Tekko 2016!

Real Talk by J. Valdez

If you’ve been sleeping on Tekko, it’s time to wake up. ¬†Hosted by the Pittsburgh Japanese Cultural Society, Tekko is a 4 day con, celebrated its 14th year with record attendance numbers, and what in my opinion was, an amazing weekend.

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Ohayocon 2016!

Real Talk By: J.Valdez

Another year, another Ohayocon come and gone, and with it, the sad reminder that real life is not as fun as Con life. Unfortunately this wasn’t the best Ohayocon. Don’t get me wrong though, I enjoyed myself like always, and so did Kat, but there were some things that didn’t work too well in favor of the convention. Continue reading “Ohayocon 2016!”

Ohayocon 2015!

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Real Talk By: J.Valdez

This was my second time at Ohayocon. I knew I was in for a great weekend when I got to the lobby with a friend, and he ended up playing guitar for two other con goers that were singing/rapping. We didn’t know who they were, and I don’t think I saw them again during the weekend. This con was a bit different from the last, I made some friends through the facebook group, so I wasn’t just a lone wanderer this time. I met up on occasion with other con goers, friends, shared a few drinks, took a few pictures. Then at some point I decided to be on the other side of the camera. I became Wilfred, and walked through the con to see what it was like. It¬†helped me see what it’s like to be a cosplayer, the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of it. Continue reading “Ohayocon 2015!”