Archive | June 2012

Course of the Force

Lucasfilm Ltd., Nerdist Industries and Octagon have teamed up to present Course of the Force, an Olympic torch style relay run with lightsabers, where participants will make a journey from Santa Monica to San Diego while benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

At quarter-mile markers (much less than 12 parsecs), participants will hand off the official Hasbro Ultimate FX Course of the Force lightsaber to the next runner as they begin their leg of the journey. Course of the Force will take place July 7-11, in the days leading up to the annual San Diego Comic Con International.

Nerdist Industries’ founder Chris Hardwick and co-hosts will follow the action from the Course of the Force lead vehicle each day, broadcasting live to the Nerdist platform, including its YouTube channel

As the Course makes its stops along the iconic California coast, Star Wars™-themed parties, contests and live Nerdist shows will cap off each day for fans to enjoy.

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National Women’s Survivors Convention

A first-time national convention that will celebrate women’s survivorship of cancer will debut in Music City next year. The National Women’s Survivors Convention is scheduled for August 22-24, 2013, at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Designed around the theme of “Take Charge,” the convention will inspire attendees to recharge, move forward and transform themselves in an environment of camaraderie – sharing their stories of survivorship and being motivated by the spirit and stories of others. More than 2,000 survivors, their caregivers and family members from throughout North America will experience a combination of national-caliber speakers, celebrity entertainers, personal enrichment workshops and high-touch networking opportunities.
Already billed as “The Nation’s Premier Cancer Survivor Convention for Women,” the event will also showcase renowned experts from the worlds of fashion, food, finance, fitness and health along with some of the nation’s most noted cancer experts. A fashion show and benefit concert will add to the convention’s festive feel. A special seminar track will be geared for younger survivors aged 18-35.
For additional information or to inquire about speaker, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please call (615) 719-0741 or visit