The day started off pretty good. Despite it being the second day of the BART strike (which we received a flood of notices to keep in mind, via Jennifer de Guzman, for which I am VERY GRATEFUL for) we were able to reach San Francisco before the 9:00 key note. Continue reading “Image Expo 2013 Report”
Roshawn Rochester, creator of Anatomy of War, shares his experiences at LBCC and its Artist Alley:
The Long Beach Comic and Horror Con was AMAZING! I had so much fun! From the friendly staff to the new faces and people we’ve met in Artist Alley, this was one of the coolest conventions I could’ve ever hoped to be a part of. It all started on a Friday for us. My wife and I left at 4 o’clock in the morning and we arrived in Long Beach a little after 10:30. From there we made our way to our hotel and then to the convention center. Continue reading “Long Beach Comic-Con 2012 Report”
Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of people head to Atlanta, Ga for Dragon*Con. If you haven’t heard of this event then you are missing out on an amazing con. Dragon*Con is a Sci-Fi convention with plenty of things for everyone. The con if spread out into the major hotels in downtown Atlanta: The Hilton, The Hyatt, the Marriott, the Sheraton and the Westin. Anything sci-fi related or you can think of is there. Featured there are video games, movies, TV shows, and the works! Continue reading “Review of Dragon*Con 2012 [VIDEO]”
If I, not living in any major metro area, wanted to express my fandom, where would I go? I was pleasantly surprised to find a local anime club, Valdosta State University’s Anime Aftermath. The people have been nice and enthusiastic in the brief time I’ve followed the club. I was bummed after finding out the final meeting was this Saturday. The following is an interview with Anime Aftermath president Shela Amienyi:
RHM: What was your first exposure of anime & manga? SHELA: I can’t even remember when I first started watching anime. I was one of those kids who woke up at seven on a Saturday morning to watch Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon on TV. I had to, at least, be around the age of ten, if not before.
I first got into manga in the sixth grade. My very first manga was Fruits Basket, volume 2. From there, I would spend so much time in Borders reading manga that Borders became my second home.
RHM: What do you tell someone who confuses anime with children’s cartoons made for a Western (i.e. Non-Asian) audience? SHELA: Anime is a very different from the average cartoon. Whereas most cartoons are garnered more towards children, anime is a whole new genre of production, which varies in its target market and content. There are anime for children, true; but there are also adult-rated anime.