Hey everyone! This weekend I attended the 2015 Geek’d Con that took place in Shreveport, Louisiana. This was probably my favorite convention I have attended this year. It was held at the Shreveport Convention Center from August 21-23 and I went on the 22nd. Although I was only there for one day, SO MUCH happened and I met many great people and had a great time.
I went with my friend Mihika (which you’ll see later) and we got advanced tickets. It’s good we did because the line was long, but everyone get in super quickly.
The first place we hit up was Corset Punk, a business that makes beautiful goth and steampunk corsets.
Next up was Bricks 4 Kidz, a place where you could play with Legos and of course Mihika and I said “what the hell why not” and stayed there for about 15 minutes.
The cosplays I saw this year were fantastic and creative as well. It was awesome trying to guess who everyone was.
I can’t believe I saw a Daft Punk cosplay, this person is amazing.
I got a lot of photos and ran into lots of cool people, so if you want to see more click the link! Continue reading
After going through a tough time in my life lately, I thought a great idea would be to hit up a downtown arts fest, called the Texas Avenue Makers Fair, in northwest Louisiana. Art festivals of all kinds can be tremendous inspirations. I grabbed my camera and notepad and went on the look out for alternative and bizarre but talented art work and individuals.
The first booth that caught my eye was the dark, horror themed art work of Mad Molly. She had many paintings and sketches out.
I immediately had to talk to her and learn more about her work.
She gave me a free print of the middle sketch and of course I asked her to sign it. She was very sweet. You can also reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I left I ran into another interesting individual with bright purple hair named, Ashley Griffin, who runs LipstickKitten. Her artwork is inspired by a plethora of things: Nightvale, Anime, Rocky Horror Show, and lots more.
She showed me a big book of her prints, which featured bearded pin-ups and even Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.
Frank N Furter tote bag
Pillows, prints, tote bags, buttons, clips, she makes an excessive amount of things. You can reach her at her etsy, tumblr, and facebook. You’re definitely going to find something you enjoy.
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(Moshi Moshi Nippon, 2014, all rights reserved.)
Moshi Moshi Nippon was a festival I wasn’t able to attend this year sadly…but hopefully next year I’ll find a way. This was recently brought to my attention from a few readers of this blog. It’s a festival that has a goal to “spread Japanese pop culture to overseas. It will be a project to create ‘fashion, music, anime, and food’ from new perspectives so that people overseas will become fans of Japan.”
This sounds amazing already but what makes it better? Foreigners get in for free and get their own designated area!! Of course you have to prove you’re not from Japan. It took place on Sunday, September 28, 2014, (yesterday in Japan.) The fest had tons of famous performers such as: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, TEMPURA KIDZ, Cupitron, Silent Siren, Akira, and more! There were plenty of popular models like Ayumi Seto and POCHI. Guest speakers such as the creator of 6% DOKI DOKI Sebastian Masuda was there too.
(Harajuku Kawaii booth, Moshi Moshi Nippon, 2014, all rights reserved.)
(Press are getting ready for Kyary’s peformance, Moshi Moshi Nippon, 2014, all rights reserved.)
The Nippon stage was where the musicians performed. The Matsuri area was where the delicious Japanese food was served along with the dozens of street performers and models that were there to greet you, like the lovely German model Himezawa. There were many booth areas that covered all aspects of Japanese culture, especially from fashion to beauty. Some of the booths that were there were KERA magazine, Zipper magazine, and Harajuku Kawaii.
Since the event has just ended there aren’t many photos up. Watch this space for more photos and information. In the meantime, you check out their facebook and twitter for updates about this year and hopefully next years Moshi Moshi Nippon.
Doesn’t this place seem like heaven on earth for Japanese culture fans?? If you were able to attend this event please let me know so i can post your review. I’d love to hear stories.