Stan Lee + Pop Culture= Fun!

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This was my second time going to this event, and I must say, they do it better every year! So much cool stuff to buy, so much cool stuff to look at, and everyone just having a great time! They handed out these pins to everyone (plus a cool backpack) for free that came!Stan Lee comic con 2017 007

Lots of great artwork to see and buy, (Camilla d’ Errico is one of my faves) in every aisle…

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If you download the app (as seen in the photo of the pin above) you can see more photos other people at the event have posted. It’s free!  Thanks for watching!

 

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Spooky Tales of Old Los Angeles…

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Since Halloween soon approaches (boy the time went by fast!) I thought I would share some spooky tales about some of the famous (and some may say “infamous”) buildings, in downtown L.A.

I love taking walking tours, and even though I’ve lived here my whole life, I’m constantly learning new things, about this city I call home.Haunted dtla tour 006

This is The Hall Of Justice, it has been closed for many years, because of damage it sustained during the 1993 earthquake.There is a LOT of history in this place. It was where Charles Manson was kept during the trials, Marilyn Monroe’s body was brought here. I was told that the city is considering turning it into a museum, like Alcatraz. Fingers crossed!

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This is the service elevator, that takes you to the basement walkway of the “Hall Of Records”, but if you take a certain escalator, and make a few turns, it also takes you to some of the tunnels that were used by bootleggers during the 1940’s. Also, it was where some of the prisoners were walked to go to court, to avoid any crowds or media. Some say the various tunnels are haunted. Technically, it isn’t open to the public, but if you walk around, you can find it…Haunted dtla tour 016

Nothing haunted about this building (that I know of) just a beautiful building that is home, to the Los Angeles Times newspaper. It was open in 1935, and designed by Gordon B.Kaufmann, who also designed “Hoover Dam”, “Santa Anita Park”, among other sites. The lobby is just gorgeous! It has a giant globe, that’s 5 1/2 feet in diameter, atop a bronze pedestal. Ten feet high murals adorn the walls of the lobby, which were painted by artist Hugo Ballin. He is the same artist who painted the rotunda inside The Griffith Observatory, in Griffith Park. They also offer free tours inside the building, which you have to make a reservation for.

So that’s it, my first Halloween post of the season. Hopefully I’ll do more! Just keeping watching! Hugs!

“It’s Comic-Con For Cats!”

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This was my third time at this event, this time it was in a much bigger venue (enough to have more cat “goodies”)  and room to walk around as well! The Reef was okay, but it was so small I felt claustrophobic that I left early. This time I stayed much longer, and bought more stuff!                                                                                                                                             Cat Con 2017 065

There were SO many interesting vendors, and SO much cool stuff! I was on a budget though, but I still managed to buy some great items (plus they gave away a lot of cool freebies) Everone was so nice, and the vibe was chill. I had more fun at this event, than I did the other two times I went!                                                                                                        Cat Con 2017 066

This year I got to see the “Cat Video Fest”, which was by The Pet Collective. They compiled the best of the best,of cat videos. So funny! Then afterwards, one of the guests “Iammoshow”, a rapper from Portland, who raps about cats, and has 3 rescue kitties that he puts in his videos, was there to perform. He had done a “meet & greet” beforehand, but I missed it. Great performance!  Cat Con 2017 005As I was leaving, a poster caught my eye… Great, another event I gotta go to! …*sigh*

Just joking, I think it’s about time they had an event like this for our doggie pals! Wow, I’d better start saving my money now!

Get Ready For Halloween 2017!

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My favorite holiday soon approaches, and what better way to get ready for it, then by going to a great event that celebrates things all “Halloween”, ScareLA!

I took my niece with me, Victoria (as she loves things as spooky as I do) so off we went to the L.A. Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. We knew we were in our element when the people showing up, were in various stages of dress-up, not just in black attire, I mean costumes, cool t-shirts, hats, even dressed as their favorite spooky character from a film!Scare LA 2017 002

There were some great exhibitors, and my niece even won a couple of free T-shirts! We had fun getting the “bejeezus” scared out of us, doing the “Annabelle:Creation” exhibit, and they emailed us the results (I’m behind the pink ectoplasm)Annabelle2.JPGopy

There was just so much to see, and we had so much fun! I hope you’ll watch the video. Be sure to watch after the credits, “The Rythmn Coffin” will be performing their song, “Zombie Watusi”, thanks everyone and “Happy Halloween!”

“Pop Culture-Cosplayers-Oh My!”

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This was my first trip back to San Diego, in a VERY long time! To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect because, it was also my first trip to the Con ALONE!

I had gone on excursions alone plenty of times, but this was different. It was being alone, far away in San Diego. I asked a friend to go, but at the last minute it wasn’t possible. So there it was, I had to go alone. I couldn’t eat my ticket (too hard to get & too expensive) the only thing holding me back was my fear. So I decided to just “suck it up”, and go.

I was fine when I got to the train station and bought my ticket, but once I boarded, I started getting butterflies in my stomach. “What am I doing?” I asked myself. “What if I end up in the hospital?” Of course all that nonsense went out the door once we got to San Diego.

When I got there though, things started to happen. Being surrounded by all the people, that are into the same things you are, fills you with a sense of comfort and familiarity. As though, “We’re all in together!” My butterflies went away, and miracles of miracles, I began to enjoy myself!  People there were amazing, the vendors were friendly and helpful, and I realized something about myself too… I’m pretty amazing at being alone, and next year if I’m lucky enough to get another ticket to Comic Con (they are VERY hard to come by) I won’t be scared to go alone, I’ll embrace it, because I know what to expect…San Diego Comic Con 2017 035

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“The Sidewalk Is My Canvas”…

Pasadena Chalk Festival

This was the 25th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, and it gets better every year! I had so much fun, and also it was better because last year, it was 105 degrees outside, and this year only 93! Still hot, but okay.

I notice every year, when someone important passes away, they are immortalized in chalk. This year was no different, so there were a few Carrie Fisher drawings, one for her mom Debbie Reynolds, Chris Cornell got a portrait, but the winner of the Grand Prize was a young 16 year old artist (I wish I remembered her name) who drew the amazing portrait of Adam West, T.V.’s “Batman”.

Here are a few other works that I didn’t have room to put in my video that I want to share…Pasadena Chalk Festival 2017 pt2 050

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This was held “Father’s Day” weekend, so there a lot of families there with their kids, and older people, so there was a really good vibe. Everyone was super friendly, and the art work was just stunning! I recommend this event for everyone, because it was a cool day to spend outdoors, and best of all it was free! Enjoy the video!

Games, Games, And More Games!

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I spent three wonderful days, at the craziest event for video games, E3! Any kind of video game you can imagine was here…Role-playing games, shoot-em-up games, fighting games, WWII, games for little kids. You name it, it was here!

My nephew really likes “Mega-Man” (a Capcom legend) So it was great to see some new stuff with this character on it!E3 2017 Tuesday 128

I was really psyched about finding something with “Animal Crossing” , like this stuff…E3 2017 Tuesday 153Being the all around, nerdy fan girl, it was just fun for me to soak up the atmosphere…E3 2017 Tuesday 185E3 2017 wednesday 101

I can honestly say I had the best time ever! I’m saving my nickles and dimes now, to buy a ticket for next year! I hope you enjoy the clips!

 

Video Games Galore!

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My first time back at E3, in a VERY long time, and boy was it crazy (and crowded!)

Lots to see, so many kinds of games, it was tough trying to absorb it all, but I did manage to get some cool video & pictures. I mainly focused on Nintendo for this montage, I’ll get to the other stuff in a bit…not 8bit (video game humor) *YAWN* I know…

Anyway, hope you’ll watch & enjoy it~

It’s All About The Games

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I love all things that have to do with “entertainment”, especially video games! Now, I’m not an expert at those “shoot ’em up” games, but I love Role playing games, the ones that have a quest in them, or just games that have no point to them, other than having fun. You’ll find all of that here (and more) at E3, the electronics expo.

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Last year, I was only able to film outside the venue (as I didn’t have a ticket) However, this year will be different, because now I do! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for me, and now I’ll get to share it with all of you! Stay tuned…

Great Book Store’s Still Exist!

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I had heard of this place for a while now, but I didn’t know where it was. So one day when I had nothing to do, I looked it up and found the address, and decided “This will be the day!”… Boy am I glad I went!

I’ve never been to a book store that had so much imagination, and an air of fun, and not pretentious in the least!

Check out my short video, I hope you enjoy it too…