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Last update 2014-08-20

: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
- 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 :thumbsup:
- 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 war photographers :thumbsup:

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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, Kudrel-Cosplay, 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.

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I'm back from Katsucon 2015, an anime convention in National Harbor, MD, :flagus: USA. My 3rd time at this convention, I traveled & roomed with :iconloki555::iconmae-gwyn::iconspiritrising7:, Corey/CanOfTuna & Nathan/NekoKun. We stayed at the cozy Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor across the street from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center where the con was held.



I'm trying a different format of con-reporting: the pictorial (picture-editorial). I'll be posting a mix of photos and text to describe my experience at this year's Katsucon! My usual format is the POINTS system (perception of interesting things) and I'll include it for some memorable moments, but a final score will not be compiled.

WEDNESDAY
As Katsucon was a major anime convention, preparations for the trip were NOT be taken lightly. I know this from 9 years of convention-going (2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15) that the larger the convention you'll attend, the more stuff you'll have to bring. I started packing around 7:30 pm. 4 hrs later:


My "Full Convention Loadout": dufflebag & lightstand bag (AKA Photo Studio) + large backpack (AKA Mobile Office) + reusable grocery bag & large suitcase (AKA Closet) + small microwave & mini-fridge (AKA Kitchen) + sleeping bag (AKA Bedroom)

:iconmae-gwyn: & CanOfTuna [Twitter] arrived! It was snowing. They drove an old golden Dodge Caravan. Slowly, they started loading the minivan. Here's Mae-Gwyn's preparation video: =p




Ready to go from Henry's place?

So we had her stuff + Corey's + mine. We left a spot for :iconloki555:'s luggage at the rear! Speaking of which, he called as we were loading. I took a last-minute shower, did a last check of my stuff, de-snowed the van and headed to his place.

First fail of the trip: They dropped me off at the intersection nearest to Loki's apartment, but went off far before turning around: -4. I helped Dave lugging around his suitcase. We walked down to the next intersection, yelled at the van to stop - stopping a taxi in the process! - and backtracked to the first intersection on the other side of the street! Talk about walking a roundtrip to get into the van!

Next fail was that we ended southbound at the roundabout instead of westbound: -2. No big deal, we knew our way around Town Mount Royal and reached the highway quickly. By then, the roads were slippery but we had snow tires! :)

(Wednesday continues seamlessly into Thursday)

THURSDAY
We steadily approached the U.S. border crossing. Passports were ready. Side door was slid open for the border guard to see us all. The "interview" was longer than most border faceoffs; Dave was getting nervous but we all kept our calm. Then, welcome to the USA! :w00t:

Fail: We took an exit too early for the Champlain rest area: -3. Thankfully, Corey's cellphone had a U.S. data roaming package, so we Google Mapped ourselves back on track: +4. With most places closed, we decided to refuel at the Valero gas station.

Determining how much gas to get wasn't easy. The pumps were prepaid so we had to know in advance how much gas we wanted. First was to determine the total capacity of the Caravan's fuel tank + the empty gas canister we brought with us. The total was 19 + 1.25 = 20.25 gal. Next we had to determine the total available space in our containers. For this we used fractions times max capacity. With that empty space total in gallons, we multiplied it by the price of regular gas to determine the amount to pay to the cashier inside the station.


Pit stop at Champlain's Valero gas station

Meg/Mae-Gwyn was initially driving, now it was Corey's turn. They both don't use Cruise Control. I did, and I consumed less gas per same amount of time. The difference was noticeable when the legs were 3+ hrs long. We went back on the road, eating snacks in the van. Meg had a stash of assorted granola bars; Dave had some chips; I had gummie bears. :p

The road to Albany was the most boring part. Arrived in Albany, I woke up from my semi-slumber and guided Corey through the "Double-Hairpin", where we would encounter our first toll:


The "Double-Hairpin" at Albany

Shortly after we arrived at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza for the first meal of the day!


Breakfast #1!


Dave's meal


Corey's breakfast (after eating it)

My turn to drive! We didn't manage to fill the gas canister but the van's tank was full. Dave/Loki was the co-pilot, but it was actually Corey in the rear who navigated for us with Google Maps on his cellphone. At this point, Meg began recording her vlog for Thursday, which you can watch here:




The Albany-Philadelphia leg of our Go-Trip

Driving through the New York City metropolitan area in morning rush hour traffic in highways with narrow lanes: challenge accepted! :thumbsup: Meg actually slept throughout the traffic, and only woke up as we approach our next stop, the Walt Whitman Service Area. There, we ate again:


Breakfast #2! :D


More bacon! Yes! =p

We saw many weird things on the road: cars with paper license plates, minivan with no license plate, etc but the thing that was most Epic Win was this (+5):


A sled on top of a car! With mannequins of children! With their heads bobbing up & down as the car rolled! :D

Stomachs full after 2 breakfasts, we headed back on the road with Corey as the driver and me as the co-pilot. Fail: We couldn't fill our gas can, as laws in New Jersey forbid canister filling at toll-road gas stations (-4).


Our last leg, Philadelphia-Washington

What was crazy, was that as we rolled at 120 km/h (that's 75 mph for Americans), an 18-wheeler passed us from the RIGHT, when we were in the middle lane! :o And we also saw a SCHOOL BUS getting pulled over by cops! :D

We crossed the ever-scenic Delaware Memorial Bridges:


Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridges

We passed our last toll in Baltimore:


Passing Baltimore

Next stop: National Harbor! :dance: Roads were dryer and dryer, and snow was absent. Traffic was moderate, apart a 10-min traffic jam east of Washington.


Arrived at National Harbor! Note: we actually took Waterfront Street as can be seen in Meg's vlog.

As we entered the resort, I played this track on my cellphone:



Parked our van in front of the Hampton... after 14 hrs of driving. :phew: I took a bell cart from inside the hotel and started loading it with our luggage. Check-in was easy; I was able to get 5 keycards! The Hampton had these 3 advantages compared to the Gaylord:

- Free breakfasts! You have to pay for yours at the Gaylord.
- Free coffee 24/7! Need a boost? Come to the Hampton Inn across the street!
- More keycards allowed (within reason), no questions asked! At other hotels, they don't issue more keys than the room's capacity.

We brought our stuff up to our room on the 4th floor and started settling. The microwave was stacked on top of the fridge.


As me & Loki555 settled, Corey & Mae-Gwyn took a nap

Me & Dave went to the CVS Pharmacy for some groceries. Win: Many things were on special, so we even bought desserts (+4)! Fridge was then more than half-full:


Stocked on food for the weekend!

We walked over to the Gaylord to get our badges, as the couple continued napping.


View of the Gaylord at sunset on Thursday

Fail: the Press Desk was not open & ready, as previously announced in their confirmation email: -4. And there were 5 people in line! There's NEVER a lineup for Press badge pickup, wow! :wow: I continued touring the venue with Dave/Loki. Epic Win: Dave spotted Stella Chuu in her Devil Homura cosplay (+5):


Take 2 of Stella! Take 1 was blurry.

You can watch her Katsu vlog here:



2 hrs before Pre-Reg opened, there were already about 30 people in line:


Lineup for Thursday Pre-Registration badge pickup

60 mins later, Press Desk was still not open! -2! They told us to wait 30-45 mins, but an hour had already passed. Dave went in line for his badge, while I returned to the Hampton for dinner. Corey & Meg bought their groceries while I was eating:


That's a lot of Mac & Cheese! :p

Night has fallen. I returned to the Gaylord to pick up my badge. Meg/Mae-Gwyn was changing into Howl from Ghibli's Moving Castle anime movie. Mega Epic Win, I got the last Press Pass (+6)! The Press Desk's booth shutter / garage door closed after I purchased my badge ($40 USD).


Finally! More than 90 mins later.

Then Dave showed up. Then, another Win: Someone we didn't expected to be there... AcksonL! (+4) Due to stricter photography & videography rules, more cosplay photographers & videographers had scuffles with hotel security. There was a group who was hassled by some guards and brought to the Press Desk. Ackson defended the videographers to his best, while they argued with the hotel staff.

While walking we checked the lineup for Pre-Reg. It got longer.


The Pre-Registration lineup in the main hallway


Then inside the Registration room

It took Dave/Loki555 about an hour to get his badge. We spotted Corey & Meg in line! Me & Dave walked around more the area, going up & down floors. We spotted this nice Belldandy:


Bounce-flash off camera-left. Dave got his shot at the same time as me, and has his subject beautifully lit too! :dance:

We also took a chance of doing a mini-shoot with :iconplumvs:'s Nobuyuki from Sengoku Musou:


She's actually cosplaying the game version, though I recognized the character since I was watching the anime before the con

We tried contacting :iconbahamutnight: but he replied that he won't be at Katsucon till the next day. (We wanted his Gaylord Wi-Fi login info.) Another hour later, we met up with the couple at the Registration room's exit and began giving them a tour of the Gaylord!



We visited Katsucon's 2 Holy Sites, the Atrium Fountain and the White Gazebo. Bonus: DROOphotographer showed up too! :)

Falling back to the Village, we did a small shoot with Meg's Howl:


The venue was already packed with private shoots all over the place! We chose a spot next to a shed and some flowers.

We walked a bit and returned to the hotel room. Meg continued ironing & sewing, while the rest of us crashed into bed, falling into a much well-deserved sleep! (+3) :iconspiritrising7: texts, says he'll arrive Saturday afternoon by car.

Wednesday/Thursday keywords: Minivan | Roundtrip walking with luggage | Blizzard | Lengthy border crossing interview | Wrong exit | 2 breakfasts back-to-back | New York City morning traffic | Sled atop a car | Paper license plates | Tractor-trailer passing us on the right | School bus pulled over | Toll trap | National Harbor | Gaylord hotel | Hampton hotel | CVS groceries | Stella Chuu as Devil Homura | Press Desk Y U NO READY on time | Katsucon Holy Sites | Atrium Fountain | White Gazebo | Belldandy | PlumVS as Nobuyuki Sanada | Mae-Gwyn as Howl | DROO | Good sleep at last

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  • Mood: Daily Needs
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  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Drinking: Source water
Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 12 by Henrickson
Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 12
Katsucon 2015 was an anime convention in National Harbor, MD held on Fri-Sun, Feb 13-15, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. My 3rd Katsucon so far and I enjoyed it!

People in photo:
- :iconakane-reaper: as Sarah
- :iconpirate-yashimaru: as Jareth
Both from Labyrinth (1986 movie)
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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??
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Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 11 by Henrickson
Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 11
Katsucon 2015 was an anime convention in National Harbor, MD held on Fri-Sun, Feb 13-15, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. My 3rd Katsucon so far and I enjoyed it!

People in photo:
- :iconyurithorns: (www.facebook.com/warpstarcospl…) as Ryuko Matoi [Kill la Kill]
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Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 10 by Henrickson
Katsucon 2015: Sample shot 10
Katsucon 2015 was an anime convention in National Harbor, MD held on Fri-Sun, Feb 13-15, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. My 3rd Katsucon so far and I enjoyed it!

People in photo:
- :iconzuki-nyu: as Miku Hatsune
- :iconheikic: as Luka Megurine
Both from Vocaloid
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I'm back from Katsucon 2015, an anime convention in National Harbor, MD, :flagus: USA. My 3rd time at this convention, I traveled & roomed with :iconloki555::iconmae-gwyn::iconspiritrising7:, Corey/CanOfTuna & Nathan/NekoKun. We stayed at the cozy Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor across the street from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center where the con was held.



I'm trying a different format of con-reporting: the pictorial (picture-editorial). I'll be posting a mix of photos and text to describe my experience at this year's Katsucon! My usual format is the POINTS system (perception of interesting things) and I'll include it for some memorable moments, but a final score will not be compiled.

WEDNESDAY
As Katsucon was a major anime convention, preparations for the trip were NOT be taken lightly. I know this from 9 years of convention-going (2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15) that the larger the convention you'll attend, the more stuff you'll have to bring. I started packing around 7:30 pm. 4 hrs later:


My "Full Convention Loadout": dufflebag & lightstand bag (AKA Photo Studio) + large backpack (AKA Mobile Office) + reusable grocery bag & large suitcase (AKA Closet) + small microwave & mini-fridge (AKA Kitchen) + sleeping bag (AKA Bedroom)

:iconmae-gwyn: & CanOfTuna [Twitter] arrived! It was snowing. They drove an old golden Dodge Caravan. Slowly, they started loading the minivan. Here's Mae-Gwyn's preparation video: =p




Ready to go from Henry's place?

So we had her stuff + Corey's + mine. We left a spot for :iconloki555:'s luggage at the rear! Speaking of which, he called as we were loading. I took a last-minute shower, did a last check of my stuff, de-snowed the van and headed to his place.

First fail of the trip: They dropped me off at the intersection nearest to Loki's apartment, but went off far before turning around: -4. I helped Dave lugging around his suitcase. We walked down to the next intersection, yelled at the van to stop - stopping a taxi in the process! - and backtracked to the first intersection on the other side of the street! Talk about walking a roundtrip to get into the van!

Next fail was that we ended southbound at the roundabout instead of westbound: -2. No big deal, we knew our way around Town Mount Royal and reached the highway quickly. By then, the roads were slippery but we had snow tires! :)

(Wednesday continues seamlessly into Thursday)

THURSDAY
We steadily approached the U.S. border crossing. Passports were ready. Side door was slid open for the border guard to see us all. The "interview" was longer than most border faceoffs; Dave was getting nervous but we all kept our calm. Then, welcome to the USA! :w00t:

Fail: We took an exit too early for the Champlain rest area: -3. Thankfully, Corey's cellphone had a U.S. data roaming package, so we Google Mapped ourselves back on track: +4. With most places closed, we decided to refuel at the Valero gas station.

Determining how much gas to get wasn't easy. The pumps were prepaid so we had to know in advance how much gas we wanted. First was to determine the total capacity of the Caravan's fuel tank + the empty gas canister we brought with us. The total was 19 + 1.25 = 20.25 gal. Next we had to determine the total available space in our containers. For this we used fractions times max capacity. With that empty space total in gallons, we multiplied it by the price of regular gas to determine the amount to pay to the cashier inside the station.


Pit stop at Champlain's Valero gas station

Meg/Mae-Gwyn was initially driving, now it was Corey's turn. They both don't use Cruise Control. I did, and I consumed less gas per same amount of time. The difference was noticeable when the legs were 3+ hrs long. We went back on the road, eating snacks in the van. Meg had a stash of assorted granola bars; Dave had some chips; I had gummie bears. :p

The road to Albany was the most boring part. Arrived in Albany, I woke up from my semi-slumber and guided Corey through the "Double-Hairpin", where we would encounter our first toll:


The "Double-Hairpin" at Albany

Shortly after we arrived at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza for the first meal of the day!


Breakfast #1!


Dave's meal


Corey's breakfast (after eating it)

My turn to drive! We didn't manage to fill the gas canister but the van's tank was full. Dave/Loki was the co-pilot, but it was actually Corey in the rear who navigated for us with Google Maps on his cellphone. At this point, Meg began recording her vlog for Thursday, which you can watch here:




The Albany-Philadelphia leg of our Go-Trip

Driving through the New York City metropolitan area in morning rush hour traffic in highways with narrow lanes: challenge accepted! :thumbsup: Meg actually slept throughout the traffic, and only woke up as we approach our next stop, the Walt Whitman Service Area. There, we ate again:


Breakfast #2! :D


More bacon! Yes! =p

We saw many weird things on the road: cars with paper license plates, minivan with no license plate, etc but the thing that was most Epic Win was this (+5):


A sled on top of a car! With mannequins of children! With their heads bobbing up & down as the car rolled! :D

Stomachs full after 2 breakfasts, we headed back on the road with Corey as the driver and me as the co-pilot. Fail: We couldn't fill our gas can, as laws in New Jersey forbid canister filling at toll-road gas stations (-4).


Our last leg, Philadelphia-Washington

What was crazy, was that as we rolled at 120 km/h (that's 75 mph for Americans), an 18-wheeler passed us from the RIGHT, when we were in the middle lane! :o And we also saw a SCHOOL BUS getting pulled over by cops! :D

We crossed the ever-scenic Delaware Memorial Bridges:


Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridges

We passed our last toll in Baltimore:


Passing Baltimore

Next stop: National Harbor! :dance: Roads were dryer and dryer, and snow was absent. Traffic was moderate, apart a 10-min traffic jam east of Washington.


Arrived at National Harbor! Note: we actually took Waterfront Street as can be seen in Meg's vlog.

As we entered the resort, I played this track on my cellphone:



Parked our van in front of the Hampton... after 14 hrs of driving. :phew: I took a bell cart from inside the hotel and started loading it with our luggage. Check-in was easy; I was able to get 5 keycards! The Hampton had these 3 advantages compared to the Gaylord:

- Free breakfasts! You have to pay for yours at the Gaylord.
- Free coffee 24/7! Need a boost? Come to the Hampton Inn across the street!
- More keycards allowed (within reason), no questions asked! At other hotels, they don't issue more keys than the room's capacity.

We brought our stuff up to our room on the 4th floor and started settling. The microwave was stacked on top of the fridge.


As me & Loki555 settled, Corey & Mae-Gwyn took a nap

Me & Dave went to the CVS Pharmacy for some groceries. Win: Many things were on special, so we even bought desserts (+4)! Fridge was then more than half-full:


Stocked on food for the weekend!

We walked over to the Gaylord to get our badges, as the couple continued napping.


View of the Gaylord at sunset on Thursday

Fail: the Press Desk was not open & ready, as previously announced in their confirmation email: -4. And there were 5 people in line! There's NEVER a lineup for Press badge pickup, wow! :wow: I continued touring the venue with Dave/Loki. Epic Win: Dave spotted Stella Chuu in her Devil Homura cosplay (+5):


Take 2 of Stella! Take 1 was blurry.

You can watch her Katsu vlog here:



2 hrs before Pre-Reg opened, there were already about 30 people in line:


Lineup for Thursday Pre-Registration badge pickup

60 mins later, Press Desk was still not open! -2! They told us to wait 30-45 mins, but an hour had already passed. Dave went in line for his badge, while I returned to the Hampton for dinner. Corey & Meg bought their groceries while I was eating:


That's a lot of Mac & Cheese! :p

Night has fallen. I returned to the Gaylord to pick up my badge. Meg/Mae-Gwyn was changing into Howl from Ghibli's Moving Castle anime movie. Mega Epic Win, I got the last Press Pass (+6)! The Press Desk's booth shutter / garage door closed after I purchased my badge ($40 USD).


Finally! More than 90 mins later.

Then Dave showed up. Then, another Win: Someone we didn't expected to be there... AcksonL! (+4) Due to stricter photography & videography rules, more cosplay photographers & videographers had scuffles with hotel security. There was a group who was hassled by some guards and brought to the Press Desk. Ackson defended the videographers to his best, while they argued with the hotel staff.

While walking we checked the lineup for Pre-Reg. It got longer.


The Pre-Registration lineup in the main hallway


Then inside the Registration room

It took Dave/Loki555 about an hour to get his badge. We spotted Corey & Meg in line! Me & Dave walked around more the area, going up & down floors. We spotted this nice Belldandy:


Bounce-flash off camera-left. Dave got his shot at the same time as me, and has his subject beautifully lit too! :dance:

We also took a chance of doing a mini-shoot with :iconplumvs:'s Nobuyuki from Sengoku Musou:


She's actually cosplaying the game version, though I recognized the character since I was watching the anime before the con

We tried contacting :iconbahamutnight: but he replied that he won't be at Katsucon till the next day. (We wanted his Gaylord Wi-Fi login info.) Another hour later, we met up with the couple at the Registration room's exit and began giving them a tour of the Gaylord!



We visited Katsucon's 2 Holy Sites, the Atrium Fountain and the White Gazebo. Bonus: DROOphotographer showed up too! :)

Falling back to the Village, we did a small shoot with Meg's Howl:


The venue was already packed with private shoots all over the place! We chose a spot next to a shed and some flowers.

We walked a bit and returned to the hotel room. Meg continued ironing & sewing, while the rest of us crashed into bed, falling into a much well-deserved sleep! (+3) :iconspiritrising7: texts, says he'll arrive Saturday afternoon by car.

Wednesday/Thursday keywords: Minivan | Roundtrip walking with luggage | Blizzard | Lengthy border crossing interview | Wrong exit | 2 breakfasts back-to-back | New York City morning traffic | Sled atop a car | Paper license plates | Tractor-trailer passing us on the right | School bus pulled over | Toll trap | National Harbor | Gaylord hotel | Hampton hotel | CVS groceries | Stella Chuu as Devil Homura | Press Desk Y U NO READY on time | Katsucon Holy Sites | Atrium Fountain | White Gazebo | Belldandy | PlumVS as Nobuyuki Sanada | Mae-Gwyn as Howl | DROO | Good sleep at last

FRIDAY
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MONDAY
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TUESDAY
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  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: YouTube videos
  • Watching: YouTube videos
  • Drinking: Source water

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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
----- Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC
----- Canon Speedlite 430EX
--- Canon EOS Rebel T1i
----- Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
----- Yongnuo Speedlite YN467
--- Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
--- Apple iPhone 4S
- Best pictures are posted in my deviantART Gallery henrickson.deviantart.com/gall…
- Work-in-progress shots on my Twitter. twitter.com/Henrickson_
- 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
--- Ottawa Comiccon in Ottawa, ON
--- Anime North in Toronto, ON
- 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?? 

85%
22 deviants said Yes
12%
3 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: 2014 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-01-01
Summary: A repeat of 2013, with less cons and shoots to the list.
[CV] G-Anime 2014 (One-Day Escape) :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Katsucon 2014 :star::star::star::star::star: Done!
[CV] Genericon 2014 (Two-Day Escape) :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Nadeshicon 2014 (Two-Day Escape) :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Costume-Con 32: Toronto 2014 :star::star::star::star::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Ottawa Comiccon 2014 (One-Day Escape) :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Anime North 2014 :star::star::star::star::star-empty: Done!
[CV] PortConMaine 2014 (proposed) :star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Did not attend
[CE] Animeet 2014 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Chibi G-Anime 2014 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Otakuthon 2014 ft. WCS Canadian Preliminaries and A NEW WORLD concert :star::star::star::star::star: Done!
[CV] CoTiCon 2014 (proposed) :star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2014 :star::star::star::star::star-empty: Done!
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2014 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
[CV] Bakuretsu Con 2014 (proposed) :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Did not attend
[CV] Mini Montreal Comiccon 2014 :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Done!
Tally: 14 cons, 2 events, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2015 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-01-01
Summary: A Katsucon-centric year. Going sabbatical other than local cons.
[CV] Katsucon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star: Next upcoming
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Otakuthon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
Tally: 3 cons, 1 event, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2016 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-01-01
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] Montreal Comiccon 2016 :star::star::star::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: 2 cons, 1 event, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2017 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2015-01-01
Summary: Pushing back the faraway con trip by a year.
[CV] Otakuthon 2017 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2017 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[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 2015-01-01
- Proposed con: 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 con: 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 con: 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 con: 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!
- 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.

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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
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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

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thank you for watching!
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Hihi!!! Welcome to the :iconthe-da-ranger-group:!!!!!! I'm so glad you joined and I hope you have lots of fun!! *throws glitter*
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NieRieChie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! Thanks so much for posting all the pictures from CoTiCon! They all look so great! 
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You're welcome!
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Happy Birthday sir :) 
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MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Bonne Fête ^_^
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci!
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:iconarmurita:
Armurita Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Now part of your collection, thanks!
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: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!
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! We'll meet again, for sure! :D
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Whimsical-Angel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thanks for the watch. :) it was great working with you last year! :)
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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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!
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Henrickson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to have a get-together! :) I'm not doing much that weekend except the Moonlight Ball and Masquerade. I'm staying at the Crowne Plaza this year. My AN plans will be posted soon!

I haven't assisted anyone for photos or videos for a long time, so I offer my help for your shoots anytime I'm free.
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks fpr the watch ouo i really appreciate it <3
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I was already watching you. It's now corrected. You're welcome! ;)
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:iconseena-cha:
Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
its all good (:
Thank you none the less~
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome sir! ;)
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RPG-Creations Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving my Blazefire saber. 
I should have it finished soon. 
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