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Greg Kirkman
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I donít care if this is intentional, a typo, or the usual stupidity of auto-spell-correct, but I love it.
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Glad you got to Dallas okay. I've been worried about this stormy weather we've had this week. I'm about three hours from Dallas. I'll be leaving early tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the show. 
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John, I'm about 4 hours from Dallas and will be heading out tomorrow as well. Hoping the weather clears up a bit. 
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I am from Fort Worth and will be there with my son on Sunday.  I can be easily found as I will have my "3rd degree Byrne" Podcaster T-Shirt on with my Dallas Cowboys Cap.
I will also be wearing the exclusive John Byrne Forum Member badge JB provided us.  Don't forget yours!  

Edited for clarity.


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Sitting in Cindyís New York Deli, waiting for Paul and Cory. Then, off to Dealy Plaza and some history.

Local time is about 9:50am.

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Walking back from Dealy Plaza. History!
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Would have to stop by Dealey Plaza were I to make it to Dallas.  Well, that and Vinnie Paul's strip club!

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Dayís end. Half day, really. 4 to 9. Got there at 2. All very low key. Spent some time, separately, with Scott Hanna and Steve Rude. Long line. Many happy surprised faces when learning I donít charge for autographs. Several Texas roses to make me wish I was thirty years younger.
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Day Two. Two and a half hours until the Con opens. The most boring part of the day.
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Your work has meant so much to so many of us - I know the thrill that the fans are feeling with you being there.  Itís really great you took this trip.

And good to hear you visited Dealy Plaza - I went years ago and it had a big impact on me.  I read much about both JFK and RFK, so I had a lot invested when I went.  I guess we all bring pre-conceived notions to historical sights.


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Uneventful day. Signed many, many books. Met Phil LaMarr, who turned out to be a very knowledgeable fan. Brief encounters with John Barrowman and Rainn Wilson.
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Damn you, Byrne. 
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So, that happened. Now at the airport waiting for a 6:20 flight home.
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What a fun time! JB was great, at his panel on Saturday he was spinning his tales as only he can talking about many of his past runs and diving into his some of plans for X-Men Elsewhen... MAN I HOPE THIS GETS PUBLISHED!

I got to spend a bit of time with Paul and Cory, Johnís longtime Canadian friends from Johnís earliest days at Marvel. I chatted with IDWís super nice Chris Ryall and thanked him for giving JB a venue to entertain us with Next Men, Trio, Triple Helix etc..

It was nice to hear the excited fans in line speak so fondly of their favorite runs of Johnís and see how excited they were to meet him ..Good times were had by all!


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Safe trip home JB.
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Home!
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Woo-hoo!
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General Review:

Good con. Huge space. Wide aisles for a change (tho fans still need to learn to think in 360 degreesóand to walk in the direction their eyes are facing).

Fans polite and eager. I still delight in the explosion of joy on their faces when they realize Iím not charging for my autographs. (Shatnerís agent was working very hard to convince me I should and, yes, even if I charged as little as $5 a pop, I know I could make a ton of money. But as I said to fans who asked why I donít charge, I figure Iíve already taken enough money out of their wallets!)

Quick notation of celebrities met: Phil LaMarr, Sean Astin, John Barrowman, Patricia Summersett, Rainn Wilson, Mia Farrow. (She and I had a long chat, by virtue of her handler being a fan. And then we ended up sitting together on the flight back to NYC. We got on famously. Fun!)

Now, back to life in my version of the real world!

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Glad it was so pleasant!
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Damn! Mia Farrow? I'm extremely jealous.
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Arrived home late last night from Dallas and I have to say that the Expo attendees and staff were pleasant and polite, special shout-out to Misty Harris who was delightful. 

On a personal level, at one of JB's panels I received a round of applause for getting kicked in the head by Captain America (see below) which was a new experience for me.
(Paul and I in the first panel, me getting kicked in the head in the 2nd)

Talking to Steve Gumm and other forum members was a real treat, All in all, I had a great time.
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Awesome picture with William Shatner!  

And congrats on getting kicked in the head by Captain America, Cory - we should all be so lucky!



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This was that convention where I was on a panel where William Shatner and I
talked about Star Trek, and then I flew home talking with Mia Farrow.

...I don't remember everything else that happened, but I'm pretty sure I played
a song with the Rolling Stones and beat Bobby Fischer in a game of chess.
Totes normal weekend!

I'm really glad this sort of stuff happens to the guy who wrote and drew (and
Photoshopped) all those comics I love so much!
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I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed getting the signatures and the panel you did Friday. I got eight books signed, but the one I most wanted was this Man of Steel trade that was a contest giveaway when Superman and Action Comics was relaunched. I got Dick Giordano's signature many years ago when he came to a Dallas con, and now I have JB's
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