Nerdy. Even For Me.

Observations from Wizard World Portland, my first comic book convention in about 20 years….

• Seeing Brent Spiner (“Star Trek The Next Generation”) reminds me that he’s a really good actor and should be hired more. However, his online series,, is funny and shouldn’t be missed.

IMG_0009• Sexy illustrations of unclothed girls with insanely disproportional anatomies were pretty awesome when I was 16. At this age, they’re just really unsettling.

• Remember the latest “Star Wars” triology (“The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the something-something” and … I honestly don’t remember)? If all you knew about those films was what you saw at Wizard World, you’d think they were damn good and highly popular. Instead of, you know, just total crap.

• I don’t like crowds.

• Meeting Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont and shaking his hand is still pretty cool. Claremont wrote some of the most memorable comics of my 20s,and I learned a lot about storytelling from his books. I got to tell him that. Arguably the highlight of the day.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on February 24, 2013, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Nerdy. Even For Me..

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