It’s that time again! As the year 2011 draws to a close, I’m happy to give you one more Spotlight Photo to send you off! I can honestly say that this photo, while not my best skills as a photographer, is spotlight photo for reasons I don’t have to explain. I caught her doing this pose for a friend of mine, and had to catch it for myself. Very nicely done Zatanna! Keep up the good work and giving all of us something to drool over. Taken at EXPcon 2011, in St. Augustine, Florida!
aniRAGE is proud to announce that they will be at Khaotic Kon!
Khaotic Kon is a brand new, first-year convention taking place in Tampa Florida. It will be at the Double Tree Hotel, and is taking place April 13 through 15. Definitely head over to their website for more information!
Current Guest Lineup:
- aniRAGE (*fanfare*)
- Chris Sabat
- Todd Haberkorn
- Team Four Star
- Stephan Daniels
- Crazy Random Happenstance
- Ashley Clark
- Heroes Alliance
- Aya Knight
- 91.8 The Fan
- CosmoP Justy
- Florida Blood Services
With so many great guests, you’ll definitely want to be at Khaotic Kon!
Greetings loyal aniRAGErs! Miroku here, and I have to say that today was plenty of awesome! I and my fiancee, Jenny, were invited to come and spend the day with Pika-Belle Chu at local, Jacksonville based, Ancient City Con (A.C.C. for short) and we accepted her generous offer and joined her in the fun. Dressed in Naruto Cosplay, we joined in her panel and were later joined by Zeke whom brought his trusty camera and Lupin the Third cosplay along for the fun and the off chance fo catching some great gamers/cosplayers in action. A.C.C. is running it’s fifth year and is a hometown fav for roleplayers, cosplayers, and all other convention based enthusists. There were some interesting panels, a nice registration area, a fun gaming room, and a decent dealers area… And, did I mention that all of the above (with exception to panels) all existed in one room? It was quirky, but interesting at the same time. Jenny and I didn’t stay all day, but we really enjoyed our time and hope that they have alot more fun, tomorrow, as the con will be continuing on through Sunday. So, if you’re a local and just want to check out something fun, then drop on by A.C.C. and make sure to continue to drop by and see us, here, at aniRAGE.com! This Miroku saying,” Catch you all at the next one!”
Check out all the great pictures we took from Metrocon 2011 over at our Con Pics gallery! You can get to it up in the top-right navigation, or just click this hand LINK!
It’s that time of the week again! Here is your spotlight photo of the week. This week we have a L from Deathnote! This one was caught at Expcon 2010 during the cosplay photoshoot. Very rarely do you see someone pull off L so perfectly!
I promise Metrocon 2011 pictures will be up soon! Sorry for the delay!
Man, what a weekend! I had to take a few days to collect my thoughts after such an action filled weekend. What happened? Buckle up and find out!
Thursday rolled through with a nice half-day of work for me. On our way down to Tampa, we made a pit stop in Ormond Beach to collect an old friend whom we hadn’t seen in almost two years: Eevee! She had moved to Oklahoma and it was nice to be able to spend a con weekend with her. She brought along her brother Parks, who was quiet at first. But anyone who has ever hung out with aniRAGE knows: that didn’t last for long! The road to Tampa was calm, and we soon got to our hotel room and settled in. We did our typical pre-con ritual: order pizza. Steak + pepperoni = massive win, in case you were unaware. Highly recommended.
Friday opened up with some practice for Animebelle’s Japanese Fairy Tale Theater. For the third year, we brought the con-goers some great fairy tale reenactments, and it was an amazing show…but I’ll get to that later. Soon it was off for Opening Ceremonies, and Animebelle had quite the plan for that. Both myself and Miroku got to emerge from The Gate and join Animebelle on stage to help pimp out Fairy Tale Theater…it was definitely an awesome experience…one I hope to do again!
Following that, I made a surprise appearance as Ninja Tech Support ™ at the Sasori vs Kankuro panel, put on by our friend Chris our very own Miroku. They needed a computer, and i delivered! I got quite the pop when I entered the room and announced Ninja Tech Support was there to save the day (if I do say so myself). Their panel was quite hilarious, and Sasori ended up trumping Kankuro at the end.
After joining Kayla at a Crispen Freeman meet-and-greet, we got a bite to eat before getting ready for the Metrocon Fantasy Masquerade. There was a lot of preparation to go into that event, and it was all hush hush because someone was in for a surprise. After getting dressed as Lupin the Third, and Kayla joining me as Fujiko, we were able to witness our very own Jeshua Cook (aka Miroku) get down on one knee and propose to his (now) fiancee in front of the whole crowd. Needless to say, the crowd went wild, and it was definitely a special night. You’re welcome, buddy!
The night ended with some delicious cheeseburgers, and a not-so-delicious redneck whistling at the helpless food workers that his “food was getting cold” as they were preparing his order. Thankfully, we didn’t have to put up with that for very much longer.
We got up early once again to do more Fairy Tale Theater preparation. Afterwards, yours truly crashed for the next few hours. But I still managed to make it out to catch the AMV contest and the costume contest. Congrats to our good friend Shella Maxhimer for winning “Best Instrumental” in the AMV contest, and Lottie Warren for “Best Convention Photo” in Metrocon’s “Picture This!” contest!
Then it came the big moment, it was the third year of Fairy Tale Theater. I always love performing in this event, and not just because I get to take on some awesome roles in timeless Japanese Fairy Tales. I also have, for pretty much 3 years now, been in charge of the Manzai Comedy bits. Manzai Comedy is your standard straight-man/silly-man comedy duo, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun! This years, we did 4 manzai bits, one of which was a recurring joke throughout the whole show. It was a lot of fun, and if you missed it, you missed a ton of fun! Despite some technical difficulties, we managed to do a hell of a show, and if you wanna catch it again, stay tuned for our next big con! It was definitely a fun way to end the day.
Sunday began as all sundaes do at Metrocon…sleeping while everyone else is busy packing! Go go gadget: leaving monday morning! Definitely makes things less stressful! We got up in time to make it to the Sunday showing of the Metrocon Original Anime Human Chess Match! After last year, we were a bit worried, but this year was awesome, and it definitely got me pumped up. After the Chess Match, we got to kill some time before closing ceremonies, and we definitely got excited to hear that next year will be the 10 year anniversary blow-out, and that Metrocon is going to be working with the Japanese Embassy to get some high-class guests! And not only that, but the theme for next year is Agents vs Outlaws. Outlaws you say? Lupin the Third, my newest favoritest cosplay is an outlaw, hmmm? Perhaps he’ll be in the show…and perhaps I might just throw my name in the hat to play him. Mwua ha ha.
It was definitely a fun year…and we are busy at work here at the aniRAGE Home Base to get our awesome Pictures and sweet videos out for you guys to enjoy, and to relive an awesome weekend. So stay tuned!
We have returned! With well over 1000 pics to sift through, I hope to try to make it through them by the end of the week! It was an awesome weekend, and all of the cosplayers were so amazing! I am so happy with the photos I got of all of all of you attendees and I can’t wait to show them to you guys!
Well off I go to work on the photos! See you at the next convention!!
We are officially a month away from Metrocon 2011! Our photographer Kayla and Zeke have both gotten Press Badges, so be on the look out all weekend long for them snapping pictures and shooting video! Got a panel you really want photos to be taken of? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the time and room, we’ll try to get there if we can!
There’s lots to look forward to that weekend, from the various guests to the amazing shows they put on. Our good friend Animebelle will be there, and we are proud to announce that we will once more be assisting in her amazing Fairy Tale Theater production. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see it before, make sure to come out and see it! We’ll have more info about the date and time later, so stay tuned!
And of course, stay tuned to aniRAGE.com for more info about this and other appearances!
Hey everbody! We have a special surprise for you tonight. Somehow, way back after EXP Con 2010, I forgot to upload Ask aniRAGE! So here’s a special treat! Enjoy! And while you are at it, check out the entire EXP Con 2010 performance at: THIS PAGE!.
Freecon is in the books! That’s right, after many hours of travel, and a fun day of running around like fools, aniRAGE rocked the house with our Whose Line is it aniRAGE? show! We debuted not just one, not two, but THREE new games at the show: Banned Letter, 1 3 5 Any, and Interrogation! We hope to have a video compilation of the performance up soon, and stay tuned for some great pictures not only from Megacon but Freecon as well!
Next up in the schedule is Anime Day Jacksonville! The Jax crew of aniRAGE is going to be making an appearance, hanging out with the con goers, passing out flyers and business cards, and snapping pictures! Of course, where there is aniRAGE there are cameras and camcorders, so you never know what is going to happen! Keep your eyes peeled for the guys in the aniRAGE shirts, you never know when you might find yourself on the net!
Of course, coming up in a few short months is Metrocon 2011. Zeke and Kayla have press badges, so they will be there to document the whole weekend with pictures and videos aplenty! Make sure to make it down to Tampa for what will surely be a great weekend. Our good friend Ashley Clark will be there with Fairytale Theater, and some awesome people we met at ShadoCon (Kara Edwards and Kyle Herbert) will be guests! And returning this year are Scott McNeil, Brad Swaile, KellyJane and TealPirate, Yaya Han, and more! Another two big guests coming are Crispin Freeman (I can still hear Kayla squealing in the background now) and Max Brooks (writer of World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide, son of legendary Mel Brooks). It’s a great lineup, so make sure to look for aniRAGE!
We have some great stuff in the works for all of you, and we can’t wait to announce some excellent new projects! So stay tuned here at anirage.com, and make sure to check us out on the web elsewhere at twitter(@aniragecomedy) and facebook(facebook.com/anirage)!