Yeah, kids, it’s gonna be a marathon weekend in Las Vegas, so let’s do away with the extra yadda-yadda and get down to the business of where you can find me this weekend and where I hope to find you this weekend:
Friday night: We’re holding the opening reception for “Inside the Boneyard,” a showing of original art and concepts from Tales from the Boneyard, at Blackbird Studios (1551 S. Commerce St.) from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s also the first chance to get your hands on a copy of the comic. Bring cash and hugs. But if you want to catch me there, do so before 8 p.m., because after that, I’m heading to the Double Down Saloon to talk comic books with Dave Prophet on Double Down Radio. If you’re in front of an internet box from 8 to 10 p.m., you can listen live, but I think there’ll also be a podcast link after the fact, which you KNOW I’ll link to.
Saturday afternoon: The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival! Duh! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road), I’ll be floating around between the Pop! Goes the Icon table, Tales from the Boneyard table and artist jam, as well as speaking on a self-publishing panel at 12:45 p.m. (I think, not sure on the time). It’s all free, and it’s family-friendly, so get your butts down there!
Saturday night: You’ll want to be at Brass Lounge (425 E. Fremont St., upstairs) starting about 9 p.m., where Kirby Krackle, Dead Neon, Minor Suns and As Yet Unbroken will rock hard to celebrate the release of both Tales from the Boneyard and Dead Neon: Tales from Near-Future Las Vegas. Yes, the band in which I play drums is playing a party to celebrate the release of a comic in which I appear. I didn’t plan it that way. Jarret Keene did. And God bless him for doing so. It’s free! So just come down and rock and buy books and comics and booze and stuff.
Sunday: I’ll be sleeping, watching Smallville and catching up on NaNoWriMo. So leave me alone.