Anime Los Angeles (Burbank, CA). See what some hippies and fairies can make happen.

UCLA Host Club Party (Los Angeles, CA) UCLA's anime club "hosts" an Ouran themed cosplay gathering on campus.

Wonder Con (San Francisco, CA) It's Comic Con Lite! Tom finds the ultimate evil in the dealer's room

Japan Town Gathering (San Francisco, CA) & Little Tokyo Doom (Los Angeles, CA). Cosplay gatherings at local Nihonmachi.

SoCal Spring Gathering (Irvine, CA) You've never been anywhere like No Gathering. .

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (San Francisco, CA). The cosplayers, my friend, are blowing in the wind.

Anime Central (Rosemont, IL). Hello Chicago! Hello Sonoda! Hello Moriyama! Hello Mignogna! Hello Frankie Valli!

coming soon!
Fanime (San Jose, CA). It's depressing! It's demented! It's delovely!

NorCal Picnic (Treasure Island, CA) Team Misaki declares Treasure Island in the name of Bay Area Cosplayers.

Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA) AX had it's moments, it had some style, the best show in town was the crowd...




Retrospect 2008

Welcome to Traveling Valentine! Anime conventions are wonderful places to meet friends and network with others. In some cases, creating lifetime friendships and memories. Traveling Valentine is a cosplay media team consisting of Tom, Victoria, Stan, and Deb.

Traveling Valentine documents the crazy adventures of convention reporting costume players across the golden state of California. Whether it be cosplay gatherings or convention, we'll be there to cover the good times.

Dollectable (San Francisco, CA) Dare to be resinated!

Comic Con International (San Diego, CA) All geeks must make pilgrimage to San Diego's famous Comic Con.

Mikomi Con (Northridge, CA) Best of Show? What?!

White Peacock Tea Party (Lomita, CA). Nothing Lolitist about it.

Yaoi Con (San Mateo, CA) Up the Ass Con starring the Up the Ass Players.

Anime Los Angeles Picnic (Fountain Valley, CA) Hazel Chaz, The Martha Stewart of anime conventions, grills up a storm.

SiliCon (San Jose, CA) Who do these belong to? Find out at the little sci fi con that could!

Pacific Media Expo (Los Angeles, CA) Feels like it's missing something. Still, the karaoke room is worth it.

Royal T Doll Gathering (Culver City, CA) Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?

Yerba Buena Doll Gathering (San Francisco, CA) (Shooting pigeons in the park.


2008 Traveling Valentine. Design and layout by Victoria Erica. Please contact Traveling Valentine via email (tv @ if you have any questions or comments.