Sunday, October 24, 2010

UPDATE: first Little Steel Derby Girls home match Saturday!

UPDATE: Youngstown beat Lansing in their first home match, 232 - 41!

from the LSDG's website:

Become a Little Steel Derby Girl:
Fresh Meat Market
November 1st, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
at Youngstown Skate
7080 Tiffany Boulevard
Youngstown, OH 44514-1956


bonus: video from the downtown zombie crawl...

if nothing else, zombies are a courteous folk.

There were a lot of people all dressed up going to the symphony last night and this set of local zombies quickly made it through the intersection right in front of Powers Auditorium.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

first Little Steel Derby Girls home match Saturday!

If you need a break from being a zombie all day on Saturday, head on out to Youngstown Skate on Tiffany Blvd. for the first home match of the Little Steel Derby Girls.

The ladies will be looking to knock out those Vixens of the North, from Lansing Michigan. Match starts at 7pm.

More info on the team can be found at their website.

all photos courtesy of DownForce Imaging

Thursday, October 21, 2010

hundreds of people to attend 2010 Youngstown zombie crawl this saturday

Who is going to take home the 2010 "Best Zombie Jay Williams" prize?

The 2010 Zombie Crawl will make its way throughout the street of the downtown this Saturday.

Some of the activities include:
- 3pm kick-off at Oak Hill Cemetery, with self-guided historical tours

- 3pm onward, for $5 get painted like a zombie by The Oakland Center for the Arts

- 5pm registration for crawl at Anthony's on the River

- 6:30pm begin mass crawl of zombie across Mr. Peanut Bridge

- 7pm zombies of the world unite at Central Square to being dancing and party

- post 7pm: Mayor Jay Williams, Channel 33 WYTV Reporter Greta Mittereder and Channel 27 WKBN Reporter Jennifer Jefcoat will judge best zombie competition for the categories of:
Best Zombie Bride
Best Zombie YSU Student
Best Zombie Celebrity
Best Zombie Kid
Best Zombie Mayor Jay Williams

buses will then take people all over town to zombie-hop at local watering holes.

AND pumpkin bocce / historical tours at the Burt Building, courtesy of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

LAWN-CON 2010 - a new ultra cool Youngstown event launches this Saturday

video recap: (story here)

"Youngstown is my Gotham City."
-- Chris Yambar

This Saturday, October 9 2010, a new free event will take place in the city: LAWN-CON.

Just off Mahoning Avenue in the west side's Rocky Ridge Neighborhood, Lawn-Con will be a comic book convention taking place in local artist Chris Yambar's front lawn.

From the facebook page of the event:
"LAWN-CON 2010 is a mini yard convention designed to build a bridge between the general public who can't find comic books in stores any more, fans who love the hobby, and those who are actually working in the industry. It is "grass roots" in nature and just a whole bunch of fun. A Meet-n-Greet, if you will.

There will be limited-edition t-shirts, an event print, photo opportunities, an art contest, portfolio reviews and awards given for best costumes throughout the day. This event will be captured on film and turned into a documentary.

Fans and pros will be interviewed...and made instantly famous when the final cut is released just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season. Snippets will appear on YouTube.

There is FREE admission to the general public for this event. Fans will have access to all pre-approved comics professionals who "set up their own table" by 10:30 AM. Chairs will be provided. Comics and sketches are available for a fee. There is no charge for autographs!"
More info on the event, including attending artists can be found here.

As an additional bonus, First Book Mahoning Valley will be on hand, passing out FREE BOOKS to every child in attendance.

What a great organization.

Lawn-Con 2010
in the front lawn of Youngstown's Chris Yambar
of "the Simpsons" and "Mr. Beat" fame
23 S. Hartford Avenue
Yo O 44509
October 9 from 11am to 5pm

"kickin grass, and taking names"