Winterfest was a huge success! Here's a video put together by our two amazing videographers, Jesse Godlow(jessegodlow.com) and Alexa Lachuta(alexalachuta.com) to commemorate this year's Winterfest!
Announcing 2 additions to our 2015 guest line-up!Please welcome back Greg Ayres and for the first time, VickyBunnyAngel Cosplay!
Returning for his 7th year to Ai-Kon, Greg Ayres continues to wow his audiences with amazing industry stories, fan favourite panels and leaves everyone breathless at the Saturday night rave!
A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the opportunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.
Vickybunnyangel is a Master level cosplayer hailing from the Great White North. Over the course of her 10+ year journey in the realm of cosplay she’s won numerous awards for her costumes, and her portfolio continues to be featured countless times in the media. She enjoys sharing her work progress on social media and also frequently teaches cosplay panels at local conventions. When it comes to cospla
The 404s will be returning for Ai-Kon 2015!We are very excited to announce that the 404's are returning to Ai-Kon for another year!
The 404s are a touring group of improv performers based in the Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. With their unique “geekprov” brand of improv comedy, they have been entertaining audiences all around Canada and the United States. Incorporating their wit, charm, pop culture knowledge, and a great deal of audience participation, The 404s make sure every show is memorable, interactive, and hilarious.
AMV Contest Reminder!A reminder to all AMV entrants about our earlier deadline this year - make sure to have all your videos submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15th, 11:59pm!
Rules and criteria can be found here: http://www.ai-kon.org/forum/index.php?topic=16901.msg238959
Weekend Passes are now on sale!Tickets for Ai-Kon are now on sale through Ticketmaster! Ticket Prices will remain the same as last year! 2015 passes purchased now until May 18th, 2015 are $43.00(plus taxes and Ticketmaster fees), May 19th, 2015 and later are $50.00(plus taxes and Ticketmaster fees). New for this year, day passes will be available before the convention, starting May 19th!
Tickets can be purchased from any Ticketmaster outlet or online! To purchase a weekend pass, just click the following link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/AiKon-tickets/artist/1021582?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module
Volunteer Registration is now open!Interested in helping out at Ai-Kon? Well, we're always looking for eager, responsible people to give us a hand with tasks during the convention. Volunteers are essential to making sure the whole weekend runs as smoothly as possible. From showing rooms to registration, bag check & more, without volunteers, none of it would be possible!
If you're over 16 and interested in volunteering, head over to www.ai-kon.org/volunteer/ for more information and to sign up!
Panel Submissions for Ai-Kon 2015 are now open!Panel submissions for Ai-Kon 2015 are now open!
We will be accepting panellist submissions until May 24 2015, late submissions will not be accepted. We will be sending out approvals starting May 31 2015.
Panellists will receive one day pass for the day of their panel. Any additional passes needed are up to the discretion of the Ai-Kon committee. Panellists hosting two or more panels will receive one free weekend pass to Ai-Kon.
For more information and to apply to run a panel at this year's convention, Click the link below:
Ai-Kon takes place at the RBC Convention Centre July 17- 19th, 2015.
Art tables will go on sale, April 4th, 2015!Attention, Artists!
Ai-Kon art tables will be available for purchase Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 12:00 pm (noon) CST. Ai-Kon will be held on July 17-19, 2015 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
$160 - One full table with two admissions
$120 - One full table with one admission
$85 - One half table with one admission
How to Apply
E-mail your application for purchasing an art table to email@example.com after the start time of 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.
In the subject line, please state "Ai-Kon 2015 Art Table".
Your e-mail should include your:
• Full legal name
• Phone number with area code
• Desired table size
• Table partner name and phone number (if applicable)
• A short description of the art you (and your partner) wish to sell
Note: Applications sent prior to 12:00 pm, April 4th will not receive a table. Tables will be awarded by the email time stamp. Please remember tha
Thank you from everyone at Ai-Kon!Winterfest was more successful then we could have anticipated. Thank you to all of our hard working volunteers, vendors, artists, panellists, attendees, DJ Frankie Hollywood and the amazing staff at The Delta Winnipeg Hotel! Without you all, this event would have not been possible!
We are sorry to those who we had to turn away that were unable to to get in. We sold out within a couple of hours and that is a first in Winterfest history! We recommend pre-registering in the future, to avoid being turned away at the door.
We appreciate each and every one of our attendees and hope to see you at Ai-Kon 2015 on July 17-19th at The Winnipeg Convention Centre! We guarantee our main event will have plenty of space!
Thank you again to everyone who made it out and helped make this event so successful! Keep your eyes open for announcements in the near future!
Ai-Kon Winterfest Schedule!Winterfest will be taking place this Saturday, February 28th from 12pm until 12am at The Delta Winnipeg Hotel (350 St.Mary Ave). Tickets will still be available for purchase at the door. Here is the schedule for the day!
12:00 - Wolf Children
2:00 - Card Captor Sakura: The Movie
3:25 - Sailor Moon
4:20 - One Piece Film Z
6:10 - Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
8:00 - The Time of Eve: The Movie
9:55 - A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion
11:25 - Mystery Showing
12:30 - 2:30 - Working with Sintra for Props and Armour
2:45 - 4:45 - Super Smash Brothers (Wii U) Tournament
5:00 - 6:45 - Dance KPOP with Me!
7:00 - 8:00 - Anime Jeopardy
8:15 - 9:45 - Gundam Model Kits: A Beginner's Guide to Building
10:00 - 11:45 - 50 People Who Made Anime Great
Vendor/Artist Room Hours will run from 12:00pm until 7:00pm, at 9:00pm we will be having a dance with local DJ, Frankie Hollywood.
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
[CLOSED] COMMISSION SLOTSA COUNTDOWN TIMER TO OPENING MY COMMISSIONS
I hope you all are doing well
I'm opening a few commissions slots right now. But as I promised to some of you, they all are "first come - first serve slots". Also, commissioners would be added to my "To-do list" in the order they took the slot, which means that the one who took the slot first would get his order finished first. This time it'll take me from one to four weeks to finish your commission (depends on your number on my "To-do list"). It might take longer as my schedule is unstable ^_^' But if I need a lot of extra time I will definitely tell you.
YOU CAN ONLY TAKE A SLOT WHEN THE TITLE OF THIS JOURNAL SAYS "OPEN"
NOTICE - 1: One slot - one drawing
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
700 Watchers Contest //POINT PRIZES//Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo