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Spinning The Real Price Is Right Wheel At Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con

October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28

Today might go down as one of the most busiest days of the year. Literally, everything was happening: Tyler, The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Stan Lee’s Comic Con, a Red Bull Music Academy event, every single person’s Halloween party known to mankind… and here I am. Suffering because I missed an opportunity to interview Kamaiayah. She’s an artist I’ve been chasing for almost a year lmao. I got the call in the late afternoon to confirm and I wasn’t even on-site. Actual tears.

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And here I am. Comic Con in Los Angeles. I’m a total poser and totally don’t know shit about comics, but pop culture I can do. I always see all the happy campers every time the huge San Diego convention comes around. I just realized “con” is short for convention. Whoa lmao. And the fact that this was founded by comic legend Stan Lee… GOAT. Held annually, this is where the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and all things pop-culture come together and unite. Basically, it’s a one-stop shop to bringing all your favorite movies and cartoons to life.

For me, #FOMO. I’d never gone before. I just got out of class at 4pm and the Los Angeles Convention Center was 4 minutes away. I was approved for press, but wouldn’t have even known about it if someone didn’t reach out to me on LinkedIn. Random right? Anyways. I feel bad for saying this, but I have no filter on Twitter lmao. That shit smelled like straight doo-doo. It was not okay.

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It was quickly forgotten (or ignored). Cuteness overload. I was SO overwhelmed. There were so many costumes left and right, front and back… I legit didn’t know where to begin. But, I will say shout out to Comic Con for being extremely organized and easy to navigate (and David for coordinating). Even obtaining my press badge was smooth, which usually isn’t the case. I wasn’t even inside yet and already so mesmerized by everyone’s creativity and art. This was truly a walking art show.

Full disclosure, this is why I came lmao. I got an email about the Price Is Right being honored as CBS’ #1-rated daytime program and the longest-running game show in television history. The official Big Wheel was actually going be there and available for spins. OMG lmao. I literally grew up to this show. I hope you did too lmao. They recreated the entire experience for us, as if we were actually playing and participating on set.

From the moment the audience member gets called down, to the official name tag, to posing on the makeshift stage as if you were guessing a price, to spinning the wheel. I was so here for it. In addition, the show’s host Drew Carey, announcer George Grey, and even the models were making appearances all weekend. It’s lit. So much so that Drew Carey won L.A. Comic Con’s Comedy Legend Award. I enjoyed every second of this. The wheel is actually pretty heavy lmao. I had to spin it twice cause my first spin was so weak.

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Also legendary. Stan Lee and The Rock. Sad I missed this but I had to work to do and couldn’t stay. Dwayne Johnson was here on behalf of his upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I love him. This photo is fire.

This evening was a glamorous event held not only by RBMA (Red Bull Music Academy), but also some of my favorite girls in LA. Shout out to Waverly and Sandrine for killing this. Events and venues are my second favorite thing. Tonight was a celebration above all else. All I have to say is, thank goodness this wasn’t a costume party. I legit. hate. that. shit. lmao. Tonight, they were screening a short film called The Note, which pays homage to Uncle Jamm’s Army and the beginning of Gangster Rap, G-Funk and Electro Soul.

This is the crew that laid the blueprint for electro and rap. The invite read: “Please join us for a pre-event dinner hosted by Red Bull Music Academy Festival LA + See You Soon. Open Bar | Hors d’oeuvres curated by Comfort LA | Sound Curation by SEEYOUSOON.” Honeslty, 2 thumbs up for event planning. The open bar is usually the game changer. I think every single person in the room was on a good one. And the food by Comfort LA could not have been more perfect. I was definitely fooled by the waffle cones that held chicken instead of ice cream. Very disappointed lmao.

cue “famous” by #tydollasign 💎

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It was good vibes only and I was so happy to see so many familiar faces. Afterward, most attendees head to Savoy Entertainment Center in Inglewood to enjoy performances by Ice-T, Egyptian Lover, The Glove, Bobcat, Arabian Prince, and World Class Wreckin’ Cru. They even provided Lyft codes because they knew people would be drinking. So clutch.

I ended my evening at my babygirl’s Halloween party in Sherman Oaks. Shout out to Noor for being the best host in the entire world. I think I smoked 3 blunts. I actually had a great idea come to me towards the end, and 100% credit it to the Mary Jane. Let’s just hope it executes lmao. <3

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