After a few years away, I finally returned to Fantasticon. Check out these photos.
Luci Christian is a wonderful actress that I had the pleasure to interview at JAFAX. You can hear her voice in shows such as My Hero Academia (Ochaco), Strike Witches, and Made in Abyss to name a few. We dove into one of her favorite anime series, journalism, tattoos, and podcasts. We also had a deep conversation about The Hate U Give. You know an interview is good when the guest wants to keep going. Check it out.
I returned to Grand Rapids own anime convention, JAFAX. Check out these photos from the Japanese Animation Film and Art Expo.
Ming Chen is a prolific podcaster and is one of the cast from AMC’s Comic Book Men. We sit down and talk about Hawkeye, anime, Saturday Morning Cartoons, the Shared Universe podcasting company, and much more. Enjoy this fun conversation with one of the nicest people you will ever run into.
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.