Monthly Archive: October 2010

The Exposition Experience: Starting an Anime Convention in the shadow of Anime Expo® 1

The Exposition Experience: Starting an Anime Convention in the shadow of Anime Expo®

I have been getting questions regarding the challenges that the team at Wasabi Anime recently ran into regarding coming up with a name for our new 2011 anime convention in Florida.  You see, I’ve always been VERY vocal about showing respect to the others in the fan convention community who...

Flickr Friday: Remember the Alamo! 1

Flickr Friday: Remember the Alamo!

I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  In doing so, I get to revisit a lot of photos I’ve taken while travelling.  Each Friday, I plan on posting a photo that I think is interesting. Maybe you’ll think so, too. 🙂 On...

My Grandfather, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mickey Mantle, the NY Yankees, the Washington Senators & some cool photos! 4

My Grandfather, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mickey Mantle, the NY Yankees, the Washington Senators & some cool photos!

This blog post has been a couple weeks in the making. When I started the project of scanning old photos around the house, I came across a stack that were loaned to me by a local relative.  The photos are old black and whites from the late 1960s and were...

Another mistake from Froggy’s Photos at #DragonCon goes viral. 3

Another mistake from Froggy’s Photos at #DragonCon goes viral.

I paid $120 at this year’s Dragon*Con to get my photo taken with the guys from Quantum Leap.  Why did I spend that much?  First, you should know that the photo package offered three things: An 8×10 photo to be picked up at the show. Another 8×10 photo to be...

Flickr Friday: The OTHER beach. 0

Flickr Friday: The OTHER beach.

I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  In doing so, I get to revisit a lot of photos I’ve taken while travelling.  Each Friday, I plan on posting a photo that I think is interesting. Maybe you’ll think so, too. 🙂 I...

GQ Magazine makes me feel dirty for liking Glee… 1

GQ Magazine makes me feel dirty for liking Glee…

Um… The rest of the photos are here: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201011/glee-photos-rachel-quinn-finn?mbid=synd_cnn#slide=7

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How long have YOU been a GEEK? (Old Star Trek Convention Photos)

So I recently scanned in some OLD photos from yesteryear of me at my very first Star Trek convention.  It was an event called Trekfest that took place (I think) in West Palm Beach, Florida.  My friends John and Eric went with me.  Eric drove (John and I didn’t have...

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Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida…

Previously on “Tom Croom visits a bunch of Man v. Food locations”: The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia Today’s post is MEAT-TASTIC.  A couple of weekends ago, I took...

Flickr Friday: Have you ever been to @MrManatees? 2

Flickr Friday: Have you ever been to @MrManatees?

I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  In doing so, I get to revisit a lot of photos I’ve taken while travelling.  Each Friday, I plan on posting a photo that I think is interesting. Maybe you’ll think so, too. 🙂 There’s...

College Website Spelling FAIL 1

College Website Spelling FAIL

Tonight I was getting some work done on uploading some old anime convention photos to the Wasabizilla Facebook page.  One set was from Anime Express in 2002. Anime Express took place at Embry-Riddle.  I checked the spelling of “Embry” by Googling it.  Here’s what I found. (click on the image...

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Life, Passing Away, and the strange ritual of Facebook.

I read last night that an old friend, Chris Ceraolo, passed away over the weekend. I knew Chris via my friend Mike Gavin back when I first started working at Universal in 1994. We had met once or twice before that at a random Star Trek convention and she was...

Flickr Friday: Driving at 80 MPH legally! 1

Flickr Friday: Driving at 80 MPH legally!

I recently began a project to organize all of my photos on my Flickr account.  In doing so, I got to revisit a lot of photos I’ve taken while travelling over the years.  Each Friday, I plan on posting a photo that I think is interesting for some reason.  Hopefully,...

Yes, my wife loves to dance (with pic!) 1

Yes, my wife loves to dance (with pic!)

I have been working on sorting and tagging our photo collection (on Flickr and on our local PC) for the past couple of weeks.  While doing so, I stumbled on this gem from our wedding.  Enjoy Mrs. Croom rocking out in her white leather Converse: