comics.

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Posted in Odds & ends

#SolarEclipse2017

PSFix_20170821_144954Millions of people across the United States watched today’s total solar eclipse. In New Jersey, we only reached around 70 percent totality…. day did not turn into night, it just seemed like it was a little bit cloudy.

If you went nuts hunting for special solar eclipse glasses or paid a fortune for them when you found them, you might have felt a bit disappointed. I don’t know. I re-purposed a used Priority Mail box that was waiting to be recycled to make a pinhole projector and for a few moments I felt like I was 10 again.

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Posted in Autographs, Baseball, New York Mets

At the White Plains National

This weekend, JP Sports and Rock Solid Promotions held their White Plains National sports card show, featuring a selection of autograph guests that included former MLB and NFL stars as well as a few pro wrestlers and actors. There was really someone for just about everyone.

I was talking to my friend Bart on Friday and he mentioned that he was looking forward to the autograph show. Now I hardly ever get to see Bart or do things with him these days, so when he asked if I wanted to go with him, i was quick to agree since it lined up with a rare Saturday day off.

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Posted in Baseball, Trenton Thunder

Looking ahead to an All-Star Summer

I just remembered to flip my calendar to August today – can you believe how fast the year is flying by?

The Trenton Thunder are already looking ahead to 2018, when they will host the Eastern League All-Star Game. The event is split into two days of festivities: a home run derby on Tuesday, July 10th and the All-Star Game itself on Wednesday, July 11th.

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets) will make two trips to Trenton in 2018, June 8-10 and June 19-21, which are the only other dates I’m going to bother making note of now… you can get more information via the Thunder website.

The Atlantic League All-Star Game will be in the tri-state area next summer again as well, hosted by the Long Island Ducks. No date has yet been announced.

Assuming the dates don’t conflict (and they probably will), I’d love to go to both. Here’s hoping I can at least get to see one.

Posted in comic books, Musings & Rants, Stage & Screen

Stuff I’m excited about from San Diego Comic Con

So I disappeared for over two months…. I got sick, went on vacation, did some other fun stuff and a bunch of boring stuff. But mainly I just got out of the habit of writing.

So let me ease back into it by sharing a few of the things I’m excited about from San Diego Comic Con.

Thor: Ragnarok

How awesome does Thor: Ragnarok look?

We get Hulk and Thor teaming up, and it even looks like Loki is going to throw in with our heroes to try to stop Hel from remaking Asgard in her own image. It should be epic.

We’re the same, you and I, just a couple of hot-headed fools.

Yes. Same. Hulk like fire, Thor like water.

Oh, we’re kinda both like fire.

Hulk like raging fire. Thor like smoldering fire.

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Posted in Autographs, New York Mets

Three new additions to my Mets autograph collection

1494263436191-d86f1841-0bc2-4ce3-91b8-22121ea4e219_Matt Harvey‘s latest indiscretion paved the way for Adam Wilk to become the 1,028th player in Mets’ history.  Unfortunately, while Wilk showed up for work, he didn’t have a very good day: six runs in less than four innings, including two home runs to Giancarlo Stanton probably means a return trip to Las Vegas is in order.

Wilk was kind enough to sign the card I mailed to Mets spring training camp this February.

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Posted in Funko Pops, Toy Photography

May Funko Photo-A-Day Challenge: Week 1

Funko’s doing another Photo-A-Day Challenge for May, and I decided to give it a shot. Here are my photos for week one.

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