Sunday, August 26, 2007

AE 2007, among other things

Hello everyone,

My goodness...sorry for the lack of posting. Things have been unbelievably crazy around here...I'm finally moving (my new place is nice and close...ya easy move!), so on that note, my net will be back up...Sept. 6. So nothing until then. =(
Oh, the title? What is 'AE', you ask? Well, that would be Anime Evolution 2007! Anime Evolution is an anime convention held up in the spacious and beautiful Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. It's a massive three-day event containing everything from cosplayer competitions, karaoke, a huge dealers room, speakers panels, guests stars (artists, prominent voice actors, etc), concerts, and, of course - lots and lots of anime. ^_~
I've been to the last...three, I think. Three or four, I can't remember. :S They're always a ton of fun - you see some of the strangest, but always nicest people, along with their sometimes crappy, or sometimes AMAZING costumes!
This year, after much scrounging (and thank you so much to my friend Shari) we finally got a table in the esteemed 'Artist's Alley'! AA is a little section where you hawk off your home-made wares - posters, prints, figures, books/bookmarks, t-shirts, dresses....whatever! Anything goes! This year, I did something a little different - custom-made, home-made, and hand-frosted cookies!

Here's the Prince of the Cosmos, along with his trusty katamari, from the game series Katamari Damacy...

Here's the 'logo' from Full Metal Alchemist....

And here's Ichigo's hollow mask from Bleach. I made a few others, but I don't feel like posting the photos right now. :3 While they were very time-consuming, they were a ton of fun to make, and they sold pretty well! These are something I would totally do again, even for a different occasion! :D

I mentioned guest starts, right? Well, both Anat and myself got to meet Scott Ramsoomair of VG Cats! ( ). Anat was lucky enough to get a photo with him, and an autographed 'best of' book, and I got an autographed poster. Scott is super-friendly (Canadian too!) and really seemed to get a kick out of Vancouver. Hope to see you again, Scott!

Lastly, I'll post some of the good costumes, just because they're too good to pass up:

Captain Jack Sparrow, anyone? (He even did all the weird, flow-y body movements...this guy was good!)

Sora (R) and Roxas (L), his Nobody, from Kingdom Hearts 2...

Jesse and James from Team Rocket (Pokemon)....

Deedlit, the high elf from classic (one of my first!) anime Record of the Lodoss Wars....

And the 'Main Character' from Persona 3! A big thank you to Anat for flagging her down for a photograph. ^_^

Anyways, I've blabbered on long enough....I've got lots more photos, but I've taken up enough room. And yes, I'm totally not ashamed to be hanging around with these people. Ha! :D

Take it easy everyone~

1 comment:

Michelle said...

he cookies! Sounds like you had fun...=)