Web-Con: Twas The Night Before Hal-Con

Twas the Night Before Hal-Con
By Larry Gent

A poem about the last minute Con Woes.

Twas the night before Hal-Con, and all thro the city

Every creature was stirring, especially the committee

The costumes were hung in the closest with care,

In hopes that tomorrow would soon be there;

The cosplayers were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of excitement danc’d in their heads,

When from the other room there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

The helmet had fallen and crashed to the floor

Taking damage only seen from a great war.

The stitching had failed and my cloak was undone

And I stood there staring with a look of pure stun.

This cosplay had been months of hard work,

It had driven me mad and sent me berserk.

I could not sew when all this had began,

And none of this project had proceeded as planned.

It started as clothe and evolved into foam.

I embroidered, and painted and even used chrome.

The cost had tripled from my initial budget

And my family had questioned my better judgement.

But I pressed onwards until it was done

Because deep down I found it all fun.

I took a deep breath, and reached for my kit,

I glanced at my suit and figured a refit.

I stared at my costume as the moon glowed bright

Happy, Hal-Con to all but I ain’t sleeping tonight.

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Tuesday Test: Convention Wordsearch

Welcome back to Tuesday Test.  Hal-Con is fast approaching (OH GOD!! I’M NOT READY) and that means I have a lame excuse for a theme this week.  So now we do a Tuesday Test based on conventions.

I love conventions.  I love the people, I love the hustle, I dislike the bustle (odd – I know), but I love everything else about it.  I love the panels, the dances and the costumes.  So here we are.  Hal-Con is approaching and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  This week’s test is all about the various con across the globes.   Continue reading

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Spider Notes: Introducing the Flow

9781926903187_p0_v1_s600There is always a feeling that flows through me before I start a new project. It’s part wonder and excitement, it’s part me fleeing from the daunting task that stood before me and its part relief know that I’ll finally get to introduce someone, someone I know deeply and very personally, to this world.

I’d like to introduce — oh wait, it’s not that easy.

Each author has its own approach, apparently we are each very different people, and so with that in mind I can only speak to my own approach.  So keep that in mind as you read forth.

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Geekdown: Top Ten Pokémon I Want in Pokkén Tournament

So news was released that a new Pokémon game was being announced. Today we got the announcement. Pokken Tournament: a tournament fighter, like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, staring the Pokémon from — well —– Pokémon. The game is also being created by the Tekken Team.

Now I would assume that the roster will be limited to mostly humanoid Pokémon and probably mostly fighting-type or fighting themed Pokémon. But who will get in? The trailer shows only Lucario and Machamp but who else would you want in it?

Here are my ten. Continue reading

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Tuesday Test: SDCC 2014

Welcome Back to Tuesday Test.  SDCC.  San Diego Comic-Con.  Are there four words in this world that mean more to the geek world then San Diego Comic-Con?  I hardly doubt it.

New comics news; New movies news; New game news; new GEEK NEWS.  Everything I care about is announced here.  Well — everything I care about except how damn good I look in my reflection.

SO to celebrate here is a SDCC ’14 wordsearch.  Find the things that made thebiggest news this weekend.

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Geekdown: Best Weird Al CDS

Weird Al Yankovic. You would think after four articles – four BACK TO BACK – articles about the man I’d be running out of things to say about him. Well you’re wrong. The only things I have left to say about him, however, are WAY TO PERSONAL.

Seriously I’d seem like a freak or something.

I did get to meet the man though, Back Stage Pass in 1999 for the Running with Scissors Tour.   BOOYEAHKASHA!!

To celebrate his release of Mandatory Fun I looked at all 14 albums and I chose the TOP TEN Weird Al Albums Continue reading

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Geekdown: Weird Al Parodies

I might have revealed this before but I am a MASSIVE Weird Al Fan. Seriously. MASSIVE – and a BIG FAN – and HARD CORE FAN.

To Summarize: when it comes to Weird AL i’m Big, Massive and Hard: WAIT.

That came out wrong.

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