• ShutoCon 2015 – after con report
    Convention,  Food

    ShutoCon 2015 – after con report

    Normally we go to ShutoCon as artists – selling our usual array of buttons. This year however due to conflicting schedules I missed out on alley registration and decided to just buy a normal badge. It’s been YEARS since we’ve hit a convention as regular run-of-the-mill attendees. I’m always either working a table or official press. So it was very weird and kind of lost-feeling to not have a “purpose” each day. I had a work commitment in the morning so couldn’t roll in until the afternoon. Lunch per usual was at El Azteco. It may not be the most authentic mexican place you can stop at, but the burritos…

  • Convention,  Photography

    Penguicon 2014

    Warning – LOTS of pictures, please give the page time to load. Since this is primarily an adult convention with some 18+ panels, the writeup does contain some adult themes. On with the show! You guys can keep a secret right? Just between us… Penguicon is my favorite convention. Don’t get me wrong! I enjoy all the conventions I attend (else I wouldn’t go – if I’m not having fun how can I convince other people they will?), but Penguicon is, as they say, “my people”. This year my convention started with a little lunch outing of gun powder. Geeks With Guns is currently organized annually by John Bell and…

  • Food,  Reviews

    Restaurant review – One-Eyed Betty’s

    Ferndale announced it was having a Restaurant Week, and since I only had time for one place during Detroit’s food showcase, I was determined to visit one of these places just a few towns north. Of all, the menu at One-Eyed Betty’s in particular caught my eye. In the future I’d like to see some of the other places with larger offering and or multiple choices for items but other than that it was a good start to a new tradition for the city. When we got there it was hopping – it’s very much a destination for those who like beer, and on top of that the Tigers were…

  • Photography,  Travel

    Exploring Detroit – D:Hive Bus Tour

    Since a large part of making sure your company can flourish and grow is making sure the city it’s in can do the same, Quicken Loans is a vocal supporter of Detroit and along with that, making sure that new employees know what’s here to see and enjoy. So it was that I took a bus tour of Detroit during the middle of my work day. D:Hive is an awesome organization that exists to help visitors and transplants make the most of Detroit. Whether it’s showing you all the great entertainment options, giving you a walking/bus tour of the area and its history, helping you find a job or a…

  • Convention

    After Report – Anime Park

    This was our second year selling at Anime Park. It’s very well organized for such a new anime convention, and being a High School student run one at that. There were a good mix of panels and a great Maid Cafe, and seemed to be a decent turnout of attendees. We’re here! With that in mind, there are definitely some things that can be improved. Some I expect is out of their hands. For instance, we were in a different school this year. Still on the same campus, because the city of Canton has this unique setup where there are three high schools all on the same land. I’ve never…

  • Buttons,  Convention,  Photography

    After report – ShutoCon 2013

    ShutoCon in Lansing, MI is a newer anime convention with a good focus on artists and cosplayers. The AA coordinator (and convention chair) is a long time artist herself and strives to make her con have all the best available for us. She was extremely understanding about feedback and complaints (I had few, and most weren’t under her control but felt should be noted), and definitely has a good thing started. It was held at the Lansing Center and the connected Radisson Hotel from April 5th-7th, 2013.

  • Photography

    Convention Appearance – Penguicon 2013

    One week until Penguicon! They have their schedule up now – go check it out and plan what you’d like to see. I will be there as media coverage taking awesome photos of all the stuff you don’t want to miss. Take a look at their site: Penguicon for details of what/where they are and the current schedule details.

  • Convention

    Convention Appearance – Shuto Con

    Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again – when DisjointedImages will be out in the wild selling our amazing buttons. This weekend come find us at Shuto Con in Lansing, MI. Running April 5-7 and featuring a bigger exhibit hall this year, Shuto puts emphasis on the Artists and Cosplayers throughout the weekend. Rest assured though, they have a huge lineup of great events and guests to keep you busy too! Take a peek at the schedule click here. Hope we see you there!

  • Photography

    Detroit Derby Girls All Stars vs. Steel Hurtin’

    While out for an event last year, I chatted up someone in line in front of me who had a fancy camera like mine and we traded business cards. After following them for a bit and seeing a slew of Roller Derby photos I was reminded how much I wanted to see (and hopefully shoot) this sport myself. So I sent my info over and after some discussion and release forms I was in! The bout was held at the Masonic Temple and turned out to be a sold out game. Since they were in their tournament season, it featured the best players of all the Detroit derby teams playing…