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Crimotaku here, known as the Otaku Trooper. Bringing to you not-exactly-no-longer LIVE .. Supanova Sydney 2010! Preview Night.

Thanks to connections of the local Sydney 501st Legion members, this otaku managed to get a special pass to allows me to “teleport” all over the event … pass the lines, making it possible for me to do this post! Giving people and inside view of one of Australia’s biggest conventions! Some say that Melbourne has bigger conventions compared to Sydney (Syd being 2nd) .. and i think i have to agree with that.

This preview night was set on the 18th June 2010.

More pics @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crimotaku/sets/72157624367057558/

Otaku Trooper packed and ready!

Preview Night on the 18th June

The massive queue of people!

Not all of them were people tho ..

The 501st Legion SCG of Sydney setting up the booth. Responsible for getting me in ^^

This is the size of the Dome

R2D2 builders!

Look sir, droids!

Angel Beats reference?

You can find old school toys for sale too!

The SCG guys having fun. Most troopers call their helmets buckets, but these were really buckets!

This is one of Sydney's Otaku Loot distributors

Cosplayers came as well on the preview night

Lordi!

Kingdom Hearts, Watchmen and the list goes on!

Why so serious, Mr J?

Two cute pikachus! ^^

Umbrella Corps made sure security was tight!

Buffy Stars are coming to this event!

The original Hulk actor and the voice machine from Police Academy!

Initial D showing after the MCs gave the opening speech and such, which i missed coz i was mingling with the 501st and cosplayers

In Australia, cosplayers take the train too! The happy schmuck in the background happens to be DC Reader, Major Gravy ^^

Personal Blah-Blahs: Well thats the Otaku Trooper Report for Preview Night of Supanova Syd 2010! Two more days of report to type up! One thing i like about Australian conventions is there is a balance between western Sci Fic Fanboyism and eastern Otakuism.  But just by looking at the convention, Fanboyism and Otakuism is the same thing. There is no OR .. just AND! Fanboyism and Otakuism is the same thing, it just happens the Japanese term, Otaku, didnt pop up before Fanboyism. The Otaku Trooper is the middle link of both these cultures of the two worlds, loving them both equally. If i cover a convention, i try to capture the whole convention with all its content, but this is only possible if i have my brother (personal photographer) with me. >.< Why? He is my brother, he can sense all the kinds of mischief i can do, with just a word from me, and he’d click immediately ^^

For Supanova Sydney 2010, i was doing both Meito Anisawa cosplay from Lucky Star and a Stormtrooper. As i was the Stormtrooper i was reporting to 501st Legion duties (hard to take pics in armor and carry a DSLR), i like to pay off the favors and debts the moment i owe people something. Its not my way to take things for granted! =3 If you otakus out there ever do something awesome for me, i will make sure i return the awesomeness with some interest ^^ After double cosplaying, i pretty much understand why cosplayers dont bring their own cameras. However, thanks to DC Reader, Major Gravy, who saved the day, the Otaku Trooper was able to cause some mischief in the last two hours of Sunday 20th June! Whew! And i thought i would never get any pictures done!

But after this convention, i learnt something. I will only put full effort with a trustworthy and skilled photographer, that way i wont need hold back posing and doing all the talking, while my photographer take the pics. ^^  In short, i dont think i’d fly to a convention without a wingman … ever!

Its been long scheduled, that in preparation of Supanova Sydney 2010 (18th-20th June), DC reader MajorGravy aka Twitter User, @DeidaraGS,  will be staying at my place for <2 weeks. Coming over to swap animes and such and also help work on his cosplay project for Supanova Sydney 2010. He may have already posted this on FigureFM, but i am reposting it my way ^^ The world is seen differently thru different eyes, and this is how i see it =)

Nani Nani?
What is this?
What’s up?
What is this?
Oh! That’s what!

We went out to all my known sources that helped me collect materials for my Stormtrooper armor today. Discovered a couple of handy shops new to me as well ^^ Crafting something is always fun, as long as you have a deadline and a mission! And most importantly, a plan! Creating cosplays can really boggle one’s mind when it comes to crafting and making it practical ^^

Goodness Gracious Me! Great Balls of Fire! I did not realize i did not blog about this on the new blog, but here we go!! (Originally from FigureFM)

Website: Supanova Sydney 2010 (www)
Date: June 18th-20th 2010
Venue: The Dome, Sydney Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
Time: 10am to 6pm, June 19th and 20th, 2010 / Preview Night June 18th (6pm to 10pm – doors open 5.30pm)

The Message:
Simple really! Looking to meet other DC/FigureFM readers in Sydney! Its always nice to meet fellow comrades at conventions! This wont be the first time i will be advertising this. Once every week till i fly off from Tasmania to Sydney then i would start communicating via tweets! Going there with another DC reader and a cosplayer from Perth ^^

Goal? Meet up, go around the convention, chat, take pics .. and etc etc etc! ^^ And adding each other to blogroll/twitter/facebook and etc!

How to find me?
Look for a non yet 501st Legion registered Stormtrooper with a SOS Brigade Armband / Judgement Armband .. or both! I would be the Stormtrooper prob going nuts wanting to take pics with every cosplayer i see! I also will be hanging around with the 501st Legion booth to mingle with fellow troopers as well!

If you are cheeky enough to try it. Prepare a Carameldansen mp3 to your mobile/mp3 player to catch my attention ^^

Supanova Sydney Meetup Invitation to DC/FigureFM readers ^^

Not only do i have the out of armor attire ready, but a few extras as well!

Decided to replicate this Figma bag into something i can use ^^

And now for the end result .. cards are being picked up on Saturday morning ^^

Replication complete!

.. and thats not the only thing that has been replicated =P

See ya at Supanova Sydney 2010!

UPDATE June 3rd: I know an out of armor attire for the convention, this one makes it easier for me to take my own blog pics in ^^ Guess who the character i will be cosplaying as! If i find Lucky Star cosplayers, they are so in for a shock!

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Note to Self: Its actually cheaper to make ur own anime goods rather than buying stuff that looks like crap for 50 bucks -_-

First thing first, putting comrade otakus as the main thing is important! Coz they are people! Friends! Comrades! YEOSH!! Ok ..

Tasmanian Otaku Blogger:
Fellow Tasmanian anime/otaku blogger @washi_ finally posted up his Otacool3 Submission. It was supposed to be posted weeks ago, like a week after mine, well .. better late than never!

One of Washi’s Otacool3 Submission

Secret Cosplay Revealed! And its an Animate character called the Anime Tenchou, Meito Anisawa!

The key parts are all there, cept for .. some ^^

Missing a few things to make the character appear richer in color. That would be a rich red apron (either i have to die it rich red or search the town for it), a pair of red comfy sneakers (always could use new sneakers, been a while) and new blue jeans? Gonna have to make an Animate theme badge and making a few extra props, like an Animate logo-ed satchel to keep stuff to pose with (Otacool magazines), and a book bag. I am hoping the book bag would be able to be made to look like, figma Konata’s paper bag. ^^

Figma Konata's paperbag >.<

Meet up with fellow DC Readers at Supanova Sydney! (If i find any ..)

Supanova Sydney 2010 Advertisement on FigureFM

Posted an advertisement to see if any DC Readers wanted to meet up when Supanova Sydney took place on FigureFM (Why? Coz its that easy to use!). How do we meet up? Will be trooping around in armor with either the SOS Brigade Armband or the Judgement Armband, or BOTH ^^ Did not really mention i had a secret cosplay planned for Supanova, this otaku trooper has to share his passion both ways. Pulled out of cosplay retirement, i finally found a long term character i can be at an anime convention without the armor!