UPDATE from Wendy and Richard – MAY 28, 2021.
Dear readers, fellow creators, friends:
What a time we have endured. Last March, we made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all personal appearances for the remainder of 2020. On New Year’s Day, we still had no idea what 2021 might bring.
Now, we’re going to try getting back on the trail. Slowly. With caution. We’ve been invited to some small and mid-size shows, and we’ve said yes. You can find the listings and information below.
Naturally, everything is subject to change, because COVID isn’t over. We’re taking this one show at a time. (FYI, we have no intention of attending any of the “mega” shows in 2021. We’re not comfortable with how they plan to accommodate thousands of people in a limited space. We’ll see.)
After a long absence, we look forward again to seeing old friends and new faces. We’re both fully vaccinated, and hope you are too. We’ll have our masks. We won’t do handshakes or hugging. But we’ve come up with something better – our version of an air high-five. From “Siege at Blue Mountain,” Wendy has devised the Big W – which can stand for Wolfriders or Warp or simply “welcome.” Cover 4 fingers on one hand with 3 fingers on the other (hide the pinky), and there you have it.
Here’s a listing of the shows, conventions, bookstores, and other appearances Wendy and Richard have planned for 2021 … so far. For more information on a given show, click the show’s photo or logo. Keep checking back, as listings may be added, changed, or deleted at any moment without notice.
August 21, 2021 – Old School Comic Book Show – Everett Arena, Concord, New Hampshire
“Do you remember COMIC BOOK shows from back in the day? With nothing but COMIC BOOKS and COMIC BOOK ARTISTS as far as the eye could see? Nothing to get in the way of the thrill of the hunt? I think it’s high time that the COMIC ARTIST gets top billing. They’re the ones who created this culture we love so much! This show is about them and the magic they create!”
Wendy and Richard will be there all day. This is their first appearance at the Old School Comic Book show and they’re looking forward to the cozy scale and the emphasis on comics, and just comics. They will have a table/booth, so come on by and say hello!
August 28-29, 2021 – Silicon with Adam Savage – San Jose McEnery Center, San Jose, California
“Founded in 2014, SiliCon Valley Comic Con was the vision of Rick White and Steve Wozniak as they sought to bring together the best of technology and pop culture. Adam Savage joined in 2019 to bring a new dimension to the event which embraced the maker ethos and community. Adam has been an integral part of the show since its inception. As a true fan of all things science and pop culture, he has shown up each year bringing his enthusiasm and love for the maker and cosplay community.”
Wendy and Richard will attend both days. They will have a table/booth, and will almost certainly be involved in programming events, so check back here from time to time for more information as we learn it.
September 10-12, 2021 – Rose City Comic Con – Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
“Portland’s premier pop culture event, Rose City Comic Con is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone! While our primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, Rose City Comic Con also provides its attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding, fun, and family-friendly event experience.”
Wendy and Richard will attend all days. They will have a table/booth, and will almost certainly be involved in programming events, so check back here from time to time for more information as we learn it.
October 29-31, 2021 – Astronomicon 13 – RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, New York
“We are planning a program with 200+ hours of content, including fantasy & science fiction literature, gaming, science, filk, new media, and much more. We will have dealers selling comics, jewelry, fantasy weapons, new books, used books, toys, posters, t-shirts, models, and fannish items too numerous to mention. So bring your want lists, and go to town. ”
Wendy and Richard will attend all days. They will have a table/booth, and as Guests of Honor will almost certainly be involved in programming events, so check back here from time to time for more information as we learn it.