Anime conventions aren’t about the guests, bands, contests, merch, or even cosplay. They’re about relationships. While the festivities are the impetus behind bringing otaku together, serving up event after event as fun offerings for these sometimes massive gatherings, the communal aspects of conventions are what matter the most to the majority of con-goers. It’s funny… Read More A-Kon 31 (2022): Remembering Community
Summertime means barbecues, fun at the beach, and of course, anime conventions! As we do most years, our staff is descending upon anime cons over these next few months. While we’re spying out a number of them, including Hyper Japan festival (London) in July and Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose) in August, we’ve confirmed a couple… Read More Our Staff is Attending Anime Conventions This Summer! What About You?
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 28th through March 6th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be hitting the theaters for… Read More Doki Doki News: Openings for Violet Evergarden and Evangelion, Closings for A-Kon and Anime Expo
Live from Dallas, it’s the TangleCast! That’s right, we packed up our equipment and went down the road to A-Kon 30 from Fair Park, the annual site of Texas’ state fair, and recorded this episode from the grounds. Twwk joins us for this special episode, where our focus is the convention and all things cosplay!… Read More TangleCast 61: A-Kon 2019, Phil Mizuno, and Holly’s First Cosplay
As we do each summer, Beneath the Tangles staff is hitting the road to visit several conventions across the U.S. We already brought you coverage from Fanime, and next week we’ll be going to Houston for Anime Matsuri! Guests at the convention include K-pop group, Apink; the voice behind Bakugou (My Hero Academia), Nobuhiko Okamoto;… Read More Beneath the Tangles is Headed to Anime Maturi, A-Kon, and Anime Expo!
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
As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It could be a convention, discovering your favorite show, or just sharing a moment with a loved one. Below are their responses.