I had a really great time this past weekend at Penguicon! I plan to get a full report, with photos, up in the next few days, but the short version is this: I met a lot of neat people (including readers and fellow webcomickers), the panels I was on went well, and I didn’t make a complete fool out of myself in front of Patrick Rothfuss (at least, I think I didn’t). So I guess that’s a win!

This weekend, May 8th and 9th: TCAF! I will be in the large upstairs room this year with most of the other webcomickers, and I am told a site map will be available on the TCAF website very soon  here is the site map!  I’m on the second floor in the Webcomics Pavilion, table #215, which is in the far corner from the door. I’ll also be participating in a panel on Sunday: Webcomics and Serial Storytelling; that’s May 9th from 12:00-1:00pm, and it will be across the street from the Metro Reference Library (where all the creators are set up) at the Pilot Tavern (see map).  Here’s what it says on the website:

Comics have a long history of gag a day and serialized storytelling in comic strip culture… but as the medium has moved to the web it is the gag-a-day strips that seemed to find immediate success. We talk to a number of comics creators doing long-form, serialized comics on the internet to see the challenges they face, and how serial storytelling works when it’s online. Creators include Ananth Panagariya (Applegeeks), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), Spike (Templar, Arizona), Jonathan Rosenberg (Goats), Tara Tallan (Galaxion), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo), and Ramon Perez (Kukuburi). Moderated by Holly Post of Topatoco.

That’s some pretty good company to be in, so I’m really excited! And nervous. But mostly excited! :-)

The sad news is, with all this back-to-back con prep– I’m rushing to get a new Galaxion minicomic completed in time for the show– I’m going to have to miss the usual First Friday of the Month update this week. :-( But rather than skip it altogether, I’m going to aim to post an extra page next Friday, by which time I’ll have had an opportunity to catch up . Sound OK? :-)

To keep you all entertained until then, I wanted to share something I spotted on Boing Boing: the hilarious blog Good Show, Sir, which is described as “Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers.” I have several of those books with atrocious cover art sitting on my shelves…