The annual No Pants Metro Ride took place in Los Angeles on January 7th. Participants forgot to bring their pants, which is understandable.
I went to the North Hollywood Station and got some traditional photos of a friend walking to the gathering. It was interesting overhearing other people talking to each other or on the phone about what they were witnessing. Scandalous, right?
For anyone who does not know, it is recommended that you purchase a Metro Day Pass on your TAP card ($7 for a Day Pass and $8 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass).
We headed downstairs to the Red Line to go to Union Station. We met with other groups, talk amongst ourselves, local commuters who were amused by what they saw, took photos, and then headed off to Downtown Santa Monica.
We went to Tongva Park where we took photos and the organizers had some words for us about the location of the after-party.
We walked in all of our pantsless glory to the Ma’Kai Lounge to debrief, party and have drinks. I always look forward to this event and I love forgetting to bring some pants. It’s all in good fun and comedy. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new participants next year!
It was my first time attending the second annual Beach-Con in Huntington Beach, Ca. It is not quite a convention, but it is a fun cosplay gathering. There is good friends, new people to meet, food and drinks, photo shoots, and a dip in the ocean.
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.
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!