Anatomy of a Cosplayer reviewed by Kirkus Reviews!

From: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/james-hannon/anatomy-of-a-cosplayer/ ANATOMY OF A COSPLAYER Tales from Behind the Mask by James Hannon KIRKUS REVIEW A cosplayer explores the phenomenon that has him portraying…

TURNAROUND: Why the Hannon's changed their minds and got a new kitten

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Months back when Cosmo wasn't doing so hot health-wise, Jackie & I swore we would not get another cat after he passed.  We never wanted to go thru the pain of losing a beloved pet ever again. Two days before Cosmo passed away, two kittens…

Eulogy for a loved pet - Cosmo - RIP 7/2/2012

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Some blogs are written for other people. Some are just written purely for myself (and Jackie). This is one from that latter category. You are more than welcome to read it, and if it makes you smile, or helps you get over a similar experience,…

Weird Coincidences: The Ducky Boys and Costuming.

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Author James Hannon finds out that his Bronx/Ducky Boys World and his Costuming World are starting to blend together in very strange & coincidental ways.  This looks like a job for SuperGirl - who was instrumental in uncovering this string…

Estate Sales - An education over two Saturdays.

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James and Jackie get caught up in the estate sale mania that is going on in reality TV and spend two weekends experiencing it.   And they learned a few things on why it isn't for the faint of heart. Well, for the last few weeks, Jackie…

Review: "The Barn" by Bonfire Films (kinda biased)

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So back in September,2011, my wonderful niece Heather Guglielmo (who is an aspiring actress) sent me a link to a Kickstarter project for a movie called "The Barn" that she was going to be in with her Portland, Maine film-making director…

Costumer Video Series 1-3: Sandtrooper, Biker Scout and TIE Pilot Armor

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Summary:  Author, film-maker and costumer James Hannon takes you through the first 3 videos in a series showing how to put on various Star Wars costumes from the 501st Legion's NorthEast Remnant (NER) Garrison.    Designed to show people…

New Year Resolutions from the Dalai Lama & Ben Franklin

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Ok, its close to New Years, so everybody is worrying about resolutions and reminiscing about old resolutions that didn't work...  So author James Hannon decides to share two guides to a successful life from two successful people who aren't…

The passing of a Bronx Legend - Phyllis Carpenella-Germano

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  On 12/05/2011, we lost a local Bronx legend. Ducky Girl Phyllis Carpenella-Germano passed away. If her name doesn't ring a bell, you were probably not living in the Norwood area of the Bronx during the early-mid 60's.  During the…

So I helped ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock market....

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On Dec 20th, 2011, author James Hannon helped ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market along with his Star Wars loving geek brothers in the 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison, NorthEast Remnant Garrison, and the  Rebel Legion.  …

Ace Frehley's "No Regrets" and the Ducky Boys Gang

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Ace Frehley's new book "No Regrets" covers his time with the Ducky Boys gang, and surprisingly is in-sync with James Hannon's "Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang" On Saturday, I was at a local 501st Legion - NER…

Upgrading the Site

Hey guys, Just an FYI that I'm in the process of adjusting my JamesHannon.com website to make it run faster. And while it seems to be going well, there may be some bumps in the road.   For example, a picture may not load, or a link is dead,…

A Tale of Two Comic Cons - Part II - NY Comic Con

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Part 2 of a segment about two consecutive weekends where I got to met THREE of my childhood heroes, and have a lot of other cool things happen at a pair of conventions.  This is in addition to the weekend earlier where it was Superhero Nirvana…

A Tale of Two Comic Cons - Part I - Garden State Comic Con

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During the course of two weekends in October 2011, I got to met THREE of my childhood heroes, and have a lot of other cool things happen.  This is in addition to the weekend earlier where it was Superhero Nirvana down in Flemington, NJ - October…

Jimbo's Writing Tips : Fight procrastination with procrastination????

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Join "Lost Boys of the Bronx" author James Hannon as he tries to explain one of the best tools in his writing arsenal - how to use procrastination to actually finish projects... Its a weird concept, but it actually works. The proof - this article was actually written while trying to avoid another project... :)