Posts tagged Anime Festival Orlando
Each year (well… almost – I think I skipped last year) I take the time to look at how many geek conventions currently exist “on the scene” in the land of Florida. This was originally a list of only anime cons but with so many cons “featuring anime, too!” the fandom scene as really become a convoluted mish-mash that looks like an all you can eat nerd buffet.
So here’s what I’ve found for 2013. If you find one I’ve missed, then let me know (by commenting) and I’ll add it.
2013 FAN CONVENTIONS IN FLORIDA
(21 AND COUNTING) (23 AND COUNTING)
SwampCon (Gainesville, FL)
ANIMATE! Miami (Miami, FL)
MegaCon (Orlando, FL)
FreeCon (Tallahassee, FL)
Tampa Bay Comic Con (Tampa, FL)
Khaotic Kon (Tampa, FL)
BelleCon (Jacksonville, FL)
Orlando Comic Expo (Orlando, FL)
Florida Anime Experience (Orlando, FL)
MAY-HEM (Orlando, FL)
OASiS (Orlando, FL)
KnightroKon (Orlando, FL)
Salty Bay Con (Tampa, FL)
MizuCon (Miami, FL)
Florida Supercon (Miami, FL)
MetroCon (Tampa, FL)
Anime Festival Orlando (Orlando, FL)
Mythicon (Orlando, FL)
UmiCon (Daytona Beach, FL)
Spooky Empire (Orlando, FL)
Necronomicon (Tampa, FL)
WasabiCon (Jacksonville, FL)
ShadoCon (Tampa, FL)
Holiday Matsuri (Orlando, FL)
Advertising is, at times, an art form. It is the ability to connect with another human being through the concept of familiarity coupled with clever presentation. Creating an ad for something sometimes allows a person to avail a product to more people allowing for that connection to thrive.
What better way of doing that then creating an ad meshing TWO beloved properties into on!
(Yes, this was all a set up for a mistake I saw in an ad.)
I saw this on Facebook the other day. It is, allegedly, what happens if Anime Festival Orlando and Florida Anime Experience merged – or so I assume.
Another post as we hop, skip and jump down memory lane through the tubes of the Internet. What the hell were we talking about online eight years ago? It would seem the topics included Anime Festival Orlando 4, getting a new dog (Karma the Dog,) and my grandfather getting close to passing away. Here you go:
- Anime Festival Orlando 4
- AFO4 Questions…
- RisingSun.net pics are finally up…
- Got “Chiis”
- AFO4 stuff popping up…
- Anime Festival Orlando pictures are up…
- Club Wars!
- FLASHBACK, BABY!
- LAST MINUTE OUTING
- Hooters, Boob Raider, and Para Para… all in Otown!
- Bling! Bling!
- What was your favorite Florida anime convention?
- My two thoughts for the evening…
- Love Hina. Episode 16.
- 10 Things About Me
- Don’t we all feel like this sometimes…
- Time flies (my grandfather.)
- Grandfather Update
- NYC Fun Stuff and stuff (I’m tired.)
- NJ/NY Trip Report (Part 1: The Family)
- CONGRATS MR. SNACKPANTS!
- Even car wrecks can be funny…
I haven’t picked this up in some months, but this morning seemed like a good enough time to revisit The LiveJournal Project. In short: When I started blogging, it was on a website called LiveJournal (yes – the same website for those of you that were paying close attention at the beginning of The Social Network.) Last year I imported all the old posts into this blog for posterity. The thing is, most of my LiveJournal posts were locked (aka “made private”) so I have started going back and unlocking them one at a time.
The process has been fun for me (and my friends who were around then) as we revisit the old days of convention fandom and the OMGDRAMAZ that ensued in the early days of online interaction.
Here’s the rest of July 2003:
- Speaking of 15 minutes of fame…
- So where DID I get my arguing style from?
- posted this as a reply… but:
- Whoohoo! Censorship!
NOTE: This is prime EllJay material. Dade from the old school crew of Anime Festival Orlando arguing with me on an online forum. It does beg the question, though: what ever happened to Shojo Jojo? LOL
- Fujikoma vs. Wasabi?!!!
- As long as we can laugh when it’s all over…
- 14 minutes and 45 seconds into Dade Bell’s fifteen…
- He’s still a sad sad little man…
- “Tom Croom… the Bill Gates of fandom”
NOTE: Oh this post is pure gold. Check out this nugget: “This AFO will be the last con I ever attend outside of FX. I was kinda already feeling that way, but now… I’m just sick of seeing how Tom Croom and Wasabi Anime have taken over just about EVERY FUCKING ASPECT of anime in Florida. Jesus, they don’t even PRODUCE anything. They just latch on to whatever is available and go from there. I can’t read a SINGLE item about fandom in Florida without it turning into some kind of Wasabi thing.”
- Anyone want to buy me an early XMas gift? (Knight Rider)
- Yes… It’s all woman’s fault.
- Quotable Quotes…
NOTE: You can still buy this t-shirt online. AWESOME!
- Sleeping puppy!
Yikes… I had 21 posts in 2003. It’ll take a bit of time to restore/fix some of these, so I’m making public the half I have done:
- Happy Birthday Shannon!
(NOTE: My then girlfriend, now wife, turns the ripe old age of 23.)
- SHAMELESS PLUG POST!
(NOTE: This post was made to help spread the word about some of the events I and some friends would be hosting at Anime Festival Orlando IV. Be sure to notice the mentions of David Violence, Chris “Gecko” Petrie and Daryl Surat! You can also see that even back then we were using the “Beast Wars Sucks” phrase for the Transformers panel.)
- I should have stayed a Star Trek Geek… they’re less vicious
- lice…in japan….sucks
- I just had to…
- Transformers: Energon
More as time permits.
I have been insanely occupied with about a thousand and one things in the past week. My wife celebrated her birthday this past weekend and, if my sister-in-law can get me the photos, I will do a write up regarding the masterpiece of planning I pulled off with that.
Things are hectic at “the day job” – but I won’t bore you with that.
The major vacuum sucking all my spare seconds aways is Gen Con. In just a few short days, Joey Snackpants, The Mint Chocolate Chippies, Tentacle Chris, Wasabi Anime, our friend Jingoro, and our pals over at Geeky Pinups and Cosplay Deviants will all be magically appearing the largest gaming convention in the U.S.
At the same time, half of the Wasabi Anime team is getting things together for an appearance at Anime Festival Orlando the same weekend.
In the midst of all this: I’ve gotten through the audio books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I’m currently one third through the final book of the trilogy.
To top it off: my health isn’t exactly one hundred percent today.
The good news is that, according to Google Analytics, those zany kids from some web comic have stopped stalking my blog. (Yesterday was the first day without and pings from their website.) I can now continue in peace to point out that Beast Wars Sucks and that BotCon was BotFAIL. Information came my way regarding the second aforementioned opinion; it seems that other very, very interesting people also noted the failure of BotCon. People who matter more than some asshole with a blog.
That made me grin.