One more time in sharing my experiences seemed in order, regarding the Grand Rapids Toy & Comic Expo.
Conventions are rich and interesting times to gather, filled with much to discover and learn about. Here are some tidbits, in no particular order that represent what I found, and practical ways I could get ready for my next convention, my next turn at doing this.
Visiting the convention this last weekend and running the table was a unique and fun experience. I'm glad to have gone…
Even though I was exhausted when I arrived, by the time I was done, I'd gotten legs under me, a wind behind me, and a heart back within me that I had not had in a long while.
Here's the story of who I met and what I learned at the 2015 Grand Rapids Toy & Comic Expo. Thank you for reading!
We did it! The Grand Rapids Toy & Comic Show is now a successful memory in the past, but one that is propelling me forward to greater opportunities.
This is one of those blog posts, however, that would simply not get written—because I don't know "what to say"—which, let me disambiguate—does not mean there's nothing to say: but rather, that's there's so much to tell about what happened at the Grand Rapids Toy & Comic Show, that it'd be easy not to know where to start and what to include…
I turned around, and there was the Wyoming, MI based convention staring me in the face. My business partner called me up and said: Hey! There's this show, right in town—and you should go!
So, there it was. How could I say "no" to this opportunity to share, connect and promote my Animus storyworld?
Afterall, isn't that what this Launch Your Universe website and brand package is about? Helping others achieve the growth of their fictional (and non-fictional) dreams, realms and ideas, just as I create mine?
Discussing why I have not posted more lead me to get back to my original vision of just sharing updates about where I was at—regardless of whether what I'd done represented deep scholarly insight or not—or just the bumbling flailings of a little fool on a little hill of failed experiences.
But there was another part of my original vision for this blog—the real expression of the Animus world and the beauty of what it was, what it could be, as the creative process unfolds. What would sharing about the Animus world look like—and where has all this material been so far?
As of last post (yesterday) I revealed that I was afraid of sharing my life in terms of what I've been creating, or failing to create, or just how it's been…
…largely because I've been more than a little afraid of what could go wrong if I seem too out of my league, too out of sorts. So, what have I been doing? It's only fair I start writing my blog as I've always known I should.
You may think that it's one of the other reasons I've mentioned…
Fear of hurting somebody, or of saying something wrong—of making a mistake—these are all contributing factors, but the one reason that's kept me back from posting more is…
Of course I questioned what form it would come in—and how I would ever get it done—or how the meta-overlapping frame narratives could be formed and depict several thousand years of created history…
…but in the end, the most important thing was to "give birth to this baby"—to let it see the light of day, to breath, to walk, and eventually spread its avian wings and soar.
If you want to know more details about this first webisode, keep reading!
After all this time, I find myself pulling my hair and shrieking: “WHY SO LONG, WEBSERIES? WHY???” … Well, not really—shrieking, or pulling out hair—at least not…outwardly. Or maybe that was you doing that—waiting for me to deliver on yet another deadline.
Here are my thoughts about what happened so far. Those of you who have been patient enough to stay with me through the minefield of broken release promises are about to be rewarded.