Saskatoon Anime Blitz and FCBD 2012
This past weekend I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people while recruiting for my charity photo book project (more details on this below) at the Saskatoon Anime Blitz.
I want to say thank you to Laura, the mastermind behind this brilliant event and of course and all the other fantastic people of the SLLAG who made this a reality.
Among the highlights of the day were an impromptu photo shoot with Beth, the fantastic organizer for the artist's alley and vendor room.
This series always makes me nostalgic, and it's always refreshing to see someone who has put thought into mastering the quirks and mannerisms of the character in addition to the costume itself.
As a big Futurama Fan, of course I made sure to have someone along to help with recruiting so I that I could sneak away for a little while and catch some of Billy West's panel. Hard to believe that from this face comes the voices of Fry, Zoidberg, Prof. Farnsworth and Zap Branigan.
Overall I felt the event was a huge success, it was wonderful to meet so many kindred spirits who are sick of the horrible "geek" stereotypes that are out there and believe in the power of this community to give back.
Ever since Penny Arcade started their Child's Play charity, I have wanted to do a "geek" themed photo book to benefit local charities and finally seeing this begin to come together feels just fantastic.
Currently I am seeking a good publisher for the project and speaking with representatives from a few local charities about logistics. I will be releasing more details on this project as they are available and those of you who have already signed up to volunteer should be getting a link to our official facebook page in your email sometime this week.
Big thanks again to my assistant, to the guests, the volunteers, and of course to the pretty ladies (and gents) who promoted this event at Free Comic Book Day who can now check out some of their photos in the Event Gallery.