Con News

Otakon 2014 – Solving PreReg Pickup Technical Issues

A number of technical failures and procedural limitations prevented our staff from checking in all of our members as expected. While we were able to check in approximately 10,000 members Thursday, we recognize that an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 members were unable to do so. For this, we sincerely apologize.

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Sakura-Con 2014

Sakura-Con 2014 by Caitlin Moore

I got there at around 10:45, just in time to wander around hopelessly lost in the labyrinthine convention center for a half an hour before finding my way to the “Crossdressing for Fun and Profit in Anime and Manga” panel. The title made me skeptical, but the description sounded good – there’s a lot of ignorance about gender-related issues in anime fandom as well as a good deal of ethnocentrism and things can get ugly pretty quickly.

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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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Conventions

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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Conventions

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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