Matt O'Connell | Feb 02, 2012
There’s a smattering of fun events to introduce you to today, covering everything from Yoga to the Taboo. Generally speaking, it’s a good time of year to explore film festivals, auto shows and social media conferences, because we’re rolling in that stuff and there’s plenty more on the approach.
The Northeast International Auto Show gathers car enthusiasts and shows off all the latest in auto technology in Providence.
Speaking of gatherings, the Magic: The Gathering Pro Dark Tour Assencion event begins today in Hawaii and rages on for the next ten days. These party animals will be involved in an intense set of Magic tournaments that will allow each player to see how they rank internationally.
World renowned Yoga instructors are convening on Jamaica today for the Caribbean Yoga Conference.
If you’re in the Long Beach area, there’s a well known Collectibles Expo kicking off today. This event is a big draw for aficionados of coin and stamp collecting.
We reported on a Taboo Festival a few months ago, and this travelling exhibition is now popping up in Winnipeg. Their “Naughty but Nice Show” offers a glimpse into the Taboo, including all sorts of adult play things, classes, lectures, etc. Supposedly it’s a good time geared towards those who are looking to become a little more adventurous in their sex life.
The 14th Annual SF IndieFest begins its two week stint in one week. The opening night features a “Spinal Tap Tribute/Opening Night Party.” I’m not sure exactly what that means, but I’m sure it’ll go to eleven. Going forward, the festival has a lot of cool indie flicks, animated shorts and fun stuff, so if you’re in the Bay Area you should consider swinging on by. Passes aren’t any more expensive than seeing a handful of flicks at the AMC; for $50 you get to see five films.
You can’t make two clicks on the world wide web these days without finding more coverage of Facebook’s upcoming IPO. Here’s a very succinct summary of the story: Damn, those guys are gonna make a killing.
Google is now +100 million members in its new hangout. That’s a paltry number compared to Facebook’s 800 million+, but it’s only gonna go up from there. I wonder why Google doesn’t just buy the majority share in Facebook when they go public, so they can officially own absolutely everything?
Some guys in New York City had the fun idea of freaking everybody out by making it look like there were people flying over the city. Makes for a decent Youtube video.
This crazy piece of installation art gets filed under very, very cool.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.