Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Analysis

By Engi, 09 May 2018 Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has more Dragons than the Third Age of Middle Earth. Aside from the titular maid character, Tohru, there are four other draconic characters that enter Kobayashi’s life: Lucoa, Fafnir, Kanna, and Elma. These characters are all inspired by known mythological beings, but possess their own quirks…

Tea Time with Burning Soul Cosplay

Known around in the con circuit as “That Garen Cosplayer”, Burning Soul Cosplay is more than the Demacian Warrior. He’s been a Gangplank, Detective Gumshoe, and is now working on Doctor Fate. We contacted him to ask a few questions about cosplay and on being a character. Sticky Bunton (SB): What got you into cosplay? Burning…

Tea Time with Niaang Cosplay

Niaang Cosplay came onto our radars after one of our scouting groups identified some awesome anime cosplay. By that, we mean a friend of the site actually showed us her Facebook page. Her work is a diverse mix of gaming and anime with a heavy talent for costume design. We contacted her to ask a…

Fandoms Battle: Weiss/Schwarz

At Tekko a few years back, I was browsing through the inventory of a CCG seller and stumbled upon the boxes of a card game called Weiss/Schwarz. I didn’t think anything of it until I saw the trial decks for Fate/Zero. I swear, the franchise is a weakness of mine, and without hesitation, I bought…

Spawned and De-Spawned: The NPC At Tekko

Over the years, Tekko has become my “home” convention, even though I haven’t lived in Pittsburgh. It was the first convention I attended as The NPC, the first convention I staffed, and it’s the one event that I look forward to every year. Tekko took place from April 6-9, and it was the 15th anniversary…

Fate/Zero – Manga Outshining Anime?

One of the best parts of the holiday season, for me, would be the random sales that occur in book stores. In my case, a local shop had a sale I couldn’t pass up, and I left with the first three volumes of the Fate/Zero manga that had an English release just earlier this year….

Calibrating My Cyberbrain for Ghost in the Shell: First Assault

Like most anime fans from the 90s, Ghost in the Shell was a special experience for me. Great visuals, solid music, cyberpunk without being a total dystopia, a solid dose of intelligent thought via philosophy, awesome combat, and some people enjoyed the abundance of nudity. Once I learned of the sequel and the series Stand Alone…

Diving In: Unlimited Blade Works

Oddly enough, my first experience with the Fate series was during my stay in Japan back in 2005. I didn’t know the language when I first arrived, but I was adamant on finding ways to enjoy my hobbies and hopefully find someone who was bilingual enough to muck through a conversation. This lead me to…

Learning With Easter Eggs

Needing to take a break from the depression that is Majora’s Mask, I decided to pick up a copy of Codename: S.T.E.A.M. due to my love of steampunk and strategy games. I’ve only been able to put about 5 hours in so far (mostly during lunch breaks; even NPCs have to eat!), but it’s been…