Monthly Archive: May 2010

Testing the technology 4

Testing the technology

Next week I will be stepping outside the United States for the first time in my life (with the exception of Miami.)  My tether to the Interwebz will be the unlimited international web I have activated on my Palm Pre for the duration of the trip. In case I have...

Geek Conventions & Cosplay… circa 1983! 3

Geek Conventions & Cosplay… circa 1983!

Hey kids!  You think your weirdness of going to your local fan convention is unique to your generation (or the young adults of the 1990s)?  Think again!  This video shows an event called the Sci-Fi X-Po from 1983.  That’s right – some of you weren’t even born.  As a matter...

(BotCon) Bigger isn’t always better, kids! 52

(BotCon) Bigger isn’t always better, kids!

In December of 2009, I took the time to send an email to the organizers of BotCon 2010 about the possibility of bringing “DARE! The Transformers Panel Ultimate” to their convention.  For those of you that are not as entrenched in the fan convention scene: my pal Joey Snackpants and...

The LiveJournal Project: June 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: June 2003

Reading through June 2003, though, is the first time I’ve run into the issue of photos that were placed in the posts no longer existing.  As I continue the project, I will replace photos with suitable substitutes (when available) or a note about what the missing photo was. Let’s play a...

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I don’t really cosplay that often, but…

When something this fun is dropped in my lap, it’s hard to pass up. This past weekend Shannon and I went to the Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  For those that have never been, the Swap Shop is a giant flea market that doubles (in the evening) as a...

The LiveJournal Project: May 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: May 2003

Wow… seven years ago.  May of 2003 was my third month blogging and it seems the two most important things going on for me in pop culture were the final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and seeing (and being disappointed by) The Matrix Reloaded. Enjoy The Silence: Part I...

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Aztecs (1st Doctor) 4

Working Out with DOCTOR WHO: The Aztecs (1st Doctor)

There’s a question I would think about from time to time for the past twenty years (right about the time I started going to fan conventions): How does someone start watching Doctor Who? You see, I have always been of the mentality that if I am going to watch a...

Who the hell is ILL Mitch? 0

Who the hell is ILL Mitch?

In yesterday’s journey to the past via LiveJournal, I rediscovered one of those Internet oddities that provided us with oh-so-many minutes of Internet joy: ILL Mitch. Who is we?  I still don’t know.  When the web was a smaller neighborhood to play in things like this were easier to stumble...

The LiveJournal Project: April 2003 0

The LiveJournal Project: April 2003

So when I started the project of going through my old posts last week, I decided to do two months in one day… so I did April the same day I did March and set it to post today. What I found is EPIC and sets up the post I’ve...

[Star Wars] My parents didn’t really love me because… 0

[Star Wars] My parents didn’t really love me because…

THEY NEVER BOUGHT ME THIS!!! Yes – that is an AT-ST backyard gym set… and it is awesome. (Click the picture for a larger version).  I never remember even seeing one of these as a kid, but somewhere there are some people who grew up with the most epic backyard...

The MTV’s MADE Episode Update 1

The MTV’s MADE Episode Update

Back in December, myself and Mike from Florida Supercon had lunch with a young anime fan in South Beach Miami to talk about going from geek to chic.  The focus of my conversation with her was that she needs to know when to “turn off the geek” if she wanted...

Great Douglas Adams quote… 0

Great Douglas Adams quote…

Today I’ve been dealing with the usual antics that come with convention personalities behind the scenes.  My friend Ken from Colorado (who has nothing to do with any of it) posted a great quote from the late, great Douglas Adams that seemed to apply amazingly well: Human beings, who are...

CONCLUDED #3: The Ford Mustang 2

CONCLUDED #3: The Ford Mustang

There she is folks… pretty, isn’t it? You’ll note the snazzy racing stripes.  They’re new. For those of you who read this post and this post AND this post – here’s what finally happened in the end. After two long weeks of driving the Toyota (good news – accelerator worked!)...