Posts tagged "Anime Midwest"

Anime Midwest 2015 RECAP: I will never learn

Sorry for the jump scare, gentle reader. It's sort of just his nature.
I keep saying I spend too many holidays at conventions. I keep saying the crowds at anime events make me feel old. I keep acting like I’m going to dial down the amount of events I cover. Then, I watch a new series. All at once, I’m PUMPED FOR ANIME AGAIN. This year, it was... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Face Time Police

I’m slowly, slowly, slowly becoming an anime kid again. Ever since re-watching Cowboy Bebop this Christmas, I’ve been getting back into the genre. I’m just finishing up Madoka Magica. It isn’t really my style, but many of my cosplay friends loved and emulated it. This weekend, I’ll be at Anime Midwest. The main goal is sharing... Read more »

Anime Midwest 2014 RECAP: Personal Hygiene and My Return to Anime

These Luteces are real-life brother and sister.  So patriotic on the 4th of July!
I remember my first-ever convention.  It was Anime Central.  At the time, I was a bullied high school student.  Despite getting in big trouble with my chaperone for accidentally separating from the group (oops), I had an awesome con.  It was really my first experience with other geeks.  Every cosplayer was beautiful.  Every piece of... Read more »
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Anime Midwest 2013 Recap: Energetic, Affordable, and Crowded

Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!  Huge prop is huge.
Before I even get started, I must extend a sincere “thank you” to my readers, old and new.  My “5 Things You Should Never Say to a Cosplayer“ article reached over 20,000 views.  WOW!!  The conversation it inspired has been a joy to participate in.  I truly feel honored.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Midwest 2013 (and Surrounding Controversy)

EDIT:  A reader has brought to my attention this Official Statement from Ryan Kopf.  I’m glad for the clarification; as a result, people who had been worried got to enjoy Anime Midwest.  Full coverage of the event is coming soon.  Thanks for the spot! Happy Independence Day!  Now, let me tell you why I hate fireworks.... Read more »

Yarr, Clonk, Bang! Photos from Anime Midwest

Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro from One Piece- the fiercest pirates at Anime Midwest!  I'm digging the flag.
This past Saturday, I had the honor of judging the cosplay masquerade at Anime Midwest.   It was a wonderful time, filled with smiling faces, cool costumes, and SO MUCH HOMESTUCK.  “Best in Show” went to a Chobits group that got the whole audience dancing.  However, the time and effort taken by all of the... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Anime Midwest, Nerdologues, and Cosplay for Charity

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit, readers.  I was taking my own advice, and moving into a fabulously geeky apartment!  I’m still surrounded by boxes, but I’m ready to get out into the world, aren’t you?  Here are my top suggestions for this GEEKend: ALL WEEKEND: Anime Midwest – Smaller than ACen, Anime Midwest... Read more »

A Very Special Mother's Day GEEKend

Readers, take heed:  Mother’s Day is this Sunday!! Gosh, I remember my mom letting me go to ACen on Mother’s Day almost 10 years ago.  It was really selfless.  Moms rule.  We are a lucky city this GEEKend, because all of the can’t-miss stuff is on Saturday.  Thus, Sunday is open for time with your mother!  …Or... Read more »