Matt O'Connell | May 25, 2012
Today’s line-up of weekend events are made of the type of fun & exciting stuff that will actually make it feel like a weekend. We’ve got music, comics, wine, games, chocolate, grilling and more.
We’ll start the festivities down in Houston, where Comicpalooza lights up the hearts of geeks for the next three days. They’ll dive into anime, horror, gaming, fantasy and all the comic-con staples. Fun fact; this event was started in 2008 to coincide with the release of The Dark Knight, so you know they’ve got good taste!
If you’re down in Texas and your tastes are a little more refined, or maybe just a little more local, you’ve got the option of checking out the Austin Wine & Music Festival. This yearly celebration boasts a bunch of local bands, local brews (yes, beer is involved) and more. Salud!
Sounds like those weekend warriors in Vegas have a kick-ass time in store for them (for once, fun in Vegas!). The Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival gets started today, featuring some pretty high profile groups. Yes, there will be bowling but the organizers want there to be no mistakes: this festival is all about PUNK and ROCK. Among 35+ other groups, Rancid, NOFX and Pennywise will be performing.
It’s time for ChocolateFest! Get a taste of that rich & creamy goodness in Burlington, WI alongside 30,000 other choco-craving attendees and maybe play some games or make some new confectionary friends while you’re there.
I promised you games, and Gamex delivers on my behalf. This event delivers a spread of gamey goodness, appearing focusing on the tactile fun of cards & board games for the most part.
And finally, it wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a Barbecue. The Montana Master Grillers event takes the art of grilling pretty damn seriously, exploiting the culinary skill of master grill chefs and filling your tummy with yummy, yummy meats.
I love cats, but this lady in Israel who has 550 cats… is on a whole different level.
In Space news: Russia is planning on going to the moon and staying there. Well, they better not touch the exhibits. NASA released a document providing suggested guidelines for any future moon-travelers which prohibits them from messing with the stuff we’ve left sitting up there. I suppose that’s a nice preemptive move, but it seems like their time could be better spent… NASA seems to be at a pretty good standstill, so it’s good to hear that other countries are stepping up with this going back to the Moon business.
Hilarious Mystery Link! Happy Memorial Day!
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.