November 8, 2007

  • Con on the Cob 2007: Day 1 – Quick Draw


    How Not To Grow A Beard: Day 08
    The third annual Con on the Cob has officially begun! The Quick Draw competition is underway, pitting two artists against one another in a rapid-fire, grueling duel to illustrate wacky suggestions suggested by the audience. Round One: Nazi Potatoes (3 minute time limit). Round Two: Monster Truck Square Dance (4 minute time limit). Round Three: Oh My God, The Second Best Thing Ever! (60 second time limit) Round Four: Jabba of Starfleet (3 minute time limit).

    I’ll see if I can get photos of some entries and post them soon.

  • Nerdstuff: Con on the Cob 2007


    Con on the CobCon on the Cob 2007 starts in about two and a half hours and ends Sunday evening. This is good news for my inner geek and bad news for my aspiring writer. On the other hand, maybe a little geeky distraction is just what I need to push through to 20,000 words. Ideas come from the strangest places, after all.

    There are a handful of reasons I’m going to the con instead of writing:

    • Miscellaneous G™ is one of the organizers.
    • Fantasy artist Larry Elmore will be there.
    • Green Ronin’s Wild Cards expansion for their Mutants & Masterminds RPG. If you’ve been reading for a while, you probably know that Wild Cards is my favorite sci-fi/superhero/alternate history series in the history of ever, and it’s a perfect setting for a roleplaying game.

    It’s after 1:00 already and I’m carpooling with Gus, who’s going to be here in 30 minutes or so. I’ve got to get ready. Beard pictures when I get home tonight (probably after midnight).