The Blog of that "Tom Croom" guy.

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Weight for it… weight for it…

Last week concluded the five conventions in four states in six weeks for me.  It was a new level of convention geek insanity – one that was both amazing and exhausting.  Working on the road so much, though, makes for a lot of sitting: sitting in cars, on planes, etc.  Operating...

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The Ever Expanding World of Green Mustard Entertainment

I spent tonight cleaning up a Facebook page that was created to differentiate Green Mustard Entertainment from Wasabi Anime because each now serves a distinctly different function.  It’s odd, though, because the new structure turns the parent into the child (similar to how JACON became more relevant than JACO back...

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Hey @DragonConMedia. I owe you this. #DragonCon2014

PROLOGUE Over eleven years ago I started sharing my thoughts on the Internet for fellow geeks to read.  Fan conventions, food, and frivolity were the primary topics of my online ramblings and after years of typing and hundreds of posts, I developed a pretty healthy following thanks to my pop culture...

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The lengths we go through for a bad joke.

I was in Orlando this past weekend celebrating a belated birthday for my sister-in-law.  Her requested itinerary of choice?  To hit up as many free things as we could around International Drive.  She had free mini-golf passes, free bowling passes, and she wanted grab lunch at Red Robin (there’s a...

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4 States for 5 Conventions in 6 Weeks (is almost over!)

This, ladies and gentlemen, has been an insanely busy summer.  Seriously. I mean, my car is DIRTY and my house needs cleaning.  Those of you close to my life in the real world know that THIS NEVER HAPPENS!  I just haven’t had time.  I’ve barely had time to sleep.  The...

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Why Robin Williams mattered (to me).

In the late 1980s, my dad saw an HBO special and subsequently bought the audio tape version of Robin Williams “A Night at the Met“.  Comedy albums had become kind of a thing back then, and my dad loved listening to these tapes with me.  You see, around my sophomore...

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Trying to add me on Facebook? You should read this first.

#FirstWorldProblems After I appear at a bunch of fan conventions (usually over the summer) I tend to get a small flood of Facebook friend requests.  It’s seriously flattering that there’s so many people out there who, after I connect with them on person, want to keep up with me online....

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Today would have been my dad’s 64th Birthday.

As a few of you picked up on, today was a rough day thanks to the miracle of Google Now.  You see, I’ve worked so hard to keep all the information in and around my life organized that sometimes I forget some of that info… hence why I use reminders...

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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...