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martiniandrossi:




Hi there.

- Name: Martine
- Age/Where From: 26/Cap Hill, originally from California.
- Geek Interests: Horror, and lots of it, in any medium. Also sci-fi, fantasy, and a borderline-unhealthy obsession with all things Conan the Barbarian. I don't have any particular interest in Anime generally, but I'm always open to suggestions.
- Affiliations (if any): n/a
- Cons Attended (if any): Just last year's ECCC so far.
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From:captain_slinky
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Sooooooo many people have tried to get me in to Anime and Manga... it's just not me! I'm more of a straight-up 'Merican Funny-Books type of guy :)

Also, love me some Conan. Especially the old Black-n-white "Savage Sword" magazines :)

Think I'll "Friend" you... is that okay?
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From:irrationalrobot
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Misread:
'Merican Funny-Books
as
'Mexican Funny-Books

and I was wondering if you collected Tijiuana Bibles. :) Heh!
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From:martiniandrossi
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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lol 'Merican. I like it.
I have a close friend who made me watch the "Escaflowne" series many years back. It was... interesting. I'll leave it at that.

I'm currently re-working my way through the old Savage Sword of Conan, myself. Really can't go wrong with Roy Thomas.

And yes, I'll add you back :)
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From:irrationalrobot
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Conan! I read my first Robert Howard novel ("Time of the Dragon?" "blah blah the Black Dragon?") a few months ago, and figured out part of why the pulps were so popular- I was three pages in and we had a human sacrifice, a resurrection, a mysterious magic item, and a bunch of other stuff...

then about 1/3 of the way through the book, Conan fights a gorilla. Hells, yeah.
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From:martiniandrossi
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Yes, "The Hour of the Dragon". One of my favorites.

Look into REH's "Solomon Kane" books as well. Dark Horse just put out the first two issues of a SK comic as well, though I haven't read it yet.
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From:agentcabanas
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm heading to ECCC this year with a few Battlestar Galactica friends. It's too bad there aren't more/bigger cons in the area. ECCC's getting a lot of traction, though.
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From:martiniandrossi
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. At last year's ECCC, I could barely navigate through the crowds on the first day without getting dizzy. My only honest complaint was the shoddy booth Dark Horse had.
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From:agentcabanas
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
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That's good, I only got to go on Sunday so wasn't sure if the weekend was more interesting. I used to be big on comics but my interests have switched over to sci-fi TV and such. Did you go to any of the cons down in Cali?
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From:martiniandrossi
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
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No, unfortunately. Obviously San Diego is the BIG ONE, but I lived in Sacramento, and didn't have a car or know anyone interested in going, so I never made it out there.
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From:darthparadox
Date:December 12th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Depends on what kind of cons you're looking for. ECCC's the main comic convention in the area (though there's also Stumptown down in Portland), but I go to Norwescon (sci-fi/fantasy con) and the Penny Arcade Expo (gaming con, mostly video games) pretty much every year. There's also Foolscap in Bellevue, and a few others in the area.
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From:agentcabanas
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. It does depend. I've been spoiled by the magnitude of Dragon*Con in Atlanta, though. That's the big con I've been doing for the past five years. I went to my first NWCon last year but I wasn't really into it. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how ECCC grows in say, five years, though. Might have to try Stumptown!