Saving Lt. Sulu (and making bank) on 3312 2008

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A few years ago, the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California closed its doors for good. The museum’s contents were auctioned off, putting the wax crew of Star Trek Enterprise in serious danger of being dispersed to the highest bidders.

Space Grrl on 3312 2008

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Espying a shapely Trekkie in a mini uniform as she took in the attractions at the WorldCon, I began discretely shooting some video of her (read: from behind) when a nearby voice said “And she’s a rocket scientist.”

Earth 2 Sci-Fi Fandom on 3312 2008

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Having missed that year’s mother of all Cons — San Diego’s annual Comic-Con International — I wound up attending the much older and DIY-ier World Science Fiction Convention (held in Anaheim that year)…along with the largest group of social misfits I’d ever seen under one convention hall roof.

My Beef With Cowpokin’ on 3312 2008

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In case you’re wondering, I do have a beef with gay rodeoin’. But it’s not the rampant violation of No Shirt, No Service policy I witnessed at the LA Gay Rodeo.

Gay Rodeo Makes You Limp on 3312 2008

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The 2006 LA Gay Rodeo made me limp (but only because I hadn’t worn boots for a while and I was on my feet for hours). Otherwise, I was good to go, as I sensed plenty of cowgirls and boys at the rodeo were.

Gay rodeo ain’t fer sissies on 3312 2008

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My first reaction to the 2006 LA Gay Rodeo was: Are you JOKING, GAY PEOPLE! It’s an election year! aren’t you already dealing with enough bull*%#? (Or should I say guacamole? Guacamoled is rodeospeak for when a dim-witted cow craps itself all over you, as in Ann Coulter just guacamoled me.)

Paloma Apartments (Historic) on 3311 2008

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Circa 1913

This historic Ocean Front Walk apartment building, once known as Paloma Apartments, is now home to Venice Phoenix House rehabilitation center.

503 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

C.A.V.E. Gallery on 3311 2008

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507 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 428.6387

C.A.V.E. Gallery
Map

Sponto Gallery on 3311 2008

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7 Dudley Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 399-2078

Sponto
Map

This eclectic gallery, in the tiny storefront space once occupied by seminal Beat scene hang Venice West Cafe, hosts 7 Dudley Cinema’s regular screenings of experiment films, art films and documentaries. Sponto is both a quintessential and essential Venice venue.

Life On Venice: This Year’s Sneer on 3311 2008

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Bassist, board store, sneer.

Digital photograph

April 19, 2008
Mollusk
Venice, California

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