Archive for the ‘Convention Reports’ Category

Castle Point Anime Con 2022: A Modern Anime Con with a Nostalgic Vibe

Castle Point Anime 2022  took place in the New Jersey Meadowlands Exposition Center on Saturday, April 30th, through Sunday, May 1st. This con is run by college students from  the nearby Stevens Institute of Technology.  It is CPAC’s second year at the Meadowlands and my first year attending this event overall. Although the day did […]

Zenkaikon 2022: A Con Season Kickoff With a Side of Donuts!

After a three year hiatus due to COVID, Zenkaikon held its 2022 event in the Lancaster County Convention Center. Many attendees came as early as Thursday, excited to start the event. Lancaster is located in South Pennsylvania. It is a quaint area with plenty of food options to choose from and even a few nerdy […]

Zenkaikon 2022 – Did You Miss Me, Lancaster?

I can’t begin to tell you about how much I missed going to conventions (though I may have mentioned it once or twice before). And while I may have consolidated the number of cons I go to in any given year, especially after the plague times have fallen upon us, that doesn’t make them any […]

AnimeNYC 2021: The Best of an Interesting Time

I was thrilled to get the opportunity to cover AnimeNYC. The convention has grown rapidly over the course of its short run. It’s hard to believe that the event is just in its third year.  AnimeNYC began with about 20,000 attendees in 2017. According to the convention.  53,000 attendees participated in 2021’s event. There’s always […]

Derpycon 2021: It’s Strange to Be Back…

Derpycon 2021 took place on Halloween weekend  in New Brunswick, New Jersey’s Hyatt Regency. This was the first event I attended since conventions went on a two year hiatus as a result of the COVID pandemic. Conventions are in a transitional period, with more focus on health and safety through new policies. It certainly does […]

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