This indie anime convention was able to attract an even bigger crowd this time while still maintaining its “hometown” feel. Many artists, performers, and celebrities again took part in this intimate one-day show.
Taiko drummers perform during Ninja-Con’s Opening Ceremonies.
Special Guest Mikarin of Takeriya Samurai performs in the James Irvine Japanese Garden at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.
Guests of Honor Celeste Orchid and Dustbunny host a panel.
Special Guest Chii Sakurabi performs in Los Angeles for the first time!
Guest of Honor Candy Bomber (featuring my friend Paprika Mari as lead singer) performs as well!
Ninja-Con’s gaming area featured console and table top gaming.
The Tokari Maids pose with guests in the Tokari Lounge.
Guest of Honor On Being Human puts on a rocking performance.
Even though Ninja-Con took over Little Tokyo, I was still able to run into many friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen in years! What a great way to keep the con momentum going with this great event nestled in between FanimeCon and Anime Expo. Photoshoots from the con and with the Tokari Maids coming soon!
Full Coverage of Ninja-Con 2014: