Thursday, August 5, 2010

La Push Webcam - Live Twilight Series Location View

A popular trend in the tourism industry currently is so called "TV tourism" where people visit film sets and locations used in popular television series and big budget movies.

Few television programmes or indeed films have been bigger than Twilight in recent years, which makes La Push in Washington State one of the most popular destinations for this type of tourist.

This live view comes directly from la Push.
La Push is a small unincorporated community in Clallam County, Washington, United States. It is home to the Quileute Native American tribe and is located along the Quileute River. La Push is known for its whale-watching and natural beauty. It is also a tourist attraction for many fans of the book series Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, as a large part of the series is located in La Push, where Jacob Black lives.

Star Trek Convention 2010 Las Vegas Webcam Live

Las Vegas Webcam - The Strip Live View

A key event for Star Trek devotees the world over, the Star Trek Convention for 2010 is taking place as the Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This webcam view comes live directly from Las Vegas.

In 1967, science fiction editor Arthur W. Saha applied the term "trekkies" when he saw a few fans of the first season of Star Trek wearing pointy ears at the 25th World Science Fiction Convention, on the day Gene Roddenberry showed a print of "Amok Time" to the convention. Saha used the term in an interview with Pete Hamill that Hamill was conducting for TV Guide concerning the phenomenon of science fiction.

The Trekkie phenomenon did not catch on with general public consciousness until years after the show was cancelled in 1969. The show began syndication in reruns during the early 1970s and the first fan convention devoted to Star Trek opened in 1972 in New York.

Star Trek conventions are organized gatherings of Star Trek fans. The larger ones usually have stars and production staff speak or at least sign autographs. It is also common for there to be booths where vendors will sell Trek-related merchandise or collectors will sell and trade. Most of the formerly Trek-only conventions of the mid '90s have now expanded to include other sci-fi and fantasy series.