Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3496:
Yesterday, on Sunday, August 28th, my youngest son Vinnie, my wife Tina LoSasso & I attended the 2nd Annual 'Read A Comic In Public Day' event that was sponsored by Chriss Cornish. This was held at the Starbucks as shown in this Facebook event page, 2nd Annual Read Comics in Public Day - San Diego!
This event in the San Diego area of California was sponsored by Chriss, as part of the 'International Read A Comic In Public Day' event.
'Read Comics in Public Day' was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean at The Daily Cross Hatch. Here is the link to their Facebook fan page, where you can see others reporting in from what happened at their event yesterday!
My blog #3493 went into the history of this day, as seen here.
My blog #3494 brought up the fact that the event was being held intentionally on what would have been Jack Kirby's 94th birthday, as seen here.
The event in Claremont was held from 11 AM to 3PM. Chriss arrived early at the Starbucks on the corner of Balboa & Genessee (4227 Genessee) in San Diego. Staking out a claim on a few tables with umbrellas for shade.
When Vinnie, Tina, and I arrived at 1PM, the event was in full swing! We had iced coffees from Starbucks, and mine was really good, as I had asked for a different taste combination and got it! Thanks, Tina!
Several of the attendees were reading comics, others were talking about comics, and a couple were illustrating what would be comic pages pinups, so it was a mixed event.
I brought a few issues of Jack Kirby's 'Kamandi' series he had produced while at DC Comics, and several persons talked about & thus remembered Jack Kirgy on this special day.
There is a three minute video from this event, myself with Chriss Cornish, on how this event was sponsored by her in the San Diego area last year. The video is seen at the top right of this blog, part of my videos from my YouTube Channel at 'Hamersky On Comics'.
The photos taken by Vinnie and myself, all 54 of them, can be seen in the special Facebook photo album at my Facebook Fan Page: '2011 Read A Comic In Public / Remembering Jack Kirby day'. Thanks to all of my Facebook Friends & Semantink's Comic Savvy Meetup members for coming out to support this important day! It was good seeing you all again!
Tina read and finished a graphic novel published by Archaia Entertainment, which should be review blogged later this week.
Vinnie read several different comics and watched the two illustrators sketch their pieces.
I circulated around the tables, and talked with those that put down their comics long enough to do so...
All in all... A fun afternoon in the Claremont neighborhood of San Diego, California!
Thanks again to Chriss Cornish for sponsoring this event here 'locally', and to Brian Heater and Sarah Morean for starting this in 2001!
I'm sure that others will see their efforts and expand this special day even further for 2012!
~Michael D Hamersky - who is asking you for your vote in the current voting going on over at The Shel Dorf Awards web site. I was nominated for 'Comic Blogger of the Year' on Monday, August 8th! While being honored to be nominated, I'd also like to win!
The competition has some other good nominees for the same category I was nominated for, so I'm asking for your help on this!
If you have enjoyed this blog or any of the others in the now over 3,495 blogs in this series of mine, I'd appreciate your vote!
Here is a direct link to the voting page. 'Comic Blogger of the Year' is the category, and 'Michael Hamersky On Comics' is the name I'm listed as to vote for.
Here is a link to blog #3481, where I went more into depth on this topic.
My thanks to any of you that take the time to vote for me! Voting ends online on September 4th!
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