Happy Halloween!

Today is (obviously) Halloween, but we got the party started yesterday. In the afternoon, we took the kids to the annual Halloween Carnival at the neighborhood park, and Georgia was able to put on her full costume for the first time. Georgia has wanted to be a cat for Halloween this year since about five minutes after Halloween last year, and Allison has been working on making it for weeks.  I think it turned out great, personally.

After the kids were off to bed, the grownups put on our costumes, and got ready for the costume party we were hosting. Sonrisa Trippe had spent all day working on the Tardis door, to go along with her Amy Pond costume, and I think it turned out amazingly well. Dean Trippe was Batman (naturally), and as for me and Allison…?

Allison makes a fetching Princess Leia, don’t you think?

As for me, I kept telling everyone I wasn’t dressed as Captain Kirk, I was dress as Captain Roberson, dammit.

But I wasn’t the only member of Starfleet in attendance. Robert Wilson IV and his wife Tiffany drove down from Dallas to join in the fun, though they’d opted for a more Old Skool look than my New Movie version. Still, we’re all one big happy Starfleet, as Khan said.

All in all, we had a fantastic time. Thanks to everyone who came! And today we’re finishing the decorating of the Halloween cookies, mutilating a pumpkin–erm, making a jack-o-lantern, that is–and going door to door begging for candy. What could be better than that?

Cannon’s “Night Falls”

Julian West has made a video for my old friend Chris Cannon‘s “Night Falls,” a track off his album vine street, which you can download for FREE. Give it a listen, and then go check out the rest of the album.

The Avengers: Earth’s First Heroes

Check out Francesco Francavilla’s contribution to Comic Twart’s “Marvel What If” week, “The Avengers: Earth’s First Heroes.”

Here’s how Francesco describes the piece:

So I give you, for the first time I think, Hulk the Druid (a celtic primeval force of nature), Captain Amerigo (from the New World), Thor himself, and an unknown mysterious clad-armored gladiator known as Iron Man . Tigether they are The AVENGERS, EARTH’s FIRST HEROES and they fight evils and undead armies. How does that sound? :)

Sounds good to me, Francesco!!

Starcrash

Thanks to Super Punch, I think we may have the next candidate for “bad movie drunk-tweeting.” I give you, Starcrash

Of course, the title can’t help but remind me of my own Star Wars-inspired effort from that era, Space Crash

Jason Chalker’s “C.Hi.P.s”

My pal Jason Chalker, whose work I’ve praised before, has a fantastic Tron-related t-shirt design that’s up for voting over at Threadless. Go vote for it, already, so I can buy it as a shirt!

Score this design: “C.Hi.P.s,” to help it get printed on Threadless!

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969

Over on the Bleeding Cool site, the cover and description of the long-awaited next installment of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century has been posted. Behold the awesome:

CHAPTER TWO takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1968, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist.

Literal Tron Legacy

I’ve got J. Torres to thank for mentioning this on Twitter. Really much funnier than it has any right to be.

Thomas N. Perkins: A Collection of Odd Folk

And speaking of Thomas N. Perkins, he’s just released a new art book for the iPad and iPhone that’s available through the iTunes Apps store. There are details on Perkins’ blog, and speaking for myself I can say that I paid full price for it and thought it was worth every penny. Just jam-packed with awesome!

Salesman Pete and The Amazing Stone

I have the redoubtable and ridiculously talented Thomas N. Perkins to thank for pointing out this gem.

There’s a blog for the short set up by the creators, largely in French, if you want more information.