[Podcast] Chatty AF 22: 2017 Convention Coverage

Amelia, Caitlin, and Peter discuss their experiences at Otakon, AnimeFest, and Crunchyroll Expo, including convention culture, events, panels, and special guests!



0:00:00 Intros
0:02:00 Past experiences with conventions
0;10:00 Con evolution
0:13:26 How has being a feminist affected con going?
0:19:00 Feminist programming at conventions
0:28:10 Conventions as a safe(r) space
0:31:16 Importance of American audience to anime production
0:35:16 Diversity in audiences
0:38:17 Diversity in cosplay
0:40:56 Networking
0:50:57 Feminism in the industry
0:53:50 Running panels
1:03:49 Guests
1:11:22 Future convention plans
1:16:11 Outro

Recorded Saturday 3rd September 2017

Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


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  • ImaniToo

    I hope this episode being stream only is an accident and not a trend. Downloads are more flexible when one travels to rural areas with bad coverage (which, admittedly, may be a tiny % of your audience, haha).

  • Could the PNW convention Caitlyn couldn’t quite remember the name of be Kumoricon?

    • Caitlin

      I believe that’s the one!

  • Dee

    Sorry, we forgot to flip the switch to allow downloads. It’s fixed now! Download away!

  • The XenoChrist

    I really enjoyed this podcast and listening to you three talking about your experiences, though that being said I have never been to a convention and don’t see myself ever attending one. All the horror stories I’ve heard about long lines, the expenses pertaining to con attendance, transportation, binge drinking culture, and other inconveniences make con-going sounds tedious and frustrating.