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Two Nihonmachi Saturdays…

Monday, August 31st, 2009 by calixton

…at San Francisco’s Japantown. S.F.’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) had back-to-back weekend festivals this August: the Nihonmachi Street Fair and the J-POP SUMMIT Festival / NEW PEOPLE grand opening (their CAPS, not mine). Miss T and I trekked out to the Bay Area both weekends to see if a new niche-interest building can make a difference in […]

Kids fighting ghosts…

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 by calixton

…in anime (Natsume YÅ«jin-Chō and Ghost Stories). [Warning: Rambling anime pseudo-review blah-blah-blah follows.] Miss T and I have been watching two anime series that delve into Japanese ghost folklore. Both feature: teen-aged protagonists (like most anime, seemingly); powerful spirits in the form of cats; Japanese ghosts and monsters; and, books with the ability to deal […]

Sather Gate in the year 2059…

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by calixton

…in the anime world of Macross Frontier. File this under “it’s not news, but it’s new to me.” At the northern end of Telegraph Avenue, Sather Gate marks the original south entrance to the UC Berkeley campus. Along with the Campanile clock tower, Sather Gate is one of the enduring landmarks that symbolizes the Berkeley […]

Photographing microbes…

Monday, August 18th, 2008 by calixton

…giant, cute microbes. Some time ago, Miss T discovered the anime Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture (もやしもん). The show, set in Japan, follows a university ag-student with the ability to see microbes without aid of a microscope. The kicker—and what probably caught Miss T’s attention in the first place—is that the microorganisms our ag-student sees aren’t […]

Comic-Con 2008 photos…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 by calixton

…are up. Rather, now they’re all up. The first batch has been up since Preview Night (a.k.a. Starting Night). Anyway, I’ve finally finished posting Max Pictures’ 200 photos covering the 4+1 days of the convention. Click the slideshow button and enjoy.

Day One…

Friday, July 25th, 2008 by calixton

…of the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con is over and done. Miss T and I and the K&E&k! Show spent a good six-and-a-half hours (less an hour break) perusing Comic-Con’s massive 523,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Starting at row 100 we wound our way up-and-down the aisles, reaching roughly row 2000 (or 40% of the exhibit […]

San Diego Comic-Con…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 by calixton

…is on. San Diego Comic-Con 2008 has kicked off this Wednesday with the inaptly-named Preview Night. With attendee registrations selling out well in advance of the convention, Preview Night has become the official “Starting Night” of the event. Miss T and I arrived a little later than usual to pick up our registration badges and […]

Anime Expo is coming…

Monday, June 30th, 2008 by calixton

…but Max Pictures isn’t going. For the first time since we started regularly attending in 1999, Miss T and I are taking a pass on Anime Expo. While my anime life continues on, Max Pictures’ My Anime Life has ground to a halt, and I’ve decided to not return to the convention until I can […]

FanimeCon 2008

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 by calixton

Miss T and I are back from FanimeCon, an annual Memorial Day weekend celebration of all things of, and related to, anime. Back in the day, say seven or ten years ago, some of the main reasons to go to an anime convention were to get info on Japanese shows, buy anime merchandise (videos, books, […]

Hotel lamp…

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 by calixton

…and hotel wallpaper. In San Jose for the FanimeCon anime convention. More to come later.