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May 2014

Fanime 2014: The 20th Anniversary for a First Timer

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This year FanimeCon celebrated its 20th anniversary at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center- and boy was it an experience.

I’m going to be honest- compared to the others around here I am a convention novice. I haven’t been to many cons before, Fanime being only my second and I wish that I had read some of the “How to Prepare for the Con” articles around here a little more in depth so that I could have been a bit more prepared for what I was getting myself into!

Adventure Time! I wonder if they found the con "UNACCEPTABLEEEE" Adventure Time! I wonder if they found the con “UNACCEPTABLEEEE!!!”

Arriving on Day One, I didn’t know what to expect. I had only attended Anime Expo once before last year, and for this con I had randomly decided to just go and take photos of all the different cosplayers there. Even though I found parking a ways off from the con…

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Fintan Magee Murals

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Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales.
Moving away from traditional graffiti in recent years his guerilla murals often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Mixing surreal and figurative imagery his paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment and explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition and contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.(via)

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An Interview with Óscar Martínez

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Óscar Martínez is a staff writer and editor at El Faro and the author of The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail Óscar Martínez is a staff writer and editor at El Faro and the author of The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail.

Óscar Martínez spent two years traveling with Central American migrants to the United States through Mexico. He visited places and people (sites of cartel massacres, coyotes who work for the cartels, mountain trails where migrants take their chances) that almost no journalist had ever seen. His reports were published in the Salvadoran online newspaper El Faro, collected in the book Los migrantes que no importan, and translated into English as The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail.

Martínez lives in El Salvador and edits El Faro‘s “Sala Negra,” a continuing investigation of gang violence and organized crime in Central America.

In this interview, Martínez discusses telling violent stories, the verisimilitude of a hit man, and planning trips…

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VisuaLingual Promotional Seed Bombs for Environmental Advocates of NY

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VisuaLingual Promotional Seed Bombs for Environmental Advocates of NY

We get to work with some amazing clients, and this is our second year designing and producing custom seed bombs for Environmental Advocates of NY, an Albany-based advocacy group devoted to protecting the air, land, water, wildlife and health of all New Yorkers.

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