Archive for the Events Category

A new site for me! Yay!

Posted in Events on July 2, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

I just created a new site, jerrodbalzer.com that will replace the old wordpress one. I’ll still leave the old one up while I take my time swiping posts I want to keep. After that, I may or may not hold on to it.

But I’m really excited about the new one so I hope you all will check it out as much as you’re able. It’s not terribly dark but more comfy, imo. That’s the way personal sites should be, anyway.

I’ll build on it more over the weekend, but this will probably be the last one I leave on this one. I hope you’ll join me in mah new crib!

Calling DL Snell on The Funky Werepig

Posted in Events, Skullvines Press with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

A few weekends ago, S.D. Hintz, Mark McLaughlin and I were back at my house from Visioncon, and we decided to call in to the Funky Werepig and mess with them. D.L. Snell happened to be the guest that night and he was a great sport! S.D. made the call into a YouTube video using pictures from Visioncon:

Visioncon 2010 pics!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

Okay, here’s some pics from last weekends Visioncon. We want to thank everyone who came out for making it such a blast, and the staff was top notch. Dave, the head honcho, did a fantastic job once again, and we look forward to next year!

S.D. Hintz and Cullen Bunn

Mark McLaughlin, Jerrod Balzer, S.D. Hintz, Russ Dickerson, & Cullen Bunn

Wrath James White and S.D. Hintz

Wrath James White and Jerrod Balzer

Roy C. Booth and Jerrod Balzer

Shane Moore (right) with his personal security guard, Josh

Help! Mark McLaughlin is in danger!

Jerrod Balzer and his meat stick

Brian Keene has a strange effect on Jerrod Balzer

Brian Keene and S.D. Hintz urinating on Jerrod's book

And there’s more elsewhere, for sure. Hope to see more of you next time!

Visioncon 2010 – Muay Thai

Posted in Events with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

I’m recovering from Vision 2010 in Springfield, MO, held last weekend. Wow, it was the best one yet! I had such an awesome time with S.D. Hintz, Mark McLaughlin, Cullen Bunn, Brian Keene, Wrath James White, Shane Moore, Roy, C. Booth, Mike Oliveri, Russ Dickerson, and many more.

I’ll get into other details later, but I wanted to mention how much fun Wrath’s Muay Thai fighting demonstration was. I have some pictures here of him with Mike Oliveri as his punching bag:

Here’s Wrath looking at me like I’m next:

Once the demonstration began, he starting knocking poor Mike all over the place:

To give Mike a break, Wrath then started picking random people out of the audience to maul:

And then back to Mike:

All kidding aside, Wrath was fantastic. He was very informative about Muay Thai – I learned a lot! I could see why he makes such a great trainer. And when the audience had questions, his offered detailed answers.

I’m thrilled to have attended his demonstration, and to see Wrath in action. Great job Wrath!

Is 2012 the end?

Posted in Events with tags , , , on November 13, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

Only in the new movie. Check out the truth of it all from NASA:

HERE and HERE

As a writer, it’s great fodder for the imagination, but my only real fear is the actions of thousands of panicked idiots.

July 4th pics!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

I spent the weekend at S.D. Hintz‘s house along with Rich Ristow and Mark McLaughlin, and we had a wild time with lots of great folks during CONvergence ’09.

Now, I’m not much of a camera person.  I don’t like carrying one around everywhere.  So I didn’t get any at the actual convention.  However, I did take several while at SD’s July 4th barbecue.  We had a blast, R. Scott McCoy was a hit with the absinthe he brought along.  We were also thrilled that Roy C. Booth, Rob Callahan, and the gorgeous MontiLee Stormer were able to stop by.

So here are some pics, along with a Burger King pic that Rich took while we made fun of a typo:

Cheesebuger

Cheesebuger

Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin

R. Scott McCoy with Lucid absinthe

R. Scott McCoy with Lucid absinthe

S.D. Hintz and Mark McLaughlin

S.D. Hintz and Mark McLaughlin

S.D. Hintz with Roy C. Booth

S.D. Hintz with Roy C. Booth

Mark McLaughlin in negotiations with Jerrod Balzer

Mark McLaughlin in negotiations with Jerrod Balzer

R. Scott McCoy and Rich Ristow

R. Scott McCoy and Rich Ristow

Rob Callahan and MontiLee Stormer

Rob Callahan and MontiLee Stormer

Rich Ristow and S.D. Hintz

Rich Ristow and S.D. Hintz

We ate, drank, and were very merry.  Thanks for the fun weekend, everybody!  And that includes all those I didn’t get pictures of like Brian Keene, Cynthia Booth, Ashanti, and everyone else I neglected to mention.  You all rock, and make me wish I carried my camera more.

CONvergence schedule is up!

Posted in Events, News with tags , , on May 30, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

Check it out over at Skullvines Press!

It’s going to rock!  I’ll be there with S.D. Hintz, Rich Ristow, Mark McLaughlin, Brian Keene, Roy C. Booth, and more!