At least so I thought back when I just started high school and had my first encounter with anime. At that time I had grown tired of all the generic western cartoons due to their lack of a grander plot that stretched several episodes. Scooby Doo and the gang always found themselves in some dodgy place, saw something spooky and in one way or another solved the mystery and caught the bad guy pretending to be a monster. But that was it, no connection between episodes, no grand plot or evil mastermind. All the episodes were small standalone cartoons that quickly got quite boring as there was never anything new to them. This is where anime comes in… Continue reading Cartoons are for kids, right?
I feel it’s about time to upload some photos and actually have a gallery list now that there’s a few posts on the blog.
Being a bit of a neat-freak when it comes to layout (me being horribly self-critical about anything I try and design or put together) I went through some 20-ish different gallery plug-ins before settling on the current one I’m using (which I still don’t find fantastic). Is it just impossible to find anything minimalistic in design yet functional out there or have I just been looking at all the wrong places? But enough about me ranting away and back to the topic of actual photos..
First up is a series of photos from China when I was there for China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF) 2013 in Hangzhou. This event is more than just big, it’s humongously gigantic by any comparison. A whopping 2.6 million (yes ladies and gentlemen, that would be six zeros) visitors passes through the doors at CICAF over the course of an entire week! It makes even the biggest event in Europe look tiny.
With this year’s edition of Genki kicking off tomorrow, things are starting to get busy in Farum. Staffers, helpers and other related parties are on the last stretch of the preparations before everything starts. So how is everything looking 24 hours before the convention open its doors?
Continue reading Genki 2013 Almost Upon Us
Over the course of the next few weeks I’ll be writing a series of posts that will contain a somewhat detailed description of my time in the anime and cosplay community. Seeing as I’ve been in various committees and boards of different local unions as well as organiser in all three major conventions in Denmark, I believe that some parts of the story I’ll tell will be of value to people interested in the history of the Danish anime and cosplay community.
With less than two weeks to the doors open at Genki 2013 I thought I’d make a small post about the convention.
This year Genki is moving from their old venue in Roskilde to north of Copenhagen at Farum Arena. This will be the second time Genki is moving venue since it saw the light of day back in 2009 at Valby Kulturhus in Copenhagen. The change of venue was decided on to improve on at least one key aspect in dire need for change. Continue reading Genki 2013 Coming up!
Syfy’s upcoming tv-series, Heroes of Cosplay, aims to reveal some of the more competitive aspects of the US cosplay community. The announcement of the series spawned all kinds of reactions from cosplayers and non-cosplayers alike. Some of the more heated comments came after a NY Post article was published. Continue reading Cosplay In The Media