A-Kon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by moving back to Dallas from Fort Worth, taking place this June (27-30) at Fair Park, a historic complex that’s home annually to the State Fair of Texas. By all accounts, it’s an exciting time for the Texas con community, but also a nervous one for the many… Read More A Promise to the Fans: Interview with A-Kon’s New Owner, Frank Powell
We’re proud to bring you a piece today from Tyler Burnette, a great supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He recently attended Yama-Con, and his approach to the convention led some reflection on how we communicate at conventions—and with people around us in general. Enjoy! One of the hardest lessons we have to learn as humans… Read More Guest Post: Con-ventional Wisdom
The conventions in Miami that I’m most familiar with are SuperCon and Animate, but I often don’t attend these events. However, as one of the resident gamers at Beneath the Tangles, I was intrigued when I heard about Gamer Comic Expo. I sent the con an email explaining that I would like a press badge… Read More Checking Out the Inaugural Gamer Comic Expo!
Team Trinity is back! Where did they go you might ask? To Kumoricon, of course, where @vintageinmyveins visited with J. Michael Tatum, the voice actor behind Sebastian (Black Butler), Rintaro (Steins;gate), and Iida (My Hero Academia). Based on Tatum’s thoughtful responses, Team Trinity dives into the method behind acting, the use of art to search for truth, and the nature of philosophy, truth, and existence. Yep, it gets pretty deep.
Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): Is it possible to have an anime about a game (ex. Yu-Gi-Oh) be good?… Read More TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism
Well guys! I’ve had another exciting trip to Kumoricon in Portland Oregon. I went with out fellow podcaster London, and we even met up with writer Annalyn as well! I had an amazing time at this convention. I got to interview “Samurai Dan,” J. Michael Tatum (Iida, Erwin Smith) and Justin Briner (Deku). I will… Read More Interview with “Samurai Dan” at Kumoricon 2018
As Instagram continues to grow in prominence, the platform provides individuals the opportunity grow their brands, stretch their creative muscles, and even earn a living. Many beautiful and talented individuals have built considerable followings (Jenners and Karshadians leading the pack, of course), earning a measure of celebrity while becoming influencers—those who have enough clout in… Read More Cosplay Conversations #3: Birth of an Instagram Influencer
We’re living in the social media generation, and voice actors have embraced it fully—it’s an opportunity to market themselves while sharing their interests. Some have growing families and are involved in their community. Others like to travel. And then there are those who not only voice anime characters, but personally love anime and other geeky… Read More Geeking Out with Voice Actress Elizabeth Maxwell
Over the weekend, Wizard World held its 2018 Austin convention, inviting geeks, nerds, gawkers, media, and the curious to check out the festivities. I visited on Friday as everything kicked off, and it was quite a scene as thousands of visitors crawled all over the Austin Convention Center, chatting it up, attending different sessions, and… Read More When an Otaku Goes Full Geek: Wizard World Austin 2018
One of the absolute coolest anime-related events in America is Crunchyroll, and this year, Beneath the Tangles will have a presence there! We’re super excited to join in the festivities, as we join the crowds, soak up the con air, and conduct interviews with some of the amazing folks on the guest list (we’re already… Read More Beneath the Tangles Will be at Crunchyroll Expo 2018!
As I left the Marriott, bound for the convention center for the final day, a deep sadness hit me. Day 4 already?! Everything had gone by so fast, a blur of halls, panels, queues, and screenings. Months of anticipation and excitement had yielded an intense anime and manga experience over the previous three days, which… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 4