One balloon is one too many A peaceful anti-North Korea protest turned into an environmental panic after the video game company, THQ, released 10,000 balloons in the air today near Moscone Center. The balloon launch was supposed to draw attention to Homefront, it's new video game that simulates A ... More >>
Mary LaddGiant dancing Jelly Belly? Why, it must be the annual NASFT Fancy Food Show at Moscone.Indulgence came in the form of cheese, oils (including a new cooking oil made from tea), cured meat, candy, chocolate, and toffee yesterday at Moscone Center, part of the annual NASFT Fancy Food Sh ... More >>
T. PalmerTruly taking in the breadth and depth of 250,000 snacks from 81 countries in three days at the annual Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center ― well, that's a tall order, even for your voracious SFoodie. Fortunately, this isn't our first visit to the best damn trade show that San Francisco h ... More >>
B. YaegerFirestone-Walker Brewing's Brandon Borgel, part of the California brewski cointingent.For three days (Jan. 17-19), Moscone Center is so full of munchies, it's like a stoner's wet dream. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is in the midst of producing the 35t ... More >>
No, we have not sped up or in any way enhanced this footage.In the world of mind-numbingly boring jobs, swinging a sign to advertise mattress sales or open houses along Bay Area roadways ranks pretty high. The sign dudes usually look completely dejected, drugged, or like they're desperately trying ... More >>
Joe EskenaziHooray! The spinal circus is in town!In the very same AT&T Parking Lot that was last year graced by the trailers of the acrobats, clowns, and ringmaster of Circus Vargas -- the latter, Ted McRae, ended up staying alone in the lot for days after his RV broke down -- Big Top tents h ... More >>
I'm Spartacus!So the Church of Scientology will be out in droves this weekend to protest the American Psychiatric Association's convention at Moscone Center this upcoming Saturday through Thursday. The Citizens Commission for Human Rights, the anti-psychiatry activist arm of Scientology, will have f ... More >>
It's game over for whomever chose the 'So close you can smell it' line...Making videogames is not nearly so easy as Super Mario Brothers World 1-1. Programmers and developers are renowned for subsisting on pizza delivery and Mountain Dew for weeks on end during marathon sessions held with project de ... More >>
WonderCon 2009 Moscone Center South February 27- March 1st Review by Joshua "Creep" G. WonderCon 2009 opened at the Moscone Center on Friday and stayed on through Sunday. This would mark the second comic-centric event that I have attended in the city, and next to the Alternative Press Expo, it was ... More >>
This cozy place is a quiet spot to unwind after shopping or events at Moscone.
The Fancy Food Show returned to Moscone Center last week, and as usual the task of shuffling from one free sample to another was more challenging than might be expected. The Center, as you probably know, covers several acres of sprawling subterranean SOMA real estate, and last Sunday, Monday and Tue ... More >>
I'm not a culinary expert, so I don't particularly know what a poor man's Charlie Chaplin, a risque game involving chocolate, and anything even remotely connected with pigeons have to do with the Fancy Food Show. But these are all surprises we encountered here on the first day. We're going to spe ... More >>
After a year-long absence from the area, the Fancy Food Show, with its more than 250,000 snacks, drinks, condiments and ideas, returns to San Francisco on January 18-20 at Moscone Center. Attendee registration for the general public is $35 for all three days; this price will be available until Janua ... More >>
We all know video games are awesome, but why? The annual Game Developers Conference aims to answer that question in great detail, with hundreds of panel discussions related to every nuance of making video games. Over 230 sessions are already confirmed, touching base on video game audio, business an ... More >>
Gamers get their show
Robots settle the score
Moscone gets green
Bear lovers coalesce in S.F.
The Macworld Expo was less about gizmos and more about what every nerd really wants -- lots of sex.
Acres of rides at the Moscone
The S.F. taping of Wheel of Fortune goes momentarily dark; Spanganga fades permanently to black
Executives involved in outsourcing U.S. jobs should also become involved in sponsoring CA schools
Week of Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Auto show burns rubber
Why voters should defeat the move to recall Gov. Davis -- and then work to eliminate the recall and initiative provisions from state law
It was a job. Not a great job. Not even a sensible job. But a job nonetheless.
The new Ferry Building hosts the Farmers' Market
As war drew near, consumption of junk food at the Snaxpo convention soared
What a difference a year makes, to the country, and to the New Economy
Alice Street Community Gardens