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This weekend contained:

• Watching Taiko Drumming (fun fact: I first saw the Soh Daiko troupe when I was like ten at the Black Ships Festival in Newport, and it quite literally CHANGED THE COURSE OF MY TINY LIFE with how much I loved it) and folk dances and saying hi to [livejournal.com profile] naniwa and loling at the human cartoon that is Borough President Marty Markowitz at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens' Sakura Matsuri.

• Attending the Bell House's Kentucky Derby party with [livejournal.com profile] emsariel and [livejournal.com profile] hoshizora and [livejournal.com profile] jlh and [livejournal.com profile] kyoto_idol. The $5 cover charge got us three rounds of free Mint Juleps, a rope and whip show, an excellent vantage point for the hat contest and the race itself, and a venue where Paul and I were not the most overdressed people in the room. (At Sakura Matsuri he was mistaken for a Holmes cosplayer, which only served to further cement my plans for Halloween this year.)

• Picking up some free comics at the new-ish store on Bergan Street, which I hadn't been to before but will certainly go to again.

• Getting a small amount of work done on various projects.

• Watching Back to the Future 2, which I had not seen since the debut of the iphone (and really, the massive popularization of texting) which makes the 2015 scenes seem dated in completely new and different ways. (Fax machines? REALLY? lol paper. But the giant wall-mounted flat-screen video conference where your personal information scrolls by under you weren't actually that far off.)

This weekend did not contain:

• A copy of the Del Rey Showcase.

By the time we got to the shop, they'd run out of the Del Rey books entirely. There was also a preview of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies inside, you see, which made it something of a HOT TICKET ITEM, particularly in a young/hip/nerdy neighborhood like Park Slope. Apparently a LOT of people had a hard time getting ahold of that sampler, such that only a few friends of mine seem to have seen it at all.

D:

(thankfully, [livejournal.com profile] space_coyote got a copy from her roommate, so she got to see some of her gorgeous artwork for this book in print. And [livejournal.com profile] halifax_slasher snagged a copy for ME at Midtown, which I'll hopefully have by tonight. But seriously, it's pretty hilarious to find myself in a place where I hope people WILL scan something I've done and put it online. THE SUSPENSE. UNPLEASANT!)

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Date: 2010-05-03 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arambulo.livejournal.com
Damn, I ALREADY miss living near the Bell House. I practically lived there since they opened. Also bummed that I forgot about Free Comics Day... but excited to read your Zuko book!

Also, Bergen Street Comics is awesome.

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Date: 2010-05-03 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
I hadn't been before but it's a great space! And now on my list of "possible venues for small comics events" as well.

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Date: 2010-05-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyahnyahnyah.livejournal.com
Soh Daiko! Black Ships! High fives!!!

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Date: 2010-05-04 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
Yeah, my dad lived in Newport for a few years so I went at least two or three times. To tiny me it was PRETTY EXCELLENT. <3

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Date: 2010-05-03 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engelen.livejournal.com
Taiko <3

I love them so much <3

Although I've only seen the Yamato Drummers...

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Date: 2010-05-04 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
This particular group is based in New York, so I've probably seen them at least ten times in person....

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Date: 2010-05-04 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engelen.livejournal.com
:O I see...

I love Yamato XD
(LOL random sorry)

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Date: 2010-05-04 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
MADAME, I THRIVE ON RANDOM.

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Date: 2010-05-03 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinfinnegan.livejournal.com
What! Where is this Bell House place? I love the Kentucky Derby! Normally Keith has a party, but he didn't this year. (Granted, it was also a housewarming party and Dave's birthday...) Does the Bell House do this sort of thing every year?

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Date: 2010-05-04 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
It's down at 3rd Ave and 7th Street in Gowanus -- they PROBABLY do it every year? I'll certainly want to go back there sometime soon just for drinks, it's a great place.

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Date: 2010-05-04 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinfinnegan.livejournal.com
Whatwhereisthaticon from? It is cool.

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Date: 2010-05-03 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goawayplease.livejournal.com
Am I remiss as a Kentuckian that I've never been to a derby party outside of my home state?

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Date: 2010-05-03 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redvelvetaddict.livejournal.com
Mint julepssss <33333

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Date: 2010-05-04 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
IN MY MOUTH <3

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Date: 2010-05-04 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] portkey.livejournal.com
At Sakura Matsuri he was mistaken for a Holmes cosplayer

That is awesome.

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Date: 2010-05-04 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
He was very patient about posing for a photo. ;3

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Date: 2010-05-04 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] portkey.livejournal.com
When I wear my old-fashioned clothing, people just tend to say I look like a gangster.

(It's the hats, mostly.)

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Date: 2010-05-04 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gothic-hamlet.livejournal.com
I have seen it! And it is glorious! :D Dan, Scone, and I ended up taking the very last two at our comic store (at 11 in the frickin morning), so yeah, sounds like it was definitely the popular one. Did you want me to scan it up tonight?

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Date: 2010-05-17 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] illogicalvulcan.livejournal.com
I had a similar bit to your BTTF2 bit. I recently reread a book that came out in 1999 and was set now. The scene that stands out in my mind is a character logging into the computer that controlled his house electronics to set his VCR. Sooooo close and yet...

I can't wait for the 23rd century, when we will have warp drive, and pocket cordless phones.

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