Michael Pollan’s “Cooked” book talk and signing

Michael Pollan came to NYC in April to promote his new book “Cooked” at the Barnes & Nobles at Union Square. For those that don’t know who he is, he is an American author of many food related books such as In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and  has been involved with many food documentaries such as King Corn [2007] and Food, Inc [2008]. He’s an advocator of eating real food (unrefined and non-processed) and is against factory farming of animals.

This was my first book talk and signing event ever and I did not know what to expect. I was surprised how many people showed up for the event. I had to stand in the standing section since the seating section was already filled up.

Barnes & Nobles book event area

Barnes & Nobles book event area

How it works is fans were encouraged to come early to purchase a book before the talk Continue reading

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition – Should you go?

Entrance to The Game of Thrones: The Exhibition in NYC

Entrance to The Game of Thrones: The Exhibition in NYC

While this post is about the Game of Thrones: The Exhibition event in New York City that took place from March 28 to April 3, 2013, the general event will most likely be the same across all locations. Fans in the Belfast area will get to a chance to view many of the props and costumes of the popular HBO show and most importantly, take a picture on the Iron Throne! The event is from June 8 – June 17, 2013.

There are two lines for getting into the exhibition, one of which is the reserved line. The regular line was extremely long and stretched down around the corner. I heard that it was a 4 hour wait (if you’re lucky). Continue reading