Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con 2016

This convention was actually called, “Comikaze”, before changing the name. It was still a lot of fun! The after party was amazing as well! My friends, The Library Bards, performed. For those who do not know who they are, they are like Weird Al. They perform geeky/nerdy versions of popular songs. They are awesome! Check them out!

The Flux Capacitors performed amazing covers, including Oingo Boingo’s hit song, Dead Man’s Party. The one and only Jason Paige, who famously sang the first theme song for the English Pokemon series, joined them on stage to sing the Pokemon theme song.

RuPaul’s DragCon 2017

This year was more crowded than last year, but I think that’s good. This convention is growing and I hear that more people brought their children to teach acceptance! Speaking of which, there was a kid’s corner! Kids, as well as a adults, colored in coloring books and a drag queen read some stories to the kids.

VRLA Expo 207

I attended a virtual reality expo and I was surprised to see that one of the keynote speakers would be Justin Roiland, the creator of Rick and Morty. It was hilarious, by the way.

I saw a booth for Facebook 360. Using a Samsung phone and VR goggles, I was looking at what looked like a menu that you would see on a Smart TV screen.

There was some musical VR that I tried out, where you were creating these patterns using different brush strokes with some music playing. There was another booth with music VR that had people playing guitar and drums. I did not try that, but it was interesting to watch.

Since this event took place before Easter, there was a huge booth with this forest setting. People had goggles on that, I’m guessing, showed the locations of the Easter eggs.

Hype VR took you to a few different locations such as Vietnam and a Football field. It was an interesting experience. I couldn’t interact with anything or anyone, but the scenery was nice.

My friend, The Steel Shark, shot video of me at this booth called, Antilatency. It was like a scene from The Matrix. While there wasn’t a big, red couch, there were two chairs, a table with some items, and an old, analog TV. You can view my interaction with it below.

There was a John Wick booth where people ducked for cover in a shootout. That booth was quite fun. It was worth the wait. We even overheard the raffle that we entered to see if we won anything. We didn’t. Here is more footage of me ducking for cover while shooting my enemies.

 

 

NAMM Day 2

I covered the She Rocks Awards and there were a lot of performances! My friend, Victoria Renee, did a cover of, Only Happy When It Rains, by Garbage. Shirley Manson was in attendance to see it as well! A lot of songs that were performed are on a CD called, She Rocks, Vol.1, which was available for purchase at the event (with autographs). It is also available on iTunes and will be available on Amazon!

There were great performances and then there was one last performance by the amazing Lita Ford! She performed the song, Kiss Me Deadly, with other amazing guitarists.

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NAMM 2017

It was my first time attending NAMM, a music convention, and it was awesome! There were a lot of drum vendors, wind instruments, and audio, among others. I walked by John Petrucci, a musician from one of my favorite bands, Dream Theater! I highly recommend them, by the way. They are an amazing Progressive Metal band.

I learned that Randy Blythe, the vocalist from another favorite band of mine, Lamb of God, will be there on Saturday.

I will be back there for Day 2 to continue coverage!

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Nerdbotcon 2016

Friends of mine at Nerdbot held a small convention at the Pasadena Convention Center. It was pretty good for its inception. Since this was a few months before the election, my friend, Loki Hates You, was “running” for president and he had his own pins! He even sings!

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