Monday, January 27, 2014

Otakon 2013 Madoka Magica Fan Gathering

This was the first photo shoot gathering that I have ever participated in. My friend, who was cosplaying as Kyoko, discovered this shoot on a cosplay forum and we included it as part of our Friday itinerary. This was completely fan organized: run by fans, for fans.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cristina Vee Signing at Otakon 2013

At last year's Otakon, I got autographs from the voice actors for Madoka, Sayaka and Kyoko. All I was missing were Mami and Homura. At the time, I thought to myself, I probably would not be able to get the other voice actors' signature in the future. Especially since companies tend to stop promoting a series after a certain time. I would be pretty lucky to get Homura and Mami's signature. Lo' and behold! Otakon announced a name that looked familiar to me: Cristina Vee. I had to double check the name and realized it was the voice actress for Homura Akemi!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cosplaying Adventures as Homura Akemi

At Otakon, I was Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica on Friday, while Saturday I was Ayano Keiko a.k.a. Silica from Sword Art Online. I have to say it was quite the experience: getting ready the morning of and having photos taken…quite often, which was unexpected!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Media Report: Otakon 2013 Friday Happenings

This was the congestion that I encountered TRYING to reach the indoor fountain in the early afternoon. OMG, what in the world happened? Literally, this bottleneck was so tight that we were moving inch by inch. It was not easy going back the other way either…

Friday, January 3, 2014


All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursday at Otakon 2013

Badge designs that you could choose from

During a convention that is on a weekend, Thursday is the best day to GO to a convention. Why? Because one gets to relax before the chaos begins on Friday. It is the perfect time to unpack, walk around the neighborhood and pick up one’s badge.