Festivals

Beer History: Oktoberfest

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Germany’s history with beer is a storied one to be sure and the German style of beer-making is easily the most proliferated and widely accepted standard the world over. One could point to different moments throughout history as being the crucial point that led to Germany’s zymurgical ascension – the formation of the Hanseatic League, the Reinheitsgebot, etc. – but perhaps none seems as relevant to the modern imbiber as the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen, now known as . While those other tales of German beer lore are worth telling and I …

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37th annual Lincolnville Festival

  A series of events will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the settlement of and the dedication of Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park at the 37th annual Lincolnville Festival. This year’s festivities will celebrate an important milestone for the Lincolnville neighborhood. Lincolnville: A Historic Timeline will be presented from 6-9pm September 16 by Lift Up Lincolnville Revitalization Corporation and installed in the Galimore Community Center hallway. The program tells the entire story of Lincolnville’s history from Native American hunting ground to today’s fast-growing community. In 1866, Lincolnville was founded by recently freed slaves and later played a major role …

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September #EatUpJax

Chef is stepping on over to the to open a second restaurant in our area, Gilbert’s Social. We’re thrilled that we don’t have to go all the way out to Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in for a taste of what he can do! Our contributor gave Gilbert’s Social a visit, . Last month, in the old O’Brothers space in , Five Points Tavern opened its doors. Expect lively bar-fare from their menu, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails. The long-awaited  is still undergoing construction. Word is they will be opening in 2017. “full-bodied, deep, and complex with notes of caramel, dark …

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Jacksonville’s Fan Lexicon unites nerds of all ages

Nerdites, Kyle Willis, Fan Lexicon, EU Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville’s started on Friday, August, 19, 2016 at the Lexington Hotel. This three day event was full of cosplay, karaoke, Pokemon Go events and more. People who travel all over the East Coast, and even those who reside in Orlando made their way to Lexicon to sell their items or to simply indulge in all that Lexicon has to offer. The anime room, filled with Sailor Moon cosplayers, consisted of karaoke and different booths. The fun and light vibes motivated anyone to simply let go of their shyness and join the group. Vendors spread throughout Lexicon were there with original …

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“Drawing in a Crowd” JACKSONVILLE COMIC SCENE-THE COMICS ARE ALIVE

If you put the greatest writer in the world and the greatest artist in the world in the same room, there is a good chance they will make a work of transformed images and magnified words. A comic book, to be exact. Jacksonville, Florida, is the home of a slew of comic creators and innovators. We have heroes, leaders and ambitions that are so grand that they can only be contained just beyond our imaginations. We are also lucky to be the home of several fine comic shops and cons. The comic book stores, the hobby shops and the conventions …

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Dressing Your Fantasy At Fan Lexicon

Cosplaying is a combination of the words costume and play.  Part of it is organization, form, and unity. Another part of it is satisfaction, enjoyment, and entertainment. Having the freedom to be anything, anyone, and in any way you see fit is a tempting idea. It is a blank canvas for icons like Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America to be portrayed in our own respective definitions. If a person is disabled, for instance, that isn’t a wall to them in cosplay; it can truthfully be an empowerment. Acceptance takes on a human shape as a person changes how they …

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Gathering Cons: An Unconventional Idea

Passions drive us to seek out the amazing, the unknown, and the fantastic. For collectors of the finer things in life, there are few greater ambitions than discovering what is curious and exciting. A fan is deeply passionate, even to the extent that they wish to demonstrate this affection to others. It is when fans gather together that something very unique takes place, namely a convention, or a Con for short. These conventions are organized events that act as outlets for expression and gathering points for fans to connect to each other. They are massive social points where new treasures …

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Fan Lexicon – Fun for All & All for Fun

Information: fanlexicon.com or (904) 880-4281   Tickets: fanlexicon.com, $10-$80 When: August 20 and 21, 2016 Where: Lexington Hotel and Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk – 1515 Prudential Drive Acceptance, relaxation and socialization make conventions sound like a trip to the beach. Honestly, to a degree they are, minus all of the sand. There is a joy to collecting and a natural glow from admiring fans that is just as bright as sunlight. It is in this area of appreciation that shines best. Fan Lexicon is a multi-genre convention that celebrates all aspects of fandom including toys, anime, cult classic films, comics, and …

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We got connected! Connection Festival 2016

Summer in Florida have it all: the blistering hot sun, torrential rain storms, 100% humidity, and most importantly, fans willing to brave the elements for their love of music. This year’s was no different, as the annual music festival saw its greatest attendance yet.  Hosted by Pauly Shore, a.k.a. the Weasel, and x102.9 fm, the festival featured a wide range of artists from big names to some local favorites including Wu-Tang Clan, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, the Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, Big Data, and many more. Pauly Shore kept everyone entertained in-between sets, bantering with both the crowd …

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Connection Fest: Interview with JB Brisendine from Brother Hawk

Connection Festival Saturday July 23, 2016 Metropolitan Park Tickets & More Info about Connection Festival : http://www.connectionfestival.com/ More Information about Brother Hawk: http://brotherhawkatl.com/ With all of the insanity that is going on in our world today, we could all use a good dose of Brother Hawk! These Atlanta based rockers are redefining “Blues Rock” with authenticity and unique style that takes all things good to a new level. I got the opportunity to chat with vocalist, writer, and guitarist JB Brisedndine about all things “Big Medicine,” tour life and the fun stories that come along with it, and most importantly …

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