Monday, 11 May 2009 22:33

ACEN 2009 Pic status

Recently went to Anime Central 2009 over at Chicago...in fact, I just got back last night, heh. I took more pics there than I have at any of the previous conventions I went to due in no small part to the shear amount of photoshoot gatherings I took part in. It'll take me a few days to get these pics processed and up on the site, so if you received my card, I do appologize for the delay, but they will be up just as soon as I can get them color corrected, red eye removed, etc.

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Monday, 04 May 2009 17:55

ACEN 2009

Anime Central 2009 will be occurring this coming weekend over at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois a few miles from the Chicago International Airport. Since I had such a great time last year at that con, I'll be attending this one as well. If you happen to be a cosplayer you might see a short guy with even shorter hair, probably with a shirt proudly displaying a Decepticon symbol, running around taking pictures. Either that or a short guy in a black monk outfit. Odds are that'll be me; so if you recognize me, come up and say hi!

Hope we all have a lot of fun, and hope to see you all there!

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After much procrastination, I've finally made the pics that Mayhem took at Fanime 2008 available for viewing. True we hung out most of the time, but there's more than enough variation that you'll see many and new things. And who knows, you might even see a new perspective on some older pics, heh.

Have a comment on them? Leave a message on the boards. CLOSED

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Thursday, 23 October 2008 16:54

Anime Expo 2008

Anime Expo 2007, despite all the bands, cool guests that attended, and other goings on, can only be called one thing: an unmitigated disaster of galactic proportions. There is no escaping this, there is no denying this, there is no justifying this. Complete and utter; the destruction was phenomenal. It couldn’t have been worse had it been planned. That being said, when the new site was announced, which was the L.A. Convention center, it received the same lukewarm response that the announcement of the Disney Land Convention Center did back in ’99. In essence the, the culmination of a comedy of errors that was only funny to sick fucks like myself and possibly Megatron.

Monday, 18 August 2008 17:12

Fanime Report 2008

Fanime 2008 was, overall, a pretty enjoyable and oddly restfull experience. I’d go so far as to say even low key. It doesn’t share the same tireless energy as ACEN, the frenzied pace of Anime Expo, or the overwhelming (even disorientating) abundance of Comic Con, but it has its share of things to do; all of which are fun. However, Fanime always has this tone of being extremely laid back, or as Gensao put it, “It’s a three day con spread over four days.” This is true, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. One doesn’t NEED to be going from place to place at mach speeds of over 9000 all the goddamn time. Sometimes it’s best to sit around and chill with a few thousand people and meander around from place to place in no particular rush. Only thing that would have made it better is if they had a bar right outside of the dealer’s hall and registration or served beer at the Maid Café. Hey, that’s an idea: a Maid wet bar. No, not wet nurse, wet bar! Sheesh, bunch of pervs out there, I swear. Wait, I’m the only one writing here. FUCK!

Tuesday, 08 July 2008 23:02

Anime Expo 2008 Pics are Available

The world is coming to an end. I have the AX pics up right after con! Why, you might wonder? Well, let's just say that a certain couple of cute girls looked at me and gave me a heartfelt complaint about my tardiness with the Fanime pics...seriously those looks should be classified as lethal weapons.

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Well, just got back from Anime Expo, and overall impression of the con is both surprisingly and extremely favorable. More on that later. Right now, I've managed to upload the Fanime 2008 pics part 2 to TFA Cosplay for your enjoyment.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:27

Fanime 2008 Pics Part 1

Well, finally got the first set of the pics for Fanime 08 up over at TFA Cosplay. Had to divide them up due to the fact my new camera resets its numbering scheme with every new memory card, heh. Going to have to go through them and the ACEN pics and comment on a few that had some stories behind them.

Browse freely and enjoy! Don't be afraid to here, either. CLOSED

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Wednesday, 18 June 2008 00:15

Acen 2008

This article has been consolidated into one from its original two part format to allow for easier reading.

Anime Central 2008 was by far the absolute best convention I have ever been to.

Yes, that statement deserved its own paragraph. It was that good. Hell, it was fucking awesome…probably the most rewarding convention experience I’ve ever had. No, not quite as good as sex, but the feeling lasted far longer, heheh. I can’t say enough good things about it…I just wish I had the time to do everything I wanted to do. Outside of that, there’s really nothing I have bad to say about it.

Initially I wasn’t really planning on going to any other conventions outside of Fanime and AX until I was invited to ACEN by Cap`n_moonie from the chat channel I frequent, #TenchiFF on the aniverse network. At the time I wasn’t too sure about heading back that direction, but I checked my finances and my leave time, and found I could easily accommodate that. Also, I’d never met ol’ moonie and I was looking forward to that. Originally another member of the channel, aisu, was supposed to join us, but she was unfortunately unable to make it. It helped I wound up sharing the room with moonie and a few others so I could cut down on costs considerably…plane flights are rather expensive after all. It also helped that I had applied for a press pass and received one.

Thursday, 20 September 2007 23:14

Anime Expo 2007

Originally published as four separate articles, one for each day; they were compiled into one in order to allow for continual reading.

So…Anime Expo 2007.

Yeah, that about says it all if you were there. Going through the various blogs, forums, reposted emails, and what-have-you, the consensus was pretty much on the order of: What the flying fuck, over? For my own personal experience, this year’s convention has the most unique dichotomy; it was both the very best convention I’ve been to…and the very very worst. It was so bad, in fact, that I don’t know if I’m going back next year.

My reports on Anime Expo this year are going to be broken up into a few overlapping categories. I’m going to do a day by day report, a report on the SKIN concert, a report on the Transformers movie showing, and finally, a report on all the shit that went on this year that really REALLY fucked it all to Hell.


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