Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Confessions of a fan girl....

Okay, so, I admit it.  I'm a bit of a nerd, a geek, a weirdo.  In times long past, say 10, 15 or 20 years ago (or longer) one had to be ubber careful--peer pressure has never been fun--not in any generation.  But not so much any more.  It's almost, dare I use the word "cool," to be smart or weird or geeky.  Big Bang Theory, anyone???

As a book store owner and book reader you would expect me to have a lot of books...but I don't just have a lot of books.  I have A LOT of books.  I also have a lot of DVDs and Blu-Rays and though my comic collection only consists of a few select titles it is still ever growing.  Here's a sampling of the Blu-Ray & DVD collection that currently resides in our dining room.

Wall one of Blu-Ray & DVD
See, I have a slight's the same problem that most people who favor genre books/TV/movies/comics/video games/anime do.  We collect things.  Not only do we collect things, we have to have the different editions and different covers.  Sometimes we'll have three, four or five copies of the exact same thing. 

Wall two of DVD
Yes.  It's true.  Don't ask me how many copies of GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton I have.  Seriously.  We're like in double digits at this point.  I'm really resisting the urge to justify all the different copies...but trust me...there are legitimate reasons...some of the books are signed, too.

It's sad and crazy and something only other genre geeks can truly understand.

I recently got to check off one of my "wish list" genre people.  You know, the cool famous people you'd just love to sit around and chat with for a little while. 

NYT Bestselling Author Jim Butcher, best know for his Harry Dresden series, and his lovely wife, up and coming paranormal and romantic suspense writer, Shannon K. Butcher, spoke with MORWA during our monthly writer's meeting. cool was it???  It was way cool.  I won't lie.  Their talk was fun and informative.  Their interaction was great.  Clearly a strong bond with both parties full of sardonic wit and wisdom.  I just want to take a moment and bow down to the amazing writing discipline that Shannon has...her left brain thinking is SO doing her justice here.  I only wish I could be as disciplined.  In fact, as much as I as loved meeting JIM BUTCHER, as a writer, I was most inspired by Shannon's discipline.  Seriously, girlfriend has got it going on!

Jim & Shannon Butcher & Wendy Drew
There was a small signing after the talk and I proceeded to get (almost) my entire Harry Dresden collection signed (original covers are currently residing in my mom's basement until we move into a new/bigger house).  Another awesome fan girl many signings would I have had to attend to get all of 'em signed???  A LOT.  And now I don't have to feel guilty cause he didn't have to ice his hand down or anything.  Ahhh...small I love thee!

How could the day get any better?  How about an amazing lunch where the topic of conversation ranged from Joss Whedon to Star Trek to gaming to their "nerd farm" and everything in between.  It was awesome.  Seriously, seriously, awesome.

*sigh*  Now if someone could just hook me up with Joss Whedon....  Seriously...anyone???  I promise I won't make him sign my whole Buffy comic collection.  Maybe Fray?  It has fewer issues...


  1. Their talk was so much fun!

    Nerdy geeks unite!

  2. I am duly impressed by your collections:) And Jim/Shannon were great! I loved the interaction they have. Wonder if they were like that from the start or if it's a product of years of marriage???
    Great post, Wendy!

  3. Great job on your new blog, Wendy! (I don't know if you remember me, but I'm Jen Jakes friend that tags along to MORWA a few times a year.)

  4. Thanks, everyone! The DVD & Blu-Ray collection is ever growing.

    You'll notice that there aren't any pictures of books...that's because there isn't enough shelf space and 3/4 of the collection is currently at my mom's. This is why we need the bigger house...