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Before I’m off to Maryland for the weekend…

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So exciting.

… it’s important that you all know that in Transformers: Prime, Cliffjumper is going to be voiced by The Rock and that this is incredibly awesome.

My next batch of Generations toys got in from BigBadToyStore today.  And by “today” I mean “8 fucking pm.”  Jesus, UPS. It’s not a terribly exciting wave, consisting of my fifth iteration of the Sideswipe/Sunstreaker mold (and my third this year) and War for Cybertron Soundwave. I’ve been kind of lukewarm on him since his design isn’t terribly interesting.  And he transforms into a box.  And he looks kind of awkward.

Laserbeak was busy that day.

He’s not the only transforming Soundwave toy who doesn’t come with a little dude, but it still feels like something is missing.  When your schtick is transforming into a box, even a box with wheels, you kinda need that extra little Mini-Con-esque interaction to work up some interest.  His chest does open and you can fit his two weapons inside.  Since they’re cylinders and they both go in face-first, they do kind of look like cassette spools through the translucent chest window.  That’s a consolation prize, I guess.

But seriously, that altmode is hella boring.

Tomorrow morning/afternoon/whenever I’m hitting the road for Intervention The Webcomics Convention in Rockville, Maryland.  I’ll be at booth 53 and I’ll be doing a panel on Saturday at 7!  Friday, the first day of the con, is the thirteenth anniversary of me webcomicking, so I guess it’s only appropriate that I spend it shilling my webcomic wares in foreign lands.

But I’m sure I can come up with even extra way to celebrate it.

In the meantime, enjoy this Hijinks Ensue comic spawned by a conversation Joel and I had at AnimeFest last weekend.  There is a veritable sea of abs.

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This weekend: Intervention Convention in Maryland!

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I’m home from Dallas where I had the super awesomest time at AnimeFest.  I am serious, that place is the bomb.  I also totally hung out with other comics folks like Joel Watson and Trunks and Soto and Amanda Bissell and was allowed to sleep on an awesome waterbed inside the home of J. Grant and Mel Hynes.  And one night I totally saw Randy Milholland and we made out.

Oh and I guess I had a panel.

And now that I’m home I have to prepare to leave in a day and a half for Intervention in D.C./Rockville.  I will be at booth 53. You should meet me there.

I am serious.

You should go to Intervention.

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AnimeFest 2010: Saturday

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Commission: "The Red Ranger"
Commission: “The Red Ranger”
Commission: "Deadpool"
Commission: “Deadpool”

I have the "Last Stand of the Wreckers" trade at the table.  So.
I have the “Last Stand of the Wreckers” trade at the table. So.
Commission: "Robin Williams sitting on an Eva unit"
Commission: “Robin Williams sitting on an Eva unit”

Commission: "Megatron taunting Prime with his trigger crotch"
Commission: “Megatron taunting Prime with his trigger crotch”