My wife wrote a nice entry on our Halloween weekend. I don't have much to add. We spent the holiday evening with her sister's family. I ate candy and drank a couple of beers. We played through the entire Left 4 Dead campaign and it was a lot of fun; I was the only survivor.

It's a busy time for me; we moved to a new office at my "real" job and I'm trying to plan three events for 2010. One (comic expo) is brand new, one (Swap-o-Rama-Rama) is recycled, and then there's the good ol' Craftstravaganza which turns five next year. We tried to drum up interest for an internship to help out, but so far nobody has applied. Well, if you want something done right...

Over the past few weeks, I've been meeting with people who are interested in the comic expo idea. There's another group planning a new webcomic event for next year, but their concept is almost a philosophically opposite approach from what I have in mind, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully they'll both be fun shows and then Minneapolis will have two new comic festivals to attend instead of just one!


Dave Bazan, originally uploaded by patchenphotography

I won free admission from the Current to last week's David Bazan show at the Turf Club. Micah was my plus one. First thing we did was make our way up to the bar for refreshments. I had a pint of Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat beer. I didn't know what it was, but I ordered because the tap handle was a rotary phone handset.

Nothing drives home the fact that I am an old man like staying out past midnight at a rock-n-roll concert. I was asleep on my feet halfway through, and I got my second wind around 11:45. It was a great show. Their tour diary said, "In terms of audience quality tonight was one of, if not the best, and the Turf Club is an amazing place to play."