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Last update 2014-04-13

: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 | ~$## CAD

Light modifiers:
- A golden reflective umbrella, to produce warm light with my monolight strobe
- 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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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 kobayashi-kei (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, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Philippines, 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


pikminlink, 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 2014-04-17

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.

DURING the con:

. 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.

. 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.

. 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.

AFTER the con:

. 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.

. 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.


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.


Costume-Con 32 (2014) is this weekend in Toronto, ON and we're going to be there from Thursday to Sunday!

Final con schedule is here:
costumecon32.com/schedule.html

To book a shoot, meet me at the con!

THURSDAY

We expect to arrive at the hotel around check-in time. We'll spend the rest of the day chilling out.

FRIDAY

6:00 am - Walkaround | Suggested theme: Sunrise photoshoot
7:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast
8:30 am - Walkaround
9:00 am - Walkaround
10:00 am - Walkaround
11:00 am - Dealers Room
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch

Note: Meals are 1h30m long since I don't expect this con to be busy. Plus, the walking time to my favorite restaurants is about 10 mins one-way...

1:30 pm - PANEL: Weapon Safety @ rm. Golden Delicious (at 2 pm)
2:30 pm - PANEL: The Secret of Being a (Stage) Ninja @ rm. Niagara (at 3 pm)
3:30 pm - Walkaround
4:30 pm - Walkaround
5:30 pm - BLOCKED for dinner

The Monster Club Social offers only a snack bar, hence going out for a full dinner before attending this event/party.

7:00 pm - EVENT: Friday Night Social party @ rm. Ambrosia I & II
8:00 pm - SHOW: Single Pattern Contest @ rm. Ambrosia I & II
9:00 pm - Walkaround
10:00 pm - Walkaround

Heading to bed at 11 pm <s>to wake up for the 2nd sunrise photoshoot</s>.

SATURDAY

6:00 am - Walkaround | Suggested theme: Sunrise photoshoot
7:00 am - BLOCKED for breakfast
8:30 am - Walkaround
9:00 am - Walkaround
10:00 am - Walkaround
11:00 am - PANEL: Social Media for Cosplayers @ rm. Algonquin
11:30 am - BLOCKED for lunch
1:00 pm - Walkaround
2:00 pm - PANEL: Running a Masquerade @ rm. Haliburton
3:00 pm - Walkaround
4:00 pm - Walkaround
5:00 pm - BLOCKED for dinner
6:30 pm - Masquerade lineup
7:00 pm - SHOW: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Masquerade @ rm. Ambrosia I & II
9:00 pm - Walkaround
10:00 pm - Walkaround
11:00 pm - Walkaround
12:00 am - Walkaround
1:00 am - Walkaround
2:00 am - Walkaround

SUNDAY

We check out on Sunday after breakfast and pack-up. We need to leave on this day since we have to work on Monday.

Ottawa Comiccon 2014 plans


My first time at this con! I'll try to meet and chat with :iconcalssara::iconelffi: and :icondestinynickelsen: & Nicole Marie Jean, if the crowds and lineups are not too long and busy!

I'll be a passenger in a car on the way to Ottawa, and the driver on the way back. Here's a tentative schedule:

SATURDAY
7:00 am - Embark car, head to Tim Hortons for breakfast
7:30 am - Departure from Montreal
9:30 am - Stopover at Tim Hortons on the outskirts of Ottawa to pre-buy lunches
9:45 am - Arrival at the con, badge pick-up
10:00 am - Convention opens
...
12:00 pm - BLOCKED for lunch
...
6:00 pm - SHOW: Masquerade
7:00 pm - Leaving con, head to restaurants area
7:30 pm - Dinner at Denny's
9:00 pm - Back to car, departure from Ottawa
11:00 pm - Arrival in Montreal

Official con schedule should be released in early May. I'll update my personal schedule accordingly.

Journal History

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Henrickson
Henry W.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
: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 pikminlink'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

Trivia Time! At which convention did I watch my VERY FIRST Masquerade / Costume Contest? 

60%
6 deviants said Otakuthon 2007
10%
1 deviant said Anime North 2007
10%
1 deviant said Fan Expo Canada 2007
10%
1 deviant said Otakuthon 2008
10%
1 deviant said Naru 2 U 2008
0%
No deviants said Anime North 2008

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 2014-04-15
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: Next upcoming
[CV] Ottawa Comiccon 2014 (One-Day Escape) :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Anime North 2014 :star::star::star::star::star-empty:
[CV] PortConMaine 2014 :star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Otakuthon 2014 ft. A NEW WORLD concert :star::star::star::star::star:
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2014 :star::star::star::star::star-empty:
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2014 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[CV] Bakuretsu Con 2014 (proposed) :star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
Tally: 11 cons, 1 event, no shoots

:bulletblue: 2015 Conventions [CV], Cosplay Photoshoots [CP] & Cosplay Events [CE]:
Last update 2014-04-15
Summary: A Katsucon-centric year. Going sabbatical other than local cons.
[CV] Katsucon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CV] Otakuthon 2015 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2015 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[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 2014-04-15
Summary: Austerity continues. Funding for a faraway con (West Coast or Japan Expo) needs extreme sacrifices.
[CV] Otakuthon 2016 :star::star::star::star::star:
[CV] Montreal Comiccon 2016 :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
[CE] OTK Halloween Party 2016 :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 2014-04-15
Summary: Finally attending either a West Coast con or Japan Expo.
[CV] Sakura-Con 2017 OR Fanime 2017 OR Anime Expo 2017 (the "2017 West Coast Anime Con Group Trip"), OR Japan Expo 2017 in Paris, France!

:bulletyellow: Dream Conventions
Last update 2014-04-15
- 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.
- 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. Will attend 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.
- AnimeNEXT: A con not too far, at a decent cost.
- Youmacon: A major convention along the Quebec-Windsor Corridor, on the American end of the Corridor.
- 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.
- 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.

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
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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 2014-04-22

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

PHOTOSHOOTS:
- 2010
--- 21 photoshoots
- 2011
--- 17 photoshoots
- 2012
--- 6 photoshoots
- 2013
--- 2 Jan 2013 Hateau 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

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

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:iconseena-cha:
Seena-Cha Mar 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks fpr the watch ouo i really appreciate it <3
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:iconhenrickson:
Henrickson Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I was already watching you. It's now corrected. You're welcome! ;)
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Seena-Cha Mar 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
its all good (:
Thank you none the less~
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ND-2500 Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Henrickson Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome sir! ;)
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RPG-Creations Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving my Blazefire saber. 
I should have it finished soon. 
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Henrickson Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconprojet-fruit:
we are now coworkers!

moved from laval office to Montréal
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Henrickson Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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wildmushrooms Oct 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
awww thanks for the fave on my howl's moving castle photos :D :heart:
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Henrickson Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconprojet-fruit:
j'attends toujours ta confirmation pour animorency!
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Henrickson Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
J'y serai!
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chilmarkgryphon Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch, and for the test shot from Otakon :)
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chilmarkgryphon Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(I mean thank you for the whole photoshoot too, but the preview picture you posted from it was so pretty I eeeeeee'd outloud~)
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Henrickson Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
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HystericalDemon Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch :3 <3
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Henrickson Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :love:
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:iconxeramiyanara:
Thank you so much for faving!
It means a lot to me!! 
<3
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Henrickson Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconaristomercu:
Thanks for watching!! :D lol
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Henrickson Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You too, thanks! :D
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:iconthelittleanimals:
hey hello :3
I have to ask you, my friend lives in Canada and she is a little shy to ask, but you know of anime conventions she can go? I ask you this because you live in canada ;3
sorry if this bother you
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Henrickson Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dA Group #CanadianCosplay has a comprehensive list of cons with anime programming on its profile page. That list was copied over from AnimeCons.ca, [link] which is a popular website to find out anime conventions in many areas of the world.

The 3 largest conventions in Canada are FanExpo Canada in Toronto, Anime North also in Toronto, and Otakuthon in Montreal.

FanExpo (FanX) is a 4-day multigenre convention combining anime, comic books, gaming, horror and sci-fi into one single event. It is host to Canada's largest Masquerade (costume contest), with about 80 entries and a very large stage. I recommend this con for the wide range of things it has to offer - the gathering of cosplays from different genres into one single place makes a very interesting mix. However, people don't like this con because it's too crowded, it's too expensive and the Staff doesn't seem to care about the attendees.

Anime North (AN) is a 3-day anime con near Toronto's international airport. It's Canada's largest anime-only convention; its Masquerade, while small, is of International Level and has the highest number of entries of any costume contests around here (about 90 entries). The show is long to watch, but all entries are interesting. Canada's best cosplayers show off their costumes at this con; however, most cosplayers are pretty average here. The con is located in an industrial area, with about 10 mins of walk in-between each building. I would recommend AN to your friend if she doesn't mind walking a lot and loves to see beautiful cosplay. But I would tell her to go away if she doesn't like ugly scenery (there are power lines everywhere, loud airplanes flying over and old highways with crazy drivers) or large crowds.

Otakuthon (Otak) is a 3-day anime con in downtown Montreal, with all activities confined to a convention center, one single building. The area is very interesting and has a lot of tourists. Chinatown is next to the con, as is the old city. Beautiful photoshoot locations are plentiful; this con is known as a con where all the best cosplayers of eastern Canada and USA gather. (The American counterpart to Otakuthon is Katsucon near Washington, DC.) The con is entirely bilingual, with the Masquerade held in English and French; the stage is one of the most beautiful stages in Canada, rivaling the one from Ohayocon. I would definitely recommend Otakuthon to your friend, as there are many things to see, the cosplay is excellent (about 75% of attendees are in cosplay), the photoshoot locations are beautiful and everyone's happy all the time. :D There's no reason I wouldn't recommend this con.
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AWWWWWWWWWW THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! REALLY!!!!
she is so happy right now!!!!
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