Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo returns April 26-28, just four months from now. Run by ReedPop, C2E2 is one of the best and biggest cons.
Paul Erickson was one of my favorite guests at C2E2. I always loved walking to his booth (usually shared with fellow author James Finn Garner) and seeing him dressed in full Hobbit gear.
Erickson is a self-described "nerd-parodist.' Translated, that means he writes parodies of such franchises as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Although I am not a huge fan of either of those movie series, my friends who are totally love his work, as do I. My point is, his work stands alone as very funny an witty. The movies behind them are merely context. The material stands by itself.
I haven't seen Erickson in a few years. I hope to see him at C2E2 or elsewhere sometime soon. It's been too long.
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Paul Erickson and me in Chicago, IL-March 2019.