Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

No Wizard World Coverage

August 9, 2007

So, I just got back from the first day of Wizard World Chicago and I will not be returning. The main reason I went to the con was because Konami was one of the exhibitors and I was looking forward to trying out DDR SuperNova 2 CS and DDR Hottest Party. So, when I got to the con the first thing I did was, of course, look for Konami’s booth because that would be where I was going to spend the majority of my 4 days, but to my surprise when I got to the section where Konami’s booth was going to be it was occupied by 2K Games. So I went to the information booth and found out that Konami had pulled out and Wizard had not bothered to update their program guide or website with this important news so I asked for a refund and after a bit of arguing I got it because it was not my fault that I was not informed about Konami dropping out until I got onto the showfloor. One good thing did come out of my venture to Wizard World, which is that I got to play The Eye of Judement for PS3, which is a card game that uses the new camera for the PS3 called The Eye. I actually thought it was pretty fun once I kind of got the hang of what I was doing and I am considering buying it depending on the pricing.

I didn’t take very many pictures because of my anger about Konami not being there, but I did get these three…

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Well since my plans for the weekend are ruined now… I’m off to think of something to do

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Bon Odori 2007

August 4, 2007

As promised, here are the Bon Odori videos, once again I apologize for the crappy quality, but it was recorded on my cell phone.

Natsu Matsuri

August 4, 2007

So today I went to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights, IL for their annual Natsu-Matsuri which is a traditional Japanese summer festival. When I got there it had already started and there was a taiko group on stage and to my surprise my sensei from when I played taiko was up there, so I thought that was pretty cool. The performance was really good and it was probably the highlight of the festival for me (besides the food). Sorry I didn’t get any pictures or video of the taiko performance since all I had was my crappy cell phone and I was too far back to get even a decent shot, so hopefully I’ll be getting a real camera soon. Anyway, on to the best part of the festival… the food. I took some pictures of my lunch/dinner which I ate in a span of about an hour.

Beef Bowl

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Green Tea

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Yakitori and Takoyaki

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Melon Ramune

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After I was done eating it was time for the Bon Odori, which I of course did not participate in because I can’t dance at all, but I did take some pictures and some videos that will be up a little later because they are still processing on Youtube. Ince again, sorry for the crappy quality, but I did the best I could with my cell phone.

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Edit- I forgot to post the picture of this Sapporo Beer fan that I got

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ACEN 07 Pictures

July 25, 2007

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Chicago Auto Show Pictures

February 19, 2007

As promised here are the rest of my pictures from the Chicago Auto Show.

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Hit the jump to actually see some cars.

Basically all of the pictures I took were of concept cars so… enjoy.

Toyota FT-HS

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Honda Accord Concept Coupe

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Mazda Ryuga

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Lexus LF-A

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Lexus IS-F

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