This year will be the first year of a new anime convention in New York, the Anime Fest (which is collaborative venture between NYCC and Anime Expo ). In years prior, there was a separate anime convention that was hosted with New York Comic Con but, over the years they fused together and became one convention that enveloped the entire Jacob Javits Center.
This year attendees have the option to purchase tickets to Anime Fest and/or New York Comic Con but the conventions this year will be held in two different locations. I will be attending both conventions, this year and I can not wait to experience what both conventions have to offer.
WHEW! It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us but we made it through and got our content out and now we’re going to start up early for our press coverage of AnimeNYC in November. This will be the last con of the year for us and we’ll start gearing up for 2019. Continue reading →
The Flashbang panel was hosted by Rorie Still, the author behind Flashbang: Sci-Fi Stories That Will Blow Your Mind! It’s a compilation of six short stories, two poems, and three soundtracks. Ranging from comedy to somber tales. In each story, the characters are all searching for something and this is was what links them together. Continue reading →
I was able to see Steve Conte at J1-Con but it was not what I expected. Steve Conte is an American musician, music producer, guitarist, songwriter, and the lead singer of his own band: Steve Conte NYC. I was hoping to see a concert and here some of his music but, it turned out to be a Q & A panel. It was a very intimate setting and I was able to learn a lot about him and his career. Continue reading →
While I sat in the Dante Buford panel, I met Matthew Bordenave who is a Storyboard artist and up next was his panel. He was very funny and had a great stage presence. I really got to enjoy this panel and had a lot of fun. I was interested in learning about storyboarding because it is part of what makes an animation, this is one of the many jobs that brings an animation to life. With everyone’s hard work, everything comes together into the animation we see. I originally sat in this panel because I was curious about what the panel would be about, I was able to learn a lot about the behind-the-scenes in developing an animation. Continue reading →
One of my highlights from J1-Con is attending Greg Houser’s voice-over workshop. Known for his work in One Piece, Tales of Vesperia and many other animated series, Greg brought his talent and experience to Atlantic City. Greg was funny, engaging and interesting to watch as he shared his background and interacted with panel participants.