Matt O'Connell | May 30, 2012
Welcome to the end of May. Where did it go? Who cares. We’re better off without it. These awesome events and sexy tidbits of news ought to help you celebrate the onset of June, which everybody knows is way cooler than May. I mean, c’mon.
Let’s pretend wizards are part of pop culture for a moment and take a look at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, where thousands of four-eyed fans will converge upon the convention center to geek all over their favorite fanboy obsessions. This is four days of anime, comic books, wrestling, horror, manga, art, MMA, TV, gaming, collectibles, sci fi, video games and more. I just got an image in my head of an MMA guy sitting down to a game of Magic: The Gathering with a professional wrestler while crowds of people place high stakes bets on the outcome. I really hope that happens.
On the more practical side of life, London is hosting today’s Data Virtualization for Agile Businesses Intelligence Systems conference, which aims to squeeze as many syllables into the title of their event as possible. As a secondary objective, they intend to educate attendees on the advantages and applications of data virtualization systems.
After a successful launch last year, the CRN Virtual Expo returns with its Spring edition. Thousands of vendors will flood the virtual event with web and video-based presentations representing the latest & neatest in the IT sector.
InnoCos Europe is the place to be for the latest news on product development and innovation in the cosmetics industry, which will dive right into the practices that keep you on top of global trends and how to react to an increasingly digital marketplace. Someday we’ll have digital makeup that changes upon request like in some movie I saw once.
The PeSA Internet Conference has arrived to help out the online retailers of Australia, proposing practical, actionable solutions to meeting the demands of selling your wares online. Their aim is to provide hands-on assistance and forgo all that lame theory & rhetoric you’ll find just about anywhere else.
One of the benefits to the ubiquitousness of connectivity and the multiple social platforms to engage one another online is the ability for a business to harness each and every minute of their employee’s time. Advanced Intranet & Portals 2012 in Amsterdam is dedicated to helping you implement this practice over an intensive 2-day event.
Did you know that you can control the plot of a movie with your mind? Also you can play games and stuff, and make things levitate. Yes, friends, we are living in the future.
Speaking of which, we are getting closer and closer every day to harvesting the infinite resource of quantum technology. This time, it’s a teenager in Egypt providing a breakthrough that may allow us to use quantum particles to propel spaceships without a drop of fuel.
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.