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Wonder Festival 2012 Winter Event Report

Wonder Festival 2012 Winter was held yesterday, February 12th at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo, Japan, and Heisei Democracy was there. I’m leaving for Seattle in a few minutes, so for now I’m posting a few highlights and will update this post with a more thorough report when I’ve regained my bearings. Some […]

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Wonder Festival 2012 Winter

Winter Wonder Festival 2012 Preview

Wonder Festival 2012 Winter approaches! The date is Sunday, February 12th, and the place is the Makuhari Messe convention center, as it was last summer. Catalogs for the event went on sale today, providing both the official entry ticket and a glimpse at what many of the exhibitors are planning to show at the event. […]

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Wonder Festival Summer 2011 Event Report

Up before 5 am this morning to prepare for the day’s festivities, I got everything assembled and was out the door by around 6:40 – plenty early, it turned out (note to self: get one of those battery > cell adapters before Comiket. Also a set of highlighter markers). I picked up some sunscreen to […]

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Wonder Festival Summer 2011 Preview

Tomorrow is the summer incarnation of the biannual Wonder Festival hobby convention. It will be the first since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last March, and initially there were fears that the disarray would prohibit the event planning committee at Kaiyodo from processing amateur sculptors’ requests to sell copyrighted material under the standard […]

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Futaket Bound

The seventh iteration of the girls-with-extra themed doujinshi sales event Futaket will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, and HD will be there as a circle participant. The information packet for artists came in the mail last night so now it’s official! I’m psyched to be in the trenches creating again as the necessary preparations […]

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Comiket 79

I went down to Tokyo on December 31st for the third day of Comic Market 79. It was my first Comiket in awhile, having been mired deep in the World of Warcraft for the past three ‘kets; I opted to take it easy and didn’t plan an ambitious schedule of morning stakeouts or freezing line-stands […]

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Sunday in Akihabara

Today’s visit to Akiba was marked by good Turkish food, nationalist marches, and the duty free salesmen caught between them. Read on for a bunch of pictures and a short video from the protest. Tweet

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