Saturday, September 27, 2014 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Fundraising Post

I don’t like to use this blog to promote things, but this is a very special case. Please take a moment or two to read about the lovely life of a beautiful bird, and to take a look at some amazing hand-made goods you Definitely Want. I had the great fortune to meet one of the most loving birds I’ve ever encountered, and the ladies that own that bird are in a tight spot. They’re also dear friends of mine.

In addition to shirts, their store offers CUSTOM PATCHES, including designs from Tiger&Bunny, Utena, Kingdom Hearts, The World Ends With You, and the full set of Psychonauts Patches, and more. 

spritewight:

Hey! Hi. We—-that is myself, Mamaflash, and Dem-hips—-are running a fundraiser this week. On Labor Day we had an emergency vet visit. The story itself could be triggering, so I’ll provide a link to it below and just say here that we lost too much money to handle with our current jobs. (And, more importantly, the most amazing pet I’ve ever known.)

In happier news, in order to try and cover rent, we’re doing a second printing of our Yowamushi Pedal shirts!

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Both available at our storenevy, UPSTAGE

The last con left our stock pretty empty, but we’re bringing the screens back for both our Peak and GROSS patterns all this week. Please check ‘em out! You can also contact us at our gmail (Upstagemail) if you have any questions about sizing or potential color changes, and we’ll do the best we can to accommodate you.

If you want to know what the fundraiser’s in honor of, or just find out a little more about a wonderful animal, here’s an info post about Nonny. It’s not a quarter of what she deserves, but it’s all I’ve got in me at the moment.

NOTE: We’re working to scrape up our other goods as well to place on the storenvy, so if you’re not interested in bikes, please bookmark it and check back in a bit to see if we have something else that interests you—-how about cute whales or Psychonauts? We’re working on it!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ueno Park 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ueno Park 2014

Katsucon 2014 - Jojo’s Part 2: Battle Tendency

Lisa Lisa / Suzie Q / Photographer / see more from this shoot at flkr

Monday, August 25, 2014

Guest Appearance : Mouthful of Toast Podcast

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Curious about a foreign lady’s experiences at Summer Comic Market 86, the largest doujinshi event in Japan? I’m going to be recording a Podcast with the lovely folks at Mouthful of Toast!

They are taking questions right now on their facebook page for me to address, so if you want to ask something please head over and submit a comment. We’ll be talking about some of the differences (and not-so-differences) in Japanese and USA fandoms, as well as some of the differences in how ‘cons’ work.

Mouthful of Toast is brought to you by some of the folks who bring you Nerdpocalypse, including the lovely skeletim, Carrie and Yen. They’ve been trying to bring back some of the history of the industry, along with Con reports and interviews, and it should be a good time.I’m excited!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

virulentmalapropisms:

Young master… You always were far too kind a person to be a gangster… That’s why you always questioned your own position… That’s why you were always troubled… Could you really sacrifice others, and live to escape all on your own…? I never thought you could do it as easily as you claimed you could.

Super Dangan Ronpa 2 - Katsucon 2014

Pekoyama Peko | Kuzuryuu Fuyuhiko | Photographer

I couldn’t have asked for better folks to work with for a fantastic shoot.

Sunday, August 10, 2014
vantasticmess:

T minus 30 minutes to the persona 4 panel and missing @gryfeathr more than ever ;A; #persona4 #p4 #otakonextravaganza #otakon in Panel room 3 at 10:15! Come see us!

Katsucon 2014 I joined these lovelies for a great time talking about the back matter to Persona 4. I can’t join them this time from Japan,  but I’m cheering them on!

vantasticmess:

T minus 30 minutes to the persona 4 panel and missing @gryfeathr more than ever ;A; #persona4 #p4 #otakonextravaganza #otakon in Panel room 3 at 10:15! Come see us!

Katsucon 2014 I joined these lovelies for a great time talking about the back matter to Persona 4. I can’t join them this time from Japan, but I’m cheering them on!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Due to currently living in Japan, I won’t be able to attend Otakon this year. It’s the first time in twelve years that I haven’t spent a weekend in July or August in Baltimore, and it’s strange!

But seeing everyone getting ready for four, three, or two days of excitement has me really pumped! Have a great and safe weekend everyone!

Hopefully I’ll have a slew of new photos to show you soon.

(If you currently live in the Kanto area, or have a friend who does looking for a cosplay photographer, drop me a line!)