I've procrastinated long enough on this one. At great personal expense in the lack of sleep department, I have finally completed one of my longest reports, the one for Anime Expo 2014. In it I talk about the convention, its main events, and its triumphs and tragedies. I share news, photo, and video all done with my own personal brand of Gonzo Journalism which is not for the faint of heart, but is at least truthful...from my own perspective anyway. But why waste time? Why not head over there now and take a look? I'm sure you can find some useful tidbits in there and perhaps a bit of entertainment...or so I hope. Enjoy!
Have I really been doing this for around 15 years? Well, aside from the year 2000, yes, yes I have. In all this time I've typically gone to this convention with the same group of people; even going so far as to increase our participation in the conventions we go to by going as press under the auspices of Dragon's Anime and TFA Cosplay. That didn't happen this year. No, this year I was on my own in regards to being press as the core group couldn't make it this year due to various factors. Still, I wasn't totally on my own, as there were others who we've known for all this time who graciously invited me to room with them this year. This worked out a lot better than I'd have thought, because even though the Vagabond Inn up the road from the convention center was more expensive than we'd wanted, they had bunk beds of all things, which were far more comfortable than the Coleman Cots we're usually used to using when we stuff ourselves into these rooms. I'll have to admit though, this year put it into perspective on just how much I've come to rely on Gensao, Pio, and Mayhem for all sorts of things little and big when it comes to covering this convention as press which caused me to miss out on a lot more than I'd have liked. This doesn't count all the other disasters outside of everyone's control that wound up occurring.
Truly I have been a terrible terrible procrastinator when it comes to these movies. I have no excuses, but I do now have said movies torrents available. So without further ado, here are the Anime Expo 2014's Masquerade, Danny Choo Press Panel, and Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic movies that I managed to record this year as hosted by Nyaa Torrents or you can click the attachment to this news item below. I thought it was a good year for all of the above, and I only wish I could have done more were it not for circumstances out of my control unfortunately. Still, what I did get I hope does not disappoint. And aside from certain countries, Youtube's content management did not unilaterally make the videos unwatchable this time, and so you can watch them there too.
Well folks, it's been a long time coming, but I finally have the Anime Expo 2013 report available.
What's to summarize about this one? How about this is one of the best Anime Expos in recent memory, and probably the best convention I've been to for several years. Was it the best AX ever? Well, check the report and judge for yourself. As for me, let it just be said, I was most entertained and I got what I wanted and then some out of it. If not the best, it was certainly successful.
Damn, where has the time gone?
And so, as I wade through Youtube's copyright hell on the Masquerade video, I will make it and its brothers available to you unedited in HD as a torrent. To get said torrent, you can either find it hosted on Nyaa Torrents or click on the Attachments field down below this post after clicking on "Read More" which should bring it up.
To one and all, I hope you enjoy the videos we all shot of this year's AX, and hopefully many more to come.
So, I hear a few of you have been missing some movies. Well, your wait is over. In this batch we have the entirety of the Anime Expo 2013 movies that we shot this year. These include:
Battle of the Bands
Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic (18+)
The Masquerade - Youtube Edit
Last Comic Standing
The Alodia Press Panel
The Danny Choo Press Panel
Really, there's so much good stuff to say about these events, that it's going to have to wait for the report when I get that written. For those of you waiting for the high quality torrents, I ask that you be patient. There were quite a number of movies this year, and uploading them all to the torrent box is taking awhile. When they get up there, I'll be sure to share them out. In any event, we get to see how long we stay up this time before we're flagged by some asshole rights holders for infringement, heh. Enjoy, one and all!