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Katsucon 2014 – a con in review



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Katsucon began back in 1995 with 500 attendees and guests like Steve Benett, artists like Jan Scott-Frazier and mangaka, Matsumoto Izumi-sensei. 20 years later, we have Katsucon XX going strong with over 10,000 attendees and even more guests like Steve Benett, prolific VA Richard Epcar, Chris and Greg Ayres, and mangaka Senno Knife-sensei. (Actually, except

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Katsucon 2014 – WCS East Coast Preliminaries



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They opened with a video intro of WCS. Mario Bueno was MCing the event and he did a pretty good job with the team info without any bad jokes. (Though this is like the masquerade…this isn’t. It’s the Cosplay Olympics!)

 
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Katsucon 2014 – Aniplex of America Industry Panel



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With a wide plethora of genres, they listed their streaming lineup. Available every thursday on Crunchyroll is Silver Spoon second season created Arakawa Hiromu-sensei and directed by Ito Tomohiko of Sword Art Online fame. The trailer for Magi second season was next, series inspired by ’1001 Arabian Nights’. The series is on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Aniplex

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Katuscon 2014 – Voice Actors Panel



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A staple for every con and an interesting panel for VAs to showcase their knowledge about the anime industry from a creator standpoint. Also a good chance for stories and behind the scenes antics. The panels from left to right was Bill Rogers, Greg Houser, Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Chris Ayres and Greg Ayres. They

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Katsucon 2014 – Senno Knife Q&A



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Senno’s manga genre work is known to be borderless; he doesn’t use any specific genre to base all of his creations. Senno simply uses any genre manga that he feels fit with the theme. From adult to youth, male to female, he sets his bar high against the world, continuing to draw his own Senno

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Katsucon 2014 – Funimation Industry Panel



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The Funi panel was underway when I came in, but thankfully, found a seat near the left middle so I can take pics of the screen at the side. I think the only thing they started doing was the trivia questions with prizes. The speaker was Michelle Lee, the Social Media Manager at Funimation.

 
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a con in review – NYCC 2013



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Sci-fi, comic, fantasy, Japanime, manga and music fans alike all convened at the Jacob Javits Center for a four day festival of the literary and media arts. Knowing the high traffic and danger of the congestion, organizers limited the sales of tickets. Within a few months (which may be even less since I wasn’t checking,)

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NYCC 2013 – inaugural Daisuki Q&A



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The moderator is Robert Napton with the PR director, Maruyama Eri. The intro trailer for Daisuki was shown showcasing series that Daisuki are streaming including Bakemonogatari, Prince of Tennis, Madoka Magica, Lupin III, Sword Art Online, Silver Spoon and Gundam amongst others.

 
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NYCC 2013 – Aniplex Q&A



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Marketing Specialist EJ Rivera first grabbed a pic of the room with a panorama shot. Than the Aniplex trailer which highlighted the many series in their catalogue was shown. Their current streaming lineup with Daisuki was noted beginning with the second season of Monogatari with new episodes every saturday followed by the second season of

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