Who, in the Burgh, doesn’t love Kennywood? We have a great offer for you, where you can get tickets for just $35.99 each. That’s an amazing discount.
We will be enjoying Kennywood on July 28. Thomas Town will be opened, and we are going to have so much fun. Make sure you plan to join us at Kennywood some time this summer. You’ll love it. Even if you haven’t been there for years, the memories will be everlasting.
There’s even a coloring sheet, if you click on Thomas Town, on the Kennywood page.
Sangawa Project is an adult anime convention (18+) run by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. This convention allows anime fans to meet a couple of their favorite voice actors, cosplay, play some games in the gaming room, and attend some panels. The best part of it all is the mature environment surrounding the convention!
This year, Sangawa brought Colleen Clinkenbeard, who plays Ema Hinata in Brothers Conflict, Momo Yaoyorozu in My Hero Academia, Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist, and many more! They also brought Rob McCollum, who plays Reiner in Attack on Titan, Shinya Kogami in Psycho-Pass, Mifune in Soul Eater, and many more!
Sangawa Project also held a couple alcohol events for the 21+ audience that came, including the Taste of Japan and the Sangawa Social. The Taste of Japan is where you can enjoy a selection of Japanese alcoholic drinks and learn the basics to tasting. The drinks they had this year were: Awa Yuki Sparkling Sake, Plum Fu Ki, Yoshi No Gawa Junmai Ginjo Sake, Hibiki Suntory Whiskey, Hana Lychee Flavored Sake, and Sakemoto Premium Junmai Sake. The Sangawa Social is a place to just hangout or to participate in a recipe challenge.
There was also an Exhibition Hall where you could buy all the anime merch you could want. They played different anime during the weekend in the video room, some being One Punch Man and Food Wars.
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.
Kennywood Park, in Pittsburgh, PA had their Comic Con on June 18, 2017. As we walked in, we saw The Flash and Supergirl standing at a booth and didn’t hesitate to get our picture with them! As we walked through the park, we saw booths of comic books, jewelry, art, and much more! In one of the pavilions, artists were set up with art and jewelry. It was awesome getting to see and purchase some of the art. These artists were all very talented and each had a unique twist on the styles they drew in.
We went around the park and rode a lot of the rides, from the Jack Rabbit to the Merry Go Round. We made sure to play some games, too! The ping pong game was always my favorite, so I made sure to play that a lot!
We had some potato path fries for lunch and stopped at another booth to get some mac n cheese. The food has always been one of my favorite parts are Kennywood. It’s been a family favorite, for many years. My mom and dad were coming here a long time before me, and my family will come here for years to come, as well.
There’s always shows going on, throughout the day, as well. It’s so much fun going to an Amusement Park to watch a show, or two. We loved the time we had.
My mom and dad always take my 6 year old, brother, to Kiddieland. He loves it in there, and the rides are perfect for him. However, he’s getting big enough, that he can enjoy some of the other rides, throughout the park, as well.
They also have face painting, and other things. There’s a few gift shops, and lots of Rollercoasters. You will enjoy your day at Kennywood, just as I have.
*This review was done, with tickets given. The opinions are mine, and the review is an original.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.