Isn’t the Masquerade everyone’s favorite part of an Anime Convention? It’s where cosplayer’s get to showcase what they poured their hard work and dedication into. Whether be through sewing, knitting, molding and other forms of crafting, I am excited to see it. I also love to see the skits prepared for these events, they are usually- always the funniest way to see some of our favorite characters portrayed.
This year the contestants did not disappoint.
The past few years a lot of conventions we’ve been to have been very inclusive when it came to LGBT representation. HIDIVE hosted this panel, one of many on Friday night at Anime NYC. If you’re unfamiliar with HIDIVE it’s a streaming service for anime and they have been sponsors at a few of the conventions I’ve been to this past year. You can catch Simulcasts, dubs and much more on HIDIVE there is a 7-day free trial if you’re interested in checking out the anime they stream. Continue reading
Anime NYC was lit! We were planning to end Con Season with a bang and we did that! So where do I begin? Oh yeah, Shout out to Naja of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. We got a chance to link up for while on Sunday while she attended the con as well. Seems like Anime NYC is a meeting ground for me and my blogging friends but be sure to check her out if you haven’t. Continue reading
This year I was able to enjoy the AMV (Anime Music Video) contest at AnimeNYC 2018. An AMV is a fan-made music video incorporating clips of one or more animated shows or movies. To create an AMV is very tedious and time-consuming work, cutting up the video clips and editing it to make the video fit with the song. What I love most is how when you’re watching an AMV, it is like getting a preview of the anime which I think is better than watching a trailer because it gives more of an inside on what to look forward to in the show or movie. The contestants picked a few really good anime series that correlated with the music.
I was able to get into the FullMetal Alchemist Special Event Panel at Anime NYC and relive some of my favorite moments from Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and Full Metal Alchemist. The panel featured special guest Vic Mignogna, the voice of Edward Elric in both English versions. It was an interesting panel to sit in. Members of the audience gave their opinion on survey questions that were asked to attendee’s of convention. A lot of the questions asked were very interesting and to see other people’s response’s was interesting as well. Continue reading
On Sunday the last day of Anime NYC, I was able to catch the panel and get some insight from women in the professional gaming field. These ladies turned their love for gaming into a career, I’m extremely proud of them for being able to make a living off of a hobby they’re passionate about. You can work your day job while building your dream at the same time, just remember there are sacrifices to be made. I understood that because this is what I’m personally doing with SDE. Continue reading
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki 終わらない人 宮崎駿 (Owaranai Hito Miyazaki Hayao) is a documentary about Hayao Miyazaki and his never-ending work ethic directed by Kaku Arakawa.
I was able to watch a screening of the movie at Anime NYC. Hayao Miyazaki has won many awards for his films because of his love and dedication to his work. He is an extraordinary filmmaker, animator, screenwriter, and manga artist. He is to me one of Japan’s greatest animation director’s of all time. It was an interesting documentary and even more amazing watching him battling with himself for coming out of retirement.
While at Anime NYC, I attended quite a few panels but one of my favorites took place on Sunday Afternoon, The Blerds in Geekdom. Hosted by Hilton George the Founder of Blerdcon, other panelist include DJ Taylor-Senpai, Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell of Noir Caesar which is a creative agency and cosplayer Xero Gravity.
Cosplayers are my favorite part of every convention we go to and I really love to see their creativity when bringing a character to life. I shall repeat myself into infinity and beyond for my love of seeing cosplayers. I never cosplayed but maybe someday but for now I will live vicariously through all the cosplayers I meet. This is the list of all the popular cosplayers that will be at Anime NYC this weekend, I’m hoping to see some familiar faces at this con.
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The final con of the season is finally here, I’m excited but exhausted at the same time. We’ve covered so much in the past few months and we’re planning to end this season with a bang. The major question on my mind and hopefully yours as well is, what does Anime NYC have in store this year?