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Join Us!

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Today’s the day, everyone! The 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon!

When? Today, from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Where? South Suburban Library – 3625 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

What’s going on? A lot! My wonderful, talented, gorgeous wife Desirée Lee and I will be there with some of our books, and copies of our new, ongoing, bimonthly comic book series “Confluence“. In addition to selling these, and signing autographs, we’ll be giving a talk on our artwork process for “Confluence”, and our hit webcomic “MoonWraith“, and covering the subject of story plotting as pertaining to short stories, books, movies, and comic books based on our own personal experience and work methods.

There will be other celebrity guests in attendance, too. Please see my recent post regarding the press release for the event for a full list of names, and any presentations they will be doing.

Also, there will be a variety of contests, and other happenings going on there today. So, please show your support for the arts in general by attending. This is a FREE event. That’s right – no admission fee!

We look forward to seeing you there later today!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is the day when my extremely talented wife Desirée Lee and I will be appearing at the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon! The event is set to run from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the South Suburban Library. The address is 3625 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

We’ll be there with copies of the first issue of our new, bimonthly, ongoing comic book series “Confluence“. We’ll also have some of our novels with us, in paperback. Besides selling those, and signing autographs, we’ll be giving a talk on story plotting to help other writers. That talk will touch upon a variety of media – short stories, comic books, novels, and film. We’ll also be covering our artwork process that we use for “Confluence” and “MoonWraith“.

Please come out tomorrow, meet Desirée, myself, and the other incredible people who are scheduled to be there, and show your support for the arts in general. Take a look at the above flier for a listing of the other fun stuff that will be going on, too.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Reminder

Just a reminder—Desirée Lee and I will be appearing at the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComiCon on October 25th as part of that event. We’ll be there with copies of Issue #1 of our new comic book series “Confluence”, as well as some of our paperback novels to sell and autograph. We’ll also be giving a talk on plotting, and story structure of a variety of different writing formats—short stories, novels, comic books, and film.

So, if you live in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area—or will be visiting anywhere nearby on October 25th—please drop by. We love meeting our fans and readers, and we love having new fans and readers.

The event is free. There will be costume contests, other celebrity appearances, talks, photo contests, art contests, and much more. Please come out, see what’s going on, and show your support for the arts. We’re looking forward to it, and hope you are, too!

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Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

“The Flash”

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One my proudest moments as both a father, and as a comic book fan happened recently. Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love my comic books. I’m a huge DC Comics fan. Batman is my primary character, but by no means my only interest in the DCU as a whole.

Desirée Lee and I have been happily watching the CW network’s smash hit series “Arrow” since the pilot episode aired. While I’ve never avidly followed Oliver Queen in the comics, I thoroughly enjoy “Arrow”. In Season 2 of the show, we met the CW’s version of the DCU character Barry Allen. News hit the wires about that time, too, that the CW planned to spin Barry Allen out into his own series—”The Flash“. Two iconic DC characters with their own TV shows, on the air, on the same network, in production at the same time? I had what Desirée calls one of my “nerdgasms”.

As the months passed, excitement built toward the premier of “The Flash”. Remember, as I’ve mentioned in past posts on this blog/site dealing with the topics of TV shows, Desirée and I have Netflix, but not cable or any sort of satellite dish service. The evening “The Flash” pilot aired, we weren’t able to watch it. But, we watched it the following evening on the CW network’s website. In preparation for the event, we had bought a Flash onesie for our 15-month-old daughter. We let her stay up past her bedtime to watch “The Flash” with us as a special treat. She’s too young to understand what she’s seeing on the screen, but still captivated by anything happening on a TV screen or computer monitor.

So, there we were, settled on the sofa as a happy, loving family, watching “The Flash”. Of course, our daughter decided partway through the episode that she wanted down. She wanted to roam, and wander. We let her. And then the proud moment mentioned at the start of this post occurred…

We were, maybe, halfway through the pilot of “The Flash” when our daughter—happily sporting her Flash onesie, and watching “The Flash” on TV, mind you—stood up on her own, completely unsupported, and took four or five consecutive steps. It’s the first time she’s walked so many steps, unsupported, at a time. Desirée and I were thrilled beyond words, and Desirée teased me several times later about the timing, and our daughter’s apparel at the moment. She told our daughter, “You made Daddy very proud by walking like that during “The Flash”, with your Flash onesie on.”

She did, yes. As a father, and as a comic book fan, I couldn’t have been happier.

Why am I devoting a post on my blog to talking about this? Simple—I hope that someday, in some way, my own writing work can be involved in something even half as meaningful to someone. I’m a geek. I know that. Hardly a day goes by that Desirée doesn’t remind me of that at least once. I love comic books. I get very excited about them. If, someday, something I’ve written, comic book or otherwise, happened to be part of something as touching and meaningful and memorable in someone else’s life as the DC comics character the Flash, and the CW network’s new series “The Flash” now is in ours, I would be thrilled beyond words. I’m a bestselling, award-winning novelist, who has branched out into comic books, and film. What’s the point of the writing if it doesn’t touch someone? Again, I truly hope that one of my projects can have the same touching impact that all thing Flash will now have on our family.

Thank you, everyone involved in the comics, and new TV series, “The Flash” for giving my family that special moment!

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon

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Desirée Lee and I will be guests at the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCom. This is a free, all-ages event. It’s scheduled for October 25th, 2014. It is set to run from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We will be selling books, and comic books, signing autographs, and generally just enjoying meeting fans and readers. We’ll also be giving a talk on story plotting. Throughout that discussion, we plan to cover short stories, novels, comic books, and film.

As you can see from the poster graphic above, and the flier graphics below, there will be a lot going on – Photo booths, vendors, costume contests, crafts, demos, talks, and more. So, please spread the word. Then come out and show your support for the arts by attending this free event.

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We hope to see you there!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Fan Fiction?

A while back, when Amazon started up Kindle Worlds, I was thrilled. There are a couple of comic book properties I’ve been watching Kindle Worlds for, hoping to see them there. For those who have been following my career over the long-term, you probably know just which ones I’m talking about, and why. For those of you who don’t…

Several years ago, I was in talks with Mirage Studios – back before Peter Laird sold off the franchise – about doing some writing for the main “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comic book. I had four single-issue story ideas that Mirage was considering. I was also in touch with them about a full-length novel I wanted to write, that would take the TMNT back to their darker, grittier roots – the way I prefer them to be. I actually ended up being put in touch with Mirage Studios’s agent regarding that project. All of those fell through when the franchise sold, and Mirage Studios shut down.

Also, I am a huge Batman fan. I have several Batman stories that I would love to write. Someone associated with DC Comics reviewed them several years ago. I was basically told “Not at this time”, and that was that.

Since Amazon launched Kindle Worlds, I’ve been hoping for the TMNT and Batman to become part of that. If that were to happen, I might finally be able to write these stories, do so legitimately, rather than them being unlicensed fan fiction, and get paid for my time, efforts, and talent, too. Much as I love writing, it’s what I do. I need to be paid. I can’t just write these stories because I want to, and not see a return on them.

Now, I’m reading articles on-line talking about how Kindle Worlds isn’t performing to expectations. I haven’t yet heard anything about Amazon shutting down Kindle Worlds, luckily, so there’s still hope. But, I’ve been wondering if there are other licensed fan fiction sites out there that are paying markets. Are there? I’ve yet to find any. If you know of one – or more! – please let me know via the “Contact” form on my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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