Saturday, November 3, 2012
Saturday Afternoon in Park Slope: King Con III at the Brooklyn Lyceum
King Con III, the third annual two-day Brooklyn comic book convention featuring panels, appearances by artists and writers, tables filled with terrific books and other artworks, screenings and different forms of entertainment, decided to soldier on today and tomorrow at the Brooklyn Lyceum on a reduced basis. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Heavy Metal (1981), as well as Max Fleischer shorts, were still going on as scheduled, as were kids' events and performances by the Puppet People (Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and juggler extraordinaire Will Shaw. Toxicity; Raphael Moran's Dream Reavers; First Law of Mad Science by Mike Isenberg & Oliver Mertz and drawn by Daniel Lapham; The Wonder City, by Justin Rivers and illustrated by Courtney Zell; Erich Fletschinger's comic, Brooklyn; Mindy Indy's The Misfortune Cookie; Emilio Velez Jr.'s kids' comic The Dodgeball Teens; and Erin Kavanaugh's Necromancer: A Boy and His...uh...Dog. Justin DeCarlo; the amazing book one of The Secret Adventures of Houdini by Todd Hunt and Sean Von Gorman; Nate Bear's very funny Bear Brains; the unique designs of Bradford Johansen and Pirates of Brooklyn; and Ken Wong's work with Origami Comics, particularly the remarkable Schrodinger's Cat. The Bug Zapper; Joe and Keith Anthony-Brown's fine The Crime Machine; and Mark Delboy's audaciously brilliant Fanciest Lumps. Fantastic Books, publishes new and reprinted classics of speculative fiction; and Carren Strock, author of the new mystery In the Shadow of the Wonder Wheel, whose other books include the memoir Married Women who Love Women and A Writer's Journey: What to Know Before, During, and After Writing a Book.