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Monday, October 20, 2014
My Take On: The 2014 San Diego Comic Fest... In Total
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
 
The 2014 San Diego Comic Fest...
In Total
 

  
  


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4016 -    It is the Monday after the three day 2014 San Diego Comic Fest...

First, let me tell you that I am associated with this comic convention.  I am the administrator of the Facebook Fan Page for the San Diego Comic Fest, and have been since it started being organized three years ago by Mike Towry, who is a co-Founder of the San Diego Comic Con, now called Comic-Con International.

You can see my name, as well as the other Committee members in the Program Guide on pages 4 & 5 of this year's publication.  There are a lot of staff members involved with putting on a comic convention, that's for sure!

Anyway's here's 'My Take' on this year's third annual show:

Programs -  This to me is the highlight of the San Diego Comic Fest.  As you can see by the online presentation of the schedule, (this link), there was a lot of programming!   Saturday and Sunday, my youngest son and I attended almost non-stop, a program every hour!   There was a lot of variety in topics also, from films to sci-fi to comics and more.  This is what makes this San Diego Comic Fest a 'Must See' show!

Music Tent - Yes... A 'Music Tent'.  And there were several good bands there as well.  Madus, Leave The Universe, Digital Lizards of Doom were the bands that we listened to.  But there were several others. 

The Twilight Zone Cafe -  Which was a tribute to Rod Serling's TV show.  It was nice that his daughter was there to talk about her dad.   The prices of the food were very reasonable, and I ate healthy for a change!  The cafe was also the setting for the Friday night party, the Jerry Siegel Centennial Celebration Party!  See the top photo of Laura Siegel Larson along with her two sons cutting the Superman cake.  Laura is the daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.  This was a good place to meet new people and get caught up with friends from the past.

Le Sommet - Which was basically the Childrens Programming room during the Fest.  A good place to bring your kids or grandkids to.

Artists Alley - Up to 36 different artists were showcased in this small room, but fun was had by all that attended!

The Dealers Room - There were a few less tables this year, due to Fire Marshall guidelines... But still plenty to see and buy!

Registration - This operation went smoothly, even though more admission tickets had to be printed!

Masked Ball - A good time was had by those that attended.

And yes, there were other activities... But I didn't attend those, so I'll not mention them.

Once again, I had a great time at this smaller in size show.  The aim was for about 2,000 total attendees. 

Where the 2015 San Diego Comic Fest will be located is anybody's guess at this time.  As the East side of the Town and Country Resort & Hotel is being torn down and replaced with condos next year.  But I'll keep you posted as to where the Comic Fest will be...

My thanks to all my fellow San Diego Comic Fest Staff members for putting on a pretty darn good show this year!.

Here are the links for you to follow and read more:

The Photo Album for photos I took and posted at my Facebook Fan Page.

The Facebook Fan Page for the San Diego Comic Fest.

The web site for the San Diego Comic Fest.

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 1:25 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 3:51 PM PDT
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
The 2014 San Diego Comic Fest Starts... Tomorrow!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Cons
                                        
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The 2014 San Diego Comic Fest...
Starts Tomorrow!  It Runs Friday October 17th thru Sunday the 19th!
 

  
  

 

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4015 -    I just finished posting a couple of more articles with links on the Facebook Fan Page for the San Diego Comic Fest.  As several of you already know, I've been doing the Fan Page for the first three years of the San Diego Comic Fest.   Which is why you see so many of the posts on my own Facebook Fan Page.

Anyways, this is just a note to readers of this blog that the 3rd Annual San Diego Comic Fest starts tomorrow, and runs through Sunday October 19th at the Town and Country in the Mission Valley Area of San Diego.

You can buy single day tickets or three day passes to the Comic Fest at the door. 

There are some great programs / panels this year also.  See this link.

There are also several great guests!  See this link.

You can also dance at this convention, on Saturday night.  See the Masked Ball link.

The Friday night party is the Jerry Siegel Centennial Celebration.

There's also the Dealers Room, the Twilight Zone Cafe, Childrens Programs Area, the Live Art & Entertainment Tent, plus much more this year!

I'm pleased to have been associated with the San Diego Comic Fest the past three years.

I invite YOU to come join all of us sometime in the next three days!

For those that can't make it... I'll be posting photos on the San Diego Comic Fest Facebook Fan Page, as well as on my own Facebook Fan Page.   Plus I'll be uploading all of the photos I take after the Comic Fest is over, on my Fan Page.

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:34 PM PDT
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Monday, September 1, 2014
Stan Goldberg of Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics Passes...
Mood:  sad
Topic: Comic Book Artists
                                        
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Stan Goldberg Passes...
 

  
  

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4014 -    I just read this morning that Stan Goldberg, who worked at Marvel, DC & Archie Comics, passed away last night.  He had a stroke about two weeks ago, and was 82 years old.

I remember meeting Stan at the 2003 San Diego Comic-Con International, when he was the subject of the Program titled: "Spotlight on Stan Goldberg".   He presented a lot of info on his early days, and what he had been doing up to his retirement.  I haven't uploaded the photos from the program to the special 2003 SDCC Photo Album as of yet, but when I do, that is where they will be.

I remember's Stan's works at Marvel in the early 1960s.  He would sign the comics as "Stan G.".  Yes, I did read several "Millie the Model" comics!  Stan left Marvel Comics in 1969, and went to DC Comics for about three years.  He then went to Archie Comics. 

For a list of his works in comics, I would suggest this link to the Grand Comics Database.

For a history on Stan's life, I would suggest reading the entry in the Wikipedia series.

Stan also had a web site, as seen at StanGoldberg.com

My condolences to his family on his passing.

Stan gave a lot of energy to the comics industry, and he will definitely be remembered for his fine work.

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Monday, September 1, 2014 12:07 PM PDT
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Batton Lash Interviews The Wicked Witch At Winkie Con 50
Mood:  cool
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents The Video Of...
 
Batton Lash Interviews The Wicked Witch At Winkie Con #50!
 

  
  

 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4013 -    This is a special blog post... One that features the video I shot of Batton Lash interviewing the Wicked Witch at Winkie Con 50 in San Diego!

David Maxine saw Batton at last year's San Diego Comic Fest at another panel, where Batton was the interviewer.  Liking Batton's role so much, he asked him to be the Interviewer at this year's Winkie Con 50 for a special feature. The above video is the result.  Enjoy!

Oh, and you can see Batton's web site at this link.

And you can see the Wicked Witch, (Kurt Raymond) at this link.

Plus... Here is the Winkie Con's Facebook fan page link.

Here is the Winkie Con's Facebook event link.

Here is the web site link for Winkie Con.

Here is the web site link for the International Wizard of Oz Club.

Thanks to David Maxine & Eric Shanower for bringing Winkie Con to my attention!  It was a Fun three days convention!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:20 AM PDT
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Monday, August 11, 2014
My Take On: Winkie Con 50
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
 
Winkie Con #50!
 

  
  

 

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4012 -    I am back from the three day Wizard of Oz convention that was called Winkie Con 50.  As mentioned in blog #4011, this would be my first Winkie Con, although it was celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

For the previous twenty-nine years it was held in  Asilomar on the Monterey Penisula., which was just too far for me to attend, without more of a comics background to it.  I have attended sci-fi cons, anime cons, Xena cons, Quantum Leap cons, etc., but usually limit myself to the Southern California area to travel to. 

Oh, and Yes, there are several Oz comic books out there.  And more are being produced each year!  Here is the link to just a few that I have review blogged in the last seven years of this blog.

Anyways... This year, (and next year!) Winkie Con is going to be located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, at the Town and Country Resort.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are the days it will be held. 

So I purchased a membership, and was at all three days and two nights of the con.

So what are my thoughts of this con?

Well... First let me give you a little history of this con.  It was started in 1964 at a home in the Los Angeles metro area. Several years later it moved to Yosemite, and then for the last twenty-nine years it was held at Asilomar. The current chair of the club brought the Winkie Con to San Diego for the first time this year, and it will be held again in 2015 at the same location, Town and Country Resort & Convention, in Mission Valley.

Also, this Winkie Con is a member of the International Wizard of Oz Club.  That organization's history can be found at this Wikipedia link.  That is a good read, which I encourage you to do.

So, knowing that this was a club's convention, and that it had dwindled down in size to less than 100 attendees last year in Asilomar, I didn't know what to expect at this year's convention.  I had already attended other conventions at this same Town and Country Resort, (CONdor, CONjecture, and San Diego Comic Fest among others), so I knew what could be done with the conference center area of the facility.

First, the parking.... Excellent parking site!  And it was only $4 a day for parking.  That is a very great price for metro San Diego area.   I drove in and then out at night very smoothly.

Con location in the resort property was the Regency Tower Conference Center area.  Just like with the other conventions that I listed above are located in.   The Winkie Con did not take the Regency Tower's 9th floor, so there wasn't any directions problems between the Center and the Tower. 

The panel / program rooms were utilized very well.  The registration was in the Ascot room, which was right by the other rooms that held the panels / programs.

Signage.  There were tripods set up for signage, but there was NO use of those tripods.  So it was a good thing that there was a map on the last page of the program book.  Signage is a MUST for cons in this resort.  Especially for a first time con located here.

Speaking of programs... There was a program book... And it was a well written book!  It had the schedules of the days / nights activities in the front, with a lot of OZ articles in between that and the last page containing the site map.  Very good read, and I still have to spend a few more hours to finish it up!

Programs:   Friday's programs were pretty good, and Saturday's programs were fantastic!   Sunday's programs were a little 'light' in number, as most of the atttendees seemed to be going to the Hotel del Corando for Sunday Brunch.  There is an 'Oz' connection with L. Frank Baum, so I could see the attraction that would make.  Since I am a San Diego resident, I didn't go there, but took in the Sunday morning programs instead.

Speaking of Friday... I really enjoyed these programs I took in: 

So This Is Your First Winkie Convention! - Which was a very good overview of what to expect of this year's Winkie Con.  More conventions should have a welcoming program like this one!

Creating Oz Comics -  Coming from a comic book background, I found this program to be of major interest to myself.

Spotlight on William Stout - I have seen him at Comic-Con International before, but found out a lot about him in this program.  Too bad the Audio-Visual didn't work.

At 1PM I saw the program "Arnold Gillespie: The Wizard of Special Effects.  His grandson Robert Welch had an excellent slideshow which went with the talk.   Very good!

Fifty Years of the Winkie Con - I had met Peter Hanff at the registration, and found out he was one of the original co-founders of Winkie Con 50 years ago!   The history presented at this program was outstanding, even to one who was at Winkie Con for the first time!

At 3PM I attended 'Meet the Wicked Witch!', with Kurt Raymond transforming himself to that role.  The program actually lasted almost two hours... But was very interesting!

At 5PM I took in the Winkie Con Reception, the first of three communal meals.  The hot dogs, burgers, beans etc., were very good and those that attended this were very happy!  Good job organizing this event!

7:30 was 'Interview with the Wicked Witch', where Batton Lash interviewed the Wicked Witch, whom I had seen transform himself earlier.   I have a video of this twenty minute interview to upload, (soon).

Then the evening schedule went haywire...  Aljean Harmetz went on earlier than scheduled, and I enjoyed listening to her talk.  The L. Frank Baum - the San Diego Connection went on afterwards... But I didn't stay for that, as it was getting late.  Once again there was Audio-Visual troubles.  Oh, and the last program didn't go on as scheduled.

Saturday I was back bright and early, taking in the Winkie Con Costume Contest at 9AM.  Very well done, with some outstanding costumes!

I then went to the Oz Collectibles panel.  Interesting aspects of collecting presented.

At 11 AM I attended the 'Oz Books for Beginners'.  Very good, and I took a few photos of the Power Point presentation, to share at my Facebook fan page.

I also attended the Winkie Con Auction - Afternoon Session.  That was fun seeing old Oz books I had never seen. Plus other Oz related items.

The 2PM program with 'Toto of Oz, a Great and powerful Film Career' was entertaining!

At 3PM I saw the John and Bjo Trimble program.  Although it mostly was on the topic of Star Trek (TOS), there was some Oz topics mentioned.

4PM I was going to split between 'Meet Priscilla Montgomery' and 'Meet the Baum Bugle Editors', but Priscilla was so fascinating that I stayed through the whole of her program.

Well then... Next was the 6PM Winkie Con Awards Banquet.  The meal was not delivered timely, and I was in the first five tables to be served.   However, I totally enjoyed the salad, the salmon dish, and the dessert!  The Awards presentation was at the end of this dinner. 

Then there was the stage musical 'The Tik-Tok Man of Oz', which had not played in San Diego for 100 years!

I was sitting in the back, so my viewing was somewhat limited... There was a lot of heads in front of me.   However, the musical was very good, although just a little out-dated.  After all it was a play from 100 years ago!   But I could see a lot of energy went into this musical and I could appreciate it for what it was meant to be, and the time period from which it was from.

Sunday...  The programs started at 10AM as the Sunday Brunch in Coronado was taking place at the same time.  I saw Aljean Harmetz's 1979 Wizard of Oz Documentary.  Very good showing!

11 AM found me at the 75 Years of the MGM Wizard of Oz panel.  Enjoyable panel.

I skipped the next set of panels, and took in my final looks at the Dealers Room, and the Judy Garland gowns exhibit. 

At 1:30 PM there was the 'Tik-Tok Man of Oz Audience Talk-Back'.

2:30 PM was the 'Upcoming Oz Events', which ran into the 'Winkie Con Closing Ceremonies' program.  There was the talk back from the audience about how this year's con fared. 

I noticed that few of the old timers were not happy about the lack of communal meals, (there was only 3 meals together this year), whereas in Asilomar they ate all the meals together.  

I also noticed that this con was a turning point.   The current Executive Director and Chairman of the Con, David Maxine, asked for feedback.   Several points were brought up that were discussed.   Too many programs, not enough communal meals, liking of the limited turnout of previous years, and the liking of newbies, (like myself) to this year's con.

Whereas the annual turnout in the past was less than 100 attendees, this year's 50th Celebration reached 400 total attendees.  So yes, with this many attendees in a brand new facility, there would be a few problems.

For myself, I found the programming to be outstanding!  Just a little light on Sunday though.

The communal meals were fun, but I don't remember any other cons I've attended with meals like this Con had.  I attended 2 of the 3 communal meals.   The two I attended were fun... But not really necessary IMO for a con.  However, this had been a club's con in the past 49 years, so I could see the point the old timers made.

This Winkie Con was a fun one for me to attend as a 'newbie'.  Other 'newbies' expressed their liking the Con.  I believe that this Con needs to assess what went right and what didn't really go right this year, and tweak next year's Con.  There is plenty of time to do.  I think the club's adminstration needs to figure out if they should stay a club's convention, or transform more into a mainstream convention.   That would settle the communal meals question.

My 'comic book grade' for this 2014 Winkie Con 50 is a Very Fine / Very Fine Plus (VF/VF+) 8.25 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.   I would suggest anyone who enjoys the Wizard of Oz MGM film, or Oz books to check out next year's Winkie Con, which takes place July 31 thru August 2nd.

My photos taken at Winkie Con 50 will be found my Facebook fan page photo albums. Here is the link to the first photo album.

The videos taken will be uploaded in the future at my YouTube Channel.

Here is the Winkie Con's Facebook fan page link.

Here is the Winkie Con's Facebook event link.

Here is the web site link for Winkie Con.

Here is the web site link for the International Wizard of Oz Club.

Thanks to David Maxine & Eric Shanower for bringing Winkie Con to my attention!  It was a Fun three days convention!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 8:58 AM PDT
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