REALLY Wild Speculation - The Future of SOAPnet

NOTE: I am NOT an industry INSIDER. Do not take the following speculation as CONFIRMATION.

SOAPnet logo

Will people still get their nightly fix of super-wealthy jerks and convoluted romances? As far as I can interpret things, SOAPnet may stick around after March 24th:

We’re excited to announce that cult hit Veronica Mars is coming to SOAPnet! Starting on Saturday, April 7, Veronica Mars will air Saturdays from 1pm/12c to 4pm/3c, and Sundays from 10am/9c to 1pm/12c.

SOAPnet official announcement

So, there will be a SOAPnet? Hold on:

“Yes, it’s true that ABC Family has been given the opportunity to work with SOAPnet during the transition of the channel to Disney Junior,” a spokesperson tells Soaps In Depth. “There are some great programming opportunities and numerous cable operation protocols/systems between the two groups that make this a smart move.”

SOAPnet should stick around as a block sharing time with Disney Junior. Maybe Veronica Mars will stick around after the transition as part of Disney Junior’s weekend schedule? Nope; SOAPnet & Disney Junior are distinct channels.

[…]As such, SOAPnet will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors.”

– From Soaps In Depth article

I see that the transition is not coming along smoothly. SOAPnet was supposed to be a goner last month.

While I’m not a fan of the soap opera genre, I do sneak a peek at never-ending Newman-Abbot feud. Hopefully ABC/Disney will get rid of SOAPnet so that there will be a nightly home to melodramatic shakeups.

More information: Soaps In Depth article.

My Image Expo Experience---Day Two

[NOTE: Here’s part one and part three!]

First off, this was the view from our room. AMAZING

View of Oakland

The show starts at 10 the next day (Saturday the 25th of February). I raced to get ready and got everyone breakfast. We walked down to the exhibit hall at 0945. There was a bigger line, but not anything as big as Wonder Con. We got in the MVP line. The excitement is uncontainable! The doors open. I rush to Ryan Ottley first! I pulled out my book and walked over to his booth. The look on his face…he knew I would be back. I pulled out my money to pay the kind sir and was on my way to rest of the convention.

Image Expo with the Rochesters

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POEM! A Simple Poem About Fringe

Another Fringeless week
so little to speak.
Will our great show end
When Peter goes to mend
Fractured realities,
Pains and maladies?

Another Fringeless week
Missing our meeting a freak
Hair of gold
You broke the mold
You make right
With tremendous might
for a price not so slight

Another Fringeless week
Has Walter eaten a leek?
Might lower blood pressure.
Nah, where Escher?
Maybe a spirited call
Untangles then ends it all.

The preceding may not match one-to-one with the current plot but I hope you find it enjoyable.

My Image Expo Experience---Day One

[Check out Parts TWO & THREE! – Ed.]

Image Expo. The most glorious convention EVER! Todd McFarlane!! Eric Larsen!!! Mark Silvestri!!! Rob Liefeld!!(?) Whilce Portacio!! Jim Valentino!! Robert Kirkman!!! And even more?!?! YES!! The ULTIMATE convention came and left a huge void to be filled. More on that later.

I remember the day I found out there would be an Image Expo. It was a few weeks after finding out that WonderCon would not be held in San Francisco this year. It made my day. I started to remember all the times I had visited the Image booth at WonderCon and, looking back, it’s the only place I KEPT going back to. Weird enough, I had only been collecting four Image titles at that time (Haunt, Elephantmen, The Walking Dead and Invincible). Regardless of not knowing too much about what was going on in Image, I decided I would pay the $300 ($150 apiece) for the MVP passes for me and my wife*.

Months went by. I wanted the convention to happen already! I would check the website (http://www.imagecomicexpo.com/ ) every day. I would get more and more excited when they’d update the site with new exclusives! After months of preparing for the convention (in mind, body and soul), it was finally upon me! I was on my way to Oakland! Continue reading “My Image Expo Experience—Day One”

LIST! Super Chiptunes-day!

Welcome to Super Chiptunesday! This edition will patriotic fervor that’s sweeping the U.S. voting booths today.

Chiptunes are fine pieces of aural digital nostalgia. Maestros of the microprocessor doing awesome bleep-bloop expressions are plentiful such as CHICKENANDROFLS. Here are some themed selections. Continue reading “LIST! Super Chiptunes-day!”