Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3574:
Yesterday I was hearing and seeing all kinds of Top 10 Lists for 2011... And it got me to thinking about the year that is ending today...
Which is the reason for this year end blog!
I'm presenting my personal Top Ten 2011 Milestones starting with the #10 Milestone:
#10 - First time setting up a dealer's table at a comic con since the mid 1990s. The first time with my wife, Tina LoSasso, and my youngest son, Vinnie, who had never set up a dealer table before! At the SoCal Comic Con in Oceanside, California back in August.
#09 - This Blog, Comic Book Collectors Blog, ends the 2011 year as being still the #1 'Followed' blog on Facebook using the NetworkedBlogs app. #1 in the categories: comics / comic books / graphic novels. My continued thanks to all of you that have clicked the 'Follow' button at the app. (For those of you that don't know the background history of this blog: I started blogging back on June 7th of 2006 when I entered the first of my blogs into a 'contest' that eBay was promoting to introduce their eBay Blogs platform. My 'un-named blog' at that time won a $100 prize, which motivated me even more, LOL! Unfortunately back on October 31st of 2009, eBay grew tired of policing their blog platform, which had turned into a 'free-for-all chat room', IMO.)
#08 - Interviewed by Beth Accomando for the KPBS radio station / web site back in May of this year. The interview was for the article: Rants and Raves: Comic Book Movies - Superhero Films Don’t Bring New Customers to Comics Shops. Here is the link to my blog on this, with all of the KPBS links. I have now been on a few podcasts, YouTube videos filmed by others, and radio station feature, newspaper articles. I'm loving this phase of my life!
#07 - The 45th Batman Anniversary panel at the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con! Which besides a great panel with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar and Lee Merriwether, it had a great cake cutting ceremony also! With plenty of cake to go around for the attendees. Which was doubly great because the 45th Anniversary Panel at the Comic-Con International: San Diego was maxed out, and we couldn't get in to that one! Too small of a room there! Anyways, one of the photos is seen at the second to the top right of this blog post. The others can be seen in this special photo album.
#06 - My 3rd Annual Black Friday (online) Event, which I expanded through to the end of Cyber Monday. My thanks again to the donators of the Free Gifts, which doubled from 11 in 2010 to 22 in 2011! And to all of you that clicked the 'Going' link at the event page!
#05 - Facebook Fan Page for 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics' ended the year at a little over 1,600 Fans! Considering it was started at the end of last year, and I'm a regional Southern California guy, that's pretty satisfying!
#04 - Expanding the scope of my social network, by setting up a YouTube Channel, HamerskyOnComics. The channel was set up the weekend before the San Diego Comic con, and now has over 2,700 views and 74 videos. It takes a long time to upload videos, I found! A small presence to start with, but I'm looking forward to uploading more videos in 2012!
#03 - First book signing for 'Gotham City 14 Miles' at the 2011 Nuke The Fridge Con on December 10th. Here's a link to that blog post, plus a link to the special photo album for the signing and the con. Oh, I also usally have one eByay listing for the book, which you can buy unsigned or have me personalize it to you or a friend you are buying it for.
#02 - Nominated for 'Comics Blogger of the year' at the Detroit Fanfare. One of five nominees for the first time ever award for this category at the Detroit Fanfare. Although I didn't win, it was a great honor to be nominated along with Stefan Blitz (Forces of Geek), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool News), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), and Various Contributors (Robot 6)!
#01 - 50th Anniversary of Comics Fandom party at the 2011 Comic-Con International: San Diego! Meeting the founders of Comics Fandom, including Pat & Dick Lupoff, seen at the top right photo of this blog post, was FANtastic! It was so great seeing people I hadn't seen in years, and others that I 'knew' of, but hadn't met before! The best panel / party / program I attended all year, because it was so cool being with other 'Fans' that go back 50 or so years! My thanks again to Jackie Estrada for bringing this special party to my attention before Comic-Con started this year! Here's a link to the special photo album from that party!
Whew! This took me all me year to write, or so it seems this morning! It's now 10 AM PST, and I want to 'proof' this blog before posting. I have a few other things that need to be accomplished before the year is over, so I have to get moving! I thought it would be hard to have more than a Top Five, but I had to cut the list off at the Top Ten, otherwise I would still be remembering all the fun times I had this year via my 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics' operations!
Thanks again for reading my Blog this year, and I'm wishing you all an early Happy New Year!
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My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,574 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!
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