“You do not go to A-Kon for the panels. You go for the cosplay.”
-A cute Cosplayer, A-Kon 2018
The picture to the left is a random one that I took, that I feel needs a caption that I am not witty enough to give. A-Kon 29, the Terribly Awesome convention in Fortworth, Tx, is over… and yet I am just now starting to post my pictures…. in other words, guess who started using burst mode on his new camera!
Below are some of my favorite cosplay photos I took from A-Kon 29, with their album listed below that.
While I’m still going over and editing photos, here is the album I put on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157697969531005
When you go to a convention, there is a chance that you might get sick afterwords. I went to MAGFest, and I fell victim to it this time around. This phenomenon goes by many names such as con plague, con flu, PAX Pox, etc… and I did a comic about it a long time ago.
Upping your immune system and taking allergy meds can only get you so far. I missed work because I was bumping shoulders with a small city basically in winter during terribly cold conditions.
Also my roomies got a chest cold right before, so my flu-like symptoms make sense. Headache, slight fever, chest congestion, etc. I felt like I was going to faint at the airport as I wore 2 coats and I missed a day of work. FUN!
But hey… that’s the risk we take, right?
Thursday is an amazing day to just throwback to some more nostalgic times, shows, thoughts, etc. I decided to just share some images I’ve previously shared on my blog. Some are quite meaningful, while others less so but I still find them cool.
Original characters: Dashing Husband, Karen, and Doodles
The Doctor Who one is special, because it was Dorky, taken in my birth state of MS, and it recently helped me meet someone who I thought was… pretty nifty.
- The little comic under it, was from a Blog Post about GameStop, and I just think it’s a cool quick sketch of me?
- I really like this picture I took of Dugg Finn at Louisianime.
- Sailormoon meets steam punk photo was quite cool from an Oni-Con YEARS ago.
- Member Holiday in Aculpoco from Pokemon? I used to have banned episodes from it on VHS. Good times.
- I like I Dream of Jeannie, and her sister was evil… but damn if that green outfit wasn’t cute.
- Galaxy Express 999 was amazing, and it reminds me of how coll/weird it was to see it when I was younger..
- I have worked on two pony fanarts of friends, and the other one was my first OC I believe. The first one was of my friend Julie’s Transformers Animated OC alongside an OC I made of her husband David named Dashing Husband. The second one was something I did for/of an ex. The third one(?) was just a cool character that I named Doodles. While I was living with my dad, I made some Gaming with Sean videos for the first time, and well…
- Ice Ocean wasn’t a real NES game, but it’s one of my favorites from a bootlegged bunch of nes games in a controller?
- A-kon 16 was my first A-kon of two, and yeah… not awesome, but one of the best Pose Offs ever? I did them under the banner of NetSenshi, and none of the people behind the table really hang out these days, to my knowledge? Take pictures kids!
The story behind this photo is that at Ushi-con 2005, there was an area where people had signs saying outlandish things, one of the most extreme was ‘grope me I’m Mexican.’ I ran to my car, grab some lei’s from a cosplay I never finished, and made a sign giving them away for kisses. I my friend dared me to see if women would do it just for Pocky, but that happened as well. My favorite one was when a girl kissed me right in front of what I assume was her boyfriend. Awesome times.
Here is a pic from O-chibi con… which was a tiny convention a long time ago, with some friends that I will honestly never get in a room together again for many different reasons. It’s sad, because one of them was a best friend of mine from high school, on the bottom right, and well… yeah.
Like usual, full disclaimer: I worked as a volunteer at Louisianime, I’m good friends with 1/2 of the owners of said convention, and since I was given a badge, hotel room, and gas money, I can not fairly review this convention.
Now that that is out of the way, let’s discuss Louisianime 2017!
… … … It was fun and a lot of the stuff went off rather smoothly? Like I said, I worked there and I can’t tell you even if it was fun, as I was working.
They raffled off a Nintendo Switch, The table top gaming room had Pathfinder, Cards Against Humanity, and several board and card games that my roommate provided for the convention. The Library Bards were our musical guest, and the crowd really seemed to like them, so go check them out.
Below is the cosplay contest:
Here are some of the pictures that I took of the convention
Here is the link to all of my photos from the convention: Louisianime 2017
Once again, I survived another full year since I’ve been born! Suck it fate! Seeing as it’s my birthday, and a useless Sunday, I figured that I might as well post random stuff today… because I can.
I mean… it’s my BIRTHDAY… right?
See?! There was no reason to post this very old image of The Pose Off from back in the old days. Do you know why I did it though? Because I could.
When we get older, I think it is common to use the anniversary of our birth’s to remember days gone by. First times, last times, and more importantly… special times.
I just got back from a trip to Rhode Island to visit an online friend. this was a first time for me and that was special too. Today at lunch I ate a pickle in a hamburger that my mother couldn’t finish. That’s hopefully the last time I’ve been given the pickle.
See? I’m just randomly plucking out photos from past articles with no context of why I posted them in the first place. Below are a few more of my favorites for no particular reason.
We all have a lot of regrets in life. One of the biggest ones is typically not doing something. I feel like we owe it to ourselves to fill the short time that we have with as many wild and crazy things/experiences as possible. Go hug an online friend, cosplay for the first time, embrace some weird interest that you are passionate about.
We were born and we will die. Make the best of your time everyone. Be good to everyone, while we are here. See you on Mer-Monday tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peak!
I have been watching a lot of Dragon Ball Super, and now that new episodes will be coming to Crunchy Roll, I could watch it there legally now. Awesome! I recently bought an awesome figure from Dragon Ball a few months back and got it on Thursday. Here’s an unboxing of it down below!
Unboxing: Megahouse Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Ball Gals: Bulma PVC Figure (Bunny Girl Version)
A few days ago, Tokyo Comic-Con canceled it’s ban on crossdressing. Awesome, but now they will be issuing different colored badges depending on what your ‘true’ gender. Hah hah hah, and the controversy gets… worse? *sigh*
In August it was revealed that Viz is going to re-release the OVA’s and 2 movies of Ranma 1/2 in 2017, so yeah… I’ve already seen these, but hey… that’s pretty cool. Will they release the OVA from Rumeric Theater that happened 7 or more years ago though? Probably not, so watch the one for Ranma, Urusei Yatsura, InuYasha, and surprisingly not Maison Ikoku on… I want to say Youtube? Here is a video they made about Rumeric Theater that is awesome.
Besides watching some Sailor Moon S via Crunchy Roll, I haven’t been watching a lot of anime, hence the lack of Saturday Morning Anime on my blog. Sorry. What’s some good anime that I should watch?