Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I freaked Super Girl out.


So this last weekend I went to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment con. I'd never been, and was really impressed. There were lots of people and it was really well organized. I had a few prints to sell and lots of promo stuff on The Fire Gods of Venus. It was kind of a 'pre-pimping' the book. It was an excellent change to talk to a lot of people and give out a lot of promo cards. I did learn a couple of things. Saying that The Fire Gods of Venus was 'kinda like John Carter of Mars meets the Doors' means squat to anyone under 30. So my catch phrase of the book as 'A Psychedelic, Post Modern, Interplanetary Adventure' means about the same. Granted, I really like that phrase, and perhaps combined with an actual book description, it might work.

I can't believe I didn't have one, but I wasn't really ready to write the back of the book blurb. But a lot of people asked, 'what's it about ?' So this is what I came up with.

"In 1911, a fallen space ship changed George Birmingham’s world forever. Journeying to Venus, the world of giant alien warriors and ferocious creatures, he battles across the fiery wilds of Venus to discover the truth about himself and the mysterious Fire Gods of Venus."

So what about Super Girl ? Well I was heading off for a coffee once our table was set up. I passed by the large doors through which the thundering hordes would enter, and heard a countdown - and wild roar as the door was thrown open. Super heros, storm troopers, multiple Darth Maul's ( Ray Park was there ) and goolies of Goth creatures flooded the floor. I fled.

Once I had my coffee a had settled at our table, we could enjoy the parade. Super Girl was an early passerby, at something like 6' how could we not take note of her ? I might have been the first to take her picture, but I'm sure I wasn't the last.