Friday, July 10, 2015

Holy Late Post, Batman! [[FCBD + "Age of Ultron" + ACBC + "Mad Max" + NJCAC]]

I'm so sorry for the delay in posting! Life has honestly gotten in my way and made me put my blog on the back burner for a little bit. However, I am back and hopefully won't let a prolonged hiatus like this happen again! So much has happened since my last post, but I want to start with Free Comic Book Day. I must warn you that this post will be very photo heavy.
This year's Free Comic Book Day was a great one, especially since it was my first one! I've never participated in it before, and I only really got into comic books back in 2011. I had attended once with a friend when I was living back in Rhode Island, but I didn't end up participating for myself because I had no idea what it was about. I went to our semi-local comic book store with the superboyfriend and his friends. I also ran into two of mine!
I found some super awesome titles that I picked up, as well as the free stuff. We also saw some great cosplayers at the store, too! Afterwards, we went to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hopefully all of you have seen it, too!
Casual Aino Minako loves Marvel selfie
Ayo met Batman

Shari's friend Alex made a killer Kid Flash
My haul! I ended up purchasing Sex Criminals #1, Angel Sactuary #20,  Bitch Planet #1, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #2, and a Sailor Chibi Moon mini glitter figure!

Now, onto Atlantic City Boardwalk Con... the superboyfriend and I had attended this relatively new convention as press for COMIC TRASH. We had only attended for one day, but it was totally worth it just to be there! ACBC is the New York Comic Con for Southern New Jersey. There were a ton of celebrities and special guests, although you did have to pay a ticketed fee to meet them even if you were attending as press. Nonetheless, we had an amazing time and saw a ton of cool stuff. This is also  the convention to be at if you love Marvel Comics. They are a main sponsor of the convention and there is a lot of Marvel goodness to bask in.
My convention OOTD // top and skirt: H&M, shoes: Charlotte Russe, bracelets: Alex + Ani, necklace: gift from superboyfriend
Panel about William Shatner's animated comic book Man-O-War.

The man of the hour, William Shatner.
Some of the cast of Star Trek: Voyager
Iron-Man evolution
2 kawaii

The Marvel Comics booth

Jurassic Jeeps!

Marty McFly and the Deloran

The Batmobile

Hocus Pocus cosplay group!

The Batmobile from Batman Returns


I got a really cool print of Sailor Moon and a free comic from the Valiant boys.

About a week or so after ACBC, the same Free Comic Book Day crew went to see Mad Max: Fury Road. I wasn't expecting to be so into it because it seemed like all testosterone, but I actually really loved it. Women actually play such an important role in the film, and if you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it. It's fun and powerful at the same time.

Lastly, two weeks ago we went to NJ Comic Anime Con, which is a small convention in Morristown, NJ (smaller than CPAC, even). It was fun and only lasted one day, but there were a bunch of special guests, some panels, and a pretty sizable Dealer's Room/Artist Alley area. I would definitely attend next year.
The 501st Legion

Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Green Arrow

Rarity and Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

I met Riddle from Heroes of Cosplay!

My mini haul! Hawkeye print and Bee and Puppycat print from Michele Sciuto 

I also met Michele Knotz, the voice of Jessie from Pokemon~

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Geek Girls (and Superboyfriend) Take New York City

Two weeks ago Andrew and I went into New York City to visit my friend Ashlee that I went to college with. She was staying there for a week. It was really nice to see her again, and have her enjoy New York City, especially since she's from Boston, MA. While I love Boston, it's definitely not the same as New York City. We ended up missing our first bus and got into New York City a lot later than expected, which wasn't so bad because we only live about 35 minutes away, give or take. As soon as we got to the bus terminal, we met her and her mom for a late lunch/early dinner (after making a stop at Carlo's Bakery).

They had so many superhero themed drinks at Dallas BBQ, and the best wings I've ever had! Naturally I had to order the "Green Lantern;" which was a blended ice drink with green apple and pineapple flavors, a green Corona, and green apple vodka shot to match. It was pretty tasty, and I usually don't drink Corona. The wings were called "Sticky Wings," and certainly lived up to their name. They were sticky and delicious!

After dinner we burned off all of our huge food potions by walking to Image Anime, an anime stop near Penn Station. The store was tiny, but pretty great! I would recommend going if you're an otaku. If you can't get into New York City, don't worry! They have a website! They had some really cool vintage Sailor Moon finds, as well as some new merchandise. In addition they have plashes, DVDs, and more! You should definitely check them out.

We also stopped by Kinokuniya Books. Since they got rid of the one at the mall near me, I always find it as a real treat when I get the chance to go. I'm in the process of rebuilding my manga collection. My friend Tori let me borrow volume #1 of Black Bird a while back, and I enjoyed it! I ended up purchasing volume #'s 1 and 2 as well as Codename Sailor V volume #1. Andrew also bought a Superman comic.
We also stopped by Midtown Comics! We can't not go to New York City and pay them a visit. I bought Andrew a collected volume of Action Comics as well as one of the Battlestar Galactica comics. We both love the show, and I wanted to give him a prezzy. He also bought another Action Comics volume and Superman: Kingdom Come to prep for the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

What a fun Sunday we had!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Look Where I Went: CPAC '15 + Easter/Spring Break

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I really miss the appeal of personal blogging, but I love the whole concept of giving your blog a theme. I decided to open a Blogger account to do both. April's almost over and I did a lot of stuff throughout the month. I also did a bunch of stuff throughout the end of March, so I created a big recap post to include both months. I'd like to recap my March convention experience first.
I haven't been to an anime convention in a while, mostly due to the lack of extra money to attend. From the cost of your admission price, traveling, eating, cosplaying, and buying stuff I really needed to take a break for a while--a long while.
Since I haven't been to an anime convention since around 2008, going to one again was a nice change of pace and I can't wait for the next one! (You can view my convention and event schedule on the right side of my blog, so if you'll be at the same event please let me know! I love making new friends, especially if they're anime friends!) I went to Castle Point Anime Convention not knowing what to expect since it's been so long, but it was a great day and a ton of fun. I went with my boyfriend Andrew and his friend Matt. A few of my friends were also there, so I got to meet up with them too.
For those of you who haven't attended CPAC, you should attend if you're looking for a small anime convention to go to. It's located in Hoboken, New Jersey and is run by the Anime Club of the Stevens Institute of Technology. It's everything like a big con minus a few high profile guests, but their panels and Dealer's Room/Artist Alley (yes, it's one room) is pretty solid. For a college run anime convention (now that they've gotten bigger they've been sponsored by some of the big wigs), it's pretty great, and it makes you feel like you're at a big convention because the campus is so big. There's also a ton to do around Hoboken, so if you're feeling a bit tired from the convention or if you want to do something else for a little while, Hoboken has a bunch of options for you to choose from.
Due to my phone dying, I don't have many photos from my time at CPAC 2015, but a few is better than none!
Outfit details // sweater: H&M

It was warm enough that day to not wear a coat, and since you have to be outside for quite a bit when attending CPAC, I figured that this would be the perfect sweater to wear! I'm also quite the Pegasister, and got a ton of compliments on my sweater throughout the convention! One attendee even thought I hand made it myself. I had wanted to originally cosplay, but my plans to actually attend this convention were a bit last minute.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Egg, avocados, and swiss cheese breakfast sandwich.

Torihime Cosplay and wifey as Mangle and Toy Chica from Five Nights at Freddy's.
Black Canary cosplayer!

Ah, the best part of conventions. The stuff you bring back with you. My friend Tori ended up buying me a Kitty Cheshire doll from the Ever After High series and I ended up buying Sailor Moon and Darkstalkers art. Sailor Mars and Morrigan are two of my favorite characters. I also ended up purchasing one of the new Sailor Moon gashapon figures, which can be hard to find in the U.S., especially separate. I never had the original lip gloss Star Power Sticks when I was younger, so finding the new gashapon version at the convention was very exciting for me. 

Can't forget about dinner. Sushi from Sushi 'X' in Ridgewood!

In addition to CPAC happening, the week after was Easter (and my Spring Break from work).
                                          Andrew bought me chocolate and the first season of Sailor Moon!

I also bought the Sailor Venus S.H. Figuarts action figure