Hey Cool Kids!
We just wanted to announce that Atlanta has a new convention in the works, and it's AniBlaze Anime & Fan Convention!
Some of you might have heard about this convention, but most of you probably haven't. In any case, I'll give you a little background to introduce you and to clear the air on anything you might have heard.
Originally, AniBlaze was to take place in 2016, in March. It had a decent lineup, especially for a year one con, but due hotel issues, was unable to take place. In an attempt to please all of the people, AniBlaze attempted to postpone it until early May. Due to factors including original guests not being able to reschedule, committee chairs and other staff relocating, and close proximity to MomoCon's date, AniBlaze had to cancel that date.
Since then the CEOs of both AniBlaze LLC and Otaku no Baka, LLC have partnered up to form the new executive management team at AniBlaze LLC. This shall reestablish and provide constant stability for AniBlaze, and ensure a convention experience that will open a new door for fandoms in Atlanta that want an intimate convention experience again, and something to do locally and in Spring.
AniBlaze will be having a mini-con on October 15 at the Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta, across from the Cobb Galleria Centre. (Yes, the same Sheraton also affiliated with Anime Weekend Atlanta!) It will be to formally introduce itself to the public and give a taste of what's to come in March of 2017, which will be the first large annual convention.
At this moment, AniBlaze is accepting inquiries and requests for those that want to vend in the vendors' and artists' areas. Vendor spots will be $50 per 10 X 10 booth space, and can purchase multiples for extended space. Artist spots will be $35 for a table, but artists may purchase a vendor spot if they so desire. However, not only is area limited, but vendor spaces bought by businesses will be limited by product/service genre to maintain a fun variety goods and services and healthy and limited competition amongst vendors. The vending area will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
AniBlaze is also accepting inquiries and requests for people that may want to speak, run panels, or be celebrity guests. We are deciding if we will have a program book, and in the case we do, advertising applications will be up, as well. (Talk to us about product and service donations in lieu of monetary advertising payment, as well.)
Pre-registration forms are being prepared as you read this and should be up on the main AniBlaze site no later than July 29, 2016 for attendance, vending, speaking, panel submission, and celebrity guest appearances. Pre-registration forms for the March 2017 even shall also be made available SOON.
For new information keep up with AniBlaze's official website, All Cool Things™, and our many social media sites.
Battle & Brew hosted another one of their Cosplay Nights on Saturday, March 12, 2016, and All Cool Things™ was there.
There were lots of cosplayers there and the atmosphere was very light and jovial, with people playing games, dining in, mingling at the bar, and even playing tabletop games in the tabletop area.
There were some serious cosplayers, but a good number of them were hobbyists as well.
Something else of note, just like any well-trained Pokémon, the menu for Battle & Brew has evolved. I was sad to see some items leave, but I think a lot of folks will be very happy to see the new additions.
- Picture shot by HERETICPRIME, of the friendly and very talented Takumisa Cosplay
I'll keep it short and sweet, this year.
Thanks to all of you that come and put your feet up and sat a spell.
Thanks to all the cool people that respond and give their blessings to be featured here.
Thanks to all the partners and friends.
Thanks to you for reading this today.
I hope to see all of you next year, so stay safe this Holiday Season!
The Website will be closed from Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Monday, September 28, 2015. We will be attending Anime Weekend Atlanta. All orders made after Wednesday, September 23, 2015 will be processed on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Business and processing will also re-ensue, as usual, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Thank you for your patience and understanding, in advance.
What? You didn't think we were closing for good, did you?
If you haven't made it to the new location for Battle and Brew, yet, then I can give you one great new reason to: On a soon to be announced Trivia Night Wednesday, All Cool Things™ will be giving away a fully articulated 18 inch Cyberdyne Series 101 T-800 Terminator Endoskeleton, made by NECA, the masters of movie reproduction collectibles! This is to celebrate the theatrical release of "Terminator Genisys."
This item is discontinued and highly collectible!
Presenting it will be the lovely and very talented costumer and cosplayer, J Cosplay!
She will appear for pictures and autographs an hour before Trivia Night takes place, so come on in early!
We are hoping that this will be the start of a long partnership with the coolest restaurant we know of, and we like to think that we know a little bit about what's cool, here at All Cool Things™.
'Just to tell you a little bit more about J Cosplay, she is an otaku and gamer. Although she does not like fighting games, ("Nah, I suck at fighting games.") she loves Cammy White.
She is an avid con attender, going to local cons such as MomoCon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and of course, Dragon Con, so if you think you have seen her there, you probably did!
She has been interviewed and covered by industry publications like Nerdcaliber and the French blog "Daily Héros."
J Cosplay is also an All Cool Things™ partner, and one to watch on the cosplay scene!
Well, MomoCon starts this Thursday for the first time, both as a four day event, and at the World Congress Center!
I had planned to go last year, and had my ducks all in a row, but real life came a-knockin,' and I had to make some hard decisions.
For all of you fine otaku, comic, sci-fi, and fantasy geeks that do go, please be safe and make this premiere such an event, that the move to it's new location is filled to the brim.
Also, give Jess and her hubby a hug for me!
Halloween is almost here, again, and I get to enjoy one of my favourite holidays once more!
Why do I love Halloween so much? It is the one time of the year that we allow ourselves, and each other, not to be the people we want to be, but ANYTHING we want to be! In fact, it goes even further than that! We can even take something that scares us out of our wits, and become it! How is THAT for empowerment?
When else can a person be a pirate, ninja, caveman, or cosmic intergalactic being? 'Halloween...and when you cosplay! Yes! Think about it! When we cosplay, it's like carrying a piece of Halloween with us wherever we go, and when we go to conventions, we might as well be in the Land of Halloween! (Sometimes you even see Jack Skeleton!)
Well, not to beat you over the head with all of the LED stuff that you can get to make your costumes or keep your kids visible and safe with as they trick or treat, *cough, cough* I did want to share a letter that a mother wrote to us about the site, so please take a look.
Thanks to all of you that enjoy the site. THIS is why WE do it!:
I wanted to send you a 'thank you' for your webpage (http://www.allcoolthings.net/apps/links/). I am sewing a costume for my daughter Lauren for Halloween and we were looking online together for ideas. I had no idea what cosplay even was until today - thanks for the information and great ideas, it's been a great help!
She also found another great resource that was helpful for people like me who didn't fully understand cosplay and everything about it! The article is "Costume Play: All About Cosplay" - http://www.halloweenexpress.com/costume-play-all-about-cosplay.php
Would you mind including the article on your page for me? I thought that it would fit in well with your page, and Lauren will be happy to hear that you liked her information! Let me know if you get the chance to update - and thanks again for the great website!
Have a great day,
I'm going to let you in on a little secret! For about a year, or so, we've been planning to expand All Cool Things™ into a completely new arena! 'Not content with being a webstore, provider of fine party girls, and a "hub for all cool things since 2011," we have been experimenting with selling Asian/gaming snacks, and treats and popular Asian/American comfort foods!
We intend to start out small by selling our snacks online, and later selling full cuisine at conventions throughout the Metro-Atlanta area in Georgia, USA.
Hopefully the snacks will be online by the end of this year, and the food carting at will be in time for the Spring of 2015.
To ensure that this happens the right way, we have to take it slowly and surely.
Please feel free to give suggestions as to our menu, and we thank you for not only your support, but your patience!
I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season! Just because it's coming to a close does not mean that you have to crash with all that great momentum!
As always, All Cool Things™ is here to add some fun to the new year so you can't start it off with a bang!
So may the best of last year be the worst of your new one!
Happy New Year from All Cool Things™ and Otaku no Baka, LLC!
Well, it's that time of year again! Everyone laughs a little harder. People smile a little bit brighter, and we all hope somebody gets us the thing that we would feel too guilty to get for ourselves!
Yup! That's what Christmas is now, unless you have kids, and then it's trying to make their morning on the 25th of December as magical as you remember yours.
Thankfully, for you, whether it's the first reason or the latter, you can make all your wishes come true at All Cool Things™!
Is there something big that you want your friend or sibling to get you? Well, if they haven't gotten the hint and gotten you something big for Christmas, yet, then it's up to you to bite the bullet and get them something awesome first, like one of our limited edition Terminator 2 T-800 Endoskeleton 18 Inch Figures. Are they more of a cosplayer, or looking to start? Well, try one of our cosplays, like our Premium Ichigo Kurosaki/Lieutenant Uniform; You will NOT find a better quality "Bleach" cosplay on the web. You can't go wrong with that!
Any of the things I've already listed could brighten up your child's Christmas Morning, but don't discount the power of some inexpensive and extremely fun LED gifts! How cool would it be to wake up to the sound of your kids clashing their Multicoloured FX Sabers for only $10 a piece! Or maybe make them galactic peacekeepers in the Green Lantern Corps with their very own light up Green Lantern Rings! The possibilities are endless.
Oh, and we haven't forgotten about you, either! Maybe you can get something for yourself. *wink, wink* We have some great Sexy Cosplay that you and your loved one can enjoy!
So no matter what the time, rhyme, reason, or season, we at All Cool Things™ wish you and yours the best this holiday season!
I hope everyone is planning on having a safe and happy Halloween!
Now is a great time to get some spooky gifts or just be selfish and get you a kickass gift for youself! We've got some great horror lunch boxes as well as action figures that are sure to curdle the blood and raise the hairs on many a neck!
But like I said, it's also about being safe, so be sure to get the little ones some LED jewelry, props, and party favours to keep them bright in the night while they Trick or Treat! They'll have so much fun, they won't know they're being safe, and you won't have to worry so much as they enjoy their All Hallow's Eve!
And of course, don't forget about our cosplay costumes so you can be a soul reaper, or an arrancar!
Order now, before it's too late, be safe on Devil's Night, too!
For those of you that follow us regularly, you may have notcied that I have been concentrating more on entertainment content than products this past year. This is because I have been been trying to get more high end products for you all, but also give you a reason to hang out and just enjoy the site, as well.
When I co-ran the site I was at, before this one, the creator and I had that vision of making a place to hang out online when you had nothing better to do, but didn't want to spend your time in the equivilent of a Walmart parking lot at night. I think if you look at the videos and pictures, you will definitely see that.
You should also cheque out the the "Links" section. I have tweeked the HELL out of it and stocked it with new and entertaining sites, not to mention recategorised it for your ease and operation.
As always, if you have any input or suggestions, just hit Contact tab to the left or "Contact Us" link at the top!
Thanks for stopping by!
I have just recieved word from my supplier that Iron Man should land sometime late this month or early next month!
All Cool Things™ will be one of the few places that will offer this awesome addtion to anybody's collection!
We are sorry to report that we are no longer taking reservations for this item (SORRY!), and that the remaining pieces will be first come, first served!
NECA made an appearance at the New York Toy Fair this year and they displayed some prototypes of highly anticipated 1/4 Scale 18 inch figures, and I am considering pre-ordering some of them.
One of the figures displayed was the 18 Inch Iron Man Action Figure that has already been pre-ordered and scheduled to be released sometime in Spring/Summer.
I thought I'd share with you all some pictures to wet your appetites!
Some of you may have noticed that I added a partner in the "Links" section: All Good Things TV.
Today I am proud to say that I have been published as a contributing writer! I think this will continue a trend of sharing between the two sites.
Please check out my review below and check out the other reviews on All Good Things.TV!
As a lot of you have noticed, we have been stocking our USAmerican movie products. We will continue to do so for the next month or so. After that, I intend to focus on more otkau products, like DBZ figures and more PVC. I also intend to have fully functional Freddy Krueger gloves in time for Days of the Dead Atlanta in early February.
I also tried to get a crew of Otaku no Baka Girls. I have had to look for new stock in ladies, but I think you will all be MUCH happier! The girls I am getting are wild! They will be fun and up for anything! If the previous girls were a 10 on the Fun-O-Meter, these are at least a 20! If you get these girls for your parties or conventions, it will be some of the best spent money of your life!
As always, please join the site if you haven't already. It's free, and to tell you the truth, it lets me know I'm doing something right. Plus, you can get incentives for joining and getting friends to, as well. See the webstore for details.
I want to thank everybody that came out and visited our booth at AWA 2012! You helped make us the huge success that we were!
I do not know if I am going to attend AWA 2013, but I do want to show at MomoCon and possibly Days of the Dead next year.
My mind is swimming with new products for you all! Each passing year I learn more about what you guys want!
Did you like the Otaku no Baka Girls? Be on the lookout for them in upcoming events!
First, lets get some things straight about what did not happen: 1) No-go on the Euclid Gray partnership, 2) No-go on sponsoring Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, 2) No-go on DVDs/Blu-Rays.
There are also some things that may come in the moderate to far off future if at all: 1) More Sexy Cosplay, 2) Corsets,, 3) Freaky Contact Lenses, 4) LED Lamps, 5) Japanese Snacks, 6) Weapons, 7) Cosplay.
I also have have some things that I do have on the burners for the near future: 1) Necomimi from Neurowear, 2) Portal Replica Portal Guns, 3) A Nightmare on Elm Street Replica Freddy Gloves, 4) Green Lantern Light Up Rings, 5) Pulp Fiction "Bad Motherfucker" Wallets.
And of course we will have more LED and PVC/Resin/Action Figures. We have already started stocking high quality movie action figures at highly competitive prices.
Oh, and even though we will not be a sponsor of Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, we will be there! As we speak, I am screening some very lovely ladies to be a part of the Otaku no Baka AWA 2012 Staff! Come by our booth and say hi to the ladies when you attend AWA this year, and stay tuned for updates!
We are right now talking to actor, singer, and producer, Euclid Gray about appearing and vending at some of his concerts.
Euclid Gray is an actor in Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" play. His new album also drops on May 8. Pre-orders are available.
I am officially vending at AWA 2012. I am also in the works for working out sponsorship, again.
I am also trying to decide on more products to offer all of you. Here are some ideas.
1) Yaoi, Hentai, and unique DVDs/Blu-Rays
2) Action Figures
3) Japanese snacks
5) LED Lamps
I also want to pad our inventory of LED Specialty items.
Well, I am going to offer weapons, but decided on working through alternate suppliers.
I recently got the urge to sell PVC figures, too.
I have wanted to sell cute LED bunny lamps as well.
I have also wanted to expand our sexy cosplay.
Well, I have decided to let you guys'n'gals decide!
I will set up a poll on facebook to see what facebook fans want.
I won't announce the winner. Just check the webstore within a month to find out who won!
Some of you may have noticed that I opened up with a vast assortment of weapons but now only have two, and they are now "coming soon.." That probably got you wondering what has happened.
To make a long story short, I am using a new supplier that will give me the same great quality weapons but at a lower price. The trade-off is that I will now have to stock more types of swords with less variety, but as I said earlier, you get the savings.
Also as a reminder, The LED's are coming. Most should be here by Friday. The rest by Friday of next week.
The swords should hopefully be here within weeks.
As always, if you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to go to the contact tab and tell us what's on your mind.
As always, thank you for your support!
With months in the waiting, LED's have been added to the Webstore...However, they will not be in stock until this time next week, so fear not!
None of the items will be more than $10!
Check them out in the Webstore under "LED Novelty!"