Saturday, June 29, 2019

18+ Panels @ AX 2019

This is AX Dad. Now, when the kiddies are done for the day the older crowd can enjoy the following panels  when the sun goes down. You will be carded and have to get a wrist band. So, don't think about sneaking in kiddos.

 Back in my day we had live hentai dubbing and hearing a grown man voicing a girl getting "attacked" by a tentacle monster is some messed up fun. Great that HIDIVE is keeping the tradition alive with

Talk Dirty with HIDIVE (18+)
Friday, July 05, 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Live Programming 3 - LACC 408 AB

Prepare your noses! It's about to get a little lewd as we showcase some seriously NSFW clips and ask you to dub them.

Now, let's get back in order starting with July 4th, because nothin says independence like peep shows and hentai.

FAKKU Presents: Hentai Worth Watching (18+)
Thursday, July 04, 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Live Programming 3 - LACC 408 AB

FAKKU shows some of their favorite hentai anime titles with live commentary. The panelists share stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back for more!

Funimation Peep Show (18+)
Thursday, July 04, 10:30pm - 12:00am
Live Programming 1 - LACC Petree Hall
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. 
Q-Gaku Q&A (18+)
Friday, July 05, 8:30pm - 10:00pm Live Programming 4 - LACC 411
Q-Gaku is an eroge character designer, colorist, illustrator, and designer working primarily in titles targeted toward adult males. He's most famous for the Funbag Fantasy series. At this panel he'll be taking and answering questions from the audience about his work in the industry.

Hensuki – New Fanservice Anime Premiere Screening from Kadokawa and Funimation (18 +)
Friday, July 05, 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video 1 - JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom (A-D)

It’s a Cinderella story… with panties?! Get a special sneak peek of the new July fanservice romantic comedy anime Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? (Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?) before its Japanese broadcast debut! High schooler Keiki Kiryu has never had a girlfriend, but he’s ecstatic when he finally receives his first love letter—with a pair of panties attached? When he suddenly finds himself surrounded by all kinds of cute girls, how will he identify his mysterious panty Cinderella?

FAKKU Presents: Michiking Q&A (18+)
Friday, July 05, 10:30pm - 12:00am
Live Programming 2 - JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom

Join bestselling hentai manga artist Michiking, and Anime Expo Guest of Honor, in a one-of-a-kind Q&A! Michiking will share stories and experiences from the industry in Japan and talk about releasing their books in English!

FAKKU Industry Panel and Q&A (18+)
Saturday, July 06, 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Live Programming 3 - LACC 408 AB

FAKKU is the largest English hentai publisher in the world and now an official publisher of manga, games, and anime. Join FAKKU as they talk about their history, current projects, and find out what they have planned next!

Oh, and then look out for this

Check the schedule here and go to the 18+ category for any events we may have missed.

Anime Expo 2019 Field Trip with Your Dad

Hey Kids,

I'm AX Dad, I'll be your guide to AX this year and make sure your having a good time. I"ll be making sure your safe around AX, so go ahead and look for me at AX if you need adult or someone to just listen. I'll be with my fellow fathers to make sure you're okay.

I've been having my son look into what to check out for AX and writing it up for me as I'm not so good with computers. Here's what I've spotted while looking at the schedule my son printed out for me.

Which magical fireman movies are you ablaze for? TRIGGER's Promare Premiere & Panel or the  Funimation Presents Fire Force World Premiere with Creator Atsushi Ohkubo?
These look hot kids, real hot. Cool, wouldn't be the correct term, would it, because they're so hot.

Now I'll have other updates, but for now here some tips.

Eat your packed lunch, because the food nearby is all overpriced and Dads and Moms like me made you a healthy and nutritious lunch. L.A. Live food is both overpriced and taste like shoes and not good shoes, shoes that have been in doo-doo water.

Here's places to eat my son posted on before that are affordable and actually have taste.

Now, don't fret, but there will be lines.

Like, what was written on your parent's permission slips bring snacks, bring your Switch, 3DS and even your Vita as you will be in a line at some point. 

As scary as it is, YOU MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS. If they're in the same line as you. then the must like the same stuff. Or at least also need to pee.

It's not so crazy to  think about bringing portable board and card games.

Don't wait, just buy parking if you're okay waling. It's gonna cost $25 or more to park there and they don't even give you a free drink.

The people working there made bad decisions kids, so don't fight with them on price, they don't have control over it they barely have control over there on lives.

There are a number of services online like ParkWhiz and Parking Panda to buy your spot ahead of time. There's going to be a lot of wait time searching for a place to park, especially if you're gonna look for a cheaper price. Avoid the hassle and just know where you need to go.

Don't forget the app.

I can't deny it's useful ,it's an app with all the info about AX in the palm of your hand. No idea if it'll stay updated with all the latest on schedule changes, but let's hope it can. I won't be able to figure it out, but you kids will.

Oh and don't forget to bathe. You guys can stink something fierce.

* AX Dad's son here
It's not complicated. If you do stink, people should be allowed to be make fun of you because you've made a decision as a person not try while surrounded by others. Basically, your as bad as a smoker. And in this city, that makes you garbage...which you kind of smell like if you don't bath and use deodorant.

Don't think your phone battery won't die, it will. it will.

 Yeah, you've go to remember this is a full day for most people and that means you"ll be in line, trying to contact friends, looking on social media about AX and a number of other battery draining situations. It's gonna drain your phone. So partition it out, turn it off if your not using it or set aside time to charge it if you're planning to be there all day. Because you can't call someone to pick you up or meet up if your phone's dead.

Check any of our previous posts on AX updates here.

Movie Hype July: Drafthouse Details, AGFA Screenings, Video Game Features

-Alamo Drafthouse is still set to open this July, no official date yet. We do have some details about the theaters and a film watching program.

First off, let's break down what'll be at the Drafthouse here. There will be twelve auditoriums each with a 4k laser projector. One theater will have a good ol' 35mm projector. A bar and kitchen for food and drink for the movies. Video Vortex, a bar/video rental store will also be a part of the place. The press release noted free rentals, but didn't explain how that would be done.

Alamo Season Pass will also be going on here, it's a program where you can watch a movie a day and reserve seats for a monthly subscription fee. You can try and get into it here.

Another note, Ash Minnick was named in charge of  Drafthouse’s flagship tabletop gaming community initiative here in LA. Many LA people like board games and game cafes, so it'll be interesting to see Drafthouse behind game nights or community events.

-AGFA ( American Genre Film Archive) or better known as much of the batsh*t insane section of Cinefile is having a special six-movie spectacle over at UCLA's Billy WIld Theater. What got my attention most of all was a screening of Don't Panic, a messed-up Mexican version of Nightmare on Elm Street with teenagers that looks like adults, because they are. I heard about this one from the horror news and reviews, Shock Waves Podcast...and sure enough they're apart of it. They're filming a live episode with the screening and chatting with the director.

That's only one night of the movies AGFA is bringing. You have a bunch of double features like Lady Terminator/Sister Street Fighter. Two ultra-violent, so-bad-it's-good films with babes that make little sense when it comes to logic. Every night is a great night to see with a group of friends and wonder how any of these were allowed to be made.

Check out each wonderful night for strange Summer viewing content at the link below.

Catch A Thrill! Ten Years of the American Genre Film Archive
July 12- Aug 17
Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$10 per screening 

 July 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Director Steve De Jarnatt in -person.

Also taking place at the Billy Wilder is the 30th anniversary screening of a Miracle Mile (1989). I found out about this LA cult favorite from a fossil cleaner of the La Brea Tar Pits. It's a story about love and what would happen before nukes go off in LA...and maybe do go off. It's pretty messed up.

You have two classic video game movies in one night. "It's so bad," and other classic lines will be on the ready. So grab your power gloves and get out.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Nickelodeon's Utterly Weird Handling of The Casagrandes

We love animation over here at TTDILA. Amphibia, you're doing great. What's not doing great in animation is the utterly weird handling of The Loud House spin-off The Casagrandes. For some strange reason The Loud House theme song plays in full and then an episode with The Casagrandes will play on Nick. I can't recall any other show or cartoon doing this this before. Because it's stupid.

*The Loud House is the story of one boy who has ten sisters. The spin-off is about a multi-generational Mexican family.

Technically, the show hasn't premiered. So, these full episodes about a completely separate family are Loud House episodes? Weird. Also, that doesn't make sense.

An example of how this could be replicated is let's say Amphibia, which comes from some of the people who worked on Gravity Falls had the Gravity Falls theme play before that show. I mean, I guess you could argue for Casagrandes being a spin-off and being a little more connected than a spiritual successor or familiar joke show, but this is pathetic on it not being allowed to be its own show.

I can only guess that The Casagrandes is seen to be so weak by Nick execs that they kids need to be reminded it came from The Loud House every time it airs. Once again, I've never seen a show's theme song play for another show, except that horrible spin-off attempt for Stranger Things last season. Which, is dead now, because everyone hated them wasting our time.

Nickelodeon, you have become one of the most scared networks in some time. Instead of showing the Rocko and Invader Zim specials on your own networks/streaming service you sold it to Netflix as you thought viewing numbers would be so bad on your own stuff.

Now your too afraid to show a spin-off cartoon? Nick, your one scared network.

LA Links: Wizards, Adult Swim Festival, Bad Bus Riding

-Weird new escape game called Forgotten Chains to try at Two Bit Circus. You're a wizard and your chained to a table. Now escape by solving puzzles!

-Adult Swim Festival is coming back to LA this November. You can buy tickets now for $49, plus probably hidden fees. I think you get to see new Rick and Morty epsiodes before anyone else if you go.

-Taco Bell Hotel in Palm Springs booked in 2 minutes. So, if you wanted that taco bed feeling, it's gone. via CNBC

-New exhibit at MAF, Obsidian Ladder open now.

"Donna Huanca’s OBSIDIAN LADDER triggers the senses through painting, sculpture, sound, scent, and performance. This new topography, which is strikingly different from the rest of the building, transports visitors to another world—a femme realm of reconciliation, creation and trust."

-LA isn't doing well getting people to ride the bus, because Metro kind of sucks.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

July Plans, Movies & Summer Concerts

-Mad Max: Fury Road + Fireworks
Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 9:00 PM
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038

-Eat|See|Hear July Movies
  • Saturday, July 6th: Beetlejuice at Santa Monica High School
    • Musical performance by The Shakes, an indie band infusing R&B sounds and infectious lyricism precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Fette Schwein, Roll’n Lobster, Chancho’s Tacos, Yalla Truck, Baby’s Badass Burgers and official sponsor Tillamook Ice Cream Truck
  • Saturday, July 13th: Casablanca at The Autry Museum of the American West
    • Musical performance by Los Angeles’ cinematic band WYO precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Street Kitchen, Pickles & Peas, Dreamy Creations, Hungry Bella Thai and D’s Superblends
  • Saturday, July 20th: Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion at Los Angeles State Historic Park
    • Musical performance by Lucy & La Mer, an LA based indie project precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Pinch of Flavor, Chancho’s Tacos, D’s Superblends, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Mandoline Grill, and LA Donut
  • Saturday, July 27th: Home Alone at Pasadena City Hall
    • Musical performance by internationally recognized artist Dylan Dunlap, precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include CafĂ© Vietnam and Dreamy Creations 

Hammer Summer Concerts

Thu Jul 11, 19 & 25, 7:30 p.m.
The Hammer's summer concerts are back! See live bands and KCRW DJs in the museum's courtyard, with cash bars and food trucks all night.
Thu Jul 11: Pavo Pavo
Thu Jul 19: Wild Belle
Thu July 25: The Tracks

Indie Video Game Concert Game Theory In October

This October, you can jam out to some of your favorite indie songs ffrom some of your favorite indie games with the people who made the the music including: Chad Seiter (ReCore), Austin Wintory (Journey), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie),Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies, Rakuen), Lena Raine (Celeste), and Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight).

The concert will be taking place October 5th at the Ford Theatres, starting at $75, here's more details.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Anime Expo 2019 Update: Shout Factory Booth, Street Fighter Pin-Up, Battle Angel Mural & Funimation

Woah, it's coming next week? Are you ready for AX?

-Shout Factory is gonna have some fun at it's booth #2022

Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th
In celebration of Kitaro Kosaka’s stunning anime feature Okko’s Inn being released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 2, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with GKIDS, will feature a backdrop of the traditional Japanese inn from the movie at the Shout! Factory booth. Capture your excitement at AX 2019 in front of Okko’s inn with a photo/selfie and get a free exclusive door hanger!
Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th 
Join the fun and celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of anime feature Penguin Highway with Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio by playing the PICK A PENGUIN game at Shout! Factory’s booth for a chance to win Blu-rays, t-shirts, pins, and more!

- Fans will find the Chun-Li/Sakura/C-Viper cover exclusively at the UDON Anime Expo Booth #2623.2723 (July 4 - July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Karin/Cammy/Kolin will be available at the UDON San Diego Comic-Con Booth #4529 (July 18 - July 21). Bonus round: Robaato will be in the UDON booth at BOTH SHOWS to sign your books! Supplies are limited, stop by and grab your copies before they are gone!

-Alita Battle Angel did not do good in theaters. Fox Home is trying to salvage that at AX with some random ideas at AX. The best is a mural that seems like you can put yourself in it when taking photos across the street from the convention. Or at least we think that what it means from the press release:

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

WHRE:           601 W Pico Blvd.
                        Los Angeles, CA 90015

WHAT:           Across the street from the convention center, artist Cloe Hakakian is painting an amazing manga inspired mural that embodies the essence and humanity of Alita. There will also be an interactive AR component that will surprise and delight fans and passers by alike! There will also be a panel for consumers to put themselves in the mural.

-Little Tokyo's Retro Game Camp is gonna be there.

-Funimation's Guide about what they got going on at AX.

Glen Brogan's "Dinosaur Land, 1990"

Glen Brogan's "Dinosaur Land, 1990" is available now from Hero Complex Gallery.  Based on our favorite video game of all time, Super Mario World. Oh and there's some Overwatch pieces from him too.

Weekly What To Do: Cats Own This City Before Anime Expo

Little Tokyo Nights
Every Thursday night 4pm - 10pm
320 East 2nd Street between Central ave and San Pedro Street

We're not a hundred percent on this one. This is a new night market idea for Little Tokyo that starts this Thursday and then will be repeating every Thursday. Except JULY 4, 2019 AND ON JULY 18. It has music and street vendors. So, see how it is and hopefully it can be a nice weekly trip downtown.

Thu, Jun 27, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

A scary one from Ti West about a girl taking an elder care gig she shouldn't have and a foreign tale set a skiing workshop.

Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits
June 28-Nov 24
6:00am – 10:00pm Daily

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90036 

Free and open to the public
Parking  $15 flat rate
The Museum's parking lot is located at the corner of Curson Ave. and 6th St., directly behind the Museum. Enter from the western side of Curson Ave.
Parking lot opens at 9:15 am and the last car can enter at 4:15 pm, when the gate locks. Visitors can leave the lot through 10:00 pm when the park closes. 

*Enter a Star Trek TOS sort-of-looking tent for free art and culture.

The 866-square-foot Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will be set on the grassy ellipse in the park adjacent to the museum at La Brea Tar Pits.
Second Home and NHMLAC will partner on a diverse program of public talks, film screenings, and other events—all free and open to the public—to take place throughout the five-month installation of the Pavilion.

Diamantino Screenings
Co-Director/Co-Writer Daniel Schmidt
Friday, June 28
7:30pm show w/Q&A
Saturday, June 29
7:30pm show w/Q&A

Woah, this is gonna be a weird one and if you're into dudes, you'll probably like it even more with the visuals. This'll eventually be in the bat-sh*t insane section of Cinefile, next door to where this is playing.
"Tabu's Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy."
2019 TAG Zinefest
Friday, June 28 at 6 PM – 10 PM
The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839
1105 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505

Over fifty Animation Guild artists will be selling their zines, comics, and other artwork. Come on over and feel free to invite your friends!

Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show
June 29, 2019 | 7pm - 11pm
June 29 – August 3, 2019
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm - 6pm
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
 The artists featured in this exhibition have re-interpreted the iconic image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and animation. The launch event on June 29 is open to the public and to Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Attendees will enjoy special surprises on opening night including available prints of select 45th anniversary artwork and appearances by Hello Kitty.
June 29-31
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
Saturday, June 29, 8PM
Hollywood Bowl

Between crushing on Cho Chang, studying for his O.W.L.s, and the evergrowing number of detentions from Professor Umbridge™, Harry Potter™ must find the time to discover the secret of his terrible nightmares. See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert presented in HD on our giant screens, with the original score performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

New Player Has Joined Live With Jackie Johnson
Sat, June 29, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Join Keith and Jesse for a live recording of 'New Player Has Joined' with special guest Jackie Johnson. Games will be played, jokes will be made, and maybe there will be an adorable dog there (seriously). First ten people there get a free t-shirt! That's a lie. We won't be doing that.

Afterglow (Main Room)
Golden Age (Project room)
Reen Barrera
Recent Works (Office)Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects  6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

New multi-artist show at Thinkspace.

10th Annual LA Food Fest
Sat, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Santa Anita Park
285 Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
$54 – $99

"Our vendors are hand picked to help you discover new favorites you won't find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of booths from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, wine tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone's favorite – our ice cream social."

Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91342

"Join us for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000 pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and served fresh to you." 

Sat, Jun 29, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Etheria Film Night is proud to present the 2019 Official Shorts Showcase of the best new genre films directed by women. Eight short films will be screened followed by a Q&A with directors in attendance, moderated by Rebekah McKendry (Shock Waves Podcast). The 2019 Inspiration Award will be presented to producer Gale Anne Hurd by legendary producer Roger Corman. The 2019 Stephanie Rothman Fellowship winner will also be announced.

CicLAvia—Mid City Meets Pico Union
Sunday, June 30, 9 AM – 4 PM

"Join CicLAvia on June 30 as we transform Venice Blvd, 7th Ave, and Washington Blvd into public parks for the day. We'll be closing the streets to cars and opening them up for people of all ages and abilities to ride, walk, stroll, roll, run, and smile!"

Dream Market~*
Sunday, June 30, 11:30 AM – 8 PM
310 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

DREAM MARKET is a one day market event in LA showcasing 14 illustrators, designers, and makers. United by our love of making cool stuff in small batches, come hang out and check out our wares. Hosted at Milk+T in Little Tokyo.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Blastoff Comics Closing

-Blastoff Comics is closing in North Hollywood. Big sales are going on now as the store has to get rid of its stock.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Bell: Taco Bell Hotel Pop-Up In Palm Springs Details

Yes, yes, munch, munch, look up from your burrito, kind sir or madame, if you haven't heard, Taco Bell we'll have a pop-up hotel in Palm Springs this August. It has been dubbed The Bell: Taco Bell Hotel & Resort. We just got more details and info when you can reserve your room this June. And we suggest you get tickets as early as possible because many people will want to say they stayed and
"Netflix and chilled" at it.

Bro, I ate the sickest special edition quesadilla and made out with the hottest chick after. I mean her mouth was filled with hot burned.

So, right into it. You can reserve rooms on Thursday, June 27 starting at10 AM PT / 1 PM ET  here. It's only gonna be for five days, Aug 8-12, so you don't have much time to grab a night. It'll be at 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California and starts at $169 a night. And there's only 70 rooms available. 18+

You're getting two really great experiences by going
1. a Taco Bell-themed hotel and 2. special Taco Bell eats.

The overall theme of the hotel breaks down into not only a stylish and silly look based on Taco Bell, great for posting pics. There's performances by live music acts, dive-in movies, which means poolside and a “Freeze Lounge,” inspired by, get this product placement synergy, Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which will offer ice cold drink in a "chill" lounge, which better mean it's made of ice, but will probably just be air conditioned.

Yum, yum with your fun as there's suppose to be a special take on your breakfast in bed and pretty much everything else. There's gonna be special pool side taco bell cuisine. And apparently more details on the eats will go up in July. 

So, try and grab a room so you can say you drove out to Palm Springs to go to the Taco Bell hotel, people will have questions. We'll have questions. Your family we'll have questions. I mean the jokes about needing to go to the bathroom.