brendala: (magical me)
Work has been wearing me down lately (I'm working seven days a week now), so I decided to treat myself and book tickets to attend all three days of Stan Lee's Comikaze convention in Los Angeles this Halloween! I even splurged and commissioned a new cosplay from a gal pal of mine who is a master at costume-making. This year, I'm rocking a Sailor Jupiter costume for Halloween/con-season (I've been digging Sailor Moon Crystal lately)!

This will be my first time rocking a mask-free costume in public. So I'm a bit nervous. All my other public cosplays have covered up at least half my face because I tend to look goofy in photographs (and that makes me REALLY self-concious about strangers taking pics of me that are likely to end up on over the internet). So my Princess Kenny costume will be on standby, just in case.

Also, Sailor Jupiter is a bit "sexier" than the stuff I usually wear for cosplay. And that worries me a bit because of a recent incident at SDCC where my sister and some of our friends were chased down the street and reapeatedly called "sluts" by a creeper who couldn't take "NO" for an answer.

BTW, the creeper's name is Kevin Brueck and he has a shitty YouTube show where he harasses con-goers and pulls other stupid pranks (like chasing female cosplayers down the street while calling them "sluts"). If you're in the nerd and/or convention scene, PLEASE spread the word about this guy's douchebaggery. My friends and I are hoping to get him black-listed from future cons (and, on a purely personal note, I want to see this asshole pay for harassing my little sister while she was walking down the goddam street!!!!). If you want to hear this story first-hand from someone who was physically there to witness it, my friend Jimmy wrote about it on his Tumblr page here.

*sigh*
I want to end this on a happy note. So enjoy a picture of my most recent cosplay experience:
I am the most kawaii princessu! ~_^
brendala: (NRA lola)
So, I had lunch with my sister today and she told me about this awful incident that happened while she was walking with friends at San Diego Comic Con. And I'm posting it here just to verify that it's true and to let all my con-going buddies (specifically, the women) know to avoid this asshole like the plague.

My friend Jimmy (who also witnessed this) did a write up about it on his Tumblr. So I'll just paste his account here (and add emphasis where neccessary):

Kevin Brueck: Comic Con villain

On July 25th, my friends and I were walking down the street towards some place to have lunch during the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014. A man stops us, asking my cosplayer friend to do a quick interview for his documentary on cosplaying. Which is a common project for filmmakers who attend the con. She signed a release form for the documentary and was ready for the interview.

But once the camera started recording, the host opens up shouting “I’M HERE WITH ONE OF THE COMIC CON SKANKS!” and then continues on with a line of sexually harassing questions. My friend flipped him off and stormed away. The host followed her, continuing on with his questions.

At this point, her friends (including me) surround the guy with a onslaught of obscenities. He explains that it’s just a “prank” and then asks for her to sign a “real” release form. Not only does she refuse, but demands to get the form she signed back. He tells her “no” and then when asked why not, he answers with, “because I said so”.

So I asked him for his name and the name of the youtube channel he works on. He tells me “Kenny Burns” and that he works for youtube.com/pranks.

But that was a lie.

I found out that the name of this disgusting human being is Kevin Brueck and that he has filmed quite a few SDCC related prank videos where he terrorizes cosplayers for youtube.com/break.

This is such a disgusting trend. These cosplayers work long hours and spend an obscene amount of money to make their costume and show it off at SDCC. All of that effort put towards this one weekend out of the year will forever be tarnished by the memory of being humiliated and harassed by this horrible individual.

In one of his videos, he disguises himself as representative of the convention and scares cosplayers with a phony copyright infringement fine.

He needs to be stopped. I want his videos taken off of youtube and I want him to banned from the site as well as SDCC. Please share this story to whatever sites you think would be willing to help us shut down the continuing career of Kevin Brueck, a Comic Con villain!

Read more... )

brendala: (SQUEE Daphne)
Today, I attended a new convention called "Stan Lee's ComiKaze" in Los Angeles. This convention is only two years old and this was my first time there.

While attending ComiKaze, I was hugged by Veronica Taylor, Weird Al Yankovick, Andre of Black Nerd Comedy, and JIM FREAKIN' CUMMINGS!!!!
...yeah. I am DEFINITELY coming back next year!! This convention RULES!! ^_^

And don't worry, photographic evidence of these events will be coming soon.
brendala: (magical me)
I'm thinking this might become a series...

First up: "Humor Fails"



Artist's notes:
More scribbles under the cut... )
brendala: (SQUEE Daphne)
This will either be really amazing or really horrible depending on how much the writer(s) knows about cons and nerd culture. But I'm gonna opt to be optimistic because the last movie (Big Top Scooby Doo) kicked so much ass!



Read more... )
brendala: (SQUEE Daphne)
This will either be really amazing or really horrible depending on how much the writer(s) knows about cons and nerd culture. But I'm gonna opt to be optimistic because the last movie (Big Top Scooby Doo) kicked so much ass!



Read more... )
brendala: (SQUEE Daphne)
I love it when my fandoms come together!

One of my favorite shows is Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld (an insane comedy/news/talk that airs at 3:00am on Fox News). Yesterday, their resident girly-man Bill Shultz reported on Brony Con and, surprisingly, didn't mock the Brony phenomenon as much as he could have. No seriously, he had a LOT of freaky material to run with and ended up giving a pretty positive report. Oh, and he got interviews and show promos out of Rainbow Dash and Celestia's voice actresses. That was pretty cool. Check it out here:

Video under the cut..... )
brendala: (SQUEE Daphne)
I love it when my fandoms come together!

One of my favorite shows is Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld (an insane comedy/news/talk that airs at 3:00am on Fox News). Yesterday, their resident girly-man Bill Shultz reported on Brony Con and, surprisingly, didn't mock the Brony phenomenon as much as he could have. No seriously, he had a LOT of freaky material to run with and ended up giving a pretty positive report. Oh, and he got interviews and show promos out of Rainbow Dash and Celestia's voice actresses. That was pretty cool. Check it out here:

Video under the cut..... )
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I'll open with a comic I'm hoping to make into a series about all the colorful types of people you meet at a con:



-Shy Stalker: You meet a LOT of these when you cosplay. They can be girls, too. But 9 times out of 10 they're boys. The behavior seems creepy; but most Shy Stalkers are just PAINFULLY socially awkward.

-Loud Panel Guy: There's always at least one at every panel. This comic was inspired by a dude I had the misfortune of sitting next to when I went to The Gathering of the Gargoyles. He talked back to the panelists (even though they clearly couldn't hear him), shouted dopey jokes/commentary/praise in response to EVERYTHING Weisman&Co said, and did loud, annoying cheers throughout the whole panel.


More under the cut... )
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I'll open with a comic I'm hoping to make into a series about all the colorful types of people you meet at a con:



-Shy Stalker: You meet a LOT of these when you cosplay. They can be girls, too. But 9 times out of 10 they're boys. The behavior seems creepy; but most Shy Stalkers are just PAINFULLY socially awkward.

-Loud Panel Guy: There's always at least one at every panel. This comic was inspired by a dude I had the misfortune of sitting next to when I went to The Gathering of the Gargoyles. He talked back to the panelists (even though they clearly couldn't hear him), shouted dopey jokes/commentary/praise in response to EVERYTHING Weisman&Co said, and did loud, annoying cheers throughout the whole panel.


More under the cut... )
brendala: (sad lina)
I just found out that the man who wrote and drew my favorite comic book is losing his eyesight:



I had the good fortune to literally stumble on Don Rosa at Comic Con about 5 years ago. I had no idea he would be there. I went to his booth simply because I saw Scrooge books there. He asked me if I wanted a drawing and I didn't realize who he was until I looked down at his Convention badge (I had no idea what he looked like until that moment)!! I was so dumbstruck that I was barely able to mutter out a request for a picture of Scrooge (looking back, I wish I had requested a picture of me as a Duckburg citizen). He made this for me in about 3 minutes...
Read more... )
BTW, this should be a lesson to everyone reading this who currently wears glasses. I know I'll never skip my regular eye exams again!

brendala: (sad lina)
I just found out that the man who wrote and drew my favorite comic book is losing his eyesight:



I had the good fortune to literally stumble on Don Rosa at Comic Con about 5 years ago. I had no idea he would be there. I went to his booth simply because I saw Scrooge books there. He asked me if I wanted a drawing and I didn't realize who he was until I looked down at his Convention badge (I had no idea what he looked like until that moment)!! I was so dumbstruck that I was barely able to mutter out a request for a picture of Scrooge (looking back, I wish I had requested a picture of me as a Duckburg citizen). He made this for me in about 3 minutes...
Read more... )
BTW, this should be a lesson to everyone reading this who currently wears glasses. I know I'll never skip my regular eye exams again!

brendala: (sae WTF)
There's a Power Rangers convention going on in Pasadena at the end of this month. I have absolutely no interest in Power Rangers at all (I haven't seen a full episode since I was about 11-years-old). But I've thought about going simply because Linkara will be there and I freakin' LOVE his comic book reviews on That Guy With The Glasses! And I would be on cloud nine if I could give him my copy of this hilariously terrible bargain bin comic I have and he went on to review it.

...does this make me a creepy fangirl? Please tell me it doesn't! -_-


P.S. In case you're wondering, the book in question is called "The Truth" and it's a Dark Horse title by a guy named Jimmy Smith. Believe it or not, I can't find any information about it on Google! However, in the highly likely event I don't end up going to this con, I might just try to review it myself. And trust me, it's a hilarious whirlwind of suck and what-the-fu*kery!

brendala: (sae WTF)
There's a Power Rangers convention going on in Pasadena at the end of this month. I have absolutely no interest in Power Rangers at all (I haven't seen a full episode since I was about 11-years-old). But I've thought about going simply because Linkara will be there and I freakin' LOVE his comic book reviews on That Guy With The Glasses! And I would be on cloud nine if I could give him my copy of this hilariously terrible bargain bin comic I have and he went on to review it.

...does this make me a creepy fangirl? Please tell me it doesn't! -_-


P.S. In case you're wondering, the book in question is called "The Truth" and it's a Dark Horse title by a guy named Jimmy Smith. Believe it or not, I can't find any information about it on Google! However, in the highly likely event I don't end up going to this con, I might just try to review it myself. And trust me, it's a hilarious whirlwind of suck and what-the-fu*kery!

brendala: (Default)
On Saturday, I went with some friends to a brand new comic convention in Long Beach. I was a little worried that there would be nothing to do because this is the convention's first year; but it was great! For a first year con, they were really well organized. There were lots of good panels. And there's a lot of cool stuff in walking distance of the convention center.

Lots of fun pictures under the cut! )
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On Saturday, I went with some friends to a brand new comic convention in Long Beach. I was a little worried that there would be nothing to do because this is the convention's first year; but it was great! For a first year con, they were really well organized. There were lots of good panels. And there's a lot of cool stuff in walking distance of the convention center.

Lots of fun pictures under the cut! )
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I'm heading to the Gathering this Saturday! Since its the last one (and its near me this year), I want to check it out. And the obsessive Slayers fan in me wants to pump Crispin Freeman for information on the Slayers Revolution dub. ~_^


And it turns out I'm not going to Seattle this September after all. I really wanted to, but in the end I just couldn't justify taking $300 out of my savings for a vacation when I'm getting so few hours at work. Oh well. :-P
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I'm heading to the Gathering this Saturday! Since its the last one (and its near me this year), I want to check it out. And the obsessive Slayers fan in me wants to pump Crispin Freeman for information on the Slayers Revolution dub. ~_^


And it turns out I'm not going to Seattle this September after all. I really wanted to, but in the end I just couldn't justify taking $300 out of my savings for a vacation when I'm getting so few hours at work. Oh well. :-P
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Here's the Comic Con stuff that my awesome little sister got me. First, the Strangers in Paradise swag:



Pictures under the cut )
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Here's the Comic Con stuff that my awesome little sister got me. First, the Strangers in Paradise swag:



Pictures under the cut )

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