For those of you who are unaware of the Disney College Program, this is an amazing opportunity for young people throughout the world to gain experience and education from the happiest place on earth. Not only do the participants get to live and work at Disney Land or Disney World, but they also get access to amazing classes ranging on everything from HR, marketing, to engineering internships. It’s also a paid internship! The pay isn’t great but finding an internship these days that pays anything is hard enough.
The program generally lasts 5-7 months and the basic arrangement is that you work part time to full time in the park while you gain other experience through networking events and collegiate level classes. For more information on the specifics of the program visit their website here.
I was recently excepted into the Spring Advantage program for 2016 and I could not be more excited! I will be headed to Walt Disney World in mid-January so I will be updating you on my progress leading up to and throughout the experience. Stay tuned for more updates!
I am a huge crafter. I have a really hard time sitting still when I’m hanging out at my house, and a way that I have found to keep myself busy is cross stitching! I absolutely love it, whether you are trying to find a nice and calm way to deal with stress or you are just looking for something to do; cross stitching can be down right therapeutic and its super cheap and easy to do.
For those of you who are into cross stitching as well, I have accumulated a small collection of specifically geeky cross stitch patterns which are always very fun. Feel free to peruse my selections, and I’ll keep you posted on the ones I have actually completed myself! Me latest project is this beautiful Lord of the Rings specific to your left, and you can find the pattern for it on my Pinterest board here! I’ve massed patterns ranging on everything from firefly to game of thrones. Make sure to follow me 😀
If you want to get started on cross stitching its super super super cheap and I would highly recommend it. the thread is generally about 20 cents a pop and lasts you a long time. The fabric is also around a dollar… If you want a starter kit you can get them at your local craft store or here. If you have questions about cross stitching feel free to ask!
Finally all of our worrying has come to an end. Star Wars will have a presence at San Diego Comic Con and it is the best news I have gotten in a very long time. After all this time of debating whether or not they would stay away from Comic Con because of D23 or not, the wait is over. They have actually posted the entire schedule for their events here.
The biggest news is that they have already announced that they ill be in Hall H on Friday. They haven’t said what time but I can guarantee you it will be a mad house. I am a Hall H’er myself and I remember last year when Marvel AND Lord of the Rings was there on the same day… that was crazy. I’m sure this will be worse. Comic Con themselves have not released the schedule so this may be subject to change but I doubt that’ll happen if they were confident enough to put it on their own website.
For those of you who do not want to battle the crazy people like me waiting in line for Hall H, there are more events for you to attend! There will be smaller panels with the publishers and even one on Star Wars collectables. There will also be an event open to the public in the Gas Lamp District outside the convention center, no passes needed! This seems to be some sort of interactive experience where you can duel Disney Characters with light sabers so I have to say, I’m already a fan. They also mentioned their will be surprise visits so this would definitely be a good place to stake out!
Below is the official schedule from Starwars.com. I’ll be updating you with more info as I get it. May the Force be with you!
Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in conversation with Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.
Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.
ILM 40th Anniversary, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures — to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.
Does anyone remember when Netflix only allowed you to stream a certain amount of hours of television a month? I do not think I could possibly survive in a world like that anymore. If you are anything like me you have probably spent a few hours, days…. weeks…. (however much time you want to admit) binge watching tv or movies on Netflix. Whether you are just bored or looking for an escape of distraction Netflix is the answer that many of us have been looking for and is always dependable and interesting.
As a chronic binge watcher myself, I know the struggle of looking through the seemingly endless supply of things to watch on Netflix and realizing you’ve basically watched everything you wanted to watch already. Not wanting to go to Hulu and dealing with commercials or paying more for Amazon Prime, it has made me watch shows that I wouldn’t normally seek out on more than one occasion and I have been pleasantly surprised.
For my suggestions on what to watch on Netflix this summer, please visit the links below and reap the benefits of my addiction.