CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual harassment, assault, and preying on minors Let’s get straight to the point: a number of incidents, in person and online, have made harassment, both at conventions and through social media, a hot topic in the anime fan community. In the decade-plus I’ve been cosplaying, I’ve seen a lot of harassment and other predatory behavior, … [Read more...] about [Feature] Conventions and Beyond: Protecting our community from predators
Amelia, Caitlin, and Peter discuss their experiences at Otakon, AnimeFest, and Crunchyroll Expo, including convention culture, events, panels, and special guests! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 22: 2017 Convention Coverage
The AniFem August Con Reports conclude with Crunchyroll Expo! Amelia, Lauren, and Frog-kun flew in to meet Peter in San Francisco, CA, to check out the very first CRXperience! Frog-kun, Lauren, and Amelia weigh in below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crunchyroll Expo Convention Report
Our Con Reports continue, this time with AnimeFest! Caitlin and Amelia traveled to Dallas, TX, to hang with anitwitter pals, wince at chaotic autograph lines, and come face-to-face with Sayo Yamamoto. They have the scoop below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AnimeFest Convention Report
Con season is winding to a close: Crunchyroll Expo had its inaugural outing, Otakon moved to a more spacious venue, and AnimeFest failed to account for the dedication of Yuri!!! On ICE fans. Now's as good a time as any to step back and ask: what's your favorite con and why? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Your favorite conventions
Team AniFem is out and about at anime conventions this month, with multiple members attending Otakon in Washington, D.C.; AnimeFest in Dallas, TX; and the very first Crunchyroll Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Each week we'll be bringing you our personal accounts and impressions as informal “Con Reports,” with staff members sharing their thoughts and experiences. We're kicking … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Otakon Convention Report
It was a big weekend for conventions, with MCM Comic Con in the UK, Anime North in Canada, Fanime in the US, and no doubt many more. Cons should be - and usually are - a positive experience, but we know it can be a mixed bag for marginalised attendees. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How inclusive are anime conventions?
This week Team AniFem is thinking a lot about how to give back to our readers, and particularly our patrons. Response to our trial podcast episode has been so positive we've already recorded two more. We've also been considering ideas for panels to host at anime conventions, and asking for your ideas. Whether our panel ideas go ahead or not, we are planning to have an AniFem … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What exclusive content shall we give our patrons?