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#101
Video Programming / Re: Old school?
May 03, 2009, 02:44:16 PM
Quote from: the otaku god on May 03, 2009, 09:11:25 AM
i only know 3 of them Sei Jūshi Bismark i never heard of but if this room is very popular then we will try and add thouse shows next year.

My bad... I got caught up in the title list above... I forgot there is just so many hours in a day... Next year's list is fine and it gives me a reason to return next year if this video room works out. 

Sei Jūshi Bismark was not a successful anime in japan that's why many haven't heard of it or remember it, but it came to the states in the mid-80's and was re-editted... retitled to Sabre Rider and the Star Sheriffs... Bummer, now I have that thme song in my head again.  It was broadcast on Ch26 at the same time Robotech was on CH44.  I wanted to know if anyone has/seen the actual Japanese episodes to find out why it failed.

One last thing... Any of you out there old enough to remember a local program on KTVU CH2 called Captain Cosmic?
#102
Quote from: Gekido 87 on May 02, 2009, 09:33:00 AM
Quote from: Jidai Geki on May 02, 2009, 08:28:13 AM
Gekido 87, I was born here... and for a city that's hosting the event, I expected more posts from San Jose.   I guess that explains why so few cosplayers showed up at the last festival in San Jose Nihonmachi.

Or maybe they dont know this site yet.  :-\ It is wierd there's not that many people.

I find it unusual, because San Jose Japantown has been there for 100+ years and many still don't know it's there.  The Nikkei Matsuri celebrated it's 32nd festival... You'd think that after 32 festivals people would know by now...  How many of you know about Bon Odori that's coming up (free dance lessons in the 2-weeks before) or even the Spirit of Japantown Festival (SJ Japantown's Largest Event)?  Please support your local Japantown when you can... Just by you showing up/visiting is support in its self.

Oh, forgot:
15min by car
25min by friends car (Drives slower than me.)
40min by bike
1Hr. 10min by VTA
#103
QuoteHere, I'll use a fun one. The ketchup dispenser at McDonalds, the napkin dispenser, the straw dispenser, and sauce bottles. You think those are sanitized... or... even ever replaced? That sauce bottle has just been refilled over and over and over and over again for the past some odd 3 years. It was hillarious one time when I saw a sauce bottle at a restaurant with an over due date of about 2 1/2 years because they just use the bottle and refill it constantly.

Food dispensers are required to be emptied and sanitized at the end of each operational day (mcDs hygiene policy and requirement by County Health)... mcD's is a stickler for this and I've seen it from both points of view.  In High school, McD's gave me my first steady job... worked there for 3 1/2-years.  Unless you've worked the closing shift for one of their stores, you won't know what it's like to clean and sanitize ALL of the food service equipment.  6-years later, out of college, I took a part-time job at a resturant hygiene company... I was a plain-clothed evaluator.  I did several McDs while I was there and my 3+years experience trained me to spot when something wasn't done right, especially around the drink fountains.

I work as an Eng. Techie for a custom manufacturer now... And believe me, we can build almost anything.  As for food service equipment, such as napkin and drink straw dispensers... They must be made out of industry standardized materials... Usually food grade stainless-steel or steel with chrome-plating.  McD's started using Eco-friendly cardboard dispensers a while back, but it still must meet food safety requirements.  Micro-organisms cannot survive on surfaces without a media for them to live... Typically, food residue or biological waste.  There's a good probability you won't find either food residue or biological waste inside the napkin or straw dispenser... If you do, just let the strore manager know.

Finally, as for condiment at the tables... I don't use them... I had an experience at IHOP once where some dumb@zz switched the contents of the sugar and salt.  I ended up putting 2-spoons of salt into my coffee that morning... Anyone else out there know what that tastes like???  It got me thinking, the people at the table before me could have mixed something more serious in those containers and wouldn't have known...  Now, I exercise due caution when I'm out and about.
#104
Video Programming / Re: Old school?
May 03, 2009, 07:34:28 AM
Wow, Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku and Ginga Tetsudo 999 in the line up... No Uchuu Senkan Yamato???

Does anyone remember any of these shows: Sei Jūshi Bismark, UFO Senshi Daiapolon, Yuusha Raideen,  Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman or Yattaman... All Late 70's - Early 80's

I'll try to spend some Con time here... But I'll mostly be working in the dealer's room.
#105
Quote from: PyronIkari on April 27, 2009, 12:39:55 AM

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Uhm, the fact that it's not a prop is kinda important. The knife is legal, there's no reason he should be forced to keep it in his car. I know plenty of people that carry knives for self-protection, and if they were told that they couldn't carry their knives(incorrectly at that) it would cause them to really think about not going(and I know some that wouldn't go straight out).

As far as I know, the convention grounds has the same weapons policy as the rest of the city. The prop issue is what it is, because they are not legal weapons. A sword etc. is not legal to carry around, sheated or not. A pocket knife is completely legal to carry around and is not a no-weapons gov't facility. You can ask head of rovers to be sure though.

He'll probably say he doesn't want you to carry it around, but that you are completely able to.

There's no search/metal detector for the majority of the con. I'm not sure if there is for music fest or what not.

First off, I know that FanimeCon sell memberships to their event which makes it a private event.  Event attendees are bound by event policies by purchasing tickets/memberships.  FanimeCon can establish any rule/policy in regards to attendee safety/security during their private event.  The San Jose Convention Center only rents space and has only a few event requirements.  Fanime must carry a 1 Million dollar, or more, liability insurance policy on their event to cover any potential screwups.  If what you are carrying is a small utility knife, 1 1/2" blade or smaller, wouldn't bother me any... But if you're carrying a 4 1/2" lock back, then I'd be weary of taking it into the con. 

Secondly, I used to perform Iaito and I carried my swords (27" and 16.5" carbon steel blades) onto VTA, VTA Lightrail and sometime walking through downtown.  On many occasions even enter stores and downtown eateries.  San Jose only enforces Cal. Penal codes  You're refering to Cal-pen section 417.  http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cacodes/pen/403-420.1.html   In the 6-years I did the sport, I had NEVER been stopped by SJPD.  Many occasions PD/Sheriff units passed by me as I was carrying them to practice.
#106
Quote from: PikachuRepublic on March 12, 2009, 12:30:58 AM
Hey everyone~! PikachuRepublic here~! I will be coordinating the Official Sailor Moon Gathering of 2009!
Date: Sunday; May 24th, 2009
Time: 3:00pm
Location: In between the waterfalls and the entrance of the convention center. On the Marriott Side.


Keep in mind that the people listed are CONFIRMED - if you have posted "I might be" or "Maybe I will", then I haven't put you on the list. This saves me from confusion, and since I will be bringing gifts and such for the gathering members. ^^

No need to give me a gift... Surviving FanimeCon, with my nerves intact, is a gift in itself.  Hey, did I count right... there are 25 people confirmed for the gathering... Yahoo!
#107
Gekido 87, I was born here... and for a city that's hosting the event, I expected more posts from San Jose.   I guess that explains why so few cosplayers showed up at the last festival in San Jose Nihonmachi.
#108
Tabbychan,
Thank you for attending the festival today.  I'm not sure if we crossed paths, but I was the ronin swordsman  wearing a sandogasa, wandering about the festival.  I did this from 9:00am to 4:00pm... wow, am I tired...  Today, I found out that SJ Nihonmachi is very open to cosplaying... Cosplay project in the works... Will post info here if/when available.
#109
Today's the day and I'll be leaving for the festival in about a hour.
Just a few last words.  To those who viewed this post... THANK YOU

To Barnes, Sailor Moon1, KonataFTW, and RyuHayabusa... Domo Arigatou for your interest and posts...

Even if I'm the only one in costume... San Jose Nihonmachi still Wins!
#110
Quote from: konataFTW on April 24, 2009, 11:18:58 PM
umph I would love to participate (my Nunnally cosplay is hanging in my closet waiting to be debuted) but it's my birthday that day and I'll probably be at some place my parents would drag me to =(

BUT MORE LOVE FOR THI EVENT <3

Tanjobi omedetou, KonataFTW-san.  Parents are funny this way... Mine use to do this too... (^_^)
#111
Quote from: sailor moon1 on April 24, 2009, 10:47:36 PM
;) come and support the japanese american community, there is lots of delicious food and japanese snacks ^_^
yummy, and great cultural events.
usagi

Support from San Francisco Japantown's Sailor Moon.  ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU!!!

#112
Quote32nd Annual Nikkei Matsuri @ San Jose Nihonmachi
Free admission. 
Food, music & japanese themed crafts. 

Time: 9:00a - 10:00a (Yu-Ai Kai Walk n Run)
        10:00 - 4:00 Festival Activities

Location: 5th street @ Jackson Ave.

For more information go to: www.nikkeimatsuri.org


Cosplayers looking for fun events...  San Jose Nikkei Matsuri welcomes you all.  Whether it's a new costume or one you haven't worn in 2-years, don't worry... Dress up and have fun impressing festival visitors with your cosplay skills.  Come meet new people.  Help support a historic local Japanese-American community.  Photos?  I'm sure there will be lots of those, too.  For those attending FanimeCon, here's another chance to practice.

Now for some rules:

1. Costumes must be acceptable for public view by families and children.  No indescent, obscene or objectionable costumes will be allowed at this event.
2. Public cosplay weapons policies will be enforced by SJPD... If it looks real, "Peace-bond" it or leave it at home. 
3. Cosplayer under the age of 16 must have a parent, or legal guardian, in attendance.
4. No abusive or disruptive behavior will be tolerated at the festival... No exceptions

With that out of the way,  have fun and I hope to see you there Sunday.

Special Attention:
-Due to the Yu-Ai Kai Walk n Run early in the morning, neighborhood traffic will be altered to accomadate the race course and its participants.  Please be mindful and respectful as this will slow down traffic in the general vicinity.

-Nearby parking and neighborhood parking will be limited to what's available.  We strongly recommend the use of public transportation (VTA lightrail station - Ayers/Japantown), carpooling, or cycling for your visit.




#113
Just a bit curious.  Anyone planning to CosPlay at this seasonal art and craft festival in San Jose Japantown?  I saw a few individuals last year.  I hope more show up this year.  Free admission.  Food, music & japanese themed crafts. 

Time: 9:00a - 4:00p

Location: 5th street (Between Taylor St & Jackson Ave.)
             Jackson Ave. (between 4th Street and 6th Street)


For more information go to: www.nikkeimatsuri.org




#114
Quote from: Nina Star 9 on April 07, 2009, 11:57:06 AM
On a related note, what kind of paint would be best? I was thinking about using that spraypaint for plastic surfaces, because the helmets I have been looking at are shiny plastic, but I am not sure how well that works. Any advice?

Nina Star 9,

Looks like you're on the right track, and FanimeCon is just around the corner. 

Most Motorcycle helmets have that high-gloss "Plastic" look, but it's not plastic at all.  It has what is called a "Clear Coat" finish or a coating of paint that has no pigment or color in it.  like on cars, it gives the product that fresh new look.  The best recommendation I can give you is to consult the paint experts at a local paintshop or hardware store.  Tell them what you are painting and what kind of surface.  Also ask about what kind of preparations are needed, if any.  If you have painting skills, you're one step above me... (I've mess a few things up here & there...lol)  Since you get one shot at painting it right, you got to be in whole-hearted... No room for doubts.

As for the spray paints for plastic surfaces, they work really well and don't require a primer sub-coat.  Only once did it start to peel on a polished plastic surface.    For me, just to make sure it sticks, I usually take a pot scrubber and lightly rough the surface. 

IMPORTANT: REMEMBER TO TEST THE PAINT ON A SAMPLE PIECE BEFORE USING IT ON YOUR FINAL WORK.  Re-prepping a surface for painting is and always will be a pain.

Again, I hope this helps you... And I hope to see your finished work at Fanime...(^_^)
#115
Nine Star 9,

After staring at the sample photos for 10min, I'm convinced that this isn't a military helmet... It looks more like a motorcycle helmet worn in reverse and modified slightly to alter its appearance.  Try Googling half shell helmets and search under the images link.

Try this link for some samples:
http://www.bikerheadwear.com/helmets/dot_half_shell_motorcycle_helmet.htm

And as a recommendation to cut down on cost... check out garage sales, flea markets, swap meets and thrift shops before investing in a new helmet to mod.

I hope this helps

#116
Reipoker-san,

Maybe a few of these Fanime attendees may be interested:

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,11796.0.html

Hope this helps
#117
Eric or Steve,

My CosPlay will have a plastic (Hollow PVC) walking stick as an accessory.  Could you please advise if I will have to have this item Peace Bonded at the Con.

Thanks for all your hard work on the Con.