The fireworks show for the 2016 Oxford Alabama Freedom Festival was great!. The crowd was huge and people enjoyed the fireworks show without any rain! Below are pictures and a video from the 2016 Freedom Festival fireworks show, enjoy!
Here are a lot of pictures and an video from the 2017 version of the Noble Street Festival and the Sunny King Criterium. Photos include action from Big Sam The Balloon Man and Heflin Taekwondo. After talking to several people at the event, I was in agreement that the Noble Street Festival side of things was somewhat disappointing this year. There were less kids activities, no music, and few food vendors. The crowd was kind of okay and I hope next year the event is bigger like in years past that I remember!
The Sunny King Criterium was great as always with a couple of crashes in the women’s and men’s pro races. So below, enjoy an over 30 minute video and a lot of great photos!
Yes, I know it’s been a year, but the last year has been a wild ride, and I finally had time to edit the photos and video from the 2016 Noble Street Festival. Below, enjoy pictures and video from the event! And the 2017 version of the event won’t take a year to edit and upload, enjoy!
Last weekend the Public Library of Anniston – Calhoun County held the 6th annual Annicon. This event held at the Anniston City Meeting Center is free and is a diverse celebration of all things Asian including music, costuming, manga, anime, food, history, and cultures presented by the library. But don’t worry, plenty of other geeky and nerdy things ranging from comics, gaming, cosplay, TV shows – movies, and more were also represented!
Before I get started, the local newspaper in Anniston did a small article and a few pictures. What you are about to see blows away the coverage they did! Yep, for someone like me who the newspaper does not like and deletes any comments I make on their social media, I think I did a good job! And it does not require paying because I would never charge to access my pictures, video, and articles! Being an Aspie rocks!
Yes, the folks who put together Annicon can use my pictures and video!
So, when I arrived I went to the event table where Hanrong Wang, who works as a librarian at Jacksonville State University, was painting people’s first names in Chinese writing! So, here is what Nathan is like in Chinese!
Next, I took some shots of Chef Bob from Isshin Asian Cafe in Jacksonville where he showed how to make and roll and Asian favorite, Sushi!
Next, I took some shots of the Judo demonstration done by JSU Judo.
Next, I took some pictures and a short video from The College of Phoenix Rising. An educational society focused on learning about and recreating pre 17th century European Culture.
Next, here are a few pictures from Dina Lawson who did a bellydance performance!
Next, it was time for the Annicon Cosplay Contest! Here is a video and a lot of photos!