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Comic Con, Media Con, However You Con Call Them–We Got Pacific Northwest’s Latest Updates

2 Aug

Fan Expo VancouverOver the Spring and Summer, the Pacific Northwest is very busy because Comic Cons in all its various iterations are resuming. It started with Fan Expo Vancouver in February 2022 and no Kevin Smith wasn’t at this latest. We are hoping that Jay and Silent Bob cancelled appearance prior to this pandemic mess will come back in a future event though!

Even though the province of British Columbia had a lot of health regulations to guide what these indoor shows can do or not, thankfully they were lifted in time for this event, and I had a terrific time. My con report can be read here.

In the past two months, we also had The Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo (June 25), Kelowna Fan Experience (July 15-17) and Anirevo Summer (July 29-31) in one side of the border, and the Washington State Summer Con 2022 (June 23-25) on the other. There were no reports from the groups I monitor to say there were lots of covid cases. Most of these events communicated that attendance is at the participant’s own risk, and none of them advertised what the entry requirement was. That was buried in their webpage’s FAQ under the Health and Safety section. Everyone accepts this pandemic is not going away, and it’s up to the attendee to decide on how to stay safe. The concensus is that people just want life to go on as “normal” as possible instead of living in constant worry.

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MoPOP Updates as Restrictions Ease

4 Jul

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The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA has lifted its capacity restrictions! Anyone who can travel around within their country can now enjoy everything this Emerald City and venue offers–including the special upcoming programs taking place. The announcement comes on the heels of MoPOP’s recent premiere of two new exhibitions: Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume and Rise Up: Stonewall & the LGBTQ Movement, both now on display. For tickets and information, please visit MoPOP.org.

“After a difficult time, it’s amazing to see the energy that is exuding from MoPOP,” said Spokesperson Michael Cole-Schwartz. “Seeing a range of people–particularly young people–touring our exhibitions and being exposed to so many types of creativity is inspiring and demonstrates our mission of making creative expression a life-changing force.”

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