SDCC 2015: Where to Find Me!

In less than 48 hours, many of us will be on our way to the biggest geek event of the year: San Diego Comic-Con. I’m delighted to count myself among the masses of press that will be covering the show – alongside the incredible team at Moviepilot, I’ll be on the ground, bringing you a new look at the culture behind Comic-Con along with some incredible exclusives. But, outside of work, there’s one major thing I’d love to be able to accomplish: meeting new and old friends at the show! Here’s a quick rundown of the public events that you can find me at during the show, outside of the hurried hallway hugs that so many of us end up having.

Wednesday

Game of Bloggers

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9p-12a at the patio & bar of the Dragon’s Den (315 10th Avenue)
Cost: Free

On top of checking out preview night, I’m ecstatic to be part of Crazy 4 Comic-Con‘s Game of Bloggers party, where I’ll be representing Moviepilot! Come meet some of the coolest people in media, geek culture and more at this free event.

Thursday

HerUniverse Fashion Show

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6-8PM, Grand Manchester Hyatt Ballroom

I’m so excited to cover this year’s HerUniverse fashion show, and I can’t wait to see what my wallet will be aching from when Ashley’s newest pieces hit the runway. If you’re there, drop me a message so that we can meet up afterward!

Boom! Comics Party

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9PM-Close, Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar, OPEN TO ALL

While most of the evening events I’ll be attending this year are invite-only and secret, this awesome party from BOOM is open to all! BOOM threw one of my favorite events last year, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for fans in 2015.

Friday

Fashionably Nerdy Cocktail Hour

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5-6PM, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Grand Lobby Bar – More Details

With more sponsors than you can shake a cute Star Wars bangle at, Geek Chic TV‘s event is one that you just cannot miss. Join the brilliant minds behind this awesome and fast-growing new channel focused on the fashion behind geek culture, and marvel at the inevitable sea of cute outfits!

Outside of these, I’ll be attending several lovely parties thrown by some of the top names in entertainment, as well as visiting offsites such as Adult Swim on the Green, The Walking Dead Escape, Nerd HQ and much more! If you’re looking to meet up, please follow me on twitter or check out my facebook page for updates from the convention! What do you have planned for Comic-Con? Let me know below in the comments!

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2014 in Clips: Star Wars Live Read, SDCC/NYCC, YouTube Parties & more!

There were a lot of vlogs that just didn’t get made in 2014 because I was so very busy – and now you’ll see why! Here are assorted clips from some of the events that I neglected to really vlog about.

I’ll make an official announcement next week, but from here on out, I’ll be uploading a new vlog every Tuesday morning. Part of my resolutions involve being more active and productive, so this is just one notch in the belt.

All clips are mine! :D
Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner.

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Playlist: New York City Heart

I’m about to travel again, which means it’s time for another playlist! This time around, it’s all about the city that stole my heart: New York, New York.

I’m headed east for New York Comic Con and a short stay next week. I’m ecstatic! It’s been over three years since I last set foot in NYC, and that’s far too long for anyone to be away from it in my opinion. This city took me in and helped me grow up in a very, very short amount of time, when I really needed it. I learned almost all of the lessons that have so far benefitted me as an adult while I was living in Brooklyn. I learned to be confident, headstrong, and goal-driven: qualities that are required for survival in the big city. That’s probably a little daunting, sure, but I always thought of it as a challenge.

NYC is like the parent that gives you almost all the tools you need to succeed in life and says, “do what you want with this.”

This playlist examines my favorite things about NYC: The commute, the freedom, the weather (seasons!) the individuality, the adventure and the immediate hometown feeling of the city I once called home. The playlist features several different artists that led music revivals and movements in NYC, along with songs about the city, and songs that I feel reflect the city very well.

In related news: I’m going to New York Comic-Con, everybody! I’ll be there on behalf of Moviepilot, hitting the con floor to cover all of the action over the weekend. I’m also part of a wonderful panel on Sunday called Women in Geek Media: Supergirls on a Mission, which is a panel comprised of successful young women from several areas of geek media (journalism, animation, production) who will share their stories, challenges, victories, and advice for up-and-coming creators. It’s on Sunday the 12th at 4:15PM in room 1A1B.

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Is there a city that holds your heart? I’d love to know about everyone’s experiences in NYC or their favorite city, so let’s get mushy about it in the comments!

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