American Cosplay Snapshots - Updates for Photographer Stormfalcon http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?a=72804 Photography Gallery with a Focus on Cosplay <![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Spring 2014 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11867 Photographer: Stormfalcon
185 Photos available

Here are my photos taken at the NorCal Spring 2014 Cosplay Gathering, held on March 15, 2014 at San Jose's Kelley Park. At 550+ attendees, this was the biggest one yet!]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - March Cosplay Gathering 2014-03-01]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11825 Photographer: Stormfalcon
146 Photos available

Photos taken at the March Cosplay Gathering held at the San Jose Convention Center on March 1, 2014.]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - San Jose Convention Center Night Shoot 2014-02-22]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11761 Photographer: Stormfalcon
62 Photos available

These shots were taken at a cosplay gathering at the San Jose Convention center on February 22, 2014. The gathering was to be a dry run for night shoots for FanimeCon 2014 later in the year, while there was still enough nighttime before Daylight Savings kicks in. For me, it was an exercise in getting a handle on night shoots using flash, and the 50+% cull rate indicates that I still much to learn and refine when it comes to that. However, the shots that did turn out were decent enough, so that's encouraging at least.]]>
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<![CDATA[Animation On Display 2014 Gallery (Sunday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11666 Photographer: Stormfalcon
62 Photos available

Photos taken on Day Two of Animation on Display 2014, held at the convention's new location at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA.]]>
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<![CDATA[Animation On Display 2014 Gallery (Saturday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11655 Photographer: Stormfalcon
118 Photos available

These are the photos taken on Day One of Animation on Display 2014, held at its new location at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Winter 2013 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11565 Photographer: Stormfalcon
192 Photos available

These photos were taken at the NorCal Winter 2013 Cosplay Gathering, held at Fremont Central Park on December 21, 2013. This was the first Winter Gathering I've been able to attend in its entirety without having work schedules interfering. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Fall 2013 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11390 Photographer: Stormfalcon
211 Photos available

These photos were taken at the NorCal Fall 2013 Cosplay Gathering, held on October 12 at Vasona Lake Park, in Los Gatos, CA. Not only was this the fifth time the event was held at that location, but this was the biggest NorCal Gathering ever!]]>
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<![CDATA[Japan Expo USA 2013 Gallery (Sunday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11170 Photographer: Stormfalcon
81 Photos available

Shots taken on the third and final day of Japan Expo USA 2013.]]>
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<![CDATA[Japan Expo USA 2013 Gallery (Saturday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11133 Photographer: Stormfalcon
93 Photos available

Shots taken on Day Two of Japan Expo USA 2013]]>
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<![CDATA[Japan Expo USA 2013 Gallery (Friday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=11128 Photographer: Stormfalcon
60 Photos available

Photos taken on Day One of Japan Expo USA 2013, the first year for Japan Expo's expansion into the United States, held at Santa Clara Convention Center. The day was low-key due to plenty of people still being at work or school that day, and most of the shots were at the Attack on Titan cosplay gathering.]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Summer 2013 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10832 Photographer: Stormfalcon
104 Photos available

Here are my photos taken at the NorCal Summer 2013 Cosplay Gathering, held on June 15, 2013 at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, CA. This one beat out the previous Spring gathering with an official count of over 300 people attending. However, I wound up taking fewer shots this time around, spending a bit more time just relaxing, hanging out, and chatting. Perhaps it has something to do with the large photo workload that FanimeCon 2013 brought me but a few weeks previous.]]>
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<![CDATA[FanimeCon 2013 Gallery (Monday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10814 Photographer: Stormfalcon
51 Photos available

Shots from Day Four of FanimeCon 2013, the last day of the con!]]>
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<![CDATA[FanimeCon 2013 Gallery (Sunday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10811 Photographer: Stormfalcon
143 Photos available

General shots from Day Three of FanimeCon 2013, held in San Jose, CA.]]>
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<![CDATA[FanimeCon 2013 Gallery (Saturday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10810 Photographer: Stormfalcon
269 Photos available

Photos taken on Day Two of FanimeCon 2013]]>
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<![CDATA[Photoshoot - Sailor Moon Super S (Queen Nehelenia and Princess Serenity)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10760 Photographer: Stormfalcon
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Here's the photoshoot I had with Lady Hoshi and PureLovely, as Queen Nehelenia and Princess Serenity respectively, taken on Day 3 of FanimeCon 2013 over in Fairmont Plaza.]]>
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<![CDATA[FanimeCon 2013 Gallery (Friday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10746 Photographer: Stormfalcon
207 Photos available

Here are the photos I took on Day One of FanimeCon 2013. With the nightmare of the Day Zero pre-reg lines behind me, I had the whole con ahead of me for taking photos!]]>
957f56ad8f001ee61ad71b4bda255950 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:18:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoshoot - Final Fantasy XIII (Hipster Vanille, Snow, and Fang)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10742 Photographer: Stormfalcon
101 Photos available

Here are the photos from my photoshoot with Raindrop Cosplay (as Hipster Vanille), Stormcloud Cosplay (as Snow), and Brynn (as Fang). Normally, Vanille doesn't wear glasses, but we decided to work them in at the cosplayer's request and rolled with it.]]>
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<![CDATA[FanimeCon 2013 Gallery (Thursday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10673 Photographer: Stormfalcon
6 Photos available

With having spent 6.5 hours in the FanimeCon 2013 Pre-reg Line of Doom, I had little actual time afterwards for cosplay photography that night. Nevertheless, here are the few shots I managed to squeeze in!]]>
39e348d5afd20e702d48da6b8ef200ac Fri, 24 May 2013 12:54:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Wow Comic Festival 2013 Gallery (Saturday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10660 Photographer: Stormfalcon
72 Photos available

Here are the photos I took at Big Wow Comicfest 2013, held at San Jose Convention Center on the weekend of May 18-19. It was a nearly last-minute decision on my part to go since I was expecting to have to work that weekend but turned out not to be the case, and I only went on Saturday. For me, it was a dry run for the following weekend's FanimeCon, especially given the changes to the venue for this year.]]>
1bbdaa89c8acf9389dab3ccd4eedac99 Sun, 19 May 2013 23:34:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery - Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade 2013]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10582 Photographer: Stormfalcon
270 Photos available

Photos taken on the last day of the 2013 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, held in San Francisco, CA. This was the day the parade was held, and this year the organizers of the cosplay portion of the parade opted to not have either a costume contest or a float for contest winners to ride on, focusing more on simply having fun with cosplay. To be sure, some decided not to go because of there not being a contest or float, but over 200 cosplayers still showed up and it was a more relaxed event.]]>
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<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Spring 2013 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10318 Photographer: Stormfalcon
248 Photos available

Shots taken at the NorCal Spring 2013 Cosplay Gathering on March 9, 2013, at San Jose's Kelley Park. This NorCal gathering was the biggest (with an official count of 295 people) and best yet!]]>
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<![CDATA[Animation On Display 2013 Gallery (Sunday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10189 Photographer: Stormfalcon
66 Photos available

Shots taken during the second day of Animation on Display 2013]]>
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<![CDATA[Animation On Display 2013 Gallery (Saturday)]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=10181 Photographer: Stormfalcon
70 Photos available

Here are my cosplay shots from the first day of Animation on Display 2013!]]>
53d4ebd5bdad01bba4838c75e9264d07 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Winter 2012 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=9937 Photographer: Stormfalcon
69 Photos available

These were taken at the NorCal Winter 2012 Cosplay Gathering in San Jose, CA, on December 15, 2012. Originally intended to be held at the nearby Christmas in the Park festival (and some cosplayers did go out there despite the weather), it was mainly shifted over to the San Jose Convention Center due to a shift to rainy weather that day. Due to work obligations, I was only able to attend the last few hours of the gathering during the evening, but I still got a lot of fun shots during that time!]]>
55d12fca9fec4376a40ac02416be801d Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:28:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery - NorCal Fall 2012 Cosplay Gathering]]> http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=9757 Photographer: Stormfalcon
194 Photos available

Photos taken at the NorCal Fall 2012 Cosplay Gathering, held at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos, CA, on October 20, 2012. These gatherings are held quarterly (one per season) in the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a great opportunity for both cosplayers and photographers to socialize as well as get photoshoots in settings not provided by conventions in a much more relaxed atmosphere.]]>
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