April 26th, 2010

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Penguicon!

Originally published at Shortpacked!. Please leave any comments there.

There’s been a dearth of toy talk from me recently, but only because I gots no new toys to talk about!  It’s a very dead period for me, apparently.  There’s gonna be some new Transformers soon, right?  Some G.I. Joes?  Oh, lord, please, yes.

Just because I’m not gabbing about toys doesn’t mean I’m not keeping myself busy.  This weekend I’m going up to Troy, Michigan, for Penguicon.  Really, I’m just helping out Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary) and his wife at their table.  They’re Distinguished Guests at the convention, and so they both have panels they gotta be on, and thus need a dude to hold down the fort.  In exchange for helping them out, I get a corner to do my thing.

It’s been a while since Howard and I have tangoed, so I’m looking forward to it.  There’s the usual ice-breaking “your mom” joke, followed by the usual “my mother is already passed away” retort, followed by my usual awkward silence…

Why does Howard tolerate me again?

Also, I’ll get to see my favorite highway signage in all the land, Big Beaver Road, Exit 69.  Oh, how I’ve missed you.