Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Making The News

Doubtless other people whose LJs I have not had time to read have reported this already, but this morning's International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shimbun had a full page story about Worldcon, including an above-the-fold pointer off the front page. It included picture of several people I know, including karisu_sama, marahsk, and avt_tor.

One of the things the article touched on was how one Japanese costumer complained that other Japanese fans look at you funny if you wear a costume that isn't obviously a recreation of something. I've encountered that myself, and not just in Japan. Original costuming seems to throw some folks for a loop, but they're comfortable with you dressing as a character from something they already know.

On the other side of the same page was an article touching on our other hobby, trains, and someone building a miniature you-ride-em (looks like 15-inch gauge) railway.

Update, 19 Sep: Added link to the online version of the story.
Tags: japan, nippon2007, worldcon
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