Con Watch: Animethon 23

Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith The time of year when anime fans and cosplayers unite to make downtown Edmonton residents uncomfortable is nigh. MacEwan’s green pastures await. All of the Pokemon WILL be caught. Back for its 23rd year, Animethon offers guests a whole slew of events, fan panels, special guests, and anime-related goodies. For three days, the convention will be taking over the downtown MacEwan campus and filling the grounds with the quirkiest, most passionate group of people you’ll ever meet. Join us for a weekend of excitement on August 5-7, pick up some collectibles, meet some celebrities, and maybe … Continue reading Con Watch: Animethon 23

Con Watch: A Taste of Animethon 2016

Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith It can be a long stretch between the end of con season (September/October) and the beginning of the next (March/April). Thankfully, Edmontonians refuse to let a little thing like the weather get in the way of celebrating fandoms. Edmonton’s main winter convention, A Taste of Animethon (ATOA), will be holding it’s seventh annual event on January 22 and 23 at a new location this year: the Shaw Conference Centre. A miniature version of the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts’ main summer event, Animethon, ATOA began in 2010 as a way to tide anime fans over until … Continue reading Con Watch: A Taste of Animethon 2016