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Old 05-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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The last Sac-Con show I attended was pretty good. I regret not doing my diligence because Ron Lim was at the last show. It would have been cool to get a Thanos sketch. Still, there were cosplayers galore and tons of vendors with fairly decent deals and even a spot for gaming. They even have a Masquerade party at the end of the day. If you're into anime and/or cosplayers and you're in the area, this might be the show for you. I just might check this show out again since the last show was fun.

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Sounds like a cool event. Hopefully no Japanese tourists show up.

Anyway, there was a FanimeCon last weekend in San Jose and it looked like a pretty good turnout. I wanted to attend, but I had work, attend graduations, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Party, Carnaval, and laundry last weekend.

Here's some pics from FanimeCon 2012, San Jose, CA. Fair warning, there's a lot of Asians in these photos. The Japanese looking Catwoman looks like trouble.










There were some video game cosplay







There was Marvel Cosplay











DC cosplayers represented too.









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For anyone interested, I attended this show. I composed a mini blog about everything that went on. The link is in my signature. Deuces.
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I attended this show over the weekend since I didn't have much going on.



They had a few noteworthy guests attending and the price of admission was right at $6, and $4 if you pre-registered.

It was a nice, little show, and plenty crowded!



I arrived kind of late and paid for it. The line to get in was around the block... and it was blazing hot outside. It was about 100 degrees over the weekend.



When I finally got to the front, I noticed Lord Vader was guarding the door.



The convention floor was PACKED! It was difficult to navigate and seemed like a mini-WonderCon.



There was a fair share of cosplayers attending this show. Towards the end, they have a Masquerade contest, but I've never stayed for it.



The girl underneath this Deadpool mask was very attractive. I almost asked her to leave it off.





These two are twins.



Hynden Walch, the voice of Teen Titans Starfire was in attendance. Initially, I didn't have anything for her to sign so I just ask for her to smile at the camera.



I found a poster lying around a bit later that featured a character she voiced, so I asked her to sign and she happily obliged.



Jeffrey Combs, the guy who played several Star Trek characters and voiced the Question in JLU was in attendance.



They had a Yugioh tournament and since I had my deck with me, I decided to give it a whirl. Low and behold, I kicked ass and took FIRST PLACE!! I went undefeated for 5 rounds and won 2-1 in the finals. For those that know Yugioh, I used Anti-meta Heroes and stomped 2 Dark World decks in the top 4. Here are my prizes:



I grabbed this cool, 20" Ultraman for WAY cheap! I was stoked!



I picked up Ares to complete my DCUC C&C Despero, and did NOT pay the sticker price. It's all about bargaining at these shows and I almost never pay the asking prices.



Overall, this was a nice, fun, intimate show and completely affordable, unlike its affiliate show, Sac-Anime, that charges a whopping $30 for admission.

I would have taken more photos, but I spent a good deal of time playing in the tournament. There were quite a few hotties walking around that weren't even wearing costumes. I almost asked a few for a snapshot just because. There was this one mixed girl (Black and White, I'm guessing) that had a beautiful, perfect, flawless face. I tried to sneak a paparazzi shot, but was foiled by the dense crowd. There was another lady in a Wonder Woman tee that had the longest, prettiest legs. Ah well...

Since these shows are every three months or so, I will use this thread for all the updates and upcoming guests. The next show is sometime in December. Once the flyer is up, I'll post it here if anyone is interested.

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it is buisness thread so use it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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Funny how some spammer bumped this thread. I just learned that there's a show this weekend. Winston from Ghostbusters will be in attendance, however, I don't think I'll be able to go. Got too much stuff going on.

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Yeah, I see how you roll. Play on player.
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*scratches head* What's that supposed to mean?
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It means you're out and about. Living life. Have other things going instead of Sac-Con.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #10
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LOL! It's so hard to keep up with the slang these days... You kids!

I ended up going anyway, since my wife wasn't feeling good. I was a bit under the weather as well, but went anyway. Here are a few photos:















This girl was walking around with her ass hanging out most of the day. Her little briefs were up her butt and her cheeks were jiggling as she walked. I'm shocked nobody tried to cop a feel in a crowd. I wonder if she knew... Nah, she had to know from the breeze. It was chilly.





Robin Shelby, who voiced Slimer in the 2nd Ghostbusters was really nice and friendly.



Ernie Hudson was a really good guy. Too bad his handler was a bit of a prick. I wanted to get a snapshot with him, but they wanted $30 as a package deal: a signed photo and a digital pic with him.



As always, this was a nice, little show. The price of admission was right at $4 if you pre-registered, so you couldn't go wrong. I picked up a few DCUC figures on the cheap for customizing and played a bit of Yugioh while I was there. I went 4-1 and still didn't make the top 4, which kind of sucked, but ah well...
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Guests:

JOHN DIMAGGIO



DC DOUGLAS



JIMMIE ROBINSON



THOMAS YEATES



RON LIM



NATE WATSON



...and many more!

http://www.sac-con.com/?page_id=31
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #12
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Jimmie Robinson is a cool guy. Dude hooked me up with two free Bomb Queen TPBs at SDCC.
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Hmmm gonna try to talk the wife into going to this. Seems cool but we may just decide to save it all for SDCC.
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They finally released the official online flyer:



I enjoy these shows and use them as a tune-up to the major conventions.
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Yeah, it cool to attend smaller shows and see if they grow as the years go by. I mean, the BigWow ComicFest in San Jose has grown since I first attended, as it was in a tin circus tent and now it's been move into the actual convention center.

Additionally, you get to see geek culture rule.
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I composed a Blog for the lastest Sac-Con. The link is in my signature.

Here is the flyer for the next Sac-Con:



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Thanks for the blog. I'm to hear these events continue to grow and that Jimmy Robinson doesn't disappoint. Yeah, it's a bummer that there wasn't an Image Expo this year.

I thought the Flash Thompson Venon was the best cosplay eventhough dude was not wearing a mask.


BTW, Olivia Munn makes a better Sailor Moon than that chick in you blog.






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Thanks for the blog. I'm to hear these events continue to grow and that Jimmy Robinson doesn't disappoint. Yeah, it's a bummer that there wasn't an Image Expo this year.

I thought the Flash Thompson Venon was the best cosplay eventhough dude was not wearing a mask.


BTW, Olivia Munn makes a better Sailor Moon than that chick in you blog.
LOL! I bet you've spanked many a' monkey thinking about Olivia... and my Sailor Moon girl is hotter.

Yeah, the Flash Venom is cool. In the pic, you can see that he's holding the mask in his hand. It probably got too hot for him. I had to wait for the girl to put her mask on before I took the photo... and she was really cute. I told her, "You look much better without the mask."
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Everyone has their favor images stored in their spank bank.

I think Iggy has a bunch of Sailor Moon images stored away.
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Here are some images from last weekend's Sac-Con.



The lines were around the corner as always. Why people donít pre-register, Iíll never know.



Because it was so hot outside, they had stands for refreshments to cool down.



Per usual, the floor was packed, and there were a good deal of Yugioh and Magic players in attendance for the tournaments.



Ron Lim was in attendance. Heís a mainstay for this show.



Grey Delisle and Dameon Clarke were in the house.

Grey was really nice. Even though the lines were long, she was friendly and engaging. She even hugged everyone.



Lauren Tom was also at the show. I tried getting a photo of her (not with her), but everyone was charging $20. It was for some kind of childrenís charity. I guess they think people are made of money these days. Still, I spoke with Lauren and she was really nice. She voiced Dana from Batman Beyond in addition to a plethora of other characters.



The video gaming room was full most of the day.



There were a good deal of cosplayers, but I really wasnít in the mood to take a bunch of photos. It was too damn hot.

I liked the Steampunk GL hat this lady was wearing.













This girl bought the Wonder Woman costume from a dealer friend of mine and put it on in the restroom. Bam! Instant cosplayer!



As always, this was a nice, fun show, and a prelude to the SDCC. Too bad it was triple digits outside, otherwise I might have enjoyed the show more... getting my ass kicked in Yugioh might have had something to do with it as well.

I did get this nice Arkham Asylum print, which was nice. Too bad it would have cost $20 to get it signed. Ah well.

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Went to 2-day Sac-Con last weekend and prepared a small blog on the event. The link is in my signature. Enjoy!
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I attended Sac-Con last week. I keep forgetting to post updates on this page, but here are some images from the show.



I always show up a little late because I pre-register so I can avoid the lines and just walk in, but today there was a long line. Apparently, the guy that was supposed to open the center had a heart attack, so everything was delayed. I hope he's okay.



The center was crowded as usual.



This time around, they moved things around. The TCG gaming center was moved to the back of the center and the video games were moved to the stage. Seemed kind of strange at first.



The big guy above is one of the best Yugioh players in the area, and in an epic duel, I beat him with my Zombiesworn deck. Overall, I took 4th place in the tournament. Not bad considering I only play once a month.





The usual suspects, Tone Rodriguez and Tony Fleeces were in attendace. I'm thinking they must live in the area since they attend every show. It's cool to have a bit of star artist power at small shows.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator, Kevin Eastman was in attendance. He had a HUGE line the entire day and did a panel that nobody could get into because of crowds.



There was a smattering of cosplayers, but because I was so wrapped up in the Yugioh tournament, I didn't get out to the floor too often, and when I was on the floor, my back was turned as I was bin-diving for deals on old comics.







For the first time, I didn't buy an action figure at a show, but I did get a sweet deal on some back issues. I paid $10 for all of these books that I hope to get signed one day. Some of the below Spiderman issues goes for $20+ a pop on eBay. When I was thumbing through the box and pulling out issues, there was a guy waiting on me and he said, "Man, that's a good deal on those issues. Any more?" Nope!



...and I got these for $1 each. Can't argue with that.



Overall, it was another good show, however I wish I had more time to take more photos.

The next show is Sunday, June 8th, I think, so I'll try to keep on top of this and have more updates.
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Awesome Sylent! Thanks for the 411. I'm amazed at the crowd. It now makes more sense why Wizard World is basically sold out if a regular small Sac Con is so busy.

So did you end up going to WW Sac? It's today. Pretty big line up of stars.

I decided against it. I'm just a little too far (2 hours) from Sac Town to make this trek and feel it's worth while.

Oh, BTW I thought of you a couple of weekends ago when my daughter had a volleyball tournament in Galt. When I first heard I was like WTF is Galt? Sort of like I thought when you first mentioned Lathrop! Well my wife ended up taking her and I stayed home but she told me "There wasn't too much out there."

Anyways, I know off topic wrong thread but you taking the trek down to SoCal and going to WonderCon?
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I'm not sure about WonderCon. Still on the fence, and by the time I decide, it will probably be sold out. Oh well... If I go, I'll probably take a day trip with a couple of people, but I don't want to spend SDCC money on that show.
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