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Netroots Nation arrives in St. Louis, MO

By on Jul 15, 2016 in Community, Features, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

Netroots Nation, the country’s largest gathering of progressive activists kicked off their annual conference yesterday in St. Louis, MO. Last years event took place in Phoenix, Arizona where it’s central theme was on immigration. This year’s theme of racial justice brought the conference to Missouri where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in the city of Ferguson.

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Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

By on Mar 20, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Photography, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

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Celebrities, Diversity, and Fans – SVCC

By on Mar 20, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

The best part of Silicon Valley Comic Con was watching fans getting a chance to interact with some of their favorite actors during spotlight sessions. Jeremy Lee Renner caught a fan off guard when she told him it was her birthday and he ran offstage to give her a hug.

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Wozniak Immortalized in Wax – Silicon Valley Comic Con

By on Mar 19, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Scene, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

The Bay Area came out strong this weekend for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC). Long lines had many frustrated during the inaugural event. If anything, the crowd was proof that there was a void that needed to be filled. The Bay Area has long been missing a Comic Con event since WonderCon left for Anaheim in 2012. Eager fans waited patiently as dedicated volunteers scrambled to get answers for guests.

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Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

By on Nov 22, 2015 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Festivals, Photography, Scene, Talks, Workshops & Conferences, TV

The first Heroes & Villains festival has gone and went in San Jose, CA. Passionate fans showed up as their favorite characters from the sci-fi, superhero and fantasy worlds. The event lasted two days and included exclusive panels, celebrity photo opportunities, kids area, and vendors for all your collectible figures, art and comic book needs.

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Netroots Nation – Town Hall

By on Jul 19, 2015 in Talks, Workshops & Conferences

At yesterday’s town hall meeting during Netroots Nation convention in Phoenix, Arizona members of the #BlackLivesMatter movement interrupted former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who were being interviewed by Jose Antonio Vargas. Vargas is a journalist who has brought to light the struggles of undocumented immigrants brought over as children. He didn’t know he was in the country illegally until he was 16. The audience didn’t get to hear much about the issues that are affecting undocumented immigrants and the increase xenophobia and border brutality plaguing the nation. However, it did exemplify the huge disconnect between communities of color and politicians. When Black Lives Matter screamed out “Say Her Name” they had no idea what to say. At one point Martin O’Malley said “All Lives Matter” to the disappointment of many in the crowd....

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