As a counterpoint to our Bilbo Baggins birthday party last fall, we're throwing a celebration of the fall of Sauron, which is March 25. We'll watch the fated moments in video form and do some readings from the book. We'll also have Lord of the Rings Risk for people to play in epic fashion. We're hoping to have secured a copy of Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit as well--- if you have one locally, let us know.
In addition, we will have a vegan chocolate cake in the shape of Barad-dûr, complete with flaming eye on top.
John Porcellino, long time comic zine maker of King Cat Comics, is coming to Pittsburgh to present his work and sign his book. He'll be presenting at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 23 at Lili Coffee Shop, 3138 Dobson Street in Polish Hill. Afterward he'll head upstairs to Copacetic Comics for signing and chit-chat.
This should be a great event, and we're excited about it.
Congratulations to Daniel McCloskey for winning the March cool-off with his selection of comics compiled into one zine. In addition to half the door money, he also won the first-ever trophy made off-site. Also presented at the cool-off were sticky paintings, videos, a novel excerpt about a cat using a litter box, a zine idea, a design for a city birdfeeder, and of course, comics.
Coming up is our Lord of the Rings party on March 25. If you come by the house, you might even get to sample some of the tester-cakes building up to the one at the party with the flaming eye of Sauron on top.