Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:02

Anime Central 2010 Report

It started when I was being driven to the airport in some rent-a-shuttle you booked for a flight at early hours that should be outlawed or at least protested on a weekly basis, while feeling the effects of a cold just starting that I hoped in vain to whatever god I worshiped isn't a cold just starting make that dry scratchy feeling in the back of my throat. Bus driver was blessedly silent as I alternated between staying awake, silent religious supplication, and waiting for the drugs I took before I boarded to kick in. There's also this vague nagging suspicion that in my haste to get everything together, coupled with the pain I'm presently feeling, that I forgot something maddeningly important. Quick mental checks are not possible; haven't had anyone hit my turbo button yet by mainlining me with a Monster energy drink or even some of the finest brewed Columbian lighter fluid. What items I have high pri on my list, that which makes what I do possible at conventions; I do manage to confirm are in my possession before hitting San Diego International.

Thursday, 10 June 2010 23:13

Mayhem's Fanime 2010 Pics Are Up

Doug Nelson, also known as Mayhem, has posted his Fanime pics on TFA Cosplay. This was also a very good year for picture taking as he was allowed back stage of the Masquerade to take some composed shots of the cosplayers with a quality you don't often get to see. You'll find those pics in the first item which is a sub album for the Masquerade photos.

As always, if you see your pic and you want a larger and/or raw version of it, send me a message and I'll make it available. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 08 June 2010 22:34

Fanime 2010 Pics Up!

And after some serious toil, I have the Fanime 2010 pics up for viewing. Lots of notables worth mentioning, and I need to get some comments on them when I can...not to mention work on videos and the articles which will explain more.

As always, if you see your pic and want a larger or unedited RAW version, just send me an email and let me know. Have fun one and all, it was a fun year, as you'll see when you check them out!

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p>As I sit here listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Fun Thomas and Carl Douglas, all the while wondering what the Hell I'm thinking going to conventions back to back like I do with ACEN and Fanime, I've managed to complete the processing and uploading of the pics from Anime Central 2010, which you can find here on TFA Cosplay.

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Sunday, 09 May 2010 12:55

Anime Conji 2010 Masquerade Torrent

And for the final Anime Conji 2010 bit of video I've taken, that would be the video for the entire Masquerade which you can get here as tracked from Nyaa Torrents.

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Friday, 07 May 2010 22:17

Anime Conji 2010 Concerts Torrent

Well, as promised before, I've created a torrent for the concerts that I attended at this year's Anime Conji which you can get here from our current tracker Nyaa Torrents.

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Thursday, 29 April 2010 18:12

Anime Conji Report 2010

I first learned about Anime Conji back when I attended PMX with Aisu a few months ago. A San Diego anime convention was something that a few of us had been discussing in various forums, but actually putting it on ourselves seemed to me to be rather…too much like work, heh. So here was a guy passing out flyers for the first, and hopefully annual, anime convention for San Diego here at PMX. For those that are wondering, Pacific Media Expo is the convention that was started by Mike Tatsugawa after the management dispute of Anime Expo '04 and takes place in Los Angeles, California. At the time, like a complete dumbass, I took the flyer and forgot about it. It wasn't until a couple weeks before the convention that I saw a message on Facebook from Traci Hines who noted she'd be going there to put on a small concert with a few others. Smacking myself in the head, I immediately started the work I'd need in order to attend the convention. Given Anime Expo's recent issues, and likely decline, not to mention the problems we've occasionally had with some of their floor personnel over the years, another nearby convention to go to seems like something that would be best to cultivate if at all possible.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 22:03

Anime Conji Pics Are Up on TFA Cosplay

Went to Anime Conji this past weekend. First anime convention here in sunny San Diego, and the first year for it. As I always do, I went to take pics and record video.

You can get to the pics by clicking here.

As always if you are a cosplayer and want bigger pics and/or RAW pics, just email me, and I will make them available.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010 14:59

In Which I Lay it to Rest After 25 Years

Having sat and stewed upon this for the greater portion of my life, I pretty certain I can finally get this out in the way I want. This is about the Death of Optimus Prime and what it truly meant to me, and perhaps what it can mean to you too rather than the Kenny-esque way in which he dies and is brought back now adays.

So I invite you all to take a walk with me down this road through the past, and maybe we can all learn something from it finally after so long.

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A warning...to the people...the good and...the evil. This. Is. War.

You know, for a song that embodies the warning we should have had during the series and movie this article tends to cover, it has a really nihilistic ending. I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, however.

On August 8th or 9th of 1986, depending on where you lived in the world, there came a movie to the theatres that etched it's mark upon the soul of the men and women of my generation and is the subject of much discussion even today. That movie was Transformers: The Movie, one of the many film entries into the toy/cartoon marketing craze that was all the rage in those days. Back then the whole toy/cartoon tie in was beginning due the relaxing of certain laws which limited such practices, so we wound up with all sorts of new and exciting shows aimed at little girls and boys as retailers and marketers experimented to see what worked. You won't find too much in the way of such variety now, and often what variety you do find has been imported and localized from our esteemed neighbors in Japan…though they too are falling into this trap. Back then was a golden time for such local entertainment, and never shall we see its like again.


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