NYCC 2016 – still finding reasons to return to the Javits

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Stories

It happened again. “This will be my last year at Comic Con.” I whispered the words aloud after getting shamed by some dude in his 40s into walking to the back of the Will Call line. So I tried to sneak in front of a few hundred people. This is New York. That’s what happens […]

“I’ve never seen dinosaurs on a dinosaur dig site before”

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Stories

Among people who meet “people” there’s sometimes a fear that the “person” you’re meeting will not live up to the hype. I’m pleased to say that Jack Horner lives up to the hype. To promote the Science Center’s annual Gala, we came up with the idea of dumping 35 tons of sand into a man-made […]

When you recreate the last meal served on the Titanic the quartet is mandatory

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Stories

We recreated the last dinner served on the Titanic as a media/opening event for our new exhibition. It was a smash hit with almost everyone in attendance. One of our board members even said it was, “The best event you’ve ever put on here… Everything was really first class.” I don’t chase approval up and […]

I play this game where I draft press statements for people

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Stories

Just one of the many weird things I do. Sometimes I’ll take a person who was recently in the news and draft what I consider the ideal press statement for them. I like it because it’s a fun character development exercise. A lot of times what I draft is far more cliche than what the […]

Technology can stop mass shootings, but we have to demand it first

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Stories

In the midst of all the noise about what do with the country’s gun problem one group always seems to slip by without worry or wear: the gun manufactures. I don’t get it. Why do We the People not demand technological regulations that would require manufacturers to build smarter and safer guns? Guns that can […]

Dynamite up close doesn’t look that threatening

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Stories

This is easily one of the coolest videos we’ve made. Had a great time filming it with Haley and one of our interns. Dynamite looks completely innocuous. This dynamite looked like yellow rolls of Mentos. One of my favorite quotes was something that didn’t make it into the video, but the site project manager said […]

Unexpected joy

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Stories

I wrote this originally as a talk I was going to give at an all-staff meeting. I think it would have killed, but it came to me in the 11th hour and changing what I already submitted wasn’t feasible. I’m posting it here instead, because I want to get it out there. I’d like to […]

Space Party part 2 takes it to the next level

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Stories

Space Party 2 was a ton of fun. Similar to the first, but with enough twists that it kept things fresh. The Space Shuttle slide was really something else: Getting ready for Space Party! Festivities start at 11am in Governors Hall :) — LibertyScienceCenter (@LibertySciCtr) August 1, 2015 Jacqueline Laurita was super nice and […]

Lee Moses – ‘Bad girl’ stopping the summer slump

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Stories

So good. Thanks, Lee. July has been hot, but this jam is so cool. We’re hosting another Space event in early August at the science center. I wish we could put the resources behind something else, but the publicity bump from these events always seems to go well, so it is what it is. I […]

Waxing poetic about Pluto

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Stories

We hosted an event this morning that was basically a bunch of people sitting around watching NASA TV until there was confirmation that New Horizons was at its closest point to Pluto. The program itself was pretty basic. A slideshow presentation with some interactives. We raffled off a 3D printed New Horizons model. That was […]