December 26, 2008

FLASHBACK: April 2000 - Issue Zero Debut in Pittsburgh

It's FLASHBACK time!  A photo on the MySpace page of an upcoming Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven featured poet made me think of one of these pictures, so I decided to repost them.  (I'll be announcing the featured poets soon.)

The time: April 28, 29, and 30, 2000.  The Poet's Haven Digest Issue Zero made its debut at the Pittsburgh Comicon and small press expo.  I was excited upon arriving there, as my table was only 30 feet away from fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell!  Unfortunately, their line turned the wrong direction and did not pass my table.  My table was across from the Hooters Girls (there is a Hooters restaurant just down the road from the Monroeville Expomart convention center), which did not draw the people whose attention I was trying to grab.  LOL

Ryo-Oh-Ki helped hand out Poet's Haven business cards.

Stormtrooper TK725 perused Issue Zero to make sure none of the content would offend the Emperor.

Hmmm...  Is the approval of a HellSpawn a good thing?

Mercenary Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool

Avenger Hawkeye, now deceased, errr, resurrected as Ronin... Oye, comics...

Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mercury

Tuxedo Mask

Tomb Raider Laura Croft

December 7, 2008

Bad weather, but still a great show!

Tonight, I find myself wishing I'd used the "idiots who don't know how to drive" intro to the new podcast.  It would've been appropriate.  But despite icy roads, we still had an excellent Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven event at the Phoenix in South Euclid!

I had a rough start to the night.  Dominica Sanchez had to cancel her appearance due to the flu.  A number of things had me leaving the house two hours later than I'd wanted to.  The weather wasn't very helpful, either.  I arrived at the cafĂ© a little bit after 7:00 and went to work setting up. The good news is, the more shows I've done, the faster I've gotten at setting up and tearing down. LOL. While a number of people that we'd hoped would be there were not able to make it, we did have a decent turn-out, including one poet from Michigan, three poets who had not yet read for the podcast, and three more friends and dare I say "regular contributors."  I also threw in my short comedy routine (though I haven't decided whether or not to include it in a podcast).  We'll be back at the Phoenix on Valentine's Day.  For now I get a few weeks to catch up on my rest, maybe get some more T-shirts screen printed, and get down to business scheduling shows and featured poets for 2009. :-D