About a decade ago, Otakon was the first convention I ever attended. On Thursday, I’m going back for what must be the seventh or eighth time.
If you’re looking for me at Otakon, I will being wearing the shirt in the photo one of the days. (Probably my other self-made Gunpla shirt another day, too.)
I will also be presenting on two panels:
Friday, 2 PM — Anime News Network Q&A
I’m on this panel because I am an ANN reviewer, and also I asked nicely on Twitter. I’ll let organizer Christophe Macdonald do the driving, but I’ll be ready to answer questions about writing about anime.
Sunday, 10:15 AM — 37 Years of Gundam Anime
This is John’s and my first panel together. Well, first one since we led a Hanafuda workshop at our college anime con back in 2009! We had a ton of fun building a massive slideshow that covers all the highlights (and lowlights) of Gundam shows over the last four decades.
I will also be distributing the 500-odd flyers I had made to advertise my latest business venture, the same one I hinted at on Monday. I, John, and our amazing developer, Crimm, have been working since February on an August launch, and it looks like we might just make it. Can’t wait to share more, soon!