A weekend of adventure, of books, Teddy Bears, Monsters and Comics at the Baltimore Book Festival

Tristan the Teddy Bear encounters the Monster from the Black Lagoon at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Tristan the Teddy Bear encounters the Creature from the Black Lagoon at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Last weekend Tristan and I had an adventure at the Baltimore Book Festival in the new addition to this celebration of the written word in the Charm City Comics Pavilion hosted by Third Eye Comics and Th3rd World Studios. I wasn’t too sure what to expect as last years adventure at the BBF didn’t go too well for me, this year though was completely different, I had a total blast and my kids came along with me to see what Tristan and I get up too – highlights after the jump. Continue reading

Listen to my debut guest appearance on the SOMETHING AWESOME! Podcast talking about Fabula Exposition

SOMETHING AWESOME! PodcastI know it was last minute, but I got invited to join What Dan Said and his compatriot Alex on their SOMETHING AWESOME! Podcast show on Wednesday night. They invited me to talk about my graphic novel Fabula Exposition.  If you missed the show, you can listen to my debut guest appearance on this fun podcast all about comic books by clicking here to open the stand alone player. My piece starts about 25 minutes in and I get invited to share my thoughts on the new DCnU52 too. Have a listen, it was fun show, it is only two hours long and it passes very quickly. Again thank you to Dan & Alex for having me.

The Sweets Fairy Bakeshop the creators of my amazing Captain America shield cake are having a Fall Season Sale

Star Wars Inspired Fondant Cake ToppersStar Wars Inspired Yoda Fondant Cake TopperThe Sweetsfairy Bakeshop, who created my amazing Captain America cake and the uber-cool fairy tale inspired Enchanted Tower are having a fall season sale! And did you know they create totally awesome Fondant Cake toppers, like the Star Wars inspired Figs above! Check out their eye-popping fondant creations in their Etsy shop here (they do custom orders too)

Here are the details of their sale, if you order $15+ get 20% off your order (code-“sweet20”) or order $50+ and get 25% off your order (code-“sweet25”). The sale started today but won’t be around long so take advantage of this totally sweet deal to pre-order for the holidays, upcoming birthday, wedding, baby shower or other celebration – Trust me they are a fantastic bakeshop with the best customer service I’ve ever experienced.

Awesome Disney Tangled inspired Fairy tale Tower Birthday cake by the Sweetsfairy Home Bake shop check it out!

Disney Tangled Inspired Birthday CakeHave you seen this Birthday cake? Just look at it! It is bloody amazing! My wife Jean aka as the Head of the Sweetsfairy Home Bake shop with the help of her friend Brianna from N3rdy Girl Designs put together an awesome custom Disney Tangled inspired Fairy Tale Tower Birthday cake. Check out the gallery after the jump to see more  Continue reading

The Baltimore Izod Indycars GrandPrix 2011 and the Kids reenactment at The Go-Kart Track

Baltimore Grand Prix 2011Today, despite the traffic snarl-ups over the week, today was a good day. I took the kids to watch the inaugural Baltimore Grandprix from the comfort of the WTC right in the center of Downtown, and the Inner Harbor. While the racing was more of a procession due to the lack of overtaking opportunities on the track, we were treated to Izod Indycars racing through our streets and had a good view of the hairpin leading from Pratt street; that was really the only place you could attempt to overtake by diving in on the inside.

The picture above was taken after the long 2nd Pace Car caution; the pack was grouped up as they set off back down Pratt street and is the best shot I got that afternoon. The lead car (white & black Verizon badged) from Team Penske, driven by Will Power, pulled out and held a very convincing 3-4 second lead over the 2nd placed car, and held it to the end. In the following gallery after the jump, my kids reenacted the Baltimore GP at The Baltimore Go-Kart Track. Continue reading