I'm a travel writer, speaker, and artist focused on the offbeat - especially Haunted Attractions, Dark Rides, Immersive Theater, and Theme Parks. I love Horror Films, Heavy Metal, and random girly things.
Guys, I am getting killed with work and was home sick today. This is a lot less glamorous than it looks! Last weekend we traveled to Maryland to do a photo shoot for The Baltimore Sun. (Re)Generation Who will be the featured event of the weekend edition – on the cover of it no less! This is a huge honor. Many are calling this the “hottest new event of the year”. I’m humbled. We are working so hard to make this amazing and I feel that we’ve done some awesome work.
Thank you all for your support. It’s because of you that this is happening. I will use this for Good and I will make you proud.
They kept wanting me to make psychotic faces. I am sure this has a chance of being embarrassing to some extent. LOL. I’m OK with it. You can see this on Friday, March 27, 2015 if you get a copy of The Baltimore Sun. If you come to (Re)Generation Who and have an extra copy I am sure many of my staff would like one as a keepsake! It will be online shortly before that.
Here are some behind the scenes shots from the shoot:
I never had the honor of working with Mr. Nimoy. Still it feels like I have lost a family member.
When I was little Star Trek was very dear to me. The 3 day marathon being one of the highlights of my Summer. As I grew up, the ideas of optimism and discovery led me to be active in my local science center. It was through the lens of Star Trek that I stubbornly viewed the world. Even though I knew the reality of daily life was far different – it gave me hope that one day we could have had people of all shapes, sizes, and colors on a starship exploring the unknown.
Mr. Nimoy’s work not only dared us to dream and to hold onto that Star Trek optimism, but he also challenged us to think about people who may have a very different way of thinking and acting than we do.
And that was cool. Spock was as different as you could be from the other members of Starfleet, but he also was one of the coolest.
I think that many of us who did not fit in appreciated that message.
It is today that we as fans are saddened, but at the same time we must know that Mr. Nimoy’s work touched so many. I have never been happier to be a geek. I think that’s the first time I have referred to myself as a “geek”. I’ve often dismissed the term as a Marketing construct that has been imposed on fans to suit headlines. Today I’ll own it. As I look around and see all of my fellow fans equally saddened I know 2 things:
1. You understand me.
2. You are My People.
Mr. Nimoy had a large role in bringing so many people together. So let’s try not to be sad. Let’s try to live life as he would have wanted. Let’s hold on to that optimism and show his work to the next generation. The impact of Mr. Nimoy’s work will never die. His legacy will Live Long and Prosper.
Please be sure to look for the (Re)Generation Who table at each of these cons and say hello to our staff! They will usually know where I am. Your odds of meeting me are higher at Katsucon since I will be there for 2 days.
If you have Doctor Who cosplay on, we will be looking for you to photograph you and feature you on our site and facebook page.
I have been extremely busy. Not only am I managing 2 conventions at once and working on a book, but I am also starting a new job this week – and we had a snow day, just to make it all that much more interesting.
We had the opportunity to go on Who’s Talking and talk about Doctor Who conventions, and of course share some secret info about what we have planned and not yet announced regarding (Re)Generation Who. you’ll have to listen to hear us spill the beans.
“The team behind the new Maryland-based DOCTOR WHO convention, (RE)GENERATION WHO, join Scott and Arnold for a chat about how to bring an event together when you have all of time and space as your subject!”