Anime NYC 2018: Masquerade Ultra Deluxe

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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.

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Soulcial Sunday – Anime NYC + Anniversary

We’re right at the tip of the new year! 2019 is literally a little over a month away and the giving season is in full effect. November celebrates our 3rd year on WordPress, it seems like so long ago we started this blog. We’re many years into SDE but our online presence is 3 years strong and we can only go harder. Continue reading

Anime NYC 2018: A Guide to Professional Gaming from the Women’s Perspective Panel

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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

Anime NYC 2018: The Cosplayers have arrived!

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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Anime NYC 2018: Morning Musume。’18!

Morning Musume is one of Japan’s biggest idol groups and they still are! Producer Tsunku started the group in 1997 and they are still making music and are as popular as they were when they first debut with more members.

Morning Musume has broken so many records on the Oricon charts. They continue to top their past successes and I’m looking forward to seeing Morning Musume, 18 in concert this weekend.

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Anime NYC 2018: Japanese Singer nano!

nano is a Japanese American singer born in New York City. nano sings in both the Japanese and English language and started her music career as a cover artist posting recorded renditions online. Her covers consisted of songs from Vocaloid artist, anime and Avril Lavigne, she also sung English covers for many Japanese songs.

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Anime NYC 2018: Japanese Illustrator Range Murata

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This weekend is Anime NYC 2018, the second year of Anime NYC and it’s going to be jammed packed with so many amazing guests. Many of the guests are from Japan and that’s what I really like about AnimeNYC, no other convention has a guest list full of the very people who worked on the original projects for the shows we love. Continue reading