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Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]
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Otakon 2014: The Prelims

by Weathermanon August 8, 2014
Night before the con. The anticipation. The lines. The….sirens. Yep, it’s Otakon time again. Hey, it’s Baltimore, sirens come with the territory. Hopefully not like the last time I stayed in this particular hotel, the Renaissance Harborplace, since the last time I stayed here for Otakon was 2001… the year Baltimore kinda…well…exploded…during the con. Seriously, […]

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Review: "Eureka Seven AO" - Needs Less Plot, More Action

by Weathermanon June 20, 2014
Ao Fukai, the lead character of Eureka Seven: AO, has problems. He’s an orphan for starters, and an outsider in a future Okinawa that has real problems with non-natives in general. And by “outsider,” I don’t mean that he’s from some other country: he’s quite literally an alien, or half-alien anyway. That’s not a spoiler, […]
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Zenkaikon 2014: The Wrap-Up

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
So another Con reaches its inevitable end. Obviously all things must end, but it feels a little extra bitter this time. Zenkaicon 2014 was especially awesome for an immense number of reasons. Meeting new friends. Seeing old friends again. Being able to go through a Con without feeling like a chicken with it’s head cut […]

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Zenkaicon 2014: The Jim Cummings Panels Report

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
Jim Cummings, voice of an almost innumerable amount of characters over the years, did several panels this year at Zenkaicon. His first panel was a co-presentation between himself and convention personality Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer on the 20-year anniversary of the Disney Afternoon programing block and he later did a solo Q&A panel. Cummings provided […]
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Review: "Level E" Complete Series: Aliens...Everywhere...

by Weathermanon March 31, 2014
Earth has problems. Sure, there’s global warming, sectarian violence, discord, strife and general meanness everywhere, but there’s also aliens. Yep, aliens are real alright….real jerks. Specifically Prince Baka, aptly named not so much because he’s actually dumb but because his preferred use for his massive intelligence is pranks and general loutishness. Yes, he is actually […]

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Anime Boston 2014: FUNimation Announces "Space Dandy" Season 2 and More

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
FUNimation has announced several home video acquisitions as well as Space Dandy Season 2 in July 2014. They have acquired the home video rights for Ben-To.  The first dubbed episodes will be available on May 27, 2014, for FUNimation video subscribers. A home video release date will be announced later. They have also acquired the home […]
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Anime Boston 2014: AniplexUSA License Announcements

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
Aniplex USA has announced 5 licenses at Anime Boston 2014: one DVD release and 4 TBD releases. The show coming to DVD is ServantxService, an office comedy coming to DVD on May 27th, 2104. More information can be found at www.aniplexusa.com/servantservice. The following 4 licenses are all showing as “streaming starting in April 2014″ according […]

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Anime Boston 2014: Attack on Anime Boston!

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
*crawls out of a warm corner* Oh hey, yeah, still cold, still have to use the outside entrance. I suppose the cold is to be expected in March in Boston. The security lines? Well, I suppose we will have to expect those from now on. The modern world, eh? Enough depressing things, this is an […]
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Anime Boston 2014: Gggooodd m m m morrnnn ing ing ing......*shiver*

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
Good morning from a rather cold Anime Boston. “But Mr Press Man! Can’t you stay inside all the time at Anime Boston?” you say? Normally I would say, “Yes, you are correct sir!”, but this is not a normal year. Apparently this year, the Hynes is insisting on a new bag check policy that created […]