My favorite people at Bubble Punch are going to be hosting a cosplay contest at the opening night of Yoshitaka Amano's show, 'Deva Loka', at LeBasse Projects. I'm pretty sure most of you anime and Final Fantasy geeks would know who he is. If you don't know who he is... google is your friend.
My friend, Valerie, and my boyfriend indulged me in a little pre-birthday weekend fun and accompanied me at the opening night of the 'Zombies In Love' show at Gallery Nucleus. I have been excited about this show since last year and was thrilled that it was happening on the weekend right before my birthday-- great way to celebrate for me since I love the group art shows at Nucleus and I FREAKIN' LOVE ZOMBIES!
Well, okay... they do scare me (the idea of it, anyways) but I can't help be morbidly fascinated at the same time. I would sit through any type of zombie flick, no matter how ridiculous they may be. I honestly can say I enjoyed watching Zombie Strippers. Just sayin'. It was awesome.
As usual, Gallery Nucleus went above and beyond with the opening party. It was kicked off with a zombie walk, which we missed-- but who knew I would one day attend an art gallery full of people in zombie make-up? Eat My Taco provided some delicious eats for people and zombies a like.
Dr. Sketchy provided a life (dead?) drawing event where we got a chance to draw a zombie model! This was definitely my favorite part of the night and I came prepared with my sketchbook. I loved the whole setting that Nucleus and Dr. Sketchy provided for the artists, and I must say... it was the first time I did life drawing with drunk people giggling loudly right behind me. Though I found it didn't really deter or bother me too much.
We took a break from drawing and watched a dance crew, Teen Grov, perform a zombie inspired hip hop number. Let me tell you- nothing like watching zombies break dance. After all that, I still haven't gone to the BEST part! Behind the gallery, they had a zombie shooting range set up at the parking lot.
You heard me correctly. Zombie shooting range. Here's a video of my boyfriend demonstrating how to take some shots at some poor, meandering zombies.
For the rest of my photos, please visit my flickr set!
I went to the Meet the Artist reception for the Three Apples art exhibit at Royal-T Cafe and it was way cool!
I decided to get there a little early in the afternoon since events were scheduled throughout the whole day. I wanted to avoid having to line up to get in later that night. Fortunately, one of the artist, Angry Woebot, was already well on his way in his live painting session. I even watched Peekabo Monster put the last touches on his painting. It was amazing to watch Camilla d'Errico start a piece and finish it live. She is so precise with her brush strokes... I was incredibly impressed by her process! She didn't even make one mistake- and if she did, she hid it really well. I was pretty inspired by the end of the night by all the creativity. Close to the end of the night, they brought out a final canvas where all the artists made a mark. Mostly doodles, but still cool to have a single canvas with so many different artists (such as Gary Basseman!) creating graffiti on it.
The line to the Sanrio store inside the cafe was tremendous. There was also a long line for screen printing your own Hello Kitty shirts with designs from the artists. I didn't have the patience to get in line for it so I passed up on getting a Lady Gaga Hello Kitty shirt, unfortunately! Ha!
The exhibit was constantly full of people and more streamed in as the night went on. My friends, the girls of Bubble Punch kept me company on and off in between their work duties. They will be hosting the Hello Kitty Goth Party this Friday the 13th! It's going to be amazing and fun.
The enthusiasm for Hello Kitty has been tremendous.
It's fun to look at the vintage merchandise on display and hear girls exclaiming: "I used to have that!"
It made me realize how Sanrio really has been a part of people's childhood then and even now. She is a simple icon that each generation seem to relate to, no matter how much she has aged. Good job, Hello Kitty! Here's to another 35 years!
It's this weekend already! The mecca of comic book geeks alike! Comic-Con in San Diego!
Once again, Nancy and I will BOTH be attending the convention, armed with our own agenda and schedule of panels we would like to see. I really hope I can get into at least a couple of awesome panels this year. Of course, I hope to meet cool and talented people too.
Full report will come after the weekend, but for now, I leave you with these awesome photos taken by Andrew Yoon, and posted on the Zippercut website. Thanks, guys!
Not only was Crusaders & Haters full of superhero fun-- but myself and fellow blogger, Nancy (aka Mjade) has been reunited after two years! Whew! It's been awhile! But she is currently visiting from England up until Comic-Con in San Diego next weekend.
These type of nerdy parties are more of my scene than hers, so we all appreciate her making the effort to attend! GO NANCY!
Missy, Nancy, and me!
This is by far one of the more crowded Royal-T event that I've attended. The art show was curated by Danie Franzese, and the costume opening party was organized by the lovely Mandy of ZIPPERCUT. Good music, good crowd, and a great photographer (Drew Yoon) was present to take pictures at the photo booth.
Of course, the usual crowd of ladies-- and some gentlemen!-- who loves to dress up attended sporting some great costumes!
Who said nerds couldn't have a classy and fun party?
A super hero themed art show! Opening night is this Friday night, at Royal-T in Culver City, CA!
I'm trying to put together a last minute superhero inspired outfit. I might need to make a cape... I know loads of other people will be putting together really elaborate and wonderful costumes, so don't miss out!
I attended the opening party for CUTE AND DANGEROUS, an art show at Seven Degrees at Laguna Beach. Thanks to Mandy of Zippercut who invited me to the event! The turn out was good and the event was pretty fun. I was expecting a little more, but I wasn't really disappointed since so many of the people I invited to go ended up going!
Plus... there was free food that lasted throughout the whole night! Which surprised me because free food is always the first to go at these events... but there was plenty to be served all night long.
The art were all so much fun too! There were also a group of girls who were in lolita or cute outfits that went well with the theme of the night. It gave the party the "spunk" that it needed.
I didn't win any of the raffle prizes though... sniff.
This past Saturday night, April 25, Gallery Nucleus hosted an opening party for the Street Fighter tribute art show, JAB STRONG FIERCE! It was a really cool event, albeit a very crowded one.
My boyfriend, my friend, and I went in costume-- obviously, I cosplayed Sakura. My friend Valerie cosplayed Chun Li and my boyfriend went as Fei Long... I mainly did it because I wanted to get a 15% discount on a couple of archival prints I've been meaning to purchase from the gallery. Mwahaha. I am now a proud owner of Becky Cloonan's "Lee" and Scott Campbell's "Tree Spirit with Bike"!
I also meant to take more photos of cosplayers and such at the event; but since I was in costume myself, it was hard for me to balance the cosplayer/photographer game. Which is pretty lame... but at some point, I'll have to figure out how to downplay the cosplay (on the rare occasions I dress up in public these days) while getting good shots!
My boyfriend even won second place in the cosplay competition they hosted that night! He won a shirt, an art print, and a copy of the Street Figther tribute book published by Udon Entertainment.
The art at the show was really cool though and a lot of them I loved. Unfortunately, I don't really do well in incredibly crowded, small spaces so I didn't get to enjoy the pieces as I would have liked to. Still, I manage to snap a shot with Cloonan's painting, so that made me happy!
I'm pretty sure I missed out on a lot of cooler things at the opening though. It was hard for me to navigate because of the tight crowd... either way, I'm glad I went. The show will be up till May 11, so go check it out!
We are self-proclaimed girl-GEEKS who needed a place to write about it! We don't really do anything special with our lives, but we do enjoy the occasional comic book or fantasy film. Also, the occasional pie. With ice cream. Yeah. Ice cream.