FanimeCon 2011

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

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 the Steampunk […]

Zombies Invade FanimeCon

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

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 Hilton side […]

FanimeCon 2010

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

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, this might […]