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Kickstarter – “TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Hardcover”

I’ve been following some creative people on Kickstarter lately.

At the most recent Fantasticon held in Toledo, Dirk Manning mentioned that he was putting out a Kickstarter for his long awaited Tales of Mr. Rhee book.  Honestly, I had never heard of the book, nor the series – but he was a local creator (419 yo!) and I wanted to support him.  I looked online and did a little research, signed up for his monthly newsletter, and am supporting his Kickstarter:

There are still 3 weeks to go (as of this morning) and he has doubled his initial quest.


Fantasticon – Toledo 2015

Today was Fantasticon 2015!

This is the first time this convention has been to Toledo, and I was a little leery about it.  But I figured if it was on either end of the spectrum, I would make it enjoyable.

Looking at the guest list, the only two people I recognized were Dirk Manning and Jeremy London (of Mallrats fame).  I have been out of the comic book fandom for many years and didn’t recognize any of the artists, writers, or voice artists present.  It did make me feel a little guilty to see these people sitting behind their tables with their books and just walking past.  I think next time I will do a little research.

There were a few people dressed in costume, not nearly the percentage at the Animarathon or the Wizard World Cleveland conventions earlier this year.

The main room where all the merchandise was being sold had lights that were slightly amber tinted and a little dim.  It gave off a very 1970’s or early 1980’s vibe.  It was a little depressing.  Loads and loads of dollar comics.  I must have done twenty laps around looking at all the merch.

I did pick up an awesome piece of art from artist Erik Hodson, a Bad Wolf illustration.

I met up with some friends and we perused the comics.  We discussed the history of Ant-Man, attended two trivia events – one super-hero trivia (its sad the amount of knowledge bouncing around my noggin), the other being Star Wars trivia.

After making a final lap around the sales floor, we decided “real food” was in order.  We stopped by Ice for food and called it a day.

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