Archive for the ‘Convention Reports’ Category

A Yankee in Texas: Anime Matsuri 2017 Report

For the last two or three years, I have always said that you should travel outside of your usual convention area.  I say that because you will expand your convention experience and culture.  Last year was NDK, the year prior was Denver Comic Con.  Coming down to Houston, Texas for Anime Matsuri wasn’t any different.  […]

Another Anime Convention 2017 – Italians in Suits? What’s not to Love?

The convention previously before this one was the big send-off of perhaps the largest anime convention on the east coast, the effective end of an era. So this convention might be considered a step back, especially in scope and attendance.

Otakon 2016 – Goodnight, Lord Baltimore, Wherever You Are

Everyone winds up leaving home after long enough, and while that may come sooner or later for some people, this convention is leaving its long-established home and going outside its deeply rooted venue in Baltimore.

AnimeNEXT 2016 – Going All In

I’ve had a lot of personal dealings to contend with between now and the convention itself, but as they’re a bit on the personal side, I’ll put them aside for now and just get right into it.

Clover Con 2016: The Little Con That Rocks

On May 15th, the Anime Jam Session crew headed back to Somerset, NJ for Clover Con. This con, put on by the Village Hidden in the Clovers, Somerset County’s 4-H anime and manga club, is one that we all enjoy.  All proceeds go to help fund the local 4-H, which is something we as a […]

Castle Point Anime Convention 2016: Two Days or was it a 1 1/2 Days?

It’s no secret that when it comes to anime conventions being held on college campuses, I am very critical of them.  I admit that I am spoiled in the ways of going to a convention at a hotel and/or a convention center that I expect the same thing across the board.  But then you ask, […]

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