Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sakura-Con 2013 | Anime mania in Seattle

An attendee in a sniper's ghillie suit bides his time from a tree outside of the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Colorful dots of creative costumes stand out from an overhead view during the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A caped and rebellious group of attendees force a mock abduction on a young woman during the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Alex Wilkens, 20, dressed as "Doctor Horrible," practices his instrument in the sunlight outside of the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Jake Vincent, 20, dressed as "Havix," shows off his abstract contacts during the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Groups of colorfully dressed attendees enjoy lunch outside during the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Thousands of attendees enjoy the third day of the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Thousands of attendees enjoy the third day of the 16th annual Sakura-Con Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con featured three days of anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests and industry guests. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BunnyCon 2013: The Bunny Bar Hop


Colorful masses of rabbit-eared attendees pack the Pike Place Market during the annual BunnyCon Bunny Bar Hop on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Seattle. Groups flocked from bar to bar for the all-day pub crawl and pseudo flashmob. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)









Saturday, March 23, 2013

Magnolia Little League Parade | A little slice of Americana


Harrison Lillinridge, right, of the Upper Lake AA team - along with hundreds of other children from a host of Magnolia baseball teams - enjoyed a sunny day for the annual Magnolia Little League Parade Saturday, March 23, 2013, across Magnolia in Seattle. The sporty procession marked the beginning of the 2013 Little League baseball season. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Kids struggle to hold up their team's sponsor sign for a parent photo op before the annual Magnolia Little League Parade Saturday, March 23, 2013, across Magnolia in Seattle.


Boys from a host of Magnolia baseball teams goof around while waiting for the annual Magnolia Little League Parade to begin Saturday, March 23, 2013, across Magnolia in Seattle.


Christian Thompson, 9, left, huddles in an oversized jacket to keep warm from his spot on the bench during a scrimmage game following the annual Magnolia Little League Parade Saturday, March 23, 2013, across Magnolia in Seattle. The sporty procession marked the beginning of the 2013 Little League baseball season. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Boys hold their hats to their hearts during the national anthem before scrimmage game following the annual Magnolia Little League Parade Saturday, March 23, 2013, across Magnolia in Seattle.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson goes back to high school


Roosevelt High School junior Aly Martineau, center, watches in admiration as Russell Wilson, left, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, signs her jacket during his congratulatory visit to Roosevelt High School on Friday, March, 22, 2013, in Seattle. Roosevelt was the winner of the Verizon Wireless “Save It Seattle” contest, which challenged students at four local high schools to take pledges against the harmful practice of texting and driving. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Moisture Festival 2013 | Opening Night


Hula hoop master Maria Margiyeva spins and twirls her way through her performance on the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Clown Godfrey Daniels, center, gets a hand while suiting up for the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Karen Quest successfully completes her 50-foot lasso performance with zero causalities in front of a packed crowd on the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Diemo Ginda, of the German performance group "Hacki and Moeppi," goofs around backstage on the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


The slow-moving clown Godfrey Daniels, center, attempts to grab his signature red ball during his performance on the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Performer "Hacki" applies gel to his messy hairdo backstage before the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Samuel Johnson and and Sylvia Rose, of Duo Rose, perform their trapeze antics on the opening night of the tenth annual Moisture Festival Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Hale's Palladium at Hale's Ales in Seattle. The nearly month-long comedy and varietè festival will continue until April 14. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers | Rally, Rally!


Seattle Sounders fans chant and wave flares in a show of friendly intimidation during the pre-game rally and march to stadium before a game against the Portland Timbers Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seattle Sounders fans chant and wave flares in a show of friendly intimidation during the pre-game rally and march to stadium before a game against the Portland Timbers Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Fans of the Seattle Sounders hold up their iconic green and blue scarves during the first half of a game Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Sounders forward Samuel Ochoa, center right, tangles with Portland Timbers' defense during the first half of a game Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Steve Zakuani's patterned haircut stands out in the stadium's light during the first half of a game against the Portland Timbers Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky | USC Events



Pretty Lights performs at Lucky 2013 on Friday, March 15, 2013, at WaMu Theater in Seattle. Tens of thousands of glittery, green-clad attendees flocked to the electronic music festival to listen to nearly 30 artists spread over four stages. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)













Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dino Day at The Burke Museum


Siblings Nate Bauer, 5, center left, and Grace Bauer, center right, donned lab coats and selected brushes in order to work alongside other children to uncover a fossil hidden in sand at an interactive station during the annual Dino Day event Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Burke Museum in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Wearing fluffy dinosaur tails amidst a sea of other children, Madeleine Manville, 5, in pink and red, snuggles with friend Nina Silverman, 5, in brown, during the annual Dino Day event Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Burke Museum in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Attendees observe fossil details, right, as experts discuss petrified wood slices, right, during the annual Dino Day event Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Burke Museum in Seattle. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)