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Otakon 2017 Interview: Tomoki Kyoda (EUREKA SEVEN)

At Otakon 2017, I had the opportunity to interview Tomoki Kyoda—director of one of my favorite anime series ever, Eureka Seven. He was at the convention to promote the world premiere of the film… 494 more words


Black Cosplayers Talk About Self-Doubt

(Source: kotaku.com)

Shannon I. and Kimberly I. Photo by Cecilia D’Anastasio

Shannon I., 23, didn’t want to leave her Baltimore hotel room. For months, she had been looking forward to… 1,323 more words


Otakon in Review: See you in 2018 Space Cowboy

I have been going to Otakon since I moved up to Baltimore in the mid 2000s. It is a home con, where the majority of my friends attend and celebrate our geekdom to the fullest. 1,064 more words


Capitalizing on a New Home: Otakon 2017

“Howatto?! Washington ni?!”

-Jack King, Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo

Introduction: To DC

Otakon has always been my favorite anime convention. With its fan-oriented approach and variety of content, it always feels surprisingly intimate despite its sheer size (it’s generally the largest anime con on the east coast).

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Otakon 2017 Interview: Furukawa Toshio & Kakinuma Shino

At Otakon 2017, I sat down with a husband-wife duo who are also two veteran voice actors of the anime industry. Furukawa Toshio is probably best known for playing Piccolo in… 842 more words


[APT507] One Punch! Part 2: JAM Project’s Rising Fame at Otakon 2017

My very first post as a writer on Apartment 507 was speculation that JAM Project would soar in popularity thanks to One Punch Man. Now, I’ve written a follow-up due to the group’s recent performance at Otakon 2017. Check it out!


Otakon 2017

I originally posted this on the Old School Otaku Lounge here on August 15, 2017.

Otakon 2017 happened smack dab in the middle of a bunch of non-anime stuff competing for my time (particularly watching the yearly gigantic DotA 2 tournament and playing the new Ace Attorney game that dropped in Japan both of which started about 10 days prior to the convention) so the timing was somewhat inconvenient for me. 3,215 more words