Gilmore Girls Fan Fest is Coming!!

As if getting a Gilmore Girls reboot on Netflix this November was not already super exciting, it has been announced this week that the town that inspired Stars Hollow on the show is hosting a 3-day Gilmore Girls festival!!

The festival will take place in Washington Depot, Connecticut from October 21-23 and will include coffee at the hardware store, a knit-a-thon (!!!!) and they’ll even have a town troubadour.  A schedule is not yet completed, but there will also be trivia and screenings of fan favorite episodes.

Eight of the show’s actors are slated to be at the festival: Jackson Douglas (Jackson), Rini Bell (Lulu), Aris Alvarado (Caesar), Biff Yeager (Tom), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Vanessa Marano (April) and Ted Rooney (Morey). Here’s hoping the rest of the cast can make it! (I know we all want/need to see Luke actually serving coffee at the diner, am I right??)

According to the festival website, festival founders Marcus and Jennie Whitaker came up with the idea while stuck in traffic in Hartford, super close to Washington Depot.  Realizing then there really are no Gilmore Girls events, they decided to make one and brought Stars Hollow to life. Thankfully, everyone in the town seemed it was a great idea, too!

Sadly, though not surprising, tickets are already sold out.

To get more information on the festival, go to http://www.gilmoregirlsfanfest.com/

Apple iOS 10 Details and Features

Apple dropped a beta for iOS 10 on Monday, and it is going to be a sweet new package.

The new release will come with some really squee-worthy new features, the most anticipated probably being the ability to delete built-in apps. That’s right guys, we will be able to delete built-in apps.  This is NOT a drill.  Goodbye forever, Tips app!! *evil laugh*

We are also getting an enhanced lockscreen that will let you perform tasks like answer emails, look at text messages and edit your calendar all without leaving your lockscreen.

Lockscreen

Siri is getting more functionality so you will be able to control more apps with your voice, the Photos app is getting smarter using facial recognition on pictures in the camera roll so you can create folders by person, and text messages are getting extra fun. You’ll be able to do fun things like send messages that are blurred until you swipe your finger over it, secret agent style.

Now, this wouldn’t be a proper update without new emojis.  Apple is going to be releasing over 100 new and redesigned emojis. The emojis all have more detail and depth to them, looking a lot less flat.  Sports & profession emojis will now have more gender diversity with a male and female option (including a boy & girl Sherlock!!).  There is finally a gay pride flag available, and the gun emoji has been replaced by a toy squirt gun.

 

iOS 10 will be available to download in the fall.