My First Convention as a Seller: A Retrospective

So as some of you might have seen, I did something new a couple weeks ago. I went to a convention (Harucon in Jerusalem) as a book seller, selling my own books of course. It was a great experience, and I look forward to doing so again. (As of writing this, I’m signed up forContinue reading “My First Convention as a Seller: A Retrospective”

The Bully Cries out as he Strikes You

It, of course, comes as no surprise that those opposed to ComicsGate label their ideological opponents as “harassers,” or “bullies,” or other defamatory statements, all with the idea of alleging that we make others feel unsafe, and wish to exclude people of certain groups from industries or events–despite the fact that this couldn’t be furtherContinue reading “The Bully Cries out as he Strikes You”

Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship

Jon Del Arroz is really hitting it out of the park this week (pun intended). His recent article on the national anthem controversy and baseball has really blown up, and he’s been receiving a lot of hate for it. Check out a Best Of compilation of those comments over on his site. I’d like toContinue reading “Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship”

My Comic-Con Experience–New York Comic-Con 2015

So, it’s been a while again. I had hoped to be more regular with posts here, but between the Jewish holiday season, finishing my third book (and revising another), as well as finally starting work on my graduate thesis, time has been tight.┬á I do have several planned posts lined up (a couple of bookContinue reading “My Comic-Con Experience–New York Comic-Con 2015”

JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 3)

On to day three, the last day of JordanCon. ­čśŽ I let myself sleep a little bit late again, because I really needed it, and between that and packing (checkout was at noon), I didn’t make it down until around 11:30. Seeing as that was in the middle of a panel block, and there wasn’tContinue reading “JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 3)”

JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 2)

On to day 2! (Otherwise known as the longest day of the con.) I managed to get about 5 hours sleep, and after eating made it down sometime around 11. I actually can’t recall if I made it to the first writing panel of the day, but I definitely made it to the second, whichContinue reading “JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 2)”

JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 1)

Two weekends ago I attended JordanCon 7, also known as Con of the Red Hand. This was my fifth consecutive time attending, and over time it’s become only more enjoyable, as evidenced by the fact that I got the least sleep at the con this year compared to the last 4 years, and the dayContinue reading “JordanCon 2015 Recap (Part 1)”

JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 3)

Day 3…the last day of the con. I successfully dragged myself out of my room in time for the Team Jordan signing at 10am. I noticed that there ended up being a very short line; probably a product of being first thing in the morning after an evening where people had been drinking. So forContinue reading “JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 3)”

JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 2)

On to day 2. (Also here I’d like to thank the creators of the JordanCon app, which makes looking back at the panel details much easier, in addition to being useful during the convention.) Surprisingly, I got downstairs relatively on time on the Saturday of the convention this year; not having to wait long toContinue reading “JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 2)”

JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 1)

This past weekend (at least as of when I started writing this post) I attended JordanCon 6 (also known as Asha’Con). This was my fourth time attending, and it really has become a yearly highlight. I wouldn’t have subtitled last year’s recap “Why you should come┬ánext year” if I didn’t feel that it was worthwhile–thoughContinue reading “JordanCon 2014 Recap (Part 1)”