CGM Night was on last night at the Akiba:F Blood Bank. The CGM, Consumer Generated Marketing, events organized by Danny Choo are always a great place for people to meet up face to face from the online otaku and blogging community. It is great to be able to finally put some faces to the online names.
As always there was a good mix of tasty food, this time Mirai-chan curry was introduced and became an instant hit, good company and plenty of Figures and Dollfies.
These type of events are always time consuming to organize making sure the event location is big enough to hold everyone, getting invites out, catering etc etc. It is a credit to Danny that he puts on such a good event every time and takes the trouble to help introduce people to each other. I am sure the daughters appreciate getting out of the house as well ^_^.
You can see more photos from CGM Nights on Flickr.
and some more great photos here.
Do you get the chance to meet up at events with people who you have met through the web?
I like This Complexion.
CGM Night always looks so interesting, thanks for sharing the photos!
Is Poken actually popular in Japan? It seems like an inconvenient gimmick that Danny is focused on supporting for whatever reason.
RT @tweetmeme CGM Night, Akihabara, Japan Anime http://bit.ly/b5yAqa I saw you speaking w/Joseph Tame in the Ustream vid taken Steve Nagata It starts at 8:18 in the vid. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4693295 I kept watching it to make sure it was you, and after seeing your photos I’m pretty sure it’s you. I read Peter Paynes comment about getting there also wondering if he was in the right place or not. Danny sure knows how to put a great meeting together. Wish we could have a blood center over here Like you guys have. I would definately visit it more often, especially w/live mascots like the cute one in the photo. 🙂 I don’t think Pokens would catch on over here, people would just think they’re foolish,blech!
Thanks. That looks like me. We were talking about the Akihabara Guide that Joseph is working on at White Rabbit Press.
Cripes! Good job I didn’t say anything dangerous!
Hadn’t noticed the camera behind us. The microphone was on too! If I had known we could have shown people a close up of the Akiba Guide Book on ustream. Will watch out for that next time. 🙂
ooooo kawaii inu, I want!
I would get a white one and mod it . . .
saw this chap on Ken Lee’s Ustream
next to last picture – that daughter is holding double-barrel “slingshot” – very primitive weapon. 😛
The CGM night looks so fun. Since they’re holding the event at a blood donation facility, is it a must that you donate blood?
Blimey it’s me!
Realtime guided waling tour of Akihabara.
Oh no…I would have to choose between these two…..but then, poken are not popular in Australia…. 🙁
same here. If pokens are available locally here in our country I would avail some.
I am so jealous…..I would love to attend something like this (even though Im a social klutz)
Probably would just sit there staring at all these people I have read about wondering what the hell!!!
Living the life Alan, you are living the life!!!
I would choose this one.
Thanks Danny. Great event. Next time I will take the big camera with my 60mm macro lens. With all the cameras in the room I will you will have to start giving out Mirai-chan Press Passes 😉
So how popular are Poken atm in Tokyo?
That bra in Karis’s hand was priceless :P!…
Nice shots, I need to update myself here n_n;