A core piece of the cosplay community, even to those that don’t cosplay, are conventions. Nowadays, there are hundreds of thousands of conventions to go to ranging in size and genres like anime, comics, horror, sci-fy, and more! 513 more words
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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
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
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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.
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