Well, as promised, here are the high def versions for the Sac Anime Summer 2014 movies as hosted by Nyaa Torrents, or you can click on the attachment below this news item (you have to hit 'read more' to see it). It's around 8GB worth of data, so be prepared for the load. Enjoy!

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 02:25

Sac Anime Summer 2014 Report Up And Vimeo

Okay, a bit of procrastination aside, we now have the Sac Anime Summer 2014 report up. I'm not the only one going to be doing one, or so I hope, so expect at least one more. I found this event to be pretty much stress free and generally fun; so why not check it out how I lived it?

Also you can check out the videos embedded in the report, including the Masquerade that is hosted at our new Vimeo channel (not sure if it'll last, but we'll see).

Enjoy!

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 02:09

Sac Anime Summer 2014 Report

Ah, Sac Anime Summer 2014.

I think this is the fourth year I've gone to this convention, having been convinced to go by Mayhem due to it being a smaller convention, and thus not prone to the same, shall we say, 'mishaps' that tend to occur at the larger ones. They're happier just having fun and hanging out with others that enjoy all the same things we do. Yes, that's an apt description; the smaller conventions have less drama and are more laid back overall. Unfortunately as a convention does grow, attendance grows so problems and other concerns creep up. Logistics gets more problematic due to more people getting involved, the need for more space becomes a greater issue, you can now bring in higher caliber guests, but have to deal with the baggage they carry, and so forth and so on. I mention this as I've seen it happen to two conventions so far: Anime Expo and Fanime. They each followed the same pattern. Even ACEN has done this to an extent, though I came in during their transition from smaller to larger convention (and there's other concerns with the midwestern convetions that have become more prevalent as time has gone on, but that's another article). I note this because Sac Anime is about where Anime Expo was in 1999, when I first went to it. I've seen this convention as it was, small and fun at the hotel, but now it's about to start making the leap into being a larger convention, and now we're all going to see how they handle it given all the examples and lessons learned in the past that are available. Let us hope they are students of history.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 20:47

Sac Anime Summer 2014 Moves Up On Youtube

I was going to wait awhile before announcing it formally due to the fact that I'll be dealing with how youtube has been silencing our vids left and right. It's looking more and more like I'm going to be heading to Vimeo, but that's a logistics problem I have to iron out before I can do so. In any event, we have the Eyeshine concert, The Slants concert, and the Lolita Fashion show up on our Youtube page for your viewing pleasure.

For those waiting for the HD rips, I'll be making those avaible in a couple of days, and it will include the Masquerade. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 20:54

Sac Anime Summer 2013 Report

Hmm…Sac Anime.

Third year I’ve been to this convention, and the first at their new location of the Sacramento Convention Center. It’s a far larger location situated in downtown Sacramento, and surrounded by all the amenities of a down town area, such as hotels, quickie marts, and food…though that last one wasn’t as important this year as I’ll describe in a bit.

As has oddly become custom, though differently arriving in this case, I wound up flying in on Friday, Day 1. Original plan was to take the train, but I’m not spending thirteen fucking hours in transit when I could drive there in eight. Wound up taking Super Shuttle to the Quality Inn situated about a block away from the convention center down town, where Mayhem and co were already set up.

Monday, 21 October 2013 02:34

Sac Anime Summer 2013 Movies Up

I actually hope to get the Sac Anime Summer 2013 report done very soon. I've been dragging ass since I really wasn't too sure how I'd like to proceed with the Masquerade video, but I'll go ahead and release it in this fashion...for now. In any event, here are the High Def, non censored, versions of the Sac Anime 2013 Summer Movies as hosted by Nyaa Torrents. These include: the Maquerade, most of the Akai Sky concert (since the Sac Anime staff would not let press in to set up early), the Steven Skyler mini concert, and the Eyeshine concert.

For those that simply want to watch the events, I invite you to head over to our Youtube Page and check them out there. I do warn you though, due to King Records (Japan) basically putting a blanket world wide blackout on any video with what they consider their property, I had to remove the audio for one of the skits. Until such time as sanity either returns or is driven by knifepoint back into law in general, this is how it shall remain on a public site like Youtube.

Enjoy, one and all!

Oh yeah, and if anyone can get me in touch with someone with the Elizabeth Stevenson memorial video, so that I may include it within the Masquerade video proper (with all credit given), I'd be most appreciative.

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Before I forget, head over to the Dragon's Anime Youtube Page. There are half a dozen new movies up from cons gone past that all may enjoy.

So, as I struggle to catch up with various bits of data here and there, I finally get to putting up Gensao's Sac Anime Summer 2012 pics, which consist of his normal pics, his pics from the Masqueradee, and his pics from the various concerts that went on during and after the Masquerade. Gensao, I want you to know it's because of you that I'm going to start segregating photos into various categories. Just sayin'.

Also, if you like dinosaurs, I wound up hitting up the Jurassic Con event for a few hours this weekend. It was a nifty little event filled with fossils, bones, movie props from Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jason and the Argonauts, Land of the Lost, Super Mario Brothers, and various others. You can find the pics of it here as well. Taken with my Olympus, and I'm finally getting that little device to do what I tell it to do.

As always, if you're one of the cosplayers, and want larger and/or raw versions of the pics, drop me a line, and I'll make them available. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 17:39

Sac Anime Summer 2012 Report

So this year, I once again found myself at Sac Anime Summer 2012 for the Labor Day weekend, August 31st to September 2nd of 2012, due to a combination of ‘what if’ style planning and air fares being near on nonexistent. It helped that I really didn’t have much planned that weekend, so off it was to Sacramento.

As before, we didn’t hit up the first day due to a lot of factors, that day was near on totally shot, but not a complete loss, having managed to have dinner with Gensao and meet an old friend from the Navy I’d not seen in well on seven years now. Even so, if I ever do this again, I’ll need to plan that out a little bit better. Like flying directly into Sacramento...that’d have solved a lot of problems.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 23:26

Sac Anime Summer 2012 Movie Roundup

Found myself back at Sac Anime somehow again this year. Figured AX would be my last convention this year, but it looks like I managed to squeeze in one more. So, are you the best, around? Will nothing ever get you down? If it will, why not check out the movie roundup for Sac Anime Summer 2012 as hosted by Nyaa Torrents (or just click on that attachment down below)? Those should perk you right up. It includes both the Masquerade and the Eyeshine Concert, in eye popping 720 HD. You'll noticed due to that, the files are FAR larger. This will be a bit of an experiment to see how this works, but so far I'm liking it, and I think we can support it.

I've been slacking a bit this time around I know, but expect a short report soon. And have fun! I mean that!

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Monday, 31 October 2011 14:06

Sac Anime Summer 2011 Report Up

After about a month of procrastination, I've finally completed the Sac Anime 2011 report which you can read by clicking ye ol hyperlink.

What can I say about it? It was fun; probably the biggest poster boy for why a small to mid sized convention can be as much, if not more, fun as the larger coventions such as Comic Con and Anime Expo. But hey, why listen to me yapping here, when the meat of my observations is in the report. Enjoy!

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