The first time I went to Kentokyocon was back in 2014 when it took place at the Clarion by Highway 64. This year, KentokyoCon took place at the Lexington Convention Center in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky. I was an artist in Continue reading →
This past weekend, I attended ACen for the first time. ACen was actually one of the first anime conventions I ever heard of, but due to scheduling conflicts, financial issues, and other whatsits, I have never successfully made it up Continue reading →
I have been going to anime conventions for nearly 10 years, I’ve done major conventions in my state, I’ve road tripped to other parts of the country for cons, and I’ve even thrown my hand in at working for cons. I may not be a convention expert, but I have experience.
Anime Midwest is one of the few anime conventions I attended in the past year, others in the schedule being skipped to focus on work or family. Anime Midwest is the right combination of local and within my budget. This year it also was a perfect chance for me to spend time with friends.
Are side games important to the main series? The short answer? Yes.
The long answer? Well, that’s where it gets a bit complicated. Everyone has their own opinion about side games, but most seem to settle around the consensus that yes, side games are important and necessary in their own ways.
Everyone has their goals when attending a convention, a concert, or any public place known for fandoms. Some fans just want to purchase merchandise relating to their favourite anime, television show, music, movies, etc., and others aim to meet the Continue reading →
Deanne and I were riding in a shuttle bus to our hotel the first night of ACen 2016. We had gotten our badges, wandered around the vendor hall, and made plans to change outfits before heading back out for some panel sessions. We eagerly waited for our shuttle bus driver to pick us up.
Deanne and I were dressed fairly “normal” in comparison to many convention goers that day. Shortly after getting in the bus, we drove past many ACen attendees wearing various cosplays from their favorite anime and such. Almost immediately after seeing these cosplayers, the bus driver turns to us and says: “What scares me, is these kids will be running the country in 20 years.”
Gary Con is a unique convention completely devoted to table top gaming. Their website header boasts of being “one of the best kept secrets in gaming.” And it really is when you think of the fact that most Wisconsin residents don’t even know that Lake Geneva is where the magic that is Dungeons & Dragons began. Gary Con is aptly named for the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax. What began as a humble gathering of family and friends to play games in his honor following his March 4, 2008 passing has become quite the pilgrimage for gamers across the globe.
Anime Weekend Atlanta is a 4 day anime convention that takes place at the Cobb Galleria and Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA at the end of September, it consist of anime, manga, video games and, special guest from Japan. Since AWA turned 21 this year the theme was Vegas nights, everything from the badges, booklets, and decals with even anime inspired drinks.
This year was the first year that the Memphis Gaming Expo was held, and it took place on August 15th, 2015 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. I attended as a vendor with my crafting project, Continue reading →