Category Archives: Events

The Chill of the North – A look at This Year’s Anime North

Union Pearson Express station in Weston Even last month, about 3000 unsold weekend passes for Anime North.  The chill of PC Leadership Convention right next door to Anime North is definitely being felt. Whither it’s competition for hotel, restaurant space; … Continue reading

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On the road again … Toronto ComiCon

  Last minute work schedule uncertainty and unable to find accomendations at the last minute, meant another one day excursion again to Toronto ComiCon.  Might you going all out 24 hours is exillerating but after over 2 decades of covering … Continue reading

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Return to Michener Institute … Anime Shogatsu

It’s been almost 20 years since I was last at Michener Institute for an anime con.  The one SO long ago was my first anime con, Anime North 2.  Lots has changed.  I hardy recognized the area let alone the … Continue reading

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Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show photos are UP!

You figure for a show that was just a dealer’s room with no guests and only 6 hours long that it would be boring. Right? Wrong. I ended taking over 420 pictures plus some test footage with my second Sony … Continue reading

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Toronto Fan Days – A Return to a Seasonal Favourite

Early morning bus ride with time to kill but any time in Toronto is a breath of fresh air in spite of whatever the pollution index is.  Light snow fall only a hint here in T.O.  Time for cheer and … Continue reading

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Giant Fate Grand Order anime figure maybe the largest yet.

Zakuzaku911 reports giant anime figure of Wickerman from Fate / Grand Order now stands in Tokushima Awaodori Airport in Matsushige, Tokushima, Japan.   The Wicker Man is part of a huge display at the airport including banners promoting various projects including The … Continue reading

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Back in the Game with PS TV

Fan Expo Canada was a blast in spite of having to work until 7am Saturday then catching a bus to Toronto.  It ended being a 30 hour day counting being up Friday to go to work.  This year though, I … Continue reading

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Return to Anime North

It’s been 5 years since 2011 when I last attended Anime North.  They just announced a cap on attendance and for other reasons, I could not afford to attend.  So what has changed since then?  Too much. Anime North has … Continue reading

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Kitchener Comic Con – What a Year Difference Makes

. What a difference one year can make.. or one year and one month. Last year’s Kitchener Comic Con had a skating rink.  This year, it’s open pavement though there is slight dusting of snow on the ground today. Last … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for 2016

With Fan Expo over, I’m looking towards smaller cons and next year’s con season. With a new Android tablet which I can view directly my photos via microSD, things can’t get any better right? How about cheaper? Everything pictured an … Continue reading

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