Post Conference Malaise – Travel Uncertain

My One Cup Challenge
Photo-A-Day #4324

I was awoken to a message that the second leg of my trip home had been cancelled. I then took a look at the weather. Apparently, even more snow is going to be dumped all over my home. This is causing flights to be cancelled over and over. so I hopped on to see if I could switch the flight. I did and then that one had cancelled the second leg again. So this time I just called and was waiting on the queue. However, I didn’t have to wait on the phone. I could hang up and my spot in line would be saved till they were ready to call me back. Derek offered to have me fly through Dallas and stay with him until I could get a flight out. I wasn’t able to do that so I was booked back on my original first leg of the flight with a later flight out in the morning. We’ll see if I get there as expected.

The folks from Dad 2.0 organized a couple of excursions for people who were staying on Sunday and I really should have gone. I wanted to go and take some photos but couldn’t get myself motivated enough to go. I don’t know if it was post conference blahs or the nerves about not being able to be home when Allison is sick and has been cooped up in the house since Wednesday. Whatever it was I hung out in my room till almost 2pm doing blog posts and such. When I finally got out of my room there were a few people returning from the trips. I worked out a ride share to the airport with Michael. Then I took a walk to look for something to eat. I walked back to the mall where we watched The LEGO Batman Movie. While I was there I had a super small cup of ice cream for $4. Then I went into the LEGO store. While I was there I had time to kill so I started making a cup full of LEGO bricks. I took a whole hour at it and got a ton of pieces. I don’t know exactly how many I got but we’ll see when we do the next One Cup challenge for Built from Bricks.

Then I walked back and hung out, had crazy good nachos with short rib meat and blue cheese. They were potato chips and totally fresh. I split those with Doug, the organizer of Dad 2.0. It was Doug, Michael and I sitting by a firepit and enjoying good conversation. Then Michael and I headed to the airport. I’m there now and awaiting my first leg of my trip home. There is no one here in the airport, too. It is crazy.

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A Free Preview of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch – YES PLEASE!!

Splatoon 2

I think that Splatoon was one of the only games that my son could pick up immediately and play on the Nintendo Wii U. He took to the game so naturally and I hardly had to guide him in anything. Well, I took my meager work bonus and set aside money to pre-order a Nintendo Switch. I’m not sure about affording many games yet but one we will definitely be getting will be Splatoon 2. I’m excited for the Free Preview weekend that is coming so that we can play the game before we buy it. You can read all about it below. But first check out the preview of the game from the Switch presentation. It looks awesome!

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DreamWorks Dragons Race to the Edge Season 4 is On Netflix This Friday!

Dragons Race to the Edge

I have to admit, I got way behind on Dragon Riders: Race to the Edge. I love the How To Train Your Dragon Series very much. It is something really funny and emotional that resonated with me. I watched all of the first season and most of the second a couple of the third but I think I should go back to the beginning and watch How To Train Your Dragon 1 and then Dragon Riders: Race to the Edge and then How To Train Your Dragon 2 in preparation for the upcoming How To Train Your Dragon 3. I want to see where the story goes. I also think that the kids and I should start reading How to Train Your Dragon book series. We made it to number 11 but never read the final chapter. That was something that Eva and I really enjoyed together. Now we could bring Andrew into it as well.

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Marvel’s Heroes Come in All Sizes Campaign with Video

Captain Americ... uh... Black Widow

Check out this cute Stop Motion video featuring the Marvel Action figures. It is part of a campaign around the toys that will be coming from the brand. I did see some action figures around the $7.99 mark that look really nice, sort of the size that old action figures were and with some decent articulation, too. It looks like the one above which I found in an oddly mis-marked package recently. And No, I did not buy it, I should have done so. The video below makes me want to go buy a bunch and try to make some stop motion videos myself.

Marvel Unveils “Heroes Come In All Sizes” Retail Campaign for Spring 2017

Spring Focus Brings Together New Story Content, Brand-Driven Marketing, and Exciting Product Releases Celebrating Heroes Everywhere

Glendale, Calif. (February 7, 2017) – Building off three years of success for Marvel’s Super Hero Spectacular retail event, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is debuting an all-new retail campaign in Spring 2017 tailored to heroes everywhere. “Marvel Heroes Come in All Sizes” is a celebration of Marvel Super Heroes – and everyday heroes – across a broad spectrum of merchandise, new story content, digital storytelling, and collaborations all reinforcing the idea that the best way to measure a Super Hero is by the size of their heart. The campaign will package content with brand-driven marketing and new product releases to drive Marvel retail placement for fans of all ages.

“Whether you are big like Hulk, small like Ant-Man or smart and quick-to-action like Black Widow, Marvel truly has a hero for everyone,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “From young kids to teenagers, to a casual fan or a diehard adult collector, Marvel Heroes Come in All Sizes showcases that there is no singular definition for a hero and that our diversity is what makes us so powerful.”

Spring 2017 will bring a wealth of new Marvel storytelling spanning home entertainment, television, publishing and digital content, all highlighting the theme “Heroes Come in All Sizes.” Fans will be able to enjoy Marvel’s latest cinematic hit Marvel’s Doctor Strange at home with the Blu-Ray and DVD release on February 28th, while Marvel Publishing launches the new Monsters Unleashed! comic series and Disney Publishing releases the first novel for young readers featuring Squirrel Girl in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World and a picture book featuring Baby Groot. On the small screen, fans will be able to catch the season 3 finale of Marvel’s Ultron Revolution and the season 4 finale of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six. More Marvel favorites will be returning to television with the season 2 premiere of the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series and the premiere of new “Rocket and Groot” video shorts. Continue reading Marvel’s Heroes Come in All Sizes Campaign with Video

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