Rose City Comic Con is going where no one has gone before!

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Rose City Comic Con is going where no one has gone before!

Star of the sci-fi television show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, to appear at Portland’s largest comic convention!

Portland, OR – Actor and star of the hit sci-fi television show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Avery Brooks, is the sixth celebrity guest announced for the upcoming Rose City Comic Con taking place on September 21st and 22nd, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Avery Brooks is best known for his role as Commander/Captain/Admiral Benjamin Sisko in the sci-fi series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hawk in the mystery series, Spenser: For Hire, the spinoff series, A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Robert Sweeney in American History X.

Avery was the first African American in US history to receive an MFA in acting and directing in 1976. Since then he’s appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, video games, and films including American Playhouse, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Roots: The Gift, Gargoyles, The Big Hit, and 15 Minutes. Avery has also taught acting at many universities.

Other special guests at this year’s Rose City Comic Con are Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), David Giuntoli (Grimm), and Billy West (Futurama), and John DiMaggio (futurama).

Sponsoring RCCC this year is one of the largest comic retailers, Things From Another World, a leading comic book publisher, ONI Press, the premier source for nerdy socks, Sock Dreams, Portland’s long standing gaming store, Rainy Day Games, and Oregon City’s epic, Stryker’s Main Street Arcade.

RCCC 2013 will feature even more of a variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture than its previous groundbreaking year!

With an anticipated attendance of over 15,000 in 2013, Rose City Comic Con has established itself as one of the most exciting new conventions on the scene. Founded by Portland-area entrepreneur Ron Brister in 2012, RCCC is one of the fastest growing conventions with the focus of fan and family-friendly fun.

Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in September 2013. For more information, please visit RCCC’s website at www.RoseCityComicCon.com

My Garden Has Enticed a Hummingbird to Visit

Hummingbird in Crocosmia Lucifer

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

I wasn’t going to post about my garden again so soon but to my utter delight a hummingbird stopped by today and I got pictures. She’s very shy and lovely and she sounds like being buzzed by a humongous wasp when she flies by my head but I’m so pleased she stopped by for a sip of nectar. Interesting story, I got 5 Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs as a gift when I moved into the house years ago and the flowers you see are the descendants of those 5 bulbs. I never planted any more. They are naturalizing and spreading. Thankfully they are beautiful and they attract hummingbirds because I don’t think I could get rid of them if I wanted to.

Pineapple Lily

Pineapple Lily

My pineapple lily is blooming. I love the color of this plant and the shape of the leaves. Also I have some gorgeous coleus growing. The shape of the leaves and the colors are quit striking. One lonely Gladiolus is blooming. I’m afraid my neglect of my flowers in years past has taken a toll in my glads, which is a shame because they are one of my favorite flowers.

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

There is still a ton of weeding to be done and I’m hoping to get the spot in back ready for raised beds this fall. I may not be able to grow much in the fall but they’ll be good and ready for the spring if I can get the area cleared and the beds made and installed in the fall. K.