Happy Tuesday, my friends! We are back with another installment of Tuesday Tidbits, where I try to track down events that I think would be of interest to you, my fellow Geeks here in Indiana! Plus, hey, cute animal pictures!
As 2018 is starting to come to a close, we’re all starting to get our “Best of” videos up on Facebook, and our “Top 9”. Myself, I’ve got the WordPress “Gutenberg” update that’s caused me to blow an hour figuring out how to do these VERY basic posts on here, and almost caused me to rage quit, twice, just trying to put up a cute puppy picture! However, I finally got the “Classic Editor” plug-in installed (thanks, Mr. Briscoe, for the tip!), so here we go! This is good, because in between meetings, social media plans, and networking events, I have two new shop posts to write, as well as some thoughts about Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis, of all places! These will be coming the remainder of the week, and I’m going to try to get some more shop visits taken care of in between meetings this coming week!
Now, let’s move on to what’s happening for Hoosier Geeks!
December is traditionally a slow month, due to the plethora of holidays, but 2018 is changing all of that!
- December 12th: Little Guardians @ Comic Book University! It’s New Comic Book Day at CBU, and it’s the release of Little Guardian’s Vol. 2! Come, get a copy, and get it signed by the local creators, Ed Cho and Lee Cherolis! They’ll be there from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM! These books make a great gift!
- December 16th: The LaffyCon Before Christmas! This will be a one-day show, so you can visit local creators and find that perfect item for your friends in time for most holiday celebrations!
- December 21st: Zinester Solstice Party! Celebrate the Winter Solstice, and wrap up your shopping, at Irvington Vinyl & Books! They are hosting, in conjunction with Gluestick, a laid-back gathering of local ‘zine makers. Look over locally created works, browse some vinyl records, and enjoy the atmosphere!
- December 29th & 30th: PopCon Fort Wayne! You survived the holiday season with your family! Reward yourself with a trip to Fort Wayne for PopCon’s foray into a non-Indianapolis show!
Now, let’s look ahead to 2019!
- January 9th: Prideland Collectibles Grand Opening! There is a section of Washington Square Mall that is a bit of a “Geek” section, which I’ll talk about later this week, but for now, I want you all to know the newest comic & collectible shop will be having their grand opening on January 9th! More information will be coming before the day, but mark your calendars if you want to check it out!
Now, what’s happening with the blog, the blogger, and friends of the blog?
- Today’s Picture: Dogs are being walked in front of the Geek Cave, and the Geek Pup is very interested.
- Behind the Scenes: Plans for 2019 have started! We are still in the VERY EARLY stages of planning, but we are looking at the return of the podcast in a monthly format, more shop visits, and maybe some more! We shall see! Plus, the 2019 Convention List is up! Check it out here, on the sidebar on your desktop, or at the bottom of the page on mobile!
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