Interview with Jrock band Back-On!

back-oninterviewThis video was recorded at FanimeCon 2015, our Ramen and a Half host Eddie Ballar interviews the Jrock band Back-On!  The band talks about how they got together and their favorite anime to watch.

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Interview with Voice Actress Ai Nonaka

jonelleainonakainterviewWith the biggest NorCal anime convention happening this Memorial Day weekend, we had some unreleased FanimeCon 2015 footage that’s out now! From our Retrenders vault, our interview with voice actress/singer Ai Nonaka.  Recored at FainmeCon 2015.

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Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016 Round-Up

Retrenders - Silicon Valley Comic Con - SVCC - by Johnny MorenoCheck out our latest Ramen & a Half episode from Silicon Valley Comic-Con (SVCC)!  The first SVCC by tech icon Steve Wozniak and comic book icon Stan Lee taking place at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team roams the showfloor as we talk to the San Francisco Giants baseball team about all the cool special events they will have this 2016 season.  Go Gigantes!  Next we hit up BuzzingBots with cute robot plush dolls.  Ramon visits artist Jesse JFR on his avocado TMNT art and Boba Fett candles.  Eddie interviews Kaz over at Plastic and Heroes on their vinyl toy art collectible shop in San Jose.  And the Ramen guys close SVCC with special cosplay guest Abbey and Keiko.

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Welcome to Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016!

Retrenders - Silicon Valley Comic Con - SVCC - by Johnny MorenoWelcome to the first Silicon Valley Comic-Con! The inaugural of SVCC was the largest Comic convention in San Jose, California, thanks to Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. The convention was a collaboration between panel talks of surfacing technology such as Virtual Reality and how will we use it? So when you you took a stroll through the convention floor, you were literally walking through the imaginative world of stories ; and if you chose to attend a tech panel, you can see how comics and Sci-fi have contributed to innovative technology and its use –Such things as the hoverboard which is the future of skateboard transportation! Now that’s what I call the ying and the yang.
Now who said we were just here to see Stan Lee? – RETRENDERS, or course!

The 2016 Silicon Valley Comic-Con!

twitter-imageThis 3-day weekend in the SF Bay Area will kick-off the first-ever Silicon Valley Comic-Con at the San Jose Convention Center.  The merging of technology, gadgets, comics and pop culture are brought to you by geek master Steve Wozniak and comic book icon Stan Lee.  Our Retrenders staff and Ramen and a Half film crew will be there all weekend covering the event.  So please check our Retrenders’ YouTube channel for more updates and videos!

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Wizard World 2015 San Jose Coverage Playlist

wizardworldHey Retrenders fans!  If you missed Wizard World 2015 from San Jose a few weeks back and want to see all of our Ramen and a Half video coverage of the 3-day con, well, hit up our Wizard World SJ playlist on YouTube!

 

What do you ask a Pikachu at Fanimecon?

Sayori Chu - Fanimecon Pikachus - RetrendersOkay, not a Pikachu, a Raichu. Anyway, lets find out what Sayori Chu has to ask this Raichu?

FanimeCon 2015: Cosplay Fun Interviews

 

FanimeCon CoverAs the Ramen crew roams the show floor at this year’s FanimeCon, newest member Sayori Chu grabs some fun interviews with various cosplayers.

 

FanimeCon 2015 Recap

FanimeCon CoverThis is not just a FanimeCon 2015 Recap episode, but the Ramen crew also introduces a new member to the team, Sayori Chu.  Stay tuned to our channel for more videos on FanimeCon 2015.

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Son of Batman Inker Mick Gray @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

mickgrayOnce again it’s Big Wow! Comicfest and our Ramen crew talks to their favorite inker Mick Gray.  Mick teases us about his latest work on Son of Batman and the character of Damian Wayne.  And more importantly, he discusses the Hero Initiative.

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BeeFy & Co. @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

maricuddlefishLooking for graphic tees and neat vinyl toys, check out BeeFy & Co.  Our Ramen crew was at Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 and interviewed BeeFy & Co. founder Menh Voong.

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FanimeCon 2015 is Here!

FanimeCon CoverFanimeCon 2015 is this weekend!  Stay tuned to our YouTube channel as the Ramen crew cover FanimeCon all weekend long.

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The Cosplaying Couple – Joker & Harley @ Big Wow!

cosplaycouplejokerharleyquinnWe first met this cosplaying couple 3 years ago at Big Wow! Comicfest.  Anthony Misiano aka Harley’s Joker and Alyssa King aka Joker’s Harley are back at Big Wow! Comicfest in San Jose, CA.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with the fun cosplaying partners and gets some relationship advice.

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FanimeCon 2015 – May 22-25 @ San Jose, CA

fanimecon2015Hello fans!  If you’re wondering where the Retrenders team will be at this Memorial Day Weekend, it’s FanimeCon 2015!  We will be there Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday covering the anime convention with our Ramen & a Half show.  So come out to the biggest NorCal anime event!

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Interview with Cosplayer Meg Turney @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

megturneycoverMore than just a cosplayer, Meg Turney is also Internet personality.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews Meg Turney on cosplaying and about working at Rooster Teeth.

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Interview with artist Nooligan @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

nooliganartcoverThe great thing about Big Wow! Comicfest is that it showcases the many talented artists like HaiNaNu Saulque aka Nooligan.  Nooligan talks about his upcoming projects and his very own comic book series Union St. Choir.

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Interview with Artist Frank Cho @ Big Wow! Comicfest

spidergwencoverLike artist Adam Hughes, comic book artist Frank Cho also has a knack for drawing sexy female superheroes and villains.  Ramen host Ramon Angel catches up with Frank at Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 talking about his latest projects and the “Spider-Gwen” internet buzz.

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Interview with Comic Book Artist Adam Hughes

adamhugescoverartWhen it comes to drawing the female anatomy, nobody does it better than Adam Hughes.  He’s a comic book artist and creator, but also known to draw many iconic DC and Marvel covers of female superheroes and villains.  Here’s our interview with Adam Hughes at Big Wow! Comicfest 2015.

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Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 Recap

bigwowcomicfest2015This is our quick recap episode of the 2-day comic book event, the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center this past weekend.

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It’s that time again! Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

BWCF1503This is our 3rd year covering the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team of Eddie Ballar and Ramon Angel cover the 2-day comic book convention.

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Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 this Weekend!

bigwowcomicfest2015Where will the Retrenders gang be at this weekend?  Well, in San Jose, CA for the Big Wow! Comicfest 2015, April 18-19 at the San Jose Convention Center.  We join the geeky Ramen and a Half crew at the show and will be filming highlights from the 2-day convention and we hope to see you there!

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Legend of Korra Cosplayers @ FanimeCon 2014

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More cosplay fun FanimeCon 2014.  We are again up late, roaming around the convention floor, because you know, that’s the ‘con experience’ – 24 hours of anime and no sleep!  Ramen host Jonelle spots 2 cosplayers cosplaying from her favorite Nick’ series – Avatar:  Legend of Korra.

Eva Maid Outfits @ FanimeCon 2014

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If you’re an experienced ‘con-goer then you know it’s a mad blitz of fun all day all night.  Like at Fanime – you never sleep!  Our Ramen & a Half crew roamed around the late evening around the convention floor and our cosplaying host Jonelle spotted these 3 interesting cosplayers.  Meet cosplayers Ashley Fee, Christine Deatrick and Jessie Blaufus as they get inventive with their cosplay outfits.  These custom French Maid-inspired costumes are from the hit anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

More Cosplay Fun from FanimeCon 2014

FanimeCon Cover 2014We find more cosplayers at FanimeCon 2014.  Ramen & a Half host Jonelle spots a cool One Piece cosplayer.  All the way from Reno, Charmie Sweets is cosplaying Nico Robin from the anime/manga One Piece.

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More from FanimeCon 2014!!!

FanimeCon Cover 2014Here’s more videos from FanimeCon 2014!  Interview with Hayashi from Akai Sky an indie-American Jrock band.

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