Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who’s on first? Spider-Man??

Minor league baseball teams are always doing wacky stunts or having fun giveaways to try and get people into the ballpark. The Memphis Redbirds are targeting the nerd audience with an upcoming giveaway.

The first 1500 fans through the turnstiles at the August 10 game between Memphis and the Omaha Royals will receive a Marvel comic featuring Spider-Man, the Hulk and Iron Man sharing the cover with the Redbirds’ mascots and outfielder Rick Ankiel.

Redbirds comic

“Baseball and comic books - the perfect partners; boys and girls, for generations, have spent hours reading comic books and passing countless summer hours playing baseball,” Redbirds President/GM Dave Chase said.

“Today’s children are watching super heroes on movie screens, but the heart and soul of the big screen version is the paper and ink of comic books. Triple-A Baseball would be hard pressed to find a more perfect partner.”

The Redbirds certainly appear to be a popular culture-friendly ballclub. In recent weeks, the club has sponsored both a Harry Potter Night and pro wrestling featuring local icon Jerry “the King” Lawler. And, the night after the comic book giveaway, they are supporing another local legend: Elvis Presley.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Zero Hour

SD is here!

Most of my comics writing will probably be done at the Beat during the Con, since Heidi is there "in country" and I am (thankfully) not.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SD Countdown

2 days.

No, I'm not going this year.

It really was too much for me the last time I went. Plus, if I went, I'd much rather be watching the Padres or going to TJ to see lucha.

for what it's like for A-level pro, read this interview with Neil Gaiman.

I'll just make do with Heidi's reports on the Beat and the inevitable podcasts that will turn up.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Aide de Camp

If you haven't heard, I'll be helping out Heidi MacDonald on The Beat.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Cue nelson

From the Simpsons Movie website, create your own avatar.