anime

Hatsune Miku is Getting An Anime

It’s been a long time since I’ve made an anime-related post! I recently came across a news article about the popular Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku. She is getting an anime, which will combine the musical elements of the franchise, as well as animation and live-action elements. According to the article, Miku may also get a new design.

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anime · conventions

In Response to Anime Convention Cancellations and the Coronavirus

News about the Coronavirus/CO-VID19 outbreak have swept much of the media, both online on social media websites and on television. As days  have progressed, so has the outbreak. It resulted in school closures and businesses– many employees have stopped commuting and began working remotely  As a precaution and in reaction to the pandemic, several conventions and gatherings have been cancelled. Kogaracon and Zenkaikon are just two of the cancelled events, though there are dozens more. Animecons is a good resource and it shows the extent of the cancellations. 

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Cosplay

Cosplay and Priorities

I’ve been cosplaying for the past decade. A lot can change in ten years! I have noticed that my perspective on cosplay has changed. As I am getting older and am getting into my career–and finishing up my next degree in the next semester or so, I had an opportunity to talk with a few friends about the subject of priority and cosplay. My friend, DJ Ranma S, from Anime Jam Session also gave me the idea which motivated me to make this post.

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conventions · Food

A Guide to Eating at Conventions

With convention season coming up, I wanted to make a guide on eating at conventions! At conventions, there sometimes are misconceptions that fast food or junk food is the only options to get by a weekend. But the truth is…you won’t be able to get through a convention with instant ramen alone.

I have been going to conventions for almost a decade. I have gotten into a routine over the years and have found what works for me. Although this guide may not work for every con goer, I still wanted to share some tips! This is from the point of view with someone who has a few food allergies. I noticed there was a lack of guides on the subject and made sure to add some allergy-related suggestions.

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conventions · Reviews

AnimeNYC 2019 Review: My Mixed Thoughts

About the Con:

AnimeNYC 2019 was the con’s third year. It took place on November 15th-November 17th in the same location, the Javits Center. According to AnimeNYC, about 40,000 people attended this year—twice the amount of people who attended for the first year. The con has grown exponentially, with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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Shikkaricon 2019 Review

Shikkaricon took place at the William Way Community Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 19th and 20th.
Although this anime and gaming con made a switch from its original location at the Spin Community Fitness Center, the date remained the same as organizers transitioned to the new location. Organizers notified attendees about the change through Facebook, e-mail, and on the convention center website. Transitions to the new location was very smooth due to the consistent communication between organizers and attendees. The attendance cap did, however change to 150. Badges were sold out prior to the event .

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conventions · Reviews

AnimeNEXT 2019 Review

About The Event

For its 2019 event, AnimeNEXT continued its fourth year in its (somewhat new) Atlantic City, New Jersey location! It moved from its humble location in Somerset, New Jersey once attendees outgrew the con center.  This was my ninth consecutive year attending this event. According to Animecons.com, there were about 11,000 attendees during last year’s event and this number seemed to increase this year, especially on Saturday. However, I heard from some folks that attendance may have taken a slight dip this year.

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Cosplay

My Cosplay History

I have been cosplaying ever since 2011–almost a decade! Cosplay has helped me not only learn about makeup, but most of all, has introduced me to a welcoming community and many good friends. I realized that I didn’t mention my cosplay history to others and figure it would make a great blog post.

When I was in my early teens, there was an event in Manhattan for the release of a Pokémon game–Diamond and Pearl. I saw someone on a stage, dressed up as one of the characters, Dawn.  I was fascinated to see this character come to life. Time passed and I discovered the person was cosplaying. The term ‘cosplay’ stuck in my mind.

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