Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Giveaway for Fandemic Tour Tickets Sunday Family Fun Day #ad #FandemicTour #Sacramento

June 22-24 2018 the Fandemic Tour is coming to Sacramento at the Convention Center Downtown!!! We are HUGE Pop Culture fans in my home. We love Marvel, The Walking Dead, Simpsons, WWE, Comic books, oh so many cool things I cannot even list them all! When I heard about the new style of Comic / Pop Culture Convention coming to Sacramento I knew we had to be there! My heart was so happy when I read that they will be making Sunday a Family Fun Day.  My son will be taking part in the Cosplay contest for kids, he loves wearing costumes and I let him wear which ever one he wants any day of the week. We even have matching super hero capes that we wear to the grocery store! I plan on bringing my mother in law to celebrate her 68th birthday. I feel like Sunday is going to be the day an 8 year old and 68 year old can marvel in the geekiness of the pop culture world at the same time and bring us all closer together as a family. 

I am a MEGA fan of The Walking Dead and am thrilled that so many of the cast will be attending Fandemic Tour. I literally am counting the days until I get to meet Norman Reedus aka Daryl Dixon!! I am trying to not fan girl freak out but that is hard to contain. JD Morgan aka Negan will also be there and I know hes a fictional character but I still have angst for Negan for what he did to Daryl LOL. 

Fandemic Tour will offer attendees the opportunity to purchase autographs and photo opportunities with their favorite celebrity talent and artists.

You can also purchase Group Photos of various actors in one photo. The photo op offer of TWD Group Photo nearly made me faint at the thought of it since it includes Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scott Wilson, Michael Rooker, Steven Yeun, and Chandler Riggs!! WOW!! For a bit less money if the group photo is too pricey there is the Duo Photo of TWD Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Also if you want a family photo with TWD Dixon Brothers there is the Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker photo op option as well. Buy these quickly as I am sure they will sell out. I told my husband to go through my collections to sell some of my fandom to purchase me the photo ops! It would be amazing and a never forget kind of moment to do this. There is a Guardians of the Galaxy group photo with Michael Rooker, Chris Sullivan, and Sean Gunn and the cast of Angel with Christian Kane, Clare Kramer, Charisma Carpenter, and James Marsters for purchase as well.

If you are a WWE fan the Bella Twins will also be attending on Sunday for autographs and photo ops. We attended a WWE show a few years back and saw them wrestle in person, so fun!

Award-winning actress, entertainment correspondent and pop culture authority, Clare Kramer, will moderate all programming on our Main Stage. Celebrity programming highlights for Fandemic Tour Comic Con’s debut in Sacramento include:

· Rare Q&A with current and former cast members of A&E’s The Walking Dead (Saturday)

·A This is Us panel with Milo Ventimiglia and Chris Sullivan (Saturday)

·Interactive Q&A’s with individual celebrities including: Bruce Campbell (Friday), John Schneider (Friday), Tom Welling (Saturday), Michael Rooker (Sunday), Robert Englund (Sunday)

·Angel Gets Charmed (Charmed celebrating 20 years this year) featuring: Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter (Saturday)


·The Walking Dead Fireside chat regarding the Most Spectacular Deaths featuring Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun

·Buffy Meets Angel Playback with host Clare Kramer, featuring James Marsters, Christian Kane and Charisma Carpenter (Sunday)

·Why Comic Books Will Only Get Bigger, No Matter What Critics Say with comic art legend, Neal Adams (Friday)

Fan connections will be made at these panels and demos featuring some of the best:

·Getting started in Cosplay in your 40s, 50s and 60s with Gonzo’s Cosplay Adventure (Friday)

·Why Fandom and Shipping Matter featuring editors from Zimbio and a writer from CW’s Riverdale (Saturday)

·Droid Building 101 with Sacramento Astromech Builders (Saturday)

·Building Star Wars quality cosplay - Demo build with 501st Legion (Saturday)

 Programming will also include socially-focused topics:

· A Comic Q/A with the world’s leading publisher of English-language educational manga (Friday)

· Mighty League of Acceptance: Using Pop Culture to Engage and Educate about Autism (Saturday)

·Body Image and Acceptance with Chunky Girl Comics (Sunday)

·CAUSEplay by members of the West Coast Avengers cosplay (Sunday)

· Cooking Japan’s favorite fast foods— onigiri and oshinko – with Manga University (Sunday)

Did I mention there will be Photo Ops for the Batmobile!?!? Also a chance to win a ride in one! Bring your little ones dressed as Batman, Batgirl or even the Joker for a photo op with Batmobile and for the Sunday Kids Costume Contest. 

Fandemic Tour is a new comic convention that will bring together celebrities, well-known and emerging comic artists, cosplayers and exhibitors with unique pop culture merchandise. Fandemic Tour comic con is an experience in the vein of other major shows such as Silicon Valley Comic Con, Comicpalooza, Dallas Comic Con, FanFest, Emerald City, Denver Comic Con, and Walker Stalker. All guest appearance dates are listed at www.FandemicTour.com.

Fandemic Tour is offering an amazing deal if you buy your Admission Tickets before June 10,2018. It is a BOGO offer for the following year! I am all about frugality and saving money this is a win win for you and them! 

General Admission tickets are available at the following price points:

$35— Friday Pass (Hours 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

$45— Saturday Pass (Hours 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

$40— Sunday Pass (Hours: (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

$75— Full Weekend Pass (admission all three days)

$150 - Fandemic Fanatic VIP - — (3-day pass, early admission, fast pass for photo ops/autographs (behind Celebrity VIP passholders), swag bag and VIP reserve seating at panels).

JSA Autograph Authentication Ticket JSA will be at Fandemic to authenticate your autographed memorabilia. For a special rate of $10 per signature (for items signed at the show), a tamper-resistant sticker will be affixed to your item. You will receive a matching certificate card and your item will also be registered on the JSA website. Just stop by the JSA booth after getting your autograph...this is a great way to enhance and protect the value of your collection.


Family pack of 4 Tickets for Friday June 22nd 2018 or Sunday June 24th 2018! (2 kids free with each paid adult as kids 10 and younger are FREE so tickets would be for anyone 11+)

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You can read more about the founder of the Fandemic Tour and his ideas for this new style of Comic Con on my other post from May here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Meeting Stan Lee in San Francisco #StanLee

When we had the chance last Fall to meet Stan Lee in person at a charity event at a San Francisco CA  I took off of work and we drove there just in time to get in the growing line of people waiting outside. My heart panicked a bit when a guy with a clip board was checking if people in line had prepaid for the event! Thankfully they still had a few spots left to meet him for that day purchases. My son was dressed in his Spider-man costume and we grabbed one of our classic Spider-man comic books from our collection to have signed. This was a first time meeting with Stan Lee for our family, we were elated to meet the comic legend!! My son has started writing his own comic books but would not let me post them here in case he's famous one day as he says, he did offer to sell me one though!

Amazing Fantasy Comic store held the event at their tiny store in San Francisco. It created an intimate atmosphere as each person took turns going inside the store to take a photo and get an autograph. The buzz outside the store was awesome as people passing by tried to get a peek at Stan Lee and the people who just met him were comparing and showing off the items they brought for him to sign. We all shared stories of Stan Lee, the Marvel Universe, comics in general and all the nerdy geekness of being a fan, it was epic!

Being in San Francisco is always a day trip for us and we made the most of it by visiting the beach where I may have possibly let my son swim in the ocean while wearing his Spider-man costume. My son told me Spider-man defends New York and he could defend California!!

No trip to S.F. is complete without a clam chowder in a bread bowl for dinner. We stopped by Boudin bakery for ours and had to go say "hi" to the seals on Pier 39. It was a perfect day meeting a legend with the people I love!!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Discount Tickets to Fandemic Tour Coming to Sacramento June 22-24 #ad #FademicTour

I have been looking forward to the Fandemic Tour since it was announced!!! My family and I are huge Geek, Nerds, Fan Boys/Girls, whatever you wanna call the cool people that like Comics, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Super Heroes, we are them. I recently started watching The Walking Dead, I know I am so behind the awesomeness of the show. I did catch up to the current season since we plan on meeting Norman Reedus aka Daryl Dixon and Jeffery Dean Morgan aka Neegan. I never thought I would like a show about zombies but I realized it is so much more than that, it is the moral decisions, the love stories, the vengeance, the mercy, it has amazing writers that tell great stories through the characters that the talented actors portray so well. If your a Walking Dead fan even more characters such as "Carl", "Glenn" and "Hershel" will be attending the event as well.

Promo Code valid now to Memorial Day! Memorial Day special - 20% off general admission (MEMORIAL20) - kids 10 and under are always free with adult ticket - and $10 off VIPs (MEMORIAL10) - CODES

Special family highlights:
-Teen Titans Go! WB will have a presence for photo ops on the show floor 
-Jason David Frank is an original Mighty Morphin Power Ranger 
-Michael Rooker - Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy
Sunday - kids FREE craft handed out, while supplies last!

Tickets on sale now for a weekend of fun with major celebrities, artists and cosplayers
Fandemic Tour, a new type of comic con, will bring their new tour to Sacramento this June. Brought to you by the same people who originally created Wizard World Comic Con, Sacramento will be their very first official city stop, followed up by Houston, Sept. 14-16, 2018 as a make-up due to Hurricane Harvey. Fandemic Tour will feature celebrities including: Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”, “The Boondock Saints”), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”, “Magic City”), Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “The Walking Dead”, “Tombstone”, “Cliffhanger”, “Days of Thunder”), Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Gilmore Girls”), Milo Ventimiglia(“This is Us”, “Heroes”, “Gilmore Girls”), Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “WWE Raw”, Sean Patrick Flanery (“The Boondock Saints”, “Powder”) and Jason David Frank(“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”). 

Fandemic Tour is a brand new experiential convention weekend that will bring together celebrities, well-known and emerging comic artists, cosplayers of all shapes and sizes, and exhibitors with merchandise designed to offer something for every type of pop culture fan. All confirmed talent will make appearances on at least two days of the weekend, and many will appear on all three days. All guest appearance dates are listed at www.FandemicTour.com.

Fandemic Tour will offer attendees the opportunity to purchase autographs and photo opportunities with their favorite celebrity talent and artists. Photos come in the form of 8x10” printouts.

Phil Ortiz

In addition to celebrity acting talent, Fandemic Tour will boast a host of exciting guest artists such as Neal Adams (BatmanX-Men), Phil Ortiz, animator from The Simpsons and Muppet BabiesMichael Golden of Marvel and DC Studios fame, Rob Prior, amazingly talented two-handed live pop artist with notable credits (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Arthur Suydam (DeadpoolThe Walking Dead). Other notable artists includingRenee Witterstaetter, Mike DeCarlo, John Beatty, Rodney Ramos, Ric Meyers, Clinton Hobart, Rags Morales and Jim Salicrup.

Fandemic Tour is something I’ve been thinking about for some time now, and it represents everything I think fans will want from a comic con event,” said Fandemic Tour CEO John Macaluso. Macaluso added, “We pledge to present an event that brings the highest tier celebrities, artists, and exhibitors and to create immersive programming that is both fun and educational. Our mission is simple: take care of the fans.”

Fandemic Tour is Macaluso’s first foray into the comic con space as an entrepreneur. Formerly the CEO of Wizard World, Macaluso is anxious to bring his unique brand of fan experience to Sacramento for the first time through Fandemic Tour. Macaluso noted, “Sacramento has a great comic con fan base and we are excited to share this new experiential event with them. Fandemic Tour is poised to bring the utmost in fan engagement to the Sacramento Convention Center for an interactive, fun-filled weekend.”

Fandemic Tour will continue to announce additional big-name guests in the coming weeks leading up to its inaugural event, June 22-24th at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

General Admission tickets are available at the following price points:
$35 — Friday Pass
$45 — Saturday Pass
$40 — Sunday Pass
$75 — Full Weekend Pass
Tickets, celebrity packages and Photo Ops are available now at www.FandemicTour.com for
each day of the weekend.

Fandemic Tour is a three-day extravaganza of all things Geek! Fandemic will gather pop culture
celebrities, well known and emerging comic artists, professional and amateur
cosplayers, and exhibitors that sell socks, t-shirts, hats, and everything in-between. In
addition, Fandemic Tour will provide programming open to all who attend throughout the
weekend. Throughout the weekend, attendees have the opportunity to purchase autographs
and photo ops with Fandemic Tour guests. Photo opportunities come in the form of a photo of
you and the celebrity guest taken on a professional camera under ideal lighting conditions.
Photos are printed on 8×10” paper on dye-sublimation photo printers. Most guests are
available for at least two of the three days of the event, and all appearance dates are spelled
out on the Fandemic Tour website, www.FandemicTour.com.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Food at Universal Studios Hollywood #California #universalstudioshollywood


It was a delicious meal and nice to have some salad among all the sweet and salty treats we had in the park. The stew was sooooo good! We sat right next to an old style fireplace with a black cauldron. So Harry Potter! My son of course being the kid he is ordered Chicken Nuggets, good grief lol!

Menu at Three Broomsticks. The inside of this place is beautiful and very Hogwarts style. I highly recommend eating here!!!

We had to eat at Krusty Burger being the Simpsons fans we are. My husband ate there two days in a row! I recommend getting a few patties on your burger to make it more filling. We sat upstairs inside the restaurant since Moe's Tavern was full. There was cool art and Simpsons memorabilia all over the place.

No words for how delicious this Krusty Burger tasted!

Homer Simpson style and size Donuts! It was amazing! You seriously have to buy this! It lasted a few nights as a dessert in our hotel room. We of course had to say "DOH!" as we ate it!

Friday, May 4, 2018

From The Garden, Making Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

I've really never been a huge fan of zucchini. I do love eating many kinds of veggies, but zucchini just never appealed to me. But that recently changed, and now I'm finding lots of different ways to cook with it.

These Zucchini Parmesan Crisps make a delicious snack or appetizer. We ate them with low calorie Ranch dressing with peppercorns, and there were requests for seconds. Next time I'll make a double batch.

The reason that I have begun to enjoy eating zucchini is because it is from our own garden. Having the garden this year, has opened my eyes to eating new foods, and ones I thought I wasn't very fond of. The zucchini will all be gone in a couple of weeks and I really will miss it.
Of course I can buy it at the grocery store, but it just isn't the same as growing it yourself.

The only thing I had to buy for the crisps was the freshly grated parmesan cheese. I like buying it in small batches from a little grocery store nearby. I used Panko breadcrumbs, but you can use regular, too. And I'm a bit addicted to Johnny's Seasoning Salt right now, but you can also use regular seasoning salt if you want.

Making the crisps is a great way to use up zucchini that you have grown, or friends have given you from their gardens.

I do recommend baking them on a wire baking rack if you have one. I think it makes them taste better.

Recipe for Zucchini Parmesan Crisps


cooking spray
2 medium zucchini, about 1 pound total
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/4 cup bread crumbs, Panko or regular
1/2 teaspoon Johnny's seasoning salt, or regular seasoning salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet or wire rack with baking sheet underneath, with cooking spray.

Slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch thick rounds. In a medium bowl, toss the zucchini with the olive oil.
In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, seasoning salt, and pepper.

Dip each round into the Parmesan mixture, coating evenly on both sides. Press mixture onto round if needed.
Place on prepared baking sheet/rack in a single layer. Bake zucchini rounds until browned and crisp, about 25 minutes.
 Remove with spatula, and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Eat and enjoy!!
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