Best Buy: We Love You 3000 Tour

Tonight’s adventures bring my boys and me back to Minnesota for the #weloveyou3000 tour, where we’ll get to meet Avengers Endgame co-director, Anthony Russo.

My teens actually wanted to camp outdoors so we could be one of the first 100 people in line for this Marvel Studios event. What was so important about being one of the first 100 people in line? Those individuals would receive a Funko Pop, a signed poster by Anthony Russo, and some other fun little Marvel swag.

Our arrival time was 8:30 PM. We brought three fold-out chairs, plenty of snacks, and our electronic devices to keep us busy. I can honestly say I’ve never camped overnight for any event. But, at least the weather is favorable, and my boys are great company.

With 3 trips to the gas station down the road, then taking a few short naps in the back of my SUV, then going back to the fold-up chair so one of my boys could get some sleep in the vehicle, I have to say it wasn’t all that bad camping outside of Best Buy.

This is the line for the Minnesota Marvel Studios We Love You 3000 Tour as of 8 AM. Even though I’m running on only 3hrs of sleep, I still can’t wait to see the props from Avengers Endgame and meet co-director Anthony Russo.

Once we entered the Best Buy store, we were given wristbands, and an employee started writing numbers on them that indicated our place in line; then made our way to the area where Co-director of Avengers Endgame Anthony Russo was ready to do autographs for his fans that anxiously awaited his visit.

It was around 1 P.M. when my boys and I finally made our way back to Wisconsin. My boys slept the entire ride home, which was 4 hours, but I was okay with that. We made fun summertime memories. Ones that I hope we will continue to do for more events.

Wizard World Chicago 2019

If you already didn’t know, my kids and I love attending all types of Pop Culture events. In my latest Today Parenting Team article, I share all about my experience at last year’s Wizard World Chicago.

https://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/fun-awaits-families-at-wizard-world-comic-con-chicago-2019

NerdinOut Con: Interview with Ming Chen

 

 

Last weekend I had the opportunity to do media coverage at my 1st NerdinOut Con in Rochester, MN.

Ming Chen, from the hit AMC TV show Comic Book Men, greeted me with a huge hug and took time from his hectic schedule to discuss Funko Pops.

 

Minnesota Fan Fusion 2018

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be covering Minnesota Fan Fusion in Minnesota on August 4th and 5th at the St. Paul Rivercentre.

Passes are still available on their website.

https://memberships.square-egg.com/e/minnesota_fan_fusion_2018?utm_source=MN+Fan+Fusion+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a8bc5e0997-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_361e161219-a8bc5e0997-49502585

Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2018: Chicago, Illinois

Recently, my teens and I attended our 1st Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Chicago. In my latest article for Medium, I share my experience from that Saturday’s festivities. To read about which celebrities I had a chance to see up close and personal, click on the link provided below.

https://medium.com/@JPSummers/walker-stalker-con-and-heroes-villains-fan-fest-chicago-2018-927d95cd7777

Free Comic Book Day 2018

This will be my 4th year reporting from Free Comic Book Day. It was my kids love for reading that first introduced me to this annual event that is celebrated every first Saturday in May. If you’ve never been to FCBD now would be a great time to do so.

To learn all about Free Comic Book Day, check out the latest article I wrote on Geeks.media

https://geeks.media/free-comic-book-day-2018

 

 

 

Toys R Us Events Your Kids Won’t Want to Miss

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This weekend Toys R Us is having not one, but two events that your kiddos will not want to miss out on.

Join Toys R Us for their LEGO® Star Wars™ event that takes place this Saturday, November 19th from 12-2PM. The kids can go on a scavenger hunt & get a FREE LEGO Star Wars Minifigure!

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Then return back on Sunday, November 20th from 2-4PM for the Toys R Us Pokémon trade and collect event. There will be FREE giveaways & more! Plus, Sun & Moon video games are here!

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For more information or to locate the Toys R Us nearest you check out their website: http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2255956

Also, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook to find out about other upcoming events.

https://twitter.com/ToysRUs

https://www.facebook.com/toysrus

***This was not a paid ad. I just have kids that LOVE Toys R Us and we always go to their events because they are so much fun!***