Monthly Archive: June 2010

Invader ZIM dancin’ like a monkey! 1

Invader ZIM dancin’ like a monkey!

For those of you that missed it here and here – Richard Horvitz was a guest at Florida Supercon the weekend before last.  He stopped by the Wasabi Anime Otaku Insomnia Rave dance party to say hi, and I brought him on stage with a cosplayer dressed as GIR.  Zaniness...

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend! 0

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend!

Let’s see… three weekends ago I was in Cancun.  The weekend after that: Orlando for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Last weekend?  Miami for Florida Supercon.  And now: I’m back in Orlando for Botcon. So myself, Joey Snackpants and special guest star and fellow Transformers geek Tentacle Chris will be...

Wizard World of Harry Potter LINE FROM HELL! 1

Wizard World of Harry Potter LINE FROM HELL!

A friend emailed these photos to me today. I am SO glad I went before it opened and would hate to be anyone in this picture standing out there in the June summer Florida weather… (Click the pics for a larger version) Keep in mind, kids, that his is just...

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald… 2

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald…

So – there’s an article about Florida Supercon on the Miami Herald website that features a small video of the show.  Yes – that is my voice doing the voice over for it and (more importantly) that really is my hat: (Note: the video isn’t embeddable – so click here...

Florida Supercon is this weekend and… 2

Florida Supercon is this weekend and…

I’m swamped.  This weekend is going to be MAD busy with events and fun with some great guests (including my good friend Richard Horvitz who is coming to visit.) For that reason – there may not be a post a couple of days on the blog.  See you on the...

Cancun Day Six: Time to Go Home 1

Cancun Day Six: Time to Go Home

Our final day in Cancun was bittersweet.  It was hard to say goodbye to the blue beaches and AWESOME tacos, but many of us were ready to return home to our own beds and safe drinking water.  That morning, though, we went down to the beach one more time.  Here...

Cancun Day Five, Part 2: Cenote Ik Kil 2

Cancun Day Five, Part 2: Cenote Ik Kil

From Wikipedia: A cenote is a sinkhole with exposed rocky edges containing groundwater. It is typically found in the Yucatán Peninsula and some nearby Caribbean islands. The term is derived from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya to refer to any location where groundwater is accessible. After leaving...

Random Tourism Elements: The Douchebag 0

Random Tourism Elements: The Douchebag

An added note regarding our day trip to Chichén Itzá… Whenever you take a trip with a tour group – whether at monuments, parks or theme parks – you always run the risk of running into the most unfortunate kind of tourist: the douchebag.  This guy (and his wife) where...

BONUS: More Wizarding World of Harry Potter photos 0

BONUS: More Wizarding World of Harry Potter photos

My father-in-law also took a number of photos (in more detail than my camera phone.)  You can see all of them here – and check out a few choice photos below (click the photo for a larger version.)

WIN & FAIL: Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter 15

WIN & FAIL: Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Yesterday I visited Universal’s Islands of Adventures for an early trip into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (which has its grand opening scheduled for June 18th.) I saw the sites and rode the rides. Before reading on, though, you should know three things: I worked for both Universal Studios...

Cancun Day Five, Part 1: Chichén Itzá 2

Cancun Day Five, Part 1: Chichén Itzá

Monday morning we all made our way down to the lobby of the hotel at 7:30 AM to start a day that none of us will ever forget.  The bus pulled up and we jumped in on our way to Chichen Itza. “Chicks n’ Pizza” (my favorite mispronouncing of the...