Katsucon

April 2, 2013

Beth and Chiki photo by octomobiki convention-event coverage  by: Chayne

Katsucon was first held in 1995 at a small hotel venue in Virginia. As of 2013, Katsucon has now been running for its nineteenth year hosting its fourth year at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Continue reading

An Unexpected Journey: Anime USA 2012

April 2, 2013

genevieve d'estelle, missmina, kitkat, tomie, chiki, maka lee photo by n3 photography

By: Liz Turner

 I had no intention of going to Anime USA. I hadn’t worked on any costumes for it or even looked at the guest list before getting a message on the Monday before asking me if I wanted to go. I realized that (despite being a fulltime grad student) I didn’t have anything to do this weekend, so I might as well join my friends. Someone had backed out at the last minute but they still needed someone to round out the room so it wouldn’t be too expensive. I immediately began a mad dash trying to get everything together to go (which did involve me waiting outside for the bank to open at 9am so I could cash my paycheck and still make the 9:10 bus to campus).

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Animeland Wasabi

April 2, 2013

 Wasabi for the Soul

The excitement started a week before. As a stereotypical cosplayer, I procrastinated and eventually ended up packing in a panicky rush the night before. The hardest part was probably waiting through school and for the bell to ring, so I could hop in the car and head to Animeland Wasabi. It’s always so exciting when you start getting close to the hotel and you see the first of the cosplayers!

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