Thursday, June 22, 2017

Museum of Ice Cream - Sweet Magical Goodness!


Oh my god, I'm so glad I got to hear and get tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream!! They sold out so fast!! I was lucky enough to be able to get tickets for the same day we had our Scum and Villainy Cantina reservation so we would only have to make one trip to Southern California, not that I mind multiple trips but had to make it reasonable right now.

Our entry was at 11am and since our Megabus got in very early, we were able to hit up Chinatown to get some dim sum before making our way over to the Art district. We bought so much dim sum I was afraid I wouldn't have room for ice cream.

That fear was for nothing.



We were taken inside in groups and given a quick explanation of about the museum and what to expect. After that, we took our time going through all the rooms and of course taking massive amounts of pictures and eating ice cream! Jaime is lactose intolerant but he was such a good sport doing this experience with me. It also meant I got double the ice cream. The set up was one way only so they made it clear to experience everything in the room before moving on.

The rooms were so cute and magical.


The first room was all pink with pink phone on the wall. You could pick them up and listen to a recording. I can't tell you what it was about because I was freaking out over the room! All the rooms were so bright and colorful. The ones that had goodies for you to try were of course themed. There was a gummy bear room, a mint room that had mint mochi for us to try, black ice cream which was dairy free so Jaime was able to get the entire thing.



I think we spent a good hour and half inside the museum taking pictures, touching things, sniffing things, and eating lots of yummy items. Sadly tickets are completely sold out. I don't know if they will adding more dates. It's a pop up so maybe they may make a pit stop near you. They were in NYC last year I believe.


I wish I could go back!!


I also created a "vlog" of our visit. It's pretty much clips and music but it was fun to create this and I'm learning a lot. Give it a view please!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Unearthed from my Closet: Galactic Royalty


I spent a Saturday in Los Angeles to visit the Scum and Villainy Cantina and Museum of Ice Cream. It was a perfect sunny day and since the main reason was visiting the cantina I had to wear something Star Wars. 

Like I don't already everyday.

When Elhoffer Design created the Galactic Royalty collection and included this Galactic Princess cape, I knew I had to get it and wear it to the cantina. It is amazing, beautiful made, and was perfect for Los Angeles weather that month.  



I lucked out and was able to find a dress that was pretty much the same color as the Bespin outfit that Leia wears. I'm considering make a belt to match the triangle piece she has on the outfit. That is one of my favorite outfits Leia wears in the triology and I was so excited that it was included in the Royalty collection. 



Outfit details
Galactic Princess Cape: Elhoffer Design
Dress: Amazon
Sunglass: Kohl's (Sold Out but another style here)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Small Goals {June 2017}


I would love to say that it's nice and warm but San Francisco decided to have rain today with a nice jolt of wind. Oh how I love you my favorite city by the bay.

I had a hard time coming up with goals for June. June is going to be a crazy month both work wise and personal. Also, working two jobs is starting to get to me. Right now I'm fighting from falling asleep as I type this.

It's going to be a long day but before I officially head drop into my key board, let me review my goals from May and see how I did!

May Goals:

  Yoga - I did it!!! I can touch my toes again but I need to work on my strength. I don't have that.


 Pay off one credit card - I actually paid off three of them! I was extremely broke both pay periods but yes!!

 Purge the dresses - I purged half of my dresses. There is a pile that holds the "I love them too much to sell" but they need to go!

 Purge the craft station - I threw away a box of items but those items weren't by my desk. Does that still count?

I'm trying really hard to get my apt back in order. Two geeks / collectors living together, it has gotten overwhelming and I'm losing my mind. So purging everything has been a part of my goals for the last few months. I may tackle this in a post soon but yea, I'm ready to light a match and start over.

And with that horror of a thought, here are my goals for this month!


June Goals:

  Get blog posts for this month written up - I'm still trying to figure out how to do this but I would like to get them ready to go; edited photos and all


 Do something (social media wise) out of my comfort zone - I'm not sure what this means officially but I know when I see it.

 Purge the dresses - I didn't finish this goal but I'm going to re add it again. Those dress that I purged already and listed on Mercari have been selling so I need to keep adding more!!


 I wanted to add purging the action figure / collections but I should finish purging the clothes 100% and get that craft desk done before I start something else. Also, selling toys even for mere dollars is a lot harder.

Here's to my goals and yours!! May we completed them all this month!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman. Now the world is ready for you...


Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? I am in love with this film. I saw it last Saturday and I cried. I cried when the credits started. I cried when I saw the Amazon women fighting / training. I cried during No Man's Land. I cried as she stood proud and tall.

I cried.

Wonder Woman did have a few parts here and there where I didn't like but I expect that from every film but this was finally a wonderful Superhero film. BvsS, Suicide Squad, & Man of Steel were so terrible though I give props to the Suicide Squad trailers team. You got me to drop 6 bucks. And after the Black Widow story in Age of Ultron, I was so tired of Superhero film. (Doctor Strange and Iron Fist are a whole can of worms that I won't even get into)  There is also Gamora and Wasp but we never saw Wasp in costume and both of those ladies are just a narrative in a man's story.

This is the women lead superhero film I have been waiting for my entire life. This is the story I've been wanting everytime I hear one of my favorite female characters get annouced / introduced into the films. I get teary eye just thinking about the younger generation and the future generation that get to see this film. Grow up with this film. They get to discover this film. I'm tired of seeing all the Batman and Superman reboots, revamps, and "hey it bombed but let's keep going" films. I only had (Lynda Carter) TV Wonder Woman and now I have this film.

I hope with the amount of money this film made opening weekend and how there is such a need and want for women Superheros, there will be more in the works and we don't have to wait another decade or more. I know Captain Marvel is coming from Marvel but that film has been pushed back and I hope that isn't the next major one we see in 2019-2020. We need more before than.

I want it on Blu-ray now. Can I get a digital copy of the film right now so I can watch it on my phone during my work breaks? And speaking of wanting the film now, I also created a list of some of my favorite Wonder Woman items out there right now. I know the lack of marketing and merchandise announcement was well, lacking but now that the film is out a lot has been popping up on my radar!




DC Comics Wonder Woman White Mini Handbag - I'm all about nice, geeky handbags and this white Wonder Woman handbag over at BoxLunch Gifts is the cutest. Though, it being white and my luck it's gonna get dirty

WONDER WOMAN X LOVE AND MADNESS - WONDER WOMAN MADNESS WRAP - Love and Madness creates the most amazing jewelry and their wrap bracelets are no joke. You know how much I love my Star Wars one so I was estatic when they annouced they were creating one for Wonder Woman fans. It comes in three colors and I want the red one!

Wonder Woman Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys - I own a few Hot Toys sixth scale figures and the attention to details is out of this world. They released both Wonder Woman in her main outfit and her training armor outfit. They are on the expensive side but totally worth it. Sideshow Collectibles sells them and even offers a payment plan and reward points!

Wonder Woman LIPSTICK-Amazonian Red - Walgreens came out with another Wonder Woman collection just in time for the film! I was wondering why no one was releasing a collection to tie in with one of the biggest film releases ever. Star Wars got a collection with CoverGirl and it wasn't even new or in theme colors. This collection offers lipgloss, lipsticks, eyeshadows, and a make up bag with brushes.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Logo Dinnerware Set - BoxLunch Exclusive - I'm all about fandom-fing my home and this dinnerware set is simple yet elegant with that gold design.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Ombre Skirt - Part of the Her Universe x Hot Topic release and designed by the winners of last years Her Universe fashion show, the ombre skirt is my favorite piece of this collection. Sadly it's pretty much sold out everywhere so I'm waiting for a restock!

Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film - I'm all about art / making of film books and there is one for Wonder Woman. These books are really cool and add an extra element when it comes to film you really love. From the example pages it includes concept art, costume details and drawing, and more. The costume pages are perfect for those cosplayers!

Wonder Woman (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - And of course, Amazon has the film already available for pre-order!!

I really can't wait to see it again!!!

Disclaimer: A few of these links are affiliate links and if you click and buy, I'll get a kick back in form of cash or credits. It costs nothing extra for you and it helps me out! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017


Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 took place on April 21-23. I had plans to attend the full weekend but when the chance to attend Star Wars Celebration fell into my lap, I wasn't going to go. My friend wanted to go on Sunday for the Grant Gustin / Tom Felton panel and for a photo with Felton, I told her I would go with her.

None of the panel that day called to me so while she did that, I walked the exhibit hall admiring some art, shopping, and taking photos of cosplays. The one thing I will mention is the space in the exhibit hall. There was room to walk. I never felt like I was hitting someone or being hit. I also didn't need to vanish and escape it because it got overwhelmed. They used up another room as well and it was great.

I only got two items, a Darth Vader and Leia print from Sho Murase and a Leia as a X-Wing pilot from Scott Joseph.


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I'd occasionally go and check on my friend since the lines for both actual photo - ops and autograph lines were long. It took her most of the day to do her things but she got to attend the panel, get her photo, and even got a selfie and his autograph.

After that, we left and got a bite to eat.

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Overall for the one day I was there, the con was pretty chill and pretty awesome. They boost a lot about science and technology being a big thing and it was. They even had a Space Village right in the middle of the exhibit hall.

Hopefully I'll get to attend the full show next year and not just one day. Enjoy more photos from SVCC 2017!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orland - Saturday & Sunday


I'm back with the rest of my Star Wars Celebration recap! You can read about Thursday and Friday here.

Saturday:

I had a press seat for the Star Wars Rebels panel and I was so excited to be able to attend. Of course getting my wrist band for it was such an undertaking. ReedPOP did not have their act together for this. I had an email that I had to head to a certain floor between these times to pick it up. It was pretty much before the actual con opened. So armed with my badge and email I made my way over and yea, it took almost an hour to get my wrist band. ReedPOP staff wanted me to get into the queue for the con because it didn't open until 10am and I didn't have the proper accreditation. I had my media pass and an email. So some one from ReedPOP walkie someone else from ReedPOP who said the guards wouldn't let me through because again no proper passes. Who had to call someone else to clarify. By this time, it was 30 mins before opening and there was a group of us all with the same emails with instructions on getting our bands.

After not getting anywhere, I exited and made my over to the other side of the con building where look at that, guards let me right on in. As long as my media pass was visible, they allowed me to get to where I needed to go to get my band. These guards almost tackled me after I exited the elevator on the floor I needed to be but I flashed my badge and they let me right through. I almost missed the pick up window but I got it! And by than, the con was already under way so I made my way to the panel.

It was such a thrill to get to attend a Star Wars Rebels panel. I also got to live tweet it for Agents of Geek. (Recap here) I haven't been to one and it was bitter sweet too since they announced this upcoming season is their last one. We also got to see the first episode of the season! But guys, I haven't even seen season three! We don't get Disney XD so I have to wait for them on Blu-ray but man, totally worth being semi spoiled!!


Saturday was also the day for the Ahsoka Lives gathering. It was such a fun and amazing thing to witness. So may fans who love Ahsoka. The cosplay was great as well. I also got a coupon for a free Ahsoka cupcake!


After that I went back to my hotel for some lunch and a nap. It was a long morning and we got back late from Disney's Hollywood Studios. I had another panel that day and it was the Disney Parks panel. They talked about Star Tours and how they created it and announced they are working on the newest adventure to add to it. They also than jumped into talking about Star Wars land which will be opening in 2019. I live tweeted it on the Agents of Geek twitter and guys, I am so flipping excited for it. It's going to be so interactive and the concept art looks amazing. Disneyland is going to get really crowed but I can't wait.


After that panel I did some shopping at the exhibit hall for the rest of the con.


Sunday:


Sunday was the last day of SWCO but I opted to head to the Magic Kingdom for the day! I hardly ever make it to WDW - this is actually my third visit ever - so I took advantage of it! I put together a last minute attempt at a Jack Skillington Disneybound outfit which was just a black and white stripe maxi dress, my Jack mouse ears, and the cutest bat purse I picked up at while in Japan. I was there all day.

I got dropped off to my hotel at around one am and my shuttle was picking me up Monday morning at 3 am so I got no sleep but guys, totally worth it.

This weekend was so much fun! Even though I went by myself, I wasn't alone all the time. Star Wars Celebration 2018 won't be happening but here's to 2019 and that it's in the USA because I'm going to try my hardest to go!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando - Thursday and Friday


SWCO was one of the most amazing cons I've been to in awhile. This was also my second ever Star Wars Celebration with the first one being Anaheim in 2015. I ended up attending by myself which actually I wrote a post about traveling solo which you read here. Here are I am with my Star Wars Celebration recaps!

Thursday:

I left Wednesday night on a overnight flight to Orlando with a connecting flight in Seattle which was almost missed due to my flight being delayed. I landed at 7am, made my way through Orlando airport, find a shuttle, and got to my hotel!!


I checked in, got changed, had breakfast and made my way over to the convention center. From what I heard, this is one of the biggest convention centers so imagine my shock to see one of the longest lines ever in my convention going experience. It took me almost two hours to get in. TWO HOURS. I ended up taking a tour of the actual outside of the center. Thankfully it was April so Orlando wasn't deadly hot and humid but man, being outside was killer. I made some friends while in line but really, it shouldn't of taken me two hours to get in. And once you actually got into the building, you still had to wait in line for the metal detectors. And there was no line management for them either. I felt so bad for the folks that only had Thursday badges.

I finally got in a little bit after 12pm.




Because I landed Thursday morning and the two hour wait, I wasn't able to attend the Star Wars 40th anniversary panel that morning so I made my way around the con - mainly the exhibit hall. I got to see some awesome set ups like the huge AT-AT, a landspeeder, a snowspeeder, some crazy designed Star Wars theme cars - like the BB-8 bug. I also did some shopping for exclusives since the hall was empty. Folks either were at the 40th panel or sadly stuck outside waiting to get in.


I finally made my way to some panels, mainly those under the Collector Track and it focused on Star Wars collecting. I was interested in the Star Wars Fashion panel and I ended up staying for a few more. There was one about collecting Star Wars food items / packages. Ya, that is a thing. It was all so interesting and reaffirmed, that there is a collector / collection for everything.


Friday:

I had wanted to attempt the Star Wars : The Last Jedi panel but when I got back to the con after having dinner and changing, I found out the line was already capped at 8pm Thursday so no panel for me. I also had a much smoother entrance this morning because they made a separate line for those with media badges.



Friday was more relaxed and I wasn't here for a full day. I had tickets to Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Wars Galactic Nights and that started at 6pm. I already posted about it which you can check out here.


I met up with Travis who ended up getting me the Rey with Speeder Funko POP figure and we waited in line for the Hallmark / Ashley Eckstein signing. Hallmark was releasing Ahsoka and Sabine Itty Bittys and for Celebration they had 100 available to buy which Ashley signing. So I waited in line for an hour and half for my chance.

After that I had a bit of time to kill before I headed to WDW so I spent the rest of my time photographing things and people around the floor. I had a Media Pass for Agents of Geeks so I got a lot of photos of cosplayers. I wrote up a post already on the site if you want to check it out. There so many impressive costumes. After that it was time to head off to Galactic Nights.


Thursday and Friday were such an amazing day!! I had a lot of fun seeing all the awesome art work, things for sale - god seeing things i had when I was child is just insane and crazy how much a toy from the 80s can cost now. The cosplays were my favorite part of the entire con experience.

I'll back later with my recap for Saturday and Sunday!

May the Force be with You!!




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