26. August 2016 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 37: Bye Bye Baltimore · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , ,

When Neil and I attend conventions together we traditionally challenge each other to buy a figure of any sort while at the convention and stage a photograph at or around the event. Sometimes this works and sometimes it really doesn’t. I ended up snagging this Shizue for maybe a dollar less that I see it go for online, which is a good enough deal for me.


Since this was Otakon’s last year in “Charm” City, we added the caveat of capturing a part of the unique architecture of the Baltimore Convention Center in the picture as well.

I will not mince words: for all my concerns about their change of venue to Washington DC, I am not going to miss Baltimore. The BCC is long overdue for renovation and is practically disintegrating in it’s current state, the city has made some breathtakingly poor decisions with regards to pedestrian flow around the area, ancillary retail (like places to eat) has seen better days, honestly, it’s good to put it behind me. But the BCC, with it’s giant glass walls and concrete triangles everywhere, was truly weird, and in that regard it’ll always have a place in my heart.

24. August 2016 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 37: Otakon Edition · Categories: Photo Shoots


Figure Photo Fights at conventions can be especially fun, and Otakon was no exception. The official challenge is:

You are to purchase a figure of any kind (articulated, prize, scale) and take a picture of it while attending Otakon 2016.

Since it’s the convention’s last year in Baltimore, the photograph should feature one or more of the unique architectural elements of the BCC.

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24. August 2016 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 36: Nendoroid Umaru · Categories: Photo Shoots


My challenge this time was pretty specific, but still left me a lot of room to play. Jeff said,

It’s hotter than a dog’s asshole outside, so take Nendoroid Umaru and snap a picture of her being a nice normal person and avoiding the sun at all costs. Overuse of accessories is encouraged. Feel free to incorporate any other nendoroids or their accessories as well.  More »