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Peiratikos Live from Pittsburgh

[Edit by Steven: Fixed David’s URL.]

I’m writing this in our hotel room in Pittsburgh, because a certain member of the Peiratikos duo insisted on a hotel with free internet access. And we’ve come to Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Comicon, except not really. The con was fairly small and jammed full of vendors and pop culture icons (for lack of a better word) with a few artists interspersed. We came for the prospect of a blissful weekend away from reality, which really just means that there will be more bills and chores for next week than usual, and to meet fellow bloggers Ed Cunard and David Welsh, both of whom were delightful company and what I’d expected and hoped for and more. I’m amazed how comfortably real and online life parts can intersect.

I don’t really know what to say beyond that except that I was a thrifty spender (Steven is still in a mostly non-comics phase, plus I’m pushier) and we have a whole bunch of trade paperbacks to read now, although I’m strongly tempted to write something about each story in Project Superior. All of that is for later, though, since the night is young and there’s so much time for me to sleep! Before that, though, I need to preserve for posterity the photographic evidence of this historic meeting.

Rose, Ed, David
Rose, Ed, David, looking our best for this mug shot.
Steven, Rose, David
Steven, Rose, David: same setup.

And that’s it for me, happy tonight.


  1. Ian Brill says:

    David’s got to have the coolest facial hair ever. Consider me jealous. Looks like you guys had fun, very cool.

    — 24 April 2005 at 3:06 am (Permalink)

  2. Jamesmith3 says:

    Strangely, Ed looks really close to what I imagined, and David looks nothing like I imagined.

    Pittsburgh’s got to be a unique choice for getting “away from reality.” Glad you guys had fun, though.

    — 28 April 2005 at 4:12 am (Permalink)

  3. Rose says:

    James, I thought David looked nothing like I’d imagined when I initially saw him across the room but then up close he looked totally different and much more like my expectations, even though I don’t know what my expectations were. Therefore I conclude he’s probably some kind of optical illusion or else has mind-clouding powers that affect perception. But yeah, even if I hadn’t seen pictures of Ed already, I would not have been surprised at all.

    We didn’t get to see much of Pittsburgh, although neither of us had been before, but it’s really not a bad drive (or wouldn’t have been without the bizarre April snowstorms) and was a lot of fun. I like slightly decayed cities where things aren’t filthy but aren’t tidy either, the empty factories and hollow windows. I like other things, too, but I liked the way Pittsburgh is sort of several kinds of cities cobbled together as well as the faded industrial parts.

    — 28 April 2005 at 1:47 pm (Permalink)

  4. David says:

    Now, what did James think I’d look like? And was the reality better or worse?

    Insecure minds want to know!

    — 29 April 2005 at 2:10 pm (Permalink)