AB Panel Resources Incoming

By the end of the week (hopefully) I will have all my resources up for the panels I presented this past weekend & have another blog post announcing so.
Also, for anyone that attended my Fate panel, forgot 2 huge disclaimers since I was rushing so much:

  • I was only skimming the surface so of course I left out some things. Fate stuff is too dense to completely cover in less than 90 minutes, so hopefully ppl. are understanding;
  • For the various series, I focused more on things that either had anime or a game of some sort & super skipped over a lot of the side novels, manga, etc. cause, again, Fate is super dense & there’s no way I’d have time covering all that.

Of course, fully expecting somewhere on the internets for someone to go “she didn’t know what she was talking about/I know more/I could have hosted the panel (better)” but whaddya gonna do?

Besides this, someone who attended the panel gave me this additional resources for finding out things about the Fate universe: Beast’s Lair. So, check that out when you have the chance.

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AB 2017 Panel Times

Here are the panels + panel times for all my stuff for AB…

  • JJBA (Friend’s panel; I’m a co-panelist)
    • Friday, 3/31 10a – 11a, Hynes Panel Room C
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games
    • Friday, 3/31 4:30p – 6:00p, Hynes Panel 207
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime
    • Friday, 3/31 8:00p – 10:00p, Hynes Panel 206
  • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls
    • Friday, 3/31 10:30p – midnight, Hynes Panel 306
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
    • Saturday, 4/1 1:30p – 3:30p, Hynes Panel 206
  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend
    • Saturday, 4/1 10:30p – midnight, Hynes Panel 207
  • Fate Universe: I Am the bone of My Panel…
    • Sunday, 4/2 12:30p – 2:30p, Hynes Panel 310

 

Also, cosplay line-up…

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  • (top row, left to right)
    • Mariah (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure [JJBA]), Adam (Nier: Automata), Jonathan Joestar (JJBA), Aizen, 2nd form (Bleach)
  • (bottom row, left to right)
    • Joseph Joestar (JJBA) & Dio (Virtue’s Last Reward)

I forgot I was supposed to be cosplaying something from Fate due to my Fate panel, but I have enough stuff to cosplay as it is ^.^;

Anyway, hope to see you there 😀

MASSIVE MOFO SITE UPDATE~! (worthy of all the caps)

So, just had a huge update across the site of multiple pages.  They are:

With this massive update, all the resources, lists of panels, cons coming up, etc. is now up-to-date~!  Additionally, I’ve created a new page (that’s still a work-in-progress) for keeping track of all my new costumes over the years:

New Cosplays Per Year

Last year I had a whopping 24 new costumes (holy f’ing sheezus) & I hope I don’t kill myself the same way this year as I did last year.  Like, seriously, I had 3 new ones for Anime Boston alone X/ (Sinbad from Magi, Pride! Rin from the 7 Deadly Sins Vocaloid series, & Rajaion from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance; nvm that I remade Dio’s coat ~.~)

Speaking of Anime Boston, got some panels for you!

  • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime
  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
  • Co-paneling on my friend’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure panel

Super excited for this year’s panel selection as I am every year, but especially hype to be helping my friend w/ her JJBA panel…hence why I’m going to have a JJBA cosplay theme ^.^  Even more hyped that I decided to sacrifice myself to the Aztec Fitness gods & cosplay Ultimate Lifeform Kars. Hype doesn’t even come close to describe how excited I am for this cosplay.

Lastly, finally got around to calculating everything for last year; 24 new costumes & 16 cons total (mostly due to moonlighting in the Roadshow team for AUSA)…I’m already up to 12 planned for 2017…f*ck me (@.@)

Katsu 2017 Experience

Katsu 2017…
This was the…oddest con experience I’ve ever had.  As far as just milling about & being an attendee, pretty good; friendshipping, stellar…& a f’ing whirlwind of feelz (along w/ having to go full #TeamBlackMom the entire time); panels (besides the ‘con sponsored one), went really well; staffing, f’ing nightmare, but not for anything obvious & just at the con.  So, let’s break it down (& not make this as long as I usually do [failed miserably as usual ~.~])…
+Pre-con (Wed)+
Suffered the whole day from sleep deprivation; had to basically skip work cause I couldn’t function; still didn’t get that much sleep since everyone & their Mom wanted to contact me that day.  Incidentally, I’ve never dealt w/ so much pre-con drama before in my entire con life.  Also, drove down to NJ to pick up a friend in NJ.
+Thursday+
Rendezvoused with said friend (after spending the previous night at a friend’s house [btw, thanks for being such a gracious host); headed down to MD/National Harbor on what can be described as the best roadtrip I’ve ever been on w/ all the dankness & racist jokes ^.^  When we made it there, we took the best selfie evar & pretty much spent the rest of the day relax–lies, started the Katsu staff work grind ~.~  Also, couldn’t really sleep that night ’cause I didn’t have a bed…which was pretty much the whole weekend…lovely x.x
+Friday+
This is the day where, for the first time ever tbh, I was beyond emotionally spent.  Besides it also being yet another day where my phone was blowing up as well as my acid reflux being at its worse (if you’ve never had acid reflux or don’t know what it’s like; imagine your esophagus feeling like it was literally on fire; it’s d*mn near impossible to concentrate & can easily put anyone in a terrible mood), I was really on edge b/c this was the day that for the umpteenth time I, to put it quite simply, was held back as my “baby” of what I usually handle w/ this con was kidnapped from me & I was expected to just stand there & let it happen b/c “I need the help/you aren’t always here”.  I’ll get into that a little more later, but this day I was literally 2 seconds away from jumping ship to the other dept. I moonlight in.  Needless to say, even tho I mellowed tf out, I’m still seething about this type of sh*t.  Just waiting for the convo that will happen as far as strategizing for next year.
+Panels+
Besides the con sponsored one for a How-to panel for Katsu, all my panels did really well.  I had fun w/ all of them, the audience was super engaged, & it was just an overall good experience.  I would say my panel Sunday, State of the Anime Community: Past, Present, & Future, generated a great discussion & I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Honestly, wished I left it at 90 minutes.
+Cosplay+
Sucks I wasn’t able to get my Sola-Ui top in time & that I missed the Saturday Type Moon shoot (trying not to be bitter but I am; of course it was due to staff related things ~.~), but otherwise had great experiences.  I loved wearing Mondo, loved wearing Jonathan Joestar even more (real talk: love running into JoJo cosplayers, esp. when I’m also wearing JoJo stuff), Birdramon was fun (but unfortunate the tulle practically functioned as a duster DX), wore Tokiomi for all of 10 minutes (& of course I forgot his beard that I made at home X/), Sakura was actually hella fun (esp. since I had a Shinji to harass me ^.^;).  All was good honestly.  Just wished that, given the circumstances, I brought Li Shuwen vs. Tokiomi since I would have had no problem wearing that for long periods of time.
+Friendship (Ruins Lives)+
So, lots of drama things happening here & there.  Lots of being #TeamMom in overdrive.  Just lots of being further groomed into a ‘vault of secrets’ w/ the amount of things I’ve been told over this short period of time (& what I know in general).  Quite frankly, getting wrapped up in other ppl.’s drama, which also generally answers the ques. “How do you even deal w/ xxx?”, is what was literally keeping me distracted from how annoyed I was w/ my present predicament in the division I staff that was building up all year.  That’s how you deal w/ certain levels of friendship drama: use it to ignore your own problems >_>  Lastly, my roommates were awesome, just the rooming situation was unfortunate.  Honestly, if I can, gonna try to book my own room for next year since I know enough ppl going.
+Staffing+
So, basically, a little bit after Katsu 2016, I pretty much became the main one working on a particular set of tasks.  Fast forward till after I had a promotion to 2nd highest level in my division, a couple other promotions for other members, & basically post a particular process my division handles, now all of suddenly the other 2 higher ups can’t keep their hands off the stuff I usually work on, causing unnecessary confusion (like, who responded to what, etc.) & just work-hogging to a massive degree, one moreso than the other.  So, basically, every problem I had goes back to this: I was the only one working on it, I had my sh*t together, pretty much kept everyone in the loop, aaannnnddd now I’m basically being pushed to the side & almost relegated to grunt work.  Like, besides what I usually handle, I’m not doing all that much, so it literally puts me in a position where I have a title that means nothing & I’m practically not allowed to work on anything (or I have to fight them off when I do start working on anything if I want to have any hope of seeing it through to the end).  This is totes a convo that’s gonna happen, b/c I’ve been at the point of ‘either leave me be to handle this or I’m out’ for a while now, it’s just a matter of how chill/not chill I’m gonna be during that convo, ’cause when you’re already at a point that you’re willing to leave, no reason to be extra on top of that >_>
+Sunday+
So, had someone (that’s below me on the staff totem pole, mind you) basically decide that after the con is the perfect time to give me sh*t for a particular joke I was making all weekend (that of course everyone found funny except this loser), which was hilarious b/c they basically told on their self in the process.  ‘Course dummy didn’t think they did anything wrong, pretty much lied about a complaint that only they know about, & was super unprofessional the whole time & practically solidified their self as being the psychotic drama queen of the division, but, hey, I guess it was totally worth the non-zing you made on me, right? …right?!
Like, as I said earlier, it’s been an interesting experience this year that was a whirlwind of feelz, rage, good times, & severe lack of eating (w/ semi severe amounts of drinking)…can’t wait for next year…probably ^.^;

Panels for Ichibancon & Mag GET~!

I know it’s been forever since I last posted & I’m super behind w/ updating everything in general (probably won’t get to it until after MAGfest tbh), but I’ve been super active, I swear ^.^;

Anyway, first Ichibancon panels:

  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend ~ Thursday, 10p-midnight, Events 4
  • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It They Still Have All Your $$$ ~ Thursday, midnight – 1am, Events 4
  • How -to Guide for Debating Fandom (with %90 Less Butthurt!) ~ Friday, 1a – 2a, Events 3
  • Bleach : Shunpou Edition ~ Saturday, 1p – 2p, Events 3
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime ~ Saturday, 9p – 11p, Events 5
  • ALL THE VOCALOIDS ~ Sunday, noon – 1p, Events 6

MAGfest panel (ikr? totes surprised I got a panel too >_>):

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs) ~ Thursday, 8:30p, Panels 2

Cosplay wise, Ichibancon:

For MAGfest:

Other possible cosplays for Mag…

  • Dio from Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Regal from Tales of Symphonia
  • Something Fire Emblem related

All of these unsure ones are for photoshoots that I may/may not be able to attend, I’ll have to double check.  Also, if I did any of the possible ones, would add some testosterone to the current sea of estrogen ^.^;

Anyway, hopefully I catch you at either of these cons.  Otherwise, hope everyone had an awesome Xmas & even better New Year ~^.^~

No Ohayocon for 2017

​So, only got 1 panel accepted for Ohayocon (despite having 4 the previous year which all did fairly well), so not going. No real heartbreak, esp. since that means I can prep more for Mag, less $$$ to spend, & don’t have to worry about a long drive.
Honestly, this super works out for me b/c I was about to drop it anyway for the same reasons, so yaaaay to convenience 😅

AUSA 2016 Line Up Change

Some small changes to my AUSA line up:


Swapping out Dark Sakura for a secret Type Moon cosplay for the shoot (hint: they wear a skirt >.>;) & doing Amakusa’s 2nd form over his 3rd form since it’s way easier.
Other than that, everything else is a go ^.^