Cons and Contests

Heroes Con takes place this weekend in steamy Charlotte NC! It's my favorite show of the year, like a super-fun three day family reunion. I'll be at AA-1127 in Indie Island all weekend long, and I'll be drinkin' and drawin' in the hotel bar of the nearby Hilton on Friday night to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's Disease. If you're nearby, I DEMAND that you go!

In other news, we have some winners in the Atom-Bomb Bikini Playoff Challenge! Third prize goes to Abram, with 6 out of a possible 11 points. Franklin comes in at number two, with 7 points. And the grand prize goes to Adam D., with an amazing, perfect 11-for-11 bracket! If you're one of the winners, get me your info so's I can get you your swag...and thanks for playing, everybody!


Stanley Cup and Cheesecake 2014 – Stanley Cup Finals

New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

In many ways, this matchup exemplifies one of the things I love most about the NHL: its unpredictability. For most of the season it seemed (to me, at least) as if we were locked in an inexorable march toward an inevitable finals between the Bruins and Blackhawks. I should have known better, because it happened the way it almost always does: the playoffs got here, and everything went crazy. As annoyed as I am that the Penguins managed to piss away a 3-1 lead against   a Rangers team it had on the ropes, I'm glad New York is still around, 'cause runs like theirs certainly keep things interesting. All logic points to the Kings winning in a laugher, but honestly, who the hell knows anything? Kings in five.