Friday, August 21, 2009

AllSpark Almanac signing August 22 in Burbank

Bill Forster, Derrick Wyatt and I did a signing of The AllSpark Almanac today at the Emerald Knights comic book shop in Burbank today. It was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who made it out. We blew through all of the copies of The AllSpark Almanacs that were ordered by the shop and had to dip into our personal stash, though the shop will be replacing them for us. We also brought along a few advanced copies of The Complete Ark as a special bonus for those who showed up.

And it was quite a turnout. We had about fifty folks all told and had to go more than twice as long as our allotted hour. We had some fun guests, like long time friends of the blog Brian, the once-and-future reviewer of Headmasters episodes, and Lonegamer, our tireless advocate over on Allspark.com, in the classic anime photo pose. (Lots of other friends-of-the-blog, like Sam Levine and G.B. Blackrock, were also attendance! Thanks for showing up in force.)



We were also fortunate enough to have some of the actual creators of the show show up. Irineo Maramba was here, and appropriately enough is actually in the book himself with a character model.
Overall, a good time was had by all. Many pictures were taken, here are just a few:





Thanks again to everyone who showed up! We got to meet some terrific folks, with some terrific outfits, like the the Henchman #24 shirt (above) or the TK412 Stormtrooper outfit (where have I read that recently ... hmmm .... ) or the girl with the Decepticon symbol and flames (and the TMNT apparel - what's not to love?) I think a good time was had by all with the possible exception of the guy who arrived at 4:30 and found out that we were out of books. You guys all rock!


10 comments:

Sam Levine said...

Great to meet you today Jim! Glad there was such a big turnout.

Jimtron said...

Glad you could make it! It's great to put a name to a face, though I suppose that Facebook fulfills that in a literal (if not figurative) sense.

lonegamer7 said...

Muchos thanks! ^_^ Can't wait to really sit down and pore over it.

Jimtron said...

You should post your pics online! They probably came out better than the shot of you I have now.

Brian said...

It was great that this signing was organized, giving us all a chance to meet! And now my face is out there for all to see, no more hiding (I'm in the black t-shirt, holding up The Ark II). The Almanac is pure fun from start to finish, glad it was produced. Now I just need to see the rest of the series itself! :)

Rand said...

hey Jim any chance of uploading any other pics? I was the guy with the decepticon belt and tatt :P thanks for everything bro!

Jimtron said...

Sure thing Rand. I want looking and sure enough, there was a shot of you.

Rand said...

thanks for the pic :D
that made my day haha
Do you guys have a facebook account or anything?

lonegamer7 said...

Jaaan!

http://lonegamer7.deviantart.com/art/AllSpark-Almanac-Signing-01-134562417

http://lonegamer7.deviantart.com/art/AllSpark-Almanac-Signing-02-134567430

Caitlin said...

i just received my copy in the post...WOW...brilliant...please tell me you're doing a vol 2!