Geeks on a train

If you ever have a chance to geek-out, don’t hesitate to take it. There is nothing greater, no more pure joy than that.

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Andrew Garfield in his own Spider-Man costume (w/ fanny pack) at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego

I revel in these moments and seek them out, like the recent Harry Potter opening night, yeah it was so wizard 짠내투어 하노이 다운로드.

  • The upcoming iPhone 5 release…already making plans to camp-out at Apple.
  • Obsessing over the upcoming Hobbit movie 말괄량이 삐삐.
  • Even, waking up at 7 am with the dawn patrol to watch the early heats at the US Open of Surfing.

I am the king of geek moments facebook 사진. You will rarely find me in the VIP line or at the trendy spot but every geek moment I own.

Comic Con is definitely one of those moments with so much to enjoy like reading Jon Favreau’s movie premiere diaries, Snow White battles, and the release of new Spider-Man/Batman flicks photoshop cs.

So, if you’re just dying to attend you have to do this: Geeks on a train.

“Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner makes the 128-mile journey from Los Angeles to San Diego in two hours and 45 minutes…Fifty-one weeks a year, the train takes vacationers south to Sea World or north to Universal Studios 솔라리스 패치 다운로드. For one weekend in July, though, boarding the Pacific Surfliner is as close as you can come to climbing into the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross Platform 9¾.”

Then you get on the train…

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It sounds like geek dream heaven to me. If things work out next year I will be on this train and I hope to see you there.

Comic-Con Turns Geeks into Hollywood Kingmakers

“Everything I learned about the movie business I learned at Comic-Con.”

Jon Favreau

Walking around San Diego for the 2011 Comic Con is an experience like no other 다운로드. It combines the crowds and energy of SXSW with the geekiness of opening night at Harry Potter.

There are costumes galore with (my favorite) girls as sexy evil villains, stormtroopers, ghostbusters, goths, and geeks — and it’s, in a word, awesome 다운로드.

You can buy comic book art, comic books, legendary toys, video games, and mingle like it’s nerd cocktail hour.

The big deal, though, is Hollywood 다운로드. The industry has taken over the event. Every celebrity actor, director, agent, and writer shows up. This year Steven Speilberg and Peter Jackson wowed a Con audience with a dual-appearance 스키 사파리 다운로드. They spend millions on everything from sneak peek trailers, to gigantic booths and exclusive parties.

And, we love it.

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It’s a personal account from Jon Favreau, the actor (Swingers, PCU) and writer/director (Elf, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens), on his experiences of both bombing and killing it 다운로드.

He gives some insight into how movies have intersected with this Con and turned the geeks into king-makers.

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read the full article at The Hollywood Reporter

Nerd Culture Dominates the World

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In an interesting twist, Amy was asked to do an interview for a special feature on science and technology for Brazilian television (TV Globo). The topic was nerd culture in America Centos linux download.

We both loved talking with Brazilians about “The Social Network” and especially Luiz’s interview style. The title of the segment was: Cultura nerd domina o mundo nos anos 2000 항아리게임 pc 다운로드.

Check Amy out starting at 15:26: