Take a moment out of your day to thank those who served our country despite that fact that our country can be pretty awful sometimes. That isn’t our veterans’ fault. They’ve made the hard decision of sacrificing some of their own comforts in order to better the whole. They deserve our thanks!
Also, look at these adorable Aussies:
So many cute puppies!
We joined one! We’ll be getting 12 bottles (six red, six white) every two months from Solano Cellars! D and I are hoping that with this we’ll get a good selection of wines and start to learn a little more about the various types of wine, what makes them good, and what pairs well with what wines! We picked Solano Cellars because they deal in small production wineries!
The wine list
All my swag
On Monday I talked about APE and shared with you pictures of the convention floor and some of the booths and artists. Today, I want to share with you some of the comics, books, pins, and cards I picked up! There’s quite a bit of it and I want to talk about the creators and their works! So, let’s get started. Continue reading
The Convention Hall
The Alternative Press Expo is the flipside of Comicon. Where Comicon is the convention to go to when you want to see what Marvel and DC are doing, where new movies are debuted, where cartoons and videogames are announced, and where celebrity actors with fans. APE doesn’t have any of that. APE is a place where self-publishers and alternative and independent creators can show their work off without having to compete major publishers and movie studios. I like the fact that when I walk on the floor and browse the booths I don’t recognize any of the comics or their creators! APE is a great place to see new things and meet new people.
I also want to thank my friend and comics aficionado, Nich Maragos, for being my guide every year at APE! Guy bought a ton of comics this year too. I’m not joking his bag was overflowing and he was having trouble carrying it around. I’m really looking forward to seeing his reviews over at his blog, Comic for Comics’ Sake.
Now look at all these pictures! (Not as many pictures as I should have taken…)
I thought these were hilarious