Fourteen summers ago I happened upon a festive gathering in a strip mall parking lot on H Street and Owens Avenue. My first experience with Juneteenth happened to be the city’s first large-scale commemoration of June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom.
June 16 is the 111th anniversary of Bloomsday; not bad, considering it marks a day in 1904 that only exists within James Joyce’s legendary modernist classic Ulysses, a novel that nearly all literati bow down before even if many have never finished it.
Wizard World Comic Con is coming April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Expected guests include Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney and David Morrissey of The Walking Dead; Elvira; Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street; Tom Felton from the Harry Potter movies; and others. wizardworld.com