Here’s what’s up on Okazu:
Because I’ve been doing Okazu for over three years now, the monthly archive is, as you can see, huge and not easy to navigate. (Gee, what was Erica talking about in Sept. 2003?). Blogger does not have a real categories function, so I’m using a workaround I found, which is basically to use Blogger search for certain preset keywords. If you look on the right-hand sidebar, you’ll see a new section called “Categories”. I am retroactively retitling all the several hundred posts on Okazu to have one or more of these keywords in the title. It’ll make it a bit easier…I *hope*…to find relevant posts. And it will force me to use more consistent titles.
The Categories are broken down into basic, obvious areas – Yuri Anime, Yuri Manga, Marimite-related, General Yuri news, Yuricon news, etc. Not every post will be keyed in to one of those categories, but most will – eventually. My apologies for any issues you encounter with links and general difficulties until it’s all done. I’m starting with my very oldest posts, and my very newest one and working towards the middle.
I guess the question I have is – should I leave the monthly archive up, too? Does anyone other than me use it? Let me know in the comments section.
Firstly, the final day to submit a picture to the 2006 Yuriko Fanart Contest is January 31. (I know the rules say the 30th. I’m giving readers and Yuricon Mailing List members an extra day.)
Secondly – we are starting to think about 2007 and a possible event. IF we decide to do an event in 2007, it would be a US version of what we did in Tokyo. That would be a one day event, cosplay welcome (but no cosplay event held) with a focus on video programming, panels and workshops. So keep an eye on autumn 2007 in Newark, NJ!