June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Madoka Magica Movie Comes to Dallas!

Madoka Magica Movie Comes to Dallas!

12/20/12

Come join A-Kon at the screening of the Madoka Magica movie at the Texas Theater on December 29!

Anime Primer: Chihayafuru

On the surface, the game of karuta doesn’t appear to be particularly interesting or exciting, but the game’s simple nature belies the speed and intensity of competitive gameplay. The same could be said of the new show on Crunchyroll this season, Chihayafuru. On the surface, a series about the game of karuta does not sound all that compelling, but this simple premise belies the strength of the show’s artistry, characters, and storytelling.

Anime Primer: Sword Art Online

What would you do if you suddenly discovered that your favorite video game – normally an avenue for escapism and cathartic release – had real-world consequences for each of your actions? What if it’s your own life on the line, and if you die in-game, your real life is forfeit? That’s the kind of dilemma that the players of Sword Art Online, a new Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, face inside this summer’s anime of the same name.

Anime Primer: Bodacious Space Pirates

They are known by many names: Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Raiders, Filibusters, Freebooters. Their modus operandi is pretty much the same across the board: independent acts of robbery or violence, typically taking place on the sea, committed by one vessel against another vessel or town. Sometimes they are romanticized and revered, other times demonized and reviled; how they are seen depends on who they ultimately serve.

Fans ecstatic over news of new ‘Dragon Ball’ animated film.

Fans ecstatic over news of new ‘Dragon Ball’ animated film.

08/19/12

Yes, our hero Goku is coming back. The new “Dragon Ball Z” movie is scheduled for release on March 30, 2013. Believe it or not, it will have been be 17 years since the last “Dragon Ball Z” movie was released.

A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon Reviews

08/12/12

A-Kon is now doing reviews of some of your favorite anime, manga, books, and movies in our Blog section, The Good, The Bad, the WTF!?

Review of Helen McCarthy’s “The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga”

Review of Helen McCarthy’s “The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga”

07/26/12

Osamu Tezuka is a pop cultural icon and as such should not only be studied from a scholarly approach, but also as a storyteller who compares with the greatest writers and film makers of the twentieth century.

By Way of Introduction

By Way of Introduction

07/08/12

Hi there. I used to run Special Programs for A-Kon, but now I do other stuff. Mainly, my work is in making A-Kon awesome. Now I head up the social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter and such, and try to get info out to folks who ask questions. I also run the Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference. It’s a new effort we’re making to...