Archive for the 'Conventions' Category

How to Navigate Comiket

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Step 1: Coincidentally walk through Akihabara two weeks before Comiket Not only will this remind you that Comiket exists, it’ll give you an opportunity to buy the Comiket catalog, which is essential if your goal isn’t to wander around cluelessly. Step 2: Book the cheapest hostel/capsule hotel still available Nothing remotely close to Tokyo Big […]

Baka-Raptor’s Highlight Mixtape

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Stand-up comedy is hard. Stand-up comedy in front of literally six people in Milwaukee is downright sadistic. But hey, props to Anime Milwaukee for at least giving me a shot. Now that I have a badass highlight mixtape to send around, it’s only a matter of time before Otakon comes calling.

A Few Words about Otakon 2013

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

I was a little younger and a lot less blind the last time I went to Otakon. This time I blue myself instead of getting sticky white stuff in my hair. What other changes would Otakon 2013 bring? THURSDAY I decided to book a room near a light rail station to avoid “event parking” rates. […]

I’m Afraid I Just Blue Myself

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

This past weekend, I went to Anime Boston cosplaying as Aomine Daiki from Kuroko’s Basketball (+ through one season, ++ potential). I figured this would be a good slacker cosplay. Cosplay jerseys are pretty cheap. I have a similar height, build, and skin tone to Aomine. For the final touch, I blue all over my […]

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

1. Atlanta Holy shit, that is a WIDE highway I stayed at the con hotel and saw nothing else of Atlanta 2. The Convention Rained all weekend. Good thing I stayed at the con hotel. My camera’s batteries died on me, so couldn’t take a picture in my Athena costume until  I got home. I […]

RaptorCon 2008

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

I was planning to report on Anime Weekend Atlanta, but Hoshi broke her sacred vow to suck up to me by not finding me a place to stay. Luckily, I discovered another convention right in town! Best of all, it was conveniently located in my new apartment (not this overpriced dump). I hopped into my […]

Otakon 2008

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

lolikit took that picture. I met some other bloggers as well… The dealers room stretched as far as the eye can see, which would probably be awesome if I cared. Shopping blows. When I get married, I’m giving my wife all my money and making her do all my shopping for me. I know it […]

The Official Suck Up To Baka-Raptor at Otakon Form

Monday, July 7th, 2008

DEADLINE: July 14 That’s right, I’m going to Otakon. Unlike all these hick conventions I’ve been attending, I actually expect to see people at Otakon. To keep the sucking-up process efficient, I’ll be assigning suck-up privileges based on your responses to the above form. The most impressive submissions get priority suck-up privileges. Feel free to […]

PersaCon 2008

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I reached the con at 6:50, just in time to pick up my badge. …or so I thought. They closed down the pickup booth early and kicked me out. Bastards. I went back to my hotel room and cried myself to sleep. On Saturday they gave me a $10 refund. Great. $10 totally makes up […]

MTAC 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

COSPLAY Help! Police! Scar broke into my – oh wait, that’s just me. As promised, I redid my costume. There are two key differences between this version and my first attempt: 1. I applied the makeup with my index finger instead of my thumb It’s less manly but damn effective. 2. I redrew the tattoo […]