April 29, 2014 @ 9:46 AM

... and attending the 3rd biggest Comic Con in the US
By Ryan Thomason on April 24, 2014

Deadpool photobomb

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend FanX, which is a convention here in Utah that was spawned from the success of the 2013 Salt Lake Comic Con. They just announced that for FanX they had over 100,000 passionate lovers of all kinds of genres and divisions in Geekdom. Hell, I finally got to say I was one of them. With what my press credentials gave me access to at the least. This was also my first real convention experience, yes, I’m that late of a bloomer for a geek.

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April 23, 2014 @ 9:56 AM

A Man with Usher Syndrome Travels Around the Globe
By Rich Shea  April 21, 2014 posted on Foundation Fighting Blindness

Mike Walsh paragliding in New Zealand

There’s nothing like a sense of urgency to turn what seems like a crazy idea into reality. That’s what happened to Mike Walsh in January, when he decided to make exceptional use of a pass a friend who’s a Delta flight attendant had provided him before it ran out. She was compelled to do so because Mike, who’s the son of David Walsh, a member of FFB’s board of directors, has Usher syndrome, which affects both his hearing and his vision.

“I’ve had hearing aids since I was a kid, but I’ve been pretty passive about my vision loss .........

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