"It’s just not safe for young girls to go into events, especially in costume. We’re vulnerable." It’s been more than three years since “Cosplay is Not Consent” signs were erected throughout New York Comic Con. The movement, which seeks to educate about actions that should reflect common sense and decency, is now firmly set in… Continue reading Cosplay is Not Consent, but Danger Still Lingers
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… Continue reading OMG! There’s Jesus in My Anime!
IKKiCON, the largest anime convention in the Austin area, is concluding today, and I think most of the attendees are probably leaving feeling happy with the guests that showed up, the artists and vendors that were selling, and the assortment of interesting panels - all of which were, to me, as good or better than… Continue reading IKKiCON 2012: Where I Belong (It’s Not Here)
Periodically, I like point back to some of the more than 500 posts we’ve written here on Beneath the Tangles. Besides the “A Year Ago” series I began several months ago, I plan to occasionally post about blogging milestones – those little breakthroughs when posts hit certain numbers of significance in terms of hits. Three… Continue reading Mileposts: Interview with Caitlin Glass and Visual Novel Characters with Disabilities
Whew. It's done. I returned home from my first experience at an anime convention (in this case, IKKiCON) with a humongous headache - mostly from allergies, but certainly not abated by crowds and confusion. That said, I actually had a pretty good time. First off, let me praise the IKKiCON staff. I'm planning some rather… Continue reading Land of Confusion: My First Anime Con Experience
It's been a while now, but there was a time when I was a public schoolteacher. Some of the kids in my class, particularly the boys, knew that I was an anime fan. As classes let out one year, two of these boys asked if I could be a chaperone and drive them to a… Continue reading On My Way (to My First Con)