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AB2014: Days 2 and 3: Awesome Sauce!   Leave a comment

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That’s the word I would use to describe Saturday and Sunday.

I’m doing both Saturday and Sunday in a single blog post for multiple reasons. The first being all I did Saturday Night was the Swap Meet and my own panel. Man, it was AWESOME! I’ll talk about it in the more detailed recap blog post but it was BOSS. I’m talking about the panel I did, mind you =D

I’ll give you the cliffnotes from Saturday night first, though:

I got to Forest Hills station only to realize I forgot my Convention Badge (WOOPS!). I hailed a cab and booked it back to my house to get it. The round trip cost me nearly half of my earnings from the night before but in my book, it was a small price to pay to both get the badge AND significantly cut my commute through Hyde Park from Forest Hills Station to my house and back to just 7 minutes total. Compare that to my usual 30 minute commute to and from work XD

Anyway, when I got to the convention center I grabbed a sandwich from the Prudential Center’s food court and then immediately booked it to Panel A for my Persona 4 panel. I’ll go into detail in terms of what went on at the panel in a separate blog post but let’s just say a smaller room would’ve been better. I was expecting a smaller room than the one I got for this panel but since it was a replacement panel, it was out of my hands.

After the panel ended, I racked up villagers in my Bravely Default Demo on my Blue 3DS (I have the full game on my Red one) in preparation for when I get the full game on Friday from the eShop. I then headed home and got to Cleary Square just before the MBTA shut down (LOL!).

Sunday was alot busier since I had two panels to with a one hour break in between. Upon arriving, I hauled it over to room 206, which is where I did my Clannad Panel. I’ll speak more about this is the recap blog post itself but I was joined a very special guest:

Yes, Nagisa Furukawa was my co-panelist this year.

For the details on how I pulled it off, you’ll have to wait for the recap blog either tonight or Thursday evening.

After my Clannad blog, I booked it to The Dealers’ Room where I picked up the first four volumes of Blue Exorcist as well as Volume 1 of the spinoff Manga Attack of Titan Junior High, which is a spinoff of the international smash hit Attack on Titan. I also got a Yukiko Amagi (Persona 4) and a Kirito (Sword Art Online) plushie. I go them from two different vendors but in both cases they were the last ones left. After that I bought Fate/Zero DVD set, which is an Anime I saw bits and pieces of on Neon Alley recently.

I then booked it over to room Panel C to prepare for my second panel of the day. When I arrived, I was blown away to see the HUGE line outside the door that snaked down the hall. Of course, Court Records: Ace Attorney was Sunday’s main event in more ways than one. The first two sections of the room were filled and like last year, the Cosplayers came in force. Even though it was 90 minutes it was just barely enough to do everything. Come next year I’ll be looking to outdo myself for the third year in a row.

After the panel ended I went back to The Dealers’ Room where I picked up Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, a prequel to Attack on Titan that takes place 100 years before the start of the original series. I then went to Closing Ceremonies where I racked up so many Streetpasses on both of my 3DS consoles I’m surprised they didn’t break (LOL!). It was announced that the theme for Anime Boston 2015 will be Manju vs. Mecha and that it will be April 3-5, 2015.

Save the date!

All in all, it was an awesome weekend. I eagerly look forward to doing it again next year. I’ll even tell you a full year in advance which panels I will be doing at AB2015 and which ones I will not. Pending approval, of course.

  1. Clannad: The Place Where Wishes Come True WILL be back next year. Also, Nagisa will be my copanelist from now on each year I do this panel. It will also be 90 minutes next year because of some extra content I’m bringing next year including some special videos that I promise will leave none unmoved.
  2. Court Records: Ace Attorney will NOT be back next year since I want to make room for following panel. It will be back at AB2016 though.
  3. Pokemon: 20 Years Later is the special 2-hour panel I will be doing next year. I’m pulling out all the stops to make it the most must-see panel of AB2015. There will be music from the soundtracks of each gen, The PokeRap, Battles (Gens 5 and 6), Trades (Gens 5 and 6), a viewing of the very first episode of Pokemon: Indigo League and a special viewing of a scene from the world famous banned Electric Soldier Porygon episode! It will be the biggest panel I will have ever done. Bring your own 3DS!
  4. Tales of Symphonia: 10 Years Later is the panel I was supposed to do this year but didn’t due to my busy work schedule during the last 4 months. We will discuss the fandom, the game, the anime and so on. I will request 60 minutes for what is sure to be an interesting introspective into Tales of Symphonia.
  5. Persona 4: Pursuing My True Self WILL be back next year. It will be 60 minutes long just like this year but there will be a bit more of a focus on the Psychology of the Persona. Video clips will return but I will use different clips from the ones I used this year.
  6. Panels: Best Practices is a new 60 minute Workshop I’m planning to do next year. In the panel, we will discuss the process of applying to do a panel, planning what you’re going to do and (hopefully) running a successful panel. Much of the panel will be answering questions and feedback from the audience so if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a panelist, it’s worth checking out. Bring a pencil and notebook. You might learn something helpful ^_^

There you have it.

So to recap there will be two returning panels, two special panels and a workshop for next year. Man, it’s going to be AWESOME next year!

If you’re reading this from Facebook, I will post the recaps for my panels next over the next few days. If you were in the crowd and want to give a shout out, feel free =O

Anime Boston 2014 is 8 weeks away!   Leave a comment

 

As of today, Panel Application sbumissions are officially CLOSED.

I myself have submitted five panel applications, the 5th one being a last-minute entry. To recap for those who don’t read My Anime & Manga Blog or Video Game Blog, here are the five panels I’m going to do at Anime Boston 2014 pending approval:

  1. Clannad: The Place Where Wishes Come True: It’s returning for the third year in a row. If you want to see highlights from what I did last year, someone uploaded it on You Tube. Anyway, Clannad is one of my two favorite Anime of all time. The rustic, slow-paced settings and emotionally sensitive characters are relatable and lovable. The biggest thing I love about it is the life lessons one can draw from virtually every episode of this Anime. I skipped on doing this last year but this year I’m going to play some clips from the Anime. I have the DVD sets so…yeah. Assuming it gets approved and slotted, this panel will be Saturday night from 8:00PM to 9:00PM.
  2. Court Records: Ace Attorney: This panel made its debut last year. Easily the most popular panel of the day. Don’t believe me? I shot this video clip moments before the panel started. I walked in the door 5 minutes before I shot that footage. Every seat was filled. When I started it was standing room only. Everything folks loved about the panel last year will be back this year. I’ve requested an extra 30 minutes so that I can dedicate a full half hour to the trial. I will also play 20 minutes from the Ace Attorney Movie. It will be EPIC. Assuming it gets approved and slotted, this panel will be Friday afternoon or Sunday morning.
  3. Persona 4: Pursuing My True Self: A new panel I am doing, this one is about the video game Persona 4 and the Anime adaptation of it. I will play clips from the Anime during the panel seeing as I have it in both Blu Ray and a digital copy from iTunes. I will also spend a bit of time talking about the phychiatry of Persona, which will be very interesting for those who see it live. My intent is do do this panel Sunday mid-morning assuming it’s approved.
  4. Fire Emblem Awkening: Time Paradox: Looking back at it now I am considering scrapping this panel in favor of just doing the other four panels. I have drawn up my plans for this panel and so far what I have in mind will barely take up 20 minutes. The Panel Selection process has only just begun so I will have to wait until I know if this panel’s been chosen for sure to decide if I still want to do it or not. I know I’ve definitely changed my mind about doing it but as I just said, if it doesn’t get approved I’ll be happy with that. Pending approval this panel is slotted for sometime on Friday.
  5. Tales of Symphonia: 10 Years Later: For most, this was their first Tales of Game. Even 10 years later it’s the most popular Tales of game by a large margin. The game is being re-released with its sequel Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (originally released on the Nintendo Wii) on the Playstation 3 next month as part of a set called Tales of Symphonia Chronicles ($40). This is a panel for the fans but to make this panel extra special, I am giving away two copies of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles at the panel. Assuming it’s approved and slotted, of course.

 

There you have it.

I have a rough outline for the three new panels drawn already but I will do the powerpoints in full during February Break. I can only hope I will find out which of my panels were slotted by the end of February. As I mentioned above, I’ve changed my mind about doing the Fire Emblem panel. I don’t have enough material to fill the requested time and I’d rather not stretch things out like I did with my Fan Fiction panel last year. Speaking of which, notice it’s not listed above. Everyone found it informaative and helpful but for me, it was mentally taxing doing that panel for 90 minutes by myself. It just kept going on and on. I will not do it again unless I have a copanelist or two.

Anywho, this is what I got lined up where programming is concerned. Comicopia and Level Up Gaming have both confirmed they will be back at Anime Boston as well and I am thrilled. I’m working on getting some transportation concerns from the convention on Saturday night squared away but other than that, I’m set ^_^

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