Showing posts with label LosAngeles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LosAngeles. Show all posts

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sometimes feel like you are a living in a Pac-Man Maze? Well you might be! Here's a real life sized one in Los Angeles...

I4U News - Life-Sized Pac-Man Maze from Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 Ad is Real


The life-size Pac-Man Maze that will be featured in the Bud Light Super Bowl ad has been spotted in Los Angeles.

Last week Budweiser revealed some details about the Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 Ad. The new Bud Light Super Bowl ad will be titled Coin and continues the Bud Light Up For Whatever campaign that got launched by the epic Bud Light Super Bowl ad Ian Up For Whatever with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 ad tells the story of a Bud Light drinker that gets pulled into a life-size Pac-Man game after a night out.

Now this life-sized Pac-Man Maze has been spotted in Los Angeles. Which would mean that the Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 ad has not been finished yet. It could also mean that Bud Light has more plans with the very cool looking Pac-Man Maze and might use it for consumer experiences. It will be interesting how the life-size Pac Man game works. Can the player just run around or does he has to follow certain roles to move avoiding the ghosts?

Several photos of the Bud Light Pac-Man Maze have surfaced in Twitter. The night shots look especially cool. Update: We have also found now a video showing the Pac-Man game in action. Apparently the Bud Light guy just can run around in the maze and needs to avoid running into the ghosts.


I love LA... :) I think I'm going to have to hunt this down... lol


(via technabob - Life-size Pac-Man Maze Pops up in Los Angeles)

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Seven LA Arcades for adults (No, not that kind of arcade... we're talking video games here...)

laist - 7 Places Where Grown-Ups Can Play Video Games In Los Angeles

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to stop hitting up the arcade. In fact, it only gets better because now you can drink at the arcade. Here are some of our favorite places in L.A. to drop a few quarters, sip a beer and level up.



Shame I don't live near any of these (the only arcade, let alone one for grown-ups, in my outer suburb closed down a couple years ago). There is one near where I work through and it's open during the day... Hum, sounds like a great lunch place doesn't it?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's good to live in Los Angeles if you Newegg. LA gets same day Newegg deliveries... - NewEgg Launches Same Day Delivery In LA

City of Industry-based online retailer Newegg said Monday that it has begun testing same-day delivery in Los Angeles, allowing consumers to order electronics and other items from the company by 11 a.m., for delivery before 6 p.m. NewEgg said that it will start delivery in "select communities" in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. According to NewEgg, if the same day delivery goes well, it plans to expand the service into new delivery areas....


All Aboard the Newegg Express: Tomorrow’s Tech Delivered Today



And today, we’re proud to announce our latest solution to satisfy online shoppers’ needs: same-day delivery service.

“Testing same-day delivery for our LA-based customers is something we’ve been excited about for many months. If all goes as planned, we will expand into new delivery areas.”

– Soren Mills, Chief Marketing Officer of Newegg North America

Taking advantage of Newegg’s same-day delivery service is both easy and affordable.

How ‘Newegg Express’ Works

  • Select ‘Express Delivery’ at checkout before 11:00 a.m.
  • Pay $19.99 to have your purchase delivered the same day
  • Wait for the ‘Newegg Express’ to deliver your purchase before 6:00 p.m.

All Newegg customers that live within 50 miles of our City of Industry warehouse will be able to take advantage of the ‘Newegg Express’ if they make their purchase before 11:00 a.m. We also guarantee these orders will arrive at our customers’ homes before 6:00 p.m. And don’t worry, spotting the ‘Newegg Express’ delivery vehicle on your street won’t be difficult because it also happens to be one of the coolest-looking fleets you’ll ever see.



I talked about how awesome my recent Newegg purchase experience was (here) now it sounds like it could get even better. Same day? That's pretty cool, but of course you do pay for that coolness. Still, if you've got to have it today... :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Is the Eaton Collection, the largest science-fiction public collection in the world, in danger?

blastr - The largest public sci-fi library in the world is under threat from new management

If you’re a sci-fi or fantasy fan who loves to read, there’s no cooler place than the massive Eaton Collection library at UC Riverside — but all that could change soon.

Housed in the UC Riverside Libraries' Special Collections and Archives in the Tomás Rivera Library, the Eaton Collection is touted as the largest publicly accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature in the world. But a professor who works with the collection claims new management might tear it all apart.

Science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a professor at UC Riverside, has posted a public plea claiming that new library management plans to drastically slash the size of the collection, and those decisions have already led to several resignations and problems among the staff.

If this comes to pass, it’ll be a heartbreaking loss for one of the genre’s greatest assets. Check out an excerpt from Hopkinson’s letter below for the firsthand account:


Nalo Hopkinson - Concerned about the Eaton SF/F archive at UCR


Up until recently, the collection was being developed and managed by an extraordinarily capable and visionary staff who made the collection the wonderful resource it is. They are known and trusted in the greater SF/F community, which is a large part of the reason the Eaton has been able to attract such priceless donations of materials. It's been nothing short of a pleasure to work with the staff, and to be at an academic institution which values science fiction and fantasy and the invaluable contributions made to the genre by writers, artists, researchers, and devoted fans. In 2013, UCR approved a cross-disciplinary programme in Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies, supported by the Eaton Collection. The graduate and undergraduate courses I teach in writing science fiction and fantasy are part of the SFTS programme. We in the community know how precious and rare such institutional support is.

So I'm sad to have to report that new library administration doesn't seem to appreciate the value of the Eaton Collection or the expertise that goes into it. Since spring of this year, their accomplishments have included driving out staff members and pushing changes to collection policies that would reduce the Eaton's holdings, its value to researchers and as a repository of our community's history, and its standing as a world-class archive. Meetings with the staff of the Eaton have been productive, collegial gatherings. Meetings to negotiate with the new library administration, not so much. It's putting the faculty of the research cluster in the alarming position of having to protect the very collection we're charged with fostering. We're dealing with the new library admins' efforts to split up the collection and change priorities for what to collect (eg, e-text over print) without consulting scholars in the field, and with what we'd characterize as harassment of staff, who've demonstrated extreme competence over the years. My research cluster colleague Rob Latham has also posted about this on Facebook. (If you're on FB, you should be able to find it here.) It's time to alert the community to what's been going on, because we may need your help very soon. We're not recommending any action on your part at this point, other than spreading the word. For those who aren't on Facebook, I've replicated Rob's post below:


Why is it you never to places that are close to home? I've known about this collection for a bit now, but have yet to make my way there. By the time I build up the "want-to" I hope it's still there and available... :(


Related Past Post XRef:
Want the world's best Science Fiction And Fantasy Library? Come to LA... The Eaton Collection @ UC Riverside

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

[Only in Los Angeles] "Restaurant Discounts Customers Who Order in the Voice [or dress] of Iconic Characters"

psfk - Los Angeles Restaurant Discounts Customers Who Order in the Voice of Iconic Characters


Not a Burger Stand features offers on its changing chalkboard for those good at impressions

The Los Angeles restaurant Not a Burger Stand located on Riverside Drive in Burbank features some unique offers for its customers. Every Tuesday, one of their artists draws something on their chalkboard, usually requiring diners to order food in the voice of a particular character in exchange for a discount.



Not a Burger Stand’s idea makes ordering food more fun and offers an added incentive for dining at the restaurant. At the start of the year, their board featured The Dude from The Big Lebowski and offered customers 10% off if they turned up wearing a bathrobe. In honor of May the 4th, they offered 10% for those who ordered in the voice of Jabba the Hutt and those who went in dressed in a Star Wars costume could eat free.


...Not a Burger Stand features a “Free Little Library” that allows people to take a book to keep and donate their own. There are also some cute Star Wars, Star Trek and The Hobbit-themed coloring pages for their kids menu that give youngsters the chance to color in drawings of baby Han and Chewie, Spock and Kirk, and Thorin and Bilbo.

...[Click through for the original post]

Burbank is a little far for lunch. I wonder if I can talk my better half into going on the weekend? [LMAO, not a chance in hell... Guess I'll have to wait for my Son to come back from Afghanistan... ]

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Microsoft Store is coming to a Mall near me, The Oaks in Thousand Oaks gets Microsoft'd

Kurt Shintaku's Blog - NEWS: Microsoft Store coming to Thousand Oaks, “The Oaks Mall”–May 13th, 2014

A Microsoft specialty store is opening on May 13th, 2014 at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, CA. – one of 15 new locations coming.


  • May 13th, 2014


  • The Oaks Mall – Lower Level, near Center Court
  • 350 W. Hillcrest Dr. Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
  • Phone: (855) 270-6581

Web Page:

[GD: Post Leached in Full]


The closest store to me right now is Century City, which is a 405 required drive and I really hate that freeway. This new store is pretty darn close and in a Mall we go to fairly often (okay it's been many months, but still it's a heck of allot closer... :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Only in LA? Speed Dating on the Red Line [i.e subway] this Friday/Valentines Day


The Source - Here’s the waiver for those participating in ‘Speed Dating on the Red Line’ on Friday

If you’re participating in Friday’s “Speed Dating on the Red Line” event, above is the waiver you will need to sign. If you want to get a head start, here’s the waiver, which will also be available at registration for the event.

Registration will be on the east mezzanine of the Red Line station at Union Station (the transit plaza and Vignes Street side) and the mezzanine level of the North Hollywood station. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. and ‘speed dating’ will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

You can also download the waiver and the event rules. Please click on ‘download’ in the top left corner of the page.

What’s the event all about? First you’ve heard of it? Check out the flier below. And if ‘Speed Dating’ is a little too much for you, Metro has an Instagram Valentine’s Day contest.



Checking the calendar... nope, not April 1st. :p

Given I ride on the Red Line every day, I have to wonder how this will go over. Some of the characters are, well, um... yeah...

Thursday, February 06, 2014

"10[+1] Things You Didn't Know About Tapatio Hot Sauce" Infographic

OC Register - [INFOGRAPHIC] 11 Things You Didn't Know About Tapatio Hot Sauce

They're like peas in a pinche pod: Sriracha and Tapatío hot sauces. Vietnamese and Mexican. The Orange County future. But while the Sriracha story is well-known, the Tapatío tale is mostly a mystery, namely because the founding family likes it that way, preferring to stay away from the maddening crowds and concentrate on their product at their super-secret Vernon location.

Luckily, I was able to secure an interview with the Tapatío family for my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and found many fascinating facts about them that the general public doesn't know. And here we go...and, yes: the banner says 10 things, but we're throwing in an extra fact just for the hell of it!


Funny how this comes full circle, I see it on Daily Infographic and in the find out it's from a local'ish (okay, a couple county's over, but close enough, it's all SoCal! ;) newspaper. Also that I'm looking at our big bottle of Tapatio right now... :)

(via Daily Infographic - 10 Facts You Should Know about Tapatio Hot Sauce [infographic])

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Los Angeles Tech Startup Scene for 2014

built in LA - LA Tech 2014: Get Involved!

It’s an exciting time to be a technologist in LA. Our tech startup community is rapidly growing, we’re seeing an ever-strengthening bond between the tech scene and Hollywood’s massive entertainment space, and the social entrepreneurs and politicians in LA are looking for technologies to help solve their problems.

So, how and where do you get involved? This doesn’t cover everything, but it’s a pretty solid start.

LA Startup Community

If you’re new to the LA startup community,...

Student Hacking

LA’s universities produce some of the top technology talent, but apparently we’re having difficulty attracting and retaining them in the LA startup community...

Civic Hacking

2013 was a great year for civic hacking in Los Angeles: the launch of Hack for LA – hosting two large civic hackathons, the launch of Code for LA – the local Code for America ...

LA Tech Conferences (Non-Startup)

There’s a new big tech event coming to LA: The Code Conference (May). ...


Live or visiting the Los Angeles area, there are some great "Tech" resources, meetups, etc in this post.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Family Archival Solutions - Your Internet Dead Man Switch (oh, that wasn't very PC, but you get the idea... hopefully) - Family Archival Solutions Launches To Solve Legal Issues After Loss

One of the biggest issues that families have after the loss of a loved one, is the sticky mess of unraveling piles of bills, bank accounts, wills, and whatnot. Los Angeles-based Family Archival Solutions is hoping that its new, online service will help address those issues, by letting users manage both their digital--and physical--documents. The startup said its service lets users store passwords for email services, photo sites, Facebook, Twitter and more; helps users track their physical assets and documents; and even lets people store videos and emails to loved ones for the future. ...

Family Archival Solutions

We Save Your Life®

We provide peace of mind in protecting & preserving life’s most precious memories, important documents & family assets.

Safely Helping to Assist With:
  • Special Wishes
  • Digital Documents
  • Digital Assets
  • Physical Documents
  • Physical Assets
  • Photos and Videos
  • Personal Legacy


Interesting service. I'd personally want to see this be around for a little bit before I trust it. NOT that this is, but I can see who something like this could be a good, um, err, um, scam... I mean, it only really kicks in when your dead, and it's really hard to complain and file a complaint then....

That said, I think this is still a great idea and something I'll be watching...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1st Annual Socaltech 50 - 50 SoCal Tech companies that are officially bright and shiny...

Socaltech - Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


We're proud to announce the Socaltech 50, our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California's technology ecosystem. Getting to this list was not easy: we received over 700 nominations for people to be considered on the list, and it took a lot of work by our selection committee to whittle down the list to the finalists



Go, go SoCal! Many lesser known, for now, names, but some bright and shiny ones like SnapChat too!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV, USO Greater Los Angeles Area and you at the BBQ! "BBQ for Our Troops," Nov 9th

BBQ for Our Troops


Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and USO Greater Los Angeles Area

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Santa Clarita, CA

Military/Veteran Admission FREE with proof of service!

(in partnership with USO Greater Los Angeles Area)

Join us and USO Greater Los Angeles Area in celebration of Veteran’s Day weekend when leading like-minded organizations fuse resources and unify their efforts to support active duty troops, veterans, and their families! Watch caring corporations break ground on the new community and enjoy kids carnival games, a chili cook-off, USO style show, and of course a delicious BBQ.  This community event will be held at our newest 87-home Habitat Enriched Neighborhood ™ for veterans at Centre Pointe Parkway in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Joining us is the USO Greater Los Angeles, known for lifting the spirits of American troops and their families from throughout Southern California.


Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV


God love our Vet's! :)

Monday, September 09, 2013

Remember 9-11, Los Angeles Events

LAFD News and Information - Public Invited to Remember 9-11 in Los Angeles

In many ways, it is hard to believe that twelve years have passed since our nation was savagely attacked on September 11, 2001. While time moves forward, it in no way lessens the resolve of firefighters who loudly pledge:

We Shall Never Forget!

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department warmly welcome you to stand with them in fulfilling this pledge, as they gather for Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance events on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at five separate locations.

All are welcome to these solemn yet uplifting public ceremonies:


Never forget...

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Silicon Beach gets a new Microsoft [Technology Center]

The Fire Hose - New state-of-the-art Microsoft Technology Center opens in Los Angeles

On Thursday, we celebrated the opening of a new Microsoft Technology Center in Los Angeles with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring local officials, non-profit partners and area customers.

Located in the “Silicon Beach” area of L.A., our newest MTC is a 21,000-square foot state-of-the art office with the latest in Microsoft consumer and business technologies on display. L.A.-based customers and partners visiting the MTC will experience how our collaboration technologies enable them to seamlessly connect with colleagues all over the world via high-definition audio and video.

They can also play with the latest in mobile devices such as Surface and the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8 and immerse themselves in the latest in large, touchscreen displays. With this new MTC, our customers and partners will see our innovation come to life.

Guests at today’s opening included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Ted Lieu, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), City Councilman Mike Bonin, Gary Toebben from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and actress Holly Robinson Peete of the HollyRod Foundation.


LA Times - Microsoft, with Mayor Garcetti on hand, opens office in Playa Vista


Microsoft celebrated the grand opening of its new L.A. office on Thursday, and Mayor Eric Garcetti, a high school mariachi band and actress Holly Robinson Peete were among the eclectic mix of guests at the event.

The roughly 20,000-square-foot Microsoft space is part of the Reserve, a 20-acre creative use campus in Playa Vista that was formerly a U.S. Post Office facility.

Half of Microsoft's space -- which features an open floor plan, communal tables and conference rooms with SoCal-inspired names such as Malibu, Hermosa and Zuma -- will be occupied by employees, primarily those on the enterprise and sales and marketing teams. About 130 employees will work from the new office; they previously worked from Microsoft's now-closed office in downtown L.A.

The other half of the space will be used as a  technology "showcase office" for Microsoft to display its latest devices and software to customers and host community events, Mark Kornegay, the company's general manager for the Southern California district, said in an interview.


89.3 KPCC - With new technology center, Microsoft expands its turf on 'Silicon Beach'


Microsoft opened new offices in Playa Vista Thursday, adding to its presence in the technology zone known as Silicon Beach.

Elected officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were on hand to cut the ribbon on the new Microsoft Technology Center.  The center will be the base for about 130 Microsoft employees and replace offices in downtown Los Angeles.

“If you think through where our offices have resided, it’s always been where growth is,” said Mark Kornegay, the new General Manager of Microsoft, Southern California.  He said the company opened offices in downtown Los Angeles during a period of revitalization there.  “Now, Silicon Beach is where a number of companies have invested, a number of our customers are, so this is the area where there’s a tremendous amount of growth and Microsoft continues to follow that growth.”


It's a shame there's not yet a light rail/sub near this office... I'd love to take a lunch train ride down to check it out (Drive down? The 405? Santa Monica/Playa Vista? Yeah, not unless I have too and there's money or beer involved... ;)

UC Irvine, Canvas and AMC - "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead" online course...

DVICE - California university now teaching zombie survival online

UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead."

The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of infectious disease and population modeling — swarm!"


Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead


From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC’s The Walking Dead as its basis. Four faculty members from the University of California, Irvine will take you on an inter-disciplinary academic journey deep into the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead, exploring the following topics:

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—is survival just about being alive?
  • Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
  • Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
  • The role of public health in society—from the CDC to local community organizations
  • The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
  • The role of energy and momentum in damage control—how can you best protect yourself?
  • Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?
  • Managing stress in disaster situations—what’s the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?

Each week we’ll watch engaging lectures, listen to expert interviews, watch exclusive interviews with cast members talking about their characters, use key scenes from the show to illustrate course learning, read interesting articles, review academic resources, participate in large and small group discussions, and—of course—test our learning with quizzes. We recommend that you plan on spending about two (2) to four (4) hours per week on this course, though we believe the course is compelling enough you’ll want to spend more time.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how infectious diseases—like a zombie epidemic—spread and are managed
  • Apply various models of society and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to existing and emerging societies as a means for understanding human behavior
  • Analyze existing social roles and stereotypes as they exist today and in an emerging world
  • Debate the role of public health organizations in society
  • Describe how mathematical equations for population dynamics can be used to study disease spread and interventions
  • Apply concepts of energy and momentum appropriately when analyzing collisions and other activities that either inflict or prevent damage
  • Summarize multiple methods for managing stress in disaster situations

Of course I signed up! :)


Monday, August 26, 2013

Cool LA Metro Rail Ridership Visualization (and news too)

LA Metro Ridership



(via reddit/LosAngeles - Metro Rail Network Ridership - class project from last spring I've wanted to show off for awhile (crossposting from dataisbeautiful))

Also of note:

APIs / Feeds / Data


Developer Resources

Welcome to Metro’s developer site – this is a website for technical individuals and entities who are using transportation and multi-modal data in interesting ways. Since first releasing our transit data in the summer of 2009, numerous developers have incorporated our data into their applications — you can see a list of  featured applications here.

New Items!

Getting Started

Become a member: Joining is FREE and will allow you to comment and have direct communication with our developers responsible for each data sets.

Get an API Key: You must have a valid API Key to utilize the Trip Planner Information Feed. You will be assigned a key at registration. Check your profile page to retrieve your API key.

Read the Policies: Please familiarize yourself with our Terms and Conditions, and Policies for using the various data and this website.

Read the Trip Planner Information Feed documentation: The web services offers data from 65+ Southern California transit agencies.

Read the FAQ: Questions about this site, the data or tools needed to utilize the data.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

[Limited time local offer] LA Dodgers Do Simi a Good One... Out of respect for our July 4th Firework accident, Simi residents can get a discount for their July 12th game...

Simi Valley News - LA Dodgers Extend Special Offer to Simi Valley Residents on July 12

Out of respect of the events that took place on July 4 in Simi Valley, the LA Dodgers would like to extend a special invitation to all Simi Valley residents and their family and friends.  The team is offering special discounts for this Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies, starting at 7:10 p.m. on July 12.

Please click here to access the discount, create a Dodgers account, and use this special password: Simi

Special pricing is:

  • Infield Box $50 (regular price $80)
  • Preferred field Box $26 (regular price $50)
  • Loge Box MVP $45 (regular price $65)
  • Infield Loge Box $35 (regular price $55)
  • Preferred Loge Box $20 (regular price $28)
  • Reserve MVP $18 (regular price $28)
  • Infield Reserve $11 (regular price $20)
  • Preferred Reserve $9 (regular price $16)
  • Left field pavilion $14 (regular price $17)
  • All you can eat right field pavilion $26-28 (regular price $30-34)

Remember to use the special code: Simi [GD: Post Leached in Full]

There might only be one or two of you out there who can take advantage of this, but still I thought it a nice move by the Dodgers. Go Dodgers! Dodgers FTW :)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

What every Angeleno needs... a .LA domain name. - LA Gets Its Own Domain Name Extension: .LA

Are you looking for a domain name which communicates uniquely that you're in Los Angeles? A new domain name extension, .LA, debuted this week from a company, which is hoping to attract local businesses and residents to its domain. According to domain registrar GoDaddy, it has begun offering Los Angeles specific web names both via auction and by registration, including domains like MovieStars.LA, Scripts.LA, Studios.LA, and Producer.LA. ... the .LA extension comes thanks to Dot LA Marketing LLC, which has partnered with GoDaddy to offer up those names. GoDaddy is offering up the .LA names at a somewhat pricey $39.99 a year...

I'm going to regret not registering these...




Shame ILove.La is taken already :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Want the world's best Science Fiction And Fantasy Library? Come to LA... The Eaton Collection @ UC Riverside

CBS Los Angeles - The Eaton Collection: The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Library

Science fiction and fantasy fans rejoice and take some time to visit the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yes, this impressive collection is the world’s largest collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature. Housed in the UC Riverside Library’s Special Collection and Archives, it is publicly accessible and a wonderful destination for any literature fan.

Just what will you find here? More than 100,000 hardcover and paperback books as well as almost 100,000 fanzines. You’ll find full runs of a lot of pulp magazines and more than 500 shoot scripts from many science fiction films. Add to all of that a huge collection of comic books, manga and anime as well as trading cards, posters, action figures and pins – and you’ve got one of the most exciting collections for any fan of pop culture and science fiction.


The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy is the largest publicly-accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature in the world. It is housed in the UC Riverside Libraries' Special Collections & Archives in the Tomás Rivera Library.

The collection is a major resource for research and is visited by scholars from around the world for both its American and international holdings. It features over 300,000 holdings including:

  • Over 100,000 hardback and paperback books.
  • Full runs of many pulp magazines.
  • Nearly 100,000 fanzines.
  • Film and visual material, including 500 shooting scripts from science fiction films.
  • Comic books, anime and manga.
  • Collectible ephemera and realia, including cards, posters, pins and action figures.


COLLECTIONS OF Authors' archives

The Eaton Collection is made up of a variety of smaller collections, including the archives (manuscripts and papers) of a variety of SF writers.

The collection is constantly growing with new items donated regularly. Here is a list of selected collections. Clicking on the link will take you to the main library website which features specific details on the collection.

To see the complete collection of all Special Collections holdings, please visit our Special Collections Archive Index page.


Lived in the greater Los Angeles area all my life and reading Science Fiction most of it too and never heard about this. Must plan a trip to see this...