Encoding Bushido 2 coming to print and Comixology

So issue 2 just went to both the printer and Comixology and it’s sort of a race to see who will actually complete first.

It’s not really an exciting, Top Gear across the mountains, Indy 500 sort of race – the print deadline is mostly guaranteed by the printer. The delivery is pretty reliable with their schedules and practices – they’ve finally got things down to a rigid set of procedures. I want to be able to say the same thing about Comixology but they are far more opaque a company than the printer I am using.

That has always bothered me about Comixology. It is still by far the least data rich of all the platforms I have ever used. And I have commented about this at length in other posts and blogs, so I am flogging it again, hoping someone is listening inside their offices.

But, in other news, it still doesn’t look like WonderCon 2019 is in my cards – I have a pretty hardcore work deadline that delivers that weekend and I’m sort of supervising the whole thing. I always hated supervisors who blew off deadlines and buggered off to wherever instead of seeing things through. My, my, how that would be a table turned if I started doing the same! But if I did it would still be “work” – just not for a client of my own. Still.

Pro Registration confirmed, WonderCon 2019

So I have my professional registration for Wondercon 2019 – just like the title says – and it’s the first time I have ever registered as such for any convention anywhere. Decades of comic cons later, even when I was working on things being featured AT comic cons, I would never register.

Why? Usually I was working on the next thing, show, project or whatever. Really, it’s that I just never liked driving all the back to San Diego, spending money on hotels etc. WonderCon in Anaheim is a different story. Nevermind Disneyland, Anaheim is just far enough away to feel like I’ve busted out of town, and close enough to get back home when I get sick of the tourists.

But Wondercon over that past few years is just a bit better sized than most cons like the bigger brother ComicCon San Diego. At a decent enough part of the year, temperatures are manageable enough for the cosplayers not to die of heat exposure and the organizational powers have more of their collective act together. They have to – some of the bigger – and louder – names in the business are coming to Anaheim these days. Can’t bite the hands that feed, yadda yadda.

Anyway, I was more hoping to get off the waiting list but I am told that showing up and snagging a table or two from a no show might work.