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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

My husband brought back a special surprise for me from his trip to C2E2 2010 (comic book convention) in April. It turns out that Max Brooks was at the con for an appearance and book signing, so Bo figured I would like to have a signed copy of Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide, even though we already owned it. When he got up to the table, however, he found something new and unexpected and awesome!

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (Max Brooks, Ibraim Roberson)

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NPR Highlight: Iron Man 2

(This article is a Burnt Weiners mirror entry.)

Neal Conan weinered-it-up on NPR’s Talk of the Nation today in a short, but somewhat in-depth, discussion with NPR’s resident comic book blogger, Glen Weldon on the topic of the recently released Iron Man 2 movie. I had no idea that one of my favorite talk radio hosts is a self-proclaimed comic book geek!

Listen to the 16 minute “podcast” on NPR’s website:
Iron Man 2 Full Of Easter Eggs For Fans

When Neal quips, “I don’t read a lot of capes,” I literally laughed out loud. Another fantastic highlight is toward the end when one of the callers mentions that he now knows what was in the much sought-after briefcase in Pulp Fiction. Ha!

Vincent Vega and The Briefcase (Pulp Fiction)

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Wizard World 2009

Wizard World (Chicago Comic-Con) this year was not quite as exciting as last year. I was basically only there for one day (Saturday) and there really wasn’t much to do. Last year there was a simultaneous Horror convention which was more fun for me. I did snap a few pictures…

Eric Maruscak working on his chalk masterpiece:

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Wizard World, Flashback Weekend

Bo and I went to Chicago in July with some friends for the annual Wizard World convention, but then when we got there and checked in to our hotel, we discovered that the Flashback Weekend HORROR convention was happening in our hotel on the same weekend!! It was SO AWESOME!

This is what you see when you enter Wizard World

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