Thursday, April 10, 2014

NAB: last day for me and some memories

Hi ya Gorgeous,
NAB 2014 in Las Vegas has been beyond amazing. I have learned so much and even got a trip down memory lane!

 A while ago, the LVH was the Las Vegas Hilton and now it is the Las Vegas Hotel.

Not sure what happened there but what I do know is that at one point during a CES event I and some friends had gone to the LVH to see the Star Trek Experience because we are major trekkies!

 The Star Trek Enterprise and the Klingon warbird are gone, but many of the original set design pieces of the Star Trek Experience are still there much to my delight!

 And to think I found this by accident on my way to the Monorail. I was finishing an NAB session in the LVH (no longer the Las Vegas Hilton, now the Las Vegas Hotel) and I had ten minutes to get to the South Hall of the Las Vegas convention center. Sure, it's barely a mile-but, it's a mile of booths, people, gawkers, stragglers, lookieloos and then some!

 I was in a hurry to make the Camp Takota panel and paused a bit too long to take too many photos of the old Star Trek Experience. Which is now a hispaniola Univision type bar in the LVH.
I don't know what that is like, but I do know what it is like to step back in time to a treasured memory.

Sort of like that time that Ms. Rener and I were on set at Universal and taking pics in the original set of the Bates Motel movie. Good times my friend. Good times!

 So here I am at the Star Trek Experience bar which was slightly skewed towards the New Generation fans and you would expect Whoopi Goldberg in her character Guilan to come and offer me a Romulan Ale!

To know avail. (pun intended) Here I am being "beamed" up-or maybe, being affected by the time warp continuum?

Finally, I go back to the front to take yet one last photo before deciding to NOT to take the Monorail because it does not have a time schedule. Meaning, I am not balking at the $12 day rate, I'm merely concerned that I am going to buy the ticket and then be late for my Camp Takota session when I could have easily walked. Sweaty?

Sure. It was 98 degrees in Vegas today. For all ya'll who do not know the southwest, it is way too early to be this hot! I know many have endured the worst winter ever, but for me in the West, I am concerned that I am about to pay for the cooling bill of the worst summer ever! 

I finished a great and productive, very entertaining, wildly connective NAB show only to get home to being spoiled by my family with a taco dinner and a fat jug o' wine to go with a copy of Smaug.

Oh, the full name is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Otherwise known as part 2 of the series which wraps with a final edition, part 3 being...wait for,really-wait for it. The premiere date has been moved from my Mom's birthday of July 18th, 2014 to...San Diego Comic Con 2015.

That's an ouch and it's good I have this big bottle of wine to help me!

Now, I am leaving for Phoenix for my most favorite client ever, Juice Plus. Wow. These people are awesome as a company and I love, love, love doing makeup for them!

Here is the press release for The Hobbit Part 3: There And Back Again, affectionately known as TABA.


The official press release follows:

“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” to be released July 29, 2015 and will premiere at Comic-Con International

Burbank CA, April 1, 2014 — “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” the final film in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of the timeless classic The Hobbit, will now be released on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. This move is not related to any kind of production delay. Instead, it stems from Peter Jackson’s desire to debut the film in San Diego during Comic-Con International. The joint announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Fellman stated, “When Peter Jackson approached us with the idea of hosting the largest-ever World Premiere for a film, we were excited at the prospect. Comic-Con International in San Diego is the perfect venue for a film franchise like “The Hobbit” and a fitting conclusion to this wonderful Trilogy. And although the film moves from its traditional holiday slot, it now sets itself up as a true Summer blockbuster.”

Jackson stated, “The worldwide support and passion of the fans been such an enormous part of the enduring success of these films. Once we started thinking about the right way to bring our Middle-earth journey to a close, we realized that it was only fitting to throw a party we could share with the folks who have been with us all the way — the fans. I’m delighted that New Line, MGM and Warner Bros. are equally enthusiastic about involving fans in what will be an amazing fan celebration of Middle-earth.”

“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” will premiere at Petco Park on the Sunday of the Comic-Con convention as the climax of a Middle-earth-themed carnival lasting the entire week of the convention. There will be music, food, artisans and artists, children’s activities and games of skill for everyone, not just Comic-Con attendees. Tickets for the Sunday world-premiere will be able to be won during carnival, as well as via contests that Warner Bros.’ partners will host in the months leading up to the event.

Added Kwan Vandenberg, “We realized we miscalculated the fan reaction to the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and were delighted when Peter approached us with this exciting idea. San Diego, Comic-Con International, the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park are the perfect places to bring Middle-earth to life and we are confident the fans will wholeheartedly embrace this farewell.”


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