Sakura-con 2018

Sakura-con 2018

There’s nothing quite like the con you go to with friends on a yearly basis. Sakura-con may not be my hometown con but I have been going since 2014 now. I met some good friends there and have been going ever since. Sakura-con 2018 was certainly something.

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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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Sakura-con 2016 Day 1

Sakura-con 2016 Day 1

Friday or Day 1 of a convention is fairly quiet since most of the attendees still have either school or work to contend with. Luckily, I had the weekend off to take a breather away from work. Starting the weekend off right is essential for most con experiences. It really does set the tone for the weekend and you have to be sure you’re prepared for just about anything. Breakfast is always a good plan since you’ll likely be having meals at odd times.

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Sakura-con 2016 Day 0

Sakura-con 2016 Day 0

There is just something special about Sakura-con for me. It might just be my positive experiences in the past with the con or maybe it is the friends I get to hang out with. Regardless, there is just something worth looking forward to at Sakura-con as with all conventions.

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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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Sakura-con 2015 Day 2

Sakura-con 2015 Day 2

With Day 1 under our belt, we were ready to take on the second day of the convention. In my past experience, Day 2 or Saturday is usually the busiest day of the convention. Most of the major events occur on the second day and most of the guests have the most majority of their panels, events, Q&As scheduled as well. If there was one regret on the Saturday, it was not having breakfast before heading out to the convention center. My day 2 started off in an interesting fashion with having to help fill in for a friend for an interview. Some ‘delays’ caused him to not be able to make his interview session on time so I filled in for him. I managed to interview Haruka Terui (VA for Yuuki Yuuna) and that will be posted in a separate article in the near future.

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Sakura-con 2015 Day 1

Sakura-con 2015 Day 1

Waking up fairly early in the morning has been a norm for me lately, but that’s not exactly a good thing. Pile that on top of being too excited to sleep and you’re set for your first day at a convention. If there is one thing I have learned about conventions, it’s that you need to keep yourself well fed and hydrated. Nothing keeps you going quite like an early breakfast. So the first thing I did was hit up a local place in Seattle with puddi, dark_sage, Rekyu, astro, and¬†Ippikiryu. I will admit that place served the best eggs benny I’ve had in my life. After grabbing our first meal, we headed back to the convention center with puddi guiding us back, (guiding may not be the right word.)

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