We are six months away from SiliCon With Adam Savage on October 14-15, 2023. Out of the three two-day ticket options, Gold might be the best bang for the buck.
SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Main panel room and dealer room could be in the exhibit halls at the far side. The panel rooms will be upstairs at the opposite side. If you’re going back and forth between the two, that’s a lot of walking.
For $26 more than the General Admission ticket, Gold ticket holders will have priority entry to panels and fast lines for autographs and photo ops. If you’re walking in from the opposite side of the center, you can still get a good seat behind the VIP Platinum ticket holders.
If you’re not into panels, autographs and photo-ops, get the General Admission ticket. If you want the extra perks and can spend the extra money, get the VIP Platinum ticket.
New Mexico special prosecutors dropped charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the “Rust” film set shooting. New facts revealed that the pistol could have fired without pulling the trigger. There wasn’t enough time to investigate further before the preliminary hearing on May 3, 2023. Baldwin is off the hook for the involuntary manslaughter of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The special prosecutors could refile the charges against Baldwin in the next three months.
We are six months away from SiliCon with Adam Savage at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-15, 2023. Early bird ticket pricing is still available for the next 25 days. Here are the two-day ticket options, what changed from previous years, and which one might be the best bang for the buck.
Amazon Studios released “Air” in the theaters. Their second movie to be exclusively shown in the theaters since “Late Night” in 2019. Keep in mind that “Air” isn’t about basketball in general or Michael Jordan in particular. This movie is about the marketing of a new basketball shoe that turned the sports industry upside down. If you’re not a marketing wonk, you might want to skip this movie.
The dispute between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took an interesting turn. One day before the state dissolved the 25,000-acre theme park tax district, the old board held a public meeting. They passed an agreement to transfer all powers from the Reedy Creek Improvement District to Disney. The newly appointed board by the governor was powerless to do anything when they met for the first time.
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Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced that she is stepping away from the “Rust” shooting case this week. The judge pointed out in an earlier hearing that the special prosecutor law doesn’t allow the D.A. to remain on the case. The D.A. appointed two New Mexico attorneys as special prosecutors.
Why is the D.A. relying on the special prosecutor law to pursue Alec Baldwin and Hannah Reed?
The D.A.’s office is short of one attorney and funding to handle their regular case load. Appointing a special prosecutor allows the D.A.’s office to tap into state funding. If the D.A.’s office had to handle the case on its own, it would have to drop all charges.
Considering how the D.A.’s office had handled the case so far, dropping the charges seems likely.
Alec Baldwin’s defense team in the “Rust” film shooting had filed a motion to disqualify special prosecutor Andrea Reeb. Arguing that her role as a special prosecutor conflicted with her role as a state lawmaker. Reeb was running for state representative when appointed as the special prosecutor and later won her election.
Reeb stepped down as special prosecutor two weeks before the scheduled hearing on March 27, 2023 about the motion.
First Assistant Director David Halls’ attorney contributed $250 and investigator contributed $500 to her campaign. Everyone denied that the campaign contributions had any influence on Halls plea agreement. Halls received a suspended sentence and six months of unsupervised probation.
Alec Baldwin and Hannah Reed were each charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The first charge was involuntary manslaughter. The second charge was involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act.
The second charge has a special gun enhancement that added a five-year prison term. Which didn’t become law until May 18, 2022, seven months after the shooting took place. The U.S. Constitution prohibits retroactively charging defendants with new laws that didn’t exist at the time of the crime.
The Baldwin defense team filed a motion to dismiss the second charge on February 10, 2023. Special prosecutor Andrea Reeb filed a new legal complaint with only the first charge. Baldwin and Reed still face 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.