Though I only managed to get the first new site update done today, most likely any further updates will be on hold for about a week since I'll be attending Anime Detour as a panelist and staff member. I'm helping with the workshop portion of programming as well as helping to run a couple of games and the very popular Shiny New Anime panel on Sunday. If you'd like to say hi, here are a few places where you might find me:
Saturday April 24:
9:00 AM - Cat Ears and Crazy Hair - A crafting panel where you can construct a headband with cat ears or Sailor Moon style meatball pigtails. This panel promises to be completely packed, though, so show up at your own risk.
10:30 AM - Anime Trivia Game Show - For good or ill, I provided a lot of the questions for this one. Hopefully people will have a good time. If you're interested in participating, the qualifying round (a pen-and-paper pre-test) takes place at 7pm Friday, I believe.
12:00 PM - Don't Judge an Anime by Its Cover - A fun game where we show the opening theme of an anime and, based only on what they have seen, the contestant tries to describe the plot of the anime. It's not a game about being right or wrong, but being creative and having a good time. There are also some cheesy prizes to be won.
1:30 PM - Sock Puppets - Come and make your own anime-themed sock puppet in this workshop. Materials are provided; we'll take as many people as we have socks for them to use.
6:00 PM - The Great Debate - Run by a friend of mine, this is the best alternative to the Cosplay contest that there is. Essentially an improv game, it's a chance for people to let loose and have a fun time in a more casual setting (where you can actually see the stage!)
Sunday April 25:
10:00 AM - Cel Painting Workshop - Learn how to paint anime cels the ghetto way using sharpies and acrylic paints on overhead transparences. Don't worry about not being able to draw, we'll have pictures to trace.
1:00 PM - Shiny New Anime - Revolutionary Jo and I talk about the great anime released in the year since Anime Detour 2009. We'll provide a handout to take home and show some clips from our favorite shows.
As usual, the whole thing should be a whole lot of fun, and I may just post the Shiny New Anime handout here later on so that out-of-town readers can get a taste of what we talked about. Unfortunately I won't be posting the clips to Youtube anymore because they really didn't like it much the last time I did that.