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Piercing Ken & Social Networking: Vero – True Social

It’s been a pretty long while since I’ve had the chance to discuss a brand-new Social Network and how I might employ it here with you readers but for the last couple of days I’ve been seeing my friends share the details about their now being on a community called “VERO”. My curiosity made me look into it and I’ve culled its overall premise below the logo for those who are on the same page as I am.

“Smarter social – Vero is a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it – and wants control over who they share it with. Just like we do in real life.”

As you can see, I even created a profile and am not sure how I will be using it. My main goal was just to lock out my own ID on the thing and with a few friends doing it like I have already mentioned, I figured why not play along. I think the plan will be to allow followers to see what I feel like sharing and only accepting those in my real life world as connections. For the last few months that has been how my personal profile on Facebook has rolled as if I don’t know you at all I am not adding you into my mix. New readers to The Chronicles might not know about this but way back when, I did a series of posts about this kind of stuff on my PiercingMetal website. I did this since so many of these networks were needed to maintain a brand presence and if you are curious about that little bit of social networking history you can click on THIS LINK.

The creation of my Vero account was free but I’ve read that this is only for the first 1,000,000 accounts. It will then move to a paid model and one has to wonder if anyone will jump on board with the need to pay to use it. I remember using NING when it was free and once it became a pay to use item it was vamoose for a lot of us. I’m not sure what will come of this new social network and if it will be a success at all. So far I’ve found it to be a very slow performing app and I don’t like that I only can use it on the mobile devices. Also, I don’t see any means of moderating my account on the PC via the web which I personally find very annoying since I am constantly on the system doing development. If it fails, they have all of our emails and mobile device numbers which will likely be sold off and that sucks because I already get too much junk and cold calls. At the point of this writing I can say that so many social networks have gone by the wayside. Stuff like MySpace though still online, no one uses anymore and others like Orkut, Friendster (the original) and so many more are just gone. I’ve deleted my accounts on MySpace and some others as they didn’t bring PiercingMetal or The Chronicles any traffic. Going forward the social networking summaries will be here on The Chronicles but I think I’ve mentioned that a couple of times already. In the off chance that something is 100% focused on then I might talk about it over there. Only time will tell. Have you tried this app yet? What do you think? Let me know down in the comments section below.

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Hey NYC – “Fanfaire 2018” Is Coming!

As I tooled around Facebook the other day to see what was happening in terms of interesting events to attend or support I learned about the 2018 Fanfaire and have provided some information for your attention. Check it out.

Here’s The Scoop:

About The Event: Fanfaire is an annual two-day festival, created by the Art & Design High School Parent Teacher Association. Fanfaire will celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion. This event will draw over 125 exhibiting artists and vendors as well as award-winning guest speakers who will be offering lectures about their careers and artistic processes as well as conducting workshops and portfolio reviews. The PTA created Fanfaire in its mission to provide funding for high-quality art programs, prepare students for academic success and careers as professional commercial artists. This platform will allow students of an art centric high school access to best of the global entertainment and technology industries that has relatable content with their futures in mind.

About Art & Design High School PTA: As a public school celebrating its 82nd year, Art & Design High School serves many students who live in underserved communities. In addition to the typical expenses any student would have, our students need professional grade art supplies and materials as well as opportunities for college exploration and career development that is unique in comparison to other schools. The PTA helps fund these critical needs and more for the students and school, and provide the necessary support for their families across all socio-economic strata, which is why we created Fanfaire.
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Coming Soon: “Marvel Universe Live: Age Of Heroes” Live Action Show

If you’ve ever perused our Comic Book posts over on you know that we are diehard supporters of the medium and its myriad of colorful characters. Among our favorites in the medium is the Marvel Universe and that makes sharing the information on this cool live action adventure show all the more awesome. Read on.

About The Show:
Prepare for an action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.

This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. Marvel’s Mightiest Super Heroes – Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow and The Guardians Of The Galaxy. Unite to defeat Loki in his quest to gain control of the Wand of Watoomb.
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Season Eight Of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” Premieres March 24 On Discovery Family

As I’ve done a lot over the past couple of years, I am continuing to share the alerts from the media resources behind some incredible toy companies in the hope that I spark all of our friends with kids of a certain age and of course those who just happen to find us. With that said here is the latest scoop from the Hasbro side of the fence regarding a program called “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria — Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c, Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back-to-back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!

This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents, Princess Celestia’s big acting debut and Spike’s journey to adulthood — getting his wings. Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling, Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony, Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin, Yona the Yak and Sandbar the Pony, joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest, Las Pegasus and more. Fan-favorite characters Maud Pie, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic!
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Coming Soon: “Lego Live NYC” @ Pier 36 – Be There To Create!

Hey there my friends, I realize that I’m pretty late to the table with this event announcement but since there are still tickets available and we’ve got some lead time here we go……

The Press Release:
LEGO® LIVE will debut a unique blend of imagination, creativity and play for the first time in the United States with a major family event February 16-18, 2018 in New York City. This new official LEGO event will transform Pier 36 in Manhattan into a brick-built family adventure filled with playful activities, performances and more for both kids and kids at heart. Tickets are now on sale at

A must-attend event for any LEGO fan, LEGO LIVE NYC will include a range of interactive themed play zones, each offering a distinct experience – from classic building challenges to using coding and robotic technology to program a multifunctional model. Fans will also be able to meet LEGO Master Builders at the Master Lab Help Desk, where builders can get one-on-one advice and show off their creations. Show guests can explore the latest LEGO building sets, compete in exciting building challenges, and take photos with LEGO models based on beloved characters from iconic films and LEGO properties such as Star Wars™ and NINJAGO®. Among the many experiences, families will find:

* LEGO® Life: Maximize your show experience via the LEGO Life app, a safe, social network for kids who love to build. The app will offer details on show activities and insider tips, and the LEGO Life team will host exclusive opportunities to build, capture and share unique LEGO creations made at the show with the broader community of LEGO fans in the app.

* Meet the Masters on the Main Stage: Meet a LEGO Master Builder and learn building tips and tricks in live demonstrations, competitions and Q&A sessions.
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