Anime conventions are a singularly unique type of event. At once a celebration, meet-up, training session, marketing tool, and pilgrimage, cons are perhaps the prime occasion through which this generation of anime fan expresses its fandom, with many choosing to do so through cosplay. I’ve never participated, but I feel an affinity toward cosplayers. We… Read More Cosplay Conversations #1: Knowing Your Character
When I received a message from San Japan press staff informing us that we were approved for passes to the convention, my first thought was, “Didn’t that con already happen?” It hadn’t—it was a week or two away, but I’d forgotten that I applied as press for the convention. Thankfully, I was able to find… Read More Six Hours at San Japan
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
Can’t… move… My S5’s alarm chime said otherwise. 8:30 AM. Beep-beep! Anime Expo Day 3. Beep-beep! Get going! Beep-beep! NOW! I… just… couldn’t. It felt as if every single muscle group in my legs were on strike. You could almost imagine them, Cells at Work! style, walking the line, complete with picket signs and megaphones.… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 3
Drip. Drip-drip. 10 AM and the promenade outside the convention center was already the equivalent of a baking sheet. Despite the conditions, fans lined up by the droves to pass through bag check and find air-conditioned refuge within. Drip-drip. Standing within the Priority queue alongside the building, the radiant heat seared, turning me into a… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 2
TR, the administrator of Golden Plume Press, an OEL manga firm, is covering Anime Expo 2018 for us! Check out his thoughts below and follow us on Twitter, as TR live tweets his way through all the ups and downs of this massive event. Yeahhhhh! A thunderous applause shook the ballroom as the next wave… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 1