Looking towards the mini-holidays
The major winter holidays have now passed here in the United States and we're coming up quickly on a couple of mini-holidays. The first is Valentine's Day, so I have a spotlight on some of the Valentine's Day card sets at the end of this newsletter. It's also the time when we will shed the winter coat on the wiki and switch to a new background. We're collaborating that background and should have it done in a few days.
Not long after that will be Platypus Day. Neither the Disney Channel or Disney XD websites have re-opened their Platypus Day sections, but I would expect them to sometime in the next week or two and start advertising it on both channels. The background I came up with for last year's Platypus Day will have to be adjusted if we're going to re-use it due to the changes Wikia put in place to make the wiki fit whatever monitor you're using. That would be fairly easy to do, but it might be nice to have a brand new design for this year.
Sixth annual Itty Bitty Art Sale
While looking for some other information, I came across an old blog about the Itty Bitty Art Sale that Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and his wife started in 2009 to help support PS1, the Pluralistic School One. I think we missed it last year, but this year's event will be held this Sunday at 6am in Santa Monica, CA.
For those who haven't heard of it before, it's an art sale where you don't find out who made the picture until after you buy it. I don't see Dan or Swampy in the list this time, but Alyson Stoner and Jack McBrayer have both submitted pictures. You can see previews of all the pictures on the IBAS website.
Questions for Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu is scheduled to be at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle at the end of March. KinHikari and I will be going. We won't know what Kelly's schedule for the convention will be until March 3rd, but if she will be participating in a Q&A panel, we'd like to have at least two questions prepared to ask her if we get the chance. Head on over to the appropriately-named Questions for Kelly Hu blog to post them.
Note from KinHikari: Regarding Ms. Hu's schedule for the aforementioned convention, it'll be posted on the Emerald City Comic-Con 2014 blog after the over-all schedule is revealed on the ECCC website.
Odds 'n' Ends