We missed the parade, and even worried that the celebration might be winding down. Luckily it turned out that the celebration was not even slowing. Confetti cannons continued to fire, gathering so much on the ground that children were playing in it like snow. Confetti angles, confetti ball fights, there were even some industrious youths that managed to relaunch a massive pile back into the air and onto the heads of celebrants. Amazing food, performers, music and art. Not to mention the typical chinatown fair. I watched performances by dragon dancers, contortionists, martial artists, traditional chinese music as well as contemporary chinese pop music. It was a great way to bring in the year of the Boar!
Amazing art was on display prominently featuring Stan. The honors kept coming. The army provided a color guard with taps. Celebrity panels and pre-recorded messages from people across the spectrum of entertainment media. Even the mayor of Los Angeles presented POW Entertainment with a specially produced key to the city. The documentary and other videos offered incredible insight into the history of Stan and his many many creative endeavors. I probably watched 45 minutes of Stan Lee cameos. In fact, I am grateful that I had watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before coming to this event. I teared up during Stan’s particularly moving cameo. I doubt it would have had the same impact seen out of context. I met many incredible people. From fans to speakers and even the event staff were all comic (or comic based movie) lovers. This was an experience I will never forget.
This is an amazing crowd. Everyone here was inspired by the worlds and characters created by Stan. Many have even made careers out of his creations. More.
When a colleague offered me a great price to buy his barely used Monoprice Maker Select V2 , I was instantly transported into the future. No more waiting for amazon deliveries, now i can download things straight into reality from the inerwebz! Well, that’s almost what happened.
The learning curve was not as steep as i expected. my 3rd print was actually perfect; or would have been if i hadn’t run out of filament. Funny story… i inherited with the printer a 1Kg spool of PLA. Unfortunately, the Monoprice Maker Select’s included spool holder doesn’t support large spools like this one. So I had to maintain the slack on the spool or break off pieces for prints. That is no way to live. The very next pint was of course was Maker Select V2 Spool Holder Mod by toastedsilicon
I met a pile of incredible people. Bought some amazing toys (for science), some i’ve even got working. Saw some talks and demos. Talked to some of my heroes and listened to even more. I saw Ladar Levison talk about epoxying your ports and adding thermite to your hard drives. I played with the ECU of a fake car! now i just have finish building the DarkNet Badge! enjoy my pictures. The hat data is still being analyzed. I’ll try to build something out of it eventually.
The eBook version of a project I have been helping with is now available for purchase. Stan Lee’s Love Story: as told by daughter JC Lee! This is an incredible insight into the life and love of Stan and Joan Lee. A collection of photographs and memories compiled by their only daughter JC. It is already available on Amazon (iBook coming soon). Amazon just pulls its samples from the beginning of the book, so I decided to include a few pages to give you a better idea of what you can expect. So hard to choose. So many candid photos invites the fans to share this intimate view into their private family live.
i found this piece downtown. makes me want to make something better.
On this day in 1987 Steve Wilhite while working at CompuServe developed the GIF format. Thanks to the internet and the fact that internet speeds continue to accelerate they have become the defacto animation format. Hooray! It is importent to point out that although the GIF is 30 years old today, the animated version that we are so familiar with did not become available until 1989. Don’t tell me how to pronounce it. Enjoy my collection.
Happy 3-14! I made the above image with Pixar Typestry in the 90s. (that’s history man!) Celebrate this momentous day by using circles and/or curves in your daily life.