Thousands attend Pokemon Go Fest 2019 in Chicago. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) Team lounges have a power source to recharge mobility scooters and similar devices. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) The Niantic Shop is small and cozy. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) The line for Pokemon Go Fest 2019 merchandise is long. Get there early if you want to buy things you want. Otherwise they may sell out and you’ll have to pick them up online. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) Show Caption of Expand By Gieson Cacho | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 13, 2019 at 2:52 pm | UPDATED: June 14, 2019 at 4:22 am Pokemon Go Fest 2019 is here, and I stopped by Thursday to check out the scene and figure out the lay of the land. During my hours scouting, I’ve come up with a few tips for making the most out of your day. 1. Get a paper map: Don’t waste valuable time getting lost amid the throngs of trainers. Pick up a map of the … [Read more...] about 5 quick tips for Pokemon Go Fest 2019
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By Gieson Cacho | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 10, 2019 at 4:42 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2019 at 4:51 am Pokemon Go Fest 2019, the flagship event for the hit mobile game, is set to take place June 13 to 16 in Chicago. For those curious about the activities, Niantic released the map of the Grant Park event, which will feature 70 species of Pokemon. It features a few surprising elements. The biggest ones are the Battle Arena and Trading Outposts. Both highlight some of the major changes in “Pokemon Go” over the past few months. The Battle Arena capitalizes on the Player vs. Player feature Niantic introduced in December. It features 16-player tournaments throughout the day and participation tickets will be handed out at team lounges. Each tournament is based on the Great League ruleset and a best of 1 format. The outposts highlights the element where players can trade their pocket monsters. For the event, the map confirms that players will have “increased … [Read more...] about Here’s the Pokemon Go Fest 2019 map
Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
Mark Kennedy, Associated Press Published 5:36 PM EDT May 9, 2019 It has an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box-office master at snark. But somehow “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” never really gets arresting. A neutered Ryan Reynolds tries hard but can’t make this live action-meets-animated movie gel. It’s plodding and listless and really not funny or smart enough. Turns out, you can’t copy “Deadpool” tricks for the PG set. “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” borrows lightly from film noir crime dramas to create a mystery in a world where humans and Pokemon co-exist. A young man called Tim Goodman (the terrific Justice Smith) joins with Pikachu (Reynolds’ voice) to search for what happened to the man’s father, a missing detective. The movie’s best moments are those between the scenes, where the Japan-born creatures thrillingly share the same urban space as humans. Smith is appealing as a … [Read more...] about Hokey Pokemon movie feels like a ruthless money grab
Every show staged in the classy Mondriaan Lounge on board our ship had been first-rate, but one called Elements, shown on the penultimate evening of our 14-night South American cruise, struck a particular chord. As I applauded the ship’s costumed singers and dancers, who personified Earth, Air, Fire and Water, I realised their performance reflected the factors that had determined our itinerary. Even before we set sail from Valparaiso in Chile on a 4,500-mile voyage that would take our ship, Zaandam, around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires via the Falkland Islands and Montevideo, we had been warned that rounding the Horn and making a port call in the Falklands were weather-dependent. In the event, both were managed with ease. Other port calls would be a different story. At our first stop, Puerto Montt, which followed a full day at sea, I had booked a Lakes and Volcanoes excursion. It was not to be. Forest fires had broken out in the vicinity, closing the road that led to all … [Read more...] about Watching penguin chicks to exploring Buenos Aires, there’s never a dull moment cruising around the Horn