|2012 is off to a great start!|
EDIT: I finally updated all of my convention appearances up to September 2012. Check out where I'll be traveling to this year!
I have survived the great convention tour of January 2012! 4 event guest appearances in 4 States (and 2 countries) in a row - a whirlwind month that meant being on the road more than being home. I am happy to have survived the traveling without falling ill, weather issues or otherwise travel related problems *knocks on wood*. The conventions themselves were a lot of fun, I met a ton of new people and got to reconnect with far away friends as well, and the thing I took away from the tour was INSPIRATION. There is so much talent and passion out there in the world, and to be surrounded by creative, positive and fascinating people really gives me renewed inspiration to pursue all of my dreams and goals.
I am filled with creative energy and can't wait to throw down!
There is a lot coming up for me and I am determined to savor each experience and opportunity. Next up for me is Naka-Kon in Kansas City, where I have never been before! I am excited to meet the local cosplayers and attendees and share my experience and knowledge. I will be doing 2 panels during the weekend and judge the costume contest on Saturday. You will also be able to see my full line of cosplay products, prints and other merchandise at my Guest table outside of the vendor hall.
At the moment I am hard at work on store products and a new costume for my guest appearance at Katsucon, one of my favorite conventions in the world. Seemingly all of my friends are coming, and I can't wait to hug them and catch up. The convention is extremely well-run, held at a beautiful resort, and the cosplayers will rule the show. I have the honor of judging the competitive craftsmanship-driven Masquerade on Saturday, and immediately afterward host the highly anticipated World Cosplay Summit USA Preliminaries. The winning team will travel to Japan this summer to compete in the WCS on television, and represent USA! I also will be doing my popular "Sociology of Cosplay" panel at 9pm on Friday. On Sunday I have a big video project planned, which I may or may not announce beforehand. And as usual, my company YayaHan LLC will have an exhibitor booth inside the hall where you can shop my full line of cosplay products, merchandise and more.
I'm off to work now, but check out my updated costume gallery! Lots of new photos today! I added a new Marvel costume gallery - of Domino from X-Force! Love this character. Check out the great photos Marvel photographer Judy Stephens took!
I also did a fantastic Gotham Siren's photoshoot with LJinto in New York City, where I posed as Catwoman with the sexy and talented Mostflogged as Poison Ivy, and climbed all over various gates and railings lol. Definitely take a look at this moody night photographs.