Humans were not uplifted by the Millennium Federation. They uplifted themselves.
After lifetimes of war and a seemingly endless cycle of violence, humanity got its act together and ascended to the stars.
We want to thank everyone who came to see us at ConnectiCon this weekend. I’ve mentioned it before, but that show is a real homecoming for us and everyone from the staff to the attendees made us feel totally at home. We had a great turnout at our various panels and you folks showed a lot of enthusiasm for the conclusion of Issue 5. We are very grateful, and we can’t wait to go back next year.
The end of Issue 5 and the conclusion of the first storyline is a big deal around here, at least for me and Garth. The completion of any story is a delicate time. The pressure to “stick the landing” is at its greatest, and readers who have kindly been following along on this journey hope the time they spent was worthwhile. We wanted to give people a clear ending to this first storyline, so even if you decided to stop reading (which we hope you don’t) you wouldn’t have a conclusion so full of cliffhangers and unanswered questions that it felt unsatisfying. We left just enough loose ends to hopefully make you want to come back for more, while aiming for a definite feeling of “the end.” For now.
All storylines will be five Issues long. “Star Power and The Ninth Worm Hole” spanned Issues 1-5. The next story, “Star Power and The Hunt For Black Hole Bill” will span Issues 6-10. There will be the usual two-week filler from tomorrow until next Friday.
Thank you for reading, let us know how we did on our first storyline, and we hope you enjoy what’s to come!
It starts tomorrow, but Garth and I are beginning our journey to ConnectiCon today! We like to show up a day early to conventions if we can manage it. It gives us more time to get our badges, find our table, and get set up before the insanity ensues. And things are going to be insane this weekend, in the best possible way.
Garth and I will be doing numerous panels over the course of the weekend, including ones regarding writing webcomics and creating imaginary worlds. I’ll be doing my Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains talk again, hosting the Cosplay Death Match, and premiering See For Yourself!
When we’re not hosting events or participating on panels, we’ll be in the Online Media Guest Hall from opening to closing, so feel free to come by and say “hi” to us! We do conventions because we love meeting people and interacting with our readers, so please don’t be shy. Let us know what you’ve thought of the first five Issues so far, and the first storyarc as a whole! Feedback is important to us, so let us know what’s on your mind!
ConnectiCon 2014 promises to be a stellar weekend, and we hope to see you there.