PCOC 2009

or Pacific Coast Origami Convention, was held in San Francisco making it by far the cheapest and easiest to attend origami convention that I’ve ever been to, since I didn’t have to pay for housing.

At the banquet dinner, I participated in the origami design challenge where we had five minutes to fold first a paper toilet seat cover, then an envelope into some original design. I folded an orchid and a penguin, respectively, and earned a pretty sheet of Origamido paper for my trouble. Here are photos of me/my models taken by others. For the full galleries go here and here.

The Sailboat Challenge

was a friendly challenge given to designers attending the 2006 Origami USA Convention in New York City. I’ve exhibited at the Origami USA Convention every time that I have attended, as well as participating in the Sailboat Challenge.


Here are some photos of it, including my sailboat (the one with little people in it) and those of other people attempting the challenge. The particularly epic sailboat with the kraken is by Brian Chan. All models are out of a single sheet.