Sunday, 22 June 2014 00:55

Fanime 2014 Report

So here we are, eight years since the first time I've been to Fanime, and six, I believe, that I've worked with them as a member of the press for Dragon's Anime and TFA Cosplay. Some things have changed and some have remained the same. The location, for one, has remained constant, though the use of that location, as well as the construction of the location itself has altered over time. Most of the main events have remained constant, though in the cases of the Music Fest, have widened considerably in scope. Stage Zero remains one of those basically ongoing events that one can just stop in the middle of their traversals through Fanime and take in, but the presentations have been getting more and more formalized with Singing, Maid Para Para Dancing, and the like in addition to the game shows and whatnot that have been there staple of the location. Opening Ceremonies has grown from Stage Zero to encompassing the entire entrance to the convention center, and sometimes even outside depending on what sort of things they will have going on. All in all, it's still a convention by the fans, for the fans, but it is growing, and while the location is growing with it, I've noted in my last few reports that I'm curious as to when true saturation point there in down town San Jose will occur, and what that will mean for the convention. Still, that's just idle speculation at present; it's time to get to the main event.

I know, I've been a little bit late with this one. I'll admit, I've been mulling a lot of things over in my mind over it, and I've decided this year there will be no Youtube video of the Masquerade for Fanime. Their rights filter is far too restrictive anymore to make it a viable platform for these variety shows. Thus, it may be, in the future, that we wind up on Vimeo or something, but Youtube's days are numbered.

Until we have a streaming solution, we'll use torrents, and here's the torrent for the Fanime 2014 Masquerade as hosted by Nyaa Torrents...or you can click the little attachment link below if you're reading this news item on its own page here at Dragon's Anime.

To one and all, enjoy! It was a fun year!

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And now for the second set of pics, this time brought to you by Mayhem. In this set we have his normal Fanime 2014 cosplay pics, his pics taken at the Cosplay Bikini Contest, and his Masquerade backstage pics.

As is usual, you can message me or Mayhem to get a larger and or raw version of your cosplay if you see it up there. Enjoy!

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Alright, before the main event, I'll make a note that yes, we've implemented a verification check at TFA Cosplay. It doesn't work like how I want it to, but it is better than nothing, and will allow me a level of plausible deniability to upload various photos that are far more risque than I'd normally be comfortable without at least asking, 'sure you really want to go there?' Mostly I'd like to implement it on an as needed basis, be it galleries or individual pics, but unless I can manage to code my own, this is what I have to work with.

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Monday, 19 May 2014 03:45

ACEN 2014 Pics Up at TFA Cosplay

In what has to be record time, I have the 2014 Anime Central Pics up in the gallery at TFA Cosplay. Despite some of the press related issues, the convention goers themselves continue to outdo themselves time and time again, and this year was no exception. Though I will say it's damn near impossible to get to a gathering and take pictures anymore, due to the shear amount of people and photographers there. Still, you're not here to listen to me bitch, so click that link up there; you won't be dissapointed.

As is usual, if you're one of the cosplayers and want a larger and or raw version of the photos, message us via whatever method suits you best, and we'll make them available.

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Sunday, 04 May 2014 02:32

Anime Conji 2014 Report Now Up

After a couple of weeks of procrastination, I now have the Anime Conji 2014 report up. It was an interesting convention in a lot of ways, as it wound up breaking convention (ha! I pun!) in several ways, and I wound up taking the time to do the same. In terms of checking out the Nerf war and panels I usually wouldn't it was an interesting time this year. Check out my little writeup; it may convince you to check the convention out if you're ever in the area to do so.

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Sunday, 04 May 2014 02:13

Anime Conji 2014 Report

Anime Conji 2014.

I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure what to say about this one. Not because it was bad, per se, but because a lot of what was done wasn't really tried before at your standard anime convention. Also, I wound up keeping a promise to myself that I'd go and sit in on some panels. So a double whammy for unusual conventions as a personal experience.

In my quest to become a little more reliable with these uploads, I have for your viewing pleasure the pics for Anime Conji 2014.

While a much smaller convention than say Wondercon, there was enough talent here that what you see may surprise you. As always, if you see a pic that is yours, drop me a line. I'll make it available.

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Well, in record time, even with Digikam being annoying, I have the pics for Comikaze 2013 up for the few hours I was there. Maybe I'll make a weekend of it next year; we'll see.

If you're one of the cosplayers and want a raw and/or unedited JPG of your pic, let me know and I'll make them available. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 21:02

Sac Anime Summer 2013 Report Up

And finally, I get the Sac Anime Summer 2013 report done. With the small convention mentality, but the larger growing numbers, this one is at what many would term the sweet spot for pure enjoyment. I had a good time anyway, but why take just my statement here at face value? Check out my report for more detail.

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