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Costuming vs. Cosplay [02 Mar 2012|02:01pm]

esprix
[ mood | curious ]

What's the difference for you between costuming and cosplay?

Lately I've seen "cosplay" used almost exclusively to refer to any kind of costuming (re-creations, hall costuming, steampunk, etc.), but I see them as different. I'm curious what other costumers think.

DISCUSS! :)

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Southern California anime fans! [21 Jun 2011|09:52am]

gigirl942
[ mood | chipper ]

Hi! I'm new here and I'm really glad that I found this community. SoCal is the best! <3

Anyway, just a couple of announcements for any anime fans living around around LA and Orange County -- we have two big anime cons coming up in a couple of weeks, Anime Expo in Downtown Los Angeles and AM^2 in the Anaheim Convention Center (right across the street from Disneyland). Fortunately for some (and unfortunately for others), both cons are taking place on Independence Day weekend, and each has it's own free activities to offer this year.

-- AM^2 is free admission for all main events (Dance, Exhibit Hall, Autograph Sessions, Arcade, ect.), with options to buy passports for discounts/early entrance to events/extra goodies. Even better, our favorite American importer of manga Tokyopop (RIP) will be holding one last liquidation sale in AM^2's exhibit hall. For those not in the know, Tokyopop announced that it's North American branch, situated in LA, would be closing at the end of May. They had one liquidation sale in their LA office early May, and now this one. If you missed the first one, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out. If it's anything like the one they had before, it's going to be magnificent! 

--Anime Expo announced last week that they will be selling Exhibit Hall Only passes and Dance only passes. Prices for those vary depending on the days you're gonna be there, but they're worth it if those are your only interests. They're cheaper than full passes, anyway. Even better, Exhibit Hall will now be free after 3:30 PM. Yesterday, it was announced that refunds and downgrades for passes will now be accepted, regardless of the date you bought them. Check out their website for more info. :)

Personally, I'll be checking out both this year. Those free options are really sweet, especially regarding that Tokyopop sale at AM^2!

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Heavy Ink comics controversy [12 Jan 2011|12:05am]

esprix
[ mood | concerned ]


If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea (to quote, "1 down, 534 to go," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).

Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.

There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.

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Next Thursday Night! [10 Dec 2010|04:38pm]

rogue01

theatre  unleashed presents it&apos;s a wonderful life“Look daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

One of the most beloved and treasured films of all time, nothing reflects the joy, soul, and celebration of the holiday season more than Frank Capra’s sentimental classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Now, Theatre Unleashed is pleased to bring this heart-warming tale to the stage in a one-night-only production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Set on Christmas Eve, 1946 at a New York radio station, the show offers patrons a behind-the-scenes look at a piece of nostalgia from a simpler time, as the cast, radio manager, secretaries, sound effects technician and assistants from WBFR in Manhattan come together to produce a special radio presentation of this touching holiday masterpiece.

For the date, time and reservation information for this One Night Only event, please click here.
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SoCal Smackdown Gaming Convention [01 Nov 2010|12:53am]

tinman_xl
Hey Guys,

I thought I'd introduce myself. I am a tabletop wargamer from Bakersfield, Ca. and back in September I attended something called SoCal Smackdown. If you're a tabletop wargamer then I recommend that you keep an eye out for the next one.

I have an Internet Show called SteamPoweredTV and I did a video on the 2010 Con:

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Theatre Unleashed presents... [23 Oct 2010|07:45pm]

rogue01

THE SEARCH FOR BLACK BEARD'S GOLD
Beat the pirates. Find the treasure. Be the hero!
Just in time for Halloween, Theatre Unleashed and the Southern California LARP Alliance are teaming up to present a family-friendly, interactive, pirate-themed, outdoor fun house. Kids young and old can actively take part in a LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) adventure that will have them battling pirates, solving puzzles and searching for the gold of one of the most notorious pirates of all time! Prizes, games, treats and more make this a special Halloween weekend event for the entire family. But ye be warned. There be fun to be had in ‘dis here pirate adventure. Savvy?

For more information, please click here.


25 PLAYS PER HOUR
The rebirth of the “Super-Short,” Theatre Unleashed will showcase 25 short original plays featuring a handful of the company’s premiere actors playing over 50 characters…in one hour. Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, these amazing pieces are set in a specific order to provide an emotional crux and unique thru-line to create a theatrical journey for you the audience in 60 minutes or less. It’s speed theatre at its best!

For tickets and more information, please click here.

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Next Saturday night... [11 Jun 2010|10:27am]

rogue01
Theatre Unleashed presents BOARDING THE MOTHERSHIP - a 24 hour theatre event - June 19th @ 10:30pm - ONE NIGHT ONLY

Theatre Unleashed is celebrating the anniversary of the first documented UFO sighting in North America with another of its signature 24-hour theatre events...Boarding the Mothership. The evening before the show, writers will be given a specific topic related to aliens and UFOs, tons of caffeine and just a single night to write a short play. It will immediately be handed over to a director and a few actors who have only that morning and afternoon to produce their piece. Theatre Unleashed will then showcase the end results that night. These have proven to be one of the company's most popular events. Come, earthlings, see what the buzz is all about! For more information...>>
Theatre Unleashed  presents Boarding the Mothership - a 24 hour theatre event
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This Friday! Straylight Karaoke @ Roberto's in Chinatown! [24 Mar 2010|03:31pm]

rogue01
Fringe or Bust @ Straylight KaraokeCome on out for a night of karaoke and prizes as the Friends Like These Fringe or Bust Campaign takes over STRAYLIGHT Alternative Karaoke at Roberto's on Friday, March 26th from 9pm until 2am!

A $5 suggested donation gets you in the door. These donations will go directly to funding the production of Friends Like These at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Come on down, sing a song, have a drink and maybe win some prizes!

If you're a karaoke rock star, jump in on our Crapshoot Karaoke contest and let the KJ pick your song. Rock hard enough and you might walk out with a prize from Gentle Giant Studios!

Don't want to put your fate in the KJ's hands, but still want to take a chance? No problem! Get in on the 50/50 raffle and you might leave with more money in your pocket than you came in with! Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20! Half the pot goes to the lucky drawing winner, the other half to Fringe or Bust! It's a Win-Win situation!

Good friends, good drinks, GREAT CAUSE! Support the Arts!

Roberto's
686 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

21+, Doors Open 9pm-2am
Outdoor Patio, Indoor Stage
Dining available until midnight

STRAYLIGHT is brought to you by Ground Control Karaoke

For more information on the Fringe or Bust campaign, go to http://www.friendsliketheseplay.com
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Fringe or Bust @ STRAYLIGHT Karaoke on 3/26! Be there! [15 Mar 2010|02:18pm]

rogue01
Fringe or Bust @ Straylight KaraokeCome on out for a night of karaoke and prizes as the Friends Like These Fringe or Bust Campaign takes over STRAYLIGHT Alternative Karaoke at Roberto's on Friday, March 26th from 9pm until 2am!

A $5 suggested donation gets you in the door. These donations will go directly to funding the production of Friends Like These at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Come on down, sing a song, have a drink and maybe win some prizes!

If you're a karaoke rock star, jump in on our Crapshoot Karaoke contest and let the KJ pick your song. Rock hard enough and you might walk out with a prize from Gentle Giant Studios!

Don't want to put your fate in the KJ's hands, but still want to take a chance? No problem! Get in on the 50/50 raffle and you might leave with more money in your pocket than you came in with! Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20! Half the pot goes to the lucky drawing winner, the other half to Fringe or Bust! It's a Win-Win situation!

Good friends, good drinks, GREAT CAUSE! Support the Arts!

Roberto's
686 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

21+, Doors Open 9pm-2am
Outdoor Patio, Indoor Stage
Dining available until midnight

STRAYLIGHT is brought to you by Ground Control Karaoke

For more information on the Fringe or Bust campaign, go to http://www.friendsliketheseplay.com
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SCA in San Diego [12 Mar 2010|05:05pm]

esprix

A friend sent me a link to an article in the San Diego Reader about the local SCA community:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/mar/10/cover/

Cover story and all!
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The World's Smallest Renaissance Faire! [23 Apr 2009|01:48pm]

rogue01
HUZZAH! Theatre Unleashed is proud to present The World's Smallest Renaissance Faire, a family friendly experience in the heart of North Hollywood! Come join King Gregory the Just for a day of games, live entertainment, food, crafts and fabulous faire folk! The World's Smallest Renaissance Faire is the shortest drive for Angelenos looking for an authentic Ren Faire experience to share with their families. Prithee, join us! www.theatreunleashed.com for more information.
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[15 Apr 2009|05:37pm]

movehalfaninch
Anvil! The Story of Anvil! is coming to Edwards University Town Center 6 in Irvine this weekend. For those of you who don't know, Anvil! The Story of Anvil has been called the real life This Is Spinal Tap. My friends saw it in NYC and said it was the best thing ever.


you can get tix here


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Looking for help building an original Flash widget. [28 Feb 2009|11:04pm]

rogue01
I'm looking for someone who can help me design an original flash widget to promote Theatre Unleashed's latest production, "The Way of the World" and that's willing to work for free. I'm looking to make an embeddable flash app that can allow users to select a painting from a variety of provided pictures and add "magnetic poetry" captions to them, sort of like this:

.

I'd build this myself, but I don't have the right software or expertise. Unfortunately, I don't have any money to pay you, but you will certainly get designer credit and I'll throw in two free tickets to the production this will be promoting. If you're interested and willing to work for free, please send me an e-mail or post a reply here ASAP. Thanks!
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Books for sale [09 Feb 2009|02:52pm]

moonlightdrake
X-posted from wod_lj and secondage

I believe I posted something similar a while ago and never quite followed through.  So here it is, this is a complete list of the books I currently have available, they are all old World of Darkness and some D&D stuff.

http://www.angelfire.com/gundam/mystics/
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Thirsty for knowledge! [02 Dec 2008|11:40am]

rogue01
I've got a web site for a non-profit organization that I'm looking to overhaul completely. I have designed a new frontend, but I need to build a backend employing php and MySQL. The only catch - I have no clue what I'm doing. I am very computer savvy, though and a fast learner. I'd love to meet up with someone and have them teach me a few basics. This will be a simple site. It just has lots of data that needs to be displayed on a template that needs to be easy to customize and change. I have no money to offer, but if you're willing, I'll buy the coffee and give you partial design credit. If you're up for helping out a newbie, please drop me a line. Thanks!
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Hey All [10 Oct 2008|05:51pm]

wo_wa_ndering
Recently moved back from Chicago to Los Angeles. I would like to join a gaming group. Preferably White Wolf or Gold old D &D. I'm currently in the San Fernando Valley in Northridge.
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Hunter: the Vigil LARP in Los Angeles [05 Sep 2008|01:23pm]

thelastmehina
Cross-posting to hell and gone, my apologies for people who get this multiple times.

I picked up Hunter: the Vigil a couple weeks ago. And it is a fantastic and wonderful game. So fantastic and wonderful, in fact, that I want to run it. As a troupe game. Completely unaffiliated with any organized play group... just me and my staff, running the game the way I think would be the most fun for everyone.

I've been working on developing the setting for the past little while. And so, I can gladly announce, the wiki is here: http://candlelight.wikispaces.com/, and the yahoogroup is here: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/candlelight_larp/. The first game is tentatively scheduled for the first Friday of October, starting at 7 pm, at the Glendale City Hall.

Right now, the game will probably be run in the L.A. area - but I have folks interested in the game from Santa Barbara to Orange County, so I'm up for shifting the game site to make it convenient for everyone (or, as will likelier be the case, equally inconvenient for everyone!).

Tell your friends! Spread it around! It'll be totally awesome! If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me at lady dot von dot syrus at gmail dot com.
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San Diego Vampire: The Requiem & Werewolf: The Forsaken LARP's [27 Jul 2008|09:41am]
camarillakai
My name is Kai and I am currently deployed to Iraq, but shall be returning in the middle of next month. I am a member of the Camarilla, White Wolf's Official Fan Club and Global Sanctioned Chronicle. Over the course of this deployment the number of local players has dropped significantly. With my return, I hope to open up an opportunity for new players to join the game and make this as large a game as it once was, if not bigger and better.

As such, I am announcing my intention to hold a game focusing on new players. I will be available to introduce people to the game. Currently, we hold games at the SDSU campus on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

We are also discussing a brand new Werewolf: The Forsaken game for those who are interested. This will likely take place 2 Fridays a month, to be announced at a later time.

If you are interested in either the Intro game for Vampire: The Requiem or the new game of Werewolf: The Forsaken, please email me at CamarillaKai at gmail.
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PhiLOLsophers [05 Apr 2008|05:35pm]

gospelx
http://flickr.com/groups/philolsophers/pool/

Thought my fellow geeks might get a kick out of this little Flickr collection.




x-posted a few geeky places
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[17 Nov 2007|01:39pm]

trust_my_heart
Anyone going to the LosCon (http://www.loscon.org/) sci-fi convention Thanksgiving Weekend near LAX? I want to go but don't know anyone else who's going and I don't want to go alone. I'm not into anything so hard core that I'd go regardless.  I used to "cheat" and volunteer at conventions to save myself the torture of attending alone - keeping busy and being behind the scenes is a whole different world than being a regular attendee. The last con I went to was a disaster - see my notes in the "unsent" letters community and prepare to die a little bit...

Anyway I dabble in comics, Magic the Gathering, video games - I haven't played any on a long time due to work and not having a decent console - sci-fi including Trek, Stargate, Star Wars, strange stuff like Roswell, Alien Nation, old stuff like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and anything that's FUN most importantly. I guess it's a general kind of geekdom, but I like it and the people are fun and I need to get over some stuff, so someone write me back and let's have a drink and be geek(ier)!

IM or email me here at LJ.

Reg
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