So late getting an update in about the North Texas Comic Book Show.

In short, a good time. I was rocking the Luke Cage attire again. I am thinking Iron Fist for the next one. Or Luke one day and Danny the next. Definitely well worth it to attend the convention to meet people and to try and get more people to see the show. Met some people who can lead to bigger things and larger exposure for the show in the future, which is always good.

Sat down with Jason the X from SCNS live for a quick and fun interview. Though next time I will know to keep my hands off the table. The table tapping was killing it.

And a fun small world type of story….

Talked to Chris Garrett at the show. Good guy, great comic concept. Check it out.

Fun fact…years ago when I was attempting to bring Party Girl to life in Victoria when I lived there, Chris was going to help me with the project. Things fell through and we lost touch. Years later we meet again at the con and he still has some of the old emails discussing Party Girl.

Small world.

More conventions are on the docket in the future. We are a little less than a month from finishing season two. We had a slight set back with the need to recast an actor but the recasting gods smiled down on us and delivered Lydia Abigail Williams to take over as Michelle Buchanan. We filled with her today and she did a great job. Can’t wait to work more with her.

Grinding. One day at a time.

 

Well a few things happened this past weekend, a very very busy weekend.

Myself and the family alongside Cait Pool, her sister Caly and their mother Deidre set up shop at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con to promote the Party Girl web series. This was to be the first foray into really promoting the show outside of posting on the usual Facebook and Twitter. We didn’t know what to expect.

Miguel Angel Rivas putting the camera on Cait at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con.

Miguel Angel Rivas putting the camera on Cait at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con.

The con is in it’s second year and while it is still in its infancy, it amassed a big number of people. Lots of people to learn about the show, so we were excited for that. The table we had we originally set up inside the vendor area, but a scheduling and arrangement snafu put us outside, next to the popcorn guy. BUT, next to the ticket table so we were the first thing people would see after they got their tickets and the last thing they saw before they left. In hindsight, that was the best spot and I will actually be requesting that next year.

We handed out flyers and Party Girl centric business cards to any and everyone who passed, outside of the few people that turned up their noses or gave us funny looks. Having Cait on hand in costume was a great great help as I think she was able to reach people and connect with some people I otherwise could not. On Day 1 we saw a lot of people and on Day 2

Party Girl manga-fied courtesy of artist/voice over artist Kristen McGuire.

Party Girl manga-fied courtesy of artist/voice over artist Kristen McGuire.

a lot of those people who came by the table again (of course because they have to pass us to get in the vendor area), a lot of them said they had checked out the show or had at least tried to check out the show and had wifi issues in their rooms. But at least people were seeing it and that, in the end, was the goal of all goals. To have fun, which I did, especially cosplaying Luke Cage, old school Luke Cage at that. I believe Cait and Caly had a good time as well and we reached more people, made contacts and more.

There’s a candy store franchise opening in Frisco that is looking to have Cait on hand in costume for their grand opening. Good stuff. But we can’t be content. We have to keep going, keep grinding and keep getting more results like that.

Speaking of results, the results came in on the Indie Series Network’s Web Series of the Week for Oct. 12-18. Party Girl won best web series for Chapter XIII and Jenni, DJ and Ada came in top four or better in categories for favorite male, favorite female and favorite couple/duo.

Had I known about this particular site sooner I could have made it aware of Party Girl and got in the runnings for other weeks. And I think we would have done well.

Live and learn, onward and grind.

We have the North Texas Comic Book Show Nov. 15 as well an event at Roll2Play in Coppell the same day. Have to figure out the best way to handle those events, but again, more people and more opportunities to get people to know about the show and you can’t go wrong with that.

TYLER – Day One of the Tyler Rose City Comic Con. Our very own Cait Pool was on hand with a few cast and crew members helping spread the news about Party Girl to the throngs of people in attendance for the convention.

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One of the many great people met in Tyler at the convention!

It was a great time and a great crowd that was won over again and again by Cait’s charm and personality!

Attending the convention was a new experience for many of the Party Girl cast and crew in the way of promoting the web series. It was work. That’s the important lesson. An ongoing lesson. That getting people to notice the show and to get them to want to see the show is going to be work. It’s a grind day in and day out to show people that Party Girl is worth their time and effort to see the show.

It will be interesting to see in the coming days following the convention after people have had time to come down from the highs of attending the event and the fun they had, if they indeed check out the show as they said they would as Bj, Cait and the rest were giving them cards and flyers and firing off elevator pitches at them for the show.

The crew will be onhand for day two, keeping the grind going.

OK people,
It’s a weekly poll for Indie Series of the Week, also they have other categories..favorite actor of the week, favorite actress of the week, favorite couple/duo of the week.
The eligible episode for Party Girl is Chapter XIII.
Hit the site and vote. And I think for the write in categories if you watch the episode..Ada Perez..Den J Economou Jenni Tonge Mabrey Jacob Drum and Jeanne Lampley, Kyler Hodson, hell everyone shines.
Let’s see if we can’t bring some good praise to the show!
Vote, share and get others to vote! Deadline is Wednesday, 10/22!!
You can vote once a day


Finally, Chapter XIII of the Party Girl Web Series is out and on the interwebs, ending the saga that is season one. As I sit back and look at the body of work that is the beginning of Rachel Buchanan’s journey to becoming a hero, I see lots of things. I see tons of people willing to donate their time and energy to bring the story to life. I see lots of talented people from all over north Texas. I see lots of sacrifices made by others and myself because we believed in the story and the characters.
It was certainly a learning experience. I have done a couple smaller series in the past, a fan film and a short 48hr film contest entry, but this was the first project of this caliber I ever attempted. Choosing to go at it with only the money I had in my pocket and support from my other half in Stephney and lucking into some amazing people. These people put up with lots of shoots, early shoots, late shoots, long shoots, reshoots…all because they believed in the story. I’d be here all day trying to name everyone involved in this in front of the camera and behind the camera and trying to mention them, I’d hate to leave anyone out. Suffice to say if you had any hand in the Party Girl web series production, on screen, off screen, sharing the Facebook page official site, anything at all that helped grow the show, you have my unending thanks and praise.
As I look over the episodes there are of course things I see that I wish could have gone another way when we filmed. A lot of our shoots were trying to get the highest percentage of the written script filmed. It didn’t always happen due to personnel, locations and resources on hand or resources we had that evaporated hours to mere minutes before scheduled shoots. There are technical things of course, lighting, sound, shot framing that I am learning and hope I am improving on.

Cait Pool, Party Girl for season two!!

Cait Pool, Party Girl for season two!!

It’s a start. It’s a benchmark and it’s a place to go from. We created a character and a world from nothing and I can’t help but smile at that fact.
Thanks to you all. Thanks to Jeanne for donning the mask and kicking things off for Rachel Buchanan.
The baton is being passed now to Cait Pool, a talented young actress, who, mark my words, is going to be big one day soon. I am happy to have her giving her time and talent to Party Girl.
As we go forward we are grinding every day to get more people to notice Party Girl. We have convention appearances, we are teaming up with comic book stores for promotions and we are on one Roku channel, with another to come soon, a streaming web site and a local Texas television channel.
Do I wish for greater returns much sooner, of course. But every day is a step forward and another opportunity to put my nose to the grindstone and get Party Girl out there. We are doing great things and more people need to see it and I am going to do my best to make sure that happens.
Hopefully you all will continue to come with me along this crazy ride.

Yep, that happened. And it was fun. The gentleman behind the Unlock Television Channel invited Bj on to “Sports, Hip Hop & Beer,” talk about Party Girl.

It was a good experience and anytime there is a chance to promote Party Girl, we’re going to take it

You can find the clip of the show at –> http://www.wdfn.com/media/podcast-sports-hiphop-and-beer-SportsHipHopandBeer/sports-hiphop-and-beer-924-pt-25341160/

In addition we have spoke with Madness Comics & Games in Denton about promotional opportunities and they are all set to help us make it happen. 10710821_848007251878989_6342173935325627934_nHopefully that is the first of many businesses that will jump on board and help us out. We’re pushing the fact that we are local and the production is local in hopes that people will rally behind that.

We shall see how it goes.

Party Girl Chapter XII is of course live and we’re gearing up to drop Chapter XIII.

And our immediate promotional calendar looks like this…

Oct. 10-12 – 3rd Annual Lake Charles Music & Film Festival
Oct. 25-26 – Tyler Rose City Comic Con, Tyler TX
Nov. 8 – Burelson Event TBA
Nov. 15 – Movies and Creators Night at Roll2Play – Coppell
Nov. 15 – North Texas Comic Book Show, Dallas TX

Hope to meet lots of people and make new fans of Party Girl and Taurian Films.

One step closer to the season one finale! Check it out! Like it! Share it! Help us spread the word!