May 23

Anime Central 2010 Pics Posted

Posted by K'thardin

As I sit here listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Fun Thomas and Carl Douglas, all the while wondering what the Hell I’m thinking going to conventions back to back like I do with ACEN and Fanime, I’ve managed to complete the processing and uploading of the pics from Anime Central 2010, which you can find by clicking on the tab up top or just clicking right here to go directly to it.

This year was somewhat odd in that I didn’t attend too many gatherings, and the ones I did, with a couple of exceptions, I didn’t stay long at. This had more to do with the increased (though not unwelcome) responsibilities I had as a member of the press this year for ACEN, but I’ll get to that more in my report. In Anime Conji I was able to play a bit with my new lens, but here at ACEN, I think I really put it through its paces and I am very pleased with some of the gems I managed to acquire.

As always, if you’re a cosplayer that sees their pic and wants the bigger unedited and/or RAW versions (in Nikon Electronic Format or .NEF if you prefer) don’t hesitate to email me, and I will make it available. And to any and all, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them.

May 9

And for the final Anime Conji 2010 bit of video I’ve taken, that would be the video for the entire Masquerade which you can get here on Dragon’s Anime.

It was a decent first year, all things considered. Very small, and quite short, but again, to be expected, though there were some true gems there as far as cosplay went. Some of you might recognize the MC, and for those that do, yes, that’s exactly who you think it is. The half time show with Steam Powered Giraffes was more entertaining than I thought it would be as well, so I’d say stick around for that. All in all, an auspicious start, I look forward to continuing improvement in the upcoming years.

May 7

Anime Conji 2010 Concerts Torrent

Posted by K'thardin

Well, as promised before, I’ve created a torrent for the concerts that I attended at this year’s Anime Conji which you can get here from this post on Dragon’s Anime.

Music, though I have no real talent for it, is something I deeply enjoy. Live music especially, put on by people who really love what they’re doing and are GOOD at it, is one of the best things in life I would have to say. The three concerts here are from the artists Traci Hines, Stephanie Yanez, and The Black Crystals, most of which should be familiar if you attend any of the conventions here in sunny California. They bring their best game to what was really a smaller crowd of fans in a more cozy setting, but that didn’t deter them in the slightest. So if you’ve never seen these three, I’d say give this one a go; you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks again to Nyaa Torrents for being the tracker.