Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Henry W.Male/Canada Groups :iconmtl-cosplay-photo: Mtl-Cosplay-Photo
Cosplay, Photos, Fun!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
49 Month Core Membership
Statistics 4,547 Deviations 8,592 Comments 113,943 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

The art level I can currently achieve. Enjoy! :)

Favourites

The art level I'm aiming to attain. Please encourage me! :w00t: Also, contains some other personal favorites.

Webcam

Another Wishlist

FYI, my birthday is June 30th! :cake: Getting presents from you guys on my birthday would be very appreciated! However, I can still accept presents at any time of the year.

By category:

Last update 2015-07-03

:bulletblue: Photo Gear

Camera bodies:
- A pair of different-generation/level Canon dSLR bodies that share the same battery type, eg. T2i & T4i, T3i & T5i, etc. The goal is to be able to swap batteries blindly or in the dark without worrying about inserting the wrong battery type into any body. I'm currently using the T1i & XS pair sharing 4 LP-E5 batteries. | ~$750-$1,050 CAD

Lenses:
- A Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX APO DC HSM for Canon telephoto constant-aperture zoom lens, to augment my reach | ~$700-$1,100 CAD
- A Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM standard constant-aperture zoom lens, to replace my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC | ~$975-$1,150 CAD :thumbsup:
- A Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX for Canon wideangle constant-aperture zoom lens, for group & scenic shots | ~$450-$1,000 CAD
- A Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX HSM DG for Canon standard prime lens, to replace my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II | ~$450-$675 CAD

Camera accessories:
- An extra neoprene camera & lens pouch, for my Canon Rebel T1i & Canon 50mm f/1.8 combo :thumbsup:
- A hand strap for my Canon Rebel XS :thumbsup:
- A plastic (not metal!) anime keychain, to attach it to my Canon Rebel XS's hand strap
- A black large heavy-duty tripod, to replace a lightstand in some situations | ~$75-$100 CAD

Speedlites:
- An extra speedlite with a small head (430EX-size); optical sync mode (S1/S2) optional :thumbsup:

Light modifiers:
- A golden reflective umbrella, to produce warm light with my monolight strobe
- A collapsible white shoot-through umbrella, one which can fit inside a backpack
- A black compact collapsible lightstand, one which can fit inside a regular large suitcase | ~$35 CAD
- A reflector holder-arm, to mount on lightstands

Flash accessories:
- A PT-04 wireless flash trigger transmitter, so that each of my camera bodies would have a transmitter :thumbsup:
- An extra pack of gels for my Yongnuo YN467 speedlite :thumbsup:

:bulletblue: Non-photo gear

Apparel:
- A new black cat hat or set of cat ears
- A black cat tail
- A black cat kigurumi | ~$## CAD

Figurines & plushies:
- A life-size Kyubey plushie :iconlupy-1: :thumbsup:

Body gear:
- Black knee pads, to replace my painted woodland ones, which the paint is always chipping off :thumbsup:
- A black thigh pistol holster, for toy guns :thumbsup:
- A black wargame (airsoft) bulletproof vest, to make me look bulkier! | ~$50-$90 CAD
- A navy & white "P.R.E.S.S." back patch, to put on the back of the bulletproof vest, just like combat photographers :thumbsup:

Visitors

:iconlowercasem:
lowercaseM
Aug 31, 2015
11:38 am
:iconsawakomio:
SawakoMio
Aug 30, 2015
11:32 am
:iconjulinahabs:
julinahabs
Aug 30, 2015
7:33 am
:iconkvazilineen:
kvazilineen
Aug 30, 2015
1:04 am
:iconpete177510:
pete177510
Aug 29, 2015
6:47 am

My Worldwide Visitors!

free counters

Steampunk Style! (Anime North 2013)

Cosplay Photographers I Met o/

Meeting other Cosplay Photographers (Cosphotographers, Cosplay Photogs, Costographers, Cos Photogs, Kamekos, etc) is fun! Here are some of those I met along the years:

Last update 2014-04-17


Photographers Gathering at Otakon 2012 | Photo by thesoulcrash


Photographers Gathering at Katsucon 2013 | Photo by me (10-sec timer)


xinstrumental, Henrickson (me) and elysiagriffin at Katsucon 2013 | Photo by a Katsucon Staff member


Henrickson (me) and Kevin Lillard / A Fan's View at Anime North 2013 | Photo by Peter Wu


Photographers Gathering at Otakon 2013 | Photo by souldrivephotos (with IR remote)


Photographers Gathering at Katsucon 2014 | Photo by me (10-sec timer)

Notable Cosplayers I Shot ^_^

I took photos of notable cosplayers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Philippines, Australia, Venezuela and other countries. As I've met most likely over 1,000 cosplayers in my life, I'll only list the most notable ones here.

Last update 2014-04-17


LiKovacs, yayacosplay, BlackMageAlodia, Adella, IchigoKitty & Lillyxandra | All photos by me


vickybunnyangel, Mei-Hoshi, Malindachan, VandorWolf, twinfools, KellyJane, tealpirate, MelfinaCosplay (with Mattissimo) & Marie-Claude B. | All photos by me


Starlightslk, Kukuzilla, the-mirror-melts, CrystalPanda, akuriko, venntus & da-rk | All photos by me


Luvnatsu, AthelCosplay, TwilightSaphir, KakeranoTsuki, BalthierFlare (with Lolipuff), PaXingCai & YunaDaKilla | All photos by me


BlankoCosplay, EveilleCosplay, EminenceRain, Markiemark425, EnchantedCupcake, Yuuri-C, Yuuri-K & rosieru-chan | All photos by me


HatterSisters, burloire, Inabari, UxiCosplay, jusdepomme, Suki-Cosplay & Armurita | All photos by me


xSoulxxxReaperx, Jessica Nigri, FantasyNinja, RebelliousDante, Jesse Lagers, Riddle1 & Its-Raining-Neon | All photos by me


maridah, Nobodyyyyy, Bllacksheep, NadiaSK, Maria-Masquerade, TraumaticCandy | All photos by me


KamuiCosplay, Bonkersjune16, TechnoRanma, Glay, Stealthos-Aurion, restlessnocturne & kaiser-mony | All photos by me

Private Cosplay Photoshoots Policy


Last update 2014-04-28

BEFORE the con:

1. To book a shoot, comment on the posted Journal entry (public) or send me a Note (anonymous). Public bookings will have your (nick)name, character, series, shoot location, etc shown in the Journal. Anonymous ones will have their details only known to me and will be marked "Undisclosed" in the Journal.

2. Maximum of 1 shoot per costume, per day. You cannot book 2+ shoots with the same costume on the same day. However, we can shoot the same costume on different days... We'll just change shoot locations to add variety.

3. Please provide a cellphone number or email address to contact you during the con. For those of you with no cellphones, please provide a number from one of your friends' phones. If you're at the con alone and only have a WiFi-only device such as an iPod Touch or other MP3 player, then we should communicate by email or iMessage, if you have an Apple device.

4. When booking your shoot, please provide as many details as possible. Your name/nickname, size of your group (if you're a group), characters, series/title/theme, meetup point, photoshoot location (if you have one in mind), types of poses, and any other requests such as going far away from the con to a well-known landmark, shooting on a roof, shooting in the snow, shooting under the rain, shooting in a hotel room, etc.

5. Group sizes of over 10 cosplayers will require a helper. While I may have a photo assistant with me to handle large groups, please try to have on hand a helper of your own in case I don't have one. My helpers are busy con-goers and can only help me when they have holes in their schedules. Without a helper, your shoot can drag on as long as 90 mins.

6. My rates are variable and depend on the time of day. Time slots in the early afternoon are the most expensive, followed by slots in the late morning and late afternoon. Slots in the early morning and the whole evening are free. As demand for private shoots is at the highest between late morning and late afternoon, I charge the most during that time; also the convention venue will lack adequate shoot locations since almost everyone's doing shoots at the same time everywhere. I love night shoots, therefore they're free; also the venue should be less crowded in the early morning and at night, so chances of finding good shoot locations are higher.

7. Payments have to be made before the con. You can use PayPal or meet me in person if you're in the Montreal area. I accept cash at $1 USD for $1 CAD (for the time being). If it's not possible for you to pay me before the con, then we'll need to arrange something. I'm open to many options.

8. Friends and regular cosplayers get discounts. If you're someone I know very well in and out of conventions or someone who has booked 3, 4, 5 or more shoots with me in the past, I'm open to give you a discounted rate. Hotel roommates and convention Cosplay Guests of Honor get the highest discounts if they ask to book shoots with me!

9. You can cancel your shoot at any moment until the day & time of your shoot. Please provide a reason of course. Any amounts paid will be refunded.

DURING the con:

10. At the meetup point, wait for me in a spot that's neither too hidden nor too exposed. You don't want to be too hidden or I won't be able to spot you; you don't want to be too exposed or other con-goers will always be asking you for photos, making you pose and tire yourself needlessly before the shoot.

11. If you're late, please contact me the moment you realize you can't arrive at the meetup point on time. I'll do the same if I'm late. Texting is preferred, as I may be in a noisy area. I check my text messages every 10 mins when I expect to receive texts, ie. not during sleeping hours.

12. To rebook a shoot to a later or earlier time slot, please contact me the moment you realize you can't be present for a shoot at the slot you reserved. I'll send you a list of OPEN slots and you'll reply with the slot of your choice. If none of the slots listed are convenient to you, I'll try to cancel attending a panel or event to create new slots.

13. The later you arrive at your shoot, the less photos I'll take and the less shots you'll receive. Between 0 and 15 mins late you'll get the maximum number of good photos from the shoot; between 15 and 30 mins late you'll get 2/3 of the maximum; between 30 and 45 mins late you'll get 1/3 of the max. I can do a mini-shoot in 3 mins but you won't get much variety nor quantity of shots from such a shoot.

14. If you never showed up to a paid shoot, you'll get no refund. To get a refund, you'll need to provide a good reason for your absence and lack of notification. I can understand that con-goers may be injured or become ill during cons and be hospitalized, or pass out in their hotel rooms from heat, lack of sleep or exhaustion. A refund will be issued after you contact me to explain your no-show at a booked paid shoot.

AFTER the con:

15. As soon as I sorted my photos, I'll send you a copy of all the unedited shots. They'll be resized smaller for faster file transfers. This is so that you have a copy of the photoshoot no matter what happens to me or how long I take to edit your shoot. You may choose to edit these preliminary shots on your own, by a friend or wait for me to send you the final versions of the shots. These unedited shots aren't meant to be shown publicly so I ask that you don't upload these shots without editing them first.

16. The final set of photos will be way smaller than the total number of photos from the shoot. I'll only process the best pictures taken during your shoot and show these best shots, because a (cosplay) photographer is "only as good as his worst (cosplay) photo." Don't be surprised if the final collection has only 9 shots, out of 90 photos taken during the 45 mins of the shoot. By being selective, we also keep the high value of the photo set by not uploading a majority of the shots, which would possibly dilute the value and impact of each photo by too much repetition.

17. During the convention high season (April to September), delays in delivery of final shots may be slower due to the high volume of photos I need to process. Most cosplay photographers have backlogs of photos to edit, and these people have to process those shots while trying to have a living of their own. They go to school, go to work, transit to places, have other obligations, etc. They can only process photos during their free times, which on some days of the week might be inexistent. Please bear patience with us! If you want any updates from me, you can either ask me directly or check out my Twitter where I post live progress: twitter.com/Henrickson_

18. Unless requested and paid for, you'll get photos sized 2,400 px on the longest side, in various aspect ratios. This is a good size for uploading to social media and cosplay photo websites. It's also good for small/medium prints. For larger prints, you'll need to pay me extra for the full-size images.

19. The final photos from your shoot will be ZIPped and uploaded to a file-sharing website. The download link will be sent privately to you. If you were in a cosplay group and I know your other group members, I'll include their contacts in the message to download the shots. If not, you can share the download link with them. One thing I won't do is to write multiple email messages and attach the photos to the emails, unless it's a last resort. I have other photo delivery methods as well, including meeting me in person in Montreal and transferring via USB key drive.

20. Please credit me and my/your helper(s), if any, for any online uploads. "Photo by Henrickson" will be sufficient, but you can also add a link to my deviantART too. For prints permissions, please discuss with me.


3 TIPS ON BOOKING PRIVATE SHOOTS IN GENERAL AT CONS:

- Look for other cosplay photographers attending the same con as you, check out their work and book shoots with those whose work you like. Everyone I know who charges high will produce phenomenal results. Do your best to schedule as many shoots as possible with them, they're all worth your money! Big names like RocknamLee, alucardleashed, LiquidCocaine-Photos, Elemental-Sight, solartempest, belziir and Mikacosplay in Canada and LJinto, TheDreamerWorld, Anna-Fischer, SoulFirePhotography, MindFall, xinstrumental and elysiagriffin in the U.S. are all sure bets. Go and book shoots with them now, before all their slots are taken!

- In the event that the preferred cosplay photographers you want to shoot with have no more available slots, look for other cosplay photographers who might be interested in shooting your costumes. Every year, there are many new cosplay photographers entering the private photoshoots scene at conventions around the world. Some of them may have been shooting stuff other than cosplay and are just starting to venture into cosplay, while others are pure cosplay photographers, who will dedicate their entire time at taking cosplay photos. When choosing a new cosplay photographer to work with, it's (almost) always a risk, as they don't have the reputation, respect and recognition of the bigger names. On the other hand, you may see the birth of a new generation of cosplay photographers who might become bigger and better than the currently "ruling" cos photogs at the top of everyone's minds. Everyone needs to start out somewhere, and it's you who will provide the photographic subjects for them to build a sizable portfolio. The best and most-known cosplayers out there won't simply accept to shoot with startup cosplay photographers because they're unsure of what results they'll come up with, and these cosplayers generally have high expectations of their photogs. There are exceptions everywhere (especially when trading money for removal of favoritism).

- If you couldn't manage to book a shoot with any cosplay photographers before the con after spending so much effort at trying to do so, go to the con and ask cosplay photographers around if they have any availabilities. Cosplay photographers get cancellations all the time, so what I suggest is to go ahead and try asking any cosplay photographer if they have some available slots on that day that you're wearing such costume. While the average cancellation rate is about 10%, it may go as high as 50% in some cases (must be very bad luck for those cosplay photographers), so go around and ask them! If they're very impressed by your costume, they'll feel bad to refuse you, and if they don't have any slots, some of them might open new ones outside of their pre-established schedules. I would 100% do that if an exceptionally beautiful cosplayer asked me to do a shoot with her at a con; refusing to do so would be extremely regrettable.

Activity




Hi! Here's my final schedule for Otakuthon 2015 in Montreal, QC, Canada  Canada. To book a shoot, meet me at the con.

Last update 2015-08-07 @ 12:30 am

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

My outfit: Civvies, then black polo + urban camo pants

As the con opens before hotel check-in time, I'll park my car and gear up lightly for any available activities until 2 pm.

7:00 am - BLOCKED for transit, car parking (1h)
8:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast, gear-up, Art Gallery photo exhibit setup (1h)
9:00 am - Walkaround (2h)
11:00 am - Dealers Room, autographs of Cosplay Guests | Rm. 220BCD
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Introduction to the World Cosplay Summit | Rm. 512CDGH (45m)
2:00 pm - BLOCKED for hotel check-in (1h)

After we check in, I take a nap and wear my full photographic gear load.

3:00 pm - BLOCKED for napping (45m)
4:00 pm - WCS Green Room photos (45m)
5:00 pm - PANEL: Basic Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
6:00 pm - PANEL: Advanced Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
6:45 pm - BLOCKED for dinner (30m)
7:15 pm - WCS Green Room photos (1h)
8:30 pm - SHOW: World Cosplay Summit Canadian Preliminaries | Rm. 210 (1h 30m)
10:00 pm - WCS Green Room debrief (30m)

I return to the hotel room to sleep and wake up early for the sunrise photoshoot.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

My outfit: Civvies, then black tank top + woodland camo shorts

Sunrise is at 5:46 am. I'll be geared lightly. Assistants welcome.

5:00 am - TAKEN (1h 30m)
6:30 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h)

After breakfast, I head back to my room for a nap.

7:30 am - BLOCKED for napping (1h)
8:30 am - RESERVED
9:30 am - RESERVED
10:30 am - PANEL: :iconelffi: Q&A | Rm. 512CDGH
11:30 am - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
12:30 pm - GATHERING: Disney | Esplanade fountain
1:30 pm - BLOCKED for napping (30m)
2:00 pm - PANEL: Le cosplay en Europe | Rm. 512CDGH
3:00 pm - GATHERING: Borderlands games | Lipstick Forest
4:00 pm - GATHERING: Pokémon | Lipstick Forest | Esplanade stairs

When do I eat dinner, you ask? Well, in-between the end the Pokémon gathering and when I head to line up for the Masq! I eat in the lineup, as always.

4:30 pm - Lining up for Masquerade (1h 30m) | Rm. 220A
6:00 pm - SHOW: Otakuthon Masquerade | Rm. 210 (3h)
9:00 pm - Walkaround (1h)
10:00 pm - :iconkitamon: | Matt | 2nd floor Info Desk
11:00 pm - RESERVED
12:00 am - Walkaround (3h)

Longest day EVER at Otakuthon!!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

My outfit: White short dress shirt + navy necktie + navy pants

NO sunrise shoot for me on Sunday! I sleep in!

9:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h 30m)
10:30 am - BLOCKED for packing luggage (1h)
11:30 am - BLOCKED for check-out (30m)
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Travelling to Other Conventions | Rm. 514C (45m)
2:00 pm - PANEL: Cosplay Photoshoots | Rm. 514C (45m)
3:00 pm - EVENT: Masquerade Awards Ceremony | Rm. 710B (1h 30m)
4:30 pm - Blocked for wrapping up photo exhibit at Art Gallery
5:00 pm - Walkaround (1h)
6:00 pm - Do last things
6:30 pm - SUNDAY EVENING GROUP DINNER (1h 30m)

The end-of-con group dinner has been a convention tradition for half a decade. Wanna join us?
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: YouTube videos
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Dynasty Warriors 8 XL Complete Edition [PC]
  • Eating: Candies
  • Drinking: Source water
Otakuthon 2015 BEGINS! by Henrickson
Otakuthon 2015 BEGINS!
Otakuthon, Montreal's anime convention, begins! 2015 is their 10th edition, and it's my 9th time attending this con (I missed Year 1). I saw about 20 cosplayers today at Thursday night badge pick-up - usually, there's about 5-10. The convention runs until Sunday afternoon.

People in photo:
- ??? as Alice [Pandora Hearts]
Loading...


Hi! Here's my tentative personal schedule for Otakuthon 2015 in Montreal, QC, Canada  Canada. As a tentative convention schedule hasn't been posted yet, I'll use a carbon-copy of my last year's personal schedule.

Private photoshoot policy, booking procedure and rates remain the same as always.

Important note: I submitted 5 panel ideas. Should my panels be confirmed and fall on photoshoot slots, you'll be contacted for conflict resolution (move or cancel shoots). All 5 panel ideas have been accepted and the slots at which they'll take place have been updated below. Should other opportunities open for me, I'll take them as well and contact any affected people with existing appointments with me.

Last update 2015-08-05 @ 4:15 am

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Earlier badge pick-up times means I'll be at the Palais des Congrès earlier, allowing me to scout for photoshoot locations and give a tour guide to any of my out-of-town guests. Staying home till 4 pm to receive any imminent package delivery. I'll be photo-geared lightly on this day for any cosplayers present.

12:00 pm - Canceled
1:00 pm - Canceled
2:00 pm - Canceled
3:00 pm - Canceled
4:00 pm - Canceled
5:00 pm - BLOCKED for badge pickup (1h 30m expected)
6:30 pm - Walkaround
7:00 pm - THURSDAY EVENING GROUP DINNER | Chez Chili restaurant in Chinatown (1h 30m, see below)

Returning home after the group dinner to pack my luggage and get downtown early tomorrow.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

As the con opens before hotel check-in time, I'll park my car and gear up lightly for any available activities until 2 pm.


My cosplay photo exhibit last year at Otakuthon's Art Gallery

7:00 am - BLOCKED for transit, car parking (1h)
8:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast, gear-up, Art Gallery photo exhibit setup (1h)
9:00 am - OPEN ($15 base rate)
10:00 am - OPEN ($15 base rate)
11:00 am - OPEN ($15 base rate)
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Introduction to the World Cosplay Summit | Rm. 512CDGH (45m)
2:00 pm - BLOCKED for hotel check-in (1h)

After we check in, I take a nap and wear my full photographic gear load.

3:00 pm - BLOCKED for napping (1h)
4:00 pm - OPEN ($15 base rate)
5:00 pm - PANEL: Basic Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
6:00 pm - PANEL: Advanced Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
7:00 pm - BLOCKED for dinner (30m)
7:30 pm - Lining up for WCS Stage presentations (1h)
8:30 pm - SHOW: World Cosplay Summit Canadian Preliminaries | Rm. 210 (2h)

I return to the hotel room to sleep and wake up early for the sunrise photoshoot.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Sunrise is at 5:46 am. I'll be geared lightly. Assistants welcome.

5:00 am - TAKEN (free shoot, 1h 30m) | Suggested theme: Sunrise photoshoot | Suggested locations: Old Port (most likely)
6:30 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h)

After breakfast, I head back to my room for a nap.

7:30 am - BLOCKED for napping (1h)
8:30 am - RESERVED (free shoot)
9:30 am - OPEN ($15 base rate)
10:30 am - OPEN ($15 base rate)
11:30 am - BLOCKED for lunch & a short nap (1h 30m)
1:00 pm - OPEN ($30 base rate)
2:00 pm - OPEN ($30 base rate)
3:00 pm - GATHERING: Borderlands games | Lipstick Forest
4:00 pm - OPEN ($15 base rate)

When do I eat dinner, you ask? Well, in-between the end of my 4 pm shoot and when I head to line up for the Masq! I eat in the lineup, as always.

5:00 pm - Lining up for Masquerade (1h)
6:00 pm - SHOW: Otakuthon Masquerade | Rm. 210 (3h)
9:00 pm - OPEN (free shoot)
10:00 pm - :iconkitamon: | Alois | Black Butler
11:00 pm - OPEN (free shoot)
12:00 am - OPEN (free shoot)
1:00 am - OPEN (free shoot)
2:00 am - OPEN (free shoot)

Longest day EVER at Otakuthon!!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

NO sunrise shoot for me on Sunday! I sleep in!

9:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h 30m)
10:30 am - BLOCKED for packing luggage (1h)
11:30 am - BLOCKED for check-out (30m)
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Travelling to Other Conventions | Rm. 514C (45m)
2:00 pm - PANEL: Cosplay Photoshoots | Rm. 514C (45m)
3:00 pm - EVENT: Masquerade Awards Ceremony | Rm. 710B (1h 30m)
4:30 pm - Blocked for wrapping up photo exhibit at Art Gallery
5:00 pm - OPEN ($15 base rate)
6:00 pm - Do last things
6:30 pm - SUNDAY EVENING GROUP DINNER (1h 30m, see below)

The end-of-con group dinner has been a convention tradition for half a decade. Wanna join us?

Booking Process, Rules, etc

Same as usual. Check 2013's Journal entry for details, they're unchanged for 2015:

Otakon '13 and Otakuthon '13 private shootsOtakon 2013 (Baltimore, MD, :flagus: USA) Private Cosplay Photoshoots
As Otakon '13 (OTA) and Otakuthon '13 (OTK) are on back-to-back weekends this year and the 3 days in-between cons won't be enough to book shoots for OTK, I'll be taking shoot requests for both cons at the same time.
Here are my photoshoot availabilities for Otakon 2013 (:flagus: UNITED STATES). I have a few things planned but I'm pretty available the rest of the time.
I'll be both a cosplay photographer and a photo assistant for other photogs at OTA. To book a shoot or ask for my help, please comment below or send me a Note, specifying "Otakon 2013" or "OTA '13" as the convention - please don't forget to mention the con, to avoid confusion. "Helper" thread on Cosplay.com: TBA Meet me at the con.
Most time slots are 60 mins long. A shoot typically lasts 45 mins, with about 15 mins in-between to pack up to get to my next shoot/panel/event. Default meetup location is the taxi area in front o


Help wanted: Full-time Photo Assistant for Otakuthon 2015


- Description: I'm looking for someone to help me out with my private shoots at Otakuthon 2015. Photoshoots can be run more efficiently with the help of a Photo Assistant.
- Requirements: You must attend Otakuthon 2015 on all 4 days of the con (THU-SUN). You must know how private shoots work, or be willing to learn. You must be available to help me whenever I have a scheduled shoot. You must be able to help both the cosplay photographer and the cosplayer(s) in their tasks and poses, as able.
- Optional: You can follow me from shoot to shoot. You have cosplay photoshoot experience. You're not required to carry all my equipment, though any help would be welcome. You can suggest either pose ideas for the cosplayer or framing/composition ideas for the cos photographer. You can pose as an "innocent bystander" for silly poses. :p (Lick)
- How to help: Comment below or send me a Note, specifying Otakuthon 2015 as the con you want to help me out. By assisting me in my shoots, you'll have the chance to work with a seasoned cosplay photographer who knows how to obtain good cosplay photos without making things too complicated or difficult. The helper role is easy. And for each paid shoot you help me out, you're entitled to a minimum 20% cut; the more useful your help, the bigger the cut. Second photographers get 40%. Please discuss for details on how you can help me.

To make things easy, I'll be carrying the heaviest bag. All cameras will be with me, however you can hold my flashes, monopod, lightstand, etc. You should help me at every single one of my shoots, though if there are any that you can't make it to, please let me know and suggest me someone to replace you.

I rely on teamwork to produce cosplay photos of superior quality and it's with dedicated Photo Assistants that we have a team to achieve these amazing results! :highfive:

Otakuthon 2015 Day 0 Dinner!




- What: A dinner at a restaurant in Chinatown before the con begins
- When: Thu, Aug 6 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
- Where: Chez Chili (3 votes)
- Who: Any of my friends who pick up their badges on Thursday
- Why: To get together and have a good time before the con begins (and Chinatown restos are packed during the con)

People confirmed so far to the dinner: :iconhenrickson::iconjulinahabs::iconloki555:

Traditionally, we go to Sumo Ramen on St-Laurent. We're open to any restaurant suggestions.

Meetup point will be the Tim Hortons inside the convention center, at 6:45 pm. If that area is blocked, we'll gather outside the Couche Tard opposite of the Tims.

Otakuthon 2015 Preparations


A partial list of things to do for Otakuthon 2015:

:bulletyellow: Get more photo prints for the Photo Exhibit in the Art Gallery. Once again I need new prints. With the past few cons, I should have a good selection!
:bulletyellow: Get new photo gear. I'll order new gear on DX.com and eBay. I hope they'll arrive before the con. Update: ~$800 of new gear ordered yesterday. Unfortunately, only half of them are slated to arrive by Aug 6th...
:bulletyellow: Attack my photo backlog. Clear as much stuff as possible before the con. I may have a few days this month and in July where I could pull photo-processing marathons. You're more than welcome to come over to my place to help me out, I have a 2nd computer with all the software loaded on it. We could work side-by-side in the same room. Send me a Note if interested. Warning: I don't share my unprocessed photos over the Internet, even if it's more convenient. You MUST help me process photos at my house, using my 2nd computer, or with your own laptop.

World Cosplay Summit Canadian Preliminaries




New for this year, Canada has been granted the status of fully-participating nation, so not only this year's winning team will be at the 2016 WCS championship, they'll be able to compete in it and be able to win awards! :w00t:

Here were the teams from last year at the Canadian prelims:



Far Travelers: Shipping to Your Extra Convention Travel Belongings to Montreal


Hi, are you attending Otakuthon this year? Will be you coming from far, requiring flying on a plane? Will you be bringing more stuff than you have hands to carry them?


Too many props, not enough hands?

If the answer is yes to all 3 questions, then shipping your extra convention travel belongings to someone in Montreal to conform to airline luggage limits is the solution for you. Basically, here's how it goes:

1) Packing, padding, sealing: Days before your flight, you pack anything that doesn't fit your luggage - oversize props, armors, shields, costume contest stage sets, etc - into cardboad boxes, plastic bins or wooden crates. Pad them well inside, and seal well the container.
2) Shipping, reception, inspection: Ship them to a contact in Montreal, who will receive them the day before the con or the day you arrive in Montreal, using a service such as UPS, FedEx or Purolator. Upon receipt of your belongings, your contact will open the container and inspect the contents, reporting any damage occurred during transportation to you so that you can prepare to fix said damage upon your arrival.
3) Arrival, check-in, bring-over, repairs: You arrive in Montreal and head to your hotel. Your Montreal contact brings your shipped belongings container to your hotel room. You repair damages to your stuff, if any.
4) Check-out, re-pack, re-pad, re-seal: When you check out from the hotel - if you don't throw away your props/parts/sets to the garbage - you re-pack your belongings into the container, re-pad them, re-seal the box and remove the old shipping sticker.
5) Hand-over, return-fee payment, fly home: You hand over the container to your Montreal contact, paying him/her the return-shipping fee in cash, equivalent to the shipping fee from your hometown to Montreal. You take your flight back home.
6) Ship-back, return-fee settlement: Your Montreal contact ships your container back to you, which should arrive a couple of days after you return home. Should the return-shipping cost less than the go-shipping, then your Montreal contact sends you the change by PayPal. However, should the return-shipping cost more than the go-shipping and your Montreal contact had to pay extra from their pockets, then you should refund your Montreal contact the difference by PayPal.

Normally, a cosplayer with more items than normally allowed on airplanes has a travel companion with them, who him/herself has very little luggage of his/her own. That companion takes the extra loads from the cosplayer, so that each person conforms to the luggage allowances of airlines. And naturally, the companion serves as an extra pair of hands to carry that extra stuff!

But that's not always possible. What if your potential travel companions can't afford the roundtrip flights to Montreal? What if your companion is also a cosplayer, and has reached his/her luggage limit? Or, worst case scenario, what if you have NO companion to travel with you?? Then shipping the extra stuff to someone in Montreal is the only solution.

Ideally, the person coming from far (you) must know someone in Montreal who'll attend Otakuthon and be able to carry your container from his/her place to your hotel, ie. with a car. If you know no one, then I volunteer to be your Montreal contact. If you're flying in from far for Otakuthon 2015 and must bring more items than airlines allow you to, then you can ship your extra items to me.

If you're interested by my offer, then please fill up this form in a Note:

1) Your contact information
2) List of items to be shipped and their container
3) Your hotel check-in & check-out dates & times
4) Your preferred shipping service
5) Any other important information concerning the shipped items

Once we've agreed for you to ship your items to me and me ship them back to you after the con, you actually go and ship those items. After you paid your shipping fee, remember how much it costs and bring that amount in cash with you to Montreal. (Alternately, PayPal me that amount.) I'll use the money to re-ship your items back to you.

It's important to estimate how long it takes to ship your container from your place to mine. Please ship it at least 1 day earlier than calculated so that if I'm not home to receive it, I'll have another day to pick it up at the distribution center of the shipping service. It really breaks my schedule - and yours - to pick up your package on Friday afternoon at the distro center when we're supposed to be already at the convention on that day at that time!

If all goes well, your items should arrive at my place on Wednesday before the con. You should arrive either on Thursday or Friday in Montreal. As a goodness gesture, I can pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel. If you prefer heading to the hotel yourself, then it's fine; I'll bring your package over when you check in. If you arrive on Thursday but don't have a room, I can host you at my apartment as another goodness gesture. The same goes for your flight back home and Sunday with no hotel stay: I can drive you to the airport, and on Sunday night you can stay over at my place till the next day.

On the day that you check out, you hand me over the container with your items as well as the cash for the return-shipping fee (if you haven't paid me by PayPal beforehand). On Monday or Tuesday, I ship the item back to you using the same shipping service that you used, telling you how much it actually cost. Either I PayPal you the change or you PayPal me the extra difference; if the shipping fee is exactly the same as the go-shipping, then no further steps are necessary.

This plan is most advantageous for cosplayers willing to participate in the World Cosplay Summit Canadian Preliminaries with full costumes, props and stage sets, but don't know how to bring all this stuff to Montreal for Otakuthon. Shipping the extra items here is the solution, and I volunteer to be your Montreal contact!

Now, should you really fly? Or could you drive to Montreal? Here's a list of cities within driving distance from here. I recommend driving no more than 1,000 km. For 1,001 km or more, flying is the better option. If you drive, then you can bring everything with you. But if you fly, then you'll have to ship some of your stuff to a Montreal contact.

1) Ottawa, ON: 198 km
2) Quebec City, QC: 252 km
3) Kingston, ON: 287 km
4) Toronto, ON: 542 km
5) Fredericton, NB: 814 km

List of major Canadian cities at more than 1,000 km of driving distance from Montreal (you should fly here):

1) Charlottetown, PE: 1,147 km
2) Halifax, NS: 1,242 km
3) Winnipeg, MB: 2,367 km
4) St John's, NL: 2,534 km
5) Regina, SK: 2,817 km
6) Calgary, AB: 3,535 km
7) Edmonton, AB: 3,597 km
8) Vancouver, BC: 4,558 km
9) Yellowknife, NT: 5,086 km
10) Whitehorse, YT: 5,578 km

Don't let long distance and air travel be an impediment to your participation in the WCS Canadian Preliminaries - or just simply cosplaying with everything you got - at Otakuthon. Make it happen! Ship your extra costume items and sets to Montreal so that you can enjoy one of North America's best anime conventions this summer!

Otakuthon 2015 End-of-Con Dinner!


- What: A dinner at a restaurant downtown after the con ends
- When: Sun, Aug 9 at TBA time
- Where: TBA
- Who: Any of :icondroophotographer:'s friends
- Why: To get together and have a good time after the con ends

I'll post this information once I receive it. You can also ask DROO directly at the convention at his booth for the time & place. Traditionally, we go to Saint-Hubert or Mike's in the Desjardins Complex, but we'll need to ask DROO to confirm the location.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: YouTube videos
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Dynasty Warriors 8 XL Complete Edition [PC]
  • Eating: Candies
  • Drinking: Source water
Hey everyone, after years of consideration, I started up a Facebook page for my artwork! I'll post mostly low-quality full albums over there.

- Visit Henrickson on FB: www.facebook.com/pages/Henrick…

You can also see my work on these sites:

- Twitter for WIPs: twitter.com/Henrickson_
- Flickr for high-quality full albums: www.flickr.com/photos/henricks…

I'm mostly active on Twitter. Every time I finish a photo set, I post it first to Flickr, then resize my shots and post them to Facebook. A link to Flickr will always be included in each FB album, if people want to download higher-resolution images. Then, select shots from Flickr (the original finished set) will appear in my deviantART Gallery, where it would contain only my best work.


Hi! Here's my final schedule for Otakuthon 2015 in Montreal, QC, Canada  Canada. To book a shoot, meet me at the con.

Last update 2015-08-07 @ 12:30 am

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

My outfit: Civvies, then black polo + urban camo pants

As the con opens before hotel check-in time, I'll park my car and gear up lightly for any available activities until 2 pm.

7:00 am - BLOCKED for transit, car parking (1h)
8:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast, gear-up, Art Gallery photo exhibit setup (1h)
9:00 am - Walkaround (2h)
11:00 am - Dealers Room, autographs of Cosplay Guests | Rm. 220BCD
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Introduction to the World Cosplay Summit | Rm. 512CDGH (45m)
2:00 pm - BLOCKED for hotel check-in (1h)

After we check in, I take a nap and wear my full photographic gear load.

3:00 pm - BLOCKED for napping (45m)
4:00 pm - WCS Green Room photos (45m)
5:00 pm - PANEL: Basic Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
6:00 pm - PANEL: Advanced Cosplay Photography | Rm. 515A (45m)
6:45 pm - BLOCKED for dinner (30m)
7:15 pm - WCS Green Room photos (1h)
8:30 pm - SHOW: World Cosplay Summit Canadian Preliminaries | Rm. 210 (1h 30m)
10:00 pm - WCS Green Room debrief (30m)

I return to the hotel room to sleep and wake up early for the sunrise photoshoot.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

My outfit: Civvies, then black tank top + woodland camo shorts

Sunrise is at 5:46 am. I'll be geared lightly. Assistants welcome.

5:00 am - TAKEN (1h 30m)
6:30 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h)

After breakfast, I head back to my room for a nap.

7:30 am - BLOCKED for napping (1h)
8:30 am - RESERVED
9:30 am - RESERVED
10:30 am - PANEL: :iconelffi: Q&A | Rm. 512CDGH
11:30 am - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
12:30 pm - GATHERING: Disney | Esplanade fountain
1:30 pm - BLOCKED for napping (30m)
2:00 pm - PANEL: Le cosplay en Europe | Rm. 512CDGH
3:00 pm - GATHERING: Borderlands games | Lipstick Forest
4:00 pm - GATHERING: Pokémon | Lipstick Forest | Esplanade stairs

When do I eat dinner, you ask? Well, in-between the end the Pokémon gathering and when I head to line up for the Masq! I eat in the lineup, as always.

4:30 pm - Lining up for Masquerade (1h 30m) | Rm. 220A
6:00 pm - SHOW: Otakuthon Masquerade | Rm. 210 (3h)
9:00 pm - Walkaround (1h)
10:00 pm - :iconkitamon: | Matt | 2nd floor Info Desk
11:00 pm - RESERVED
12:00 am - Walkaround (3h)

Longest day EVER at Otakuthon!!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

My outfit: White short dress shirt + navy necktie + navy pants

NO sunrise shoot for me on Sunday! I sleep in!

9:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast (1h 30m)
10:30 am - BLOCKED for packing luggage (1h)
11:30 am - BLOCKED for check-out (30m)
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch (1h)
1:00 pm - PANEL: Travelling to Other Conventions | Rm. 514C (45m)
2:00 pm - PANEL: Cosplay Photoshoots | Rm. 514C (45m)
3:00 pm - EVENT: Masquerade Awards Ceremony | Rm. 710B (1h 30m)
4:30 pm - Blocked for wrapping up photo exhibit at Art Gallery
5:00 pm - Walkaround (1h)
6:00 pm - Do last things
6:30 pm - SUNDAY EVENING GROUP DINNER (1h 30m)

The end-of-con group dinner has been a convention tradition for half a decade. Wanna join us?
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: YouTube videos
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Playing: Dynasty Warriors 8 XL Complete Edition [PC]
  • Eating: Candies
  • Drinking: Source water

Journal History

deviantID

Henrickson's Profile Picture
Henrickson
Henry W.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
Photo courtesy of Richard Dufault of Open Shutter Photography: www.richarddufault.com/

:bulletblue: WHO I AM
- I'm Henry W.
--- Known online/offline as Henrickson
--- Living in Montreal, QC, Canada
--- Birthday is June 30th
- Cosplay photographer since 2007
- I use entry-level & amateur photo gear
--- Canon EOS Rebel XS
----- Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
----- Canon Speedlite 430EX
--- Canon EOS Rebel T1i
----- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
----- Canon Speedlite 430EX II
--- Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
--- LG G3
- Best pictures are posted in my deviantART Gallery: henrickson.deviantart.com/gall…
- Work-in-progress shots on my Twitter: twitter.com/Henrickson_
- High-quality full albums on my Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/henricks…
- Low-quality full albums on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Henrick…
- 14'' Acer Aspire laptop
--- I post sample shots on my Twitter as a "Live Feed" during cons

:bulletblue: MY COSPLAY
- Cosplayer since 2007
--- Kyon [The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya] (commissioned by simakai)
--- Random White Angel (closet outfit)
--- Guan Ping [Dynasty Warriors 7] (closet cosplay)
- Crossplayer
--- C.C. (black gown) [Code Geass] (borrowed from loki555)

:bulletblue: CONVENTIONS I ATTEND
- In :flagcanada: CANADA between Quebec City, QC and Toronto, ON
--- Nadeshicon in Quebec City, QC
--- Otakuthon and Montreal Comiccon in Montreal, QC
--- G-Anime in Gatineau, QC
--- Anime North in Toronto, ON
--- Various small conventions not far from Montreal
- In the :flagus: UNITED STATES between Portland, ME and Washington, DC
--- PortConMaine in Portland, ME
--- Bakuretsu Con in Colchester, VT
--- Genericon in Troy, NY
--- Otakon in Baltimore, MD
--- Katsucon in National Harbor, MD
- International conventions
--- Worldcon 2009 in Montreal, QC
--- Costume-Con 2014 in Toronto, ON
- I offer at-con private shoots
--- $15 to $30 for 45 mins
--- Photos from these shoots are of very good quality
- I take a lot of hall costume photos (see PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY)
--- I do my best to take the best hall shots within the confines of the venue, equipment at hand and con photography restrictions

:bulletblue: OFF-CON PHOTOSHOOTS
- One of the founders, organizers and lead photographers of Mtl-Cosplay-Photo Montreal Cosplay Photoshoots
--- Affiliate of Montreal Cosplayers (group)
--- We hold cosplay photoshoots in the Greater Montreal Area in public places
--- Among our ranks are cosplay photographers such as Mannaka, MaverickDelta, Jaya-sama, Touzzy, Joniel, BahamutNight and Mr. Jechgo. You can visit them on dA at:
:iconmannaka::iconmaverickdelta::iconjaya-sama::icontouzzy::iconjoniel::iconbahamutnight::iconmrjechgo:
- I offer off-con private shoots
--- $30 to $60 for 1 hr 30 mins
--- Photos from these shoots are of the highest quality
--- Driving included, max distance 100 km roundtrip

:bulletblue: PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
- Regular photojournalist for Consplayers ConsPlayers.com
--- My convention pictures are at: consplayers.com/Photography/ma…
--- Group led by LiKovacs's father Robert
- ConsPlayers.com has con photographers located in 4 countries around the world
--- Non-profit, shoot-for-free group of experienced convention photographers
--- Specializing in hall cosplay photography and masquerade photography
- The group is always looking for new photographers
--- If you're interested to join us, please contact me or Robert

:bulletblue: COSPLAY PROP-MAKING
- Completed
--- DW6 Guan Ping's Ji
--- DW5 Zhang Liao's Guandao
- In progress
--- DW6 Liu Bei's twin swords for a friend
--- Other commissions on order
- Materials of choice are wood, craft foam and PVC pipes

:bulletblue: CONVENTION INVOLVEMENT
- Panelist and Press member at Anime North and Otakuthon
- Panelist and Assistant Photographer at G-Anime
- Assistant Photographer at Cape & Kimono
- Official Convention Photographer at Montreal Comiccon and Nadeshicon
- Official Masquerade Photographer at Naru 2 U and Animorency's Halloween Parties
- Been a Volunteer in the past, but am now a Panelist because I can get badge refunds by doing less hours :D
Interests

Would you be interested to pay more to attend a smaller anime convention with very high-quality Guests, more interactive panels and better events than what\'s generally offered at lower-priced larger cons?? 

81%
22 deviants said Yes
15%
4 deviants said I don't know
4%
1 deviant said No

Events I'm Attending

My most known motto might be "I'm just around the corner", but my other known motto is "I'm all around the place". New/important events are in bold.

:bulletblue: 2015 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-07-22
Summary: A Katsucon-centric year. Going sabbatical other than local cons.
[CV] Katsucon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star: Done!
[CV] Genericon 2015 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Anime Boston 2015 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Did not attend
[CV] Nadeshicon 2015 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Summer G-Anime 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Did not attend
[CV] Otakuthon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star: Next upcoming
[CV] CoTiCon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star-empty:
[CV] Animara Con 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
Tally: 9 cons, no event, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2016 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-07-22
Summary: Austerity continues. Funding for a faraway con (West Coast or Japan Expo) needs extreme sacrifices. Probably will cut Katsucon, due to skyrocketing hotel room rates in National Harbor.
[CV] Anime North 2016 :star::star::star::star::star-empty:
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2016 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Otakuthon 2016 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2016 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
Tally: 3 cons, 1 event, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2017 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-07-22
Summary: Pushing back the faraway con trip by a year.
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2017 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Otakuthon 2017 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2017 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
Tally: 2 cons, 1 event, no shoots

:bulletblue: Future Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-01-01
Summary: Finally attending either a West Coast con or Japan Expo.
[CV] Sakura-Con 2018 OR Fanime 2018 OR Anime Expo 2018 (the "2018 West Coast Anime Con Group Trip"), OR Japan Expo 2018 in Paris, France!

:bulletyellow: Dream Conventions
Last update 2015-07-22
- Costume-Con: The original costume-focused convention. Attended by mostly veterans of the trade, the 32nd edition of this traveling con stops in Toronto in 2014! Most costumes are historical, literary, sci-fi, fantasy and steampunk, but we can also see some anime, comics, horror and gaming. Attended the 2014 edition!
- New York Comic Con: Big con yes, far no, expensive yes. Maybe a friend can host us instead of booking a hotel room, which is the main cost factor of such a con-going trip. Also, largest comic book convention in the United States, surpassing SDCC in attendance.
- AnimeNEXT: A con not too far, at a decent cost.
- Youmacon: A major convention along the Quebec-Detroit Corridor, on the American end of the Corridor.
- ColossalCon: Dubbed Vacation Con by many of its con-goers, this one features a giant wave pool and a safari park where people can pet baby animals!
- Dragon*Con: Need I say more? 8D
- Metrocon: Time to visit some Floridians.
- Anime Central: Largest con in the U.S. Midwest.
- Oni-Con: An anime con on the side of the beach!
- Anime Revolution: Time to visit Vancouver and check out West Coast Canadian cosplayers!
- FanimeCon: A well-rated West Coast con.
- Anime Expo: Any North American Otaku dreams to be at this con.
- San Diego Comic-Con: Any North American fan of any kind dreams to be at this con, bar none. Surpassed in size by NYCC
- Sakura-Con: An anime con at the same time as the cherry tree blossoms.
- Japan Expo: One of Europe's largest anime cons. Trip postponed.

:bulletyellow: Proposed & Wished Conventions
Last update 2015-07-22
- Proposed: Montreal Costume Festival (MTL CosFest): If I had the money, staff and resources to start up my own convention, this would be it. Focusing on costuming & cosplay and featuring 3 Masquerades (yes, THREE), this con would be the Montreal costumer/cosplayer's heaven. It's based on Costume-Con, but catering to a local & younger generation of costumers & cosplayers, the kind of people who attend anime, comics & gaming (ACG) conventions.
- Proposed: Laval Anime Festival (AniFest Laval): Laval's own anime convention. The largest cities in the province of Quebec have anime cons: Otakuthon in Montreal, G-Anime in Gatineau, Nadeshicon in Quebec City and Animaracon in Sherbrooke. Which other city in Quebec has a large population? Laval, of course! However, since it's adjacent to Montreal, any new anime con in Laval will compete directly with Otakuthon. For the venue, I suggest the Sheraton hotel next to Carrefour Laval. For the date, it must not be within 2 weeks of either Otakuthon or Montreal Comiccon, Montreal's other major fan convention; for even more attendance, AniFest Laval should also not be near the weekends of G-Anime, Nadeshicon and Animaracon. This leaves February, March, May, June, September, October and November as the usable months to hold such an anime con in the city of Laval.
- Wished: Penny Arcade Expo Canada (PAX Canada): Should Penny Arcade Expo Canada expand to Canada, Montreal should be a natural destination for them, since we have lots of video games companies here. Also, it wouldn't be a hassle to find suitable staff for this con, as there's no shortage of fan convention staff in Montreal. If they want experienced staff with hands-on experience with gaming cons, then they should look no further than the ex-staff of the now-defunct Arcadia Festival, a video games mini-con in Montreal that ran for a few years before it died off.
- Wished: Japan Expo Canada (JE Canada): Japan Expo has already expanded to other parts of France, Belgium and now the USA. Why not Canada? Our country has a relatively high proportion of anime fans. Japan Expo USA settled in California because it's a hotbed of anime and cosplay. Where would a Japan Expo Canada be? I hope in Montreal, since Toronto is getting saturated with cons lately. Both Toronto and Montreal are Canadian hotbeds of anime and cosplay, so wherever between these 2 cities the Japan Expo Canada organizers choose to hold their con, they would be successful!

Shoutbox

Henrickson:iconhenrickson:
Update: AN 2013 open slots left: FRI 5 pm / SAT 1 pm, 3 pm, 12 am / SUN 3 PM [link]
Wed May 15, 2013, 8:08 PM
Henrickson:iconhenrickson:
Announcement: May 2013 Flower Trees Mini-Photoshoot at Botanical Gardens, this Saturday at 9 am. [link]
Thu May 9, 2013, 10:36 PM
Nobody

Photo Backlog, the Full List


Here's the full list of my photo backlog. Striked-out items have been completed.

Last update 2014-08-20

CONVENTIONS:
- 2010
--- 10 conventions
- 2011
--- 12 conventions
- 2012
--- 10 conventions
- 2013
--- G-Anime 2013: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) | Misc
--- Katsucon 2013: Hall (THU, FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) | Misc (WCS, Masq) | Videos
--- GeekFest Montreal 2013: Hall | Shoots (1, 2) | Misc (Masq)
--- Nadeshicon 2013: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (Leading Anime Revo panel, NGE panel, Tiffany Grant Q&A, Masq, Hello Kitty panel, Masq Awards, Fashion shows, Closing Cerem) | Videos
--- Anime North 2013: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) | Misc (Mlight Ball, Masq Awards, Masq Simulator workshop) | Videos
--- PortConMaine 2013: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Misc (Rave, Cos Dmatch, Con Feedback panel, tourism) | Videos
--- Chibi G-Anime 2013: Hall | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) | Misc (Anime Name That Tune) | Videos
--- Otakon 2013: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) | Misc (Masq)
--- Otakuthon 2013: Hall (THU, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) | Misc (Masq)
--- Montreal Comiccon 2013: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (KamuiCosplay's panel, JNigri's panel, Masq, Masq Awards, Autographs, Cos au Québec panel)
--- Naru 2 U 2013: Hall (SAT) | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (Masq)
--- Ottawa Pop Expo 2013: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Misc (Prop Building panel, Masq, Masq Awards, Cos Tips panel) | Videos
- 2014
--- G-Anime 2014: Hall | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (In & Out Shoots panel, Masq)
--- Katsucon 2014: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) | Misc (Masq, WCS)
--- Genericon 2014: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (Masq, Cos Chess, Rave, Cos Dating, Cos Dmatch)
--- Nadeshicon 2014: Hall (SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3) | Misc (MKana concert, Masq, OJV concert, DROOphotographer's panel, Masq Awards, Idol) | Videos
--- Costume-Con 2014: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4) | Misc (FRI Night Social, Single Pattern Contest, SFF Masq, Masq Awards) | Videos
--- Ottawa Comiccon 2014: Hall | Misc (Calssara & Elffi's panel, DestinyNickelsen's panel, Masq)
--- Anime North 2014: Hall (FRI, SAT, SUN) | Shoots (1) | Misc (M-Ball, Cos Chess, Cos Guests panel, Masq, Masq Awards, Con Horror Stories panel) | Videos
--- Chibi G-Anime 2014: Hall | Shoots (1, 2) | Misc (Otaku Dating Game, Cosplay 101 panel, Anime Name That Tune, CLAMP Universe panel)

PHOTOSHOOTS:
- 2010
--- 21 photoshoots
- 2011
--- 17 photoshoots
- 2012
--- 6 photoshoots
- 2013
--- 2 Jan 2013 Chateau St-Ambroise photoshoots: Shoot WED (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) | Shoot SAT (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) | Misc
--- Mar 2013 Hakuouki photoshoot: Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) | Misc
--- May 2013 Mini cosplay photoshoot & Gintama photoshoot: Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) | Misc
--- Oct 2013 Phantasy Star Universe mini photoshoot: Shoots (1, 2, 3, 4) | Misc

COSPLAY EVENTS:
- 2010
--- 1 event
- 2011
--- 1 event
- 2012
--- 5 events
- 2013
--- Otakuthon Halloween Party 2013: Hall | Shoots | Misc
--- Animorency Halloween Party 2013: Shoots | Misc (Pre-show, Masq, Masq Awards)
--- Montreal Zelda A Link Between Worlds launch event Nov 2013: Posed | Misc
- 2014
--- Animeet Montreal 2014: Posed | Shoot (1, 2) | Misc

OTHERS:
- 2010
--- 2 others
- 2011
--- 4 others
- 2012
--- No others
- 2013
--- Roshy & LeiLei-ko's Wedding May 4, 2013: Preparations | Ceremony (1, 2) | Day shoot | Reception (1, 2) | Night shoot
--- julinahabs' Brébeuf International Baccalaureate Graduation Ceremony Oct 2013: Posed | Misc | Videos
- 2014
--- May 2014 Montreal Botanical Garden Flowers Photoshoot: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconladyrosetea:
LadyRoseTea Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the Watch Hug 
Reply
:iconcelinedgd:
CelineDGD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Bonne fête. :3
Reply
:iconmysticagirl:
mysticagirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bonne fête (je vais m'en souvenir facilement à partir de maintenant vu qu'on est des jumeaux cosmiques)!!
Reply
:iconmrjechgo:
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Bonne Fête ^_^
Reply
:iconhylian-shinobi:
Hylian-Shinobi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I had a Naruto photoshoot at Nadeshicon with you and I'd like to know if you still have the pictures :3 (Naruto sage mode and Sasuke girl version)
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually working on them right now! See twitter.com/Henrickson_/status…
Reply
:iconrachniqueen:
RachniQueen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Photographer
^__^ Thank you for the +watch!
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconnightmaredoom85:
NightmareDoom85 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for watching!
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
Reply
:iconmae-gwyn:
Mae-Gwyn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!  :D
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
Reply
:iconpurplefire40:
Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hihi!!! Welcome to the :iconthe-da-ranger-group:!!!!!! I'm so glad you joined and I hope you have lots of fun!! *throws glitter*
Reply
:iconnieriechie:
NieRieChie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artist
Hi there! Thanks so much for posting all the pictures from CoTiCon! They all look so great! 
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconnieriechie:
NieRieChie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday sir :) 
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconmrjechgo:
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Bonne Fête ^_^
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci!
Reply
:iconarmurita:
Armurita Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Now part of your collection, thanks!
Reply
:iconbrightling:
brightling Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Goodness, I'm honoured by the watch!  You take such wonderful photos of some amazing costumers, I'm just glad you've caught a couple hall shots of my own costumes.   Thank you!
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! We'll meet again, for sure! :D
Reply
:iconwhimsical-angel:
Whimsical-Angel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thanks for the watch. :) it was great working with you last year! :)
Reply
:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:icondolcedon:
dolcedon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey man! We should hang out sometime! Fellow togs gotta stick together! You coming to Anime North? I'll be working on a cosplay video along with planned side photoshoots!
Reply
Add a Comment: