Posts Tagged ‘Book Tour’

April 15th, 2010 | filed in News

Report: The Mighty Tekkoshokon

If you’ve been following my Twitter feed, then you already know that this has been a whirlwind week. This past weekend was Tekkoshokon, which was an amazing success! I was joined by my talented brother, Kurt, and we rocked the Steel City while hanging with the local crew, Seth, Shawn, and Steph of Workshop 13 — creators of Explorers of the Unknown and Gello Apocalypse.

The Brothers Tiede at work.

Of course there was plenty of cosplay to go around, including some of my favorites from Studio Ghibli: Princess Kushana, Master Yupa, and even Okkoto! I also learned that Master Chief is really the goddamned Batman.

Princess Kushana & Master Yupa -- a rare cosplay pair!Holy crap!  Master Chief is the Goddamned Batman!Okkotonushi!

Last, but far from the least I got to chat with a number of you, which is always a pleasure. And to top it off, I received this adorable, and completely unexpected piece of gift art on Saturday from Ellen “Kyote” Siergiej, who was working in the Art Show during the con. Thank you so much, Ellen! I’m very glad you enjoy the comic.

Unexpected fanart delivery!

All in all, this was a unexpectedly awesome convention. Everyone was wonderful, the con staff ran the show smoothly, and sales were beyond all expectations. Thanks to everyone who came by the table! I always appreciate your support!

Next up: Travel to Chicago and C2E2!

April 8th, 2010 | filed in News

Tekkoshocon, ho!

The Book Tour officially begins! I’m headed out the door and on the road to the first leg of my the tour: Pittsburgh!

Follow my Twitter for updates on my journey, and I’ll try to post a entry or two here when I can.

April 5th, 2010 | filed in News

Anime Boston: A Huge Success!

The kickoff to my book tour at Anime Boston was loads of fun and a smashing success! I broke a sales record, selling over 100 books for the first time in a single weekend. The new prints went over very well, too.

This year I was accompanied by my friend Ellen, who helped out at the table and was an excellent assistant. In another first, she also cosplayed as Kate on Saturday! She even attempted the crazy bangs for that totally 80′s styling:

Ellen cosplaying as Kate. Armed and dangerous.Attitude? Check.

Awesome! Thank you so much again, Ellen! You were a great help, and your costumes were wonderful!

I also had a fantastic time hanging out with Brion Foulke & Jen Brazas, Shannon & Rich Townsend and Dave Lister while they crashed at my place. And on Saturday night we got together with fellow comickers Zack Giallongo, Steph Yue, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Stevie Wilson, Beatriz Bravo, and Pat Lapierre for dinner where we recreated The Last Supper:

Anime Boston: The Last Supper
(photo by Steph)

All in all this weekend was a tremendous start to this month of conventions. I’m really looking forward to the rest of them.

Next up: Tekkoshocon!