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Otakon 2012 Plans

Web ninja from Otakon’s commercial Otakon, Baltimore’s anime, manga & Japanese culture convention, will be my last con of the summer and I’m presenting my bulked up Sports Manga panel there on Friday night. I’ll also want to try to … Continue reading

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Nigorimasen Podcast #12: Low-Rent Victorique

Recorded July 24, 2011 – I talked about with Alain of Reverse Thieves, Patz of Insert-Disc, and Donald from Otaku no Podcast about the Summer 2011 anime season so far & the upcoming Otakon convention in Baltimore, MD.

0:00-0:44: Opening song: “Motto Aishi Aimashou” by LINDBERG
0:44-1:45: Introductions
01:47-46:50: Summer anime section
– sidebar about NicoNico.com livestreams at conventions
– Niconico.com’s simulcast channel
– Summer anime discussed: Uta no Prince Sama, Blood-C, Mawaru Penguindrum, No. 6, Usagi Drop, Idolmaster, Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Dantalian no Shoka, Blade, Kamisama Dolls, Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, Kamisama no Memocho, Sacred Seven, Morita-san wa Mikuchi, Mayo Chiki!, Nekogami Yaoyorozu, Nyanpire
– Berserk author Kentaro Miura is apparently way into Idolmaster
– Sentai/Anime Network’s three simulcasts
– Al says Mayo Chiki! is terrible
– Carryovers from last season: Nichijou, Steins;Gate, Hanasaku Iroha, Tiger & Bunny

46:50-1:38:50: Otakon section
– Main schedule & fan panels listing
– Guests and autographs
– Megazone 23 “Hard-On” clip
– Industry & fan panels
– MangaGamer on J-List
– ANNCast episode with Otakon board member Jim Vowles
– Context for the Megaman & Capcom panels
– Guidebook app for smartphones

1:38:50-1:46:15: Some last minute plugs:
– Podlabor episode about Otakon & J-Decker
– Otaku no Podcast’s Anime Expo coverage
– Insert-Disc’s I Don’t Even
– The Reverse Thieves’ Secret Santa project

1:46:15-1:47:51: Closing Song: “Monotone no Natsu” by Kayoko Matsunaga (Urusei Yatsura OVA: Inaba the Dreammaker) Continue reading

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Otakon 2010: A Charm City Adventure

Looking out at Inner Harbor Otakon 2010 was my first East Coast convention and it turned out pretty well despite my own logistical flubbings. I was attending as just a fan without any special press or panelist so this writeup … Continue reading

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Nigorimasen Podcast #10: Otakon Schedule Runthrough

The Otakon schedule got posted last Thursday & I discussed it that night with Kate (Narutaki) & Alain (Hisui) of the┬áReverse Thieves. There was some crackling and then other noise from my microphone due to interference, likely from my cellphone … Continue reading

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Otakon 2008 Outsider’s Report (Not My Pics)

Photo by Flickr user Sklathill (under Creative Commons) Like last year, I did not attend Otakon and instead watched the first days of the Beijing Olympics. Sorry, anime – sports trumped you this time. But I was able to catch … Continue reading

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