Friday, October 14, 2011

"Step aside, everyone. Let the REAL star handle this!" (Tom's Opinion on CCB Theme Songs)

While I respect Zanney's opinion, you have yet to grasp the history behind the anime convention scene in the NorCal area. My entry goes back those early cons, when series like Dirty Pair, Bubblegum Crisis, and Ranma 1/2 were all the rage. Forget Bleach, Naruto and InuYasha...WHO ARE THEY?!

"Move over, Matt. I got this." (Zanney's Opinion on CCB Theme Songs)

The CCB Theme Song should be "Doobee Doowap Communication" by Babamania.

I know that right now you're all probably thinking that I'm just biased in favor of Rockman.exe, which is the anime this song was used in. I'm sure you will agree with me after you check out the music video and read the lyrics.

California Conventions Blog Theme Song? (Matthew's Opinion)

Ever since I started the California Conventions Blog, I've always wondered what kind of theme song this blog would have. Would be it of a Japanese origin because the connections to Japanese culture; or would it be a song that's based on California, the state where we cover the majority of conventions?

I say let's do two theme songs: one that shows our devotion to Japanese culture, and one that shows where we come from.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Anime Destiny 2011 - Ray's Report

Location: MLK Student Union @ UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Date: 2011.10.01 (Saturday)
Cost: $10
Prior years attended: 2010

AD is second-to-last in what I call "con season" (July through October, when a lot of conventions and cosplay-related festivals take place in NorCal). Like Kin-Yoobi Con and HyperCon, it is a small convention, catering more to local cosplayers and anime/manga/J-game fans rather than trying to attract an audience on a state or national scale.

Anime Destiny 2011 - Robbie's Report

Anime Destiny was a one-day convention, held at UC Berkeley's MLK Student Union. I've said before that there's nothing wrong with holding a convention at a college - in fact, the location usually means there's affordable food and parking nearby, although given the size of the campus, I wouldn't have minded at least a sign or something saying, "Hey! The con is here, you don't have to wander around campus looking like a lost street performer." Fortunately, I managed to find the building with a little help from fellow attendees, so I can bring you this report.