T-MODE T-MODE hosts events for Japanese culture fans to connect and celebrate their interests together. T-MODE brings Japan closer to you! We host events in the Metro DC area to help Japanese culture fans connect and celebrate their interests together.
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No huge crowds. No long lines. Just fandom, friends, and fun. tmode.org/about T-MODE — A fun size Anime, Gaming, Japanese Culture convention in the Washington, DC metro area. It's an immersive 3-day event celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture with live music performances, matsuri festival games, panels, arcades, cosplay, video games, special guests, anime screenings, the Otaku Bazaar, and so much more. Pop-Up Con — A 1-day Japanese culture event celebrating the cool, fun and weird side of Japan. Featuring music and live entertainment, explore Japanese culture with cosplay, matsuri festival games, panels, video games, and more. T-Meets — Local meetup gatherings and food outings around the Metro DC area. They're a fun, casual way to connect with people and share meaningful experiences throughout the year. ------------------------------ OUR MISSION We are committed to creating a safe and fun community where all fans of anime, gaming & Japanese culture can meet and make friends with other fans and be themselves, both online and offline. Our focus is and will always be to offer exceptional service to our customers and to create a warm, welcoming environment and experience where they feel encouraged to be themselves. Every decision we make is to ensure the enjoyment of our customers and fans. From the events we host, the celebrity guests we invite, our posts on social media, to collaborating with other organizations and people – we will not cut corners or operate in any way that would violate our core values. Our goal is to create a place for people to enjoy what they love with other people and without judgement. - Sharvonique Renee Fortune, T-MODE CEO & Founder

Operating as usual

I’ve been struggling to gather my thoughts. I'm still at a loss for words. I do not have the answers, but here are a few...
06/02/2020

I’ve been struggling to gather my thoughts. I'm still at a loss for words. I do not have the answers, but here are a few things you can do to show your support and take action towards real change. We’re all living in this world together, so it will take all of us to make it better. Black Lives Matter #strongertogether

- Treat people how you want to be treated
- Listen and understand experiences that may not be your own
- Say something against racism when you see it
- Donate money to organizations combating racial injustice
- Shop at black-owned businesses
- Amplify the ideas and messages of black voices
- Research ways you can use your voice to support
- Be open to discussing racism even if you’re afraid of getting it wrong
- Respect our similarities and our differences
- Start somewhere, no matter how small the action

Sending love to everyone actively working towards a better world. Stay safe and sane.

~Renee

Artist: sacrée frangine

05/23/2020

Where have we been? Is T-MODE coming back? This is a quick impromptu live video to answer those questions. Stay safe!

~Renee

Happy Monday! I know things keep going quite in here, but it’s only because we’ve been super busy behind the scenes. We’...
02/17/2020

Happy Monday! I know things keep going quite in here, but it’s only because we’ve been super busy behind the scenes. We’re working on something new and exciting that we think you’re going to LOVE! It’s an idea I’ve had for years and it’s finally starting to come together. Hope to announce soon within the next few weeks or so!

P.S. The picture has nothing to do with the announcement. It’s just a random picture of my Totoro figurine. I like to hide him in different places around my kitchen. 😂 Feel free to share your random figurine photos.

~Renee

Me currently binging JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. What are you watching?~Renee
01/22/2020

Me currently binging JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. What are you watching?

~Renee

Just one more...!

Meant to share these sooner. They're photos from the annual APA Collective Toy Drive hosted by Asian Pacific American Fi...
01/10/2020

Meant to share these sooner. They're photos from the annual APA Collective Toy Drive hosted by Asian Pacific American Film - APA Film back in December. It was a nice turn out and it's great seeing so many organizations come together to help bring a little joy to kids during the holidays. Always love supporting this event.

~Renee

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is going to be my whole 2020. There's so much great stuff in store, and I'm really going to have to...
01/01/2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is going to be my whole 2020. There's so much great stuff in store, and I'm really going to have to leave my comfort zone to make it all happen. I'm scared. But taking at least one step a day, no matter how big or small, is what I'm going to do. Who's with me? Let's do this together! I'm so excited for what's to come.

~Renee

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing you much peace, love and friendship this season.🎄~Renee
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing you much peace, love and friendship this season.🎄

~Renee

12/23/2019
Discovery Channel UK

Manga > toilet paper.

~Renee

The Japanese population use more paper producing Manga than toilet roll! 😱

Thick thighs save lives. This is probably the most true to life representation of Chun-Li that I've seen.~Renee
12/17/2019

Thick thighs save lives. This is probably the most true to life representation of Chun-Li that I've seen.

~Renee

CHUN-LI coming throughhhh 💪🏽🙌🏽💙

➡️Yuan Herong

12/13/2019
sempredirebanzai.it

I really miss traditional 2D animation. New technology definitely speeds up the process, but it doesn't seem as magical to me. I'll break down the process.

1. Storyboards are created to block out the keyframes and timing.

2. The frames are then drawn on cel paper. This is a tedious process because every little movement needs to be drawn out. So you draw the keyframes based on the storyboards, and then you have to draw the inbetween frames to make the motion happen.

3. The cels are scanned to create an animatic. The animatic helps you see that the movement and timing is right. If not, then you have to go back and correct you frames or draw new ones. You repeat this until everything looks right.

4. The finished drawings are then transferred to the clear acetate cels. Now they're ready for ink and paint. Remember, every single frames needs to be painted. There are tricks to help speed up the process a little, but it's still a lot of work.

5. Background art is created separately, and is usually more detailed because you don't have to redraw it for each frame. The clear acetate cels are placed over the background layouts and scanned frame by frame.

6. Now the finished frames are compiled together in editing for the finished result. Voilà! You've created an animation.

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Segui sempredirebanzai.it 👍
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Sometimes, this is all you need.~Renee
12/12/2019

Sometimes, this is all you need.

~Renee

Resistance is futile. 😆~Renee
12/11/2019

Resistance is futile. 😆

~Renee

That's how you do it. 💙~Renee
12/10/2019

That's how you do it. 💙

~Renee

12/09/2019

😳 Has it really been nearly a whole year since my last post??? 😩😭 I'm sorry, y'all! I only meant to take a quick break; not to disappear for a year. Well, no time like the present to get back into the swing of things. Let's get to it!

~Renee

12/25/2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the T-MODE family to you! One of the best gifts we're always blessed to receive is your support. Here's wishing you much joy and cheer. THANK YOU! ✨🎄🎁✨

~Renee

11/23/2018

Meant to comment earlier, but I've been cooking allllll day. Hope everyone had a very, very Happy Thanksgiving!

~Renee

10/31/2018
Jrock Radio

Celebrating Halloween in Japan is a recent activity, I believe only within the past 10 years or so. It's typically celebrated by a large gathering of people coming out into the streets wearing costumes. I don't know what happened this year, but some people got drunk and took the festivities to another level. 😳

~Renee

Japan mayhem
find more media @facebook.com/JrockRadio

Happy Halloween! 🎃👹👺💀👻👽🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🎃~Renee
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween! 🎃👹👺💀👻👽🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🎃

~Renee

10/27/2018

Just finished a conference call with my team. Do we have some cooooool stuff planned for you (or should I say hot)! I'm going live next week to talk about it and about what's been going on with T-MODE in general. Stay tuned for the date and time of the live chat. Enjoy your weekend! ❤️

~Renee

10/25/2018
AnimeLab

Happy Birthday to Goku voice actress, Masako Nozawa! 🎂🎉

~Renee

Happy Birthday to the amazing Masako Nozawa, voice of Goku, Goten, Gohan, Goku Black.... all the GO's!!! 🎂🎂

10/23/2018
Jrock Radio

Maximum creeper level unlocked.

~Renee

find more Japanese media @facebook.com/JrockRadio

10/23/2018

The person you're destined to become is the person you decide to be.

~Renee

I mentioned that I was helping out Vikings Con this weekend as part of the staff. I didn't get a chance to take my own p...
10/22/2018

I mentioned that I was helping out Vikings Con this weekend as part of the staff. I didn't get a chance to take my own pictures because I was busy working, so I'm sharing the con's album. It's a really cool event filled with awesome people. The viking reeanactors were amazing. They were historically accurate and their attention to detail is incredible. Many were camped out over the weekend. They had campfires going at night and also cooked their meals right at their tents. Vikings Con is definitely a unique experience and I enjoyed having a glimpse into viking life.

~Renee

10/22/2018

"Life's too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it." // Dr. Seuss

~Renee

10/19/2018

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.

~Renee

10/18/2018

It's OK to not be OK. Breathe. Give yourself the time to feel what you're feeling. Not too much time that you start to dwell, but enough time to process your feelings. Then you'll be ready to dust yourself off and pick yourself back up again.

~Renee

10/16/2018
9GAG

They follow the code of keeping clean streets.

~Renee

You don't wanna get caught littering in front of them.

By 時代組 婆沙羅(ゴミ拾い侍)

10/16/2018

"The more we value things, the less we value ourselves." // Bruce Lee

~Renee

10/15/2018
Jrock Radio

I needed this laugh today. And notice that the stadium is empty. Where is all the cheering coming from? 😂

~Renee

find more Japanese media @facebook.com/JrockRadio

10/15/2018

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." // Les Brown

~Renee

10/05/2018

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." // Ralph Waldo Emerson

~Renee

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Hi Shavonique - It was good to meet you last night at the #Shemeansbusiness Civic Dinner.
Any news on T Mode this year?