Back from Otakuthon 2018

Back from Otakuthon 2018

It’s been a long weekend, but I am back from Otakuthon 2018. Coverage of the event and of Anime Revolution 2018 will also be posted shortly. All in all, it was a great weekend with good food, good friends, and a good convention experience.

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After a weekend like that, it’s time to get in some good sleep and head back to work for the week. Just as an update, I will also likely be attending Grand Prix Denver 2018 for Magic: The Gathering.

Sakura-con 2018 & More

Sakura-con 2018 & More

It is hard to believe it has already been a few months since the new year started. As I stated in my earlier plans, I will be heading to Sakura-con again this year. It looks like I will be spending most of my time down there with puddi & D_S as others have not confirmed yet.

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Back from Anime Revolution 2017 & Updates

Back from Anime Revolution 2017 & Updates

There is always something about post-con days. Not only are you usually mentally and physically drained, a part of you also feels absent. There’s no better way to describe it other than “Post-con depression.” It can happen to anybody and the quality or even length of the convention is irrelevant. After spending BC Day off to recover, it is time to post some updates.

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Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 + Upcoming Plans

With February quickly approaching, it is time to lay out some plans for 2017. It has been pretty busy for me lately with juggling a new job with school.

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Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I had a great dinner with family and friends. Hope you all had a good one as well. Looking forward to a great 2017.

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Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

Lunar New Year 2016 & New PC

After another long weekend of excitement and Chinese festivities, things are back to normal for me. However, my PC recently decided to finally give out on me. On the bright side, I had already ordered parts for a new PC. Overall, it has been a fairly good start to the year already. I’ve already attended GP Vancouver with puddi & D_S, and Sakura-con 2016 is just around the corner. Looks like the first half of 2016 will be a blast!

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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

A bit belated, but Happy New Year! With 2015 behind us, it’s time to look forward to 2016 and all the great things to come. In terms of what will be cooking in 2016, here are a few concrete plans.

First up, I’ll be writing for Grind’Em Games at a more regular pace now. We’re looking to rejuvenate the site and to diversify the content on our blog about TCGs. Weiss will still be the primary focus, but with a few Magic: The Gathering events happening, that might be added as content as well.

Secondly, I’ll also continue to be on the 1k1soul podcast hosted by puddi and I. It’s been a fun adventure and I can only see it getting more interesting with new sets coming out this year.

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Status Update: February 2015

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Time sure does fly by. It has been a while since I’ve last posted here, but I feel like this is a good time to make a status post for the year of 2015. I’ve been pretty busy with school this semester, but I finally have a break. I’ll have the week off to get some work done and catch up on things like anime and readings. We’ll see how long my ‘free time’ lasts though.

For the upcoming year, I’ll most likely continue what I’ve been doing with the addition of more school work. I’m actually taking a graduate level course this semester, and let’s just say it’s not going to get any easier. In my free time I’ll still work on different projects such as coding, translating, editing, writing, or whatever needs to get done.

When it comes to events I’ll be attending this year, I can pretty much confirm the following.

  • GP Vancouver – For Magic
  • Sakura-con – In Seattle during Easter weekend
  • Anime Revolution 2015 – Again in Vancouver

Other than the following 3 events, I don’t have too much planned, but only time will tell. If you’re planning to head to any of the events listed above, let’s see if we can meet up. Feel free to leave a comment or contact me on Twitter @shcboomer.

Grind’Em Games – New TCG Blog

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It’s been a while since my last post on my blog, but I thought I’d share some news. I’ve started up a blog on TCGs such as MTG, WS, and others called Grind’Em Games. Honestly, TCGs have been one of my favorite hobbies lately and I thought I’d share some thought about them there. A few of my friends signed up to start writing their thoughts as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sakura-Con 2014 Day 1

Another long trip over, much fun was had. The worst part of these events is coming back from them, going back to the daily hustle and bustle of life is definitely less fun than any convention. Anyway, this would be a good time to go over how the trip went before I forget the finer details.

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Some context I should probably note is that I headed down to Sakura-Con with 3 other friends and one of them drove us all there. We left Vancouver, BC at about 6AM in the morning and after some rest stops and crossing the border, we finally arrived at the parking lot we had booked a spot in to park at. The trip down took us a bit more than five hours and it was around noon by the time we got to the Sheraton hotel located next to the Seattle Convention Center. Our initial plans was to check-in and get our rooms, but we were told there was a wait for rooms and we should come back later. We left our bags at the bell desk for storage and decided to head over to the convention to kill some time and check it out.

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Our first stop at the convention center would be the registration area. Even though the lines were fairly long, things were organized and we managed to get through the whole line and grab our passes in about twenty minutes which is quite efficient. Anime Revolution took me about an hour and a bit more to actually grab my pass for the event. Day one here was as packed as I thought it would be when it came to lineups since this room was constantly full during the time were there and even after we had left.

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