Finally! After literally decades of not being able to attend the Mid-Ohio Con in spite of the fact that for all intents and purposes, I live in Southern Ohio, we're going! Logistically, working in retail, I've never been able to get off on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Last year I was finally allowed off only to be financially incapable of attending. This year, there were hoops to jump through but with the help of my delightful assistant, Cassandra, I was able to secure the dates...only to have money become an issue yet again. Throwing caution to the wind, we decided to go for it anyway. Today, I purchased tickets online. Current plans call for us to drive up and back each day (about 2 hours) so a good oil change, gas and food should be our only expenses. May not be able to buy anything but with all of the great guests and panels (see here:Mid-Ohio-Con - Serving Comic Book & Pop Culture FUN Since 1980!) that shouldn't be much of an issue. This will be the first Con I've attended in about 9 years and the first big one since the early nineties! I'm looking forward to seeing Net friends like Tony Isabella and Mark Evanier, meeting Maggie Thompson and David Mack and my son can't wait to meet Keno Don Rosa! If any of you who regularly stop by the Library here are going to be there, please let me know. I'd really like to thank you all in person for your continued support of this blog. (Speaking of which, if anyone wants to chip in for gas money, please click on the PayPal tip button to the right).