Events

AnimeNEXT
(http://www.animenext.org)

Knightmares 101: This was a panel where I as the Code Geass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Geass) character Lloyd Asplund (http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Lloyd#Lloyd_Asplund) presented an actual panel on the science and technologies of Knightmares (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knightmare_Frame) (the mecha from Code Geass). This was an educational and scientific panel that went into actual mechanics, technology, and even pilot comfort. This panel was very well received and discussion has begun into sequel panels and expansions.

More than this I am staff for AnimeNEXT and I always work throughout the year to help in the creation of wonderful and innovative programming and operation before, during, after and especially at and during the convention.


DROM
(www.dromnyc.com)

Uncle Yo Performs at DROM: I arranged everything for this event from the performers (Uncle Yo, the Pink Haired Superstar, and OwlDepot [with myself as Lupin III]) to the photographer and the videographers as well as booking the event space. I also edited the copy for the event (as I asked Uncle Yo to create the first draft), and worked to promote this event through multiple mediums from websites to social networks to other events (Otakon, ConnectiCon, and the Central Park Cosplay Picnic among others) that had people who would enjoy coming to see such as show. At the event, I provided the introduction for the Pink Haired Superstar and Uncle Yo as well as did aspects of the tech, ensuring that video and graphics loaded/played when they were supposed to. This show was a success for DROM as there was not an empty seat at DROM.
Pictures can see be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigtog/sets/72157621926001589/ and a recap can be seen here: http://www.uncleyo.com/2009/08/15/drom-and-strung/
Video and DVD are forthcoming (as they are being edited and produced.)

Advertising for this event:
SEO: For this event was use of social networks, ensuring relevant links from other interested parties. This was pre and post. TheBigTog’s photos is a form of social networking as well as ensuring getting links and reports about and post the event, across social media and websites.

Also ensuring was the placement of flyers in various locations of high visibility such as the retail stores and announcements at large events such as Otakon and ConnectiCon that are the key focus of Uncle Yo’s primary demographic.

Reni’s Japanese Maid Show at DROM: Working with Reni’s management I assisted in the promotion and production of this ensuring that the Japanese Television network NHK and its their program “NEW YORK WAVE,” (aired on March 7th, 2010) had great footage of cosplayers as well as great interviews.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigtog/sets/72157623236607794/

Advertising for this Event:
SEO: For this event was use of social networks, ensuring relevant links from other interested parties. This was pre and post. TheBigTog’s photos is a form of social networking as well as ensuring getting links and reports about and post the event, across social media and websites.

Also was working with the other event producers to ensure maximum visibility through promotion at various events and venues such as her show at Forbidden Planet.


Image Anime
(http://www.imageanime.com/)

242 Cosplay Contest: For this event I work on the promotion, invitations, and getting people into the store as well as photography for the event and the post processing of the photos and placed on social networks.

Advertising of this event was through social media networks as well as prominent sites that would be news sources for the target markets.

AnimeUSA: For this event I cosplaying as Cid Highwind (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Cid_Highwind) did promotional work for the store, website, and media in addition to doing photo work for the store. I brought customers to the booth at this convention and expanded the recognition of the brand in the Mid-Atlantic States market (most notably Virginia, Maryland, and DC).
A small sample of the photo work done for the store can be seen in the set: “Cosplay @AUSA” http://www.flickr.com/photos/imageanime/sets/72157623016728572/

At AnimeUSA advertising was being the character and increasing awareness and bringing people to the booth.

Mokucon: For this event I was cosplaying as Monkey D. Luffy (http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Monkey_D._Luffy | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_D._Luffy) specifically as “Excellent Model Portrait of Pirates ‘Strong Edition’ Monkey D. Luffy” (http://www.imageanime.com/exmopoofpise.html) promoting the store, doing photo work and the like.

At Mokucon advertising was being the character and increasing awareness and bringing people to the booth.


Kinokuniya Bookstore at Bryant Park
(http://www.kinokuniya.com/)

Death Note Day: For this event I created prizes for the event most namely Death Note (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Note) bumper stickers and I was the host and raffle drawer of prizes. As the host of the raffle drawing I was proclaimed the American Kira, a play on one of the aliases of the main protagonist of Death Note, Light Yagami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_Yagami).
Pictures of the event can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigtog/sets/72157607312117576/ and you can see some of the prizes given away including those bumper stickers.

“What Would Kira Do?” bumper sticker image:
“I Have Shinigami Eyes, I Know Your Name.” bumper sticker image:

Anime Day at Kinokuniya: At this event I assisted Del Rey in the development of content for their anime and manga blog as well as assisting the Japan Society in the promotion of the KRAZY Cosplay Party (see below).

World Cosplay Summit Team USA 2009 Sendoff: At my suggestion, Kinokuniya Bookstore hosted a sendoff event for Team USA 2009 of the World Cosplay Summit during the Anime/Manga Creator Day that occurred on July 12th, 2009. I also assisted in this by having pictures ready that would go up on the presentation screen of the cosplay of World Cosplay Summit Team USA 2009 as well as providing information they required in their presentation.


MangaNEXT
(www.manganext.org)

Online Publishing Technology: This was a panel where I presented on online publishing technologies and explained different kinds of publishing, mostly electronic, and even covered piracy, as well as the difference between a use of a technology and what is done with that technology, as well as pen names and more.

More than this I am staff for AnimeNEXT and I always work throughout the year to help in the creation of wonderful and innovative programming and operation before, during, after and especially at and during the convention.


Japan Society
(http://www.japansociety.org/)

KRAZY Cosplay Party (http://www.japansociety.org/krazy_cosplay_party_wrapup) I was called in by the Japan Society to assist in the marketing, planning, and implementation of the Japan Society’s KRAZY Cosplay Party. This party was a major success for the Japan Society and has had a lot of mainstream media coverage.
Advertising for this event was at places such as Kinokuniya Bookstore and ensuring that people were informed about the event through as many different channels as possible.

Cosplay 2.0 (http://www.japansociety.org/event_detail?eid=32623f5c) The Japan Society asked for my input on various aspects of programming as well as with doing promotion for this event (as they have implemented my suggestions from KRAZY).

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