The Blog of that "Tom Croom" guy.

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Conventions, Running, Working, & my missed birthday last December.

This week has been awesome.  Seriously.  I’ve barely slept; I’ve been working my ass off; projects that have been behind are getting caught up; and I’ve even had time to do some recreational reading.  For the five of you paying close attention, I cited Monday that it was my return to normalcy....

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The Phantom Tollbooth movie – does anyone else remember this?

I’m actually subscribed to a couple of YouTube channels that I look at every other day.  One of them is called WatchMojo.  Basically, it’s a “Top 10″ site that takes suggestions for top ten list ideas (usually centered around entertainment and pop culture) and then creates them.  I’ll occasionally put...

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Help! Recommend a Good Book (please!)

In the mid-2000s, I found that I was spending more and more time in my car going to and from Orlando and Miami (from Vero Beach) in order to get work done on various convention related projects.  In order to make better use of my time, I started listening to...

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Last Weekend was @TheHukilau in Fort Lauderdale.

Today kicks off life attempting (yet again) to have some semblance of order again, so I’m going back to doing “normal” things.  Like, you know, blogging. It would take me forever to try to recount all that’s happened since November, so it makes more sense to just go back to the...

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Happy Father’s Day

I still live under the assumption that, somehow, the old man still reads my blog. Happy Father’s Day, dad.  I miss you.

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For those of you that weren’t at the wedding last weekend…

Shannon has had me slaving over my PC to VCR rig during the past couple of months doing video capture of old VHS tapes from her childhood to find footage of her and her sister together.  She and her MacBook took that footage and made this video: Showing this at the...

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OH HAI INTERNET! How have you been?

I keep showing up time and time again to blog about “things getting back to normal.”  The honest answer, though, is I don’t think there is any more “normal” in my future.  Last summer, I shifted (unexpectedly) into working on GME projects full time.  Once I hit my stride after...

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WARNING! I will be off the grid this weekend.

So after months of work we did it… Florida Anime Experience was a bona fide success both critically and commercially.  A lot of crazy zany things happened last weekend (check out the video posted in this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/floridaanimeexperience) but it was all totally worth it. This week has been spent...

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In case you didn’t know, I collect Optimus Prime figures.

A friend of mine on Facebook recently took a photo and posted it with the title “geek decorating is therapy.”  It featured a lot of his toys (something many of us adults still collect/play with) and I realized that I have never really posted the collection in my home office.  You...

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You know what? EVERYONE needs help sometimes… even me.

Hello Internet.  How are you?  How have you been?  Good to hear. Me? Well, I’m okay.  I’m better.  I’m getting better. My life has been in turmoil since last November.  Things got better around February.  The past two months, though, have been non-stop trying to make up for lost time from...

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So there’s this @GeekCredSeries thing you should check out…

Back in the late 1990s, I met this geek in Orlando at the premiere of Star Wars: Episode 1 at the Downtown Disney AMC theaters. (For you Central Florida folks, we’re talking back when that awesome Virgin Megastore was still there.  Remember that?) Anyway. I met this geek.  He was...