My personal favorite panel was a live animation with Naoki Yoshibe, an animator that animated the first opening of Jo Jo's bizarre adventure! It was an amazing and really inspiring experience! It was really unbelievable what he could animate and draw in under only an hour! I really enjoyed all of the panels we were able to catch! I really wish I could clone myself so I could go to more panels!!!
I also really enjoyed putting together my own cosplay for the event! Cosplaying a passion of mine because I love bringing characters to life through the art of makeup and costume design! I love how no matter your race, height, or weight everyone and anyone can cosplay! I love seeing the unique and creative twists people can bring to the table!!!On July 26th, 27th, and the 28th, my family and I went to the annual Otakon convention hosted at Washington D.C!!! This has been the third year my and family and I have gone to Otakon! Since they moved the convention to Washington D.C, it has almost become a summer tradition!
Otakon is one of my favorite events of the year! Not only do my sister and I get to share our love of Japanese animation with everyone else, we get to participate in panels, meet world-famous Japanese animators, directors, song-writers, voice-actors, and producers, and meet other passionate cosplayers!
If you haven't seen my latest Hackster Projects, I provide more information about the specifics on the Home Page, and I link I provided that leads to the projects Hackster page. Right now in this blog, I will mostly be going over the motivations behind my projects and what I hope to achieve.
Since 1998, children especially under the age of 2, have been incredibly vulnerable to the dangers of heatstroke. In the year 2018, 52 children were reported dead after being trapped inside an overheated vehicle. Even with windows left slightly open, the temperature inside a car can increase by 20 degrees in 10 minutes, and 50 degrees in 30 minutes. For a child's body, which heats up to three to five times quicker, this is a serious problem. After reading an article articulating this exact problem, I was at first shocked and horrified. Shocked at how many fatalities there were, and horrified that there wasn’t a solution yet. Hopefully with this project, it will be the stepping stones to creating new safe and reliable devices to help ensure the safety of others and help future children from becoming trapped inside overheated vehicles.