Archive for April, 2011

[Kawaii Kon 2011] Day 0: Dawn of the Kon

April 29th, 2011
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Every time one event ends, anticipation starts building for the next one. Information slowly drips out over the course of a year, and an eager fan base gobbles up every little tidbit like pieces of yummy chocolate. It’s one of the most eagerly awaited

And now, the main event — or at least preregistration for it … has finally arrived.

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Kawaii Kountdown: The music in we

April 28th, 2011
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Jason’s note: Anyone who’s ever tried to delve into the Star-Bulletin archive between September 2008 and the final day before the merger in early June 2010 may have noticed that things are a bit … messy … in there. A few stories here and there have gone missing, as have all the pictures (making any attempts to find, say, archived copies of the Sunday comic strips by Jon Murakami and Dave Thorne sadly impossible).

Among the articles that have seemingly vanished from the Internet: two Kawaii Kon preview profiles that ran in our weekend section, one from 2009 about the state librarians and Roy Chang’s art advice booth, the other from 2010 about musical guests Alt/Air and Eleven Staples. Since they’re still quite relevant, I’ve gone into our in-house archives and resurrected them for reposting here, adding some new pictures here and there and taking out a few things that applied when these articles first ran but no longer do.

In case you missed it earlier today, the 2009 article, which originally ran with the headline “Teaching with a Kawaii twist,” has been posted here; here’s the article from last year.

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Kawaii Kountdown: A learning opportunity

April 28th, 2011
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Jason’s note: Anyone who’s ever tried to delve into the Star-Bulletin archive between September 2008 and the final day before the merger in early June 2010 may have noticed that things are a bit … messy … in there. A few stories here and there have gone missing, as have all the pictures (making any attempts to find, say, archived copies of the Sunday comic strips by Jon Murakami and Dave Thorne sadly impossible).

Among the articles that have seemingly vanished from the Internet: two Kawaii Kon preview profiles that ran in our weekend section, one from 2009 about the state librarians and Roy Chang’s art advice booth, the other from 2010 about musical guests Alt/Air and Eleven Staples. Since they’re still quite relevant, I’ve gone into our in-house archives and resurrected them for reposting here, adding some new pictures here and there and taking out a few things that applied when these articles first ran but no longer do.

Enjoy the 2009 article, which originally ran with the headline “Teaching with a Kawaii twist”; I’ll be back later today with the 2010 article.

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