FanimeCon 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly Nobody doubted that Fanime would return yet again to the San Jose convention center.  This fan-run convention has become a tradition to thousands of attendees; with over a decade of history backing it, it’s easy to fall into the assumption that the convention will run itself.  But it does take combined effort and […]

FanimeCon 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly Several conventions, including FanimeCon, have dubbed this convention season “The Summer of Steampunk”.  Perhaps FanimeCon felt guilty about last year’s canceled steampunk panel or perhaps they wanted to attract new con attendees.  Either way, I can certainly understand the artistic interest in such a decision.  But I would like to point out that […]

Zombies Invade FanimeCon

Sunday, 29 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly The end of the world has begun.  At precisely 9 pm on Saturday night of FanimeCon, seventy-one zombies invaded the McEnery convention center, drawn to the noise of late night festivities.  They emerged from the lower levels of the convention center and could be seen stumbling up the stair case on both the […]

WonderCon 2011

Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly It surprises me each year to see so many geeky subcultures intermingling at WonderCon. However, unless you earnestly want to break into the comic book industry, this convention is first and foremost a big advertising venue. All the big players had booths in the dealer’s room with DC Comics promoting their Green Lantern […]

SacAnime 2011 Winter

Tuesday, 11 January 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly Word about the SacAnime party must have gotten out because this convention was bursting at the seams with attendees. Although the hallways were packed with anime fans who sought respite from the bitterly cold temperatures, it was obvious that everyone was happy to be there and clearly appreciated this off-season convention. I have […]

SacAnime 2010 Summer

Sunday, 5 September 2010, 21:41 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly SacAnime is one of those conventions that you could attend for one day and confidently say that you have seen everything.  Despite its small size, this convention is home to local talent, such as wig stylist Katie Bair and cosplay model PikminLink, and manages to draw big name voice actors such as Steve […]

FanimeCon 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn that the San Jose Convention Center was hosting a Pikachu Convention this last weekend.   Despite the fact that Pokemon was released more than 10 years ago, the number of Pokemon costumes far exceeded the usual abundance of Naruto and Bleach cosplay.  In hindsight, […]

WonderCon 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Printer Friendly I’ve come to the dim realization that I’m not going to attend Comic-Con this year.  Six months before the convention, registration was sold-out and I’m guessing the hotels are sold out by now as well.  Only with prior planning and conscious effort can I attend the ever-so-popular San Diego convention.  Due to my […]