For those who have blocked the gifs:
Are you in a fandom? Do you like cosplay? If you do, Fandom Society is throwing an Inaugural Cosplay Ball!
When: April 3, 2014 @ 7:30PM-2:00AM (Under 21 7:30PM-10:30PM)
Where: Supperclub in Hollywood, CA
Price: $15 for those 21 and under, $25 for those 21+, and $50 for VIP Tickets Here
So far we have two confirmed hosts, Bryce Papenbrook and Giancarlo Volpe. Bryce Papenbrook is a voice actor and has been in the roles of Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist), Kirito (SAO), Masaomi Kida (DRRR!), and is the voice of Makoto Naegi (SDR). Giancarlo Volpe was the director for Avatar: The Last Airbender and Clone Wars as well as the producer for Green Lantern: The Animated Series. And, of course, Dante Basco, the man behind the idea of Fandom Society. Dante Basco usually known as the voice of Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio from Hook.
What is Fandom Society?
The main idea behind Fandom Society is that everyone is a fan of something. Whether it be video games, anime, webcomics, comics, etc. someone’s a fan of something. Fandom Society is a way to meet new people within these fandoms and even to meet and interact with people you who would normally be behind a signing booth. The main goal behind Fandom Society is to break down that barrier between the fan and the content creators (because even Dante Basco can be a fanboy). We also want to show mainstream media what it is to be in a fandom and to be into cosplay (let’s pretend HoC didn’t happen).
Cosplay ball means… Cosplay! If you want to create an entirely new cosplay for this party alone, go ahead. Or if you want to recycle one you’re really proud of, do that too! We’re going to have a lot of coverage of this event so bring your best foot forward. The hosts will also be going around looking for the best costumes and you will be put front and center in a fashion show for the entire party to see. I don’t know about you, but that’s some motive to bring a great cosplay.
Now what are you doing? Go and buy your tickets and bring your friends too!
EDIT: This is a new edited version of this post so if everyone can please reblog this one instead of the other one going around, it would be amazing. Thank you!
Keep reblogging this and spread the word!
Anonymous said: It probably does not concern you, but have you heard of SCA 5, or otherwise known as skin color act 5? California state legislatures are allowing the discrimination of asian american into CSU and UC system schools because they want to admit more black and latino students to create more diversity. I really want to get more people informed about this as not alot of people do. It's a flat out regression of american civilization.
Let me address this quickly and briefly:
1. This isn’t really appropriate for this particular blog, which does not focus on American issues. I have one that does, you’ll find UShistoryminuswhiteguys linked at the top.
2. As a latina student I feel highly uncomfortable with the politicization of things where AAPI students are “pitted” against me. There is a long and awful history of mostly white politicians trying to set latino, black, and AAPI communities against each other. I want no part of that. I believe in solidarity and support between communities.
3. That said, as far as I am aware, that is absolutely NOT what SCA 5 does. Asian American activism site, Re Appropriate discusses: Top 5 anti-Affirmative Action Myths About SCA5.
Nearly twenty years ago, California voters passed Proposition 209, a ballot measure that effectively outlawed affirmative action in state-run institutions. Among other effects of Prop 209 was the loss of affirmative action policies — the ability for college admissions officers from being able to consider race among other application criteria — in the state-wide UC college system.
Prop 209 has had a devastating effect on UC schools: Black, Latino, Native American, Southeast Asian American and Pacific Islander admission rates have dropped precipitously relative to the pace of their population growth over the last twenty years, resulting in a public, taxpayer-funded university system that has effectively excluded many of the state’s underrepresented minority community — roughly 45% of the state’s total population — from access to quality secondary education.
Currently, the California House and Senate are considering Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA5), a bill that would create an exemption for public education from Prop 209, re-empowering the UC system to once again employ reasonable affirmative action policies in their admissions process. Should SCA5 pass the California Senate later this year, it will be put on the November ballot for public consideration. Passage of SCA5 is a necessary first step to restore access and equality for California’s underrepresented minorities to a college education.
Myth #5: Affirmative action only helps Blacks and Latinos, and hurts all Asian American/Pacific Islanders.
Fact: Despite the race-baiting of groups like 80-20, which took great pains to point out that SCA5′s sponsor is Hispanic, affirmative action is not a policy that only helps Black and Latino students. Affirmative action policies help all underrepresented identities from a diversity of backgrounds, and (under Title IX) has most notably helped achieve admissions parity for female students in higher education. Currently, students of many racial identities are underrepresented in UC colleges, including many ethnicities that identify with the larger Asian American and Pacific Islander racial identities, and restoring affirmative action to the UC college system will help many of these AAPI students.
More importantly, homogeneous student bodies breed homogeneity in thought. Encouraging diversity in the UC student body will foster a broader representation of divergent viewpoints in UC classrooms, critical for high-quality education. A college education is not just about earning grades and degrees: it is about expanding a student’s horizons through academic debate and dialogue. Asian American students, even East Asians who are not beneficiaries of conventional affirmative action programs, will have access to a far improved college education when campus diversity is improved. Writes the National Commission on Asian American Pacific Islander Research in Education:
[R]esearchers found that informal interactional diversity – attending a cultural awareness workshop, discussing issues related to race, and socializing with people of different races – was a positive predictor of higher levels of intellectual engagement, academic skills, civic engagement, and racial/cultural engagement for Asian American college students.
Despite the fear-mongering of extremist anti-affirmative action Asian American groups in recent weeks, I am optimistic that most of California’s AAPI voters will see through the hate and vote to restore affirmative action to the UC. Indeed, in a recent comprehensive study of Asian Americans, the National Asian American Survey found that roughly 70% of Asian Americans support affirmative action programs.
Please don’t let the lies and misinformation surrounding SCA5 continue to position Asian Americans against other minority communities. Even if you’re not a California voter, Asian Americans need to stand in support of affirmative action, and against hateful and misinformed race-baiting rhetoric. Spread this post widely and tweet your own support of SCA5 to #NoLiesNoHate and #StandWithSCA5.
You can also find the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Law caucus statement here.
I’m not quite sure why this has become an US vs THEM issue. I do not live in California, so I am not a voter. But AA has never prevented people from getting in somewhere, it has only given more people the opportunity to get in. It would not allow anyone to discriminate against AAPI students. I’m not really sure where you got that from.
Perhaps a californian would be able to elaborate.
Uh, did this guy admit to committing fraud/perjury?
Doesn’t matter what box you mark on financial aid forms. The race/ethnicity markers are just for statistical purposes, you don’t get any money or any discounts from that. Any time you get any aid specifically intended for NDNs, there’s a vetting process in which you either have to provide your enrollment number or proof of direct lineage to an immediate family member who is enrolled (although I think some financial aid programs will let you claim an enrolled grandparent)
If it were as easy as just ticking off a box, there’d be no money left in Indigenous education funds for actual NDN people
Looks like just another White dude spreading fabrications about how educational aid for Indigenous people works to me
I just got this joke. Granted, the last time I actually sat down and watched the whole movie was when I was 14, but for my entire life I thought it was a “you two are not good looking people” joke. I just realized it’s a “that’s obviously a dude in drag, but I don’t care about who you love when it comes to love” joke.
My god am I a fucking idiot.
She fucking throws glitter. How much more obvious does it get.
THE FUCKING EPIPHANY.
Gives me hope
why doesnt this have more notes
The Smithsonian's Awesome Vintage Images of Women In Science
Since 2009, the Smithsonian Archives has posted photographs showing women scientists and engineers at work. Here are some images from their archives.
Anna Chao Pai, working on developmental genetics and cross-breeding special strains of mice.
you come into my house. you disrespect my headcanons