Unfortunately, not all of it’s good.

Ugh. The last couple of days have not been very good. Lots of negative news to share. I’ve got a lot of different topics I want to cover so I better get to it.

The first is the awful tragedy in Las Vegas with 59 being killed and over 400 were injured in that shooting at the country music festival. It’s a shame that this kind of thing still happens in this country and nobody deserves to have that happen. I could go on my usual rants and raves about Gun Control and how this keeps happening, but better Presidents have tried and failed, so what is this guy who thinks he runs things going to do? Despite my thoughts on the politics behind these mass shootings, it is still a real shame and those who lost their lives to this senseless tragedy will be missed.

NEW YORK: Tom Petty from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers posed in New York in 1976 (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

Also as this was going on we learned that Tom Petty had passed away from cardiac arrest. Whether it was on his own, with his group The Heartbreakers, or even as part of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, he was a rock icon and so much of his music was enjoyed by millions. Personally, I love the Wilbury’s as well as his song “Don’t Come Around Here no more”, “Free Fallin'”, “Last Dance with Mary Jane”, and “You don’t know how it feels”. Plus a lot more. He will be missed and hope that somewhere, he is getting to jam with George Harrison and Roy Orbison once again.

And sadly just this morning I learned one of my favorite Wrestling announcers, Lance Russell, passed away at the age of 91. Lance was THE voice of Memphis wrestling for damn near 50 years and all the old classic Memphis wrestling was done with his voice calling the action. I didn’t get the chance to grow up in Memphis, but thanks to documentaries and Youtube over the years, I got to relive some of the great moments with his call of the action. Another voice lost and someone we will never forget.

However, things aren’t going to be all negative this week.

My friend Diane is putting on a convention this weekend with Nor’Easter Gaming Expo in Orono, Maine on the 7th and 8th.

The 2-day con will have plenty going on for both video Gamers and those who are more tabletop traditionalists. She’s put a lot into this so hope everyone will be able to go and have fun! Thr website for the con is at https://www.facebook.com/Noreastergaming/

Speaking of cons. Next month I will once again be attending AniMaine! The con takes place once again at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland November 10, 11, and 12. I will be hosting the Damn Write! panel once again and having a great time, as should you. If you are in the area, check it out! Visit http://www.animaine.org/ for more details!

And with that, I try to end things on a happy note. Keep safe out there.

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