Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Supergroup Summit '07

The day has finally arrived. The day that Tim's City of Heroes friends arrive in Southern California for the first ever Supergroup Summit '07 (or "Geek Week," as I've been calling it).

Nancy, Tim and Shelley kick off Geek Week '07. (09/19/07)
Nancy, Tim and Shelley kick off Geek Week '07. (09/19/07)

We've written in this blog about Tim's City of Heroes Obsession (including the parallel City of Villains). And last year we even based Tim's 39th birthday party around the City of Heroes theme.

Well, every Thursday night, Tim meets up online with seven other City of Heroes fanatics from various locations across North America to form a Supergroup where they complete task forces. So a few months ago, they decided to meet in the real world to help Tim celebrate his 40th birthday.

First to arrive were Michael (aka "Solar"), from Long Island, New York, and Shelley (aka "Grouchy Girl") from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. After picking them up from their various airports, Tim took them up to Hollywood for a little sightseeing. He took them down to the Hollywood & Highland complex, down the Walk of Fame and then to see the celebrity hand and footprints at Mann's Chinese.

Tim feels at one with Olivia. (09/19/07)
Tim feels at one with Olivia. (09/19/07)

Since it was Shelley and Michael's first time in California, Tim drove them to Santa Monica where they checked out the Pacific Ocean. As you can see by the pictures, the weather was great.

Shelley, Tim and the Santa Monica Pier. (09/19/07)
Shelley, Tim and the Santa Monica Pier. (09/19/07)

They couldn't stay long, however, since they had to meet up with Nancy (aka "Chia") who lives in a suburb just outside of Atlanta, GA. She had flown in a few days earlier to spend a few days with a friend in Big Bear, CA.

Tim and Solar in Santa Monica. (09/19/07)
Tim and Solar in Santa Monica. (09/19/07)

They closed the day by doing — what else? — playing City of Heroes. They didn't stay up too late, however, since they had a busy schedule ahead of them. Disneyland Thursday. The Beach Friday in the daytime. A LAN party Friday night. The official birthday party Saturday, with most people heading back on Sunday.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Mwahahahaha! Supergroup Summit 07! I love it!

I had a total blast with you guys!

Let's do it again in 08 =D

Tom said...

Love the pic of Olivia Newton John lounging on her star! That is so amazing that she was there that day...oh, wait, that's "Xanadu" superfan Tim. Ha!

Seriously, awesome pic, but I hope Tim washed those shorts immediately! Never know what you'll catch sitting on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd. Yikes!