October in Review: Photo Dump and Announcements!


October is slowly steaming out and November is about to roll around and my favorite family get together holidays is right around the corner, Thanksgiving. Since I was way to lazy and still on vacation mood and forgot to write my thoughts on New York Comic Con in a timely manner, I figured why not talk about my vacation and big upcoming things that are coming up soon.  Or I should call this a glorified photo dump.

New York

My travel buddy on the bus ride to hell.

My travel buddy on the bus ride to hell.

So let's just say this: don't be a dick to a bus driver while he is trying to get us where we are trying to go. No, really, I need y'all folks to know to not do that because it can and will get ugly.  With that being said: New York was so great. The people, the shops, the atmosphere, the random conversations with my people, just amazing.

Let's start with this bookstore (goodness, I wished that I remembered the name) that if you are into Asian culture, manga, and anime, this place would be for you. It has everything! Even a lovely cafe withe matcha flavored goodies and bento boxes. Like I went full on tourist in that bookstore and I did not care. However, my favorite place that I visited was the Fashion District. 

The Fashion District is like a cosplayer's dream. All this different types of fabrics and notions are right within your finger tips, if you can pay the price for some of those things. My favorite place of them all is Mood. As a person who watched Project Runway growing up with my mom, who sewed in her spare time, we would watch and say "man, if I could go there, I would get so much fabric". Well, all I could do was just window shop at best; however, it was the best fabric window shopping experience that I have had in a while. Plus, when the store has a doggo, it makes life better anyway. 

In all honesty, the best part of my vacation trip was definitely what I came there for: New York Comic Con. All the sounds and a booths and the cosplay. I absolutely loved all of the cosplay that was there. Of course I really did not take a whole lot of pictures but the pictures that I do have are worth it (like I could have burnt through my memory card and would have have some many pictures in my iCloud that it would have been maddening).  

Here is just a small sample of what I saw cosplay wise:

However, the booths made me wish that I had some real money (like maybe 1 to 2 grand) to spend on a lot of the figures and exclusives that were available. A point that I will get to latter. The floor was wall to wall bodies but it was a rush. My goodness the figures. 

I mean, you should get the point. I had fun on vacation. It was good and refreshing and what I needed to do the things. I will finish my photo dump in the "Images" section. 

Btw: I will be doing a podcast starting in November. When the date comes closer, I will add an RSS feed and where you can find us. The team is myself, Kurenai Kiba, and Date. It's pretty much us being us: black and nerdy. The "Anime Boobies" panel will be making a return at Kastucon 2018! Please email will clip suggestions and yes, I am accepting NSFW content.

Until next time!