In truth, this guy, being hauled around in a golf cart (while a nine-years-his-senior Stan Lee walked around), made sure that no media could be a part of anything he was involved in (partial shaming to Adam West for going along with Friday-night's media shut-out), which included his grand chat mid-afternoon on Saturday. People like myself attempting to cover the event as a whole couldn't even sit in the back and watch unless we forked over extra cash. And this isn't even the Con's fault; they signed the man and, it being their first year, simply allowed every rider stipulation to be enforced. With all due respect to the man's career and achievements, I didn't attend the event to make a millionaire richer, so to hell with William Shatner. I fully support the people in the thick of it all, the booths and local representatives at Comic Con who had no issue talking to people. You can check out all my photos from Saturday in this gallery here. Before we go to events, here's the latest look at the 337 Memorial Wall.
To be honest, the next couple of weeks are very dry on non-concert-related material. So, here's a brief rundown of what's sitting on my calendar. Sunday will have the latest Urban Flea Market on 600 South; the next Avenues Block Party will take place at Hatch Family Chocolates on Sept. 13; the Dirty Dash returns to Soldier Hollow on Sept. 14; Utah Pride Center Week kicks off on Sept. 15, which includes a number of events; the last Red Butte Show will take place on Sept. 16; and finally, Provo Pride (which I'll discuss more later on the blog) will happen on Sept. 21.
As for the blog: I'll get back into concert coverage on Monday, chat with a local non-alcoholic brewer, speak with someone making waves on Internet radio, preview the Comedy Carnival, check in with SLAC over its first performance of the new season and talk about Provo Pride before it happens next week. At least, that's the plan, provided everything goes according to schedule and my computer doesn't die a horrible death as I take it to the operating table in a moment. As always, we'll see what happens.
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