Archive for April, 2010

20th April
2010
written by Andrew Evans

Cherry Blossom was a lot of fun once again this year, with some great costumes and a very long parade. Too long, really.

Con Crashers were representing for the second Sunday of the festival, since that had all the costume-related events. We got there pretty early, around 11:00, and had plenty of time for shopping and running into folks before the parade started. We were fortunate to find a shady spot to watch from, and I managed to get some good pictures out of it. Afterwards, it was lunch, a bit more shopping, watching Anime Myu, and then heading home before evening plans.

Check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more convention & event info!

12th April
2010
written by Andrew Evans

So, last weekend was the start of the SF Cherry Blossom Festival. While not exactly a convention, we try to make an appearance there every year due to their Grand Parade, which presents an excellent opportunity for Bay Area cosplayers to get out and show off their amazing costumes. The parade is on the second weekend of the festival, or in our case, this upcoming weekend. Last year was bright, sunny, and a heckuva lot of fun, and we hope this year will be again.

Hope to see you there! Pictures are from last year’s Cherry Blossom.

5th April
2010
written by Andrew Evans

Consider it crashed!

After a small party Friday night and a night out at the Abbey Tavern, we got to WonderCon around noon, hit up the expo floor and wandered around trying things out, reading, and running into people. We stopped by Capcom’s booth and got looks at Dead Rising 2, stopped by EA’s booth for some Dante’s Inferno, and checked out the Browncoat’s presence.

We had a small meetup, with a few comings-and-goings, including Austin of EigoMANGA. Everyone had some kind of panel or other to get to – it seemed our timing was rather poor – so, it was just a stop-in, say hi, head out kind of affair. We also ran over to catch the Destructoid folks at their meetup and say hello. Then off to the preview panel for Splice and Christopher Nolan’s new film.

Lunch, further expo floor coverage, and then we headed to a happy hour being put on by EigoMANGA and Supa Pirate. Some good happy hour drinks and great company there, and then we called it a night.

We actually arrived earlier on Sunday, at 11:30. Wandered the expo floor some more, photographing cosplayers and checking out art exhibits. Ran out to grab some lunch, got back in time for the Chuck panel with a few key cast members, including our favorite Adam Baldwin. We also got to screen the new episode before it airs – not one to be missed!

A bit more on the expo floor, some performance at the Just Dance booth, and running into Dickens Fair folk and other WWII cosplayers, and then we packed it in for the night. WonderCon takes a lot of energy to go through, and we really made an event of it this year. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Be sure to check out more photos of us in our Facebook gallery, and plenty of costume photos on Agius’ Flickr photoset!