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A New Hope for Otakon

When I first moved up to Baltimore, I began working at a hotel franchise. It came out of nowhere when I walked in one day, a bit earlier than usual. 498 more words

Con Talk

Farewell Genshiken: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for September 2016

September is the start of a new, post-Genshiken world.

Though the loss is great, I know I have my patrons to back me up. Thanks to all of you who continue to support me on… 390 more words

Anime

The Speakeasy #080: Voltron, Kubo and the Two Strings, Otakon, Akito the Exiled

Ongoing Investigations: Voltron Legendary Defender by Dreamworks, Kubo and the Two Strings by Laika, and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled by Sunrise.

Food for Thought: What is the most important thing for Otakon to get right its first year in D.C.? 52 more words

Anime

My Otakon Weekend Nights...

I wrote about my trip to Baltimore, MD’s Otakon 2016, which happened a few weeks ago, for Medium.com.

The field was overflowing by the time I hit graduate school, and I was beginning to become more and more critical of the fandom, with its cultural fetishism, sexism, and weird obsessions with surefire crowdpleasers like hypersexualitzation, fanservice imagery, Nazi iconography, and of course, casual racism.

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Updates

Introduction to Anime/Manga Studies - Otakon 2016 Version

My work towards developing “anime/manga studies” as an academic field takes several different forms. I run this site – of course, I continue to develop various resources to support the field – the leading one being the… 606 more words

Programs

Cosplaying While Black

Last month, some friends and I attended Motor City Steam Con up in Livonia, Mich. Good panels, good entertainment, seeing old acquaintances – all around great first convention. 434 more words

Musings