As the summer starts to wind down, the beginning of August brings not only hot & humid weather, but also the largest anime convention on the East Coast. As almost 30,000 congoers tried to cool down with some ice cold water (for only $1), Otakon 2016 started up without a hitch this past weekend!
Hard to believe it, but it’s been over a year since I’ve made a proper desk diary here on my blog. It can definitely be hard to find time to clean, and dusting all the figures off takes literally forever these days. But I had some time the other day to clean things around the house, and since I’m overdue to make a room post, I figured it was time to make a desk diary!
This past weekend was the start of a brand new anime convention for the tri-state area, Anime Fan Fest! Run by Otaku USA magazine, Anime Fan Fest takes place at the Garden State Expo center, the same place that AnimeNEXT has been held for the past few years. With AnimeNEXT moving to Atlantic City this year, perhaps AFF might serve as the replacement anime convention for norther NJ. Despite being in its first year, I was surprised to see a decent amount of dealers and artists.
This past weekend I finally got a chance to make it over to the Castle Point Anime Con, a student-run convention taking place in Hoboken NJ. This is my first time checking out CPAC as I’ve never been able to make it in past years since it’s only a one-day event (Sunday). Luckily I had some time this weekend to check it out, and got the chance to take few pictures!
Once and a while, whenever I build a diorama for my figure photos, I like to post some behind-the-scenes photos as people seem to enjoy looking at them. Usually I’ll just post a pic or two, but for more involved builds I try to document my process a bit more so I can share it around. Photographing in-progress work not only helps me, as it gives me a reference incase I forget how I did something, but it also hopefully helps others and maybe provides a bit of inspiration for you all to try it yourself!
Today we’re going to look at a diorama project that I’ve been slaving away at for the past few weeks.