June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

04/14/14

              We are happy to announce our second installment of FANS, a group for Fandom and Neomedia Studies!  A-Kon’s newest effort is to encourage people to write about their favorite aspects of fandom and media.  For us, fandom can be as simple as watching your favorite show or as complex as elaborately recreating...

Meet SPFX makeup artist Megan Lauchner

Meet SPFX makeup artist Megan Lauchner

03/28/14

              With a knack for drawing and other artsy things, it shouldn’t have been a surprise when Megan’s talents took her to SPFX makeup. This was a girl who once couldn’t tell you the difference between eye shadow and blush. But after only one class, Megan had found her chosen profession. After earning...

Patrick Owens of Fractal Fox at A-Kon 25

Patrick Owens of Fractal Fox at A-Kon 25

03/28/14

              Patrick Owens: Producer at Fractal Fox, Patrick has been working in the game industry since 2008.  Starting out doing animation and now specializing in game design and production; Patrick works with his team to bring the spirited games Greeble, Cat Juggling, Brain and Zombie, and more to life. Fractal Fox:...

DollAKon returns! *Updated Info*

DollAKon returns! *Updated Info*

03/28/14

DollAKon continues to grow, and this year will have programming in Plum Blossom throughout the three days of A-Kon®. Look for programming information and other announcements here, as well as through the groups Facebook page.

Meet Gilles Poitras at A-Kon 25

Meet Gilles Poitras at A-Kon 25

12/27/13

              Gilles is best known to anime fans for his three books; The Anime Companion, Anime Essentials and the Anime Companion 2, he has also written for NewType USA and Otaku USA. Gilles also sits on the senior board of Mechademia, an annual scholarly anthology of essays on anime, manga and fan culture. Gilles also has...

Meet Kevin McKeever – Robotech V.P. of Marketing

Meet Kevin McKeever – Robotech V.P. of Marketing

12/27/13

              A graduate of the lighting design program from Emerson College, Kevin has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years. He has worked in theater production at world class venues such as the Goodspeed Opera House, the Emerson Majestic Theater, Foxwoods Casino, and the Mohegan Sun Resort which he...

Meet Jackie Kashian at A-Kon 25

Meet Jackie Kashian at A-Kon 25

12/07/13

              Jackie Kashian is probably best described as a comedian with a sardonic delivery matched with a geeky interior and surprisingly chill exterior. That’s perhaps the greatest thing about Jackie, her very real, very personal delivery, and very human thoughts on what she’s expounding. Her comedy is like...