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Saturday, March 08, 2003

On sale for $17.50 through March 23, 2003:

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Recently I got an e-mail asking if I still keep an eye on what items are available about Princess Diana, or if my interest in her was limited to while I was writing the book, "A Life to Di For."

I think it is safe to say that writing a book like "A Life to Di For" creates a lasting interest for those who may not have been interested before, but I was very interested before, and remain very interested in the royal family -- in part because it is a part of British Culture that I find interesting. To have an emotional figurehead for a nation is remarkable -- and during WWII the royal family did a great deal of good for England.

All that said, I've set up a page with links to Princess Diana merchandise available on the internet. I'll try and update it from time to time, but for now it should give ideas on where to start. (And for those of you looking for a gift for a friend, there are items for under $5 that will show you care enough to have realized they were interested!)

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Friday, March 07, 2003


I came up with this quote several years ago: Until you walk a mile in another man's shoes... you don't know why he has blisters. And now seemed the perfect time to turn it into t-shirts and more! (After all -- there is a SALE! going on!)

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Thursday, March 06, 2003

Almost forgot why I decided to include an excerpt from the newsletter!


We've taken as much as $5 off some of the prices -- so we'll make pennies at best -- buy you'll get some great deals!

Yup, you read right, we've got an awesome sale going on! It ends March 23, 2003 at midnight central time, but from now until then items in some of our shops are on sale! T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, you name it, if it's housed in our CafeShops it's on sale! So, items at my main store are on sale, as are items in my other stores:
Kay's Photos of Diana Tributes
Kay Kellam 2002 Publicity Shots turned into some awesome items!
Kay Kellam 2002 Publicty Photo Items
This store has just one tile coaster and miniposter - so far
Another great tile coaster
Tile coaster with the headshot now featured on my main site
A few more sunset items
Lana Clarkson -- RIP

As always you can mix and match items from the various stores... just change the end of the url in your browser's address line to say the name of the store you want to go to, so http://www.cafeshops.com/KayKellam would be changed to http://www.cafeshops.com/LanaClarkson, or /Sunsets or /KKsq1 etc. And you can always click on the link to Learn more, which will take you to a list of the other stores.

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Excerpt from the most recent Kay Kellam's Highlights Newsletter, which will be zapped out later tonight... I was asked to note some of my favorite items, and why.

Kay's Favorite Items!

We dropped Kay an e-mail and asked what her favorite items were, and survey said:

The bumper sticker that shows ALL my hair! I think the photo turned out great!

Not sure what reason to give here... I spent a while designing/laying out the text with the picture... and there's something about this picture I've just always liked. Of course my hair is now past my knees, so if items with this image sell well I may have to get an updated full length photo showing off the calf-length hair.

I like this poster because it shows how full and thick my hair is... not always easy to capture on film.

I guess that's enough highlights for this round... I'll run through the stores again next month and see if a few more items catch my eye.

Link: Wall Clock featuring the picture above.

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MegaCon, though the cameras lens,

I spent most of the day going through MegaCon photos -- disappointed at how many would have been spectacular shots had the lighting conditions been better. Shooting indoors is always a challenge... and there is always the inner conflict between flash and blind people vs don't flash, keep your friends, and have blurry photos.

But in the next day or two PopArtsPlace.com will have some of my photography up, and I'll have a few articles up... and MegaCon will remain a wonderful memory!

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Tuesday, March 04, 2003

I spent today recovering from MegaCon!

Reading e-mail... hundreds of messages, 300 of which were the famous spam and junkmail variety and went straight to the deleted items folder, but I've still over 1000 in the in box, and I know I didn't leave it nearly that full!

Started getting all my digital pics from the trip in one place -- lighting at the Convention was such that a lot are blurry... the camera needed more light to properly focus, and many are grainy... but tomorrow I'll sit down with the handy dandy spread sheet -- and photo editing software to color balance etc, and we'll see if there aren't some real gems in among them!

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Monday, March 03, 2003

Back from MegaCon!

Well, I survived a weekend of walking around Orlando, interacting with Sci-Fi and ComicBook Fans, and still had the strength to walk International Dr. each night in search of food!

I love attending conventions like this, but I must not be as young as I once was, as they are getting more and more tiring! A "simple" 3 tenths of a mile walk from the hotel took longer than it would have a few years ago -- but my spirits remained high and the days were full of fun!

For folks looking for a smaller scale convention than something like San Diego, but with the same top notch variety of guests, I think MegaCon is definitely worth checking out. They may not be bumper to bumper panels like San Diego, but they have a lot of great ways to spend your time each day.

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