Summer was pretty good to us this year. Fair weather, fun trips, and fine food. And one crazy Comic-Con event that was unlike the previous seven times I've gone.
Let's revisit the best stuff we did this summer!
We knew that Jamie and Adam go to Comic-Con every year for their Mythbusters panel, but we had no idea how seriously Adam took the show. In the weeks leading up to San Diego, we shot videos at Adam's workshop of his cosplay preparation, even though he only got to eventually wear three of his costumes incognito on the show floor. He started off with his awesome Ringwraith costume:
And then changed into his Rocketeer and No-Face costumes to surprise fans before his panel.
Of course, no Comic-Con trip would have been complete without my cosplay gallery. The engineers finished our new gallery template just in time for us to use it at Comic-Con. Many thanks and kudos to them.
Next up was one of our biggest scores of the year--a private tour and cooking session with the chefs at Modernist Cuisine, who we met earlier in the year at the Exploratorium. Maxime Bilet and Scott Heimendinger were extremely gracious in giving us cooking demonstrations and showing off their kitchen--which is also laboratory and workshop.
While we're exploring new developments in food and science, technology and hardware remains close to our hearts. Ryan Whitwam has been doing a stellar job keeping us up to date with what's new in the Android community, and his guide to setting up a Nexus 7 tablet was essential reading.
James was one of the more impressive makers we met this year. The air traffic controller has spent over a decade building a working 737 flight simulator out of a real Boeing cockpit, right in his garage. His project was, in a word, fantastic.
Some people collect stamps and some collect space race artifacts. Wes investigated the community of space program aficionados who clamor any relic related to American or international space programs. One collector even has a four-foot-by-four-foot hatch built for the International Space Station.
And yep, we finally got some time to spend with Jamie.