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Dashcon 2014: First Year Woes

Dashcon 2014: First Year Woes

Agent Bialock writes about his experiences from his interview with the convention organizers of DashCon 2014, and offers his insight on the matter as a convention organizer.

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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

It's also easy to say we should thank the male fans who bought Dragonball Z fifteen times over and buy the premium boob-shaped box sets of harem series, but I don't believe they were enough on their own to stem the tide of the industry's downturn, and they certainly weren't the only viable sustaining customers in the companies' minds. And this holds true both for North America AND Japan.

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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

2014 has been an immensely landmark year for the North American anime industry, particularly as of May 16th, when Viz announced the streaming and home video rights to Sailor Moon. To get a better glimpse of how and why this is a big deal, we need to take a look at where we were a decade ago.

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World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014 Results!

World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014 Results!

Today was the much anticipated World Cosplay Summit US Finals Round at Anime Central in Chicago, Illinois. The competition today would be picking Team USA 2014, who would go on to compete on the international stage of this contest in Japan later this year! To say the least, the stakes were very high.

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World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014!

World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014!

There is excitement in the air in the world of cosplaying this weekend, as the 2014 World Cosplay Summit US Finals will be taking place this Sunday at Anime Central in Chicago, Illinois. Anime Secrets is proud to be working with the World Cosplay Summit US Staff to bring in-depth coverage on all the finalists competing this weekend. The competition is looking really stiff, and it is extremely difficult to root for just one team.

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A Peek into the World Cosplay Summit 2013 National Finals

A Peek into the World Cosplay Summit 2013 National Finals

Results of the 2013 World Cosplay Summit Nationals Round held at Anime Matsuri 2013 in Houston Texas via Live Stream.

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Love the Cosplayer, Respect the Cosplayer: The Happy Medium

Love the Cosplayer, Respect the Cosplayer: The Happy Medium

I have been a member of the anime fandom for about a decade, if not longer. In this time, I have attended my fair share of conventions and even hosted a few meet-ups of my own. At these events, I've come across more cosplayers, or people dressed up as their favorite characters, than mathematics can actually calculate a number to describe.

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Aurora, Colorado Shooting 2012

Aurora, Colorado Shooting 2012

Anyone Can Be A Hero Originally Posted: July 27th, 2012 by Rizwan Merchant As many of you know by now, last week tragedy hit the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, as a gunman entered a theatre and shot down many movie goers. As of the time of this writing, twelve attendees have been murdered, and close to sixty others have been injured, some severely. Details surrounding the case are still unknown, but the...

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Convention Dos and Don’ts Special 2007

Convention Dos and Don’ts Special 2007

Hello Agent Bahamut and Agent Petals here, and today we will be giving you readers a simple guideline to the Dos and DON’Ts of attending a convention!

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Creating Costumes – Halloween Special 2004

Creating Costumes – Halloween Special 2004

Everyone dresses up for Halloween, or at least they did when they were a kid. And what was it that you wanted to be? Outside of the traditional clowns, death and vampires, most kids would want to be a character from their favourite TV show, which was usually a cartoon, or comic book. These days there are kids dressing up as characters from anime and video games as well. So we’re going to go into a little more depth on how you can properly make and choose your costume. And give you some pretty pictures along the way.

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