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D23 Expo 2013: Art and Imagination (Part I: Pixar)

The 2013 D23 Expo kicked off with a presentation of upcoming animated feature releases from the various Disney studios. We were welcomed by Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company.   (Bob was here live this year; two … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: Broadway and Beyond

A fun evening took place in Stage 23 last evening as Disney Theatrical Productions put on a special one-time showing, “Broadway and Beyond”, featuring musical selections from many current, previous, and even future Broadway productions. The show opened with a … Continue reading

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D23 Expo: Sorcerer Swag

Today we checked in for our “Sorcerer Day” at the D23 Expo and picked up our “swag bag”, the goodies provided by various divisions of the Disney company for the Sorcerer attendees.     I know this was one of the things … Continue reading

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D23 Expo Preview: Panels and Performances

Really tough choices in picking what to see and do at the D23 Expo. To some degree, I’m being guided this year by what things blew me away in 2011.   So the Legends ceremony in 2011 was incredible, and as … Continue reading

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D23 Expo Preview: Sorcerer Activities

The D23 Expo runs from Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th, but for the guests that signed up for the Sorcerer package, the activities begin on Thursday August 8th. D23 has now announced the activities for Sorcerer Guests during … Continue reading

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Expo Anticipation

This year I’ll be attending my second D23 Expo … for the first expo in 2009, there wasn’t a whole lot of information released ahead of time, and I decided to take a pass.    When I saw updates from the … Continue reading

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The D23Expo apps are available

The D23 Expo apps for iPhone and Android are available for download today from the respective app stores. Check the schedule and presenters, adding interesting presentations to your calendar.  Check out the vendors in the Collector’s Forum and other shopping … Continue reading

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I love it when a plan comes together

Sometimes the stars align just so, and something magical happens.    This may just be one of those times in my life. Almost a year ago, tickets went on sale for the 2013 D23 Expo.   Since I’m planning on writing a … Continue reading

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An app is born

In previous posts I’ve described my desire to do an iPhone app, and finally finding what seemed to be a worthwhile project.   All that was left was to take the idea and see how well I could translate it into … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

In my last post, I talked about the Baseball Scorecard app that never made it to launch.   That was in 2009, and ever since then, I’ve had it in the back of my mind that doing an iPhone app was … Continue reading

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