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2011-07-21 08:45:00

STAMFORD, Conn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, North America's leading event hospitality provider, is serving as hospitality host for Comic-Con International, the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, at the San Diego Convention Center July 21 through the 24th. The company has been preparing for the event for over four months and anticipates serving over 125,000 attendees. For this special event, Centerplate has created tailored menus for the general...

2011-06-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, San Francisco's hometown airline, today announces its partnership with SF Pride, the nation's largest LGBT event, for the fourth year in a row. As the "Official Airline of SF Pride," Virgin America will once again partner with the local LGBT Pride Celebration Committee for the world-famous, one-of-a-kind SF Pride Parade and Celebration. Complete with a contingent of hundreds of Virgin America teammates and a float modeled...

2011-06-05 17:11:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 amateur and professional athletes competed in the 2011 Escape from Alcatraz(TM) Triathlon on Sunday, June 5, with Professional Triathlete Andy Potts from Colorado Springs, Colo. winning the prestigious event for the fourth time. First time participant Professional Triathlete Nicky Samuels from New Zealand was the top finisher among the females. Featuring a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike ride and...

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2011-04-04 21:09:08

Unique contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering garner award for science museumThe National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the Exploratorium will receive its 2011 Public Service Award for a group for unique contributions to increasing the public understanding of science and engineering.The Exploratorium is a San Francisco-based museum that promotes informal education through webcasts, websites and science-based events, including hundreds of...

2011-03-21 07:00:00

Event's 25th Anniversary Promises to Be Most Spectacular to Date SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the parent company of WonderCon, today released the much anticipated program schedule for the event, which will be held Friday through Sunday, April 1-3, at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The popular convention features every major comic book publisher, as well as major Hollywood movie studios and stars of comics, movies, and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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