Monday, February 17, 2014

Attack on Titan at Kinokuniya

Article by Chet Royer

A while back, I noticed something happening within the American anime community. From my visits at various conventions, I saw that there was a growing number of fans for the anime and manga titled Attack on Titan also known as Shingeki no Kyoujin in Japan. As time passed, the fan base grew exponentially. So much that I would see some one wearing the uniform from the series on random days in New York City. So when I heard that Kinokuniya Bookstores at Bryant Park was having an Attack on Titan event, I expected the place to collapse due to the amount of fans showing up. What I actually saw shocked me!

Otakon 2013 Sword Art Online Gathering

At Otakon, Saturday was the Sword Art Online (SAO) fan gathering. Similar to the Madoka Magica gathering, I learned about this on a cosplay forum and then on Facebook for the status changes. I believe that originally, the gathering was supposed to happen at an earlier time and at a different location. The change was due to schedule conflict relating to another SAO event (might have been a panel).

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cosplaying Adventures as Silica

Today’s post will be about my Saturday experience as Silica from Sword Art Online (SAO). The experience was not quite the same as when I was Homura. For one thing, I was cosplaying by myself, second, there was WAY less people requesting a photo and third, it was not an easy outfit to put on. (-_-); All right, so let’s begin with the morning of.