Anime Expo 2018 Serves Up Pop Culture, Part One

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Anime Expo, the largest celebration of anime pop culture in North America, once again took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this month. Virtually every facet of Japanese popular culture was represented with gusto as 110,000 fans devoured content for five days on video games, film, tv, cosplay, animation, music, and traditional arts. Industry … Continue reading "Anime Expo 2018 Serves Up Pop Culture, Part One"
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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

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During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' "A Galaxy of Stories" pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart. Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday.
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DISNEY CHANNEL, DISNEY XD, AND DISNEY JUNIOR ANNOUNCE STAR-FILLED EVENTS FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017

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Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will present one-of-a-kind experiences during D23 Expo 2017, taking place Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The lineup includes Q and A panels featuring the voice casts of Disney XD's DuckTales series and Disney Channel's Tangled: The Series, plus a special appearance by the stars and director of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. Disney Channel and Disney XD cast members from Stuck in the Middle, Bizaardvark, K.C. Undercover, Walk the Prank, and MECH-X4 will greet fans at the D23 Expo's Talent Central throughout the weekend.
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2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Race Expo

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Though I didn’t run any of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend races this year, I visited the Expo. I wrote in my previous blog about my experiences working at the Expo that day as a paid employee. After my shift was over, I spent some time walking around the Expo. I was surprised that … Continue reading "2017 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Race Expo"
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A Day in the Life of a Race Support Employee

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Earlier this year many long-time runDisney runners and race volunteers were very surprised when runDisney announced that they would not be using volunteers at the upcoming Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. Instead race support would be provided by employees of two temporary employment agencies. Employees would be compensated at a rate of $13/hour – higher … Continue reading "A Day in the Life of a Race Support Employee"
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Disney Dream Store Returns to the D23 Expo with One-of-a-Kind Items and Unique Collectibles

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The Disney Dream Store will return to the D23 Expo 2017 with expo-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Parks. The store will also be the location of special autograph sessions with Disney authors and artists. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (available soon for download) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.
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