Season of a Thousand Nice Moments

November 19th, 2022 For the last time this season, I get to thank the best community in the universe for being the best. Out of all the exchanges I had today, a unique one stays with me. A woman in her seventies walked by my table. I asked her if she read. She glanced quicklyContinue reading “Season of a Thousand Nice Moments”

Gratitude For Fall Tour ’22

November 15th, 2022 Encore? ENCORE!! First, I want to thank everyone who came to any (or all!) of the dates on my Fall Tour 2022. I was able to do a full week’s worth of appearances this season, and I met (or reunited with) hundreds of you delightful people. Every event was a success inContinue reading “Gratitude For Fall Tour ’22”

Kevin Conroy, Batman

November 14th, 2022 Kevin Conroy passed away on November 10th, 2022. For many people, he was known as the voice of Batman. For some of us, he simply was Batman. It’s odd, because last month I started a series of essays about Halloween costumes I’d worn as a kid, and what those characters meant toContinue reading “Kevin Conroy, Batman”

Twin Cities Con 2022 Recap

November 13th, 2022 “It’s so nice to finally meet you in real life!” There are a thousand thinkpieces out there about how to cure the internet and the problem of being very online; the solution has always been conventions. Being at a convention is a special kind of feeling at home. The amount of kindnessContinue reading “Twin Cities Con 2022 Recap”

Twin Cities Con 2022 This Weekend!!

November 9th, 2022 It’s only a little over 24 hours until Twin Cities Con 2022 begins! I’ll be there ALL weekend to talk my work, your work, nerd stuff, geek things and, if none of that sounds good to you, the weather. That weather. I’ll have all of my books available! I’ll have 20 limitedContinue reading “Twin Cities Con 2022 This Weekend!!”

The Characters That Inspired Me, Part 1

October 17th, 2022 On hard days, people will remind you to think of the good memories, and my pockets are full of those. A lot of those memories revolve around Halloween. My mom loved to see what characters inspired me, and it inspired her own creativity every year when I inevitably asked her to craftContinue reading “The Characters That Inspired Me, Part 1”

The MCU: Far Better World

October 13th, 2022 My favorite part about watching people complain about the current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they are objectively wrong. The future belongs to those who can see it. At the convention in Rochester over the weekend, I had no problem choosing my favorite cosplay: a little girl, painted green,Continue reading “The MCU: Far Better World”

A Not-Slow News Week!

October 11th, 2022 Interviews! Awards! Mankato! This week is full of good news if you’re a fan of me or bad news if you don’t like me or want me to succeed at all. So shall we? First things first: I have a new interview up at CanvasRebel! It’s short and sweet and has someContinue reading “A Not-Slow News Week!”

NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 2

October 9th, 2022 Today at the convention, a kid walked up to my booth and picked up a copy of Brushfire. He looked carefully through it and then told me he wanted to look at everything in the room before he decided on what one thing he would buy. He told me he might beContinue reading “NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 2”

NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 1

October 8th, 2022 Holy cats, Rochester, you showed up today. One of the first things I saw was a young boy with his dad. He had just walked into his first convention ever and he was telling his father how amazing it all was while they were in the moment, experiencing it together. It wasContinue reading “NerdinOut Con 2022 Day 1”