Thursday, August 8, 2013

Expo Time...follow the blue tape path!

It's hard to believe that this weekend is the D23 Expo. At the last two expos, lines have been an issue.  Anyone attending this event expects long lines (with the exception of premium ticket holders), but the challenge has been the navigation of these lines.  Ever try to follow a queue line made with painters tape that people are standing on?
I did a lap around the outside area and this year there is a change in how guests will line up.  Line 1 is for D23 members going to the show floor and runs in front of the convention  center.  Line 2 is for non-members members (who isn't a member now?).  And line "3" (unmarked) is for the arena.
It will be interesting to see if this improves anything.  I understand that guests who choose the arena will miss out on the stagepass distribution as arena line does not go in the show floor.  Here's to hoping for a smooth experience at expo 2013!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Interesting Snow White related articles and podcasts

In the last few weeks, I've been gearing up for the D23 expo (look for updates on my trip soon).  That means I've been agonizing over which Snow White shirts to pack, reading all kinds of different things, and trying to catch up on my podcasts.  With the end of google reader, I'm afraid I've completely neglected my new feedly account and have accumulated a shameful number of unread articles - I'm sure I've missed quite a few things, but here are some of things I've been checking out:

First, I've mentioned before that WEDway radio did a series to celebrate Snow White's 75th anniversary (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).  I finally caught up on my listening during a recent 8 hour drive through central California.  Matt and Nate did an absolutely fantastic job.  I found myself talking to them the whole time (or rather talking to myself in my car).  Take the time to listen to the series, it's really worth it!

Mice Chat's George Taylor has posted an article all about the Disney Inn.  Ever since I learned of this Snow White themed resort, I've been wishing for a time machine. has an article celebrating Marge Champion - she is turning 94 this year!  Marge was the live action reference model for Snow White, you can read more about her in a previous post on this website.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic is now on display until October at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  While I probably won't be making it to the east coast before that time, the website is beautiful!  Be sure to download the educator and family guide - it's really quite interesting.  They also have some merchandise for sale from the exhibit.