Update: Detroit Fanfare Wrap-up and On to Movember!

Detroit Fanfare

I had a great time attending the 2013 Detroit Fanfare convention in Michigan this past weekend. I got to meet some heroes, both personal and fictional, as well as more than a few truly interesting sights and events.

Some thank you’s are in order:

Billy West, for his kind words and inspiration. It’s good to know that I’m not the only artist who was a terrible student in school.

John DiMaggio and Maurice Lamarche, for being awesome and taking time to indulge a fanboy in brief conversation. Maurice said that he was glad that the Brain and Animaniacs had such an impact on my generation, and John was surprised to hear that I was gushing more for his portrayal of the Joker in Under the Red Hood than his work on Futurama and Adventure Time.

Kevin Siembiedia and the rest of the Palladium crew! Not only were they warm and welcoming, but offered some great feedback on new works I’m developing for them.  Kevin was kind enough to run a game of Palladium Fantasy that I was lucky enough to take part in, and I had a blast! Wayne Smith and Matthew Clements were both very good to meet as well, and I look forward to working with them in the future. Last but not least, Chuck Walton and I jived on pretty much everything from style to substance, and neither of us can wait to see what the other does next – particularly more works of ours that overlap!

Finally, Mr. Mort Castle. After enjoying his panel (along with The Walking Dead’s Jay Bonansigna) on writing horror, I was lucky enough to chat with him for a few minutes. Expect a future post detailing some of the pertinent notes from that panel, including some direct quotes from him and Jay!

Movember

I’ll be participating in the not-so-ancient ritual of Movember this year! Not only that, but I’ll actually be trying to raise money for the cause, so you can find my online profile for Movember Canada here.

I intend to post a couple of updates on this per week, so expect some shaven-going-stubbly photos in the next few days.  I’ll be chronicling not only the resurgence of facial hair, but also what it feels like to go from beard to nothing at all and back again. Well, from nothing to 70’s porn star calling card, anyway.

Stay tuned!

Brett

Update: The Rifter #64 Now Available, Podcast Appearance, Detroit Fanfare, and Incoming Posts!

There’s a bit to cover this update, so I’ll get right to it.

First, I was lucky enough to sit in with 3Men2Souls for another of their podcasts earlier this month.  We had a great time trying to figure out how the multiverse theory allows us to blame all possible problems on our friend Nick Brodie, as well as cracking each other up to no end. I don’t think we really discussed anything, but damn was it ever fun.  You can find it, and many more of their episodes, here.

Next, The Rifter #64 is now available for pre-order on Palladium Books’ website!  My story ‘A Cold Night, Dead Past’ will feature in this issue, and I couldn’t be more excited. Working with the fine folks at Palladium like Wayne Smith, as well as the legendary Kevin Siembedia, is a dream come true.  I’ll post another update when the issue ships, but you can order yours now here!

I’ll be attending the Detroit Fanfare convention in Dearborn, MI this weekend (Oct. 26-7), so if you’re in the area send me an email and maybe I’ll see you there! Look for the Palladium Books booth, since I’ll most likely be nearby kissing Siembedia’s feet.

Finally, there’s a few new posts incoming over the next few weeks. I have a lot of work ahead of me and behind me, meaning sporadic updates are the name of the game right now. However, I’m really excited about some of the projects I’m currently working on, and can’t wait to share more of them with you as they develop. For now, I’ll just say that over the next month or so I’m tentatively planning to include:

  • An article or articles regarding several shows and events in Toronto I’ve attended recently.
  • A Movember marathon chronicling my soon-to-be-shorn beard’s triumphant return (after a moustachioed detour).
  • Some music review/interviews with a couple of local Toronto artists
  • Maybe even more…
Stay tuned!
Brett