Review: Summer of Turtles at MOA

On June 30th 2013, I traveled with my dad to Nickelodeon Universe in Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in a “Summer of Turtles” event. The Summer of Turtles consists of different events that take place on weekends during the summer. This particular event was the animation event. Michele told me about the event, and that she was going to be there with her sister Miki. I have always wanted to be an animator, and I hope to one day have a career in the animation industry. I knew I had to try everything I could to get there.

I initially planned to attend the event on Saturday, but all of the flights that morning had suddenly filled up, and I had no way of getting there. I talked with Michele, and planned on getting there the next day. Sunday Morning, we arrived at the airport. We had three chances to catch a flight and make the event on time. As luck would have it, we made the first flight, and we were on our way from Atlanta to Minneapolis.

Review: D-Lux Karate with Ernie Reyes Jr

When we cover events here at Cowabunga Corner it is normally planned in advance what event and where we need to travel to.  To see most actors from the Ninja Turtle films, we have to leave Michigan unless they’re coming to a local convention.  On Friday June 21st, 2013 I did not have any events planned out.  My family was just returning from a four night stay at a cabin, and before that Miki and I went out to PA for another gathering.  

2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
at Nickelodeon Universe®

Review: Disney Star Wars Weekends

Review: Motor City Comic Con 2013

In 1996 I made friends with a woman who took the nickname Leonardo on TMNT-L. Before knowing her, I went to SiFi conventions only, though she introduced me to comic book conventions. The first Comic Con I went to was Mid-Ohio Comic Con, I’ve only been to that event a few times.

Review: Free Comic Book Day 2013

The first Saturday in May is a yearly event that people can enjoy. As Comic Book stores receive Free Comic Books to pass out to anyone who shows up. In the Detroit area each Comic Book store does their own thing and the event takes place in the store. This is how I thought it was done everywhere, though this year there was two events I wanted to go to that was out of state. I was in for a shock with how one town runs their free comic book day like a Holiday.

Review: Chiller Theater 2013

Conventions is one of my favorite pass times, getting to meet the neat people who’ve worked on Ninja Turtles.  Go to panels and learn more about the industry.  And hang out with fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans.

Words and Pictures : Underwhere Event

Today’s story goes back to 1995 at the Words and Pictures Museum.  I was 17 years old, and at the time really shy of ever showing Kevin Eastman pictures of my collection.  I’ve only met him a handful of times by that point and the idea of him knowing just how much Turtle stuff I had made me scared.  Though to anyone else, I would tell my story in a heartbeat and carried my photos on me to show the collection.

This was our second drive out to the Words and Pictures Museum that fall, as only a few months earlier was the membership party.  Kevin Eastman was not at the membership party that year, so when we found out that he was going to be at the museum for an autograph session for the book “Underwhere”, we planned the trip to Northampton.  I did not know much about the book that was coming out.

Toy Fair 2013: Little Kids Booth


Review: Sakar's booth Toy Fair 2013