Where the Grass Is Greener – Vegas Seven

In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I wrote about the 15th anniversary of Green Valley Ranch:

The resort opened with a bang—literally—on December 18, with a gigantic fireworks show at its pool area just before the official 9:30 p.m. unveiling of the casino. Then Station Casinos president Lorenzo Fertitta kicked the gambling off with Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Chris O’Donnell and Christian Slater at a blackjack table.

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Two things to add: one, it’s always a pleasant surprise when casinos commemorate their anniversaries. Most of them don’t in any meaningful way. Second, I’ve reached a milestone of my own, where I am writing about anniversaries of casinos that opened when I was in Las Vegas. It started with the Palms’ 10th.

Leviosa Con Proves Las Vegas Is Both Muggle- and Wizard-Friendly – Vegas Seven

I’m continually impressed by the range of meetings that happen in Las Vegas. Here is my write-up of one that happened last week at Green Valley Ranch:

It might be the wand that chooses the wizard, but it’s the Harry Potter enthusiast that chooses where she wants to share her fandom. Henderson’s Green Valley Ranch Resort was the gathering place July 7-10 for more than 700 enthusiasts of J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed literary series, its stage and film adaptations and the world of fan creations that it has inspired.

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Like most of the stuff I do, this was fun to write–the convention was great.