Author Archives: Drew Kaplan

Closing Down this Blog and Moving On

When I [officially] began this blog six months ago today, I had done so because, as I wrote elsewhere, I “realized that although I want to generate content (especially Star Wars-related (but not only)) for a broader audience, I figured” … Continue reading

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Professional Development [Posts from Previous Blog]

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 As one of the posts intended to be a part of my Foregoing Fridays series (yet, with the impending winding down of this blog, I am posting it today), here are several posts from my original blog about various professional development opportunities in which I … Continue reading

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Winding Down DrewsViews (and Moving to a New Blog)

With my previous posting and thinking more about this particular blog platform, I have decided to wind down this blog.  The last post will be going up on June 26th, exactly 6 months after having begun this blog. There are … Continue reading

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Going Beyond a Simple Blogging Schedule

When I decided to start this blog, I thought I should have regularly-occurring posts for different days of the week, and that was my intention when I started it, with Miscellaneous Mondays allowing for various posts, Talmud Tuesdays being for … Continue reading

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Long Beach Comic Expo Posts Round-Up

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Last week, having attended the fifth-annual Long Beach Comic Expo (for my first-ever press pass!), I thought I should present a round-up of my posts on this event, thus here they are: First-Ever Sunday for Long Beach Comic Expo Turns … Continue reading

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How Much Money Do Exhibitors Make at Comic Conventions?

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How much money do exhibitors make at comic conventions – whether artists, small press and how much do they make at differently-sized comic conventions?  These questions were explored last week at the fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo, which I was … Continue reading

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“How to Get More Freelance Work” Panel at 2014 Long Beach Comic Expo

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Panelists dispensed advice last week in Long Beach on how to get freelance work in the entertainment industry. Moderated and organized by Shaene Siders, “How to Get More Freelance Work” was the second of three panel discussions I attended at … Continue reading

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“Body Positivity” Panel at Long Beach Comic Expo Explores Cosplay

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Rude comments while in cosplay, online bullying, and dealing with body dsymorphia were topics dealt with last week in Long Beach. A panel on “Body Positivity”, which featured six women cosplayers, took place last Sunday at the fifth annual Long … Continue reading

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Yogurtland Launches Two New Flavors Today

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Today, Yogurtland launched two new flavors for summer – raspberry lemonade sorbet and peanut butter cookies and cream.  And I went to my local story to try them out. According to a press release, raspberry lemonade sorbet is a “new … Continue reading

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First-Ever Sunday for Long Beach Comic Expo Turns Out to be an Intimate Experience

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Yesterday, I attended the fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach.  Of note, I was there with my first-ever press pass, which was personally exciting (may there be many more … Continue reading

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