Last week, November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center here in Downtown, COMIKAZE held its first official con event. Not bad for its first time out.
The SDCC had to go through its growing pains and baby steps to reach the point it is at right now and COMIKAZE seems to be ahead of the game a the same starting point. I figure that this event will be an LA staple within the next 4 years. 40, 000 people attended the event over the 2-day span.
Impressive...most impressive. (couldn't resist that one) lol
Althought the 501st Legion did not 'officially' participate (i.e. A booth and the usual 50 plus troopers), there were a few representatives from the Southern California Garrison.
I represented the SCG with my Sandtrooper gear and was accompanied by another squad member. I've never posed for so many pictures in my life! Aak! =)
Anyway, after 5 hours of trooping, I got out of my armor and went back in into the event in plain clothes and was FINALLY able to tour the con without interruption. A lot of cool things to see, from toys, collectibles to the awesome cosplayers!
I will definitely go again next year. This time with 'Vader's Fist'!
I keep thinking that if I had the same drive I have right now back when I was in high school to excel in my studies, I probably would have had a good shot at being in the Honors Class.
But when you're a kid, you don't any better. Right? LOL
Anyway, on November 4, 2011 & after almost a year of taking the MOTION GRAPHICS / VISUAL EFFECTS course at the industry renowned VIDEO SYMPHONY in Burbank, CA , I'm happy to say that I have graduated! Woo Hoo!
Just to think, last year I really didn't know which direction I was headed professionally. I didn't have too many options. But, now? Options, Baby! Oh YES!