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Zenkaikon 2013: Sunday…..guuhhhh…..Sunday

by Weathermanon March 26, 2013
I suppose it’s a mark of a good con when you wake up Sunday morning and want more sleep.  Either than or it mean your roommates get up waaaayyyyy too early and love to chatter.  Or maybe it’s both?  Regardless, Sunday is definitely chilluns time on the con floor as most of the adults are […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Saturday Afternoon Live!

by Weathermanon March 23, 2013
Goooooooodddd Moooooooorrrrrrrnnnnnnnnniiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggggg!!!! …………err…….Aaaaaaafffffffffffttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! And hello again from Lancaster County!  It’s a beautiful Saturday morning/afternoon and how am I spending it?  Inside a convention center seeing panels and presentations and guest Q&A’s and all that other good stuff that would probably be better off happening on a cold, wet we...

Zenkaikon 2013: Hello from Dutch (Deutch) Country!

by Weathermanon March 23, 2013
Yes, it really should be “Deutch” not “Dutch”.  The Amish are actually German, not Dutch.  Regardless, this is still Pennsylvania Dutch country in the end, so hello from Pennsylvania Dutch country, home this year to Zenkaikon.  In specific we’re in the Lancaster County Convention Center and the associated Marriott hotel, which also oddly doubles as […]

Looking Back At Katsucon 2013

by Weathermanon February 25, 2013
I know that the older you get the more time seems to compress, but wow did Katsucon 19 seem to fly by on President’s Day weekend. The weather was also erratic, but thankfully the Gaylord National is big enough that people don’t have to go outside for anything if they don’t want to. With the […]

Katsucon 2013: “Hellsing” Focus Panel With Crispin Freeman

by Weathermanon February 25, 2013
On February 16th, Katsucon held a panel dedicated to the action horror anime Hellsing. The event was hosted by FUNimation’s Sarah “Sully” Sullivan and voice actor Crispin Freeman, who had many anecdotes to share about his role as the vampire protagonist Alucard. Regarding how he first got the part, Freeman was working in New York City […]

Katsucon 2013: FUNimation Industry Panel Report

by Weathermanon February 15, 2013
FUNimation Entertainment’s Conventions Manager Sarah “Sully” Sullivan presented the company’s industry panel at Katsucon Friday night. For a new announcement the voice cast for the English dub of Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- was revealed during the panel, as well as a new trailer for the show. Fam: Jad Saxton Giselle: Leigh Clark Millia: […]

Review: “C: Control”: The Devil Is in the Financial Details

by Weathermanon February 4, 2013
Does it ever seem like the stock market is all the just a game, one with rigged rules?  If so you’d feel right at home in C: Control. Hidden behind the veneer of the visible world is a second world, the Financial District.  What’s the Financial District?  Think of it as a cross between a […]

Review: “Frankenweenie” Is a Very Tim Burtony Kind of Film

by Weathermanon January 23, 2013
Victor Frankensteinn (that’s Frahnkunshteen! … No, no it isn’t) is a lonely young boy. He lives in a colorless world, in a faceless suburb called New Holland filled with bland adults and weird children. His parents are mostly oblivious, and his next door neighbor, Mr. Bergermeister, the town’s mayor, just plain doesn’t like Victor or […]

Review: “Boogiepop Phantom”: Don’t Be Scared …

by Weathermanon January 8, 2013
Hunger … desire … lust … addiction … desperation … evolution … rage … depression … nostalgia … loss … These are just a few of the many attributes you can assign to post-modern human society. One could also throw in hope, love and happiness, but Boogiepop Phantom doesn’t really deal in those too much. […]

Review: “Finding Nemo” Blu-ray – Mission Accomplished

by Weathermanon December 14, 2012
If you don’t know what Finding Nemo is, what are you doing at an animation website? It’s only one of the most popular animated movies of all time, responsible for every “Hey, it’s Nemo! Look, Dorys! Hey Mom! Hey Mom! It’s Dory!” at every aquarium on earth for the last decade. It’s also the movie […]