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DesignerCon 2012, Wreck It Ralph and Mickey’s Halloween Party

The past couple of weeks have been busy, near the beginning of the month I went to Designer Con in Pasadena and then saw Wreck It Ralph later that night. Finding new and interesting brands is always fun and inspiring since you can meet and talk to up and coming designers and artists really easily. Some of my favorite new discoveries are Tofu Girls, Lolligag, and Honey Tree. There were tons of other cool and unique designers that I didn’t get the names of, but I’m sure most are available to view or buy online.

Of course, I also had to pick up a couple Spicy Brown shirts, which were some newer designs with Tofu Robot as a ninja and Protect Panda. The vendor list for this year was quite large, it seems like this event has the potential to grow a lot as each seems to get more and more packed each year. I didn’t take a huge amount of photos while I was there unfortunately, but Designer Con has a lot of pictures from this year’s event on their Flickr.IMG_0694

It was cool seeing “Wreck It Ralph” since the trailers looked interesting and the story was good and interesting. It is definitely a film for all ages, but especially those who enjoy arcade games and video games in general. One of the neat things I saw at Disneyland during the Halloween Party was the original arcade machine for Fix It Felix Jr, who is actually the main character for the game. Wreck It Ralph is the villain in the game, but as the movie shows – it’s just how he is in the game.

The Bad Anon group for video game villains was pretty funny because it had a lot of well known characters from Street Fighter and Pac Man and the like. It’s an interesting way to see characters in video games, sort of like any other performers rather than just what you see on the screen. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone with an appreciation for video games and animated movies.  I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t like those things, but that’s just me.

Mickey’s Halloween Party was pretty fun, we were able to go into Disneyland at 3 PM so I took a half day at work since I hadn’t planned to take that day off due to a few other outside circumstances. It’s been awhile since I went and it was the first time I’ve been during a holiday, so it was pretty different.  The ride that has changed most was Star Tours, which now has 54 different variations. The Haunted Mansion was decorated with lots of Nightmare Before Christmas stuff, which was cool.  I actually did get plenty of pictures there:

Mickey's Halloween Party

Mickey’s Halloween Party

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