Guess what I’ll be doing on Wednesday nights? And, it’s FREE!
When I learned that Gene Luen Yang would be making a stop in my neck of the woods, you best believe I jumped on getting tickets early on. He is my hero and Brookline Booksmith hosted the event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with a book signing after the talk back at the shop.
Phew! Thought I had missed this as I lamented last weekend. But nothing to fear because it’s taking place THIS weekend at the Porter Exchange building in Cambridge, MA.
There’s a great schedule of events!
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
University Hall at Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.)
Visit www.micexpo.org for more info.
Mr. Lee and I made our way to the Seaport Hotel Saturday afternoon. The plan was to meet up with the Lee crew.
|signed comics by Mike Choi; indie comic called “Tuna Time”; and 10 issues of Batgirl / Cassandra Cain for $6|
|Mike Choi signing my copy of X-23: Target X|
|Why, hello there, Michelangelo!|
|Voltron, the cardboard edition|
|some booth decor|
|A working, motorized R2-D2 making his exit|
|It’s a Bumblebee Crossing! This costume was ginormous.|
|Batgirl / Cassandra Cain back issues|
|Me as Paul Bunyan with Big Toe Uglydoll and Babe the Blue Ox during the 2012 Superhero 5K race|
It’s happening this weekend so make sure to check it out!
I’ll be noodling around the convention on Saturday and most likely devoting most of my time learning more about the indie comic artists.
Some of my friends have a list of all the artists they want to see. Errr…maybe I should follow suit? I was even asked if I’d dress up in cosplay. Errr…I gots no time nor patience for that — I leave that to the experts 😛
Anyhow, it’s going to be a fun convention.
Check out the Boston Comic Con website for a listing of events and special guests!
I’ll definitely be noodling around the Hynes in April 🙂
The 2013 Boston Comic Con, New England’s largest comic con, returns Saturday and Sunday April 20 to 21, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
For more, visit the Boston Comic Con website (tho I hope it gets spruced up as the event draws closer)
|Bedrock Comics and The Million Year Picnic = Batgirl success!|
My weekend was pretty much spent comic book shop hopping — searching for back issues of Batgirl / Cassandra Cain. Here was the itinerary:
Bedrock Comics, 371 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
Mr. Lee and I first checked out Bedrock Comics out in Framingham. We’d driven by it before many times, but never stopped to visit. Why hadn’t we before?!
The owner (I think he was anyway), Jim was super nice and helpful — he found the only two back issues hidden amongst the Catwoman section!
Other than not being able to find Batgirl issues — for some reason there was no Batgirl section. Maybe someone bought them all out? If so, do I have an adversary in my quest? — everything else was crazy well organized. Issues were grouped together with a note if any were missing. AND, back issues were only $0.50!
This will definitely be a stop anytime I’m in Framingham for sure.
New England Comics, 14A Eliot St, Cambridge MA
Ok. So usually, when Mr. Lee and I hit up comic book shops there are sometimes signs saying ‘no beverages.’ We walk in anyway with our cups of coffee and usually don’t get hassled. But this time, immediately upon entering the shop, Mr. Lee was told to leave his coffee at the register.
There was no ‘hello’ or anything to acknowledge us first. It was ‘please leave your coffee at the register.’
I’ve actually never been to this particular location — usually Mr. Lee and I visit the Quincy or Coolidge Corner spots. Needless to say, we were a bit put off. We didn’t really noodle around. I did find a few issues, but we decided to leave instead and go to one of our fave shops which was just around the corner…
The Million Year Picnic, 99 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
It’s our tried and true stomping grounds and it proved to be most successful.
First off, the staff was super nice AND I found dozens of back issues — score! It was a substantial pile to carry and when I got to the register, I asked if I could possibly get a price break. It was a great suggestion by Mr. Lee because I received 10% off!
Currently, I have a lot of reading to do, but I’m also compiling a list of what I now have so that I can cross check in the future to avoid doubling up on issues.
This weekend was quite the haul and there are many more shops to visit (i.e., JP Comics & Games is a must on my list considering it’s in my neighborhood).
|electro // pop // rock // by jessica sun lee + leo white|
It was cold. I was hunkered down for a night of figure sketching when I got the call:
“Let’s check out some bands over at the Radio!” Mr. Lee said.
“Uhhh…but I’m all settled and warm right now…” I whined.
“Come on — it’ll be fun!” Mr. Lee continued.
“Ughhh…ok, ok. Fine, fine. Let’s do this,” I relented.
It was freaking ass cold outside, but I’m so glad that I decided not to succumb to lame-ness by staying in. I did get several good sketches in so all was not lost on that front.
Three bands played that night and The Floating Heads were my fave by far.
Note: Not counting Jessica, Mr. Lee and I were the only other Asians in the house….as usual 😛
Guess where I’ll be this Saturday afternoon?
I’ll be speaking on a panel called “Fearless” For ASPIRE (Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence).
Me? Fearless? There is no bravery involved whatsoever when it comes to the things I do be it with art, lion + dragon dancing, or my 30 blind dates project (which ended up being 4 because #4 ended up being the one).
I don’t think about the consequences or rationalize why I should do something versus not do it. Am I scared of failing? Humiliating myself? Hey, those are a given. I just do it and deal with whatever may come my way.
Seriously, what’s the use in worrying? Life doesn’t last forever so I might as well make the best of what time I have…for the most part. I mean, I do have moments of absolute couch-potato-ness, don’t get me wrong.
So if you’re interested in going, there’s still time to get tickets here.