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Don Pedro Colley

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As you all know, Desirée Lee and I recently had the honor of being guests at the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon. One of the other guests there was the esteemed Mr. Don Pedro Colley. Growing up, one of my favorite television series was “The Dukes of Hazzard”. So, I know Mr. Colley best from his reoccurring role as Sheriff Little from that series. When we told my parents that we were going to be appearing at the event along with Mr. Colley, Dad grew very excited, remembering him as Gideon from the TV show “Daniel Boone”.

Honestly, after seeing his portrayal of Sheriff Little, and his role as a tough-as-nails hit man in an episode of “The Greatest American Hero”, and seeing several of his other roles in which he played very gruff, even downright mean, men, I wasn’t sure what to expect from him in person. In truth, he’s a very pleasant, humorous man. Meeting him was a true honor. I would love to work with him on a project sometime. Mr. Colley was kind enough to take a few moments to pose for the above photo with Desirée and myself before the events of the day wrapped up. Both of us look forward to crossing paths with Mr. Colley again in the future.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Our Thanks

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Desirée Lee and I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who turned out this past Saturday for the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon. Attendance was fantastic; it was far above and beyond anything that the library had anticipated. Far as know, there were no problems; everyone behaved themselves. The event as a whole was a blast! Desirée and I are also very appreciative of the comments, and compliments we received throughout the day after giving our jointly-presented talk on story plotting as pertaining to short stories, novels, comic books, and film, and the CGI software we use for the creation of “MoonWraith” and “Confluence“.

The 1st Annual Klamath County ComicCon was such a success for the library that we’ve already been told to expect a 2nd Annual Klamath County ComicCon next year. if that happens, both Desirée and myself hope to be part of it. Being there this year was a true honor. We met a lot of wonderful people – both attendees, and other guests – and look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Along with those who missed this year, but are able to turn out for next year’s event.

Again, we thank you all!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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

Press Release

Here it is, everyone! The official press release for the 1st Annual Klamath Library ComicCon. Desiree and I hope to see you there!

South Suburban Library Hosts Klamath’s First Comic Con

Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3625 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

The South Suburban branch library will host the first Klamath Falls Comic Con on Saturday, October 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. What is a Comic Con? For those who don’t know, a Comic Con is an event dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms. The South Suburban library Comic Con will showcase local businesses and talent; everything from videogames to web comics, and from computers to cartoons.

In addition to vendors, discussions and demonstrations, there will be costume and art contests, crafts, and photo booths. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite comic book, anime, manga, sci-fi, movie, video game or series character. Costume contest prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Villain, Best Team/Couple, Kids (0-10) male/female, Youth (11-18) male/female, Adult (18+) male/female. Costumes will be judged at 4:00 p.m. with prizes awarded to the winners. Any extremely risqué, overly gory or costumes deemed inappropriate by our staff will be asked to leave or change. All costumes must adhere to event costume rules and weapons MUST be peace bonded before entering the building. A peace bonded weapon is one tied to its sheath, holster, or container with a functional binding. It prevents another from taking a costume weapon without permission, and is a traditional and visible sign to others that the bearer is a responsible person. Bonding material will be available at the prop check station.

This Free public event is for all ages and only requires pre-registration for competing in the art contest; no other registration is required. Anyone interested in competing in the art contest may submit artwork along with a registration form through October 11th at the checkout desk at the South Suburban branch. Art larger than 24 x 36 or explicit subjects will not be accepted. Entries will be judged on creativity, style, and drawing ability.

Scott Harper and his wife Desiree Lee will host a panel discussion at 11:30 a.m. Their topics will include plot, writing process, and illustration software. Scott is the author of more than 30 published short stories and several novels. There has been talk, from several fronts, about turning his fourth novel, “Predators or Prey?”, the first book in his Wendy Markland series, into a live-action project.

Harper graduated from Marysville High School in 1993 and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels, and has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film and comic books. His wife, Desiree Lee, coauthors several of their comic books and writes her own fantasy and paranormal novels.

Chris Purcell is a video game animator, graphic designer, and special effects artist who has worked on the likes of the “Men in Black TV series”, and the video games “Zork: Grand Inquisitor”, and “The Simpsons”. He will be giving a demonstration and discussion at 1:00 p.m.

From 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Don Pedro Colley, a Hollywood actor, will be speaking about filmmaking and his experience in the industry. Colley was born in Klamath Falls to Muriel and Pete Colley. Colley attended Klamath Union High School and was active in athletics, playing football, and especially enjoying track and field. He tried out for the 1960 Olympics in discus, placing 6th. Colley attended the University of Oregon, studying architecture, and became interested in acting by accident after joining some friends for a play rehearsal. He is probably best known for his roles as Gideon in the series “Daniel Boone”, as Ongaro in the film “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”, and as Sheriff Little in the TV series “Dukes of Hazard”.

Jim Snook, a local cartoonist, will be giving a demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Jim Snook has been an Outdoor Sports Cartoonist for the last 30+ years, marketing hunting, fishing, RV and golfing posters, books, calendars, and art prints worldwide. He is an avid photographer and oil painter as well, and when he’s not creating he’s usually outdoors soaking up inspiration. Snook was born in Concordia, Kansas. His folks made their living in agriculture, but out of desperation moved their family to Oregon in 1944. He attended and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954 and married his high school sweetheart, Loretta, in 1955. Jim spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and then attended Southern Oregon University to earn his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. He worked as a cartoonist for a short time, and then taught Art for eight years at Eagle Point High School. Jim and Loretta now live in Rocky Point.

There will be food items available for purchase at Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria & Brew House across the parking lot from the library.

For more information, please contact Holly at the South Suburban Library: 541-273-3679.

Scott Harper
http://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

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