2011 Toronto Comic Con

Can’t make it to San Diego? Have no fear! Toronto Comic Con is here! The event will take place at Direct Energy Centre from March 18th-20th. If you don’t have a calendar nearby that’s a Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The Hours are Friday, March 18, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m..

The line up sounds pretty exciting and interesting. On tap for the event are Julie Benz (Dexter),
Nicholas Brendon (Buffy), Claudia Christian (Babyalon 5) and artists such as Carlos Pacheco (“X-Men,” “Green Lantern”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”) and Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”).

There isn’t much information as far panels or autograph sessions at the moment. It is a little early but you can buy tickets. At the moment a 3 day pass is $45 which is a “Buy Early & Save” price. A single day ticket is only $25. They offer a VIP Pass for $150 but I don’t think it’s worth it. It doesn’t seem to get you anything extra other than a free book.

The Toronto Comic Con is part of Wizard World and has nothing to do with Comic Con International.

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

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Welcome to my blog about everything i love.I will try and make this include articles involving the UK but unfortunately most of my interests except Doctor Who come from America.It should be a problem though as most of you guys my fans are from around the world.

Cartoon Guide to Asperger’s

I have Asperger’s syndrome. What’s that mean, you ask? Well, you’re in luck, cause I’ve made this helpful guide!scan0001Asperger’s is part of the autism spectrum. It has many characteristics, but generally we have difficulty knowing what someone is thinking, explaining our thoughts verbally, and interacting socially with our peers. It is sometimes described as having “a dash of autism.”

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Asperger’s is not a disease, it is a genetic variation and a neurological condition. Though I’ve just recently discovered I have it, I always have and always will. Some say it is a gift, and even vital to human evolution.

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Asperger’s is sometimes called Wrong Planet syndrome. This is because we feel like we come from a different culture and have a different way of perceiving the world – (Tony Attwood)

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While Asperger’s can be diagnosed professionally, many adults like me are self-diagnosed. Once I learned what Asperger’s is, I knew it described me. It answered a lot of questions and explained why I am the way I am. So it was kind of good news! Like finding a box I fit in.

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Now for some myths and facts: First, I will not look you in the eye for long periods or when I’m talking to you. This is not to be rude. It’s because it is the only way I can concentrate on what you’re saying.

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In social situations, I don’t process information as fast as you. Facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice all convey subtle information to our brain. The more people who are present, the more info there is to process.

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Likewise, I don’t like crowds and noisy places. This is too much information to take in and causes sensory overload.

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Sometimes we have super-senses. This makes us easily distractable to background noise, a sudden loud noise, or unpleasant odors.

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If I run into you somewhere I don’t expect to, I probably won’t recognize you right away. This is called faceblindness. Even though I know what you look like, my mental picture of you is strongly tied to context, your voice, and how other people interact with you.

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Sometimes I interpret things literally, or I can’t tell when you’re being sarcastic. This is a neurological delay in reading your tone of voice.

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For neurotypical people (that’s you), socializing with others relieves your stress or makes you feel energized. We Aspies are the opposite way. Conversation can wear us out, and we often need alone time to “recharge our batteries.”

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We usually have special topics or hobbies that we like to pursue with intense concentration and on our own. Examples include trains, foreign cultures, and washing machines

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Are there advantages to being as Aspie? Yes! We are honest, detail-oriented, good listeners, and have a unique view of things. Often, we achieve high levels of success in our special interest area.

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So that is a glimpse into my world. I hope it has helped you better understand me and others like me. We are all different, and with all differences, knowledge brings understanding. If we understand each other, then there won’t be any need for a right planet or a wrong planet.

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Credit – greenturtle74’s from wrongplanet (Artist)