Topic: Other Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4000 - Yes... This is Blog #4000!
It has taken several years to reach this milestone, and I am proud to haved made it this far...
This blog started as an eBay blog back in September of 2007. I won a cash award from eBay for my blog during their start up campaign for eBay blogs, and proceeded to continue my blog after eBay shut down their blogging platform. This blog is now reaching the end of its 7th year of publication.
There haven't been as many blog posts for the past ten months, and I'll tell you why.
You see I'm at the end of ten months of going through a divorce, which should be over after Comic-Con International 2014 ends this upcoming weekend. The divorce should be final the end of July.
It has been hard to keep my mind on this blog... I used to blog once a day or even more, but with the divorce affecting my mental state, I've been both up and down on continuing this publication.
Add to that the fact that I've relocated to Chula Vista, (the South Bay area of San Diego), from North County San Diego. So there has been an adjustment period that I have been going through...
That doesn't mean that I haven't been attending comic cons these past ten months... I've blogged about attending the 2013 San Diego Comic Fest, the 2013 So Cal Comic Con, the 2013 Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, the 2014 Wonder Con in Anaheim, the 2014 Free Comic Day event, the 2014 Long Beach Comic Expo, and the 2014 San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo in Baldwin Park.
Plus this week is the 45th year of the (San Diego) Comic-Con International which I'm attending. Well... Attending 2 of the 4 days of the con. That's because I was only able to obtain badges for Thursday and Sunday. Yes... The first time 1991 when the con moved from Golden Hall to the San Diego Convention that I'm going to miss a day, (well two days that is!).
So, I'm picking myself up from this blow, and attending the off site events that others are throwing on Friday and Saturday.
Matter of fact, I'm attending a preview event tonight. It is called the "Comic-Con Advance Party at the old Spaghetti Factory" that Greg Koudoulian is hosting. It is being held in the upstairs bar at the Spaghetti Factory. Parking can be found at a garage at 6th & K Streets.
So even though I've been rocked hard by both the divorce and the lack of obtaining all 4 days & preview night at the Comic-Con... I'm still hanging in there.
I'm glad that you are reading this and hopefully you will be back for more reading in the weeks to follow.
Oh, and I'm once again celebrating my Birthday at Comic-Con! Thursday, one of the two days I will be at the Con, is my 62nd Birthday! That is nice that I will be able to attend there on my Birthday. Plus the fact that I'm now able to take early retirement.
Thanks again for being here to read my 4,000th blog post!
NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On Comics: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 4,000 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!
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