House of Secrets

So, how was everyone’s weekend? Did you have a good time with Free Comic Book Day on Saturday and then Mother’s Day on Sunday? My weekend was pretty swell, too. Here’s a photo from Saturday…


Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, and myself on the right in Burbank's House of Secrets.
Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, in the background editor Shannon Eric Denton, and myself on the right in Burbank’s House of Secrets.


Now, I don’t usually post celebrity shots here on the ol’ blog, but felt this was related to my profession since it happened in a comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day. I headed down to my local haunt, House of Secrets on Olive Avenue in Burbank, CA. (They are the shop that The Big Bang Theory based their comic shop on.)

House of Secrets had announced that Alan Tudyk was coming in that day to sign copies of his new comic book Spectrum, which just so happened to be one of the freebies that day. I had wanted to meet him because he has just been killing it with voices for Disney films of late. He was King Candy in Wreck It Ralph, the Duke of Weselton in Frozen, a brief cameo in Zootopia as Duke Weaselton, Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6, and he has a part in the upcoming Moana. While I did not work on those films, I sure have been impressed with his vocal performances, each sounding different from one another, and he continues to act in live-action productions such as the Jackie Robinson movie 42 (BRUTAL performance), and a little something coming up I like to call Star Wars: Rogue One.

The surprise to everyone that day, though, was that Alan brought along his pal from his days on a show called Firefly, Nathan Fillion. Nathan currently stars as Richard Castle on, oddly enough, the TV show Castle, and from what I have learned, he has a rabid fan following. This was learned when I nonchalantly posted this picture on Twitter Saturday night and it was immediately retweeted by about 30 people all of whom are dedicated to all things Nathan Fillion. I’m used to people generally ignoring my tweets, such as how all 52 people who liked this photo treated the rest of my tweets.

So, as you can see, it was a pretty swell Free Comic Book Day this year, all thanks to Paul Grimshaw and his House of Secrets staff!


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