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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:58 by Ananth in response to a weekend at connecticon

Top is Choco and Sophie. Choco is Cassandra's sweet African Grey - Cassandra is a friend of Angela Melick, who we got to meet this weekend! Sophie is Shawn Handyside's daughter, who is adorable! 

Middle is Jes of Three Panel Soul fame. 

Bottom is Dave Stanworth, mastermind behind

That's it! The convention gauntlet is over! We're done. No cons for at least a couple of months now. For those of you who missed it, I just did Otakon, SDCC and CTcon three weekends in a row. I am wiped. 

First and foremost, thank you guys who came by the booth to say hey! It was really nice to meet all of you. 

EDIT: Ack! Forgot to mention that we met Rosemary, Randall Munroe (However briefly!) and Yuko's old pals Stefan and Emily! Emily brought us beer bread, which was amazing! 

CTcon was a good place to meet and spend time with folks that we normally miss. Conrad and Rachelle were able to join us for the weekend, and we were all behind the booth making a general mess of things. Yuko and I got to have the pleasure of sitting down with one R Stevens and one Steven Cloud on Saturday night. We spent a couple of hours trading stories before we called it a night, and it was possibly one of the most relaxed convention experiences I've ever had. We also got to meet Angela Melick, whose comic Wasted Talent I read in one go on a quiet Sunday morning a couple of months ago ... she and her friend Cassandra are a lot of fun! She shared a table with Jeph Jacques, whose table was next to ours and who endured our company in a manner most stoic. We enjoyed his, and he tossed me a few recommendations for viewing. And after many, many years Hawk and I finally got to see Matt, Ian, and Jes again. It was a reunion a long time coming, and it was really good to see them! Jes worked her baking magic and made cookies, a fruit torte, a lemon almond cake and banana caramel peanut butter brownies. She taught us about the science behind cooking, which is delicious. On Sunday night I played poker with Brion, Dave and Scott. Dave won because he is crazy. He will go all in before he even sees his cards. And of course, the weekend wouldn't be complete without George Rohac, who helped make our convention experience great, as always. George is a scholar and a gentleman. Well, he's a man at least. 

It was a nice wrap to our convention weekend trifecta, but as I said before, I'm wiped. So, I'm calling it a night! See you Thursday!


Must've been fun

Comment by Ramiel (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 12:10

Wish I could've been there...if only I had money D:

Sophie + Choco = <3

Comment by Razor (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 13:06

OMGosh that is so cute.

Sounds like everyone had a good time! Now stay home for a while! =)

Oh man, for sure!! Once I

Comment by Ananth Wed, 08/05/2009 - 19:05

Oh man, for sure!! Once I get back to DC tomorrow, my butt is planted. 

SUPER ART FIGHT was awesome!

Comment by Zsy (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 13:16

And now I'm probably the only person on the planet with a picture of a pikachu in a tux with a monocle and top hat on hanging on my wall.

Hah, you were the one who

Comment by Ananth Wed, 08/05/2009 - 19:06

Hah, you were the one who got it! Glad you enjoyed it, Super Art Fight is a lot of fun. 

You like weird pikachu art?

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:49

I can get you a Jean Luc Pikachu if you want. Complete with Starfleet uniform.


Comment by Rosalie (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 13:22

And I was a stalker and visited you all three days.

And Yuko and Ananth signed my arm.

And Ananth took a picture of my boyfriend as Freakazoid.

And I am a stalker. >_>

While I love everyone

Comment by Cheri (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 13:44

While I love everyone involved in my expansive list of webcomic-ers, i will always have a soft spot for the Machall/TPS crew. They were my first webcomic, and I can't help but squee at the thought of them and know they're still going.
Double squee at the thought of all of you together.

What? You guys arent gonna

Comment by Richard (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 14:11

What? You guys arent gonna go DragonCon in Atlanta? For shame!

! I think Ursula Vernon is

Comment by Cheri (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:25

I think Ursula Vernon is going to be doing DragonCon this year.

I'm totally jealous if you get to meet her!!

Dragoncon is not on our

Comment by Ananth Wed, 08/05/2009 - 19:23

Dragoncon is not on our list, sorry ... ! We actually have never done a fantasy show, so there's that. One day!

Yes..but if you came just

Comment by Joy (not verified) Wed, 08/05/2009 - 21:01

Yes..but if you came just for could hang out with Jay and I..we could show you all the best Atlanta eateries. Plus...Terry Gilliam is there this year. AAaaaand Patric Stewart.

Whoaaa hey Joy! Haha, SDCC

Comment by Ananth Wed, 08/05/2009 - 21:20

Whoaaa hey Joy! 

Haha, SDCC was our combined business and for-kicks convention ... we drew the line after Connecticon. But say hi to Patrick Stewart for us! 

Thanks for memories

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 14:55

I was great seeing you guys at SDCC and special thanks to Yuko for giving me a sketch in my Apple Geeks book even though she technically wasn't supposed to.

Oh man, seeing your personal

Comment by iamded (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:52

Oh man, seeing your personal online heroes in, well, person... Must be great! It's things like these that make me wish I lived in America... or that plane tickets were cheaper... ;)

Have to add "Have conversation with Johnny Wander + Three Panel Soul teams" to my wishlist. :D

Poker Night

Comment by Zehnoda (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 15:53

My friends an I recently revived our poker night. I won the entire pot, a total of $5 haha. Still it was an awesome game. But yeah, you guys need to come a little closer South. I can't afford to travel that far.

Some day we will come

Comment by Ananth Wed, 08/05/2009 - 19:10

Some day we will come further south!

Poker is fun! I imagine that it can be pretty crazy with people who are good at it. Note: we were terribly at it, minus Brion who knew what he was doing. 

Con-versational Retort

Comment by A.L. (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:20

Great comic as usual,and I thought the person in the chef's jacket looked familiar XD.I would love to go to a con one day, I just got to save up the funds for one.

maaaaaayng! i want to go to

Comment by nobue. (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 16:57

maaaaaayng! i want to go to a con so badly.
i live in DC so i'll probably just be lazy and
go to the new york comic con. haha~!

you guys are so cool, and i love your stuff.

p.s. i really wanna know what recipe
jes was talking about! it sounds so good!
i love to bake. and at this point, my friends
are expecting new recipes from me. > _ <

thank you~

that lemon pudding thing

Comment by John K (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:18

that lemon pudding thing sounds AMAZING!!!!!


Comment by a person (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 21:01

ctcon was so much fun,
but i cant believe i missed ur booth...
i wonder if you guys will be there next year

mmmm...lemon pudding

Comment by Rain (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 21:18

Share recipe? Pretty please with sugar on top?

CTcon rocked

Comment by Dan (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 21:34

It was such a great time! I've been to four cons and CTcon was definately my favorite! The Super Art Fight was great and I was so happy to see Yuko kick some ass! Thank you Yuko and Anath for signing my program book! I'd also like to thank Conrad for signing it and including the sketch of himself in the famous Kanye glasses! It rocks man!

I can't wait for the next CTcon to roll around, hopefully I'll see you all again!

A matter of dire urgency

Comment by Joe (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2009 - 22:31

I'm afraid you left out the most important bit of information.
What was the REST of the yummy-sounding lemon puddingmix cake recipe?


Comment by Kristen (not verified) Wed, 08/05/2009 - 00:15

Next time ya see George, tell him Kristen from EB says hey. :P Been forever since I've seen that guy.

Congratulations on surviving

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Wed, 08/05/2009 - 08:59

Congratulations on surviving the tour!


Comment by Virtual Bob (not verified) Wed, 08/05/2009 - 09:32

All those cool places! All those cool cons!
NOTHING cool ever happens in Western New York!
(Translation of NOTHING cool: any event that brings the JW or AG gang any closer to Buffalo/Niagara Falls than Rochester.)

I'm gonna go make some lemon pudding cake...with buttercream frosting and lemon zest...HA!

african grays rule. a woman

Comment by eliza (not verified) Wed, 08/05/2009 - 15:48

african grays rule. a woman i used to work with brought hers in every day and it used to recite tv jingles and words and apparently i really liked me because she tried to feed me every time she got access to my arm. luckily i never got covered in bird vomit.

thanks for coming to ctcon,

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 01:32

thanks for coming to ctcon, and for the signature~
It was my first con ever... and my birthday (oddly enough) so it was nice to bump into some of my favorite webcomikers.

Hah, you can't talk food in your comics..

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 05:15

..and not get a handful of calls for the recipe. The Dream Curry comic was bad enough. :-)


Comment by Virtual Bob (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:38

Do NOT mix lemon pudding mix with Dream Curry.
Trust me on this...

CTcon was fun...

Comment by M (not verified) Mon, 08/10/2009 - 08:20

I was that geek who drew you guys that picture of Gonta. It was nice to meet you!

I am an ardent fan of TPS

Comment by Puck (not verified) Sun, 10/11/2009 - 05:41

I am an ardent fan of TPS but I am also now a pastry student and am LONGING to hear more (and learn more!) about Jess.

She seems like such a cool person... >.<


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