Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Perks of My Job

First, it looks like I'll be going to the NY Comicon on the Friday, for the preview for profressionals, including librarians. For free. My library system sent out an email about it, which my bosses and I assumed meant we could go. So I registered. Yeeha!

Second, I offer this photo. Back in the '80s, when I was YA librarian, I discovered the Teen Titans APA (I was a Waitlister, meaning I got the mailings if I paid postage and could contribute, but I wasn't officially a member as membership was limited to 40 or so, so I was waiting for an opening), thanks to a then-friend I knew from fan fiction (for TV shows). She was also a member of the APA and a Wingnut and one of the real life folks who got drawn into the Donna Troy/Terry Long wedding issue as guests (she was the plump blonde, one of the women ogling Dick Grayson's butt, as I recall, if you have the issue).

She was visiting me from FL and she knew George Perez, who at the time, was living a few subway stops away from me. So she called him and got us invited over for a few hours one afternoon. While there, I got him to agree to do a library program for teens. He ended up doing two for me, for teens looking to break into the comic book industry. We had a great turnout, which was to be expected, both times, and he was as nice as could be. This photo is from the first of the two programs.


  1. Anonymous8:39 AM EST

    Hi Shelly!

    Definitely great news about the Comic-con. Nice photo of GP; that was good of him to do. Did his talks yield any now-famous comic creators?

  2. I've always wondered about that. I knew the names of only a few of them and have long forgotten them. And the rest came from all over, even as far as Yonkers and NJ! Most brought their portfolios and George looked them over, gave them advice, etc. Some were very good.

  3. Anonymous11:53 PM EST

    Very cool...and that is such a great convention. I went years ago when I lived in NJ and met lots of great people and a bunch of the professionals. Can't get there now, but have a great time! It's probably a great time to be going with all the things going on (Infinite Crisis, One Year Later, etc)

  4. Anonymous1:17 AM EST

    i wasn't sure how to send you a private message, but i am using an excerpt of your blog entry for my website: 060212-2.htm

  5. Hi, sleeper,

    Using my email is a fine way to contact me and I appreciate the link. However, I wish you had asked me first, though. While I don't mind the excerpt, and it probably falls under Fair Use, as does use of the photo, I'd prefer you not have my photo on your site. I love sharing my photos online, but I prefer them to be on my sites and flickr pages.

    My email is posted on this blog and my others.