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Tekko 2018 ~ Friday Night Fun

Posted on April 7, 2018 in Announcements Tekko 2018

Tekko will be at the David Lawrence Convention Center through Sunday at 5pm.  Come on and visit for some Japanese fun.

Autographs from Monica Rial, Luci Christian, and Vic Mignogia.

Gaming room.

Exhibition room.
Vic Mignogia.
We are having so much fun.  Can’t wait to hear LM. C perform tonight.  It’s going to be so much fun.  You can enjoy the fun too.  Come on out to the David Lawrence Convention Center today.  And, don’t forget to wear your cosplay outfit, or just come out in your every clothes.  Either way you are going to have a great time!
Tekko 2018 is here through Sunday.

Tekko 2018 Coming Soon to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Posted on March 22, 2018 in Tekko 2018

Tekko is an annual Japanese Pop Culture convention, including all things anime, gaming, fashion, and music. It takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 5-8. Tekko is in it’s 16th year, and has one of its best line ups coming this year!

 Tekko has announced many special guests, including voice actors, DJs, cosplay judges, fashion designers, and fashion guests.

 

The band this year for Tekko is LM.C. This will be their first and only US east coast appearance! They are a Japanese rock band consisting of Maya on vocals and Aiji on guitar.

They have 8 full albums and two theme songs from the anime series REBORN!

 One of the many voice actors they’ve announced is Monica Rial, who voices Mey Rin from Black Butler, Shiro from Deadman Wonderland, May Chang from FMA Brotherhood, Renge from Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubaki from Soul Eater, and many more! Bryce Papenbrook is another voice actor who will be there. He voices Eren from Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Masamoi Kida in Durarara!!, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, and many more! Another of the voice actors is Vic Mignogna, who voices Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suoi in Ouran High School Host Club, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Luciano in Code Geass, and many more! Luci Christian is the last voice actor that will be at Tekko. She voiced Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Honey in Ouran High School Host Club, Alois in Black Butler, Medusa in Soul Eater, and many more!

 

Toshi Salvino is a multimedia visual artist that will be at Tekko. She is a visual artist with a focus on style and makeup, who uses her body as a canvas turning herself into a Living Art Doll. She currently lives in NY as a hair stylist and makeup artist as well as character performer. Hard Decora is an apparel and illustration brand, that will be at Tekko, that promotes aggressive individuality. Kamilah Jones started Hard Decora in 2014. She saw a Fairy Kei girl on tumblr carrying a pastel gun, which inspired her brand. Saki Tachibana will be joining Tekko from BABY, the Stars Shine Bright, which is a Lolita fashion clothing brand founded in Tokyo, Japan. The brand wants to make designs that make one feel like an elegant princess when wearing them. Many of Saki’s deigns come from fairy tales, black cats, and other themes.

 Tekko will also have some other special guests. Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife Jillian are acknowledged masters of martial mayhem. They teach historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior as well as have high energy, mostly safe stage shows. Dan is also a standup comedian. Nancy Kepner is a guitarist, who writes clever songs about all fandoms! She currently has three albums and a YouTube channel called HeartfeltHumor. Tekko also has a four DJ line up this year for the dance!

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER – New Featurette Now Available! #BlackPanther

Posted on January 6, 2018 in Disney Movies

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

 

Like BLACK PANTHER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPantherMovie

Follow BLACK PANTHER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblackpanther  

Follow Marvel Studios on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelstudios/

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER opens in theaters everywhere on February 16th!

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Happy New Year ~ 2018

Posted on January 1, 2018 in About

Just want to take a moment to say “Thank you” to the fans of This Frugal Family.  I really appreciate the support we get, and this is to another year!  Hope you are having a wonderful evening!

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My Little Pony The Movie

Posted on December 22, 2017 in 2017 Holiday Gift Guide kids Movies Reviews

I received the My Little Pony Movie last night.  And, though I have a 6 year old, boy, he sat down and watched it.  He loved it.  I can’t believe how cute it was.  Like the box says, “Discover a different breed of hero”.

This cartoon has an all star voice over.  Including:  Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Pena, and more!

The story is truly cute.  They make new friends along the way, and have exciting challenges to complete.

Right now, it’s available on Digital, and on January 9, it’ll be available on Blu-ray/DVD.

When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.

 

Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family. The My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6, an exclusive Equestria Girls Short and a Hanazuki short, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95 and $39.99, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

· Deleted Scene

· Equestria Girls Short

· “Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette

· “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette

· “The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette

· “I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)

· “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette

 

Website: OwnMyLittlePonyTheMovie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyLittlePonyMovie/

Instagram: @mylittleponymovie

Twitter: @MLPMovie

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

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Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS – New Trailer

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Disney Movies


About the movie:

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. In theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. 

And here are 2 delicious Nutcracker themed recipes created in honor of the new trailer:

Nutcracker Cookies:  https://family.disney.com/recipe/nutcracker-cookies/

Nutcracker Gingerbread House: https://family.disney.com/recipe/nutcracker-gingerbread-house/

Like THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneysTheNutcracker/

Follow Disney Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyStudios

Follow THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneysnutcracker/THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS opens in theatres everywhere on November 2, 2018!

 

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Avengers Infinity War Preview

Posted on November 29, 2017 in Announcements clip Disney


Like AVENGERS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avengers

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Follow Marvel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelstudios/

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in theaters everywhere May 4th, 2018!

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A WRINKLE IN TIME Coming in March, 2018

Posted on November 20, 2017 in Announcements clip Disney Movies

 

Like A WRINKLE IN TIME on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WrinkleInTimeMovie/

Follow A WRINKLE IN TIME on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrinkleinTime

Follow A WRINKLE IN TIME on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrinkleintime/

Visit the official A WRINKLE IN TIME website here: http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

 

A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 19, 2018!

 

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Incredibles 2 ~ Teaser

Posted on November 19, 2017 in Announcements Disney Movies

 

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Like INCREDIBLES 2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarTheIncredibles/

Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneypixar

Follow Disney/Pixar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixar/

Visit the official INCREDIBLES 2 website here: http://disney.com/incredibles2

 

INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15, 2018!

 

 

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Get your tickets now for Tekko Next Year!

Posted on April 15, 2017 in tekko 2017

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Tekko is Pittsburgh’s premiere anime, gaming, fashion, music, and Japanese pop culture convention presented by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. This year, Tekko was able to bring in over 8,000 attendees, a new record for the convention. During the weekend there were many panels available to go to, so many that I wanted to split myself in half to try to attend them all!

One of the panels I was able to attend was “Did You Know? Shinigami Love Apples. Death Note In Depth”. This panel was all about Death Note, the speakers of the panel were even in cosplay. L asked if we were all Pro-Kira or Anti-Kira, which if you’ve watched this show you’re most likely Pro-Kira. Who wouldn’t love someone who wanted to get rid of all of the bad people and crime in the world? The room, unsurprisingly was Pro-Kira for the most part. They also brought it different aspects of how Death Note relates to the Bible. Another one of the panels we attended was “Sweet Viktuuri- Behind the Scenes of Yuri! On Ice”. This panel was interactive and very fun. You could definitely tell the presenter knew what she was talking about. I learned a lot about who Yuri was based off of and how the author came about making the show.

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One of my favorite panels was “The Art of Packing your Lunch- Bento 101”. During this panel, Katy Wolfe taught us the ins and outs of packing a bento. A bento is a single serving meal, that consists of rice, fish or meat, and veggies. Katy told us that we should stay away from the bento kits, which are mostly way more expensive than any other bento box, rice shapers because they are hard to use and are horrible to clean. One of the last panels we visited was “Cooking With a Killer Robot”. This panel was about the video game Undertale and how to make the different foods in the video game. The presenters were Pixel By Pixel Cosplay. They were cosplaying as the main characters in the game: Alphys, Mettaton, Papyrus, Toriel, and Burgerpants. They made Starfaits (Mettaton’s favorite), spaghetti (Papyrus’ favorite), and Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie (Toriel’s favorite). These cosplayers never broke character and were some of the sweetest people.

Tekko held their opening ceremonies Friday evening. Comedian Uncle Yo was the host of these ceremonies; he introduced all of the guests they would have during the weekend. These guests included: MAGIC OF LiFE, Kimura U, Ian Sinclair, Brina Palencia, Jad Saxton, Cherami Leigh, Jeff Nimoy, Haenuli, and a four DJ line up. They also had a booth set up upstairs that helped with your cosplay if something happened to it. They had golden tickets under the seats during the opening ceremonies to win a comic or other special items, and we were lucky enough to get one under our seat. Nancy Kepner (HeartfeltHumor on youtube) was one of the musical guests. She writes and sings her own music, all about pop culture. Some of the songs she performed for us were the weeabo song, the fan service song, there –dere song, and a song about yuri on ice.

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The band that performed this year was MAGIC OF LiFE. This was their first concert in the US. Before the concert, they had a Q&A session where we learned a lot about them, for example what they would’ve liked to be if they wouldn’t have made it in the music business, their Uncle Yo was the host of these ceremonies; he introduced all of the guests they would have during the weekend. These guests included: MAGIC OF LiFE, Kimura U, Ian Sinclair, Brina Palencia, Jad Saxton, Cherami Leigh, Jeff Nimoy, Haenuli, and a four DJ line up. They also had a booth set up upstairs that helped with your cosplay if something happened to it. They had golden tickets under the seats during the opening ceremonies to win a comic or other special items, and we were lucky enough to get one under our seat. Nancy Kepner (HeartfeltHumor on youtube) was one of the musical guests. She writes and sings her own music, all about pop culture. Some of the songs she performed for us were the weeabo song, the fan service song, there –dere song, and a song about yuri on ice.

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The band that performed this year was MAGIC OF LiFE. This was their first concert in the US. Before the concert, they had a Q&A session where we learned a lot about them, for example what they would’ve liked to be if they wouldn’t have made it in the music business, their favorite anime, and what they like about America. Their concert was an amazing experience, between being in the front row and then getting their autographs afterwards.

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Tekko had aa exhibition room and gaming room open throughout the weekend. There were many vendors in the exhibition room as well as the fashion designers trying to sell their merchandise. There was a variety of things to buy in the exhibition room, from gaming, to anime to fashion. There were body pillows, buttons, art, posters, corgi butt purses, and so much more!

One of the things I really liked that Tekko did was the closing ceremonies. During these ceremonies, they released the theme for next year as well as take in advice the audience was willing to give to make next year even better. They even gave a hint for who one of the voice actors might be next year!

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Disclaimer:

I received tickets from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this event.

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