Fiberglass Freaks Ten Year Anniversary Mini-Con

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It's hard to believe, but it is happening this September: Fiberglass Freaks is going to celebrate its ten year anniversary! We started with only two people working in a small garage in September of 2003...

We are having a "mini-con" to celebrate. You are cordially invited to attend Fiberglass Freaks' ten year anniversary extravaganza, tentatively scheduled for September 14th, 2013, in Logansport, Indiana. Please pencil in this date. We will update you on special guests and other fun details soon. Thanks so much for your support all of these years.

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This sounds so AWESOME Mark. Kathy, Katie, and I had such a blast there a couple of years ago. We'll keep watching for more details. :)
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Fiberglass Freaks welcomes Jim Beard, our first confirmed special guest for our Ten Year Extravaganza. Jim Beard is the editor and co-writer of the book "Fourteen Miles to Gotham City," an essay about why 1966 Batman matters.

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Update:

Sadly, Jim Beard will not be able to join our anniversary gathering due to another commitment.

Happily, the new theater in Logansport has agreed to show the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen as part of the festivities!

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Wow! 10 Years!!! That's Awesome!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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CONGRATS!!!!

P.S. (You aren't doing a batmobile giveaway at all....are you???? ) :)

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Mark,
Congrats on the 10 Year anniversary. I wish I could be there. Unfortunately distance and budget do not allow. Just another reason to continue to buy my lotto tickets.
Its amazing that you turned an interest into a passion into a business. Loving what you do means never having to work a day in your life.
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Thanks much for your kind words, folks! Here's a new piece of information...I am pleased to announce that legendary Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer Mark Waid and his lovely girlfriend Christy will be guests at our anniversary event! Mark wrote "Kingdom Come," "JLA Year One," "Daredevil," and "Longshot" (X-Men) among many others. Check out this article from last month about his plans for "Daredevil":

Mark Waid Daredevil Plans

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Wow, I have wanted to meet Mark Waid. His Daredevil is always in my top 3 of books that I read each month. I was already planning on this but Waid is a nice surprise!

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Plans are starting to shape up for our anniversary "mini-con". We are confirmed for Saturday, September 14th, 2013, from 10AM until 6PM at the Community Room in the Logansport Mall. There will be great fun, Batmobile!, people, snacks, panels, and did I mention fun? People are starting to book hotel rooms.

On display will be:

One of Fiberglass Freaks' latest 1966 Batmobile replicas

Mark's first Batmobile, nicknamed Bat 1, built when he was a teenager

Marty Martino's famous "Futura in the Woods" 1955 Lincoln Futura sculpture

Mark's Batman memorabilia

Tentative Guests (subject to change without notice):

Comic Book author Mark Waid, author of "Kingdom Come" and currently "Daredevil"

Ball State professor Christina Blanch, who teaches a class on the impact of comic books

Presentations

Learn how Mark turned a hobby in his Dad's garage into a business employing ten people.

Other Fun

The new movie theater in Logansport has agreed to show the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen!

Have your photo taken while sitting in the Batmobile!

Batman episodes playing on TV!

Hotels:

Holiday Inn Express: 574-735-6000

Super 8 Motel: 574-722-1273

Inntiquity Bed and Breakfast: 574-722-2398

Conclusion:

We will be adding more guests, activities, and detail as we get closer to the date. Stay tuned, same bat time...same bat channel!

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Great news! Comic author Jim Beard's plans changed and he will be able to join our anniversary after all! Jim is the author of GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective; CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure; and MONSTER EARTH, a new pulp anthology about giant monsters.

Fiberglass Freaks welcomes Jim to the growing list of special guests at our "mini-con."

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Here is an updated poster for our upcoming anniversary event:

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Our ten year anniversary mini-con is only two weeks away! Here are some statewide directions to help you find the right place:

DIRECTIONS

From Chicago:

Take I-65 South to US 24 east

Do NOT take the 24 loop around Logansport

Take business 24 into Logansport

Business 24 becomes East Market Street

Continue heading east through Logansport to the east end of town

Go through "restaurant row"

The mall is on the left side, north of East Market Street

From Fort Wayne:

Take I-69 South to US 24 west

Take US24 west past 31 to Logansport Road, turn right

Logansport Road becomes East Market Street as you come into Logansport

Go through the stoplight and pass the Home Depot

The mall is on the right side, north, of East Market Street

From Indianapolis:

Take US31 through Kokomo to 35 North, turn left, heading east

Take 35 North past Anoka

35 and 24 join

Take the Logansport exit, heading northwest towards Logansport

Turn right at the 4 way stoplight onto 18th Street, turn right heading north

Take 18th Street through a residential area, turn right onto East Market Street, a one way east

Continue heading east through Logansport to the east end of town

Go through "restaurant row"

The mall is on the left side, north of East Market Street

From Lafayette:

Take US25 North (which is under construction)

Follow 25 as it comes into Logansport and turns left at the stop sign onto Cicott Street, north

Take Cicott Street to the stoplight and turn right onto East Market Street

Continue heading east through Logansport to the east end of town

Go through "restaurant row"

The mall is on the left side, north of East Market Street

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Congratulations Mark! Best of luck with the event!

You know all too well that I would love to be in attendance!

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I sure hope I can make it to Logansport that weekend!
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