These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. They are a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. It’s a director’s commentary of my adventures during the year of 2018 in the Michigan Geek Scene. Continue reading 2018 Summer Year in Review Pt 1
Elizabeth Maxwell is a wonderful actress, whose voice can be heard in RWBY (Winter), Attack on Titan (Ymir), My Hero Academia (Midnight), and other roles too numerous to list. During the course of our conversation, we talk about significant anime, her favorite character from Chrono Trigger, sci-fi, the awesome show Camp Camp, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this fun interview
James Elmer aka Gym Cosplay is a positive force of motivation in the cosplayer scene. We dive into cosplay, his role in the upcoming Quest for the Muscle Nerd documentary, and the CosFit Community. We also talk about anime, music, his mixed martial arts background, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this fun conversation with one of the nicest people that you will meet in the Michigan Cosplayer Community.
The Grand Rapids Comic Con was a nice finale for my con season. Check out these photos from my time at my home town con.
Mega Ran is one of the most prolific rappers in the realm of chip hop. Let’s not forget to mention that he is a record holder in the Guinness Book of Records too. I talk with the teacher, rapper, hero about a myriad of topics. We dive into anime, comic books, pro wrestling, the Nerdy People of Color Collective, and the upcoming collaborative Lit Hop album with MC Lars. Rock this in the background, folks. It’s a great interview.
Dokidokon was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. I was unable to make it out to the event last year, due to scheduling differences. However, 2018, marked my first venture to the new anime convention. How was my time at the Convention With Heart? Read on to find out.
Dokidokon is a new con to the Kalamazoo area. Check out these photos from this fun anime con.
Clifford Chapin is the actor behind the angry hothead Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia. On the anime topic, we dive into My Hero Academia, Robotics;Notes, Gosick, Evangelion, and Darling in the Franxx. Want to know about his favorite movie and one of his favorite actors? Or are you interested in one his favorite blaxploitation film parodies? Are you curious about his love of comic books and his internship at Marvel Comics? Then, check out this awesome interview that I did with Clifford. He was a really cool dude to talk to.
Justin Briner is the actor behind Izuku Midoriya of My Hero Academia. Of course, we talked about My Hero Academia. However, we talked about a whole lot more. Want to know more about his work as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged? Interested in his deep love of music and the bands that he recommends? Or are you interested in his favorite theatrical musicals and an acclaimed indie film? Watch this fun interview to find out the answers to all these questions and much more. Justin was a pleasure to have a conversation with.
Colleen Clinkenbeard’s name is synonymous with Funimation. I was granted the opportunity to talk with the talented actress, director and scriptwriter. We talk about Fractale and My Hero Academia. Plus, we dive into simuldubs, her interest in neuropsychology, childhood shows, and what she would like to see adapted into anime. Check it out.