Monday, January 14, 2008

North Kent Guild

We walk into the headquarters and we do not know what to expect.

It has always been reputed as 'a place for the discussion of un-ordinary reality'.

'I seem to have experienced this for most of my life', she said.

The floor plan is quite similar at every North Kent Guild building. It is arranged in an A shape. With the entrance at the Apex and doors to the lush garden at each of the ends. The center space contains a beautiful fountain that is only visible through the windows of the lobby.

The restrooms are in the basement. There is also a banquet room down there with a dance floor and a PA system.

Plaza of the Mind Interview with Tesco Vee Coming Soon!

I am proud to announce that Tesco Vee, a man that may have, arguably, saved my life growing up in West Michigan, has agreed to participate in the Plaza of the Mind's Interview series!

Tesco Vee, for the uninitiated, is the frontman of the legendary hardcore band the Meatmen.

Stay tuned as I speak to Tesco Vee about our favorite West Michigan hot-spots and the history of his phenomenal band.

Greg Lester's Mr. Mann Has Been Completed!

Plaza of the Mind readers would be well served to check out my long time collaborator Greg Lester's amazing Mr. Mann. Mr. Mann was Mr. Lester's Story of the Month for the past year. He has recently finished the story and you can check it out at his Electronic Journal.

I have been a huge fan of Mr. Lester's work since we met in 1991 and he never disappoints!

I Think Of Steve Conway More Often Than Is Probably Healthy For Me

Grand Rapids Michigan

Catholic Central High School

Regular PoTM readers may recall a recent post concerning my idea for a Cockroach Armour and the subsequent ridicule that my Freshman Biology teacher implied by his silence.

The following is the history of my first meeting with Steve Conway:

Kurt Weller walks into the Biology room on the first day of school. There are several large black topped lab tables. Kurt sits down at one of the free seats near a young man with glasses and a crew cut.

Kurt: Hello.

Steve: Oh brother.

And, even though Steve and I became closer later, due mostly to our being forced to wrestle during Phys Ed and the fact that Steve accused me of making him vomit after every match we developed a sort of symbiotic relationship fueled by our love of Anime and the Cold War.

Steve Conway influenced me in a way that few others did.

He was sort of like everything that was inside of me that I was afraid to let out. I think that I hated him somewhat because of that fact but I am glad that I knew him.