Wed, Feb. 23rd, 2011, 12:14 pm
Hi, everyone. Haven't posted here in ages. I'm going to try try try to get the hang of Live Journal yet again with so many of my longtime friends here and so much of fandom having moved here. I'm bound to screw things up so bear with me ...
The deadline to order zines for MediaWest pick-up is Friday, May 15th. We are leaving for the convention on Tuesday, May 19th. You can preorder print zines, calendars, CD zines (for those available on CD) and DVDs. To preorder, please email me with your name and details of what you want to order. Of course, you may submit mail orders, as well.
We will be located in the dealer’s room during open hours at MW. We will also be having a huge fannish garage sale in our room at the host hotel featuring books (used and new, hardback and paperback – if you love science fiction, romances, mysteries, cookbooks, Egyptian fiction, gardening books, nonfiction and more, you have to check this out!), DVDs, videos (vids of fannish interest as well as a huge collection of Disney and more), original fannish artwork, music boxes, puzzles, Egyptian and Celtic items, other fannish items. Many hardback books for $1 and paperbacks for 2 for $1. I will be offering a special coupon to those who purchase something from our dealer’s table so make sure you visit us both places!
To see which zines are available in print and on CD, check out the main pages for each fandom: http://fanzines.ashtonpress.net/ I’m working on a website to list all of the CD zines in one place but it isn’t completed yet.
I will have a limited number of Leah’s cartoons available as art prints at our dealer’s table. We don’t usually sell them in this format and they are only $5.00 each, so make sure you come and check them out. If someone wants to mail order, let me know and I can tell you which pieces are available.
I will have a new 2010 Supernatural cartoon calendar by Leah available, some 2009 Supernatural calendars by Montana (available at a discount – but I only have a few), and a few of Leah’s Multi-media 2010 calendars as well as a “Best of Startoons” for 2010 (only a few copies!). If you want any of our other calendars, please preorder: http://calendars.ashtonpress.net/
I will have a few copies of bri’s wonderful music vid DVDs for Stargate, Volume 1 and 2. I will only have a few so if you want to make sure you get them, please preorder.
I have five new zines appearing for the convention, including Miami Vice slash, Atlantis gen and slash, SG-1 gen and Supernatural gen. Details of all of the new zines at the link: http://fanzines.ashtonpress.net/newzines.htm
Those who have received the annual Christmas card in the mail will know just how appropriate this is ...
Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005, 12:43 pm
Happy holidays, everyone. I haven't posted anything in ages. Just going crazy getting ready for our trip out of town. We're leaving next Friday and won't be home again until January 2nd. Luckily, I'll have my laptop along, as usual, so will still be able to check emails.
I hope everyone has a great holiday season.
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005, 01:16 am
Copied the idea from Teneya ...
I've started posting my convention report from the Lord of the Rings convention here in Orlando. Right now I've only posted the first part about the first day and a half. I'll have more and photos, of course, as time goes by. And it will all be up on the site and maybe some on my LJ eventually. For now, though:Our Stargate LotR Convention Thread
Well, I'm way behind on updating my journal. We had lovely, lovely company last weekend. Maryann came down from Jacksonville and Susan came up from South Florida. We had a rocking party Friday night for the SciFi Friday premieres, complete with special cakes with Leah's cartoons on top -- one for SG-1 and one for Atlantis! If we'd had more company, we would have made one for Battlestar Galactica, too. LOL. We had hoped that local fans Patty and Randi could come, too, but Patty was in Australia and Randi had family in town. We're hoping to get together with them soon. Anyway, we put up a huge banner of Daniel in the dining room, barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs out on the grill, had all sorts of good eats, and settled in for the premieres.
We all spent SG-1 laughing, cheering and clapping and as one we groaned when it said "To Be Continued" at the end! Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica were equally as fun.
At the end, we all piled into the van and went to Books a Million for the Harry Potter premiere party. It was great fun, too. There was a lady dressed up in a robe who went around with a Sorting Hat and let us all pull out a really cute "house" pin. Exactly at midnight, everyone who had prepaid for a Harry Potter book was sent through the line very quickly and handed their book. We went to Barnes and Noble afterwards to see if they were giving out free stuff, too, but they were being stingy. They had posters but they wouldn't hand them out unless you could "prove" you had prepaid for the book and they made you stand in a huge line first to boot. It was chaos there. The Books a Million party was a lot more fun.
Thankfully, we had Maryann and Susan here for the rest of the weekend, so we spent the time watching DVDs of Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Chris Judge, rewatching the SG-1 premiere, chattering, and shopping! And eating cake, of course.
I have to say that Part 2 of Avalon didn't disappoint, either. Mark was just here visiting today and right now I'm counting down to Queer as Folk. I don't know about everyone else, but last week's episode ranks up there as one of my all-time favorites. I can't wait to see what happens next.
So, nothing profound. Just lots of company the last week or so and lots of happiness with all the current TV viewing. I'm hoping to write some "real" reviews sometime this week.
There are no words. I hope you are all safe.
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005, 03:18 am
Well, obviously, we're finally home from our vacation down "south" to the Everglades and the Keys. We had mostly a nice time although it was hot and humid, of course. But no more so than here at home except for the last day when it suddenly shot up to 100 degrees! It didn't rain the entire time we were away, which was amazing, considering the fact that, being in the sub-tropics, we usually have rain showers at least once a day during the summer and it has been raining like crazy here in the Orlando area for the last few weeks. This *is* the rainy season in Florida, after all.
We saw lots of wildlife, including tons of fish on the coral reef at John Pennekamp State Park, lots of alligators, turtles, birds, deer and the most bizarre sight of all: bottle-nosed dolphins in the heart of the *Everglades*. We visited the Coral Castle, a place I've wanted to see for years, and the gorgeous Vizcaya Estate and Gardens, as well as a fantastic place that was a Fruit and Spice farm run by the local agriculture department. We got to actually eat some of the weirdest and most exotic fruit, picked fresh right off the trees. I couldn't even tel you the names of most of them they were so unusual but they were all tasty! I do remember one of them because it was one we saw in Australia: Jackfruit! It was tasty, too, and we actually brought one home with us. It's huge and not quite ripe. We have to wait a few days to eat it.
Down in Islamorada, we went to Robbie's and fed the pelicans and the Tarpons. Some of them were so huge they were as big as sharks. They would come right up out of the water and eat the fish out of your hands. If the pelicans didn't snatch them away from you first. Then we drove back up to Key Largo to take a trip out to the coral reef. The day before we'd watched the sunset in Key Largo from a place at the Marriott on the bay called Breezers.
On our last day, we drove home on the famous Alligator Alley (Tamiami Trail) and stopped to take an airboat ride while we were on the Indian reservation. At one point, we were out in the middle of a sea of sawgrass and we'd stopped at a deserted dock. There was an alligator up underneath the dock, just sitting there, all beady eyed. I took some photos of him. But something suddenly annoyed him (I don't think it was my photos because I wasn't taking one at the time!) and he started thrashing and banging up underneath the dock where we were standing! It was something else.
Photos later ...