Let’s Play: Go

This is my second game workshop, teaching the basics of how to play Go. I taught this panel at Anime Los Angeles 2020, where technical issues prevented me from having the presentation up on the projector.  I’ve included it here for the helpful diagrams in it, as well as uploading the Resources handout.   Go…

Learn to Play Shogi

At Otakon Vegas 2018, I taught a workshop on Shogi.  This is a classic Japanese strategy game with the same origins as western chess.  While its better to learn in person, I have shared the presentation and handout for anyone interested, or anyone who attended and wants a refresher.  Its a great game that is…

Steampunk Volt Gauge

As part of my steampunk miko outfit, I wanted a cool gauge and some lights on my hakama belt.  I didn’t want piping so something like a pressure gauge was out, so I turned to the internet. Searching for “diy steampunk gauge” landed me at http://www.epbot.com/2011/06/diy-steampunk-gauges.html which was amazingly awesome! So I decided to try it myself….

Temari

How to make temari, with pictures! Kai again, I taught this workshop at Otakon Vegas 2017. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and I think most people got theirs at least halfway done.  In case any of you who took the workshop have lost your handout, or you were pointed this way by a…

Mini Kimono

Kai here, I’ve been teaching a class at some anime conventions about making yukata, cotton unlined kimono. I make the kits in 1/6 scale both so that people can work on something small enough to finish in 2 hours, and because 1/6 scale is a popular size for ball jointed dolls so some people might…