Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST Finale Party!!!!

As everyone in the known universe knows, this weekend was the series finale for the TV show LOST. There was an event being held in Los Angeles at The Orpheum sponsored by Global Cash Card and Jay & Jack (of The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack) wherein 2,000 fans got to see the 2.5 hour finale projected on the big screen. Also included in this night of fun were interviews with stars from the show, results from a fan-submitted video contest (including an amazing award of a DHARMA van), and a live podcast by Jay and Jack.
As you may have guessed, I was there. Here's who else was:

Jay Glatfelter of Jay & Jack

Jack Glatfelter of Jay & Jack

Michael Purcell from the sponsor company Global Cash Card

Malcolm David Kelley, who's character of Walt Lloyd was one of the most intriguing and mysterious of the early seasons (and remains so to this day)

Ralph Apel of the Dharmalars podcast (with flash stars in his eyes)


Eric Lange, who played the DHARMA Initiative Head of Research Stuart Radzinsky

Colleen McAllister, from YuBlog.org (and Jay's fiance)

Neil Hopkins, whose character of Liam Pace started the band Drive Shaft with his baby brother Charlie

Clif Armstrong, the man behind the videos for Jay & Jack

Kris White, from The Official Lost Podcast (and other ABC podcasts)

Tommy "Tiny" Lister, while not a LOST actor, a prolific actor nonetheless. He was also a professional wrestler: Zeus!

L. Scott Caldwell, who's character of Rose Nadler survived the series from the pilot episode to the end

Sterling Beaumon, the young Ben Linus

Andrea Gabriel, who played the love of Sayid's life Nadia (but not his afterlife)

Jo Garfein of the wildly popular LOST-themed blog JOpinionated

Michael Emerson giving the spine-chilling Benjamin Linus stare


LOST

Until next time,
Rick

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Portroids Is With CoCo!!

Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television tour has arrived in Colorado. Over the past two days I've had the great honor to meet a lot of people associated with the tour and they were all awesome! For more details on the tour, check out the Team CoCo website. The pictures will be up on portroids.com in the next few days. Until then, enjoy them here:

Conan O'Brien!!!


Head writer Mike Sweeney


Team CoCo blogger "Big Bley" Aaron Bleyaert


Legally Prohibited Band member James "The Worm" Wormworth


Legally Prohibited Band member Mark "The Loveman" Pender


Legally Prohibited Band member Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg


Legally Prohibited Band member Jerry Vivino


Legally Prohibited Band member Mike Merritt


We're seeing the show tomorrow night, so I'll post an additional update about the event itself then. Maybe I'll also get the chance to get some more portroids, too!!

UPDATE!

5/11/10 Saw the Denver show last night and absolutely loved it. It was hilarious from beginning to end. I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I won't. See the tour if you have a chance. All in all it was a fantastic experience.

Here are the additional portroids I took (and some relevant ones taken at previous events):


Show writer and comedian Deon Cole


Andy Richter (photo from 2009 SF Sketchfest)


Opening act, the incomparable Reggie Watts (photo from 2009 Bumbershoot)


Legally Prohibited Band member Jimmy Vivino


Legally Prohibited Band member Scott Healy


Special musical guest performer, Isaac Slade from The Fray



Team Coco!!
Rick
portroids@hotmail.com