Janelle’s Lessons From the Mother Ship
If you read my column consistently, you know we take our children everywhere and conventions are no exception. We enjoy sharing these experiences with our children and believe they are instrumental to their development in many ways, providing both fun and education and plan to continue to share these experiences with them for the duration of their childhood.
Some parents want to take their entire families to a convention, but have obligations like attending panels, networking, hosting events, interviewing attendees, or sitting through celebrity events on the exhibit floor and taking children along for these types of events can be arduous at best and down right miserable, leading to impossible at worst. Hours upon hours of standing in lines and fighting vicious crowds to get the shot you need, the interview you need, the exclusive action figure you need… it can be brutal.
ComicCon has your solution and before you immediately raise your hand against the notion of ever allowing your child to leave your side in this type of atmosphere, let me just tell you about this place.
**Updates on this story have been added at the bottom**
As many have already heard, a 20 year old adult student from Yucaipa, California has demanded four books on her English 250 reading list be given a warning for “adult content” and even banned from the curriculum and school bookstore.
The books on the student’s chopping block are as follows;
“Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel
“Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1” by Brian Vaughan
“The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House” by Neil Gaiman
“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi.
I have a problem with that. Continue reading
“Take your kids to the Star Wars convention”, they said!
“They’ll have FUN”, they said!
The internet just blew up and everyone is freaking out- I’ve seen the statement (or one similar to it) “You’ve got to be joking” about 15 times in the last hour. Continue reading
We got them dressed.
Or what we would find when we got there… Continue reading
CALLING ALL STAR WARS FANS!!! There is an awesome opportunity to be part of the creation of a new toy experience that I am SURE every geek I know will want to get in on!
Do you want to be part of an amazing new Uncle Milton Star Wars toy? Do you want your vast knowledge of the Star Wars universe to be immortalized forever in a toy that will be played with for generations of younglings, and their masters, to come?
Go to the 20Q website and play the Star Wars 20 questions game. It’s that easy! Share your knowledge to help create the Star Wars Holocron toy’s artificial intelligence! -That’s right, a piece of YOUR BRAIN could help create an AI toy. You will live forever in the form of your mighty brain full of geek wisdom!
Below is the official statement with a sneak-peek of the toy’s design. Check it out and GO PLAY!
“STAR WARS FANS BEING ASKED TO TEST JEDI KNOWLEDGE AGAINST THE FORMIDABLE 20Q ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE! GO TO http://starwars.20q.net/play AND PLAY!!!
Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q®, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q®. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Star Wars fans are encouraged to visithttp://starwars.20q.net/play and start playing the game! Think of any being, location, or technology based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q® will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015.”
I will also be stopping by their booth during Star Wars Celebration 2015 to talk to them about this exciting new product. I will post updates, interviews and photos, too!
If you have questions about this toy or any of their products, please post them here so I can ask them, but if you are going, don’t forget to stop by and check them out in person!!
May the speed of The Flash be with your router
And it’s strength of connection be as the Bifrost bridge
May the powers of Longshot and Domino be with you
That the powers of probability be shifted to you
May the Goblin King reorder time
That the wait with the spinning blue circle not lull you into madness
May your workspace be as Mars to Dr, Manhattan
And your mind by as Jean Gray’s to keep everyone away
May the stars align, the distractions fade, the children stay quiet and the animals be calm
May the phone stay silent and the workload blessedly grind to a halt
May you see the worlds “Congratulations”! And leave the “We’re Sorry” for another
Blessed is the power of the Epic Waiting Room
May it’s favor shine upon you and give you all you desire
At long last, I found a show for my kids that I totally, completely, 100% adore and fully approve of and it’s totally for parents like us!!
Crazy, right?! It’s called “Niko and the Sword of Light”, so far only has a pilot episode out and can currently only be seen on Amazon Prime.
Now, as part 3 in the “Toxic Television” series, I’m covering the shows we love. You’ll see there are many more great shows than there are toxic shows, so that’s reassuring in the grand scheme of things, for sure! Continue reading