So I was talking to the girlfriend the other day about things we wanted to do before the weather turns that nasty cold direction, and we made a list of things we wanted to do. Then we looked at the schedule to see when we had time to do them, and our jaws dropped. Because we didn’t have a free weekend between now and the end of the year.

It’s a little insane, and suddenly we’re both freaking out trying to figure out how we’re going to accomplish the things we want to do (much less the things we NEED to do) between now and when those things are due.

So what kinds of things am I doing between now and then? Well, let me avoid the boring details of my social life and tell ya about the highlights…

October 13-16: New York Comic Con
I’ll be a guest speaker at the show for the first time, working on Reading with Pictures panels. Additionally, I’ll be manning the Reading with Pictures booth in small press with fellow contributor Steve Wallace

October 22-23: Mid Ohio Con
I’ll be a guest for the second year in a row, and will have a table in Artist Alley somewhere. Not sure yet if I’ll be a guest speaker, so stay tuned. Being back-to-back with NYCC, I’m making sure I have enough inventory on hand to cover both shows. Might be making a lot of sketch cards in between. ;)

October 31: Halloween
It’s been a while, but I think I’m throwing a party. Last time this happened was years ago, and I was in Ann Arbor. A lot of people showed up, a lot of people drank, and everyone had a fun time. Going to see if this can be repeated, but in Chicago.

November 18-20: KollisionCon
The final convention of the year is going to be a total blast! Put together by many of the same people who work on ACEN, this show is going to be a rockin’ time. Plus, with such great guests as Russell Lissau (fellow comic book creator, and all-around awesome guy), Johnny Young Bosch (the Power Ranger), and Samurai Dan (an awesome dude in armor with swords), I’ll be sharing the con with some top-tier talent – and some fine people I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the last year.

There are a lot of personal activities, rep events through work, and holidays going on in there, too. But again, I won’t bore you with all the details.

Suffice it to say, not quite sure when I’m going to get all the comic projects done – but you make time for what you love, and I love working on comics.