Sukoshicon Huntsville (repost from old blog November 17, 2010)

On the 13th I woke up super early and made my way over to Huntsville Alabama. Why would I do something like that? To participate in Sukoshicon!
The Con was in the Marriott right next to a NASA space center.

The Huntsville NASA Space center

Here is my display. My table has a bit more stuff on it than last time.

Sukoshicon Huntsville. My table!

Sukoshicon Huntsville

And here are some of the drawings I did.

Rocket Shrimp and Party Fowl

Sukoshicon Mobile (repost from old blog October 17, 2010)

Sukoshicon Mobile was my first anime convention where I had a table in the artist ally.  It was a 12-hour con in the heart of Mobile Alabama. Here is my table.

Sukoshicon Mobile Alabama

Sukoshicon Mobile Alabama

Sukoshicon Mobile Alabama

I had two commissions:

Father Anderson, Hellsing

Father Anderson from Hellsing


Roy Mustang, Full Metal Alchemist

Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist

Louisianime 2010 Baton Rouge (repost from old blog September 17, 2010)

What is the home of Alligators, Zydeco, and Otaku? Louisiana!!! Last weekend was Louisianime, an anime convention in Louisiana (Well duh). This year’s Louisianime (2nd year) was held in the Baton Rouge Crown Plaza on September 10-12. This was my first convention in Louisiana, and there was lots of Creole otaku spirit.

Who Dat?! Master Roshi! Geaux Saints

Ghost Buster, New Orleans Creole 9  This is an awesome Ghostbuster Pack

The con was spacious enough for everybody but still had that ‘small-con feeling.’ Also there were lots of cosplayers costume-playing about.

Lots of cosplayers

Art tables and such

The 黒執事 (Kuroshitsuji) or Black Butler crew.

Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaels

Mario and Sonic team!

"Get over here!" Deep Thoughts by Scorpion

Let me catch you so I can breed you! Oh my Pokemon has gotten strange

I don't know, dare I say kawaii?  Sam Fisher and.... somebody else

Tony Stark San Ironman suit  make sure you stay out of his magazines*

Furrys!  Shiva from final fantasy X2

Lets LARP guys!  A wild Pokemonappears!

Kawaii Neko Maid (ネコ メイド) Nice cosplay

Monocles and Top-hats are pimp!  Chii from Chobits

Steam-Punk Mad-Hatter  His cane is a spout for tea!

My friend and I hosted the ‘Pose-off’, a game with no winners! How the game is played is that my friend and I make an ass of ourselves by striking a pose, any kind of pose, and then two people come up and try to do the pose.

Kung-fu Knuckles hat!

KamehameHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ash Ketchum!

Guitar Hero! Star Power!  

Vocaloid will do what a Vocaloid dose.  ROTFL! this is win.

Panda is hiding a knife.  (

Can I have some energy for my spirit bomb?

This was my first time hosting a panel, and it went over very well. I’d like to thank all the people who played and watched!

The special guests, Scott McNeil and Amelie Belcher (there were more, I just didn’t get to their panels) were awesome! Scott is a character as always, and Amelie was off-the-wall hyper and informative.

Scott McNeil  Amelie Belcher like crappy romance novels

So overall this con was lots of fun with a unique spirit and had a high-level of vigor (9000+ possibly?). I would defiantly attend next year.

…Okay, enough of this sappy everybody-is-a-winner talk (well anybody involved with the pose-off will be losers). Lets end with something I call

“THE MANY FACES OF SCOTT McNEIL!!!”


Wait, is that guy selling Canadian Beer?  Tastes like chicken.

“Wait, is that guy selling Canadian Beer?” – “Tastes like chicken.”

Ahhhh… Boobies!  F*ck you! F*ck you! You're cool.

“Ahhhh… Boobies!” – “F*ck you! F*ck you! You’re cool.”

Oh my he said "doodie."

“Oh my he said ‘doodie’.”

Tokyo Game Show 2009 Cosplay edition! (repost from old blog October 20, 2009)

In the following dissertation, I will go in depth in to the social and economic influences of the video game industry…. Wait what? You want to see that cool Cosplay form the Tokyo Game Show? Ok, his is your visual stimuli…

Cosplay

Touhou girls Cosplay creeps me out

Misty Cosplay pokemon

Cosplay Ubisoft swag girls pimping the Assassin's Creed 2  Capcom swag girl Cosplay

Samurai Cosplay  White and black lacey Cosplay

Swag girl Cosplay Kawaii!  Leon S. Kennedy and Ada Wong from Resident Evil 2 Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay 

Cosplay  No convention is compleat without a Street Fighter Chun Li Cosplay

Cute Street Fighter Chun Li Cosplay  Street Fighter Chun Li Cosplay nice legs

Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Final Fantasy 6 Terra Cosplay  Final Fantasy 6 Terra Cosplay 2

Final Fantasy 6 Terra with Go-Go Cosplay That crazy mime  Cosplay

Watch out Snake! The Floor is electric! Metal Gear Solid 3 Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Cosplay  Cosplay

Tokyo Game Show 2009 (Repost from old blog October 07, 2009)

As you may already know, the Tokyo Game Show was September 24th to the 26th. 2 weeks ago?! And I am now just getting around to writing about it!? Lame! What do I have to report that is soooo ground breaking 2 weeks later? Oh I bet that Sega DreamCast system will be a smash! I should just take my Play Station One and go home…

The Tokyo Game show is the largest video game convention in Japan.  Many of the big names were there revealing upcoming projects coming out next year or conveniently at the holiday season. Who was there?

Tokyo Game Show Crowd

Tokyo Game Show Welcome

 Aside from the Otaku international population bottle necking the gates…

Capcom had a huge showing with a trailer theater, game sampling area, and a live stage with a cute hostess interviewing producers for the upcoming titles.

The cute Capcom girl

Some of the things to look out from Capcom this year is; Lost Planet 2, Biohazard (Resident Evil) The Darkside Chronicals, Biohazard 5 Alternative Edition, Ghost Trick, Basara 3, and Last Ranker, RockMan (MegaMan) Battle networks and Starforce rerelease.

RockMan is Back!

Now I love me my RockMan (MegaMan), and I actually liked Battle networks (Who couldn’t enjoy the catchy catch phrase “RockMan.exe … Jack In!!!”). When I saw the Capcom stage populated by real live Rockmen, I had a fan boy moment.

All the Megamen and white labcoats!

Battle Networks

And Star Force

Team up!

But that was small news. The jewel for Capcom’s crown this year was the anticipated new installment in the Biohazard franchise, The Darkside Chronicles.

The Darkside Chronicals

And I see why it is, It centers around Leon S. Kennedy and his history with the T-Virus. (Think what you want Kaily!)

Leon and Jack, before Jack is a psycho.

 Chronologically part of the game will take place before Biohazard 4 and part during Biohazard 2, while still covering undiscovered grounds. The Game is a first person arcade style shooter on the Nintendo Wii. The Darkside Chronicles featuring three games.

Relive Raccoon City, or go to South America

Relive the horror of Raccoon city with Ada (<3) or Claire, or you can explore South America and get some back story on Jack Krauser.

Biohazard 5 Alternative edition look intriguing.

BioHazard 5 Alternative edition

 I wonder how they story will be different and if there will be an alternative storyline shooting out from it like Star Trek 2009. It appears that Biohazard fever (T-Virus) is fast spreading!

I want this shirt, but not the virus.

Ubisoft has a more modest set up than Capcom, but the games they brought looked solid. To name them; Avatar the game, Red Steel 2, Rabbids Go Home, Assassin’s Creed 2…

Assassin's Creed 2. Kill guys in porcelain party masks

 …And Splinter Cell Conviction. That’s right! Splinter cell is back! Staring…. An unshaved Jack Bauer?

Sam Fisher

Jack Bauer!

I love the sneaky sneek games with the unshaved dudes with the guns stopping the nukes. So that leads us to…

Naked Snake

SNAKE!!!

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid: Peace walker, for the PSP.

I love sneaking behind wood crates!

Adjacent to Konami was Square Enix who was no slouch. They pumped out three new Final Fantasy titles. XIII for PS3, XIV On-line, and Chrystal Bearers. With all these titles coming out I hope they don’t get to formulaic.

FF 13

Let’s meet the line up for Final Fantasy XIII!

Oh yeah, looks like an all-star cast!

Generic Female hero, Catholic Schoolgirl, Axle Rose, Billy Dee Williams (Pirate Version), and more!

So along with Rockman Battle networks and Star force, some other games are being rereleased.

After 15 years, this game is still awesome!

Tales of Phantasia coming out for Dokomo cell phones.

Dumb Nash and his lightning robot armor

Lunar: Harmony of the Silver Star will be out for PSP (stupid Nash).

Many others showed up but Biohazard The Darkside Chronicles, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Final Fantasy XIII seem to be the big titles. Overall the Tokyo Game Show was a huge (and germo/claustrophobic) good time! Getting to wait in line for at least 30 minutes was part of the fun as you saw some awesome cosplay shuffle by, or as a majority of the hardcore gamers did, just bust out the DS and shun the outside world. And by the way I am thinking of updating my PlayStation One to something a bit more… interactive…

Oh yeah, let me press her buttons.