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Sakura Con 2017

Sakura-Con has come and gone once again, but this year was an extra-special occasion. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the convention since its debut in 1997 as Baka-Con. Back then, it only consisted of a few hundred people bringing traded VHS fansub tapes and TVs into hotel rooms to watch anime and hang out, but it’s certainly come a long way from there.

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Fanime 2014

There were a lot of expectations riding on Fanime this year; after last year’s registration “line-con” fiasco and Artist’s Alley movement, the staff of Fanime had a lot of slack to pick up if faith was going to be restored…

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Kouichi Kimura

Katsucon 20

After attending Katsucon 19 in an unofficial capacity and staying in the wonderful Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, I absolutely HAD to give this convention another go. This time, I was even under direction to attend the World Cosplay Summit Eastern Regional Qualifiers held at Katsucon!

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Kuroi

Fanime 2013

Fanime has always stuck by its motto, “By Fans, For Fans,” meaning no industry presence in either the convention itself or in the dealer’s room.

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Sakura-Con 2013

For all that Fanime will always have my allegiance as my home con, Sakuracon is swiftly becoming one of my favorites, and it’s only slightly because it is close and grants easy access to delicious food that friends and I look forward to months in advance.

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Miki

Otakon 2013

Otakon delivers a diverse, fun, and incredibly smooth-running festival with con-goers from around the United States – and beyond – celebrating Japanese culture and art through interactive panels, competitions, and other events.

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Kuroi

New York Comic Con 2012

Every year, NYCC has given me reasons to make that trip over and over again. Last year really put NYCC on the map, with the big TV and movie studios finally taking a chance and treating New York much more like they would San Diego, with exclusive content, big panels, and even bigger stars.

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Kuroi

Anime Expo 2013

Let’s get one thing straight: Anime Expo is an exhausting convention. As North America’s largest anime convention, it’s got a long history and a big reputation to uphold, and it does so by pulling out all the stops: huge guests, big concerts, and a huge cash prize for winners of the cosplay masquerade.

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Kouichi Kimura

Anime Boston 2013

It’s time for another installment from Anime Boston! After a five-year hiatus, I decided it was about time to give the first con I had ever attended another chance…For those of you who have never gone before, Anime Boston is set squarely in downtown Boston, a small subway’s ride from Fenway Park.

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