Los Angeles: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Aug 1st, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 8 min read

Bizarre, morbidly fascinating and gloriously over the top: this is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, final resting place of some of the biggest names in show business. If you’re going to Los Angeles, forget the expensive studio tours and theme park outings. Come visit the dead instead, and for free too.

Six Tips To Get Into A Talk Show Audience in LA

Jul 30th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 10 min read

One very enjoyable part of my recent three-week trip to the US was the chance to be part of a studio audience for the recordings of two major talk shows: Conan, which shoots at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, which films at the El Capitan Theatre along Hollywood Boulevard.

SDCC: Epilogue – My top five moments

Jul 19th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 13 min read

Almost five days after it ended, my head is still filled with strange, surreal thoughts about SDCC. Was I really there? Did I really see/do all those awesome things? And why do I still wake up at 2am thinking that it’s time to go and queue for a panel? But the San Diego Comic Convention has come and gone, and it’ll be a whole year before SDCC 2013 comes. In the meantime, I’ll have these memories to keep from crying myself to sleep at night.

Nerd Mecca: San Diego Comic Convention

Jul 11th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 14 min read

Clearly, the San Diego Comic Convention isn’t the Lazarus Pit, let alone sacred ground. But as far as true believers are concerned, it might as well be. I’m flying to San Diego from San Fran in a few hours for my first pilgrimmage, and already I can feel the buzz and the energy of the place online.