Matt O'Connell | Feb 20, 2012
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday so I guess that makes this Anticipation Monday. Folks in New Orleans are gearing up for the biggest party of the year, but the rest of us are most likely just starting off another exciting week of work. Or maybe you’re lounging around the house, enjoying a paid holiday (thanks, Presidents!). Or maybe you’re totally psyched about one of these awesome conferences that start up today!
Sci Fi Fans rejoice; it’s another opportunity to experience one of television’s longest-running shows first hand. Doctor Who Experience in London gives fans an interactive walk-through that puts them in the heart of the action. I wish I was a fan of this show so I could attend. Alternatively, I wish they had “experiences” like this for shows that I got hooked on, but I suppose a MacGyver walk-through might not hold as many possibilities. Now that I think about it, giving throngs of visitors the opportunity to play with duct tape and Swiss Army knives may not be the best idea.
Also hitting the UK today is SES London, a search marketing conference that helps attendees optimize their website utilizing keywords to engage and convert their visitors.
The International Wireless Communications Expo descends upon Las Vegas, occupying the convention center for most of the week. Packed with exhibitions, networking opportunities and the newest technology, IWCE draws a huge tech crowd each year.
Innovation Takes Root is described as a global collaborative event that will intersect industry with imagination. A focus on biopolymers and Inego blends (don’t ask me) puts the spotlight on durable and green material development.
Thousands of Ocean Experts are gathering in Salt Lake City for the Ocean Sciences Meeting, which collects a wide range of expertise to discuss everything Ocean, and, I presume, expand the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. If anybody can find her, it’s these fellas.
I’m sure this latest meme that’s sweeping the nation has crossed your screen once or twice. I’m talking about the “What ‘X’ Thinks I Do” profession breakdown. Mashable hopped on it and compiled a dozen or so of the better ones. I think they missed a few goodies, but this will catch you up if you’ve fallen behind on your meming.
This article sheds some light on some questionable decisions Academy Award voters have made over the years. If they are so lacking in diversity now, I have to imagine they had absolutely no women or people of color for many, many years. Maybe this is partially bunk. Or maybe it finally explains why Ordinary People won Best Picture.
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.