You got me. You got me good.

Sometimes I forget how much of me is music. I end up away from it. and I think, “what am I doing?” I’m listening and following. after the thing I love more the all other.

I’m so crazy I forget this. I forget the basic facts.

Or lose sight of them.

So many incredible things have come from me be a part of this magical musical journey.

Case in point: DragonCon 2014

I’m just out chasing my dream. Following my music. and I land a job working for one of my hero’s.

HUH. I work for Space Ghost. SPACE GHOST. SPACE GHOST!?!

and he brings me along to meet all these other people I love. It’s NUTS!!!

I got to stay at his condo for the week. I was riding MARTA and exploring all over atlanta.

Playing around with MARTA

I got to go to the studio while he was recording promos for “The League” on FXX. COOL as shit. the guy is a PRO with this voice over action. Incredible to watch.

Not to mention I got to have some BAD ASS BARBECUE at Fox Brothers AND Pig n Chick.

It was great to be out and about exploring the world. One of my favorite past times.

I mean, I met Grant Imahara, life long hero, on my way to the bathroom…

Grant Imahara

I’m making all sorts of cool friends. Here’s my buddies from “The Guild.” Awesome guys who are always good for a dinner invite!

The Guild crew

and the zombie who ate Laurie on “The Walking Dead.”

The zombie who ate Laurie

One of my favorite random meetings of the con! He was just a fan in line to meet my buddy Space Ghost, and we got to talking and it turns out he was the “Walker” that ate her! SUPER COOL!!!

NUTS. JUST NUTS-O.
and all because I’m pursuing the music I love so much.

I forget.

But I am always thankful. ALWAYS.

Check this out. Sam Huntington from “Being Human”. AWESOME GUY

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and our section mate and killer voice actor Mike Mcfarland. This guy get’s the award for most helpful and biggest class act at the con

Mike Mcfarland

Our seat was right next to Trace and Frank from Mystery Science theater 3000

GREAT guys

Trace and Frank

and of course I got to catch up w/ Joel Hodgson and Dana Snyder. Up at the secret bar at the top of the hotel .

Here’s my view from the table. at the workplace. πŸ™‚
Table view

So there’s the bragging portion.

Did I mention Atlanta is beautiful? Ivy everywhere. The traffic sucks ASS, but man, there are some parts that are just so pretty. I did a lot of travel on foot and was DEFINITELY enjoying the weather. I even got COLD at night??!?!
I met so many cool friends who work for the con as well. All the volunteers were awesome.

and George (Space Ghost) even brought me up during his panel and let me plug the record (which I SWEAR to you is a real thing. It’s just taking a long time!) before spitting water on me.

I’m not sure what the official total was on attendance, but there were a BUTT LOAD of people there. 70k maybe? and I saw some just KILLER costumes.

Oh, AND we got dissed by Jeri Ryan! hahahaha One of the highlights of the con. She gave us the good ole fashioned wave off as her handlers refused to let us in the freight elevator that can hold 20 people. they were 3 deep….. guess she needed the extra room for all that ego!

OH!!! I forgot to mention I met Ralph Macchio !!! He hooked me up w a signed picture for my wife for her birthday. Thanks Ralph!

And this is just the beginning. I have all sorts of cool stuff in the pipe coming up. Things I need to do and get done.

All because I’ve been chasing this crazy music dream of mine.

Follow your heart, kids. It won’t steer you wrong

Someplace’s own,

HH

CONjure Orlando aka Trying my hand at professional nerd-dom!

So my whole life I’ve been a nerd. As a kid, my walls were covered in comic books. Love, love loved them. Loved Star trek. Star wars. Had plenty of super hero action figures. Crushed HARD CORE on The X Files. and even went out with famed comic book illustrator Billy Tucci’s Niece. (he’s the creator of SHI, and illustrator for both Marvel and DC).

I lost track of those hobbies for a while. But I never lost my love. Hell, even my songs now have reference to all sorts of nerdy, magical and mysterious things.

So when the opportunity to work with my hero George Lowe aka SPACE GHOST (yep, SPACE GHOST: COAST TO COAST!) I jumped on it!

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So we headed on out this weekend for what would be my maiden voyage as assistant to the stars. That’s my self created title. haha

Me, Space Ghost, and Master Shake :PROM NIGHT
(Me, Space Ghost, and Master Shake of Aqua teen: hunger force)

My real title should be super helper, pack mule, goods fetcher, artist wrangler, phone call maker, schedule checker, note taker, lost stuff finder, coffee getter, packin up and unpacking money collecting picture taker, but that’s not nearly as fun

What a crazy good time!

and who knew how much hard work Cons actually are. BRUTAL!!!!! (I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there) but man, what an incredible time.

Us headed to the penthouse with ZABOO from THE GUILD

Us headed to the penthouse with ZABOO from THE GUILD

This was all a trial run for the big mahmah jahmah in Atlanta (solid rhyme if I do say so myself) called DRAGON CON.

So look for that on the horizon. I’m so glad I finally got the opportunity to embrace the nerd I am and hang out with some like minded folks!

What a great time. THE CON AWAITS!!! (and probably more nights of little sleep, trail mix, and sleeping on floors)

ME and Chad Rook of THE FLASH!
(Me with *class act* Chad Rook of THE FLASH)

Someplace’s own,
HH