Archive for October, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Posted on: October 23rd, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: This organization is the largest employer of full-time musicians in the country. Who is it?

A: The U.S. Armed Forces

*The U.S. armed forces field eleven ensembles and more than 100 smaller, active-duty and reserve bands.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Posted on: October 22nd, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: The average American house has three of these that no longer work. What?

A: air fresheners

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Posted on: October 21st, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 41% of women dress as this for Halloween. What?
A: cat

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Posted on: October 20th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 96% of women say this is the WORST thing to wear to bed. What?

A: Makeup!

Pensacon Halloween Fest – October 31

Posted on: October 20th, 2020 by brent

HalloweenFest

 
 
Get set for a full day of entertainment and family fun as Pensacon HalloweenFest takes over Museum Plaza, 120 E. Church St., in downtown Pensacola. The plaza is part of the University of West Florida Historic Trust and is adjacent to the J. Earle Bowden building, bordered by Church, Tarragona and Zaragoza streets.

Programming will be happening all day long including live performances on the Museum Plaza stage; costume contests for kids and adults; trick-or-treating, with free treat bags for the first 500 kids; vendors, artists, authors and celebrity guests; panels; food trucks; charity organizations and more. 

HalloweenFest is made possible by the support of the following generous sponsors: D’Luxe Printing; East Hill Medical Group; Cat Country 98.7 FM; The Gulf Coast CW; WEAR TV-3; Breakthru Beverage; Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe; Stay the Spa; Anytime Fitness; Cactus Cantina; Laura D. McAuley, DDS – Pediatric Dentist; Four Seasons Catering & Eatery; Wacked Out Weiner; 3 Alarm Comics; CosWed; Sacred Grounds Tattoo Studio; Suzahdi; Bug Eye; and Cordy’s Corner. 

 

COVID-19 Protocols

Pensacon is committed to keeping all HalloweenFest attendees, volunteers and guests safe during the continuing pandemic.

As such, all attendees will be required to wear face coverings over their noses and mouths at all times while attending HalloweenFest. Acceptable coverings include face masks, scarfs/bandanas, loose face coverings or full face shields. There will be no exception to this policy and those who refuse to wear adequate coverings will be asked to cover up or leave the plaza.

A designated eating area will be set up near the food vendors where attendees may unmask while eating and drinking. Please be aware of social distancing while in the eating area and keep your party at least six feet from other unmasked parties.

All of our vendors, performers, food trucks, etc. will be set up with proper social distancing between them. Vendors will remain behind their tables to maintain distance. 

We also ask attendees to be mindful of others and remain six feet apart from those outside their group as much as possible in the outdoor setting. 

We will have limited space in our panel area due to social distancing. 

Several hand sanitizing stations will be set up around the plaza, as well as a portable sink unit at the back of the plaza for hand washing.

Celebrity and artist guests

Pensacon is pleased to welcome two celebrity guests for HalloweenFest. Joining us will be actors Corin Nemec (“The Stand,” “Stargate SG-1,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”) and Jason London (“Dazed and Confused,” “Dracula II,” “Tales From the Crypt”). Both actors will be on-hand throughout the day to greet fans and (for a fee) sign autographs. 

We will also welcome three great artists for HalloweenFest. Thom Zahler (My Little Pony, Love & Capes, Warning Label) will make his first appearance at a Pensacon event and has designed two  limited-edition prints as well as the event T-shirt, all of which will be exclusively available at HalloweenFest. (A portion of all sales at the HalloweenFest merchandise booth will benefit the Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church Weekend For for Kids program). 

Also appearing are fan favorites Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Unearthed, Guy Gardner) and Roland Paris (Spider-Man, Black Panther, Dark X-Men, Ms. Marvel). All artists will have work for sale and will greet fans throughout the day.

Performance Schedule

Live entertainment will take place on the Museum Plaza throughout the day, including music, costume contests, saber demonstrations and a few surprises:

  • 10 a.m.: Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra
  • 10:45 a.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training
  • 11 a.m.: Salty Air Aerial Arts
  • 11:45 a.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training
  • Noon: Goldmine
  • 1 p.m.: Gulf Coast Saber Training
  • 1:15 p.m.: Fire performer Riley Sears
  • 1:45 p.m.: Three Bean Soup
  • 2:45 p.m.: Perdido Performing Arts Dancers
  • 3 p.m.: Kid’s Costume Contest presented by Cat Country 98.7 FM
  • 4 p.m.: Adult Costume Contest
  • 5:30 p.m.: Nik Flagstar

All children ages 12 and younger are encouraged to enter the kid’s costume contest at no charge. There will be a $5 fee (cash only) for ages 13 and older to enter the adult costume contest. 

Panel Schedule

HalloweenFest will include several entertaining panel discussions featuring our guests and others inside the J. Earle Bowden Building. Socially-distanced seating is VERY limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to guarantee a seat. 

  • 11 a.m.: Jason London
  • 12:15 p.m.: Nightmare Theatre
  • 1:30 p.m.: Comic book creators
  • 2:45 p.m.: Corin Nemec

Want to go?

Monday, October 19, 2020

Posted on: October 19th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: In the last ten years, THIS has increased in weight by 40%. What?

A: a woman’s purse

Friday, October 16, 2020

Posted on: October 16th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: The average person says the farthest they would drive for this is 100 miles. What?
A: to retrieve a cell phone

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Posted on: October 15th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 33% of Americans still do this at least once a month. What?

A: walk into a bank

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posted on: October 14th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 42% of couples always do this separately. What?
A: laundry

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Posted on: October 13th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: Nearly seven in ten of us do this when we go to a restaurant. What?

A: take pics of their food