Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

Submissions for this year’s FANS Conference are now closed. You can see our full schedule of presenters, with abstracts, here. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, it is our privilege and pleasure to announce the full 2015 FANS Conference Schedule with abstracts....
Bruce Lewis the return to A-Kon

Bruce Lewis the return to A-Kon

Bruce Lewis [www.brucelewis.com] is an illustrator, writer, graphic designer, and vocal performer. One of the first American comic artists to work professionally in the manga idiom, Lewis has produced hundreds of pages of “American manga” since 1993,...
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...
Jake Tarbox at A-Kon 26

Jake Tarbox at A-Kon 26

Editor, translator, producer and teacher—Jonathan “Jake” Tarbox has done it all during his career in international media and content production. He’s worked for DC Comics, Time Warner, VIZ Media, Kadokawa Publications and the NFL to produce print and video content for...