Komikon 2008: The 4th Philippine Comics Convention
Normally, I would upload my Komikon video the night of the Komikon or a day after. This time, it took me 5 days. Komikon this year was more exhausting than usual, and I just spent the entire night and the rest of the next day resting. Then I sent Elmer #4 off to people who I needed to send it to (I’m still doing that), then yesterday I went to Manila to distribute Elmer at the stores. I met with Budjette Tan who came with some awesome comics plans.
I raided Comic Odyssey’s 20-peso back issue sale at Robinson’s Galleria and I got some real gems like several copies of Rick Veitch’s Rare Bit Fiends, an issue of Nexus with Steve Rude, Crystar with a Nightcrawler appearance (ah, 80′s Marvel I love you!), etc. They had some awesome 20-peso sales at the Komikon which I really wanted to buy but I just didn’t have the time to browse too much.
Oh yeah, I’ll be in Manila again on November 29, this Saturday. I’m going to be a speaker at a Blog Conference, which is part of Asian Business Expo 2008 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia in Manila. I’ll be talking about… what else…. VIDEO BLOGGING! Yeah!
Conference starts at 4:00pm.
Introduction to Blogs – Azrael Coladilla
Elements of an Effective Blog – Jonel Uy
Video blogging – Gerry Alanguilan
Best Practices in Blogging – Juned Sonido
How Blogs and Bloggers Make Money – Fitz Villafuerte
Speaking of BLOGGING, my friend Arlan Esmeña, and illustrator of “Where Bold Stars Go To Die” now has a blog! Arlan has commented on the trip back home to San Pablo from Komikon that a lot of people were asking him what his blog was. He didn’t have one. You have to understand, although Arlan is no stranger to the Internet (he has Friendster after all), he is new to the online community thing that we’re all familiar with. I’ve since inculcated him into the blogging ways so here it is!
Ultra Electro Magnetic Blog!
Apologies if there’s a blog title like that already, but you’ll understand why he chose that name. He’s the biggest toy robot collector here in San Pablo, I kid you not! I’ve been to his apartment and his toy collection is incredible! And believe it or not, he builds these very small robots himself with details that are just astounding. What’s remarkable is he builds these things from only bristol board. I’m sure he’ll be posting images of those robots soon enough.