The Fit Expo Anaheim 2019

This weekend, TheFitExpo Anaheim took place between June 1st and June 2nd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Everyone from health care owners, personal trainers, retail buyers and consumers, fitness ambassadors and competitive bodybuilders and athletes. Each yeah the Expo attracts people of all ages and fitness levels.

There were tons of events to attend:

  • Arm wresting
  • Dodgeball competition
  • Zumba training
  • Group training zone
  • Various lifting competitions

There are always special celebrity guest that attend the expo one being Cassandra Martin! Tru Supplements Massy Arias and 4-time Olympian Jay Cutler have been a regular and promoting their products and expertise.

The best part of the expo is always leaning about new supplements and products. One in particular is Reign Body Fuel. This product has popped up in the vending machine at my job not know what it was or who. After the expo, I found out it is from the makers of Monster, which is already a popular brand and similar to Bang. However, there are differences. Even though Reign contains CoQ10, amino acids, electrolytes and vitamin B3, B6 and B12 it tastes somewhat more sweeter than Bang. This may not go well for some. The marketing is almost similar as well. That is another issue. As far as flavor, Peach Fizz is probably the best tasting.

SweetSweat, personally has reigned supreme at the expo. Nothing but fun and high energy, a life demo of their products, and always a free gym bag. As someone who trains 6 days a week and a fitness nerd, I own practically most of their products and if used correctly definitely beneficial.

Every expo I attend there are always something new, something interesting and/something funny. One booth was the Inspire Fitness Studio.

Some booths like to have fun, some will give out free samples and giveaways and then there are fitness challenges. Golds Gym always has fitness challenges. My forte is squats in which’s I did 610. I also did a 1 minute plank with Papa Barkley Essentials. Ironically did 40 banded squats with Shogun Sports.

Overall, The Fit Expo Anaheim was a successful fun filled fitness weekend. There was so much to do and see and family friendly. The growth of the fitness industry continues to evolve with innovative products and the rise of creative workouts introduced. Anaheim provides another greats fitness experience.

Comic Con Revolution 2019

Characters from The Avengers to Warcraft to other popular characters and fans alike gather at the third annual Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California. CCR attendees took photos with their favorite characters, browsed through the exhibit hall and attended panels.

Industry guests featuring the likes of Peter Cullen and the voice cast of Transformers, Sam Witwer who is the voice of Darth Mail and Agent Liberty from Supergirl and Phil Lamar who voices Samurai Jack and Hermès Conrad from Futurama!

Saturday hosts a day full of interesting panels. Being at noon, there is a panel on CBS’ longest running multi-camera sitcom in history, The Big Bang Theory after televising their final episode on May 16th. The contributing writer, Adam Faberman and Amanda Conner and Palmiotti discuss everything Big Bang Theory. It is bitter sweet for me as a fan since I have been watching The Big Bang Theory since freshman year in collage in 2008 (I was 18 years old then).

At 3pm begins the 35th anniversary of Transformers. It’s not just a panel, it’s a gathered celebration with the entire voice cast of Transformers. On top of that is the Stan Lee tribute. What would a comic con be without some mentioning of the iconic Stan Lee. Several esteemed guests gave tribute to the man who influenced and inspired generations of comic book fans, creators and the legacy he left.

Every year, at different conventions, I am impressed with the artists in artist alley. This year at CCR is no different. My excited is when artists create Sailor Moon fan gear and enamel pins.

The Disney Pin booth always draw the most attention at any convention. The Chibi Iron Man caught my eye the most especially after the release of Avengers: Endgame.

I did however purchase two pins: an Iron Man enamel pin and a Genie enamel pin.

I did expect to see a lot more Avengers. Iron Man, Captain America related merchandise. However, I did spot an amazing detail figure of the Infinity Gauntlet, Captain America and Iron Man. These are definitely a must for any fan and collector.

In addition, I learned about a new gummy by VPN Bytes. They are a new company selling gummies essentially for gamers. This definitely caught my interest being a fit nerd. The gummies helps protects from blue light and eye strain, increase focus and mental fatigue, helps with mental focus combining Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba. It doesn’t taste to bad either.

Overall, Comic Con Revolution definitely has potential to be a convention for the Inland Empire. If you go to conventions, support your local artists at artist alley or at least stop by and have a cool conversation. I do hope this conventions grows to where it can have the same good reputation as ALA.

Anime Pasadena 2019

Fans have gathered to Anime Pasadena on April 20th 2019, a one-day convention hosted by Nerdbot Media. It is even better that it is Easter Weekend. While Nerdbot Media has another one-day Convention, Nerdbot-Con, Anime Pasadena is on their second year held at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The convention hosted a lot of local and indie artists from unique merchandise to anime to clothing items, there is something for everyone. In addition to the artists, the cosplayers were all over the convention center and throughout downtown old Pasadena. The time and care each cosplayer took into their work was a delight. Outside the convention center was the place for all cosplayer and the best location for excellent photos. The photo rooms has always been the biggest staple for not Nerdbot hosted conventions. J Rulison has always been the main photographer with always having quality photos.

The highlight of the day, well for me, is the fashion show. I had the pleasure to be in the fashion show for My Hamachi Designs by Eunice Wang debuting her new line, Tong Hua Collection. Other designers include Princess Dreaming, Gumdrop Galaxy, Commons Only Clothing and A Read Thread Clothing.

Haro, Mandy, Sean, Laarnie, Vixey, Sekka, Simone, and me!

In addition to the fashion show, we had our monthly meetup for Harajuku day. Added some plaid for some Harajuku esthetic with my entire steampunk outfit.

Another highlight is Jason Paige singing the Poke’mon theme song. Now as for someone who is less than a year shy of 30 remember the first Poke’mon theme song is pure nostalgia for me.

Anime Pasadena was a small con in terms of space and square feet but it made up for in entertainment and awesomeness. Nerdbot’s states goal is to be “your alternative to the huge, faceless and expensive conventions with long lines that steal your soul and your wallet”. Looks like they succeeded for the second time.