CastlePoint Anime Convention started at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and was operated by a group of undergraduate students in the Stevens Anime Club. Over the years it has grown in size and is now a two-day anime convention hosted at the Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey. This year they hosted two famous voice actors, they had events such as, Cosplay Pro-Wrestling, Cosplay Chess, The Manly Battleships and performances from Vocamerica and Crusher-P and other artists. Continue reading
As the AnimeNEXT festivities continued on we took a break and sat in this Diversity panel hosted by The Panel Sisters. There were so many panels on diversity at this con this year I was so proud to see everyone get to express themselves and find others that identify with them. Diversity is necessary in all sorts of media and I’m excited to see what creators of new anime and manga will come up with after seeing fans call for more diversity.
Caitlynn French is an American Voice Actress residing in Texas. Fueled by her love of playing pretend she’d achieved what many anime fans dream of, getting into the anime industry. Known for her roles as Mei Tachibana in Say “I love you”, Shiro in No Game No Life, Qumola in The Book of Bantorra and an array of others. Caitlynn is a rising talent that you need to familiarize yourself with.
This is the last day of AnimeNEXT and it’s really been a blast we have so much content to push out that we hope you guys think about coming out to Atlantic City for next year’s AnimeNEXT. This weekend has been a never-ending fun filled con full of cosplayers, events, and games. I’ve said this before there is so much space the elbow room is so amazing and AnimeNEXT always has something going on so finding things to do is an easy part but this year felt like there were so many choices that picking where to go will be the hardest part.
We had a blast last year at AnimeNEXT. The question is what am I looking forward to this year? The Masquerade and the All Off Concert. A few of the Special Guest (Johnny Yong Bosch and Kenji Kamiyama) Cosplay and panel selection.
Last year AnimeNEXT was so much fun that we’re excited about this weekend. If we haven’t said it already this weekend if AnimeNext and you should get tickets and a room for the weekend. AnimeNEXT is definitely a con to be visited in the tristate area because there is always so much to do and so many new people to meet, there’s never a dull moment going to a con that has so much to offer.
This past weekend we visited Castle Point Anime Convention for the first time in years and they have really come a long way from being on a college campus to an expo center. We posted what we had on out Instagram and other social media accounts so check it out. In a week we’ll be at AnimeNEXT and we’re super excited it was so much fun last year so we have high expectations for this year. I believe the most exciting thing about this con is all the events happening and all the elbow room that The Atlantic City Convention Center offers is what other cons dream of!