So last weekend was Dennis and Tina's wedding, this weekend was the Toronto Fan Supershow. In between there was a week of pure insanity that tried my patience on more than one occasion.
First the good. Last weekend's wedding was a ton of fun. Char, Kaylin and I all travelled to Chatham for the wedding Friday morning. Kaylin got to go on her first long car ride facing front, and she was much happier than normal. We played most of the way down, and I taught her the signs for fish, and tried to teach her birdie. By Chatham she was a fish genius.
Friday night was the rehersal, which was fun, followed by dinner. Around 8pm Char took Kaylin to the hotel, and I stuck around with the boys to “gather intel” for my duties as MC the next night.
After some bowling and go-carts with Dennis and his boys, I headed back to the hotel to write up my notes. About five or six typed pages later and I was ready to go.
Next morning Char headed off to get ready (she was in the wedding party), and I took care of Kaylin. Kaylin and I went out looking for a Memory Key to get the speech off my laptop and get it printed out. THen we went to the reception where I balanced Kaylin on one hip and a video camera on the other.
After that it was back to the hotel for a nap, and my parents came by to look after Kaylin during the reception.
My MC'ing duties when pretty well, I told some jokes, we played some games, and the speeches were both eloquent and sometimes hilarious. The highlight of the night was the little video piece that Char and I put together that surprised both Dennis and Tina.
My mom and dad brought Kaylin downstairs around 9, and she was WIRED, we played with her for a while and they headed up to bed. Char and I partied for another couple of hours, and headed off ourselves.
Sunday we had a little birthday bash at Grandma and Grampa's before heading back to “The 'Jax”.
Wednesday was Kaylin's 1st birthday, and she almost slept through her celebration. We had some cake, and she opened some presents (including her Little People Farm, which she absolutely LOVES), and then went off to bed.
Saturday saw the “Conventional Warfare” article in the Star. A lot of the people quoted aren't pleased with the way the article turned out, but I thought it was what I expected it to be, a fairly puffy piece. The Stop HobbyStar site has seen a dramatic increase in visitors, and by extension All New Comics has seen a number of increased visitors as well.
Today was the Paradise Comics Toronto Fan Supershow, which was a one day event at the Toronto Hilton. It was pretty successful for us, and has already led to a couple of post show sales, which is the barometer by which I measure success of a show.
Somewhere in there I also had to deal with an individual who said some very unflattering things online about me, and then followed it up by reporting me to the police on two seperate occasions.
This week is also a freaking HUGE week at All New Comics. There are a TON of new comics coming in on Wednesday, and we've got more than a dozen titles to put online including a brand new Absolute titles…Absolute Dark Knight.