Sometimes, if you just ask for things, you get them.
That’s the case with Stan Lee’s Comikaze, a Los Angeles-based comic convention taking place this weekend. I’m pleased to announce that Nick and I will be taking part in a So You Created a Wormhole panel at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.
I heard about Comikaze completely out of the blue a few weeks ago, and checked it out online. There was a nice heaping pile of cool people that were going to show up, according to the website, and it was LA-local, which was a big plus. It would mean we could avoid traveling.
Nick and I had a great time at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 this year, but the fact of the matter is that attending the convention got expensive. We were there for the full four days with a rented house, eating lots of restaurant food and paying every day to park…and drink. We also had sprung for some cool stuff like buttons to hand out in an attempt to make the biggest splash possible. SDCC was a great time for us, but the next big convention was New York Comic-Con, and by the time we were done with SDCC, we figured we’d need some time to recover.
Then we heard about Comikaze. Its close proximity to home made it seem much more doable than NYCC, so we decided to see if we could get involved. I shot an email over to Rosanne, our publicist from Penguin, to see if she knew if the publisher had a presence there. She contacted the con about panel possibilities and pitched them on a couple of guys who talk about time travel.
Suddenly, we had a panel.
So, intrepid time travelers in the greater Los Angeles area — you should come out. We’ll be giving a pro-tip talk for temporal adventure and avoiding pitfalls such as unseemly death.
We’ll also take your questions, either during the panel or after it (I believe we’ll also be signing some books at the con with our pals Mysterious Galaxies — copies will definitely be available there, and we’ll find a way to sign ’em). The panel itself will probably skew toward time travel-related stuff, but feel free to talk to us before or after (or maybe even during) about writing, publishing, freelancing, video games journalism, writing for video games (did you guys know Nick writes for mobile games?!) — whatever.
I think we’ll be doing a bit of a fun giveaway at the panel as well. So come and bring friends!
Important details: Comikaze day tickets run $20 for either Saturday or Sunday, or $30 for both. The convention starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the LA Convention Center’s Tom Bradley Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
There are a bunch of awesome people who will also be in attendance. Find more information at comikazeexpo.com.