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Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 20, 2008 - 22:56
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 19, 2008 - 23:26
I saw Batman: The Dark Knight on Friday morning, and it rocked my socks off. If you’ve ever seen my boots then perhaps you can imagine just how much sock-rocking that is.
The film did not, however, claim top spot on my list. Wall-E remains on top, further cementing the notion that our robotic creations will someday rule us. Here’s the updated list, wherein I rate the movies I’ve seen this summer in descending order of how much I liked them…
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 16, 2008 - 11:54
I will be opening limited pre-orders for Schlock Mercenary: The Teraport Wars at Comic-Con International next week. Here’s the scoop:
You show up at booth 1330 (Blank Label Comics, look for the color orange) at Comic-Con, and you can pre-order a numbered, customer-choice sketch-edition of Schlock Mercenary: The Teraport Wars, shipped to any US Address, for $35 (that’s cover price plus sketch edition price — we’re eating the shipping and the sales tax.)
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 15, 2008 - 22:15
I saw Hellboy II and Journey to the Center of the Earth since the last time I blogged movies. Here’s my updated rating for the summer:
2) Kung-Fu Panda
3) Speed Racer
4) Iron Man
5) Hellboy II
6) Get Smart
9) Indiana Jones
11) Prince Caspian
12) Journey to the Center of the Earth
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 14, 2008 - 21:16
Sorry for the dearth of posts. I’ve got loads to do in order to get ready for Comic-Con next week, and blogging hasn’t risen to the top of that list.
I got digital proofs back for Schlock Mercenary: The Teraport Wars and they look great. I won’t have that book with me at Comic-Con, but if you’re at the show, you can try to be the first to pre-order it.
Details will follow in another post…
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 9, 2008 - 00:18
InConJunction XXVIII began early for me: I had to catch a 6:00am flight out of Salt Lake International, which meant leaving the house at 4:00am, which meant getting out of bed by 3:30am, a full five hours before I usually do.
Hey, now. Sleeping in is one of the rare luxuries I afford myself these days, and I cherish it.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 7, 2008 - 13:04
I don’t understand how John Scalzi manages to post so many interesting things in a single week. You’d think the guy just lives to write, but I happen to know that he has a wonderful family to spend time with as well.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 3, 2008 - 00:27
In just six hours I leave the cozy cocoon of my home here in suburbotropolitan Orem, Utah and head for Indianapolis. I’ll have only spotty connectivity (no laptop these days, and I’m more productive without one).
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 3, 2008 - 00:09
I saw Hancock Wednesday morning at 9:40am. I liked it, but I can’t tell you much about it without spoiling the neat plot-hook.
You know how both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk feature a climactic conflict between the hero, and a bigger, badder version of the hero? Well, Hancock doesn’t, and I’m glad it doesn’t.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on June 30, 2008 - 12:02
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I’ll be at InConJunction, the Indianapolis Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. I’ll have books, magnets, prints, and some originals available for sale and perusal, and of course I’ll be mouthing off at assorted panels.