The DC Metro Area got hit by some nasty storms today. Here are some shots.
Hope everyone stays safe and sound!
I have decided that I will be checking out a Convention on Saturday called “Intervention.”
September 21-23 2012
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852
From Friday 12pm to Sunday 4pm
I have never been to this con before and thought it would be fun to check it out. I’m friends with a lot of people who are running this con on Twitter and they have really been kind enough to even ask me to attend.
For those who don’t know, “Intervention” is an “internet convention” which is meant to Intervene and Inspire the whole family to embrace Technology, Digital Media, and the potential of the Internet in order to make a better world. Their community-centric event consists of 2 elements:
– Learning from the pros: They have 3 days of panels and workshops taught by people who are already using digital media to make something awesome.
– Having fun: Geeky performances, fan panels, gaming, dance parties, steampunk tea parties, concerts, networking, and Children’s Programming overseen by school teachers, NASA employees, and Wired.com bloggers.
They are a new kind of fan convention that focuses on education and real life training. We believe that fandom is empowering and motivating.
It’s $25 at the door on Saturday so I have to see you there!!!
I went to the National Harbor today because it was so nice. Only 58 degrees. This photo is the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center. I also wanted to do a recon because I will be attending Katsucon this year and wanted to make sure I re-familiarized myself with the area.
I’ll post a Blog update on my Katsucon Schedule later this week.
This photo is the face of a rather huge sculpture that is located at the National Harbor Beach. If you’ve been there before, you may not be aware that there is a rather interesting history behind the sculpture.
The Statue is called “The Awakening” and was created by J. Seward Johnson Jr. He is an American artist known for his trompe l’oeil painted bronze statues.
He is best known for his life-size bronze statues, which actually are castings of living people of all ages depicting them engaged in day-to-day activities.
“The Awakening” was originally installed at Hains Point in Washington, D.C. in 1980 for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition. Although its National Park Service “temporary permit” had long expired, the statue remained for 27 years at the southern end of Hains Point, across the Potomac River from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Statue was positioned in a large, flat, open field.
In 2007, the National Park Service announced that the sculpture would be moved to the National Harbor, after the artist sold the statue for $750,000. The sculpture was excavated and removed from Hains Point on February 20, 2008, and then was installed at National Harbor in a configuration to correct scale issues that existed in the original sculpture.
Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Source of Information: Wikipedia
I will be attending a convention at the National Harbor, in February, and wanted to post a photo that I took there last year.
What you are looking at is the inside of the Gaylord! The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is a large hotel and convention center located in National Harbor, Maryland. It is the largest non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast of the United States. It cost $870 million to build!
Pretty cool, huh? If you ever get a chance to go to the National Harbor, check the Gaylord out. I go there all the time to take photos. It’s absolutely beautiful in the spring and summer. In the winter, they have special ice shows that are sponsored by major movie studios. Last year, Dreamworks sponsored the show.
Hope you enjoy!
This image was taken last year during our DC Blizzard. We ae getting some Snow here and there this year so I was in the mood to post it! You can also find it On FLICKR http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabeth_gmaz_photography/4161337452/in/set-72157622321025345.