Matt O'Connell | Mar 30, 2012
The Abilities Expo is an exposition of all things that support, educate and inspire persons with disabilities and their families, friends, caregivers, healthcare professionals, etc. It’s a day of appreciation and advancement for everyone in the industry. In addition to showcasing latest technologies, they’ll also be hosting a spread of events including a dance competition and adaptive sports games.
Over in Dallas, the CREST Expo gets underway today. This event has surprisingly little to do with toothpaste, instead focusing on the health and vitality of the real estate world.
The premiere comic book and pop culture convention of the Pacific Northwest hits Seattle today. Emerald City ComiCon boasts a very deep lineup of special guests who have all made a dent in the comic book industry, and is sure to have some equally neat attendees.
The Festivals of Speed sounds like an event designed for adrenaline junkies, but from the looks of it, these junkies are going to be enjoying a unique spread of highly exotic vehicles, lavish receptions, cocktails and wine tastings. Maybe this is where James Bond finds his new vehicle of choice. You can get your Speed on this weekend in St. Petersburg in high class and gorgeous weather.
What better place for networking than among fans of well-crafted whiskies who are already a little bit buzzed? Plus, I mean, c’mon. Why wouldn’t you hit up the Whiskies of the World Expo? AmIright?
Not that Las Vegas is a stranger to fun, but this Extreme Things Sports & Music Festival sounds like its designed to be a blast. Plus, it has a cool poster.
Anonymous, the political hacktivist group, had some big plans for this weekend. Or did they? Tweets on the twittersphere indicated they may have had plans to shut down the internet this weekend. Since that would be just plain mean, it looks like they’re backing off. If it was ever their plan to begin with.
The Mega Millions Jackpot has ballooned to a number so crazy that its usually reserved for the budgets of Michael Bay movies. Currently at $640 million, I think I might have to buy a dozen tickets just so I have an excuse to spend the day fantasizing about what I would do with that much cash.
Even as a mid-level nerd, I’m pretty excited about the Smithsonian’s new exhibit, which finally honors the heritage of Video Games. A life-size Ms. Pac Man was even on hand to open the new exhibit.
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.