Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Magical Road Trip Through Time and Space!

This week’s assignment from the League: Pop Culture Road Trip

Last week, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers‘ presented their DIY skills.  Now, it’s time to kick off Summer and hit the road with this week’s assignment…
Pop culture road trip! Money is no object, what is your ultimate pop culture destination?

Since this is an imaginary road trip, we might as well ride in style with the DeLoreon Time Machine, or the T.A.R.D.I.S. If you prefer. Either would come in real handy since different events that we'll be stopping at all take place at different times. This way, we can hit all of them in any order we want. But, since I'm in Utah we'll start there. 

First, we're gonna hit up some conventions. SLC Fantasy Con (the first one in Utah), SLC Comic Con (3rd Comic con in Utah), and finally the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. After the Utah cons we're off to Retro Con, Brick Con, and Minecon. I attended the first Comic Con in Utah last year. That's when DI Treasures really took off. (Last years Comic Con)

I missed E3, but that's what time machines are for. While I'm at it though I might as well skip ahead to Next years E3 and the 2015 New York Toy Fair. Might as well check out the quirky and weird New York Troll Museum too while we're there.

After all that excitement it's time to take things easy in Preston, Idaho; home of Jared and Jerusha Hess and Napoleon Dynamites stomping grounds.

Then it's just a quick hop, skip, and a jump to Studio Ghibli in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. I've always wanted to meet Muta.


And since it's close by we might as well run through the Nintendo museum in Osaka.

As we work our way back home, why not make a quick stop at LEGO headquarters in Billund, Denmark; where we can poke around in the basement. LEGO keeps 1 of every set ever made down there!


I love a good yard sale. You just never know what you'll find for pennies on the dollar. It can be a real pain though driving from sale to sale. I wish they could just all line up in a row. I'd go to the flea market, but the Utah swap meet hasn't been all that great in recent years.

So, at the end of my pop cultural road trip let's cruise through a gigantic 3 day yard sale. The 127 sale to be precise. It's the longest yard sale in the world! You never know what you'll find there. It's good clean fun.

(Luckily, I really will be attending Fantasy Con At the Salt Palace here in Utah next month! You can expect a full report come July 3rd.)

And that concludes our road trip! I have no idea how long it would take to do all that, but I would be in hog heaven. Where would you go? Check out where other League members are headed:

G.I. Jigsaw heads out to Shermer, Illinois

At Space For Rent road trips are shaken, not stirred.

Enjoy some nostalgic summer fun with Rich at The Nerd Nook.


  1. Visiting the 127 sale has been on my bucket list for a long time. Maybe I'll see you there! ;)

  2. I wish I could go this year, but it's not likely. Fantasy Con is going to be really good, so that should hold me over for a while. One day though, I will make the trek.