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Robot Chicken Meets DC Comics

What do Robot Chicken and DC Comics have in common?
An art show, a fan base, and doing some good.

With their powers combined, they have also hosted three (3!) spectacles over at iam8Bit gallery in Echo Park, California.

On March 28th, they hosted their one-night-only charity art show and to celebrate the April 6, 2014 premiere of their Robot Chicken Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise.

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Visit Fortune Cookie at Fanime 2013!

Last minute, I know but I will be at Fanime this year! The convention is from May 24-27th in San Jose, CA and is one of my favorite conventions! There’s been a lot of weird hiccups due to the construction on the property so I am hoping that it’s not too hectic…

I am doing Artist Alley and I will be at table 266 with my usual partner-in-crime Yume Darling!

Please stop by our table to visit! I’d love to chat! I’m also up for interviewing cosplayers and other anime fans for an upcoming Defective Geeks convention report. :)

We will have a color-blocked tablecloth…the top part being this very pretty sakura pink lace material.

From Anime Expo 2011 with my friend Yan and an army of Kyubey.

Sorry, pony cloth. We had a good run but it’s time for something new! (Somehow it still ended up pink…)

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ART SHOW: Xanadu Rocketship


Xanadu Rocketship (Jess Keys) had her first, solo art show at Low Light in San Diego which showcased a collection of her bright and illustrative paintings. I dig her style, combining sexy, kawaii and pinup inspired by animation art. Despite the pastel color palette, her female characters has a certain femme fetale sensibility to it–  they’re playful while also empowering. Minus all the Fine Arts mumbo jumbo, all I have to say is that Xanadu’s art is pretty f’in awesome and I am so happy for her!

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Sweet Streets LA 2011: Chubby Bunny x SPANK! Fashion Collaboration

Sweet Streets LA is one of my favorite annual art show – it’s always fun and always colorful. As usual, Hi Hi Caro and Bubble Punch put the entire event together and this year it was held in downtown Culver City at the WWA Gallery. This gallery proved too small for the event and there was a long line of attendees that waited to get in throughout the night. People stayed even when it rained!

Michelle Nguyen of Chubby Bunny and Tavuchi from SPANK! also debuted their fashion collaboration with a fashion show and a pop up store that sold all sorts of super-cute accessories and clothing. SPANK! is a popular clothing line in Harajuku, Japan which embraces the ‘kawaii’ nature of Harajuku fashion.

The fashion show was a lot of fun with upbeat music and energetic models wearing Chubby Bunny and SPANK! accessories and clothing. I ended up buying two new bows to add to my “Chubby Bunny Collection.” You can buy these items from Chubby Bunny at her website!

This year, Sailor Mizz attended the event with me and we captured the event on video, including all of the fashion how! Hope you enjoy what I put together below.

Lots of photos below!

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Tim Burton Exhibit at the LACMA

I finally managed to make my way to the Tim Burton Exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). I don’t consider myself a giant Tim Burton fan although I do enjoy a lot (but not all) of his movies, including Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands.

LACMA is definitely one of my favorite museums in Los Angeles. It has a wonderful variety from all its permanent collection as well as interesting revolving shows. The drive is a little bit of a pain for me but it’s worth it for the occasional visits. Plus, there are usually food trucks across the street and lots of really good restaurants at a walking distant. Anyways, I knew this particular exhibit had proven to be quite popular and since our annual membership included a free ticket to the gallery, my  boyfriend and I decided to take advantage of it. We didn’t anticipate the long line to get into the exhibit inside the Resnick Pavillion but thankfully, the line moved along pretty quickly. We must have waited a maximum 20 minutes to get in.

It was worth the wait!

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Let’s Eat! : OC Fair 2011

Half of the Southern Californian nerds flocked to Comic Con two weeks ago and the majority of the ones who stayed in their metaphorical basements were stocking every media outlet for Comic Con happenings in real time. NOT ME! I wasn’t going to stay at home and be passively jealous of Gizzy and the Space Pirate Queen being important. NOT THAT I CARE OR ANYTHING. *sniff*

The weather was freaking fabulous and I wasn’t going to waste the perfect mid 70s/low 80s day. The rest of the nation is in a massive heat wave. They would KILL to be able to be outside. So I went out to the annual Orange County Fair at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds.

The fair has a rich history going back more than a century, providing a temporary venue where the whole community could come together in ways that are both inspiring and humbling.  The talent showcased in the exhibitions blew me away and getting the rare chance to look into agriculture was amazing. It’s important to have exposure to farming and food especially when Americans are dependent on the 3% of the population that do devote their lives to feeding the rest of us. If we spend our entire lives eating food, we might as well invest time to learn about it and the proper process.

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