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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 11:55 AM | by
Yesterday we changed some information relating to our domain that may have left the website inaccessible to some of you for a short while. I apologize for the unannounced downtime, sometimes ISPs can take a while to refresh their DNS cache.

This weekend I'll be packing up and making the trek down to good ol' Hartford, Connecticut for ConnectiCon. I'll be there on Friday and Saturday, in the dealer's room (Table #806), sandwiched between a couple of other no-good, forehead-licking nickel-tossers.

You can come hang out with my Friday morning at a panel, and we'll shoot the shit, or you can catch me Friday evening talking about video games on some panel about video games. Or you can come by my table and chat, buy some shit, or play a round of UFC or Fight Night R4.

I'll have some standard fare available... a limited selection of shirts and books and posters. If you're in the market for that sort of thing, you may have an opportunity to pick some of this stuff up on the cheap... I'm anxious to get these boxes out of my house, discounts abound!

Additionally, as has become customary, I'll be running a raffle this year for charity. If you purchase a raffle ticket ($10), you will receive one of these nifty signed and very limited edition 11"x17 posters:

All profits will be donated to the ASPCA. I'll have a ton of stuff with me to give away in the raffle, including hardcover copies of the books, vintage out-of-print CAD apparel, and even a set of the sold-out, limited edition Ctrl+Alt+Del Maquettes. You can purchase additional raffle tickets for $1.

On top of that, I'm offering up a small token for ConnectiCon's Webcomic Auction for Child's Play. You will be able to bid on a chance to appear as a character in an upcoming short Ctrl+Alt+Del story-arc. If you are the winning bidder, I'll sit down with you at the convention and we'll design and sketch out your character together, and discuss some ideas for the storyline. You can take home the original sketch, and in the near future you'll have a cameo in the comic strip alongside the main characters.

So perhaps I'll see you this weekend!

Also... the daily sillies have returned!

I also forgot to mention

Thursday, July 30, 2009 | 02:13 AM | by
My buddy Dan will be at ConnectiCon and, as a newly appointed Privateer Press Ganger, will be running demonstrations for Warmachine. If you've been curious about Warmachine/Hordes, or miniatures games in general, he'll walk you through the basics and teach you how to play.

He'll also be running tournaments, if you're already a player.

You might find me hanging out around there too, since if nobody chains me to my table, I tend to wander off.

Congratulations, Christian!

Thursday, July 30, 2009 | 06:12 PM | by
HomeAway has announced the winner of the $10,000 vacation getaway... Christian and his family!

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read the entry and cast your vote. You all made this possible for them, and I know they are eternally grateful.

Here's wishing Christian and his family a nice, relaxing vacation at the beach!

Webcomic Auction Thing

Sunday, August 2, 2009 | 01:24 PM | by
So I found out today that there seems to have been a miscommunication involving the cameo appearance I had planned to give away for the charity auction.

I was unable to attend the actual auction, so the appearance in the comic strip etc was supposed to be auctioned off by proxy... and I signed a comic book with the word "Congratulations" that was supposed to be given to the winner, with instructions to meet me at my table to do the sketch/talk about the character/storyline, etc.

Apparently this information got miscommunicated, and all they auctioned off was the signed comic book with no mention of the guest appearance in the strip.

So I'm hoping now that I can find the winner of the auction via the website, and I can get you your sketch and guest appearance. I have your name, so if you bid on (and won) a signed Analog and D+Pad at ConnectiCon this weekend, you're entitled to quite a bit more. So please email (include your name) so we can get things squared away.

On an unrelated note, I saved some of the limited edition posters from the con, and will try to find a way to offer them online.

Thank you to everyone who came by the table/panels this weekend, it was a lot of fun meeting you all.