If you were thinking of going to NYAF, there is a contest:
Want to get into the 2008 New York Anime Festival for free without having to sneak in or bribe someone? Fancy yourself an artist like Yoshitaka Amano? Then this contest is for you! To enter the contest, submit one (1) anime-style portrait or rendering of yourself and one (1) unaltered photograph for comparison to said portrait to firstname.lastname@example.org between 12:01 AM EDT September 10, 2008 and midnight on September 18, 2008.
There will be four (4) First Prize Winners. Each First Prize Winner will receive two (2) weekend passes to the New York Anime Festival and three Random House manga books. Judging the submissions will be Ali Kokeman and Tricia Narwani from Del Rey Manga!
Just passing it on! Thanks to Brigid Alverson for the info! I will be at NYAF (most likely fighting Ed Sizemore for xxxHolic merch :D) so perhaps we’ll run into each other!
Ed Sizemore saysSeptember 11, 2008 at 3:28 pm
I will only be there on Saturday :-( Just look for the guy who looks like the comic shop owner from the Simpsons except with short cropped hair and glasses. I’ll be carrying a large blue messenger bag.
Melinda Beasi saysSeptember 11, 2008 at 3:32 pm
I will look for you! Though I promise not to *really* fight you for the xxxHolic stuff. I really can’t afford any of it right now anyway. :)
Ed Sizemore saysSeptember 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm
There are a couple of pencil boards I would like to pick up and I might venture into poster territory if they have something really, really nice. I tend to collect items that are easy to store.
I can’t take a punch, so I think it would be a very short fight.
Melinda Beasi saysSeptember 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm
Well, I was raised by Quakers, so punching isn’t exactly my strong suit. Probably we’d both be better off with rock, paper, scissors.
There are a couple of books I might pick up, but I think you have them already. So I’m guessing we’re safe.