All Points Bulletin: Life Fiber Bento

April 20, 2014

If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on an APB drop us a line via email or Twitter.

hisui_icon_4040 Alain’s picks:

 narutaki_icon_4040 Kate’s picks:

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Over/Night Shipping

April 19, 2014

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

  • Super Duper Sonico
    Of course it is only a matter of time before Sonico and Saber team up like the Tango and Cash of cash cow mascots.  I don’t give a fig about Sonico but I always enjoy seeing Saber in different outfits. Really this is just a prelude to an official Saber and Aigis crossover.
  • The Further Adventures of Arika Ishizue
    We might actually see a third DDD sometimes sin the foreseeable future.
  • Nothing Will Stop Fate/School Life
    It is already up to book seven. I would have never expected the series to last this long but there it is.
  • I Believe in Archer
    Figma Archer is one step closer to being real. He is even showing up on Japanese blogs.
  • The Wedding has Been Delayed
    The Saber Bride Nendoroid is delayed. This is hardly unexpected.
  • The Dark Side of the Force
    Now Kuro has a voice actress in Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei!
  • Defending the Grail
    A more detailed look at the Tower Defense game included in the Fate/Hollow Ataraxia for the Vita.
  • The Sickness of Corruption
    An injured Saber is the new Clayz’s figure. I wonder if this is her after fighting Gilgamesh or her after the Battle of Camlann.
  • Eternal Flame
    A new Fate/Extra Saber figure from Good Smile Company. Another piece of proof that it is a time of Pax Romana in the Fate fandom.
  • Among the Lanterns
    I usually don’t look at the fan art galleries on Crunchyroll but I random spotted this very nice bit of Fate/Extra Caster fan art buried near the bottom.
  • Have a Drink with Gil
    Time to preorder Nendoroid Gilgamesh.

MoCCA Arts Festival 2014

April 17, 2014

narutaki_icon_4040 Do you enjoy the artist alley at anime and/or comic conventions? If yes, you should be heading to the MoCCA Arts Festival each year to feast your eyes and empty your wallet.

This two-day convention is run by The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art which was folded into the Society of Illustrators. It is one large, bustling, but not overwhelming, room in midtown which one can easily visit for the low, low price of $5.

The convention is small enough to spend as little as a half-day walking around without missing much. There are a few panels but the main draw is slowing making your way from table to table inspecting various artists styles and offerings. And suspended above our heads was the Charlie Brown balloon from the Macy’s Parade watching over the proceedings.

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PAX East 2014: General Impressions

April 16, 2014

narutaki_icon_4040 I think there was a danger of over-expectation on my part based on friends who absolutely loved PAX East in previous years; after all, they were instrumental in finally getting me on board with checking it out. But it was quickly apparent that I had actually underestimated the convention, leaving me surprised and overwhelmed, all in good ways, once I entered the event.

All the rumors are true, PAX East is a frickin’ blast.

hisui_icon_4040 Say what you will about Penny Arcade in general but the PAX conventions are fairly well-regarded as being some of the best run conventions you will ever go to. Some of our friends have been trying to convince us to go for a while now with PAX East being in Boston. We are not huge gamers but both of us at least casually play enough games, and absorb enough geeky news in general, that we had an interest in going. (Also for some reason I casually consume a lot of information about game design.) Much like SDCC you have to decide fairly early on that you want to go to PAX East. You can’t just decide a week before the convention that you should go and then get a 3-day pass and a hotel. This is a convention that sold out of weekend passes a few hours after they went one sale. The only way to get a ticket past that point was to pay marked up ticket scalper prices. So we barely got our tickets but we got them. So the question is was it worth the effort for a convention about a secondary fandom of ours.

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