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It’s Alive!

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Yes, folks.  The blog lives!  Life and work have conspired to keep me away, but it’s time to have some fun again.

I attended my 1st con in about a year a couple of weeks ago, which I’ll talk about in a separate post.  Today marks the start of MidSouthCon 32 in Memphis.  I, as well as my husband Lin, are guests this year.  Both of my panels are Saturday in Director’s Row 5.

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When not on panels, I will probably be hanging out at the SMT FanForce table.  Stop by and say hello.

Bits and Bobs

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Bits and bobs from around the interwebz:

  • I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but JJ Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie.  It’s still way too early in the development process for script or casting news.  I’m not sure how I feel about Abrams getting the gig, but I did enjoy his version of Star Trek.  I’m cautiously optimistic.
  • Doctor Who returns March 30!
  • John Jackson Miller announced on Facebook that Christie Golden will also be attending MidSouthCon this March. Ms. Golden has written novels for Star Wars, Star Trek and World of Warcraft in addition to her original fiction.
  • While at the comics shop last week, we saw where JJM will also be at the Horn Lake, MS branch of the First Regional Library on March 20 for a book signing while he’s in town for MidSouthCon.  Costumes are encouraged.
  • SUPERMAN: UNBOUND will be the next DC Universe Animated movie.  Yay, the Superman-Batman movie rotation remains unbroken.  :/  The trailer is here.
  • Deadline is reporting that Revenge’s Emily VanCamp has been cast as the female lead in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier.  While who she is portraying hasn’t been announced, she sure looks like Sharon Carter to me.  ScarJo’s Black Widow better have a cameo in this movie, Marvel.  I will not be amused if this does not happen.
  • Last, but not least, the “extended” preview of Iron Man 3
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Happy 92nd Birthday, Noel Neill

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Today marks the 92nd birthday of Noel Neill, who is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in The Adventures of Superman in the 1950′s.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Noel, and she is one of the most gracious ladies I have ever met.  She retired from public appearances after a bad fall in 2010, but she is enjoying retirement in her new home in Metropolis, IL.

The Noel Neill “Lois Lane” statue in Metropolis, IL
Photo by Nicki Workman

Happy birthday, Noel!

Noel with the official Superman of Metropolis Josh Boultinghouse
Photo by Lin Workman

 

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Sketch Book: Wonder Woman, Batgirl

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I didn’t go to Superman Celebration this year, but my husband did. Being a good geek husband, he brought me presents.

First is a Wonder Woman sketch by George Perez.

He also brought back a print of Huntress & Power Girl from World’s Finest that Perez drew.

Second is a Batgirl sketch by Terry Beatty.

Photo by Lin Workman; Puppetry by Kevin L. Williams

RIP Jim Henson and Other Links

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Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the passing of Jim Henson.  Check out my husband’s post about his 1st trip to Leland, MS, Jim’s birthplace, with our friend and puppeteer Kevin Williams.  Together, they took this picture that is found all over the interwebs (usually uncredited & often defaced, but that’s another rant for another day.)

Photo by Lin Workman; Puppetry by Kevin L. Williams

 

In happier news, today is Yvonne Craig’s birthday.  The original Barbara Gordon is 75 years old.  Happy Birthday!

Yvonne Craig Batgirl Sketch by Lin Workman

Yvonne Craig Batgirl Sketch by Lin Workman

 

In other happy news, the Reading With Pictures Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its goal of $65,000 to publish The Graphic Textbook.  Reading With Pictures, founded by our friend Josh Elder, is committed to getting comics into classrooms as educational tools.  It’s a fantastic organization, and it’s not too late to contribute.

 

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