Las Vegas, part 4

Sunday 10 August 2014

We watched the closing ceremonies on the TV in the room.
Facts and figures:
Lots of charity…. the geeks are a generous lot:
$33,569 raised for Hackers for Charity (which provides hardware and education in Africa)
$114,000 + raised for the Electronic Frontier Foundation      (oh, and from one of the
presentations I watched:  Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices    )
DefCon Kids:  400 children participated in kids programming, 50% of whom were girls!

Sunday night we went to Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana.  Again, I sketched the stage while we waited.  During the performance the theater was too dark and the action too fast for me to try to sketch!

Photos here.

“Only in Vegas” observations:
-Tablet video screen with ads at the sink in the casino restroom!
-On the Breakfast menu:  “O’Hare of the Dog” is a 24 oz Miller Lite (in a bag) and a side of bacon.
-Convenience store has personalized playing cards with a large selection of first names.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Las Vegas, part 4

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Glad you survived the weirdest city in the US!

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