And that’s the title of my first convention panel.
Later today, I’ll be presenting at IKKiCON, an anime convention for the Austin area. I’ve attended as press a couple of times previously, but this years, I decided to take a leap of faith and try something I’m very uncomfortable with – explaining in words that which I do on this blog.
At the risk of chasing away some would-be panel attendees who may hit upon this post, I feel very inadequate to host a panel. Although I do a lot of speaking in real life, it’s mostly in leading meetings and giving reports about projects I lead and am thus with which I’m intimately familiar. Although I’ve now been analyzing anime from a Christian perspective for years, I never feel as if I’m an “anime expert” in any anime-related room I’m in, either physically or online.
Also, I have a soporific voice – not conducive for a terrific session.
Still, my hopes are high for this panel, as I believe I’m doing it purposely and for good reason. So, here’s hoping that I’ll report back in a couple of days with positives outweighing the negatives. In the meantime, I could use some words of luck or advice. Or better yet, prayer.
OMG! There’s Jesus in My Anime!IKKiCON 2013, Hilton Austin
Saturday, December 28th, 4-5 PM
Panel Room 1