Monthly Archives: July 2019

San Diego ComicCon 2019

Artists, movie & tv actors’ panels, hundreds of vendors, crowds jamming the convention center & adjacent participating hotels & nearby closed-off- streets-to-car-traffic, restaurants & local hotels enjoying their busiest week of the year, and a time when even adults can let loose with their diversity of costumes.
For my wife and I, it started with early a.m. before Preview Night.  We needed to set up our panels for the Art Show at the Hyatt near Seaport Village—which was really cool, because it was open to the general public. Also, because we had tickets for Preview Night, we lucky ones got a head start on beating the really big crowds and receiving extra freebees—which might include anything from special toys & paraphernalia, books & comics & posters, art prints, large tote bags, program booklets for the upcoming week’s events, and at least a general feel for the exhibit floor’s layout before the next crowd-filled days.
Fortunately, our staycation at our hotel provided attendees with a free shuttle in order to avoid the downtown herd of cars.  Only the shuttles and permit vehicles were allowed on that stretch of the convention center.
Now that my feet are at rest, I’d like to share with you some pics of our experience—a few of them described; the rest for your visual enjoyment.  Peace.

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signing spat

                                                my stupid comment
                                                silent but tasteless
                                                tick’d her off

                                                her palms and finger’s
                                                kung fu flyers
                                                flailing from her body
                                               hitting me
                                               hurting me
                                               without touching me

                                               later
                                               my penitence
                                               my standing
                                               on a breath of bend’d knee
                                               flutter’d before her eyes

                                              till we both surrender’d
                                              embrac’d
                                              and cultivat’d smiles
                                              on deaf hands

tree

                                       time’s been good to me

                                       my hide
                                       though bronz’d
                                       by the seasons
                                       manicur’d
                                       be crawlers and flyers
                                       and autographers
                                       still holds fast on firm feet

                                      generations
                                      of admirers
                                      of passing glances
                                      have I outliv’d

                                      and might someday
                                      my leaves never reawaken
                                      your memories
                                      your snapshots
                                     be bless’d
                                     for making me immortal