Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:36

Anime Conji 2013

Ah, Anime Conji...good times. Anime Conji is currently the only purely anime convention here in San Diego and this was its fourth year running. This was also the third year at the Town and Country Hotel and the second for using its convention center; the first year being spent at the Double Tree hotel, and crowded that poor place out. So far, the Town and Country has provided plenty of room for the convention and its attendees; in fact this year I would go so far as to say it was almost too much room.

Saturday, 04 May 2013 22:45

Anime Conji 2013 Movies

Well, unfortunatley due to the needlessly draconian copyright policies we currently live under that is going to require a violent and bloody revolution to correct, it's going to be a couple months before we can start uploading new long videos to our Youtube page. Until then, here's the 720p torrents of the Anime Conji Masquerade and the Anime Conji Fashion Show for your viewing pleasure. There's some surprises in both this year, so I'm sure you'll be entertained.

Thanks to Nyaa Torrents for the hosting. Or, if you prefer, there should be some links at the bottom of this post to download the torrent files directly if you click on the 'Read More' link.

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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.

So, as I slog through some old pics, I find that Gensao has bequeathed me, not only his Sac Anime Summer 2012 pics, but also his Fanime 2011 pics; including that mega-dose of pics from the main stage of the Masquerade which are no included in their own folder with Mayhem's Masquerade Backstage.

I'll be getting to the Sac Anime Pics in short order, and hope I'll get a minireport done sometime soon as well. If you're one of the cosplayers and want a larger, unedited, and/or raw version of your pic(s), send me a message and I'll make theme available. Well, in Gensao's case, all I have are the JPG's given his enormous picture taking proclivity, but if you really want the raws, I'll see about contacting him concerning them. Have fun!

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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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Friday, 20 July 2012 20:47

Anime Expo 2012 Movie Roundup

So, you like movies?! You like movies from conventions?! Yeah, we got those. And if Youtube would quit flagging them for every violation known to man only to have them slowly released, we'd upload them to Youtube faster. Until then though, we have our old friend, bittorrent. And what movies are these? Why, the movies from Anime Expo 2012, the link hosted by Nyaa Torrents...or you could click on the Attchments field of this post and get it there! What movies do we have? Oh, just the Masquerade (of course), the Lounge 21 Traci Hines and Midnight Shinigami concerts, the first formal (as in put on by Anime Expo rather than someone else, not all tuxedoish...though that would not have been out of place) Anime Expo Fashion Show, and the Yuki Kajiura Press Panel.

So what are you waiting for? We only seed for a couple weeks! Get them while you can!

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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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