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Rune Boutique: A Kawaii Affair to Remember

Posted in Bubble Punch Events, Celebs, contest, Event Report, review on December 31st, 2011

On December 9th, 2011 Bubble Punch (that’s us!) along with the help of 6%DOKIDOKI, Medicom Toys, Rune Productions, Sugarpill Cosmetics, Tokyo Fashion, [a]narchy hair, Royal/T cafe, Sapporo, and Jones Soda brought you Rune Boutique!

As you all know, the theme around this event was to bring the colorful and crative world of Rune Naito, father of the “kawaii” look, to America.

Rune Naito is not a name that is regularly heard outside of Japan, but has influenced some of the greatest ‘Kawaii’ minds, like that of Sebastian Masuda of 6%DOKIDOKI.

In order to help bring Rune Boutique stateside with a punch, 6%DOKIDOKI brought over their new mens line along with a colorful fashion show, Medicom Toys brought over their new Rune Boutique inspired items, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu even flew out to make this event an affair to remember.

We really want to thank the 4,000 of you who drove, flew, ran, and waited in line! All of you made this event a huge sucess.

We all hope that you enjoyed your evening and continue to come out and support not just Bubble Punch, but all of our cross pop-culture related events!

And for some extra bonus points! We had an incredibly busy week, as you know. We spent the entire week setting up, doing inventory with our awesome volunteers, and trying to get the entire night ready for all of you. Everyone involved did an amazing job helping us put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. We definitely could not have done it with out them.

Now you may want to know, with all of our adrenaline pumping from the event, what could we possibly want to do after this big night?

Why gather up 6%DOKIDOKI, Kyary, and Mr. Homma (of Rune Productions), and the Medicom Toys staff and mozy down to Saddle Ranch in Hollywood, of course!

We had corn, biscuts, all of those good things… and a gigantic cotton candy.

Kyary was brave enough to try out the mechanical bull! She lasted pretty long too. Alas she did eventually fall off, not to worry there were cushions to catch her!

Where are the pictures from the event? We know some of you have been dying to get your pictures. Sorry about the slight delay, we had over 1100 pictures to post so it took us a long while.

You can all find yourselves on our flickr:

You should be able to see yourself in action. **bear with us, some of them are still uploading, so if you don’t see yourself right away, check again a little bit later**

Thanks again everyone! We couldn’t have done it with out you. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, and we all hope you guys come out to the next Bubble Punch event in 2012!


KABLAM! The DC Reboot Arrives!

Posted in contest, Event Report, review on September 1st, 2011

AUGUST 30, 2011 — Meltdown Comics hosted an amazingly geek-worthy night in honor of the relaunching of all of the DC Universe titles with a party including talks by DC comics writers, a costume contest, prizes for fans, and the midnight release of Flashpoint #5 (the last in the alternate-reality DC universe Flashpoint series) and Justice League #1, the first of the 52 rebooted DC comics that will be debuting this month.

Justice League #1 cover (Don't worry, they de-pants-ed Wonder Woman in the final version)

Before we get to the event, here’s a little back story on this historic DC Comics reboot:
In a bold move, DC (their most commonly known characters being Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash) is revamping all of their current titles, and renumbering them, starting over again from number one. The “New 52″, as it’s being called, begins the stories of all of the DCU (Detective Comics Universe) from the start, in an attempt to remove the confusion of the past 50 or so years of continuity and give a fresh start so that the story lines and characters are more accessible to the modern reader. That’s right, now readers like us who have lapsed in our comic collecting (most common problem: We’re not sure what the hell is going on anymore!) have a chance to enter the comic universe again without worrying about that pesky back story! Some of the major changes include:

If you’d like to learn more about the relaunch itself, here are some good summaries of the major changes happening in the New 52:
8 Questions About the DC Reboot
DC Comics Relaunch Roundup
List of the New 52 titles, cover art, and release dates

Okay! Now let’s get to the event recap!

This awesome Wonder Woman cosplayer says, "Come Hither!"

Photos and event recap after the jump!

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