Cosplay Night at Battle & Brew March 2016

On March 12, 2016, All Cool Things™ attended one of many of Battle & Brew’s Cosplay Nights. Even though any night is welcome to cosplay, Battle & Brew will host nights especially dedicated to the art and lifestyle.  Sometimes the nights are themed. I think that night’s theme was Superheroes and Supervillains Road Crew of HERETICPRIME

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015

All Cool Things™ had an awesome time at the Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015 and it was the first time I went to a convention in cosplay!  On Friday I went as Darth V, a mashup of Darth Vader and V from V for Vendetta.  On Saturday I went as Popo Mr. Popo, a mashup of Mr. Popo from Dragon Ball Z and a cop. (Get it?) I got to hang out with the Swaggin’ Ball Z crew as a Mr. Popo from an alternate dimension. (We had Mr. Popo’s from both sides of the law!) This was the BEST time I ever had at an Anime Weekend Atlanta!  There always seemed to be something going on and we got to hang with our business partners at True Total Empire Inc. Road Crew of HERETICPRIME

Geek Trivia Night at Battle & Brew June 2015

On June 24, 2015, All Cool Things™ donated a NECA 18 inch LED T-800 Terminator model to the winners of the Battle & Brew’s Geek Trivia night.J Cosplay came in full cosplay as the Terminatrix Model T-X to present the collectible to the winners, as well as pose for pictures with guests and diners. J Cosplay is also a business partner and friend of the site. Road Crew of HERETICPRIME and J Cosplay

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014

‘All Cool Things at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014. ‘Pretty much it. ‘Nuff said. Road Crew of HERETICPRIME

HBO Presents Game of Thrones Season Four Premiere Festival

In May of 2014, All Cool Things™ attended a private screening of HBO’s Game of Thrones at the Plaza Atlanta Theatre. After the screening certain guests were shuttled away to attend a festival in honour of the season four premiere with live performances by belly dancers, musicians, actors, as well as displays of puppetry arts. Merchandise was also on hand for purchase as well as sneak previews of things to come in the Game of Thrones Universe. Road Crew of HERETICPRIME

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012

All Cool Things™ vended at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012 as Otaku no Baka, the name of our LLC. It was our busiest time as vendors at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Road/Vending Crew of HERETICPRIME, Jennifer Rossiter Strength, Stewart Strength Jr, Kelly Lorraine, Rei Ling, Trayce Blake, and Tara. [justified_image_gridids=”1577,1578,1579,1580,1581,1582,1583,1584,1585,1586,1587″]

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011

This was our first convention we had ever been to, vended at, and sponsored! We went as Otaku no Baka. We went primarily as a cosplay vendor with a lot of Bleach cosplays. We learned a lot about running our private retail company and met a lot of great people. Road/Vending Crew of HERETICPRIME, Jennifer Rossiter Strength, Jeffrey Wade, and Nicholas Bray.
We got so many great pictures at this con! The sad thing is that the pictures are low res, as it was 2011 and most low to mid range priced phones did not have great high res cameras, yet. If you want to see more pics, check out our Gallery. We have lots of awesome pics from different conventions and events.

Area 51 Night 10/12/19

Area 51 Night at the Battle & Brew wasn’t so much a big night for the party, but a strong night for the regulars that wanted to have a good time gaming and enjoying some drinks.

There were only a handful of cosplayers out that night, but there was an artist and publisher out promoting his new web series based on the Area 51 “Raid” that was the center of many recent memes.

Justin Simmonds of Mind Invader Comixs came to promote his web comic which will center around an alien trying to make it to area 51.

Why is trying to make it to Area 51?  There’s a twist to it, but along the way he collides with Earthlings in all our weird imperfections, and the memes that made the Area 51 “Raid” so viral.

Road Crew of HERETICPRIME

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2019

‘Not to sound like a downer, but I was disappointed this AWA.  I’m not going to go into too much detail right now, but I’m about 70% sure that this is going to be my last AWA for a while.

It wasn’t because of the top brass.  I personally met with some of them, and they are still the very attentive and caring group of individuals, despite change in ownership and some management.

I think that it is a matter of something getting too big to control in its present place, and just a few people; we can’t avoid some people being assholes.

I was finally able to attend the AWA Ball, and I wasn’t impressed.  I could have definitely found a better way to spend my VIP Ball ticket money. (Next time you offer a meal for the VIPs at a certain time, at least list it on the bloody schedule on the program and in the app!)

On the positive tip, there were plenty of great cosplayers and very helpful staff to point us in the right directions.  There were theatre rooms set up for all hours of the night for anime lurkers.  There were also all of the vendor and artist goodness you expect to find at a con.

I didn’t see as many photographers roaming around this time, but I think it might have been because of the highly planned scheduled photo shoots that were listed in the app greatly ahead of time. (I suppose that is a good thing, but I enjoy the chance meetings of conventions.)

Road Crew of HERETICPRIME and Ophelia Roberts