March 20, 2006: Superman Homepage at the Emerald City Comic Con
We've decided to invade the con circuit. Mwu ha ha ha!
A ton of people over the years have asked me whether I (Neal Bailey) will visit Wizard World Chicago, the San Diego Con, Wizard World Texas. Until of late, I have had a die-hard commitment to financial solvency and the desire to stay above water. To that end, I had to politely decline.
BUT, with mania for Superman Returns in full force and my brain on spasmodic vacation, I, Neal Bailey, set forth and bought a booth at both the Emerald City Comic Con (April 1 and 2, Seattle, Washington) and Wizard World Chicago (August 3-6, Chicago, Illinois), along with plane tickets. I will be there, assuming they don't put me on the no-fly list.
I'll be taking advice and suggestions for the Superman Homepage, as well as talking with anyone about the state of the website, what they like, etcetera. There will be a list for people who want to be added to the mailing list and a suggestion box. I'll also be wide open to folks who want to tell me I'm full of beans and tell me I use, you know, too many commas. Not that I, you know, do. Or, more practically, that I'm wrong about Birthright or Infinite Crisis or any number of things.
Much more effective than electronic mail, you too can engage in PERSONAL COMMUNICATION. Influence the site! Drive us to debauchery! Explain just what you think is the definitive Supes!
Whether this will happen repeatedly is dependent on a few factors. First: response. Whether you all want to talk to us and come to visit if you're in the area.
Secondly, sadly: sales. The way I'm managing to finance this (Ha! Finance it. Ha! That's a good one.) is by selling copies of my books, chapbooks, and broadsides at a cheapo dirt poor writer price on the other side of the four foot table. So first off, if you can come and visit, great. If you can contribute to the con circuit petty cash which I will end up paying back at 20 percent interest and/or when I sell my house, whichever comes first, even better.
But it's not a requirement. We'll just be happy to see you all in person, and I'm grateful that we can finally take this opportunity. Honestly, I'm always jazzed to meet you guys, and this'll be a neat way to help make the Superman Homepage experience more personal.
And hey, we're not the only attraction (Ha again!). The Emerald City Comic Con has over 7,000 attendees, and sports a TON of great Superman writers and illustrators past and present, including Dexter Vines (last year I scammed the page where Luthor shoots up off him), Tim Sale, Matt Haley (upcoming on Superman Returns), Doug Mahnke, Dan Brereton, Dave McCaig, Matt Wagner, Stuart Immonen, Gail Simone, and likely more that haven't been announced yet. And tickets? DIRT CHEAP. Cheaper than most graphic novels.
Wizard World Chicago, which I'll remind you about in a few months, will feature a number of great artists who have yet to be announced. Last year they had Jim Lee, Jeph Loeb, Kevin Smith (Superman Lives) and a number of really great panels. The attendance was over 55,000 people, so it's effectively 10 times the number at Emerald City, meaning Emerald City will be my test run for how well Chicago might go, so please, if you're around, show up!
There will be punch and pie.*
Neal, Steve, and the Superman Homepage staff.
*Punch optional, pie may cost more than a small island. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid in Washington State.
See you there!
2006 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News
Listed below are all the Merchandise & Miscellaneous News items archived for 2006.
- January 6, 2006: A Rare Superman Kiddy Ride
- January 11, 2006: Fossil Superman Tattoo Watch Review
- January 19, 2006: Superman iPod Case Available
- February 5, 2006: Superman Helps Children Understand Religion
- February 6, 2006: New Phone Wallpapers From Verizon
- February 10, 2006: Nestle Superman Sticks Ice Pops
- February 16, 2006: Warner Bros. Launches Super Fashions
- February 16, 2006: Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Superman Ride
- February 20, 2006: Superman Merchandise Update
- February 25, 2006: Jim Lee Talks DCU Massively Multiplayer Online Game
- February 28, 2006: Superman Escape Competition for Aussie Fans
- March 8, 2006: Kelloggs Superman Fruit Flavored Snacks
- March 10, 2006: Who Wants To Be A Superhero?!?
- March 11, 2006: Superman Musical Returns to the Stage
- March 11, 2006: MonSFFA to Examine Superman Mythos
- March 11, 2006: Justice League Showbag at Sydney Easter Show
- March 14, 2006: More Superman Merchandise Revealed
- March 20, 2006: Superman Homepage at the Emerald City Comic Con
- March 21, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Videogame Announced
- March 22, 2006: Ovo Surpresa Superman from Nestle Brazil
- April 3, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Game Trailer
- April 8, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Site Launches
- April 9, 2006: Showtunes Theatre Puts On Superman Musical
- April 10, 2006: Bridge Tech Customs Superman Wheels
- April 14, 2006: Jakk's Announces Superman and Justice League Consoles
- April 15, 2006: SuperGuy - Behind The Cape Review
- April 18, 2006: Superman, Superman Everywhere - So What Exactly Are You Going to Buy?
- April 26, 2006: Kurt Adler Unveils Superman 2006 Holiday Collection
- April 28, 2006: Justice League Video Game Interview
- April 28, 2006: In A Single Bound at Tribeca Film Festival
- May 3, 2006: 2006 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois
- May 4, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Video Game Agreement Announced
- May 6, 2006: Join The AMF Superman Bowling Club
- May 6, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Video Game Voice Talent
- May 10, 2006: Alienware Superman Edition Computer Chassis
- May 11, 2006: New Justice League: Heroes Video Trailer
- May 12, 2006: One-on-One Interview with Stephen Skelton
- May 12, 2006: The Man from Krypton Returns!
- May 14, 2006: Superman Bowling Club Information
- May 16, 2006: Justice League: Heroes Website Updated
- May 16, 2006: DC Direct at ToyFair 2006
- May 18, 2006: Kotobukiya Announce Up-Coming Superman Statue
- May 18, 2006: Superman Tower of Power Ride Opens at Six Flags St Louis
- June 1, 2006: Superman Father's Day Promotion at Wal Mart
- June 2, 2006: Exclusive Interview with Crispin Freeman
- June 4, 2006: Build-A-Bear Superman Weekend
- June 5, 2006: Superman Products from Creative Tops
- June 5, 2006: Superman Effervescent Multivitamin for Children
- June 5, 2006: Superman Colgate Toothpaste Promotion
- June 5, 2006: Elliot S! Maggin Opinion Column in LA Times
- June 6, 2006: Alienware's Superman Systems Take Flight
- June 7, 2006: INHD to Feature Metropolis Illinois
- June 8, 2006: Creative Tops Reveals Superman Merchandise
- June 13, 2006: MTV on Superman Movie Merchandise
- June 14, 2006: Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration Report
- June 19, 2006: Real Superheroes in a Real World
- June 20, 2006: Superman Bottled Water
- June 20, 2006: Superman and Supergirl Microman Figures
- June 22, 2006: Download a 3D Superman Returns Screensaver
- June 26, 2006: Press Mixer at Superman Celebration
- June 30, 2006: Geraldo Looks at the Superman Legacy
- July 12, 2006: Superman - The Man of Butter
- July 18, 2006: DC Comics Superhero Stamps
- July 18, 2006: Jason Ades Talks Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- July 27, 2006: Is Lex Luthor the Best Literary Villain of All Time?
- July 31, 2006: Superman Promotion in Rite Aid Stores
- August 1, 2006: Wizard World Chicago - August 3-6
- August 1, 2006: Joey Fatone's Superman Collection
- August 9, 2006: Superman Musical at the Historic Hoover Theatre
- August 10, 2006: Thousands of Fake Superman T-Shirts Seized
- August 11, 2006: Dark Horse Deluxe announces DC Comics Statuette Series
- August 17, 2006: Review - Superman: The Musical
- August 18, 2006: Atomic Comics Holds Special DC Stamp Event
- September 1, 2006: Aquaman Joins Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- September 5, 2006: Superman Exercise Flash Cards for Kids
- September 5, 2006: Superman Sketch TV Investigation
- September 6, 2006: Superman Features in Baltimore Entertainment Museum
- September 13, 2006: Playing the Justice League: Heroes Video Game
- September 15, 2006: More Superman Returns Videogame Screenshots
- September 17, 2006: Superman Costumes on Display in Indianapolis
- September 21, 2006: Superman Musical Performance in Utah
- September 27, 2006: EA Shows Off Superman Returns Videogame at Microsoft's X06
- September 29, 2006: Unlockable Costumes in Justice League Heroes Game
- October 4, 2006: Getting an Inside Look at Superman Returns: The Videogame
- October 5, 2006: Superman Toy Sale at Toys R Us
- October 8, 2006: Superman TV/DVD at Toys R Us
- October 9, 2006: Sociology of Superman Poll Preliminary Results
- October 10, 2006: EA Ships Superman Returns: The Videogame on November 20
- October 10, 2006: EA Concept Art Team Talk Superman Returns Videogame
- October 11, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame Hands-On Report
- October 11, 2006: Toyota Yaris Superman Limited Edition Car
- October 17, 2006: Fossil Ion Blue Superman Watch
- October 18, 2006: GamePro Reviews Justice League Heroes for PS2
- October 23, 2006: The History of Superman Video Games
- October 26, 2006: Justice League Heroes Podcast Online
- October 26, 2006: Fighting Examined in Superman Returns Videogame
- October 26, 2006: New DC Comics Super Hero Tonner Character Figures
- October 29, 2006: More Superman Returns Videogame Images
- October 31, 2006: EA Games Wallpaper Contest - Win an Alienware Superman Notebook
- October 31, 2006: Fans Celebrating a Super Halloween
- October 31, 2006: Review - Fossil Ion Blue Superman Watch
- November 1, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Audio Talk
- November 1, 2006: Superman Musical at Alex Theatre, California
- November 2, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame - Bizarro and In-Store Ads
- November 2, 2006: Justice League Heroes Unlockable Heroes and Outfits
- November 3, 2006: Review - Superman on Broadway
- November 4, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Goes Gold
- November 8, 2006: Review - Justice League Heroes for PS2
- November 9, 2006: Superman & Justice League Jigsaw Puzzles at Shop.com
- November 9, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Bizarro Mode
- November 12, 2006: Firefly to Sell Superman and Supergirl Phones
- November 13, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame - Flight Online Video
- November 15, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace
- November 15, 2006: Firefly Superman Mobile Phone
- November 15, 2006: HotToys to Release Clark Kent Figure
- November 15, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame TV Commercial
- November 15, 2006: Noble Collection Releases Superman Merchandise Range
- November 18, 2006: Anderson to Write Last Days of Krypton Novel
- November 20, 2006: Superman Returns: The Videogame Hits Stores
- November 20, 2006: Superman Returns DVD & Videogame Launch Party Report
- November 21, 2006: Bizarro Cheat Mode for Superman Returns Videogame
- November 22, 2006: Brandon Routh Talks Superman Returns Videogame
- November 23, 2006: NY Theatre Group Puts On Superman Play
- November 23, 2006: Superman on Thanksgiving Day
- November 26, 2006: New Superman Returns Videogame Trailer Online
- November 29, 2006: Kevin J Anderson Talks The Last Days of Krypton Novel
- December 4, 2006: Winners Announced for the 2006 SHIELD Awards!
- December 4, 2006: Superman Returns Videogame Cheat Codes
- December 6, 2006: Noel Neill & Other Superman Guests at Phoenix Comicon
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