This Is the End

Greg WesthoffEvents, General, Rigging

It is June and that means summer is finally here. With that being said, it also means that my time here at JCALPRO is winding down to an end. It has been a very fast six months here at the BCEC. I honestly cannot believe that it is already over. …

Catching Up

Neal CoxGeneral

It’s weird to think that I’ve only been working at JCALPRO for two months. The summer may have started off slow, but by the end of August I’d already seen six shows come and go. There hasn’t been a lot of time for me to really digest all I’ve learned, …

Introductions are in order

Neal CoxEvents, General, Rigging

Hello there! My name is Neal, and I’ll be taking over for Greg as JCALPRO’s co-op for the next few months (co-op, for those unfamiliar, is just another word for intern). So, you might be asking, who is this guy? Well, dear reader, I am a game design major at …

INTA Annual Meeting

Greg WesthoffEvents, General, Rigging

This is the 141st year of the International Trademark Association annual meeting. Each year brand owners and professionals from around the world come together to show off their branded trademarks or their exclusive intellectual property. Trademarks have become a very important aspect in the business world ever since the first …

What is PAX?

Greg WesthoffGeneral

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) first started in 2004 in Bellvue, Washington. It was a 2 day event that had many big exhibiting companies such as Warner Bros, Ubisoft, and Microsoft. PAX has occurred yearly since then and has doubled in size each year until venue capacities have maxed out. …

SENA ’19

Greg WesthoffGeneral

My second month here at JCAL is officially coming to an end and I cannot believe how fast the time flies right on by. The winter is finally starting to near it’s end according to Mr. Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet …

The New Co-op on the Block

Greg WesthoffEvents, General, Rigging

My name is Greg Westhoff and I am the current co-op here at JCALPRO. I will be taking over for Lauren and posting one of these at the end of each of the next five months. So I guess I should at least start things off by introducing myself a …

Massachusetts Conference for Women…and Farewell

Lauren BergGeneral

This past December the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center held the annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. As a woman in Massachusetts working in an office with four other women (and one Brendan) it seemed like a good topic to write about. The Mass Women’s Conference is an annual event where …

Who is JCALPRO?

Lauren BergGeneral

So, I’m sure all of you out there, my millions and millions of followers, have noticed me mentioning some of the people I work with here. You are certainly wondering, “Who is Paige?…Tell us more about Brendan!”. Well, your dreams are about to become reality, because I would like to …

Half Way

Lauren BergGeneral

  Well everyone, it is the end of September which means I am three months, and half way, finished with my time at Jcal! Crazy to think how fast this has gone. I thought now would be a good time to reflect on some of the shows and events that …

What is the BCEC?

Lauren BergGeneral

Hello all, I am back to share more thoughts with all of you. Now that I have been at Jcal for about two months I have learned a good deal about the company, but I still find myself intrigued about the space. The Jcal offices are located in the BCEC. …

Newbie Alert

Lauren BergGeneral

Whale hello there (please refer to gif for reference to hilarious pun…)   My name is Lauren. As was Josie, I am a Northeastern student who is co-oping with JCAL over the next six months. First and foremost, Josie was, I believe, a creative writing major. I am not, so, …

Hasta La Vista, Baby

Josie WiltseGeneral

Hello, and Goodbye For anyone who may have missed my first article – The Best of JCALPRO – allow me to re-introduce myself.  My name’s Josie and I’m a Northeastern student currently co-oping here at JCAL.  (P.S. Co-op is just fancy talk for intern, which is what I probably should …

Not just A Lawn on D, THE Lawn on D

Josie WiltseGeneral

Which feels longer: Doing literally anything at the DMV. An uber ride with a driver who won’t stop explaining to you why he deserves the entertainment center in the divorce, as if you have anything to do with it. 300 years. Winter in Boston. If you chose anything other than …

Upcoming Keynote Speakers

Josie WiltseGeneral

While doing some research on upcoming JCALPRO events I realized, wow, there are some seriously impressive keynote speakers coming to these things. I’m talking about the kind of people that pop-up on your facebook feed in a viral TED talk video, saying something mind-bogglingly intelligent that keeps you up at night or …

Boston Seaport’s Best

Josie WiltseGeneral

The first time I ever ventured into the Boston Seaport area was for my interview with Maria and Jen – my now co-workers! Now that I’m a little more familiar with the area, I can’t believe I spent a whole year in Boston without coming down here.  There’s an endless …