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|Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008|
|Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008|
|Been forever since I used this...BUT, if yer headed to San Diego Comic Con..stop by and say Hi!!
Well, with FA down, will dust off my LJ and invite anyone attending SDCC this week to stop on by booth 1633, the Clubstripes booth and say hi!! If you wanna pick up any merch, that is good too, I will be doin the Dollar Badges, and sellin muh new 2008 CD and Cox & Ruger CD as well as doin sketchbooks!!
AND I will be at FA:United, yay, with all of the above there! It is a local con for me so I look forward to seein any furs who stop by!!
|Thursday, August 2nd, 2007|
|San Diego Comic-Con post
*NOTE 1* OK< this was posted in my FA account yesterday, so, if read there, just skip ^_^*
*NOTE 2* I will not go into the hell my flight back was...just that they will get a very scathing letter...onto the con goodness.
How to describe San Diego Comic-Con...FUCKING HUGE...might describe it slightly. I have been attending furry cons and scifi cons for years. Big ones, lil ones, fun ones and crappy ones. This con just cannot be described, you gotta see it to believe it. Much like pictures cannot show the massive scale of the Grand Canyon, words just cannot do justice to the magnitude of this con.
OK, to anyone that thinks Anthrocon is "too big" or "I gotta walk all the way from the con hotel to the convention center" I do not wanna hear it anymore. The dealer room alone at SDCC is the length of 2 football fields. JUST the dealers room alone if overlaid onto the Pittsburgh convention center to the con hotel, would drape it on both sides. The amount of people is staggering. Anthrocon, the largest furry con in the world has a total of about 2,800 attendees....SDCC has over 125,000, being capped by fire marshals, otherwise there'd be even more there. Just more to give it some scale...you could fit 9 Anthrocon dealer rooms in the SDCC con hall. Let's say this...the Mach 5 for the new Speed Racer movie was there..I never saw it. I missed a huge white sports car!! THAT is big.
How was it for furries. Well, I was at the Clubstripes booth and first wanna thank EVERYONE who stopped by to just say hi, get a sketch, buy a CD or our new all color book "The Best of Clubstripes". It was a real blast. It was also fun to see "norms" approach the table, some seeing it was furry, giggling and turning away, or like the majority, at least taking a look inside our book and some even buying it. I'd say the feedback from con-goers in general was really positive, which really made the time there so much fun.
Usually at furry cons I do not buy that much stuff, I stick to my table, nose down in sketchbooks. Since SDCC is 4 days long and most days open from 10-7 I was able to walk around and buy some cool stuff and score some con swag. You name an interest, it was here. Comics, toys, Japanese collectibles, fashions, movie studios, celebrities, video games, comic creators, actors, writers, all were here. Panels for tons of upcoming TV shows, movies, you name it, it was here. I din bother with em since lines were so long to get to them. I do regret not attending the masquerade, but got to hang with some cool artists and learn some new techniques I definitely will be using. I even got to meet the man who voices Grr from Invader Zim! Heck I got to see Stan Lee get into a cab, we all cheered him, hehe. So much geekery was never so concentrated in one place.
The city itself was great too, definitely a tourist trap, but one I loved. Gorgeous weather, great places to eat and walk around on. First night there I ate at a place called Basic. They serve flat bread pizza that was soo good. They also had huge boards you could paint on, was a fun atmosphere to start off my con trip with! Had dessert at Giordelli's, they do great chocolate, uh, other places I ate at during the stay, this cool mongolian style place at the Horton Plaza mall, and Sushi Deli II..DAMN good food and lots of it, we were all stuffed
Clubstripes is getting a booth next year and I am definitely planning on attending. For me the con was worth it. It was huge beyond comprehension, crowded, hyped to death, but an experience I loved! AGAIN, I wanna thank all those who stopped by the booth and chatted, bought stuff, you all made it such a fun time there. Some I wish I had the time to hang out with more...you know who you are!
Personal cool moment..meeting Rikki Simmons, the voice of Grr!! I even drew Tristan Oakenrod, my HUGELY hung human barbarian for a friend of his in her sketchbook (I totally did not catch your name, was so hard to hear with the crowd!), was soo cool!
Oh, go buy the Best of Clubstripes book!! It will look great on your coffee table or shelf, you can get it here: www.clubstripes.com Heck, join the site if you can too, there is some great talent there. I am glad to know them. OK, plug over! ^_^
|Wednesday, July 25th, 2007|
|See you at San Diego Comic Con!
I will be at the Clubstripes booth located at 1633 on the handy lil map down there, next to Heavy Metal magazine! We'll be sellin' our brand spankin new book, The Best of Clubstripes...full color and really lookin' awesome, if you want a copy, stop on by the booth!!
I'll also have my CDs and be doing sketchbooks if anyone wants em done, and of course the return of the $1 badge!!! ^_^
I fly out today and am very excited! Stop on by and say hi!!
|Monday, June 25th, 2007|
|Friday, May 25th, 2007|
|Saturday, March 31st, 2007|
|Euro-Folio CDs available! :)
I have 16 of the Euro-Folio CDs available. I made this folio originally for Eurofurence XII last year. It is a folio containing all male art work, with a human/furry comic of 12 pages, you can see a sample page of it here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/259100/
Also the folio has some non-anthro furry goodness, feline, equine and canine.
I will leave comments to be screened and if you would like a copy they are $25, that includes shipping, yay. I will be accepting Paypal and Money Orders for payment. My paypal addy is firstname.lastname@example.org and MOs can be made out to Mark Parsons. If you want a copy, reply to this post, they will be screened. When they are all gone I will let you know.
|Friday, March 30th, 2007|
|Tuesday, March 13th, 2007|
Here is my Wii code!
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|Monday, January 15th, 2007|
|Headin to FC Thursday!
Whoot, cannot wait. Some new CDs, like a Cox Folio (yes with him all nekkid), and a Horsin' Around CD with images from the paper folio just now on a CD with lots of additional bonus images. I really am lookin forward to seeing folks, drawin, and hanging out especially.
Also, the week after FC, I will be in the San Mateo area if anyone wants to get together, would love to. Can drop me an e-mail and let me know of anything folks wanna do!
|Friday, December 15th, 2006|
|Furbid auctions for the Holidayz
Well, I have some auctions of original auctions on Furbid going now if anyone wants to check em out. I accidentally set them to end this Monday, rather than Thursday, soo, erf, if folks wanna check em out, feel free!http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/aboutview.pl?user=Gideon
I have up 6 original pencil pics with the color print of each included with them. Some male hoss work and one femme alligator! Go get em! Or not, heh, hope all are well for the Holidays! Current Mood: content
|Tuesday, November 21st, 2006|
Yeah yeah, folks have been posting their MFF con reports fer a while so I will try to keep it brief, with highs and lows...though nothing that low really, was a great con!! *EDIT-OK, tried to keep brief but rambled of course*
High-Take the train into PHL Airport, I always loooves da train!
Low-Have a 4:05PM flight become a 9:30PM flight because of terrible weather in the region diverting the plane coming in from Chicago to Dullis, then back to PHL, then finally and thankfully off to MFF!
High- The hotel!!! Not since the Castle at Eurofurence or the Doubletree have I had so much love for a con site hotel. Coy ponds in the lobby, room windows facing down into it, just some cool lookin stuff!
Low-My tummy after having 4 slyders at White Castle. Ate nothing but bad greasy food all weekend...bleh...
High-Getting a coveted button for artists alley! Guarantees you a spot is all really.
Low-Forgot my Pencil Sharpener
High-ONE DOLLAR BADGES!!!! I started these at AC and damned if they did not really take off here. I went through a 100 pack of Mead 3x5 lined note cards by Saturday and hadda get another pack. Total I did bout 130 badges, sharpie on lined card. Most cool to see so many folks take a shine to em, had some great reactions to them! I'd like to do em at every con I attend, see how many I can infect with these awful looking badges! :)
Low-Usual hotel costs on food, sammich $8, etc.
High-Luckily tons of places in walking or cab distance.
Low-Apologies to folks at the room party Sunday, kinda saw tons of people in small room and lil PCD in me and hadda just kinda head to bed, you guys all rawk you know it.
High-Enuff of the lows! Artist Alley was hoppin, really was awesome to see so many fans and sell some CDs and have folks wanna get sketchbooks done by me...NOTE-I still have a book for TOZIER. If you know him, or you are him...lemme know!!! gideonblade(AT)yahoo.com and I will gets it back to ya!!
High-Got a kick ass fan art pic from two of my fangirls Stealth Ferret and Xylophagous!! Was the best art evar I got at a con! Thank you gals soo much!! ;)
Low-Something I kinda get almost every con, seeing all the couples there, walkin hand in hand, hugging, etc and I get like, err, like to have someone too, but oh well, not something I should let get me too down!
High-My time with friends!!! That was the real reason to go, too many to name but you know who yous are and was sooooo good to spend time and see you guys!!!
Low AND High-Flight home. Uneventful at least, but got to share the van ride over to O'Hare with some reallly great friends, last minute hugs and off we all went.
High-Finally home to see my lil kitties Bailey and Casey, then finally bed. Z z Z z Z z
|Tuesday, November 7th, 2006|
Howdy ya'll, been a while since posted bout stuff other than auctions. I will be at Midwest Furfest in two weeks! I didn't get a dealers table this time round but will try the artists alley. I hear from other folks that it is a pretty good spot, so, will see. I will have the usual CD, some new ones, like the 2006 CD and the Euro Folio CD that was debuted at EF this past summer! :) Some furry/human goodness also will be on it. So, I look forward to attending my first MFF. If any tips or such bout the con and hotel, feel free to let me know! And definitely stop by and say Hi if you see me wandering aimlessly!
|Friday, October 20th, 2006|
|Thursday, October 12th, 2006|
|New Furbid Auctions, oh my!!
Howdy, ya'll, been forever since I updated. Been busy with commissions, clubstripes and life in general. If ya lookie below can see a sample image of some of the stuff that is up for bids at Furbid. Got 5 pieces of original art, pencils with nice color photo print to go with each. And a 10 page story I did featuring some M/M, a human and a black fox, some fun stuff I think and can all be found here: http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/vsoa.pl?usernum=2824&seller=Gideon
I also am gettin through my commission list, new and old and will be sending out updates on each soon. :)
|Tuesday, July 25th, 2006|
|Time's running out. LAPTOP AUCTION!!!!
Who out there would like to buy a laptop with more than 1900 Gideon drawings on its hard drive?
That's right! There's something for everyone! All the content of Gideon's more than nine art CD's, plus art that has never before been published, or even seen by non-Gideon eyes. And all of this on a fine laptop computer that is in perfect operating condition and less than five years old!
You can see more details at Furbid
, and even bid on this once-in-a-lifetime offer.
Go! Bid! Buy! Be the envy of your friends!
(EDIT: Uh, this is Gideon. I didn't actually write this. I gave my computer to Uncle Kage for a few moments. But check out my auction anyway!)
|Thursday, July 20th, 2006|
|No power and Furbid auction goodness begins
Tuesday evening had the usual weekly movie night gathering...but we had one extra guest...an insanely massive storm...with a green sky...green. First the winds started whipping and blowing, folks went out to see them, then the rain started...and hurled and stormed, lightning surrounded the house and then the power went out...and has not come back on yet.
I have been a very lucky hoss though to have such charitable and generous friends letting me soak up their intarweb, use of shower and wonderful, glorious air conditioning. Being in the high 90's has realllly sucked. As of now there is no estimated time from the power company for power restoration, maybe this weekend if lucky. Also no water, since from a well, which they are aware of, so, let's hope that expedites things!
BUT, also wanna let folks know, got an interesting Furbid auction just started. My Sony Vaio laptop, with over 1,900 pics in the HD and a custom desktop background. Go check it if yer interested.http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/item.pl?item=19100
|Wednesday, June 21st, 2006|
Finally am getting over my AC con crud. Kinda hit me the day I got back from AC after the 5 hour car drive. Felt kinda weak and dehydrated no matter how much I drank, just felt bloated.
Later in the day got lil weaker and just woozy. Took my lovely table minion...err ASSISTANT out to dinner as a *THANKYOUSOFUCKINGMUCHFORHELPINGSELLMYSH
ITANDAMSOHAPPYANDTHANKFULFORIT* Took him to Ooka, to me THE BEST hibachi places in my area and one of the best in the world. Now, as soon as I walked in I smelled that awesome food, and just cringed as my stomach turned some. So, I sat there getting more and more woozy as thankfully my friend really dug the dinner. I had to take my meal home without a single bite!
I get so bad that I hadda ask him to drive, so, get home and up to bed for the rest of the evening. Nothing worse than that feeling that you gotta, ya know, hurl, but just can't. Many trips to the bathroom but nothing happening. I had earlier that day picked up a few lil B'day items fer myself, like the Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel fer the PSP and issue 6 of my now favorite manga "Deathnote" and I just didn't have the energy to even read or play any of them. Finally, bout midnight, well my stomach FINALLY let things go their course and man, as much as you hate it, you feel so much better afterwards. Sorry if was TMI, hehe, just hadda jot stuff down.
Still not 100%, but much better today, mostly takin it easy and just lots of water. And again, to folks who stopped by the con to wish me a Happy B'day this past Sunday, thank you!! I am always lil odd round my B'day and never make much of a deal bout it. My Mom's B'day is the 16th and Father's Day this year fell on my B'day. Both have passed on and even though a few years now, well...
Anyways, con was as in my previous post, AWESOME, had prolly my best time at an Anthrocon ever. Lookin forward to 07 so much now.
|Tuesday, June 20th, 2006|
|Post AC con report #2,489
OK, got home from the con rather exhausted from the 5 hour drive and the tinge of con crud I seem to usually avoid every con. BUT, damn this was for me the best AC I have ever attended.
Lessee, sales were awesome and wanna thank everyone who got some Gideon stash and sketches, I am sooo thankful and hope you enjoy it all. And wanna thank everybody who stopped by just to chat and on Sunday wish me a Happy Birthday, was truly awesome. And for those who got a $1 badge, you rawk!
What else, the convention center and hotel were outstanding. Loved the natural light in the dealer room as well. And also congratulations to folks who got my pieces in the art show. Everything went, and still not sure who got what or how much, so, that will be cool to see.
One of the highlights for me has got to be the Zoo. HUGE, and huge some more. All kinda folks just hanging, drawing, chatting and meeting there, was a great spot. Did some Dick-Pictochating there with fellow DS owners. Had some chats with the full 16 in one chat, was just too much twisted fun. Hung round with lotta great folks in there. Was also the coolest dead dog party, with DJ, munchies and just good times.
What else...good eats while there, met lotta new furs, and am not gonna even try to name em all, I know I will forget some, fergetful hoss. That's it for me, see you AC 07!!
|Wednesday, June 14th, 2006|
|So, what's new for AC 06?
Click the button for a preview. The 2006 Horsin' Round folio, Arizona & Snowshoe folio (buxom, hung saber herm & lil male bun) and the 2006 Gideon art CD!
Definitely stop by to pick one of these gems up! And be sure to check the art show of course too for some fun stuff!
Must be 18 or else!