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Busy Weekend

On Saturday, Marty and I caught The Spiderwick Chronicles film, based on the books by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Tony and Holly are both tabletop gaming refugees, and I got to meet them and sit on a panel with them at the 2006 Comic-Con.

Marty and I both enjoyed the film. I haven’t read the books yet, but we have an autographed copy of Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide, complete with a sketch from Tony. The movie only whetted my appetite for the books, which I hope to pick up soon. It had fun characters, good action, and some excellent moments of suspense, plus a cool ending.

On Sunday, I moved out of my old office and brought everything into the house. Don Perrin and Dan Schooff showed up and gave me a hand. I couldn’t have managed it without their help.

Now, of course, I’m surrounded by boxes. Eyeing all of it, it’s clear most of it can’t stay. There may be a pallet headed for eBay or Hobby Hearse in the near future. I’ll let you know when.

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  1. Jody and I watched SPIDERWICK last weekend and we really enjoyed it. Less “epic” than a lot of the current children’s fantasy fare, but a great deal more “human” in its central conflicts. It’s also deeply rooted in the historical fairy tale, rather than more recent tales, and it is a good example about how the “wellspring” of fantasy can nurture healthy flowers.

  2. Jody and I watched SPIDERWICK last weekend and we really enjoyed it. Less “epic” than a lot of the current children’s fantasy fare, but a great deal more “human” in its central conflicts. It’s also deeply rooted in the historical fairy tale, rather than more recent tales, and it is a good example about how the “wellspring” of fantasy can nurture healthy flowers.

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