Good morning fiber friends and fellow comic book fans! Scott and I will be attending the Cincinnati Comic Expo beginning tomorrow, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. There are going to be lot of comic creators, dealers and artists there as well as several television and movie stars. The one I am looking forward to seeing is Billy Boyd who played my favorite hobbit, Pippen, from Lord of the Rings.
Scott and I have a fantastic table at the show this year. It’s our first time being on a corner, which means we can visit and talk with people on two sides. Besides the first two graphic novels of Johnny Saturn, Scott also has the first volume of his sketchbook published as well as several posters for sale.
The real reason we go to these, though is to meet and talk to everyone. The people at these shows are so friendly and there are always hugs from friends that we have made over the years. It’s almost like going to a family reunion, except these people aren’t related and they actually want to spend time together.
I will have my spinning wheel there and will be spinning a sweet merino/silk blend in a lovely color that is slightly darker than the red of a good, ripe watermelon. I have no idea what it is going to become, but with 8 ounces of it, I have lots of things to choose from. With the silk in it, it might make a great lace scarf with matching fingerless mitts or knee socks, or a cowl or… We’ll see what it wants to be when it is done.
And did I mention that Billy Boyd will be there? I wonder if I can Kinnear him? I sure as heck am going to try, anyway.
So, if you are in the Cincinnati area this weekend, please come to the Cincinnati Comic Expo. You’ll see more people dressed as your favorite superheroes, meet the creators, writers and artists behind some of your favorite books, see television and movie celebrities (Billy Boyd is going to be there!!!), plus there are a lot of things to buy, read, savor and enjoy.