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Episode 60 – Art, Performance, Fanime

On this episode, Francis of our own Suupaa Kaizoku Cosplay joins in to talk about his experience at this year’s Fanime Artist Alley. We also have an interview with Ben (e1n) on his second to last anime convention artist alley appearance, and he shares some advice for this looking to get into it. And lastly, Garrett comes around to not only give his thoughts on Fanime and the masquerade, but also to help interview two masquerade contestants Bro-Sis Cosplay and Tematime Cosplay. Episode 60 is a go! Read more


Episode 59 – Punching Sharks and Being Ninja

Sorry for the delay! Due to summer conventions, the podcast episodes have taken longer to edit. But fret not, here’s part 1 of our two part Fanime coverage along with a bonus Anime North coverage with special guest Vartan Sharkpuncher! He’s a veteran cosplayer who’s hosted panels, judged masquerades, and invited as a cosplay guest of honor. Joining Vartan are regulars Dennis and Kate plus Aaron and Eve. So let’s get to know him, and see whether Fanime has redeemed itself from last year’s disappointing outing. Episode 59 is a go! Read more


Episode 42 – Feast or Fanime

Sorry for the delay! We’ve suffered some new technical problems that have caused a lot of surprise downtime. So please bear with the audio quality of this episode. Today, we have Dennis, Kate, Francis, and Diana as our podcast regulars, and we’re joined by returning guest Eve and new guest (and friend of the show) Adam from Crazy Crazy Rainbow Stars Cosplay. Aaron is still in the process of moving which is why we are splitting the Fanime discussion this year. This episode is all about the experiences, which were plagued by the long lines at registration which I’m sure most of you heard about and some experienced. Pre-registration and at-con registration needs some work. The completed construction will hopefully help out with the over crowded convention center. We were able to enjoy some panels and video screenings, though. So the convention wasn’t a total loss. And of course we’ll let you know all about the food choices. Find out what we felt about the convention as a whole, and come back next week for all the cosplay discussion, with a new special guest who only cosplayed for the first time ever at Fanime! Episode 42 is a go! Read more


Fanime 2013 Impressions

Hi folks. Dennis here with some early initial impressions regarding Fanime this past weekend. It was five days (if you count Day Zero) of fun and exhaustion. Yeah, those two words perfectly describe our experiences at Fanime. However, it wasn’t as smooth sailing as we’d like it to be.

In terms of attendees, the ones you see and meet at Fanime are some of the best you can meet at a California convention. Friendly, outgoing, excited, diverse, and passionate–you’ll find many people you can get along with or strike a conversation with very easily. And attendance has shot through the roof! When I first began attending this convention, their totals were around the 10,000 attendee mark. And this year, they’re at an estimated 20,000 plus! Read more

Episode 41 – Road to Fanime 2013 (Part 2)


On this episode, Dennis asks Aaron and Kate what their Fanime plans are. It’s literally right around the corner, so it’s even shorter this time. But, we get a look at more events and even more food anticipation. We haven’t even left yet! Episode 41 is a go! Read more


Episode 40 – Road to Fanime 2013 (Part 1)


Fanime is almost upon us. So, we’re gonna catch up with some of our crew and find out what they’re up to. On today’s episode, Francis and Dennis discuss their plans and more. Dennis has his three costumes lined up, while Francis is hurriedly prepping more things for artist alley. It’s a short but sweet episode today. Episode 40 is a go! Read more


Episode 17 – Man Up for Fanime

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Man, we’ve got a giant-sized episode of Cosplay Jam for you today. Join us for our recap of Fanime, and see why it’s one of our most favorite conventions we attend. We’ve got swap meet tips, two panels we hosted, competing in Masquerade, and of course, food. Join SK members Dennis, Kate, Aaron, Francis, and Judy along with special guest Garrett as we remember Fanime. Episode 17 is a go!

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:23 Road Trip
00:05:00 What is Fanime?
00:09:58 You’ve got the touch, you’ve got no power
00:13:20 What’re ya buyin’? What’re ya sellin’?
00:19:16 Francis & Artist Alley
00:26:40 It’s time for food!
00:35:25 We had panels!
00:40:37 Korra Gathering
00:43:20 Nintendo Gathering
00:45:15 One Piece Gathering
00:47:32 Break and special thanks
00:48:31 Garrett joins Masquerade talk
00:52:25 Excellent walk-ons
00:55:20 Not so faves
01:04:25 Fanime’s Masquerade crowd
01:05:40 Fave-sies: Yu-Gi-Oh skit
01:09:25 Other favorites
01:17:46 Breaking down the Ranma skit
01:26:24 It’s time for cosplay photos!
01:27:15 Korra sunglasses
01:30:31 Amon removes Servebot’s bending?
01:32:33 Journey…not the band
01:35:04 Shawdow Man from The Princess and the Frog
01:37:53 Jack Skellington
01:39:16 Kiki’s Delivery Service
01:40:38 Merida from Brave
01:43:29 Sailor Moon Transformation
01:45:27 Thor
01:47:42 Vegeta and Bulma family
01:49:50 Berserk
01:52:26 Fishmen Pirates
01:54:52 Business Time

Talking points: logistics of Transformers, haggling, pope-mobile, Western media invasion, Aaron’s incorrect names, free wi-fi, TIMESKIP!, 93.1 JACKFM, Marklar, bad ACP videos, taco cake, Mike the puppet, Sith Lord Amon, hair ribbons maybe, and resisting dirty jokes.

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