In Vancouver, we stayed in an upscale hotel along the waterfront. Within the same building was a convention center I knew that. But I did not know that a convention of animation artists called Anime Resurrection was being held. Wikipedia describes Anime as follows:
“Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan, characterized by colorful graphics and often featuring themes intended for an adult audience. The word is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of ‘animation’. The intended meaning of the term sometimes varies depending on the context.”
There were several thousand young people in costume, and I’ll get into this a bit more in future entries. Among all these folks was a “normal” looking guy named Jim. He was toting a professional grade camera, although he called himself an amateur. Of course, he was there to photograph the festivities.
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And he wasn’t a local. He traveled from Bellingham WA, well over 1,000 miles away. Just shows what a photographer will do for some good shots :-). And being a photographer, he was sympathetic to what I was doing, and readily agreed to be photographed.
P.S. Whoops! Big Mistake. Bellingham WA is less than 60 miles from Vancouver. I spent the next 11 days in Alaska - THAT's where the 1,000 miles came from.