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24
Apr
2016
24
Apr
2016

Anime-No-Kon 2016

This was a kinda last minute event that popped up on my schedule that I decided to goto yesterday. I believe this was their first year running this little convention. It was hosted at the UH Main Campus University Center.

Will I come to this con next year if it goes on? Maybe. It depends on my schedule. I would like for it to continue on and it would be great if it remained free. Although that may have to change if it gets too big. I will have a few suggestions at the bottom on how it could be better for next year.

18
Apr
2016
18
Apr
2016

Houston Japan Festival 2016 - Day 2

Day 2 of the Japan Festival. I think the rain gods were looking down from on high because it looked like it was going to rain, and a few times it drizzled. But it never really opened up until a few hours after the festival closed. I'm glad the rain held off because the cosplay contest was today and I really didn't want to miss out on that.

Despite the weather things did turn out well in the end and overall I had a good time.

17
Apr
2016
17
Apr
2016

Houston Japan Festival 2016 - Day 1

Has it been a year already? Geeze louise how time flies! I've been so bad at updating my website. I used to post new content ever 3-4 days and now I struggle to do once a month. I promise I'll try to do better.

With that said, it's Japan Fest 2016! Yay! Is it bad that I have been gong to this festival for so long that I can recognize the event organizers, vendors, and even the ladies who do the Tea Ceremony? Anyways, here are the pictures from Day 1.

02
Mar
2016
02
Mar
2016

Anime Matsuri X - Day 3

It's Day 3 of Anime Matsuri. I admit that Day 3 of AM is always a kind of a black hole to me. Nothing really happens other than walking around the dealers room. Last year there was the Pokemon Live Battle but this year that overlapped with one of the main stage events so I missed it this year. I do wish that there was more programming on Sunday. Maybe that is something that could be done for next year.

01
Mar
2016
01
Mar
2016

Anime Matsuri X - Day 2

Day 2 of Anime Matsuri X was a pretty big day for cosplayers. It was time for the cosplay contest. For some reason I didn't take as many cosplay pictures this yeas as previous years. I think it was because I was spending more time walking around and enjoying myself rather than just taking pictures every 5 seconds.

OTOH I did spend a lot of time in line getting my t-shirt signed by Morning Musume. So I guess that was a plus. Also Saturday was the day of the Morning Musume concert. I'll have a little rant about that about near the bottom.

29
Feb
2016
29
Feb
2016

Anime Matsuri X - Day 1

It's that time again. It's time for Anime Matsuri. This is my 3rd year attending AM and this has been the most fun I've had at the con yet. I met a lot of new people, saw a lot of new things, and even ran into a few Japanese Idols (everyone has to eat breakfast sometime).

I did notice that I took a lot fewer cosplay pictures this year. I will fix that when AM 11 rolls around. I also need to get anew camera as my GF-3 has hard time in low light situations such as the Cosplay Contests and J-Fashion Show.

29
Apr
2015
29
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2016 - Wishlist

It is hard to believe that Anime Matsuri was just a short 4 week ago. With AM 2016 9 months away (give or take) I think we are all thinking, "What can we do in 2016 to make AM even better?". Because let us be honest here, there is always room for improvement.

The following are just a few of my thoughts on what I would like to see done in AM 2016 including a few of my wishlist guests that I would love to see.

23
Apr
2015
23
Apr
2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 - Nerdlesque Show

First of all I have to apologize up front for the delay in this post. I had wanted to post my images from the Nerdlesque show at Anime Matsuri earlier but I wasn't quite sure how I was going to edit them for public viewing. I decided now that going forward I will simply censor them using small icons over the iffy parts.

I know, I know some of you wanted uncensored versions of the pictures but I need to protect myself and my business. The last thing I need is some pictures that I took and posted online becoming a liability. If you want to see the show in all it's glory I suggest you buy a ticket for next year. ;)

20
Apr
2015
20
Apr
2015

Houston Japan Festival 2015 - Day 2

Day 2 of the Houston japan Festival is proof that Houston weather is just plain wonky. While yesterday was wet, overcast, and muddy; today was hot, sunny, and still muddy. Did I mention we had a lot of rain recently? ;)

Today was a perfect festival day. Well perfect as can get for a Houston Spring. The skies were blue and the wind was mild. I got to the festival a bit earlier today than yesterday and I managed to catch quite a few shows this time.

18
Apr
2015
18
Apr
2015

Houston Japan Festival 2015 - Day 1

It is that time again in April. Time when the Taiko drummers start sounding, the cosplayers come walking, the Tea House is humming, and the food vendors are cookin. It is Japan Festival Time. I goto the Houston Japan Festival every year and it is one of the few events that I try to keep going to no matter what.

One thing that was different this year from previous years was that a lot of people that several people that I met at Anime Matsuri decided to meet up again at the Japan Festival.

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