Wondercon 2016 Pictures! At long last

Wondercon 2016 - be3n stormtroopers

The convention ended weeks ago.  I Finally got all my pictures sorted (as well as my dad’s).  These are a few of my favorites.  enjoy.  I had a blast and as usual, the costumes were amazing.  Thanks to my wife and my dad for making this happen and sharing your pictures.  Huge thanks to everyone at Wondercon and especially everyone in costume (please send me links and i will happily include them here).   See you next year!

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Surprise visit from Nathan Fillion to my living room!

be3n with Nathan Fillion

Even Captan Hammer needs tech support! I am always delighted to be awesome in the presence of someone who’s work i respect and admire.  My wife was furious as soon as she recovered from the shock of it!  She asked me to help tidy, not two hours earlier.  I am a master procrastinator where cleaning is concerned.  “Lets just watch TV instead,” I said. This may have hurt those efforts for years to come.

Apple announces small changes that signify an exciting direction!

Apple Announcement 2015Apple’s big announcement today turned out to be more small enhancements that add up to exciting developments.  First off the rundown, iPhone 6s/6s Plus hits stores the 25th.  Faster, better camera, haptic feedback, force touch, and rose gold.  New iPad Pro with 2732‑by‑2048 12.9″ screen, a keyboard case, and a stylus!  Hits stores November. (also a new iPad Mini)  The Apple TV, got a complete rebuild with amazing looking features, but no delivery date.  Also some new Watch styles and bands or whatever.

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Wondercon 2015 Photos! 

Crowds & Food Trucks

First time at Wondercon, I had a great time.  Hilariously interesting panels, friendly people and amazing costumes.  Food trucks for miles supplemented the usual con food.  Similar to Comic Con in spirit, but not in scope.  Wondercon lacked the sweltering crowds and with them, much of the lines.  This more intimate setting afforded more direct fan interaction.  I saw creators hugging fans and levels of joy and enthusiasm that could almost approximate wonder.

…And there were robots.
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R2-D2K-9 at Wondercon
 

ComicCon 2014 is done and we had a blast!

ComicCon 2014 Costume be3n Chewbacca Bath RobeOur visit to San Diego is over, but the memories live on. I usually post as I go, but the cell service was so atrocious at the convention center, I couldn’t do any more then text from the convention floor. Here are some of my pics.  I think i’ll start with the bath robe I almost bought.  It was luxuriously soft and made me look like my favorite Wookie.

This year I explored the free open to all NerdHQ that was set up at Petco Park.  it was pretty cool with lots of video game demos, panels,  and other neat stuff.  Some of the neatest was a display from Stupid Buddy Studios the stop motion guys who bring us Robot Chicken, among many other fun projects.

This guy actually controls the camera setup during the shoots with this modified Nintendo Power Glove. Love the retooled retro cool.  I also learned about the culture of their office.  It is themed like a scout troupe complete with patches awarded for projects completed and woodland wall paper in their LA offices.  See some of the patches sewn into uniform shirts reminiscent of brownie uniforms of the 80s.

Comic Con 2014 NerdHQ Robot Chicken Production Patches

Comic Con 2014 NerdHQ Robot Chicken Power Glove

Comic Con 2014 NerdHQ Robot Chicken Set

ComicCon 2014 Convention Center Mariot

Comic Con 2014 Creature CreationComic Con 2014 Costume SkeletorComic Con 2014 Costume Tim Burtons Mad Hatter Queen Of HeartsComic Con 2014 Costume Zombie PrincessComic Con 2014 NerdHQ Set be3n climb buildingComic Con 2014 Local Cafe Tip War Marvel Vs DC

 

Of course I love it when the locals get in on the fun. See the ingenious technique used by a local cafe to get extra tips.  (DC was killing it)

Even Samsung had an amazing superhero inspired display made of their amazing devices.  Last, but certainly not least. . . Huge Thanks to Jenn!

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Comic Con 2014 Samsung Lounge

 

Comic Con 2014 Costume Dr Octopus