Another year, another Anime Boston! Held every year at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston, it took place between March 21st to 23rd. Now in it’s 12th year, Anime Boston is the premier anime convention in the New England area, and is among the top ten anime conventions of North America in general! Every year the con selects and celebrates a different theme, which serves as a backdrop for their t-shirts, promotional skits and decorations. It doesn’t stop there though, as the con also highlights fan panels that stick with the year’s themes. This year the theme was Magic, so there was a wide variety of panels focusing on things ranging from the supernatural in anime, to the Magical Girls genre. As a single individual I chose to try and give a fans eye perspective to the convention, highlighting some of the fan panels and a several industry ones as well!
Another year another Anime Boston! Held every year at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston, just blocks away from the site of the recent Boston Marathon bombings, this year it ran from May 24th to the 26th, Memorial Day Weekend. Now in it’s 11th year, Anime Boston is the premier anime convention of the New England area, and is among the top five anime conventions in North America! Each year the con features a different theme, with theme serving as a backdrop for promotional skits, materials, t-shirts, decorations and more. The con also highlights fan panels that stick to the years theme, and often has contests and video programming which also tie into the theme. This year the theme was yokai and ghosts, which meant we had a bevy of supernatural themed panels! As a single individual I decided to try to give a fans eye perspective of the convention, highlighting some of the fan panels and a few of the industry panels as well. Continue Reading »