New York Comic Con 2015


Animation, Travel

This past weekend was NYCC 2015, and it did not disappoint. Having been to this convention a number of times, I already knew what to expect in terms of chaos, masses of people, and long wait times, and as such, was determined to avoid all of the above. For the most part, I succeeded, which is […]

October 14, 2015

Tech Inspiration in Seattle


Animation, Inspiration, Travel

I visited Seattle, Washington the first weekend of September, where my good friend moved. This is the third summer in a row where I made this trip, with the last two occurring after the SIGGRAPH conference. Despite not attending this year, my northwest adventure more than made up for my absence in LA. Have you ever […]

September 19, 2015

Anime NEXT 2015


Animation, Travel

I have been attending this convention for a decade now, starting when I was in high school and when I was very much embarrassed of my love of animation (particularly Japanese animation). A couple of unfortunate instances with classmates made me hide it from most people. But at my first Anime NEXT, I distinctly remember […]

June 21, 2015

Escape the Room NYC


Animation, Review, Travel

My friends and I have been enjoying playing the Escape the Room games in NYC. Costing around $30 per person, you need to book well in advance, and (pending the specific game) need anywhere from 6-12 people to play. On a previous outing, we played the James Bond themed “The Agency” game (that we did […]

April 26, 2015

The Lord of the Rings in Concert


Animation, Travel

Last weekend, I attended a performance of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in concert in NYC. It was hosted at the Lincoln Center, where I’ve seen the New York Philharmonic Orchestra perform. This event featured the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, who have been traveling the world essentially covering movie scores. Past performances include […]

April 19, 2015

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet @ the NYICFF


Animation, Review, Travel

Towards the end of March, I had the privilege of attending the US premiere of the 2015 animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet at the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF). The screening took place at the SVA Theatre on 23rd street, which gave me a chance to stop in and visit SVA, where I am […]

April 8, 2015