Thursday, October 14, 2010

Zanney's Quick-Update

Well it seems I hit a nasty little speed bump early in the game. But worry not! Even though I'm missing YaoiCon, I can always try again next year. In the meantime, I plan to write a report of an event that I'm hosting at the end of the month--Global Hetalia Day!

I work as the spokesperson for the Los Angeles division of a global holiday for fans of the series Hetalia: Axis Powers that takes place yearly on October 24th, which is the same day as United Nations Day if you check your calendar.

There'll be a nifty little photo album that I'll post up here for my lovely readers out there, and I'll have a magazine-article style report of how things went for the day. For now, I'm kind of buried in preparations for that. I can definitely tell you that this event wouldn't be made possible without the countless volunteers that have given me and my co-host their time and effort and even some extra effort and elbow grease. We're hoping to put on a really great event this year!

After Hetalia Day, I've got Pacific Media Expo. I'm gonna be hitting the town with my good friend Avi, who's joined me and the guys here at CaliCon Blog on all sorts of other epic adventures, to bring you all the latest and greatest information on trendy Japanese fashion, music and art--not to mention coverage of the famous Lolita Fashion Show.

This blog doesn't usually cover Japanese pop-culture beyond anime, but since I joined up to bring you readers yet another perspective on the anime world of California, I might as well show you what's hot in SoCal--and right now, Japanese stuff is trendy. In fact, the fashion industry of both the East and West influence each other often enough to consider California a pretty accurate representation of the awesome mash-up that is the fashion scene.

I myself have been a fan of clothing styles like Elegant Gothic Lolita, which even branches off into several different styles within a style. I like to design clothing, so this convention happens to be a gold mine for me. I'm really looking forward to the new and improved fashion hall this year--especially since my favorite store 'Baby, The Stars Shine Bright' is bringing by one of their brand-managers for their store as well as the spin-off shop, 'Alice & The Pirates.'

I'm also something of an amateur Asian Ball Joint Doll fanatic, and since the cute Pullip I ordered earlier in the month will be arriving in the mail soon I'll definitely hit up the BJD meets. I feel like it'd be a pretty cool idea to show you guys the beautiful styles of clothing the dolls wear, not to mention some of them are based on anime and manga. A friend of mine has a Dolfie Dream based on Mikuru Asahina from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as a Pullip like mine who is designed to look like Suisei-Seki from Rozen Maiden.

Last year we had amazing Guests of Honor in attendance like Nabeshin, one of my all-time favorite anime directors. I actually met him in an elevator by chance last year, which was definitely one of the highlights of my convention experience for 2009!

They haven't posted too much information on who we'll be expecting for 2010, but I'll definitely keep you guys posted as I hear more about it.

Last but not least, I'll be in attendance at Anime Los Angeles 2011 with CaliCon Blog and the SoCal Host Club to reprise my amateur-role as Mistukuni Haninozuka from Ouran High School Host Club. We're gonna be working with the lovely ladies of Mochi Cafe, so I'm really excited for that.

Also, I will be joining Matt as his lovely assistant for the Shin Megami Tensei franchise meet-up this time around for the unveiling of my first female character in ages, Minako Arisato from Persona 3 Portable!

The winter convention season is looking good, so stay tuned for updates from everyone on the blog--not just talkative people like me.

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