WonderCon 2008

Today we attended WonderCon at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apparently we did the right thing skipping Saturday -- 20,000 attendees!! Stars from the X-Files and other famous shows were there. We thought it was cool to see Lou Ferigno -- he still looks awesome.

We spent quite a bit of time there watching short films and film trailers (bring on Iron Man) and watching artists draw. Simon has a very keen interest in this. We wound up getting a Batman graphic novel and some custom Star Wars lego pieces.

Sonic Pleasures 2007

I'm not trying to be a hep music journalist here but since I do have friends that like to keep up vicariously with my music adventures, here are some the things I listened to this year... in no particular order:

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Era Vulgaris is far and away my favorite record this year and I consider it to be at a level of genius on par with the Flaming Lips' Pink Robots album. Some might snark, especially old school Queens fans. My old friends who have gone a little soft are horrified. And even Joshe Homme, the Queens mastermind, would squirm at any hint of pretention.