[Quick status update - Tuesday, October 11, 2005]
Ohayocon 2003 videos are finally done. Some of you have already gotten Otakon 2005 cosplay videos.
I will send out more emails soon. I want to keep the Otakon 2005 videos "friends and cosplayers only",
so if you want a copy of Otakon 2005 videos, please email me and let me know. Many thanks to Angela for helping
me with Otakon 2005 videos.
[Quick status update - Thursday, August 25, 2005]
Ohayocon 2002 videos are finally uploaded. (See below). Ohayocon 5th Anniversary Special is coming along nicely.
Otakon 2005 cosplay videos will be up in a few weeks, but it'll mostly likely be "friends and cosplayers only",
so if you want a copy of Otakon 2005 videos, please email me and let me know. Thanks.
[Quick status update - Wednesday, June 01, 2005]
Anime Expo 2004 masquerade videos are finally uploaded. I had a lot of fun doing them. Next up are Ohayocon 5th Anniversary Special,
Katsucon 2003 (Blizzard Con), and Anime Boston 2005 cosplay videos.
[Quick status update - Sunday, April 10, 2005]
Anime Expo 2003 masquerade videos are finally uploaded. Next up are Anime Expo 2004, Katsucon 2003 cosplay videos,
and Ohayocon 5th Anniversary Special.
[Quick status update - Friday, Feb. 25, 2005]
Akon-15 cosplay videos are finally uploaded. I must say "Mega Chii vs Bill Gates II" is a very humorous skit, and
that's why I decided to put it up on the front page. Next up are Anime Expo 2003, Anime Expo 2004, and Ohayocon 2005 videos.
[Quick status update - Monday, Feb. 14, 2005]
Ohayocon 2001 cosplay videos are now online. I've always wanted to upload some retro cosplay videos and now finally some are up.
Akon-15, Anime Expo 2003 and Anime Expo 2004 videos are almost done, and I will upload those soon. So stay tuned. ^__^
[Quick status update - Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004]:
After two months of hard work, Anime North 2004 videos are finally online. (See updated links below). I want to thank
Mark Nguyen, Lord Jinnai, Nadia and Lisa Marie for all their help and encouragements. Thank you!!! I'm gonna keep working on AX2003 and AX2004
videos and layouts. I make a lot of custom graphics myself and I handcode everything, so that's why they are taking so long.
AX2003 videos will be dedicated to a cosplayer who is very beautiful and I think she deserves all the attention in the world. Who is she?
You'll see. She's *VERY* beautiful.
In other news, if you haven't booked for Otakon 2005. Book now!!! Two of the hotels are already sold out.
[Quick status update - Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004]:
After a month of editing, the Otakon 2004 videos are finally done. (see updated link below). I wanna thank Kristin-sama for her help on some of the titles. : )
Now I'm going to work on 2003 and 2004 Anime Expo videos. Yay!
[Quick status update - Wednesday, August 25, 2004]:
The following videos will be uploaded for Otakon 2004: Friday morning reg and pre-reg line; Opening Ceremonies (part 1-2);
"Human Pyramid" video [High Quality]; Cosplayer Interviews (part 1-4); line for L'Arc~en~Ciel concert; TokyoPop panel (part 1-2); Cosplay Contest (part 1-5);
Cosplay Fashion Show [High Quality]; Half-time Show: Para Para Dance Group; Half-time show: Piano Squall; Cosplay Awards Ceremony (part 1-2);
Post-cosplay Piano Squall solo concert, and blooper videos of the camera crew. ^_^
These are a lot of videos. So in case you're wondering, that's what I've been doing for the past few weeks. These are the videos that
should be uploaded for the world to see, but nobody is doing it. So I decided to edit and upload them myself. They might take me a long time,
but these are the videos that should be uploaded, and shared with the rest of the world.
[Quick status update - Saturday, August 14, 2004]:
Just talked to Kristin online, who was Celes at Otakon 2004's cosplay contest. I had no idea that there were people who
visited my humble little site on a daily basis, and I had no idea that a lot of them were actually cosplayers. So, here
it is, my thanks to them, for all the visits and support. Thank you! (And a special thanks to Lord Jinnai, for all the
help and all the info.) ^_^
Samantha, I did not forget about you. Ohayocon 2003 cosplay tape is on its way. Along with some bonus stuff I threw in.
John, can you believe that my Otakon 2004 shot log is *six* pages long? Anime Expo's shot log will be even longer.
And Joe, your DVDs will be on their way next week. ^_^ Thanks again for the visits!
[Quick status update - Saturday, August 07, 2004]:
*phew* Otakon 2004 Angela concert videos (and thumbnails) are finally uploaded (see below). Angela was fuckin' awesome. OH HELL YEAH!!!
Now that's done, I'm gonna work on Otakon '04 Cosplay, Human Pyramid and line for L'Arc~en~Ciel videos. I will also work on Anime North '04,
Akon-15 and Anime Expo 2004 videos in the meantime. In case you're wondering, I don't have any crew and I'm doing everything all by myself,
so yeah, I'm like an army of one.
In other news, I'm in love. Yay for me! (I will upload some vintage videos soon)
[Quick status update - Monday, August 02, 2004]:
Yay! Finally, I'm back from Otakon 2004. I had so much fun and met so many new people there.
I want to take the time to thank all those who waved and smiled at the camera outside L'Arc~en~Ciel concert
on Saturday afternoon (Yes, I'm that camera guy), and the girls who did that "human pyramid" inside the convention
center on Friday afternoon. I also want to thank all those who got my cards and took the time to visit my humble little
website. Thank you! And I want to say "hi" to John, Peter, Martin, and Sarah from M.D. productions for their support.
And lastly, I want to thank Samantha for stopping me late Saturday night in the hallway. I finally got to meet you. ^_^
Otakon 2004 cosplay, full Angela concert, and lots of other interesting videos should be up soon. Give me a few days
while I work on them 24/7.
[Quick status update - Thursday, July 15, 2004]:
Anime Central 2004 videos uploaded (see below). God, those thumbnails took me a long time to make. Then again, I want to put together a nice page,
and God is in the detail. I'm gonna work on Acen 2004 Swek concert videos, Akon-15 videos, and Expo 2004 videos now.
I might have a free ticket to give away for the L'Arc~en-Ciel concert at Otakon in Baltimore. We'll see if anybody wants it. ^^
[Quick status update - Friday, July 09, 2004]:
Ohayocon 2004 cosplay and BLOOD concert videos uploaded (see below). Still working on Acen 2004 videos, and the three exclusive videos from
Anime Expo 2004. Also need to mod the camera and get more tapes, because Otakon is in a few weeks.
[Quick status update - Tuesday, July 06, 2004]:
Back from Anime Expo 2004. Met a lot of new people there. It was a lot of fun. Wanna say "hi" to Laura, Synthia, Alex, Michael, Hector,
Bill, Walter, Cathleen, Victoria, all those who got my card at the convention center, and of course, MAN-FAYE! (YOU RULE!). Also got my manga signed by Buronson, creator of
Fist of the North Star manga. Got a lot of footage, including all three masquerades (chibi masquerade on Friday, J-Rock
masquerade on Saturday, and the main masquerade on Sunday).
Now, three videos have my upmost priority: the man-faye video, who was harassed by Anaheim police and almost taken to jail;
the Hector Ducay video, who cosplayed Midvalley the Hornfreak from Trigun (the guy with the saxophone), was harassed by
police and convention center security and was forbidden to go into the building; and an unexpected "Secondary Characters Matter"
documentary, with Michael as the organizer, who gathered a HUGE group of secondary anime characters for a unscheduled photoshoot.
The group actually rivaled AND stole the show from the CLAMP photoshoot outside convention center, and you could feel the tension escalating
and a cosplay war waiting to happen. (Exciting stuff!!!) It was Secondary Characters photoshoot vs. CLAMP photoshoot, and I was the only
camera guy there.
Like I said, it was war!
[Quick status update - Wednesday, June 23, 2004]:
Acen 2004 Mr. Horse + Mr. Gorilla interview uploaded. (See below) Now I need to render the rest of Acen '04 videos,
converting them from 16:9 to 4:3 letterbox, work on a Akon-15 video requested by Rene, and prepare for Expo 2004, Anaheim, CA
(uhhhhh What a rush!!!)
[Quick status update - Monday, June 7, 2004]:
I'm back from Akon-15. Met a lot of new people there.
Akon-15 videos should be up shortly, including the famous mob video, which I heard a lot of people wanted a copy.
When the videos are up, Iíll post a link on cosplay.com and Yahoo groupsí COSP mailing list. Iím currently also working
on Anime Central í04 and Anime North í04 cosplay videos. And they should be up soon as well. Thanks!
If anyone's interested, I can be reached at email@example.com, and on AIM, screen name "MaidensSamurai".