Kickin it with Juri

If there is one thing I’m starting to notice with gels, it’s pretty great to have a shiny material reflecting the color. The reflections just add more color to the scene and it really helps to bring in more when you have such a dark background.  more “Kickin it with Juri”

Anime Expo Part 2

As the expo rolled on, we got to check out the dealer halls.  I’ve never seen a con with such large setups from the big vendors in the business, it was pretty overwhelming.   more “Anime Expo Part 2”

Anime Expo 2017 Part 1

So Anime Expo 2018 is just around the corner and I’m reminded of the fact that I haven’t posted any photos from that crazy weekend.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it this year.   I can only hope that I find a way to make it up to a few mainland cons next year.  This trip was the first time I’ve been back in LA for about a decade and even though I was there for about a week, I barely saw anything except for the convention center.

LAX was a giant shit storm of craziness even at 11:30 PM, I couldn’t believe the number of people everywhere. We managed to stay at an AirBnb a few minutes away from the con in theory, but the crowds always made it a challenge. An hour of solid walking in lines was required to get our badges so we rewarded ourselves with some boba to end Day 0.

 

The first day of AX was utter chaos, all immediate parking lots were full and traffic was at a dead stop for hours.  People that weren’t early on badge pick up waited an average of 6 hours in a line that went through a very sketchy homeless area.   Even with a badge in hand, the main entrance was a stampede of people slowly shoving their way towards the front.

My main responsibility for this trip was to guide a Groot and Rocket Raccoon that couldn’t maneuver or see easily.  As I guided these tiny heroes around people would make comments about how cute it was to dress my child up as Groot.  Little did they know I was helping out adults that just so happen to lack my height.

San Jose Trip

When I wasn’t running around the convention, I spent a lot of time chasing down cats and food.  I feel like this is repeated everytime I go on a trip. more “San Jose Trip”

Fanime 2017 Part 1

The time of the year for Fanime registration has come and it’s probably about time I post some photos from last year.  I’m definitely not cut out to handle these long days of walking around taking photos, now that I think about it, maybe I should do some cardio training before the 2018 event.  more “Fanime 2017 Part 1”