Fanime Con just wrapped up on Memorial Day weekend (May 22 through May 25). It’s the largest anime convention in Northern California, with over 10,000 attendees who enjoy the world of Japanese animation and related arts.
Fanime offers live concerts, engaging panels, competitions, video screenings of anime and Asian cinema, plus guests of honor from around the world. Oh, and plenty of costumed characters, of course.
The Naruto Konan-inspired costume above is rather impressive as it’s made almost entirely of paper, from the wings and coat to the paper rose in the young lady’s hair. It’s a fitting tribute to the female ninja (Konan) of the Akatsuki who can create ninjutsu out of paper.
Doesn’t she look great? She mentioned that she’ll have more photos of the fair, maybe even video, later this week.
If you haven’t heard of the Bedlam Bards before, you are really missing out! They play Renfolk Music, which is a “unique blend of Celtic, English, Scandinavian, and American folk music mixed in with period tunes from the Renaissance and Middle Ages.” Awesome stuff.
Here’s a clip of Cedrick singing a song called Hush Little Citizen.
This is a FANTASTIC clip of Saturday Night Live back in 1979. In a tribute to superheroes, they have Bill Murray as Superman, Dan Akroyd as the Flash, and John Belushi steals the show as the Hulk. Man, SNL was really good back then.
Marvel.com has a great article on their blog, featuring SNL’s greatest and goofiest Marvel moments.
“Ant Man, huh? Where are your ants?”
I love it! SNL sure has given us good laughs over the years. Thanks to Marvel for bringing back some great memories!
One of the more odd stories buzzing around the Internet today is that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie is in the works – but without the creator, Joss Whedon, or star Sarah Michelle Gellar – or any of the supporting characters that made the 7-season TV show so popular.
I’m disappointed to hear this. They simply can’t make Buffy without Joss. Say it isn’t so!