Anime Banzi 2011

Ok so I’ll finally talk about Anime Banzi since I’ve been able to get some of the photos off this smartphone. Well there was definitely a lot of cosplaying around and a good measure of steampunk lets say that right off the bat. Also some people of notoriety, such as Wendy Pini of ElfQuest, and The Great Rando from MST3k who was one the best , Chuck Huber, Chuck’s expansive performance career has danced between being a TV, film and stage actor for over 20 years, (most notably at Chicago’s Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters); He has played Hiei in Yu Yu Hakusho, Android 17 in Dragonball Z, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Austria in Hetalia, Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Ashe in Black Butler, Mohji in One Piece, Hiro in Shin Chan, Reever in D Gray-man… among many others. He has written Sgt. Frog, Hetalia, Baccano, Oh Edo Rocket, Strike Witches…among many others.

We also had Lisle Wilkerson who is probably most well-known for her work in the Tekken franchise where she is the voice of Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, and Zafina. She also played a role in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost in Translation”, There was also Mr. Musician and Entertainer Steve “Warky” Nunez Steve Nunez, aka Warky T. Chocobo, raised on video games, 1st on his commodore 64, and at age of 5, playing on his NES. Steve recalls from his youth popping in Super Mario Brothers, and LO’from the moment that first note played, he knew his destiny. Not only were the games entertaining, he was also entranced by the music from The Final Fantasy franchise as well.

Overall a great time was had by me and mine at the game room, making neko ears, getting a chance to make a few connections with other collectors like myself. With that I’m going to leave you with a few pics from Anime Banzi 2011.

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EveSLC to go or not to go?

I dunno, on teh one hand its been like 5 maybe 6 yrs since we last went to it. But the kids are still at that age where they’ll get cranky and sleepy at 9/10 pm. I doubt they’ll make it till midnight w/o a litttle provocation besides one the twins is showing signs of catching a cold and I can’t have that at all. So Chicken soup, hot cocoa, and some crackers for her. I think going ot lights before christmas at Thanksgiving point will be a cool enough new year’s event for us to share as a family. I have got to get to sleep ! ZzzzzZzzzzzz

Well back to work.

Yup its the weekend and I get to go back to work which is where I am at the moment. just less than 2 hrs left. Does anyone know what they want for christmas yet? Me, I’d like to get Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare II, but will I get it? Probablly not. I’ll probablly get stuck with clothes. Although I do want to get my wife something I know she is in need of and desperately wishes to replace.

SO, I’m searching the benfits my work has for that type of service and see if my perks out balance her work’s perks as far as discounts go. Either case I think she’ll be happy with the choices we’ll discuss when we sit down and do all the paperwork that will take an hour or two to do. Anyways, LAST Break is over and back to the grinding wheel for me.