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Back from DragonCon 2014

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 13, 2014, 12:57 AM

I was on the 11th floor of the Marriott Marquis, first shoot of the day on Friday, at DragonCon, with one tripod, one umbrella, one flash, and one cosplayer. We were at the end of corridor, next to a window, and not blocking traffic or doors. A guy working for the con asked me to come over to talk with him.  He was polite and told me that no "professional setups" were allowed.  There had been complaints, previous years, about people charging for photos.  I said I never charge for photos (never at DragonCon and rarely other times.)  He said it still wasn't allowed.

I shot the rest of the con without using any tripods in convention space.  I did use them off site.  I did not attend the parade, or Aquarium. I finished with 1413 photos.

I did get to work with :iconhoodedwoman: for the first time at DragonCon.  This meant a lot to me.

Anyhow, I don't think I will be attending DragonCon next year.  Maybe not ever again.

My previous rules were that I couldn't have the same person in my 10 most recent photos, and I had to keep a photo in the top 10 for 24 hours before replacing it.  My new rules, well, there are none.  I am too unmotivated/busy to update regularly and Deviant Art has started using hashtags for tagging, which has totally screwed up my tagging scheme.  It is now much more a pain to put up a new photo.

I shall be doing mass uploads on occasion.

  • Mood: Rejected
  • Listening to: B52s - Mesopotamia
  • Reading: One Way -
  • Watching: Hannibal
  • Playing: Heartstone
  • Eating: Some weird rice/meatball thing I made.
  • Drinking: Lemonade


Michael Iacca
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I am the photographer. It is OK to criticize the photography. It is NOT OK to criticize the models.

My X-Box gamer tag is "Camera Mike."

I'm a lot like me, only more so.

I'm really not as serious as I look.

Shots before Anime Supercon 2007 (I think it was in November) were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 995. From November 2007 to December 2011 all shots were taken with a Canon EOS 40D. In December, my EOS 40 exploded, wiping out a small African village. I was forced to use a Nikon Coolpix S9100. It is a good consumer grade camera. Then I bought a Canon Rebel T3 in January 2012. It's a better consumer camera. Now I have a Canon EOS 60D.

I only refuse to take a stranger's picture under two circumstances:

1- I'm almost out, or out of memory.

2- You make a bad first impression. <- This has only happened 4 times. Two of the times involved alcohol.

I don't believe the term "comic book" is a valid term for what we generally refer to as "comic books." The illustrated stories are, with few exceptions, not primarily stories of comedy. Therefore, I use the term "manga" when refering to illustrated fiction, since the Japanese term means... >.< "whimsical pictures."

Some days I can't win.

My current rules for Deviant Art:

Since Deviant Art changed their tagging format, and I don't seem to be motivated to update regularly, there are no rules for me.

My Convention Schedule for the future:


Animate! Miami



Khaotic Kon

Omni Expo


Apex Anime

Florida Supercon


Anime Festival Orlando


Anime Weekend Atlanta


Holiday Matsuri

Anime South (maybe)

Personal Quote- "Those who always smile, never smile."

Current Residence: Florida
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Unpopular
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
MP3 player of choice: Sansa

Who is the coolest male superhero? (The top three from the last poll have been included) 

79 deviants said Batman
45 deviants said Deadpool
39 deviants said Wolverine
36 deviants said Iron Man
20 deviants said Thor
18 deviants said Spider-Man
5 deviants said The Flaming Carrot
2 deviants said Nexus
2 deviants said Supreme
1 deviant said The Midnighter


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mathismath Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Super galleries! I love your work, one of the coolest I've seen! 5:star:
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Happy B-Day!happy DA B-day :3 
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Happy birthday dude!
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Feliz Cumpleaños!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Happy Birthday! Hope it's awesome!
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:iconspreadloveplz: Happy Birthday~! :iconheartrollplz:
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Happy Birthday!
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happy bdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
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Happy birthday!
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1 Message from Hungary. Happy Birthday :-)
NCFireBolt21 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!
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Happy birthday, Michael! A great day for you! Birthday cake  icon
fum316 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
:cake:Happy birthday!!:party:
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Happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day~
Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michael Iacca, a.k.a. "Insane-Pencil!" :XD:
:sing: :sing: :sing: :sing: :dance: :dance: :boogie: :boogie: :party: :airborne:

Good luck, dude, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
:thumbsup: :pringles: :cake: :pie:

12:10 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got two extra drawing copies, so...
Believe it or not, two birthday muro drawing copies I made, of chibi Haruhi Suzumiya and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:……
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :icontoybonnieplz:
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Happy Birthday!

:party: :cake:
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Happy Bday!
zmorphcom Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that you have a great birthday and keep up the wonderful photography. :D
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Hi emoticon Happy Birthday. Hope you're having a great day!Thank You..Onion 
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Happy Birthday! Fun cake Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D happy DA B-day :3 KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Hope your day is awesome!
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Happy B-Day ^_^
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Happy Birthday to you XD
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