Showing posts with label Anime USA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anime USA. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

AnimeUSA is this weekend

 AnimeUSA runs this weekend of November 9th-11th at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.  This is always a nice, fun con, with a lot of cosplay. It's particularly good for teens. Things appear to start at noon on Friday.

Here's their first AnimeUSA podcast which features staff members Theo Bugtong (Director of Marketing), Tom Stidman (Director of Guests), and Mark Pope (Vice Chair of Programming).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lauren Orsini writes about being Amime USA PR

Local journalist Lauren Orsini writes on her blog about being Amime USA's PR person. Lauren got me into the show, my first anime con, and I think I'll have a better idea about the whole shebang next year. I must say, I'm not used to being that clueless about the costumes.

And note Lauren's blog Otaku Journalist. I've added it to the linklist on the lower right as well.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anime USA continues today in Crystal City

I stopped by Anime USA for a couple of hours yesterday, had a good time and in spite of not being as familiar with Japanese cartoons as I am with American ones. A few locals have tables - Chris Flick, DC Conspiracy and the Intervention Con. There's a lot of great costumes - it feels kind of like a Halloween carryover - and people are glad to have photos taken. The dealers room has a lot of material imported from Japan (and a lot of leather corsets and pink wigs) and I probably spent the most time in there, marveling at pop culture.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Upcoming Anime Con

The Anime USA convention, "For Otaku, By Otaku", is coming up at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA over the Columbus Day Weekend (October 10-12, 2008).

Guests include Robert DeJesus, a pretty big name in manga circles, and local yokel Jo Chen, who does covers for Runaways at Marvel and the vast majority of the Joss Whedon-verse titles at Dark Horse, among other things, plus Allison Strom, who does manga work at Seven Seas Entertainment, Matt Herms, who works at Archie, and webcomics artsts of Paradox Lost and Applegeeks.

As with all of these Anime conventions, the price of admission is steep -- $40 through the end of September, and then I assume it goes up. I guess if you're going for the whole experience, that might be more reasonable than if you're me and just want to see the folks I just mentioned above!