Topic: Other Cons
Erik W Hendrix... Brought to my attention that 'Small Press Idol', (SPI), is continuing right now!
Erik wrote me: "Thanks! I'm not sure if you've already checked it out, but one entertaining thing is Small Press Idol 2009 which round 1 is just finishing up over at dimestoreproductions.com. I'm participating with my book, Faction... I'm the writer for that one."I had meant to update my earlier January 13th 2009 blog post where I first mentioned this SPI, but hadn't yet. So thanks to Erik for reminding me to! Plus after seeing his work on 'Faction', that is part of the entries for the SPI, I wanted to mention his work being shown there also!
Ian Spires , (pictured to the left), updates the group mailing list for Ian Shires' SPA, (Self Publishers Association), on Facebook where I (and you if you are a FB member), could get automatic updates on what's happening during each round of judging.
So what exactly is Small Press Idol? I'll let their web site promo say it for them:
"Small Press Idol is the greatest amateur's contest in comics, mixing a bit of American Idol with a bit of The Apprentice, and a bunch of our own special social experiment elements. This contest is not for everyone...but it will be fun, and, for those that participate, it will challenge you to be the best you can be. If you survive round 1, your work WILL BE PUBLISHED! This year: We have national store distribution! It's our biggest year ever!"
For additional info, please see the rules of SPI for 2009, which have changed since the previous year at:
Additionally, Ian recently sent out the following update:
Please Note: For all of you American Idol Fans and our long time blog readers that have been reading our blog posts on American Idol for the past two seasons, we have made a change here ourselves this season... Sorry, but I have decided NOT to blog on American Idol tryouts, performances or result shows this Season.
Last Season we had many bloggers come in and read, and / or comment on Tina's and my scoring of the contestants, and it was a lot of fun! However it is just too much of my 'fun time' to write notes and score the performances AND then blog about them the next day!
Our viewing and blogging habits have definitely changed since the WGA Strike affected our viewing season last year... there are several other bloggers that are specializing in American Idol posts only, so we'll leave that to them this season!
For those that don't know about our blogging on American Idol the previous two seasons, we have over 200 previous archived blog posts that you can read! Click here for An Index to our blog posts on 'American Idol' and 'The Next Great American Band'!
(Please Note: Michael / Tina / Make It So Marketing Inc are not affialiated with, nor compensated by the publisher, the SPA, or the SPI. This blog post is for mention of the SPI only.)
For those of you that are new to our blog today, we have an ongoing 'Comic Con and Pop Culture Convention' here at "Make It So Marketing Inc.", what with our daily blog posts, and new listings of items for sale in our online eBay Featured Store!Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!
~ Michael (and Tina)