Friday, November 08, 2013

A Dino a Day Strikes Back: A CHRONAL ENGINE Celebration! Day One

Welcome to Day 1 of A Dino a Day Strikes Back, celebrating the paperback release of CHRONAL ENGINE, and the new editions of NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO and TOFU AND T.REX!

This T-shirt from Snorgtees features a traditional size/scale comparison of a human and various theropod dinosaurs (a Dilophosaurus, a Utahraptor, and a T.rex, I believe).  It seems that a significant number of the size comparisons on the Wikipedia dinosaur entries feature this image, which is the waving human from the Pioneer spacecraft gold plaque.  Apparently, they were first used by paleoartist Matthew Martyniuk (who refers to the silhouette as "Pioneer Dork," because of his seeming insouciance in the face of carnivorous theropods in close proximity).

These photos were taken at the Palmer Events Center, at packet pick-up during the Austin Marathon Expo in February 2013.  For some reason, the shirt seemed appropriate :-).  

Shadows of me and Cyn
The view from Palmer grounds
Expo and packet pickup

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