Category: Events

Bishoujo Lady Deadpool

Bishoujo Lady Deadpool + SDCC 2016 photos!

I was 90% sure I wasn’t going to write this post. Most of my SDCC photos turned out to be a bust; in fact I’m still not really happy with the keepers. But between the Bishoujo Lady Deadpool figure and the cosplay, I figured there was something worth posting.

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ACen 2016

Anime Central 2016: Memories and cosplay

My first – and possibly only – anime con of the year just wrapped up! ACen is always an exciting time for me as I get to meet my con buddies and speak to industry folks. But this year’s con was decidedly less business-oriented as I came with a group of friends who had never been to an anime con before. Even so, they wound up showing admiration for great cosplay.

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C2E2 2016

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016

I normally don’t get into C2E2 as much as other cons because there really isn’t much of an anime presence there. But this year I had a pretty good time with all the other stuff at the con. Of course I’ll be dedicating this post to cosplay and some of the other sights around the con – if you’re interested in toy coverage, check out my photos at Tomopop.

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Anime Central ACen 2015

Anime Central 2015

So… you know the drill by now. ACen 2015 happened. There was cosplay. I know because I was there. Scroll down and click awaaaayyyyy

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Uzuhi at Kollision Con 2015

Kollision Con 2015: Uzuhi’s “United We Smile” tour

If you’re thinking Japanese punk rock probably isn’t in my wheelhouse, you’d be right. However it was a quiet Friday afternoon at Kollision Con and suddenly I heard LOUD NOISES so I decided to check it out. And that’s how I found out about Uzuhi.

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Kollision Con 2015

Kollision Con 2015

I wasn’t able to spend much time at Con+Alt+Delete in mid-December, but this weekend’s Kollision Con was basically a re-do. The Hyatt Regency at O’Hare seems like the go-to place for smaller anime conventions. In fact Kollision Con is the smallest con I’ve been to so far. Maybe Chicago winters are just off-putting to potential attendees? It didn’t have the same density of people or programming as even a midsize con like NDK in Denver. However, as always, I must still bring you cosplay and scenes from the event.

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SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014: Cosplay and stuff

Hey, I’m back! If you’re wondering where I’ve been (besides Comic Con), let’s just say moving in the same week as SDCC means that certain utilities don’t get installed for a while. But now that my internet is ready to go, it’s time to marvel at the sights of SDCC 2014.

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Anime Central 2014

Anime Central 2014: Cosplay! Glorious cosplay!!

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ACen 2014 figures

Anime Central 2014: figure and toy highlights

ACen isn’t a big event for figure manufacturers, which is understandable because it takes place in Chicago and apparently nobody likes traveling to Chicago. Last year, Good Smile Company brought along some prototypes and recent reveals from Japan (mostly Winter Wonder Festival reveals if I recall). This year, GSC did show up again but didn’t have any new figures – most of their showcase had been released already. So in terms of news coverage, there wasn’t much to do – still I found a few interesting items here and there.

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Anime Central 2014

Anime Central 2014: recollections and how I ruined my body

ACen 2014 came and went, but I wasn’t able to get my coverage up due to all the site changes. As I flip through the Guidebook app to see what exactly I did there, I do recall some lessons learned that might be useful advice for solo con-goers. This post will have some general info about the con, panel notes, and some cosplay stories. The rest of the cosplay gallery will go into its own post.

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Nan Desu Kan 2013

Nan Desu Kan 2013: a patch of joy amidst the flooding

Before we get into NDK 2013, I want you to spare a moment of your time to think about donating to Colorado’s flood relief efforts. I’m sure any contribution you can make will be of great help as there are quite a few dead, injured, or displaced from the flooding. As someone who has seen and dealt with flooding in Illinois this past spring, I can say it’s not pretty.

Anyway, on to the convention report! Nan Desu Kan is the premier anime convention of the Rockies, though I wonder how many anime conventions go on out there. It takes place in southeastern Denver (the Denver Tech Center). Fortunately, we were spared the nasty business of flooding and generally had good weather (though there was a tornado risk for a while). Read on for the glorious details.

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