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State of the Hall Address - February 2018 Edition

MoonKnight1
Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:15:13 AM
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It was an active January for The Hall, so much going on I hardly know where to start!

OK, business first. I just bought half of Velocity Comics over stock which came to about 10 long boxes. I am done sorting them and will begin listing them here in the next week or two. It's around 75% Marvel with the rest divided between DC and Independent Publishers. Roughly 90% of the comics are from the last 3 years and because I got such a great price on them I am able to pass the savings on to you! I will be listing them for 40-60% of cover price.

By the end of Spring/Early Summer I will be purchasing the other half of their over stock which will consist of more DC and Indy titles so stay tuned for updates!

Also, I have been keeping up with shelving all comics in my virtual Store Shelves to make it easier for you to browse. Everything except for the most recent additions are in a Shelf now and I will be finishing that up as soon as possible. I have also created a new Store Shelf for Prestige Format comics so take a look!

On a personal note, I have done more filming for Homeland: Season 7 on Showtime. The first episode debuts this month and I will hopefully appear in Ep. 5. I say hopefully because you never know if any screen time occurs until the show actually airs. I cannot divulge any particulars of the plot until they come on but I can say that I play a white supremacist, neo-Nazi, Confederate militia kook. So pretty much the opposite of me in real life! Big Grin It's OK, we're only play acting and I'm pretty sure they're not going to make us look good.

Production wraps next week so looks like I'm done with this season. Hopefully they will come back to Richmond for Season 8 and I will get more opportunities. Daydreaming

I have also started a vanity project in these here Forums called Howie's Cooking Channel. This is the link for Episode 1 - Introduction. I will try to do at least one a month depending on when the whim strikes. Feel free to post any questions, comments or suggestions that you have about anything food or cooking related and I will do my best to help out.

I just did a small catering event last weekend for a party of 12. We had shrimp alfredo, seared sea scallops in lemon butter, bacon wrapped steak medallions, Caesar salad, seared mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots), mini baguettes and for dessert - tiramisu. And yes, I made everything from scratch as much as possible. It was yummy! Drooling

I hope everyone survived the Arctic Sub-Polar Bomb Blast Vortex or whatever they're calling it these days. Spring is Coming!

Salud! Blush

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Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't - Pete Seeger
MoonKnight1
Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:56:01 AM
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OK, I'm finally ready to start listing the Velocity stock! I divided it between here and the four letter auction site and ended up with around 1,500 comics to list here which I will begin doing tomorrow. Currently I sit at #9 in the Store Locator as far as number of Items for sale. By the time I'm done listing these I should move up a couple of spots. Not quite in the top 5. Yet. Daydreaming

I will keep you updated on how progress is going. I can usually do about a long box per week (250-300 books) so I should be able to get these all up before the end of March. I'll be starting with "A" and then moving down through the alphabet.

Thanks for reading, see ya in the Funny Papers!
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Howie's Saying of the Week

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't - Pete Seeger
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