Alien Con Baltimore Nov 09-11 2018

[November 09 through 11, 2018 Baltimore, MD, US]

Alien-Con. Had to get a picture with the quintessential live meme, Giorgio Tsoukalos, in person. I have succeeded in my mission. Everything else was just extras. I actually only went to the special panel for premium pass holders (was not worth it at all, the producer of the show yakked over half the time) and went to see Clara Oswald (Doctor Who) played by Jenna Coleman.

Dear Alien Con staff: “We didn’t pay extra to here some fat ass producer that no one knows about, to sit in the middle of the panel an usurp the show. We wanted to hear all of the “in front of camera” people, not for the “below the line” people. Got it? I am below the line myself and I don’t sit on panels where the actors and actresses are! Get a hint, it’s not about you, it’s about the celebrities in front of the camera! People left. Mad. Very mad! And – one woman was screaming at staff after the joke of a special for what a rip-off that ‘extra’ pass was. Please don’t do that again. Dear attendees – if you are going to LA (or Baltimore again next year), just get the normal passes! You would be way happier! And you get the same info and panelists throughout the event. No need to pay ridiculous prices to see a fat ass producer talk over the celebrities. Okay, end of rant.

So, other than paying too much, the rest of the event was great 🙂 Click on the pic or link below to see the pics:


Alien Con Baltimore Nov 09-11 2018

Adventure with Ann, Ed, and Kathy in Alexandria, VA

[September 14 through 16, 2018 Alexandria, VA, US]

So, I invited Ann from Chicago to go with my regular irregulars, Ed and Kathy, for another Ed and Kathy plus Ann Adventure.

It was a dark and gloomy day. Rain and all, but Ann and I went onto the Potomac in a boat from Alexandria, Va to Georgetown and back. And made it to the Chart House and met up with Ed and Kathy for a great dinner. SO the pictures are mostly from the boat ride. Ann and Kathy went to trekking the Capitol and area the following day – but I wasn’t there, so no pictures. (I’ll ask Kathy and ask her if I can post some here…) SO here are all the other pics, plus one shot of my food and one shot of Ann, Ed and Kathy -the others were fuzzy, so one each of those. I’ll shoot off more pics at these events since it seems out-of-focus is more than in-focus… So here are the pics (click on pic or the link below):


Adventure with Ann, Ed, and Kathy

To London in Premium Economy on British Airways Boeing 777

[23-May-2018 to 29-May-2018, London, England, US]

Part One – British Airways Boeing 777

Okay, On one of my many trips to London, I decided to do two things. Fly on a British Airways 777 and get the “Premium Economy” seats. Well, it was an older Boeing 777 cabin but, oh well, I tried. The seats are wider than economy and a little bit more legroom. Got a glass of sparkling wine, which was a good start.

But… but. When the food arrived, they served it in wrappers! Are they telling me even though I paid for “PREMIUM” Economy (in British Airways parlance, that would be “World Traveler” class) they want to subtly remind you you are in premium “ECONOMY? Fine, I will sulk in my seat drinking my mini bottle of wine… 🙂

Part Two – MCM ExCel London Comic Con May 2018

So the whole point of this trip was to go volunteer at the “MCM ExCel London Comic Con”. Yes, I flew all the way from the United States to just volunteer at the MCM Comic Con. Yep. I know, words fail you. It’s okay, I had a blast. Of course I went to my favorite pub, the Sherlock Holmes by Charing Cross, then headed over to ExCel London.

I woke up and looked out the window and the lines were forming already. I better go get breakfast and start my trek over there… Sorry, I only took uninteresting photos of the convention hall inside. Two, to be exact. (I was volunteering there all day as it were, if you recall…) Sorry again. I was posting this more on the fine British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveler Premium Economy flight experience. =cough=

So, unlike my usual self, there aren’t many pics at all, sorry about that – click on the link below:

To London in Premium Economy on British Airways Boeing 777