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Geek out at the STATE FAIR! + Weird Al concert!

www.bigfun.org -- July 12-28

Open 10 am to 10 pm on Sunday July 14.   See website for admission and other schedule info. 

The State Fair is offering some especially-geeky exhibits this year:

Hall of Heroes

In the CA Building

Stage Nine Entertainment Store’s 2013 feature exhibit is the world of superheroes! Hall of Heroes focuses on immersive experiences, placing you in the shoes of a super hero! The exhibit will explore the ideals and circumstances that create a super hero and push the boundary of what it means to be a super hero. “Hall of Heroes” will place you directly into the action by way of our most ambitious custom built environments ever built with a plethora of surprises around each corner!

“Hall of Heroes” will feature several themed, custom built environments that play to the topics and genre’s we will be exhibiting. Preliminary plans include:

The Hero CityScape:

Featuring five “blocks” of 20’ tall sky scrapers, the Cityscape consists of several groups of custom painted buildings complete with lights and sound. Step into the shoes of a super hero and see how your skills measure up against the various super powers that are demonstrated by different heroes! Interact with these Super Power testing stations to see how your strength, agility, problem solving and other skills measure up to superheroes!

Lots of activities and photo opportunities for you and your family at the Hero CityScape that you won’t want to miss!

The Batcave Experience:

Featuring a half scale replica of the 1960’s Barris Kustoms’ Batmobile as seen in the television series, The Batcave Experience is one exhibit not to be missed! Inside a realistic cave, the Batmobile is surrounded with props, lights, sound, info graphics and video interviews! Various movie props and artifacts from past and present major motion pictures and television shows can also be found here such as Ironman’s mask, Robin’s full costume and Thor’s hammer. Enter the Batmobile to be a part of a once in a lifetime photo opportunity! All of the components of the Batcave Experience come together to create an interactive environment that work together to tell the story of Superheroes as they have been presented throughout the decades!

- See more at: http://www.bigfun.org/come-to-the-fair/attractions/ca-building-exhibits/#sthash.q94WlBww.dpuf

 (Rumor has it there may even be a TARDIS display!)

 

5th Dimension Experience

Located in Building 5 Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 10: 00 p.m.

The 5th Dimension Experience is a new attraction in the fair industry and we are very excited to be one of the first venues it plays at. The 5th Dimension Experience is a walk through world of multiple 3D screens in a theatrical environment that also includes other elements such as theatrical lighting, lasers and ground fog. Fairgoers like you, wear theme park quality 3D glasses as they embark into the 5th Dimension Experience and find a crazy world of animated short videos including titles such as Captain Jacks Caribbean Adventures, The Spooky Castle, The Enchanted Forest, The adventures of Cecil the Seahorse and more. The animated videos are family friendly, appeal to all ages and rotate between several different videos during the day.

 

- See more at: http://www.bigfun.org/come-to-the-fair/attractions/expo-center-exhibits/#sthash.cCcLix19.dpuf

 

Weird Al Yankovic Concert! -- July 14 only!

8:00 PM “Weird Al” Yankovic The Apocalypse Tour- Toyota Concert Series on the Golden One Stage - See more at: http://www.bigfun.org/daily-schedule/sunday-july-14/#sthash.YRD3M1ak.dpuf

 We can discuss possible meet up plans (lunch? dinner?) in the comments.  Let me know if you are interested in doing so & suggestions/ideas are welcome. 

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  • Steph of w.

    Here! Finally!

    July 14, 2013

  • Steph of w.

    I should be leaving home & heading over shortly, around noon. Will try to "check in" when I arrive.

    July 14, 2013

    • Steph of w.

      Ugh "shortly" became 12:50 but I really am leaving now lol

      July 14, 2013

  • Steven Rose, J.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it after all. My car broke down and so I won't make it to the bus stop in time. I hope everyone has a great time though.

    July 14, 2013

  • Steph of w.

    I am not sure what time I am going. Maybe 1 pm? Feel free to use my cell.

    July 13, 2013

  • Steven Rose, J.

    For the Bat Cave, I'll definitely where my Batman tee for this one!

    July 13, 2013

  • Steven Rose, J.

    I might attend if I can get a discount from my work place (I work for the state). However, I'll probably be there mostly during the day (won't be able to stay for the Weird Al concert, as great and as funny some of his tunes are).

    July 13, 2013

  • Chris K.

    None of my friends could be convinced to see Al, and I'm dying to see this show. But I think the tickets are all assigned seating, has anyone bought a ticket already?

    July 2, 2013

    • Steph of w.

      Last year we watched from outside the seating area for free.

      July 11, 2013

    • Steph of w.

      Chris, my cell is[masked] if you want to try to meet up with us at the fair or show.

      July 11, 2013

  • Ashley B.

    although, i would dearly love to attend, I have been unexpectedly laid off.

    July 5, 2013

  • TimGowan

    Will certainly be there!

    July 2, 2013

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