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Halifax trip souvenirs (aka. future plans)

Some noteworthy things that I took back from the trip. No, not maple syrup.

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Halifax trip 2, the juicy bits

Last time, I briefly sketched out the major geographic highlights of the trip to Canada. This time I’m going to try to report a bit on the industry gossip that I heard on the way. The bits of gossip comes from multiple people from different companies. Sometimes the comments are about my friends’ own companies, sometimes it’s someone they know in another company. I’m not going to say who’s saying what about whom.

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Halifax trip

A short while ago, I went on a trip up to Canada with some friends from the Japanese eroge industry. The whole thing started because after writing a whole story set in Nova Scotia, my friend said he had actually never been there himself. All of the setting material came from research that he did on the area. At the same time, he also had to stay in Japan while his company was releasing a game, so it ended up being that he had to go to Canada at the start of November where everything was practically closed for the season. Exciting stuff.

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Still Alive

It’s not really a secret that I call New York City home. And Hurricane Sandy just did a number on the infrastructure here. Safe, sound, with power, water, food, internet, phone. Just totally unable to travel any significant distance w/ public transportation down.

No projects on the horizon yet, mostly because I haven’t found something I want to dedicate the hundreds of hours needed to work on it. Have been talking on and off with occasional visual novel writers, but just about shop, not about projects or work.

I did work no something a half year ago, but not something that’s been announced or released yet. Mostly I was filling in for short staffing, but it was fun. If it’s ever released somewhere I’ll announce it here.

Meanwhile, just hoping that repairs to the major systems in the city (and all the other cities hit by the storm) get back in place soon.

AX 2011 Report - Photography

In the past year, I started on a hobby I always wanted to pursue, but didn’t really feel like spending the money to go down, photography. Now, armed w/ a Nikon D7000 and a couple of beat up used lenses, I had the chance to go to AX and explore that hobby at the same time. I’ve always visited AX on an exhibitor or press badge, but never really took full advantage of the press badge, this year was going to be different!

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AX 2011 Report - Visual Novels

Every year, Anime Expo, happens to be one of the biggest industry gatherings of the visual novel industry. The event draws in industry people not just from the West, but also people from Japan. Here’s some of what happened in 2011.

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Anime Expo 2011 Plans

It’s that time of year again, and i KNOW there’s lots of visual novel players going.

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bamboo Ustream appearance tonight

2011-05-23, scheduled for 10pm EDT http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mangagamers-from-japan
bamboo, leader of bishoujo game brand Overdrive, the band milktub, and a one of the upper managers of Mangagamer will be hosting a live ustream about Mangagamer tonight.

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Heading off to Japan

Just for 2.4 weeks though… comike here I come.

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Narcissu 2 downloads fixed

Looks like when my hosting company got bought out and they transfered our servers in the past week, php5 strictness enforcement got stronger and it broke the download code… Well that’s fixed now and all files should be working.

Apologies for the inconvenience, many thanks for @mudjoe2 for reporting that things broke.

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