Finding Nemo Seagulls

 | October 13, 2014 11:35 pm

This year, for DragonCon and Anime Weekend Atlanta, I wanted to have a couple of fun items.  I have always loved the Seagulls from Finding Nemo and love sitting outside The Living Seas at Epcot and listening to the ones there.  So I decided to make my own and drag a few people with me.  It has been a blast!  These are so much fun.  The birds were made by me and offered as kits to a group of friends.  Each person then made their own helmet to mount them on.  They work as simple puppets.  One string makes the wings flap and a second makes the beak work.  The “MINE, MINE, MINE” is all us yelling like idiots.  LOL


Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014

 | 11:12 pm

I love this con.  I really do.  Brandi and I have more fun at AWA than any other regular con.  It has a sense of fun others don’t always have.  This year AWA did some major changes to the layout and locations that really worked well.  I’ll cut to the chase with some pics. ~ Jimmy

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DragonCon 2014

 | 10:58 pm

DragonCon, DragonCon, DragonCon….what can I say about DragonCon?  It is massive.  It is fun.  It can wear you out.  This was a lower key year for us, but I find that is how DragonCon goes.  One great year, one low key year, and then back to great again.  The con really needs to work on finding a solution for their size vs location issue.  No one wants to see it leave the hotels, but it has outgrown the space.  Still, it is DragonCon, you gotta love it.

Pics by me ~ Jimmy

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 | 10:48 pm

Momo continues to surprise me with how much it grows each year.  As part of my “enjoy the con” promise to myself, I left the camera in the room for this one and just enjoyed the con.  Sorry, no real pics to share.  Just let it be know, it is a fun and fast growing convention. ~ Jimmy

Return to Megacon!

 | 10:47 pm

We made it back to Megacon!  This was an early staple with Brandi and I.  It was great to be able to return after several years.  Great costumes, awesome location (though crowded  in the new building, glad they are moving it back to the old one next year).  I would actually like to go back again just to shoot photography.  We got in some time in our own costumes, but I took a good number of shots from around the con.  I need to make a better point to take some of ourselves for these posts. – Jimmy

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MTAC 2014

 | 10:41 pm

Middle Tennessee Anime Con took place just outside of Nashville.  This was an “interesting” year as they were moved to a much smaller hotel location.  It was way to small for attendance.  That is something they will need to figure out next year.  That said, I had a blast hanging with our friends.  The hotel really reached out to the adult attendees with a free bar and breakfast!  Here are a few shots from the con including some of Brandi and our friend  Katrina ( in their Date A Live costumes as well as a few other shots from around the con. ~ Jimmy

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Katsucon 2014

 | 10:29 pm

Brandi and I branched out and hit up Katsucon while we were in the Washington, DC area.  This is an interesting con.  I can’t say it was the kind of con I would go out of my way to go back to again.  It wasn’t bad, other than some major major issues with registration, it just seems to be to industry for me.  By industry, I mean many people seem to be there not for the con, but on the hopes of being discovered.  It is a beautiful location and there are almost 2 photographers for every cosplayer (kidding of course).  I’m a photographer myself, so I’m not knocking photography, it just didn’t feel alive like a lot of the cons I really enjoy.

If you are in the area, it is worth going to, heck it is worth it just for the amazing hotel.  I just don’t know that I would go back specifically for it anytime soon.  Here are a few shots I took at the con. ~ Jimmy (AngryDogStudios CEO and Photographer)

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Project Post Recovery!

 | 10:22 pm

So I did some updates on the site that seemed to have wiped out all of my 2014 posts.  I’m going to be reposting them here shortly.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade with the 501st

 | December 13, 2013 11:50 pm

I had a chance to go out with the 501st for their appearance in the CHOA Christmas Parade as a photographer.  This is a yearly even for us going back to 2002.  It is a fun little parade that has really grown over the years.  This year it moved down the street due to construction downtown and actually started right in front of my office.  Nothing like parking in your office garage on a Sat for the parade and walking out the front door to your group’s staging point.  Here are a few pics from the event.


Seishun Con 2013

 | June 30, 2013 1:57 am

Jimmy broke away from working on props for DragonCon to run by Seishun Con for a couple of hours. Seishun is a growing con that was held at the Hilton Atlanta Convention Center in Marietta.