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|Saturday, January 16th, 2010|
Be A Character in One of My Upcoming Novels!
The eBay auction to be a character in CONCRETE SAVIOR has officially started! Go here: Item number 180457374043.
Come on-- haven't you always wanted to be in a book? Here's your chance, plus it's for a good cause. Auction proceeds go to Deaf Dane Rescue, Inc. of Oakridge, Oregon.
Come and join the adventure! Current Mood: accomplished
|Friday, January 15th, 2010|
|Monday, October 27th, 2008|
The Things Humanity does to Humanity
This found its way into my email this morning, and it is not an Internet Rumor. Those in the comics industry may recognize Michelle's name.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is no internet rumor. I know the people involved, and the tragedy is real.
There is a paypal account near the bottom for donations.
Please pass this along to those who might care to help.
Thanks for reading.
-- Steve Sullivan
To our friends --
Please pass this around and help if you can --
Our closest friends have heard of MICHELLE CALANOG PRINCIPE.
But you haven't heard the rest of it:
Michelle works in the comics industry abroad and is quite involved in many of the comics being published. She manages Glass House Graphics Asia and Studio Sakka, a creative agency and manga studio, respectively, coaching and guiding dozens of artists and colorists across the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, and even India. What's more, she oversees bunches of free seminars each year, bringing in experienced talent to teach hopeful young artsts about the comics biz.
Among her talent roster: Bong (Star Wars) Dazo; Carlo (Hulk) Pagulayan; Stephen (Wolverine: Manifest Destiny) Segovia; Lui (New Terminator) Antonio; Noah (Red Sonja) Salonga; Patrick (Avengers/Invaders) Berkenkotter; Harvey (Avengers: The Initiative) Tolibao; Jonathan (Battlestar Galactica) Lau; Anthony (Bratz) Tan; Wilson (Wolverine Manga) Tortosa, Tina (Space Ace) Francisco, and plenty of colorists for Marvel, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Dabel Bros., and so on.
She's also been a comic book character. Michelle is the sister of Jinky Coronado (artist of TokyoPop's Avalon High series and writer/artist of her own series Banzai Girls). Michelle has been a character in every issue of Jinky's comic book. And the two of them even appeared together in FHM Philippines. So Michelle's overall ties to the comics industry go pretty deep.
Married at the beginning of the year to her college sweetheart Rhene Principe, Michelle had a baby exactly one month ago. That should be cause for celebration, and it was. But within 12 hours of taking home newborn Reinee, Michelle found him not feeding and unresponsive. Back at the hospital, doctors discovered what they thought were blood clots in his brain. A catscan and surgery further revealed them to be inoperable deposits of calcification in his brain. Soon they also learned the baby had multiple hernias -- intestines pushing through muscle walls -- and areas of bowel that were not processing food. Young Reinee went through four weeks of painful surgeries, spending nearly every day in ICU.
Born September 26, 2008, Reinee Jaden Principe died today, October 26, 2008. But every mother's worst nightmare HASN'T ENDED.
Although Michelle and her husband emptied their savings account on hospital expenses, and Glass House's head honcho David Campiti and Jinky Coronado (they are married) have each donated thousands of dollars toward Reinee's medical expenses, the hospital wlll not release Reinee's body to Michelle for burial until she pays the remaining $9,000.00+ in medical costs.
What's more, they now have funeral expenses to worry about.
Jinky is trying to help her sister to raise the remaining money. Help from anyone -- a dime, a dollar, $10, whatever -- is greatly needed in a hurry, and appreciated. Michelle and Rhene need to bring some closure to their heartbreaking situation and, literally, put him to rest.
She has set up a PayPal donation Email specifically for this -- firstname.lastname@example.org
For any generous individuals donating $1,000.00 or more, Jinky will illustrate and personalize a custom cover-quality illustration of whatever characters they want.
Your help for Michelle and her family is appreciated.
Current Mood: sympathetic
|Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008|
Big Thank You!
Hello fellow campers! Another wonderful and educational (yes, I learned lots from the panels, and a new drink, too!) year. I loved meeting new people, especially our roomies! They were very fun. It was also awesome hanging out with old friends.
Anyways, I want to thank all of you who carted our asses back and forth from airport and back again, to bayside, hotel and to the liquor store, grocery store, mini golf, and to Lizzie's. If it hadn't been for you wonderful souls, we would have been lost and forgotten.
Special thanks to Bev, Mark, John, Morby, Brian, Dan, Mary, Dennis, Marie, and to Joe who took I don't even know how many people to how many places.
Also, thank you to Jeff and Lynne for helping us through our "dry" spell.
We totally appreciate all of the kindness and consideration from everyone. We had the best time because of you.
Hugs and gratitude! I can't wait to see all of you again next year or sooner! Current Mood: content
|Wednesday, July 16th, 2008|
Hey fellow campers!
Due to unexpected flight rearrangements, we are now getting into Providence around 2:30pm tomorrow. If any of you folks are getting in around the same time and have extra space we would love a lift. We can definitely pay some gas money or rental money or whatever. Thanks and I can't wait to be there! Current Mood: excited
|Monday, January 21st, 2008|
NECON IS SOLD OUT! -- Addendum
2 slots left, might as well all be gone.
And as a follow-up (and to add to possumqueen
's comment, all I can do is quote Dan Booth's last letter to Campers and Would-Be Campers alike (from 12/31/07):
Current Mood: surprised
" If you sent in a deposit, please remember that
you need to pay the remaining balance ASAP. "
(Somehow I deleted the text of the original post -- oops.)
|Thursday, January 17th, 2008|
VOTE FOR GOBLIN!!!
Yes, it's true -- my sweet-grumpy ol' boy has got himself up on the voting page at Danes Online. Since it is the season of politics and such, and everyone is in such a voting mood (you are, aren't you?), won't you please please please vote for him HERE? I don't think there's any prize or such to be gained, but wouldn't it just be the greatest boost to Mr. Laid-Back to be voted the cutest?
Like all these web voting thingys, one vote per day. We needs all the helps you can give -- it seems Dane Ceasar has lots of friends! And besides, you gotta love that Goblin [icon] smile! Current Mood: tickled!
|Sunday, November 18th, 2007|
Hi everyone. Just a note-- while I much appreciate and always welcome photos from Necon to post on Campnecon.com
, please Please PLEASE
downsize them before you send them to me. The last batch of 12 photos I received came in at 1.4 to 1.7 mg EACH and nearly took down the Necon email server because they completely filled up the emailbox in one swoop. I also don't have time to do the downsizing, so it's likely to be quite some time before I'm able to get them up on the site. Thanks! Current Mood: tired
|Thursday, November 15th, 2007|
Hey folks. The coding glitch on the main webpage of Campnecon.com
, which kept folks from seeing the Memories of Campnecon 2007, has been fixed. Sorry it took a couple of days -- I have been swamped swamped swamped!
Ye Necon Webmistress Von Current Mood: busy
|Friday, November 9th, 2007|
LISTEN UP CAMPERS!
The Necon website
has been updated with GOHs, nifty artwork, and the registration form. Get over there, cuz we are already half sold out
, and it isn't even 2008 yet!
Also, Necon has come to both Facebook
. Yeah, I know neither spot looks very spiffy right now, but I'll get there. I just snagged them within the last twelve hours, so things are pretty bare. Get over there and sign up to get your quota of Necon info! Plus I could use some activity here -- add friends, post entries, write on walls. Chop chop!
Okay, must get ready for TusCon
, at which The Husband has been ask to be Toastmaster. How exciting! Tomorrow we must run back home to attend the United States Marine Ball, so hopefully we will have spifty & fab pictures to post.
Chop chop! Current Mood: rushed
|Wednesday, November 7th, 2007|
|Thursday, August 30th, 2007|
It's time for the Pretty-Scary.net newsletter.
I expect the September and October issues to be packed because this time of year is so busy for horror. If you have any horror related news, ads, announcements (ESPECIALLY if your female), send them to me at krichards at pretty-scary dot net This is for authors, actresses, artists, musicians...anyone doing the horror genre.
|Monday, August 6th, 2007|
I just wanted to say to all the campers that I had such an awesome time and thank you for such a heartfelt reception! Everyone I met was wonderful! Also a huge thank you to Bev for the ride from the airport, to Mark who drove us to minigolf, to Fran, Morven, and Mark who gave us rides to the store for the staples (VIVE LA MOJITOS!!) and to Brian who drove us to Lizzie's, and Dennis who drove us back to the airport, and the rest of you who shared all of their invaluable experiences and advice. We could not have had anywhere near as good of a time without all of your generous help. I hope to see some of you at Horrorfind Weekend and (keeping my fingers crossed) for World Horror.
If not, I will definately be there next year with the Mojito stand open ALL weekend long!!!
Cara and Charlie Colyott Current Mood: grateful
|Friday, July 13th, 2007|
Seafood Dinner Thursday?
Is anyone interested in going to dinner at one of the nearbyish seafood restaurants on Thursday?
We'll have to lure at least one person with a car into the scheme.
|Thursday, July 12th, 2007|
anyone need a ride?
I'll be coming up from the New Haven area Thursday late afternoon, and back again Sunday evening (with a stopoff at the airport first). I can fit three friendly people or two people no longer speaking to each other, or two people and leftover booze, depending on how the weekend goes...
(yes, sometimes there is leftover booze. Really. No, you can't drink it in the car. You might spill some.)
|Sunday, July 8th, 2007|
Necon Cometh VERY SOON!
Hi all! Yes, Necon is right around the corner. I can't wait to see everyone (you, too, Beth & Cort!!!). Just a reminder that if you need a ride, please go to the Necon website itself (link above), open the .pdf registration form, and contact Dan Booth at the "necondano" address. I'm not posting a live email addy here because of spambots.
Also, I've realized that it's kind of a mystery how to post here -- for some reason, there isn't always a "post" button on the main LJ page. Anyone can post -- just go to the Profile
(or User Info) page and click on the button with the picture of a pencil on it. We love the comment replies but sometimes they get kind of buried and not everyone sees them.
See everyone in just about a week and a half!
Ye Webmistress Von Current Mood: impatient
Dear fellow campers,
I just want to say how excited I am (read: running laps around the homestead at all hours of day and night) to be joining all of you in 11 short days. My hubby, Charles Colyott, was a newbie last year and he came back home and infected me with the Necon fever. I can't wait to meet everyone!
I also wanted to let you all know that our plane is scheduled to arrive at 2:55pm on the 19th in Providence and we would love to give or get (however it ends up being) a ride with anyone else coming in
Thanks and see you all soon!
Cara Colyott Current Mood: ecstatic
|Monday, May 28th, 2007|
In the 17 years that you've been attending Necon, what're some of your favorite memories? I realize that this is a pretty ridiculous question 'cause there must be tons of great memories, but what was it like back when you first started attending? I'd be interested in hearing stories from the early '90s era. Any highlights you could share?
Well, way back then (::ahem::) I used to be able to stay up a lot later and party a lot harder. Those were the days I'd walk around Necon with my own, private fifth of Bailey's Irish Cream (which, alas, started giving me migraines in the early 90s... so sad). I've seen the sun come up over the Bay of Necon (yes, that's the Bay of Necon, no matter what the locals call it), and wandered around in the quiet, pre-dawn humidity looking at the starfish. Stuff I remember includes when Rick McCammon (my idol and mentor) was roasted, John Skipp playing guitar until the wee hours, and stopping Alexa deMonterice from eating another chocolate-covered strawberry because she was already sugar-high and funny. The first appearance of the Necon Whores, and when Bob and Sarah Booth were just kids (I am soooo old!). Dating, marriages and divorces of various old-timey Neconites. In the Real Old days at Roger Williams, the food was baaaaaad. I mean BAD. Every year I brought Necondiments: garlic salt, steak sauce, onion salt, Heinz 57-- whatever we could think of to hide the "flavor." We had little food fights and since we couldn't eat the stuff, we built pyrmaids of it on our plates. I remember one cafeteria worker arguing with me that the speghetti she'd put on my plate was chop suey. We had the old dorms and my very first room was a garden level (read basement), and it was sol cold and damp that year that there was mold growing on the block walls. Even so, to me-- a shy and barely talking, barely published short story writer-- it was such a great bunch of people and such a good time that I would have missed any other con in the world but Necon. Another roast I well remember was Steve Spruill's, where F. Paul Wilson was laughing so hard (with the rest of us!) as he recounted the adventures of the Marquis de Spruill he almost couldn't finish his own contribution to it. Once I got called up to be a contestant on That Damned Game Show... and I even gave the correct answer to a question. Yes, these are my life's defining moments. ::grin::
Just a note to everyone: Remember, anyone who's an LJ member can post here. I found Jason's question tucked in as a reply to a previous comment, where it might have been missed by most people. LJ is free, and if you set up your own LJ just so you can post, you don't even have to do anything to it. So join up -- it'd be great to see some memory postings here (as new posts) by other folks! Current Mood: nostalgic
|Wednesday, April 4th, 2007|
NECON 2007 IS SOLD OUT!
Well, I guess there's not much more to say than that, is there?
A list of the Reserved Necon Campers is HERE
Von, Ye Necon Webmistress Current Mood: tired