With how quiet I’ve been lately, I wanted to bring back my monthly update posts to go into a bit of what I’m doing, what’s going on with me, and what I have coming up.
Ai-Kon’s committee are giving the Portage Place I-Max a going-away party on March 17th(the I-Max will sadly be closing on the 31st of March, only one day after my birthday(sadface)). And how does an Anime convention bid proper farewell to such a long-standing icon as the Portage Place I-Max, you ask? Simple, with a virtual pop star concert event. They have procured through unknown methods(that quite possibly do not bear mentioning… but are probably completely harmless) the 2012 Hatsune Miku Concert footage and will be showing it off on the I-Max screen(since we aren’t properly equipped for a hologram performance, of course).
That’s right, not only do you get to bid farewell to a place that has been with us for as long as I can remember, you get to do it in true anime style. So whether you’ve just always been curious what this whole ‘virtual popstar’ thing is about, or whether you just like Japanese pop and want to have one last hoorah with our old friend the Portage Place I-Max… I hope you join me at this Ai-Kon special event at Winnipeg’s Portage Place I-Max at 7PM on March 17th. I’ll be there to watch and enjoy, and also to take in whatever cosplay happens to show up(if there’s much, you can expect pictures!).
So I wake up this morning, excited about the future. We’ve just had the reveal of the PS4, we’re on the cusp of the next generation. We’ve got an exciting lineup of games for the next few months. All should be well, shouldn’t it? Well, it was until I started reading my twitter feed… and now I’m saddened. What I was originally planning to write today was a review… but after the news today, I just couldn’t. I kept thinking about the news… and thus, here we are. My tribute. It won’t be the most eloquent article I’ve ever written… my mind is a little shocked right now. But it is sincere, honest, and heartfelt.
At today’s Nintendo Direct they discussed plans for the Mii-Verse, which were rather bland and had me almost falling asleep until they started talking the real stuff: Games.
The people of Winnipeg love Ai-Kon so much that they just can’t wait a full year, so they kidnap the Ai-Kon committee and torture them until they’re willing to hold a miniature Ai-Kon in the middle of winter(just kidding… I’m pretty sure very little torture is actually involved). They call this event Winterfest. And this year it’s happening on January 12th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.