Tagged: Atlanta

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It was a snow day.

Growing up, I remember everyone telling me that when a major national/worldwide tragedy occurs, you always remember where you were.  They all cited D-Day, the Kennedy assassination, etc.  Adults at the time would tell me precisely where they were and what they were doing. My impactful memory as a child happened on...

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Hey @DragonConMedia. I owe you this. #DragonCon2014

PROLOGUE Over eleven years ago I started sharing my thoughts on the Internet for fellow geeks to read.  Fan conventions, food, and frivolity were the primary topics of my online ramblings and after years of typing and hundreds of posts, I developed a pretty healthy following thanks to my pop culture...

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4 States for 5 Conventions in 6 Weeks (is almost over!)

This, ladies and gentlemen, has been an insanely busy summer.  Seriously. I mean, my car is DIRTY and my house needs cleaning.  Those of you close to my life in the real world know that THIS NEVER HAPPENS!  I just haven’t had time.  I’ve barely had time to sleep.  The...

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RETURN to @DragonCon! (and kicking off #DragonCon 2013)

I’ve been on the Internet a long time.  As a result of my text driven computer programming days, I still see certain characters as silly things in that part of my brain the stays perpetually twelve years old.  For example, an asterisk looks like an asshole.  Check it out: See...

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?” 0

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?”

This is that time of year when folks begin posting about how this year they’re planning on changing a zillion things and making thinks different somehow.  For me, though, I’m not looking forward to changing… I’m looking forward to continuing. 2012 was a hard year, but that’s not a bad thing....

Friday night I bought the last Gladys & Ron’s Chicken and Waffle’s t-shirt in Atlanta – ever. 0

Friday night I bought the last Gladys & Ron’s Chicken and Waffle’s t-shirt in Atlanta – ever.

After doing a sight tour for a potential upcoming event with the Cosplay Deviants team, Troy and I decided to grab dinner at a popular local restaurant (and MvF location.) Now, this sign was a little confusing to me.  The last time I visited, the restaurant was called “Gladys Knight...

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Lack of Blogging and ONE BIG ASS BURGER

I’ve been swamped.  Anime Weekend Atlanta.  Planning InvaderCON.  Finding Sailor Moon.  Day job stuff.  Family stuff. I’m behind.  I still have Man v. Food posts to make.  I have paragraphs of epic awesome to type. I’m just exhausted. Next weekend… maybe.  For now: I ate another one of these things...

Does Beast Wars Suck? Sure does! Just ask this STANDING ROOM ONLY #Transformers panel room at #DragonCon 2011! 0

Does Beast Wars Suck? Sure does! Just ask this STANDING ROOM ONLY #Transformers panel room at #DragonCon 2011!

The line outside to get in was a forty-five minute wait.  Thanks to everyone who showed up to our panel in the Dragon*Con 2011 Animation Track.

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My wife’s @HardRock Cafe Teddy Bear collection (with pics!)

Last Monday I wrote a post about the spoils from my travels over the past few years: my Starbucks mug collection.  Today, though, is the collection in our house over ten years in the making… Shannon’s Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear collection. Atlanta, Georgia Atlantic City, New Jersey Baltimore, Maryland Biloxi,...

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!) 1

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!)

Going to conventions around the U.S. is time consuming, but I get to meet a lot of great people and eat some pretty intense meals (Man v. Food, baby!)  One thing that stays consistent, though, is my caffeine addiction – and the insane number of Starbucks locations in major cities....

Flickr Friday: A truly geeky trunk. 0

Flickr Friday: A truly geeky trunk.

A few months back, Joey Snackpants and I undertook a college tour across Atlanta to promote InvaderCON.  We bought stuff along the way and my trunk began to look like a geek convention fan explosion. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each...

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”) 11

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”)

Working InvaderCON was, quite simply, the greatest convention experience of my life. I went to my first “geek” convention over twenty years ago.  It was a Star Trek festival in South Florida where I won an award for dressing up like an abused Enterprise security guard.  It is also where...

Yes… I’m alive – and InvaderCON is finally completed. 0

Yes… I’m alive – and InvaderCON is finally completed.

So my blogging has been pretty lax lately (except for the book reviews and a photos each week) due to working on Green Mustard‘s newest project: InvaderCON. Well, InvaderCON over.  I’m sitting in the Marriott still processing it all.  The short version: it was amazing. The slightly longer version: it...

So here I sit at #MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia and… 1

So here I sit at #MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia and…

Man – this reminds me of old school JACON. MomoCon is the largest free anime convention in the United States.  Last year, the event had over 8000 attendees on the campus of Georgia Tech and this year it looks about the same.  Wasabi Anime is on hand to “bring anime...