Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jay Tablante's Geekology 101

National Book Store Greenlanes @ Greenhills Shopping Center 
October 20, 2012 
4PM (registration starts as early as 3PM) registration is free

Friday, October 12, 2012


October 27, 2012
10 AM to 7 PM
Bayanihan Center
Pioneer St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Entrance Fee: Php 100.00

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Legends & Villains Art Exhibit

Going through folders and folders of my image files last night made me realize I have a lot of stuff I've forgotten about. I found this set of photos in a folder from the 2008 folder. The Legends & Villains art exhibit happened back in March of 2008 and was jointly presented by the Ricco Renzo Gallery and SM City North Edsa. The exhibit featured various superheroes and super villains done by several local artist and ran from March 1 to 8.

I chanced upon the exhibit when I went there to have lunch with my mom and a friend of mine. Here are some pics of the pieces on display.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


October 27, 2012
10 AM to 7 PM
Bayanihan Center
Pioneer St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Entrance Fee: Php 100.00

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BACKLOG BLUES: My Loot From Various Conventions And Sales from 2010

I've mentioned previously that I am severely backlogged with my posts. To clear my to post list, I started with a long-ish entry on my loot from last year. In this post, I share my loot from 2010, which, surprise surprise, I forgot to post. 

So without further ado, in no particular order, I give you my 2010 loot:


First and second pic are comics from the buy 5-get 1 free Php 20.00 bins and the rest are from the Php 50.00 back issue bins.

2010 TOYCON: 

Bought a bunch of stuff that ranged from Php 20-50.00. I know I also bought some toys, but I can't remember what though. I guess I'll have to go through my files again. 


Pickings were slim that year at the MCC. The comics in the 2nd pic were from a trip to Comic Odyssey in Robinson Galleria. I think Charmed was the only one I paid for that was regularly priced. The rest are a mix of Php 10-50.00 comic books. 


And here's something from 2009. I got these on my birthday:

And that's it. A couple more to cross off from my list. 

BACKLOG BLUES: My Loot From Various Conventions And Sales from 2011

I've gone to a few conventions, sales and events last year, and some of them I have posted about here. Some, to this day, have remained unblogged. A lot of these are my pulls, or as I like to refer to them- hauls-. So here they, in no particular order:

2011 TOYCON: 

All are from Php 20.00 bins except for X-men: Omega. I got that from the Php 50.00 bin. I can't remember if I bought any toys though. I better check my files again.


I can't remember if I wasn't able to get free comics last year, but I know I got these at the Php 50.00 back issue bins.


I got a lot of stuff at this convention, all of from the Php 20.00 bins of Comic Odyssey. I got a lot of great stuff, but I consider the Marvel X-men Collection to be my best finds. I've always wanted these when they came out back in the 90's, but they were quite expensive for a kid who depended on his allowance to buy comics. There were 2 bins there that had multiples of all three issues of these books that feature art from the 1992 Jim Lee X-men trading card set (which by the way, I have a complete set of). There is one set that I'm kicking myself for not getting though: the Angela mini-series. There were lots of those and I forgot to get some of them. 


I think this was the first time it was held at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. I got me this Excalibur issue that's part of the Phalanx covenant, a local indie called Aswang Files, and John Woo's 7 Brothers. I fell in love with the cover art so I bought them, they were only Php 20.00 each anyways. Excalibur was Php 50.00 and the Aswang Files, I think, was also Php 50.00.


Didn't get me a lot of stuff at this convention, because I think most of the stuff on my want list were'nt available. If I remember correctly, Metrocon 2011 happened on the same day af 2011's FCBD. My fave from this bunch is the Stan Lee's Just Imagine: Wonder Woman. I love his take on the WW mythos.


I think I got these from Filbar's in Megamall. Both we're Php 50.00 each.

My best find was the  Marvels hardbound edition from National Bookstore, which I found on a table outside the store as I was leaving the venue. I got it for only Php 99.00! 

Well, |I think that's it for 2011. There may be some other random hauls from my trips to comic book shops that I haven't posted here. If i do find them, I'll compile them into another post. But before that, I'll be posting some stuff from 2010 that I think I've neglected to post. Like the title says, BACK LOG. -_-