So, the last few months have been crazy. Very crazy. From August until now, I have vacationed in Italy with two kids under two (not fun), had a drunk guy crash into my car, suffered shingles, hired an au pair who left after 14 days, hired a new au pair, been demoted then promoted (don't even get me started on company restructuring), travelled to Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Vienna, Boston, LA, Boston again and Chicago.
In amongst this, I finished the first edited draft of it Takes Death to Reach a Star and completed its associated website with Stu Jones, worked with a band on a special project, and attended Stan Lee's comic con 2016 to represent Vesuvian Media Group and promote our Q1 book releases.
There's a tonne of stuff happening in the background, but I'll fill you in on that later.
In the meantime, I thought I would give a bit of detail on Comic Con, as it was an amazing experience and great place to boost awareness of the Vesuvian Media Group.
Held in LA, over three days (28-30 October), Stan Lee's Comic Con attracted 80,000 people to the convention center. From comic books fans to Star wars fans, it was wall-to-wall Nerdvana. And over at booth 941, the Vesuvian Media Group in collaboration with Squid Black Comics were touting their wares.
Over the course, we had a vertiable smorgasbord of content to show the cosplayers. Thommy Hutson, author of Never Sleep Again (THE critique of the Nightare on Elmstreet Franchise) and Vesuvian client came to do signings. As an extra treat, he brought along the star of NOES, Amanda Wyss, to sign copies of their new movie on blu-ray The Id.
Mr Sam Shearon stayed for the full three days to promote his new Vesuvian adult colouring book: Mr Sam Shearon's Creepy Christmas.
Of course we also had posters and postcards showing of our Q1 2017 releases from Vesuvian Books, including: Southern Gothic, The Scythian Trials, Killing Jane, Blackwell, Loween, Children of the Fifth Sun.
Creator of Squid Black Comics, Michael Patrick Duggan brought with several of his comic book authors, including The Animation Emancipation and The Things We Fear. In addition, his good friend and movie director, Nicole Jones Dion also paid a visit!
Local media came down to interview us all, which drew quite a crowd vying to see what all the fuss was about.
On top of that we got to meet Dita von Teese, the Women of Wrestling and the cast of Aliens! All in all a fabulous time. Next years should be even better.
You can see the whole event captured in a convenient photo album here.