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A bit of variety (for once)

Time to give a heads up on a few different items:

Flight Explorer is out! It is now available in stores. Many fun short stories for readers of all ages. My egyptian cat (see icon) has a story in it, slightly longer than in the previous Flight books.
flight explorer cover

On a serious note, a friend of mine, Emru Townsend, has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Finding a match is proving extremely hard, and he relies on the international donors list for bone marrow. For infos on bone marrow donation and how to help, you can visit Emru's page:
http://healemru.com/index-en.php

ASN http://www.avatarspirit.net/ have been advertising the TWO Avatar panels happening at the NYCC. The official programming will be online sometime this week on the NYCC site:
http://www.nycomiccon.com/App/homepage.cfm?moduleid=2577&appname=100453
I just want to give a quick heads up now, just because some people wishing to travel from out of town may wish to organize themselves.
Please note that these are TWO different panels: one focusing on the magazine and the fandom, and the other one on the show proper.
I'll be there all weekend, either at the Comics Bakery table with Dave Roman and friends, plus possibly at the Random House booth signing some Flight Explorer books.



The awesome Amberguesa on DA has done a wonderful little piece that I just had to share:
http://amberguesa.deviantart.com/art/Water-tribe-games-81593136

To which I could only answer this:
singing is hot!

In the Water Tribe, they don't need "exotic dancers", just singing girls.

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tammylee
Apr. 2nd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
HAhahahaha! OH ZHAO!

I hope you have a blast at NYCC!
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Zhao should really watch his language. *tsk!*
Thank you- already looking forward to go back to NY. I had not visited in a while.
aidosaur
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Goodness, I'll have to check that out! I haven't gotten any volumes of Flight since the second one, I need to get caught up.

Ah, the best of luck to Emru-- I wish I knew anyone of African/Caribbean descent. Donating bone marrow is something I've always been curious about pursuing. I've always wanted to be able to donate blood, but I'm under the legal weight for a person to be a potential donor. :/ I wonder if it's the same for bone marrow donation?

BAHAHA THOSE COMICS XD Those are great! Speaking of Nauja/Zhao banter, I borrowed Nauja for a wee bit while replying to buttfacemakani on TegakiE. H--HOPE THAT'S OKAY. @_@
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
You'll have a bit of catch up to do- Flight 5 is coming out this summer!
Hmmm...if you're considered under the legal weight, they may pass you for the bone marrow donor list. But you could always ask, they'll be able to tell you right away.

Oh wow! The Tegaki replies were great! I am honored you had some fun with Nauja. Of course she'd prefer Iroh- at least he's a decent, proper, fun...er well, he's the opposite of Zhao, so that's good.
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amiraelizabeth
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with your friend.

Loved the Zhao comic! Looking forward to adding that volume of Flight to my others. And have a great time in NYC.

:D
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
We all hope he finds a donor soon. His sister has been doing amazing work spreading the word around (unfortunately, she was not a match even to her own brother).
Thank you- looking forward to NYCC.
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alexds1
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
I hope something comes through for your friend!

Ooh, Explorer is out? I must take a peek next time I'm in a bookstore...

Haha, Zhao has a dirty mouth to go with his dirty thoughts XD
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
We're all crossing our fingers. The bone marrow list is international, but there aren't a lot of people from african-carribean decent registered. The more people know...
Gotta love bookstores for book browsing!
He he, seems it is the only time Zhao uses dirty words- he better watch himself though.
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rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I'll probably need your mailing address again. Just email me or PM me.

Oh, and did you know that at NYCC, there will be a special Doctor Who presentation? First episode of the new season (and I know you like the show, so...).

Horuk WILL catch Zhao. Then skin him and throw what's left of him to be eaten by fishes.
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star_puppet
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
woah...first time for me Zhao saying "F***ing" and "Hot" in the same sentence! >D
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
He never had a reason to put these two words together.
Now he does.
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kino_kid
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Love this strip. :)
yanocchi
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
I bought it! Last week! I work in a comic book store, and it was my "pick of the week." Sold out the same day! ♥ I love it! Are there going to be more?
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sweet!
As far as I know, there are plans for more Flight Explorer, and Flight 5 is coming out this summer.
I gotta think of a fun story now. I need to get that Zhao stuff out of my head!
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onion_sama
Apr. 2nd, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
LOLOLOL I love Zhao so, especially when you put him in such situation. This is super GOLD

They're selling Flight Explorer at NYCC right? I'll be there on the last day (to bug you for a sec of your time too haha). It finally really hits me than I'll be going in a little more than 2 weeks away?? My heart almost couldn't take it!

I really really hope something good'll come up for your friend.
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
He he, Zhao just doesn't handle anything considered relationships or women very well. Give him a war, weapons and boats, he's in his element.
I do believe the Flight Explorer book will be available at NYCC. Random House will have a booth there.
Oh frik, you're right! I look at the calendar and it looks so close now (I got to finish work!! Augh!)
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azvolrien
Apr. 2nd, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha! Horuk SMASH!
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Horuk just needs one good reason to get rid of Zhao. Ok, even a little reason would do.
karine
Apr. 2nd, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
hey-- on the cover there, that 4th icon, who did this? Because I know someone who created a character like this and I'm wondering if it's the same or what...

Zhao doodles = <3
rufftoon
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
The one with the fishbowl? That's Steve Hamacker. He's got a duo called "Fish and Chips"- mind you, Fish doesn't always use the special robot to carry him around, but it is useful.
And I think I know the person you refer to. Maybe.
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snapes_angel
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
*snicker*
sonne_of_sun
Apr. 25th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
XD that was quite entertaining watching him say such words
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