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Katsucon 2017 – Model Exposition

Amazed, I’m always in awe by the level of detail and attention placed on the clothing in movies. The scene passes quickly and the characters are the main focus, usually not their clothing. But to see it up close, note … Continue reading

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Katsucon 2017 – Masquerade

The highlight of the weekend has to be the masquerade and it was the performances themselves were amazing. The level of creativity is always high at this convention and this year was no different. Some highlights of the acts are … Continue reading

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Anime Expo 2016 Cosplay

Some of the more, um, artistic effects in these photos are my camera acting up.

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Otakon 2014 – Yoshiki in Concert

Baltimore was the final leg of Yoshiki’s classical tour, a rare performance apart from X Japan. The concert opened with the Miracle video showcasing moments from X Japan concerts and clips from his classical tour. Truly, the video is a … Continue reading

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Otakon 2014 – Hallcosplay and Masquerade

After a delay, the masquerade event began. We had the usual host and his jokes were alot better than previous years…at least that’s how I feel. The event opened with the Hallcosplay entries which had quite a bit of variety … Continue reading

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Otakon 2014 – Linda Ballantyne, Katie Griffin and John Stocker Q&A

No moderator was needed as John Stocker, Linda Ballantyne and Katie Griffin took over the panel with hilarious anecdotes, experiences of recording and changes in the industry.

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Otakon 2014 – Yoshiki Press Conference

The Press Conference was held in the Hilton on August 9 at 2pm. Yoshiki spoke in English while Pata (guitarist) and Heath (bassist) spoke in a mix of English and mostly Japanese.

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Guest post: Crowdfunding Arrives at the Next Level, by Scott Essman

Reinventing Films might be the name of an emerging company forging ahead in the areas of alternative film financing, but at the weekend long Comikaze fan convention, it also aptly described new methods of creating and pitching their films.

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Come back, Frank and His Friend

What happens when beloved fictional characters go away? I’ve been thinking about how much I miss fictional characters when they’re gone – and it all started because some of those lost characters are kind of coming back.

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Comic Con 2013: Preview Night

More details later, but here’s some crowds, Anson Jew, Bryan Tillman, and Karen Knighton.

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Otaku Service Announcement: It’s a SALE, Dodi!

We got this email: “My name is [redacted] and I’m the owner of Totally Manga, a retail comic store. In 09 we started the comic store concentrating only on manga. We had a fun few years but now were closing … Continue reading

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Book review: Once More Upon a Time

Once More Upon a Time By Patrick Thomas and Diane Raetz Publisher: Dark Quest, LLC ISBN: 978-0-9826197-5-9 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow This is a different kind of Mystic Investigators tale by my New York homeboy, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Scan Girls

Yeah, I read a few scanlations, but I also buy the printed English version if it’s licensed and published, and if I just can’t stand it, I’ll even buy the Japanese version. No, I can’t read Japanese, but the pictures … Continue reading

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Great. Our voicemail company just went out of business

And didn’t tell anyone. Well, anyway, good luck to wildgate.com because they’ll need it. Our new contact number is 323-201-7147 Yeah. If you have J LHLS business cards, please make a note when you hand them out. I’ll be generating … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2011: Sho Murase

Sho Murase has been working in animation as a freelance character designer and storyboarder for the past ten years. At this year’s Comic Con, she’s showing and selling her personal work. She was raised in Spain and went to art … Continue reading

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Cosplay photography panels at AM2 convention July 3, 2011

Hey, cosplay fans, mark your calendars: Tom Good and I will be doing panels from 10-12 on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the AM2 Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center. July 3, 2011 10-11 AM AM2 Convention Anaheim Convention Center … Continue reading

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AM2 convention, July 1-3, 2011, Anaheim Convention Center, FREE ADMISSION

Yes! It’s really happening! Also, Tom Good, assisted by G Mayerson, will be doing a two panels at AM2: Cosplay Photography for Models From a Photographer’s POV Sunday, July 3, 2011, 10-11 AM, Room 207 D and Creative Cosplay Photography … Continue reading

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Convention Report: Sakura-Con 2010

Sakura-Con 2010 by Tom Good This year’s Sakura-Con was the largest ever, with an attendance of just over 18,000 people at the Seattle Convention Center. The convention provides an amazing variety of things to do, combining educational and cultural events … Continue reading

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