Sakura-con 2019

Sakura-con 2019

Ah, Sakura-con. It almost feels like a home con to me at this point. I’ve attended this convention since 2014, it’s hard to believe it has been so long already. There’s just something to be said about the conventions you visit almost annually. Sakura-con 2019 was certainly filled with great memories and good convention experience. This article was a bit delayed due to my recent trip to Japan for the Love Live Sunshine! 5th Live. There should be an article posted about it soon.

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Happy Lunar New Year 2019!

Happy Lunar New Year 2019!

A belated Happy New Year and Happy Lunar New Year! Last year was an exciting event filled year with travels across Canada, the US, Japan, and Hong Kong. We met new friends, went to new places, and even experienced Comiket for the first time.

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It is hard to believe it is already a month into 2019. We’ll try to keep the blog more updated this year between events and go back to more regular posts. As usual, we will also list out the events we plan to attend this year and reflect on the previous year.

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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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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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Kumoricon 2016 Day 1

Kumoricon 2016 Day 1

Trying to shake off the feelings of impending disappointment, I got up earlier in the morning to take a shower and prepare for the first day of Kumoricon 2016. It took a while to get everyone else up, but we eventually managed to have everyone present for our first morning excursion together.

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Kumoricon 2016 Day 0

Kumoricon 2016 Day 0

Recently, it feels like I have been to the same few cities for conventions. It is usually either just the one here in Vancouver in August or down in Seattle. However, a Twitter conversation led to a convention a bit off the radar. Since one of the crew lives in Portland, there were a few idea thrown around to head to Kumoricon 2016. This was the first year it moved to the Convention Center in Downtown Portland. Let’s just say it would be one heck of a weekend.

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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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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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