The ToonSeum has a whole lot of awesome going on this weekend.
First, on Friday August 5th, they are hosting their 2nd annual "Bloggers' Blast". Open to members of the media and bloggers, this event was, well, a blast last time, and is something I am very excited to attend this weekend. At the last Bloggers' Blast, I got to meet this guy:
For those of you who don't recognize him, it's Doug Bradley, aka "Pinhead" from the Hellraiser movies. This encounter ranked pretty high on my geek-happiness scale, so I am anxious to see what ToonSeum founder and director Joe Wos has in store for us this time around. If you are a blogger or member of the media, you can go to the Eventbrite page to register. It's FREE!!
ToonSeum Bloggers Blast 2
Friday August 5th, 7-9:30pm
FREE ADMISSION (for Bloggers and members of the media only)
PS - ToonSeum recently opened this event to its Twitter followers. If you have over 250 followers on Twitter, you can register!
Of course, the big news in town is that we have been transformed into Gotham City for a few oh-too-short weeks. "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" is filming here in the 'Burgh, and ToonSeum is (appropriately), getting in on the "action". First, they have extended their incredibly popular exhibit "Superheros: Icons and Origins" through August 21st in honor of us having our very own (albeit temporary) superhero. If you haven't been down to check it out, I highly recommend you do so. In addition, on Saturday the ToonSeum will have some special "late knight" extended hours. Who knows who may pop in after the cast and crew wrap up their shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh that evening? Perhaps we should point the bat signal above the ToonSeum to get their attention?
ToonSeum Late Knight
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm-12am
Purchase on Eventbrite (tickets are $4.00 +processing fee)
I am a proudly serving member of the ToonSeum Board of Directors. Want to get involved? Ask me how!