Matt O'Connell | May 11, 2012
Some big news coming to you via the Hound-Up today. For starters; we’re not all going to die imminently. Eventually, yeah… sorry. But in the meantime, you can enjoy some fun and fuzzy events and maybe even pick up some new toys to help you extract every little ounce of joy out of your weekend.
This weekend in Vienna, European businesses will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in green technology at greenEXPO EUROPE, which covers the bases of sustainability in business.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more fluffy and adorable, you do have the option of jetting over to the UK for the London Pet Show. There’s a wide range of exciting animals to check out which dip into the exotic and aquatic while of course offering the mandatory kittens and pups.
For your Sunday, you lucky Englanders also have the option of shooting out to Warwickshire for the Rugby Vintage Toy Fair and picking up some nostalgic collectibles from your favorite vendors.
The Asbury Park Comic Con takes hold of a bowling alley/bar right on the historic Jersey boardwalk that spawned Bruce Springsteen’s career in the 1970′s. The Comic Con is starting as a modest event, but hopes to gain steam as things move forward.
Speaking of comics, the Summit City Comic Con ignites in Indiana tomorrow. This one boasts a strong local & community involvement while also celebrating the legacy of all that is dorky.
New Yorkers interested in the art of cover-up have a chance to discover the latest techniques and products at the Makeup Show on Sunday, which features workshops and hands-on seminars alongside the top suppliers.
As we approach the 2012 Doomsday foretold by the Mayans, archaeologists are hard at work discovering stuff that completely disproves the ridiculous theory that that was ever actually the case. Just in time to put our fears to rest, they have discovered a room which was used by the ancient civilization to make their astronomical calculations. The discovery implies we have plenty of time left on this planet to continue to destroy it, create strange art based on pop culture memes, and perfect our recipe for peppermint brownies.
The Beatles were wrong: money can buy me love. Facebook is testing a new feature to build some monetization into the site which allows you to pay money to prioritize your posts. In case you’re wondering if it’s worth it; yes, I am really dying to see a picture of what you made for dinner.
We’ll see you on Monday!
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.