Although it wasn’t a full scale convention, J-Fest was a preview of what would be at Anime Evolution; featuring an artists room, panels on costume design, a video room and registration for the convention itself. A small gathering of cosplayers showed up to debut their costumes and support their series at the one day event. Take a peek at some of the fans who came out on Saturday.
Pictures of daily life, events, objects and locations from around the world; all seen from my own perspective. For more details about the equipment I use, some finer examples of my work, visit the photography page, or browse the complete collection on Gallery. You can also follow me on Instagram for “decent” shots from my phone.
If you’re in Vancouver, head on down to Stanley Park for the 12th annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park. Firefighters from Metro Vancouver and throughout British Columbia have setup almost two million Christmas lights around the famous train and Children’s Farmyard to bring out the Christmas spirit. There’s live music, face painting, and snacks to keep you warm.
Entry to the event is free, but tickets are required to ride the train and enter the farmyard. Visit the official web site for pricing and further information. Donations are welcome and proceeds go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
If you can’t make it, check out my gallery from the event. There are over fifty colourful photographs of the lights and displays.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park is open from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST and runs until January 2nd, 2010.
There are some new photos up of White Rock on Gallery. Had the camera out earlier this evening and was trying some new techniques such as long exposures to capture some really beautiful shots. Take a look and judge for yourself!
I recently returned from a short visit to southern Texas to attend an anime convention in San Antonio, called San Japan 2.x. While there, I had the opportunity to tour the city and take in the sights of one America’s fast growing cities.
Despite the heat (which averaged over 100° F, or 37° C, on most days), my journey was a very pleasant experience. However, the one thing that really stood out was how friendly everyone is — from those at the fast food counters to security guards. Very impressive.
There’s quite a bit to do in San Antonio, visit the historic Alamo, stroll along the beautiful River Walk, have fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, take in the view from the Tower of the Americas or spend some money in one of the many shopping malls.
I hope to return again soon, to see more of this gorgeous city and to take advantage of the wonderful Texan hospitality. If you’re interested in more information, stop over at the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau web site for a free guide that offers a look into this amazing city.
Pictures from my trip are available on Gallery.
Both Mother Nature and South Africa wowed Vancouverites with a double show over English Bay. A summer storm rolled out from the east in the early evening before the team from South Africa started lighting up the sky with their fireworks. Spectators braved the rain and wind to watch the impressive show.
The Anime Central photos have been finally uploaded. There’s 110 pictures from this convention, and I’m sure more will be uploaded again shortly.
Photos from my jaunt through Chicago will be available shortly as well. I spent a few days wandering with some friends through Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, and the Loop along with taking in a Cubs game. Until I finish pulling them off my camera (not my friends, the pictures), enjoy the view from the John Hancock Center.
I went back to New Westminster again today to retake some pictures as a few from yesterday didn’t turn out. I also took the camcorder and got some more video.
Special thanks to the crew for taking the pictures inside the cab. The rest of the photos can be found here.