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Author: Luke Cheng


Sac-Con came to the Sacramento Convention Center this past weekend. This one day con was on Sunday and is really geared towards those who are into comics. The large main room was filled with vendors - many of which had boxes and boxes of comic books to search through. As a kid, I loved comic books, and this is the con I'd be all over as a youngster! Sadly, I forgot to bring my list of Uncanny X-Men needs with me this time around. But that just left me more time to get some photo and video coverage of the event!


Besides the books, vendors were selling toys, memorabilia, and artwork. I saw a lot of great original artwork that I would have loved to take home with me. As always, there is a huge variety of things to see and do whenever you go to a con. Besides the main room at Sac-Con, there were multiple panel rooms, a video game room, and a card game room. I enjoyed the fact that each room was relatively close together so I didn't have to walk all around the convention center to get from one point to another.


Found near the rear of the main event room were the special guests. Artists and actors were the primary guests that attendees could meet. Ron Lim, who had an awesome run at Marvel comics in the 90's, was there. I loved his work on the Avengers, and you can see his rendition of Thanos behind him.


There was plenty of cosplay on display at Sac-Con. It was awesome to see everyone get into the spirit of it - we had really young kids to adults who came dressed as their favorite pop culture icons. Sac-Con is definitely a family event, and there were lots of families out seeing all the awesome things for sale.


I was really impressed with the cosplay this time out at Sac-Con. Though it's a smaller con, the cosplayers came out swinging with some very elaborate and accurate representation of their characters. Above is Steph with her Barb from Stranger Things cosplay. She looks so good!


Sac-Con was a ton of fun and I'm so glad I went to it. This is a con that I'd highly recommend attending if you're at all into comic books. It's not as expensive as some of the other cons that are out there, and being only one day, it's a great time! CLICK HERE if you'd like to see the rest of the photos from my time at Sac-Con!

2018 Sac-Con - YouTube
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Author: Luke Cheng


Summer Sacanime 2018 is here and all of Sacramento's best cosplay was on display at the Convention Center in downtown. As always, Sacanime drew in thousands of people to celebrate their love of anime and pop culture. It's definitely my hands down favorite convention in Sacramento to attend and I'm glad it takes place twice a year. Sadly, this year I was limited to only attending the first two days as I had a prior commitment scheduled during the third day of the con. Man, it makes me sad to miss out! But I'm glad I got the chance to experience most of the awesomeness that occurred on this Labor Day weekend.


I saw a ton of great cosplay as I walked through the Convention Center. This Weapon X cosplayer always brings the fire as Logan, and he really outdid himself with this one. The detail is stunning - wish I could have gotten a full shoot with him in this cosplay.


Cosplay group gatherings are a staple of Sacanime and this weekend the balcony was full of fandoms coming together. These group gatherings draw huge crowds to take pictures and check out the work the cosplayers have done. If you're into a certain fandom, it's worth it to go upstairs to the main list to see when the group gatherings are so you don't miss out.


I personally love Overwatch so it's a gathering I make sure I go to. Overwatch has such a fantastic diversity in their line-up of characters including different skin mods so it's cool to see what people come dressed as each and every year. Now if only I was a better Overwatch player... that'd be nice.


Cosplayers who want high quality photos of their cosplay can get a FREE photo session with professional backdrops and lighting. Perry sets up a room just for this and it's a great opportunity to take home something that shows off your cosplay. I'd certainly take advantage of this if I were in cosplay!


For myself, I always try to get in a photoshoot or two while at the con. I typically don't do photoshoot reservations anymore, but if you manage to track me down I'd definitely be game to do a shoot with you or your group. Messaging me Facebook is a great way to get a hold of me. This Sacanime I shot this group of gender-bent Disney characters across the street at the Capitol Park. We were able to get some fabulous images.




Sacanime isn't just about the cosplay, as there are many other things to do while there. Of course the panels are great to sit in on, but I have found that the game rooms are filled up with players who love table top and CCG gaming. You don't even have to know how to play a game, the folks there are totally willing to teach a game. I personally host a weekly game night and these games are fun. The game rooms are worth a visit and a try!


And of course the vendor hall is where so much happens! There is just too much to see and buy whenever I go in there. Just taking a quick trip around the hall you'll most likely see a few items you'll want to buy. The artist alley is a great place to look around and see original creations by talented creators. And if you want to get a self portrait like Mike Meyers, you can do that too!


I hope I got the chance to see you at Sacanime, if not... there's always next time or we can always schedule a shoot outside of the con. Huge thanks go out to the folks at Sacanime for putting on a great event as always. Looking forward to the next one already!

2018 Summer Sacanime - YouTube
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2018 Winter SacAnime Day Three - YouTube

Note: I'm changing the format of this blog (for now)! Due to Photobucket changing their policies last year, I am no longer going to be hosting photos with them. That may mean that all the photos on this blog will disappear. So far they haven't yet, but there's no guarantee. The blog will be more video focused for the time being. Full galleries of my con photos will still be available on the main Cosplay of Sacramento site. Go there for your pics!

The final day of a three day con is usually the most chill. After two days of going really hard, it's nice to just relax a bit on the last day. As expected, the huge crowds thinned out quite a bit and it became easier to navigate the convention complex. It felt good to really take my time and savor the experience - and I had to savor the time as I have to wait all the way until summer before SacAnime happens again.

Since I made my way through almost all the rooms on Saturday, I focused a lot of my efforts on getting photos of the cosplayers. Most of my photos were taken on the balcony and main room up the escalators as that is where a lot of the photographers and cosplayers mill about. I love this area because there is a constant flow of people in cosplay coming in. If you're a cosplayer and you want to get a picture taken then upstairs is definitely the place to plant yourself!

The one thing I didn't do yesterday was get into the autograph halls. They are in a separate section of the convention center. I didn't want to miss checking them out so I went today. There were so many people in line wanting to get autographs from the guests. I just saw line after line of people waiting. It was really incredible. This winter SacAnime's guest line-up was pretty impressive, so I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised at the lines I saw today.

I'm sad that SacAnime is over already. This con always seems to fly by so fast! It's a sign that I really like it. Good thing it comes twice a year! As always I have a full gallery of photos from today. CLICK HERE if you want to check them out!

See you at summer SacAnime 2018!!!
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2018 Winter SacAnime Day One - YouTube

Note: I'm changing the format of this blog (for now)! Due to Photobucket changing their policies last year, I am no longer going to be hosting photos with them. That may mean that all the photos on this blog will disappear. So far they haven't yet, but there's no guarantee. The blog will be more video focused for the time being. Full galleries of my con photos will still be available on the main Cosplay of Sacramento site. Go there for your pics!

It seems like it's been a while since my last con. I've been very busy with my new baby boy, so he's been taking up a lot of my time. But I'm glad to be back and on the convention room floor of Sac Anime once again. Sac Anime is Sacramento's premier pop culture convention and it definitely draws in the multitudes. There was some rain on this first day, but that didn't stop anyone from getting to the con.

I arrived to Sac Anime to a long line of convention goers outside the Sheraton Hotel where badges could be purchased and picked up. I don't think I have ever recalled seeing such a long line before. It snaked around the block and made a couple of loops inside the hotel as well.

Things were lively inside the main convention center, but there was plenty of room to walk around and enjoy the booths. There were several things I wanted to pick up but I ended up holding off. I still have two more days of the con to decided if I really want to get them. Both of the things I want are of the stuffed variety. I saw this stuffed meat thing that looked like something you'd get more health from out of an 8-bit era video game. It was so cool! Also, my favorite Pokemon, Psyduck, was looking really cute as well. Will one of these items be mine by the end of the con? Only time will tell.

I was pretty free today to roam around and take photos. A few cosplayers I knew got a hold of me to do some short shoots. They were a ton of fun to do. Check out some of the footage in my video recap above.

I was really just trying to get reacquainted with the con experience today so that tomorrow I am ready to hit the ground running. I'm planning on checking out all the different panels and rooms that Sac Anime has to offer. I'm excited to get back to Sac Anime!

Wanna see my full gallery of photos from day one? CLICK HERE.
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