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Emerald City ComicCon

Headed up to Seattle tomorrow for the Emerald City ComicCon. I’ll be at a table with Jen and mercuryeric. I’ll have some books to sell, stories to tell, and if it goes well, all will be swell.

I’m very sorry about that last sentence, and I beg your immediate forgiveness.

There’s a DC Nation panel on Saturday, from 1 to 2 pm in “Panel Room A,” which I suspect I’ll be asked to sit on. Dan DiDio is out for the show this year, so if nothing else, he’ll be endlessly entertaining as he frustrates fans. As for my part, I’ve actually got no idea if I’ll be up there, because just about everything I’m doing for DC is still under information embargo at the moment, which inevitably leads to me repeating, over and over again, “I can’t answer that.” So maybe I’ll be the one who’s endlessly frustrating.

Oni Press will be well-represented at the show, as well, and Sunday from 11 to 12, again in “Panel Room A,” they’ll be having their Quiz Show. Apparently, I’m on that as well, along with Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Jennfer Van Meter, who, for those of you who still haven’t figured it out, is the same Jen from Paragraph One, above. Bryan’s very talented wife, Hope Larson, will be at the show, as well.

I like this show; Jim Demonakos has done a terrific job with it, and it’s one of my favorite of the circuit, one of the few I actually get excited about attending every year. The Portland Crowd tends to be pretty thick in attendance, as well, including most — if not all — of the Periscope Studio crew. I’ll also get to see Matthew Southworth, which is great, because Stumptown is inching its way ever-closer to a release; we’re hoping for the first issue in September.

Work is continuing apace. The novel has reached a crossroads. Should know which direction I’m taking it in the next two days, and once that’s decided, then it’s just a matter of typing the draft as fast as I can. I’m running about two weeks behind (according to my personal schedule), and I’m eager to make it up, as other work (primarily comics works) is back-burnered for the time being.

Philip Tan — who will also be at the show this weekend! — is continuing to deliver amazing pages on FC:R. I get leery of posting stuff without permission, but if you’ve checked out his blog, you can see some of his work-in-progress.

29 Responses to Emerald City ComicCon

  1. lithera

    I hope I’ll get a chance to stop by and say hello. I’ll be manning the celeb photo booth the whole weekend as a volunteer, so I’m not entirely sure how much time I’ll have not taking people’s money for pictures with Jamie Bamber. (Just $30! And for another $10, you can get copies! Would you like those e-mailed to you?)

  2. crisper

    Eh, get up on the panel and every time you would have to say “I can’t answer that”, instead just make something totally outrageously ludicrous up instead.

    In fact, disclaim the audience first: “If at any point I’m asked something I can’t talk about, I won’t say so, I’ll just lie. I won’t tell you that I’m lying, I’ll just make something up and pretend it’s the answer. You’re going to have to guess which things are lies and which are truths.”

    Could keep message board chatter busy for weeks!

  3. sd6

    “I’ll have some books to sell, stories to tell, and if it goes well, all will be swell.”

    *punch*

    And by the way, you bastard…let me tell you how many times the phrase “Helmets, Greg! It’ll be grrreat!” has popped into my head at bizarre times, your well-impersonated accent completely intact.

  4. kali921

    There’s a DC Nation panel on Saturday, from 1 to 2 pm in “Panel Room A,” which I suspect I’ll be asked to sit on. Dan DiDio is out for the show this year, so if nothing else, he’ll be endlessly entertaining as he frustrates fans. As for my part, I’ve actually got no idea if I’ll be up there, because just about everything I’m doing for DC is still under information embargo at the moment, which inevitably leads to me repeating, over and over again, “I can’t answer that.” So maybe I’ll be the one who’s endlessly frustrating.

    Dear Sir,

    I would pay cold hard cash to see you at a panel and say nothing but “I can neither confirm nor deny” for an hour straight. Politics is obviously your true calling.

    Please let me know when you decide to run for office, as I will be immediately offering my services as your campaign manager.

    Sincerely,

    A Devoted Fan

    Tan’s art under that link? AMAZING. WOW.

  5. edkaye

    Oh Man! I was looking forward to this con for so long. I am just across the water in Victoria BC. I am applying for Canadian residency at the moment, and I am just at the final stage, and they won’t let me leave the country till it is completed. Oh well, maybe next year. Have a good time!

  6. sd6

    I think he should answer all questions with “I did not have sexual relations with that editor.”

  7. captain_slinky

    Are there any questions you could suggest I ask Mr. DiDio in order to make his head explode? or at the very least give him a severe headache?

  8. mercuryeric

    So maybe I’ll be the one who’s endlessly frustrating.

    Someday, man, I want to be that guy.

    I think I’m up to it.

    ;)

    -E

  9. mercuryeric

    I can confirm this. He did almost 15 minutes of Scottish accent when we were “working” the other day.

    It was HILARIOUS.

    Ahem.

    -E

  10. mercuryeric

    Try asking him to tell you the release schedule for Secret Invasion. That ought to do the trick.

    :)

    KIDDING! I’m KIDDING!

    -E

  11. captain_slinky

    Now why ya gotta tempt me like that? I was considering something like “Do they still make Superman comic books”, but YOU, sir, have just upped the ante!

    If you see a fat guy in a cheap Star Trek uniform get up to ask a question during the DC panel, look out!

  12. mercuryeric

    Moo hoo ha ha. Er, I mean, I wash my hands of this.

    -E

  13. admin

    Swing by if you get a chance! It’d be cool to see you!

  14. admin

    This plan has merit. I like.

  15. admin

    No, no no, not like that. Punch from the hips, you get much more torque that way.

    Like this.

    *punch*

  16. lithera

    I’ll do my best!

    I’d like to say hello to you and Gail at the very least.

  17. admin

    Yeah, Philip’s got moves, no question.

    I’d suck at politics. I’m not very good at not saying what I mean.

  18. sd6

    OW! MY HELMET!

  19. admin

    Come next year! It’s truly a great show, and every year it seems to get better and better.

  20. admin

    Ask him about Sue and Ralph. He LOVES it when people ask him about Sue and Ralph. And Ted, ask him about Ted. And tell him you’re not leaving until you get an answer to the whole “Max Lord the Cyborg” question.

  21. admin

    Someday?

  22. captain_slinky

    Could I just ask him why he has a personal vendetta against Keith Giffen? I’m sure he’s never heard that one, either…

  23. captain_slinky

    “Uhm, yeah… Mister Diddy-oh? Uhm… a guy on Livejournal.com wanted me to ask you this…”

  24. sd6

    ZING!

  25. jonlaw

    I am boycotting until you appear at a Con withing reasonable distance of DC Metro. The thousands of miles and cost of airfare has nothing to do with it.

    I am making a statement!

  26. dewline

    Possibly months.

  27. kozemp

    Wizard World Philly! WIZARD WORLD PHILLY GOD DAMMIT!

  28. kali921

    Agreed.

    Agreed. I officially endorse this comment.

    Of course, at the same time, he should be giving smouldering come hither looks at any editors present. Just to confuse the issue, of course.

  29. kali921

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAAA…

    …Oh, wait, you were serious?

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