Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:58

Anime Expo 2012 Report Up

What's this? I have the report up this early? Again? Am I becoming reliable? Next thing you'll probably be wondering is where the movies are, right? Well...they're actually done, but I need to upload them and such, heh. Still, the report. It's there, and what can I say about the convention? F'n weird is what I can say about it. Perhaps it's a good idea we basically drank the whole time, and I do mean that, we were drinking the whole damn time. I'm reminded of shore leave in the Navy. Come to think of it, in terms of just how much I drank this convention...yeah, that was on par with a typical shore leave without the nightly finale of getting totally hammered.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out and see all the weirdness. If you were there, you can probably sympathize with some of what I noted in that report, I expect. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:54

Anime Expo 2012 Report

Huh? What? Oh, right. Time for a report. You'll have to excuse the mess…yeah okay, the beer and various other alcoholic drinks scattered about, but I was at least rather mellow this whole convention. Even when they were doing what AX does best and not speaking to each other. At all. I kinda find it amusing that one has to stay a little bit 'happy' just to get through this convention, and that this year, being AX's 21st birthday, they tried to keep us 'happy' with various places to get alcohol, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Swear to all that is evil and unholy, if I have to do this again any time soon, I'm going to fry this mudball of a planet...

Oh, hi all! If you've been to the gallery any time in the past day, you'll note that I've been upgrading the damn thing with new technology, or in this case, Gallery 3. This was required because, as many have been screaming at me, the Gallery 2 based website was malfunctioning badly. This was due to the upgrade to version 5.x of PHP on my webhost. Theoretically, the version of Gallery 2 I was running was supposed to be compatible, but we were all seeing the extremely slow response times, 500 errors, and broken thumbnails...assuming the thumbnails decided to load at all.

This has now been corrected. You'll note that the site works slightly differently. You navigate with the arrows in the top right corner. Gone is the lightbox, though I hope to bring it back in the future. I've increased the amount of pics and rows per page considerably. If you want to see the full sized pic you'll have to click on the pic again after opening it in its own page. These are still resized and edited pics, so in the future, I'll see about the feasibility of uploading full sized pics. As time goes on, other features, such as some Facebook integration, will be added along with a complete rearrangement of the albums to make them a little more organized.

But what am I doing talking about all this? You're here to see Anime Expo 2012 pictures, are you not? Well, here they are. All the pics are here: Mayhem's, Gensao's, and mine along with some events that required their own albums. If you see a pic of yours and want a larger and/or unedited version, just tell me and I'll make it available. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 23:24

AM^2 2012 Movie Roundup

I did all this on my new laptop. It can be done...now how far will I take it? Whatever the answer, here's what you get in the here and now:
The Opening Ceremonies
The Putumayo Fashion Show
The Andrea Libman Panel
The Masquerade
The Yukie Dong Concert
Can you dig it? Can you handle all this awesomeness? Cause it was. Awesome that is. Download it here from Nyaa Torrents. Or just look below and download the attachment...if we're still seeding that is.

Now I just need to get a copy of all this stuff to other people that I promised it to. You'd think I'd know better than to do this to myself. But that'd be smart, and we all know I'm just crazy.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:01

AM^2 2012 Report and Pics Are Up

What? You thought I was just going to wait 'til right before AX? Or even some months after? You take me for that sort of procrastinator?

Yeah, I guess I am one of those actually. But not today, Galvatron! Oh no, for once, I have all my stuff done three days after con! That's right, it's all done! Well...I'll have the movies up in a bit, but they're all transcoded! Praise me! Praise me!

Yeah, okay, I didn't expect that to actually work either. Oh right, you wanted the pics, well here you go, you can find them here on TFA Cosplay. You're probably looking for the report this news item mentioned. Yeah, I can provide that too! I'll be getting the movies up later tonight, so stay tuned for more!

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:39

AM^2 2012 Report

AM^2 (pronounced A M Squared), short for Animation, Manga, and Music is a smaller southern California convention currently located in the Anaheim convention center right across from Disneyland that occurred this year from June 15th through June 17th. Given that Anime Expo has abandoned the place (most likely due to their inflexibility concerning scheduling the AX con at any other time than the 4th of July weekend) this is now the perfect spot for several smaller anime and other fandom conventions, such as AM^2.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:23

Fanime 2012 Article Now Up

Right before I hit AM^2 I have for your viewing pleasure the Fanime 2012 article. In it you will see what we suffered and fought for, or at the very least what we did and got drunk during, at Fanime 2012. Truly, this year was an exercise in the surreal, and I got to meet people I'll be going to Hell with. How often do you get to do that?

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:04

Fanime 2012 Article

This was one weird year for Fanime. Not so much the convention itself, but everything that wound up going on around it. Just…weird.

A lot of this has to do with the logistics of just getting to and staying at Fanime this year, which had to do with the fact that Mayhem just could not hang for more than a couple of days. This required that I head up and board with Gensao for the night before since we did not hit up day zero. It's probably for the best we didn't hit up day zero, but I'm getting ahead of myself a bit.

Thursday, 07 June 2012 00:12

Mayhem's Fanime 2012 Pics Now Up

And hot on the heels of my massive amounts of movie and data processing, we have Mayhem's Fanime 2012 Pics now up. Though he was only there for a couple of days, he managed to snag some great pics pics including both backstage Masquerade and pics of the Black and White Ball at its brand new location! Some good stuff this time around, so check it out.

As always, if you're one of the cosplayers, and you want a larger and/or raw version of the pic, send either me or Mayhem a message and we'll make them available to you.

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And for my next trick, I have convinced Youtube to give us the ability to stream greater than 10 hours of video, so what we now have on our Youtube page are movies for entire events including in this case the Fanime 2012 Masquerade (and hopefully this will keep the Platinum Dragon from screaming about file size overhead for awhile, heheheh).

Don't think I've forgotten you guys who like higher quality in your movies. Click on the attachment below this news item, and you'll get the torrent link for that higher quality; if we're still seeding that is.

The Masquerade was one of the better ones I've seen in recent years. A full on class act all around, and I have to admit, I was quite entertained, and I hope you will be too if you weren't fortunate enough to be there in person. For those of us who were, enjoy the memories and I hope you enjoy sharing it with your family and friends.

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