Remembering Stan Lee

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One of the most important iconic people of our time passed away Monday. Stanley Martin Lieber otherwise, known as Stan Lee. He is known by all comic book lovers as the father of Marvel Studios. A life filled with more than enough fame and hero worship by all those fans that followed the legendary writer and artist; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018. This man is known throughout the comic world, even more throughout the planet itself as a man of equality, diversity, and love of all. Stan Lee was a comic book writer, publisher, chairman, director, and editor. He leads a small publishing company and helped turn it into a large multimedia company, the same company we all know today as the infamous Marvel Studios. It is sad to see him go but he will never be forgotten with all the work he has achieved over the many years.

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Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo

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Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment attended Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo (AF@NYCC) at Pier 94. This was the first year AX collaborated with NYCC and their first convention was hosted in New York City.  This convention was strictly dedicated to anime and I loved every minute of it. I was able to attend the event on Thursday and Sunday, experience what it was like attending this new anime convention in New York. It turned out to be a fun and unique experience . Continue reading

New York Comic Con 2018: Overview

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Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment attended New York Comic Convention (NYCC) at the Jacob K. Javits Center. This year NYCC collaborated together with Anime Expo to create Anime Fest,  a new convention that was located at Pier 94.  Continue reading

Anime Fest @ NYCC 2018 Expectations

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This year will be the first year of a new anime convention in New York, the Anime Fest  (which is collaborative venture between NYCC and Anime Expo ).  In years prior, there was a separate anime convention that was hosted with New York Comic Con but, over the years they fused together and became one convention that enveloped the entire Jacob Javits Center.

This year attendees have the option to purchase tickets to Anime Fest and/or New York Comic Con but the conventions this year will be held in two different locations. I will be attending both conventions, this year and  I can not wait to experience what both conventions have to offer.

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Steve Conte Panel at J1-Con 2018

I was able to see Steve Conte at J1-Con but it was not what I expected. Steve Conte is an American musician, music producer, guitarist, songwriter, and the lead singer of his own band: Steve Conte NYC. I was hoping to see a concert and here some of his music but, it turned out to be a Q & A panel. It was a very intimate setting and I was able to learn a lot about him and his career. Continue reading

Storyboard Artist Matthew Bordenave at J1-Con 2018

While I sat in the Dante Buford panel, I met Matthew Bordenave who is a Storyboard artist and up next was his panel.  He was very funny and had a great stage presence. I really got to enjoy this panel and had a lot of fun. I was interested in learning about storyboarding because it is part of what makes an animation, this is one of the many jobs that brings an animation to life. With everyone’s hard work, everything comes together into the animation we see. I originally sat in this panel because I was curious about what the panel would be about, I was able to learn a lot about the behind-the-scenes in developing an animation. Continue reading

Animation Director Dante Buford at J1-Con 2018

At J1-Con I was able to meet Dante Buford a Director and an Animator. I never understood the behind the scenes of creating an animation and all the work that goes into creating animation. There are so many people that work together in creating an animation. There are storyboard artists, animators, artists, voice-over actors, and many other different positions. With all the work from everyone, everything comes together it is visualized into the animation we see. I sat in the panel because I was curious about what the panel was about, I was able to learn a lot about the behind-the-scenes in developing an animation.

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