Call for Reviewers

Call for Reviewers

What makes a game memorable? How do good actors make the best of a bad script? What are a mangaka’s artistic influences? All these questions and more can be addressed in reviews. The A-Kon Blog is looking for reviewers. We have a selection from which you can...
Get Educated with Helen McCarthy

Get Educated with Helen McCarthy

Helen McCarthy has had a busy year. The Anime Encyclopedia, her epic work with Jonathan Clements, had its third edition in 2015. It’s now over a thousand pages long with over 1,100,000 words. For the new edition alone, she and Clements each wrote the equivalent...

Review: Blackfish

Review of Blackfish             Keeping wild animals in captivity is a touchy subject, especially when the animals in question are highly intelligent and immensely powerful. Accidents will happen. One such accident, the death of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau inspired...

Mel Brooks: The Parody King

Mel Brooks: The Parody King             Since his introduction to the silver screen with The Producers in 1968, director Mel Brooks has become one of the best parody and satirical auteurs that Hollywood has ever seen. Like all auteurs, Mel has certain thematic and...