In the news, voice actor Vic Mignogna is currently 0-for-12 in his lawsuits with just 5 decisions remaining. We also respond to some of your comments and feedback. If you would like to read a ...
Dragon Con has been a Labor Day destination for Shiva and Sketch since 2009, but this is the first time that AnimeCons TV has reported on the convention. See what it's all about and why it's so ...
At AnimeNEXT 2019 in Atlantic City, Doug went to a lot of panels and reports back on some of his favorites.
SacAnime Summer is traditionally held on Labor Day weekend, but Patrick has already attended and has a full report. Jump into our time machine and find out how it was possible in this episode.
Otakon 2019 was the convention's 25th year. Doug discusses panels at the con and shares footage.
In the news, AnimeNEXT finally addresses harassment complaints. We also respond to some of your comments and feedback. Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE, that's (...
Add details to your costume using appliques. Shiva shows you how simple it is with a demonstration.
Anime Boston 2019 was the convention's 16th year. Shiva shares footage from the con including some masquerade entrants.
From The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker, the official Star Wars convention, Star Wars Celebration , lives up to its name as a celebration of Star Wars fandom.
We're adding news back to our podcast as part of feedback episodes and focusing on the current top story. This episode's news topic is the controversy with Vic Mignogna. We also respond to some o...
What is a Cricut? What can it do? How does it work? Learn how a Cricut machine can help improve your cosplay. Find the Cricut Explore Air 2 on Amazon .
Doctor Who fans unite for the 30th annual Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles.
East Bay Comic Con is a small con on the east side of San Francisco Bay with a packed house. Patrick pays a visit and reports on his experience.
Shiva returned to Katsucon once again to be greeted by something that needed work, but also found many improvements.
Sacramento's SacAnime happens twice a year. Melissa and Liz report on this year's winter edition.
For the start of our 11th year, Patrick explains why AnimeCons.com will not be publishing a list of the largest anime conventions of 2018. In this episode, we share why we think small conventi...
In our last episode of 2018, the hosts assemble to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2018 conventions.
Look back on some of our highlights from our 10th year of AnimeCons TV...
It's time to review our 2018 convention predictions and make new ones for 2019.
Elizabeth looks back at some of her old costumes to critique her own work and explain how she would improve on them if she were to re-make them.
Spaghetti, Towel Man, autographs, and more topics are covered by Katy in our final feedback episode of 2018. Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE, that's (762) 233-78...
Multi-day conventions often involve a hotel stay. Elizabeth shares some tips and advice on booking your hotel room and making the best of your stay.
Patrick walks you through some of the lesser-known features of the redesigned FanCons.com site.
Doug discusses some helpful tips for convention staff when organizing guest autograph sessions.
Comments on the final Kraken Con, viewer autograph advice, and people are apparently binge-watching our archives. Shiva and Sketch respond to this month's viewer feedback. Leave us your feedbac...
Santa Clara's City Library put on a comic con and Patrick, Svetlana, and Kaiden checked it out and share how you can get one in your town.
Attendees at the last ever Kraken Con reflect on the convention with Shannon Morse. Watch the entire Kraken Con 2018 Masquerade in our AnimeCons TV Extras feed .
Many people attend conventions to meet guests. Shiva and Patrick share some tips for the best times, places, and methods to get to meet guests. They also share what not to do.
Comments on SacAnime, Crunchyroll Expo, and public transportation to conventions. Doug responds to this month's viewer feedback. Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE,...
You're headed to a convention to get an autograph? Doug helps guide you through some of the common issues at conventions and shares some great tips.
Crunchyroll Expo is back for a second year. It's bigger, but is it better? Patrick and Svetlana report on the convention.
Sacramento's SacAnime happens twice a year. Patrick and Svetlana report on this year's summer edition.
Theories about 21+ cons, the cancellation of Izumicon, the success of Otakon, and the welcoming nature of a furry con are among the comments and questions Patrick responds to in this month's feed...
It's Doug's 18th Otakon and Otakon's 2nd year in DC. Hear about Shoji Kawamori, Lego, Kanetake Ebikawa , Korean bootlegs, DragonBall, and more in this con report.
After going to a lot of conventions, you might start to get bored or feel some degree of con burnout. Doug has some suggestions on how to keep conventions interesting.
Cosplaying as a group can be a lot of fun, but working as a group can be hard. Shiva and Elizabeth recommend some ways to make working as a group productive, easy, and fun!
A voice actor comments on Doug's AnimeNEXT report , a convention has trouble changing its dress code, and we reach a major milestone! All that and more in this month's feedback episode! Leave u...
You can use a wood burning tool to carve designs into foam. You can also use a heat gun to emphasize cuts. Elizabeth shows you how! Tools used in this episode: Chicago Electric Hobby Woodburner...
Bienvenue au Canada! Welcome to Canada! Doug crosses the border to visit Montreal Comiccon in Quebec. How is this French Canadian convention different than its American cousins? Are there Tim Ho...
The web has changed drastically in the last couple years and it's about time your convention's web site was brought up to speed. Links mentioned in the episode: AnimeCons TV Episode 807: Staff ...
A report on Animazement , concerns about Providence Anime Conference, and a question about our first time staffing a con. It's our latest feedback episode with Elizabeth! Leave us your feedback...
We've got reviews of panels, the dealers' room, video gaming, the Gundam Versus tournament, and more in Doug's report from AnimeNEXT 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Learn the warning signs of scams when you're shopping for cosplay online.
Learn how to read sewing patterns to figure out sizing, calculate the amount if fabric you need, layout the patterns properly, mark the fabric, cut the proper shapes, and understanding directions...
Comments on our Providence Anime Conference and Anime Boston episodes and an update on Doug's AnimeCons TV panel at AnimeNEXT. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Leave us your feedba...
Doug is hosting an AnimeCons TV Live panel at AnimeNEXT and shares some details of what he has planned.
Learn what was planned for Providence Anime Conference , what went wrong, and learn the legacy of the first 21+ anime convention ten years later.
Looking to compete in a convention's cosplay masquerade? Shiva and Elizabeth have some helpful advice.
Terriermon, a table, and we get "pranked" as we respond to your comments in this latest feedback episode. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Leave us your feedback on our voice mail ...
When you have a great costume, you'll want some great photos. Shiva talks about how to set up a photoshoot with a photographer and what to expect.
If you need to hem a costume and don't want to see a line of stitching at the bottom, try a blind hem stitch. Elizabeth shows you how.
We've got cosplay, Sailor Moon, video gaming, and more in Sketch, Shiva, and Elizabeth's report from Anime Boston , the northeast's largest anime convention.
Svetlana replies to comments left for AnimeCons TV in this edition of our monthly feedback episodes. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line ...
Selecting the right presser foot for your machine can make sewing a costume a lot easier. Elizabeth shows off her collection of presser feet and explains each one.
Do you think your panel title and description is clever? It may be working against you. Doug offers some suggestions.
The Doctor has regenerated and thousands of Doctor Who fans returned to Gallifrey One to celebrate the series. Patrick and Svet report on the con.
We received a lot of response to some of our recent episodes. Doug sorts through it all in this month's feedback episode. The article mentioned by Erica Friedman can be found on http://okazu.yu...
No con is perfect. Elizabeth shares four things conventions can do to improve and provide a better experience.
Shannon Morse joins us to discuss her experience with infosec and hacker conventions and their efforts to implement a Code of Conduct and why it's something that anime cons, comic cons, and any o...
LumaCon is a small con organized by local libraries in Petaluma, California. Svet shares her experiences of the day.
We catch up on our viewer mail for the last few months and respond to comments and feedback from viewers like you. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Watch our Twitch channel Leave...
Do you have old convention T-shirts or other geeky T-shirts that you're not going to wear anymore but don't want to throw away? Learn to make wall art, pillows, or quilts out of them. Elizabeth s...
If you're teaming up with other people to run a panel, Doug has some advice on how to coordinate.
We rank the largest North American anime conventions by size and see which ones have grown and which have lost attendees in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and Cana...
In our last episode of 2017, the hosts assemble to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017.
It's time to review our 2017 convention predictions and make new ones for 2018.
We've compiled our con reports, bloopers, and other special moments into one episode that tells the tale of our con experiences for 2017.
The first Anime NYC was held in New York City (obviously) and Doug was there to kick it off with their first panel and check out all the Gundam Thunderbolt goodness.
Is there another little cosplayer on the way? Shiva returns to share her experiences cosplaying while pregnant.
Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft, and Diablo fans unite for Blizzard Entertainment's annual convention, BlizzCon .
Doug responds to viewer questions and comments in our final feedback episode of 2017. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Watch our Twitch channel Leave us your feedback on our voic...
Some episode ideas didn't turn out to be long enough to be their own episode...so we combined them into one!
Learn to use a rotary tool (like a Dremel) to cut, sand, and shape plastic or wood for your cosplay props.
Use stencils to make painting your costume fabric easier by using freezer paper. Elizabeth shows you how!
Viewer comments on Otakon, Crunchyroll Expo, Plastic City Comic Con, and more from Viga in this month's feedback. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Watch our Twitch channel Leave ...
Viga, creator of "The Idols of Anime" and Otakon panelist, sits down to talk conventions and panels with AnimeCons TV's Doug Wilder.
We headed to Boston Comic Con to see their first year in a new venue and under new management.
Kraken Con returned to the USS Hornet for a cosplay day full of cosplay events on an aircraft carrier. Watch the entire Kraken Con Cosplay Day 2017 Cosplay Contest in our AnimeCons TV Extras ...
The inaugural Crunchyroll Expo took place in Santa Clara, CA recently and Patrick went there to check it out. Watch the entire Crunchyroll Expo 2017 Masquerade in our AnimeCons TV Extras feed...
Otakon moved to Washington, DC. How well did the transition go? Doug was there to bring you a full report.
C.A.P.E. is the Cosplay And Photography Expo, a convention focused on discussions and interests of cosplayers and cosplay photographers. Elizabeth reports back on how it went.
Kin-Yoobi Con is a small one-day anime con in the San Francisco Bay area. Patrick headed back to check it out and see how it changed from last year. Watch the entire Kin-Yoobi Con 2017 Cosplay...
More cosplay repair kit ideas, bathroom emergencies, and frogs wearing pants. All that and more in this month's feedback episode! Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Watch our Twitch c...
Fitchburg, Massachusetts was the location of Plastic City Comic Con and Elizabeth reports back from this small $2 convention.
Steve Sansweet has the largest privately held Star Wars collection in the world and created Rancho Obi-Wan as a museum where you can marvel at his amazing collection.
Put together a cosplay repair kit before your next convention and you could save yourself a lot of trouble later.
The tenth and final(?) Nerdtacular took place in Snowbird, Utah. Put on your Frogpants and step into the Diamond Club for this report on an amazing experience! Also, we've got a full recording...
Patrick responds to monthly feedback and takes a look at the latest PortConMaine convention. Get our Apple TV app and iOS stickers at animecons.com/apps Leave us your feedback on our voice ...
The organizers of Kraken Con started a comic con in Santa Clara, California. Watch our report and find out how Hydra Comic Con did in its first outing. Also, we've got a full recording of the...
Atlantic City, New Jersey was the site of AnimeNEXT 2017 and Doug went there to report along with Xan and Tom Winnicki.
Don't be creepy or a nuisance when taking cosplay photos at conventions. We've got examples on how to recognize if you're becoming "That Guy".
Many people shared what they do with their convention badges and they had a variety of creative ideas. Get our Apple TV app at animecons.com/apps Watch our Twitch channel Leave us your fee...
Do you keep them or throw them out? How do you store them if you keep them? We share a few badge ideas. Here's a link to the Recollections Photo Album at Michaels which Patrick uses.
Get quality panels for your convention by following Doug's recommendations on recruiting and providing for panelists.
Pockets are amazing to have in your cosplay. Elizabeth walks you through the simple process of adding hidden pockets into a skirt or pants.
Star Wars Celebration, the fate of Anime Fan Fest, and questions about someone's first con. Watch our Twitch channel ! Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE, that's ...
A look at Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con as it holds its second year in San Jose, California. Also, we've got a full recording of the Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 Costume Contest t...
Doug was one with The Force at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Learn what it was like to be on the show floor.
Svet visited Kitchener Comic Con in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and reports back on the artists, cosplayers, and dining options at this small event.
Convention over-saturation? Katsucon issues? Rob talks about this and more in our monthly feedback episode. Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today! Leave us y...
Learn a variety of methods to make your next cosplay prop with Sketch and Elizabeth.
Katsucon took place in National Harbor, Maryland and Doug went to check out the cosplay and panels...
Road trip! Elizabeth shares tips for having the best experience when driving to a con.
Doug responds to questions and comments sent in by AnimeCons TV viewers over the last few weeks. Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today! Leave us your feedbac...
Take a step into the TARDIS and hear all about Gallifrey One , the oldest Doctor Who convention in the US.
It can be scary entering a costume contest for your first time. Elizabeth helps set your expectations so your cosplay can shine!
LumaCon returned for its third year and Patrick was there. Hear all about this great little con.
It's our first feedback episode of 2017 and we've got two months of stuff to catch up on! Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today! Leave us your feedback on ou...
Did your panel idea get rejected? Doug explains some common reasons and how to avoid being rejected next time.
Get tips to plan your cosplay and be more organized with all your cosplay projects.
Sacramento's SacAnime kicks off our convention reports for 2017 with their winter edition. Also, we've got a full recording of the SacAnime Winter 2017 Masquerade that we hope you enjoy.
Has anime convention attendance plateaued? Find out which of the largest cons have had slower growth and which have declined in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and ...
The entire AnimeCons TV team looks back on the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2016 convention year.
We've compiled our con reports, interviews, and other special moments into one episode that tells the tale of our con experiences for 2016.
It's time to review our 2016 convention predictions and make new ones for 2017.
Our final con report of 2016 is from the fall edition of Kraken Con in Oakland, California. It was as great as ever, but there's no spring edition in 2017?! Watch and find out why. Also, we've...
Elizabeth responds to our final feedback episode of 2016 and explains how to get a list of cons on your Amazon Echo. Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today! L...
Fans of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone flocked to the 10th BlizzCon in Anaheim, California.
Another anime con by the name of Another Anime Con was recently held in Manchester, NH and Movie Phone Guy was there to report back to us.
Advice for some artists as Svetlana Chmakova hosts this month's feedback episode.
The Sailor Moon Exhibition took place in Tokyo this year. Get an inside look at the exclusive event!
Be prepared for whatever tech a convention may have for your panel. Doug recommends what to do to be ready for any situation.
We went to two feuding conventions on the same day. Find out what the deal is with Wine Country Comic Con and Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con and which one won the day.
Shiva and Sketch respond to this month's questions and comments. Should you start a new con? NO!
Hot glue is for more than sticking things together. Elizabeth shares some tricks to create details on your costume using hot glue.
SacAnime Summer 2016 took place on Labor Day weekend in Sacramento, CA. Patrick and Shannon headed up to check it out... Don't forget to check out Shannon's "Snubs Report" on SacAnime .
We sat down for an exclusive interview at Otakon with five Pokémon voice actors, Sarah Natochenny , Lisa Ortiz , Haven Paschall , Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld , and Michael Liscio Jr. , to talk about...
This month's feedback episode discusses feedback at cons, Kin-Yoobi Con's history, and much more...
It's Otakon 's final year in Baltimore before moving to DC. Doug and Charles discuss their experiences.
Thibra is a new thermoplastic which can be used by cosplayers as an alternative to Worbla and WonderFlex to create armor, props, and other solid objects as part of a costume. It only needs an act...
Kin-Yoobi Con is a small one-day anime con in the San Francisco Bay area. Patrick headed down to check it out and bring you this report. Watch the entire Kin-Yoobi Con 2016 Cosplay Contest in...
Conventions can be expensive to attend, but Sketch, Elizabeth, and Patrick have some great tips on how you can pay less to go to a con...and maybe even attend for free!
Questions, comments, and corrections... We received a record amount of feedback from our fans.
Don't sit bored at a con. There's plenty of other stuff to do even if the con itself is boring. Don't just sit and mope in your hotel room.
Most costumes need zippers of some kind even if they're invisible, so Elizabeth demonstrates how to sew in an invisible zipper. Watch Part 1 in episode 543 .
PortConMaine never disappoints and this year they outdid themselves by expanding to reduce overcrowding. Watch the entire PortConMaine 2016 Masquerade in our Extras feed.
"Anime" cons that aren't anime cons, getting a hotel room at age 17, and a 6-foot Pikachu? All that and more!
You've probably been tempted by a Wizard World convention. Is it worth it? No. Watch to find out why.
Want to be cool like Doug? He's got some tips on how to avoid heat exhaustion in your costume.
Elizabeth demonstrates makeup application tips for a couple different looks. Visit our site for full show notes .
Sketch and Shiva respond to your comments and questions from May 2016. Watch Elizabeth on Twitch at twitch.tv/elly_star every Tuesday at 8pm ET
It's a new anime convention in a familiar facility. Charles and Doug share their thoughts on Anime Fan Fest 2016 .
Make amazing looking cosplay props by wrapping a mold in Worbla. Sketch walks you through his process.
It's time for Kraken Con once again and Patrick is joined by Hak5's Shannon Morse to talk about the Bay Area's best fan convention.
Patrick responds to the previous four weeks of feedback from the show floor at Kraken Con Spring 2016, plus some news about some of the AnimeCons TV cast.
Reuben (aka "Movie Phone Guy") explores Bangor Comic & Toy Con in Bangor, Maine and talks with attendees.
Fr. Robert Ballecer and Patrick Delahanty report from the floor of Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California. This convention report is brought to you courtesy of TWiT . View more TWiT L...
The largest anime con in the northeast, Anime Boston , was held over Easter weekend and Elizabeth has a full report.
Elizabeth responds to questions and comments we've received over the last month and talks about what's coming up on AnimeCons TV.
Patrick shares his surprisingly easy analog technique for successful panel scheduling.
Svetlana revises her plan for artists' alley based upon her recent convention appearances.
For our 200th episode, we go behind the scenes and show you the making of a typical episode.
Doug responds to our latest feedback and kicks off a hunt for the world's first anime music video.
Learn the essentials of getting your convention on social media. Patrick explains where you need to be and how to sign up. Sign up for these social media platforms: Twitter Facebook Page Goo...
If you enter a cosplay competition at a con, you might sign up for craftsmanship judging. Elizabeth walks you through the process and lets you know what to expect.
You've never heard of LumaCon and will probably never attend it, but Patrick explains why it's a wonderful idea in this FanCons.com Special Report.
Our first monthly feedback episode of 2016 features a lot of comments on the Ten Largest Anime Cons of 2015.
Doug shares some advice on communicating with attendees and being a nicer convention staff member.
Starting the new year off with a con, we headed to Sac-Anime Winter 2016 in Sacramento, CA.
It's time for AnimeCons.com's annual list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America in 2015. Read the full article on AnimeCons.com Subscribe to the podcast and don't miss an epis...
The entire AnimeCons TV team looks back on the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2015 convention year.
We've compiled our con reports, feedback, and other special moments into one episode that tells the tale of our con experiences for 2015.
Here's the second half of Patrick's panel on starting and running a convention along with some audience Q&A. Did you miss Part 1 ? We have published a PDF of the full presentation .
Have you decided to start a convention? Patrick is the founder of AnimeCons.com, has started two conventions, and is here to tell you why it's a bad idea...but how to do it well if you really wan...
Patrick responds to fan letters from the last month, explains how we decide who does what episode, and talks about upcoming episodes.
Communication between a convention and a hotel is very important. Doug shares some helpful advice for Facilities Liaisons.
Patrick returns to SNAFU Con , an anime con held at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada. View the full SNAFU Con 2015 Masquerade in our Extras .
Elizabeth demonstrates how to create and attach an appliqué for your next costume.
Doug checks our feedback for October 2015 and does a quick con report on the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo .
Sketch and Shiva explain and demonstrate resin casting techniques to make gems, jewels, medallions, and hilts. Materials referenced in this episode: Smooth-On Silicone Mold Making Rubber Mann ...
Learn about the 501st and Rebel Legion , where they are, how to join, and how to use the force.
The USS Hornet played home to this fall's Kraken Con . An anime con on a freakin' aircraft carrier! ...and it was amazing! View the full Fall Kraken Con 2015 Costume Contest in our Extras .
Shiva and Sketch take a turn diving into our virtual mailbag to see what gems our viewers have sent to us this month.
Find out what you need to do before your first convention and what to expect when you attend your first con.
The AnimeCons TV cast shares the stories of their first visits to an anime convention. This episode originally appeared in Episode 404 of the AnimeCons TV in April 2012.
Svetlana's back from San Japan to report on the results of her artists' alley efforts. Did it all go according to plan? Find Part 1 in episode 727 . ARTISTS ASSISTING WITH THIS EPISODE: Amelie...
Patrick responds to this month's feedback, talks about traffic flow, and shares poll results.
Bonjour Canada! Patrick visits a convention in Quebec for the first time, Otakuthon . Find out why it's so popular for over 20,000 fans.
It's AnimeCons TV's first visit to San Japan ! Find out what we thought of one of the largest anime cons in Texas. Read Patrick's San Japan 2008 report for comparison.
How did Otakon 2015 go this year? Doug Wilder and Charles Dunbar give you the scoop.
Elizabeth shares some YouTube, e-mail, and voice mail feedback from AnimeCons TV fans.
Manga author Svetlana Chmakova is making plans to participate in artists' alley. She has gathered tips for a successful experience and is now sharing them with you! PRINTERS MENTIONED IN THE EPI...
Elizabeth offers suggestions on finding the right pattern for your next costume. See part 1 and part 2 .
Patrick made his 13th visit to PortConMaine recently and is back to tell you all about it... again.
Patrick shares some YouTube, e-mail, and Twitter feedback from AnimeCons TV fans.
Learn what helpful apps you can use when planning or creating your next costume. Todoist Google Drive Dropbox Cosplanner
We turn AnimeNEXT and PortConMaine 's attendees against each other in Versus. This episode originally appeared in Episode 207 of the AnimeCons.com Podcast in July 2010.
Patrick is joined by Stephen Daugherty to talk about FanimeCon in San Jose, California.
Doug responds to some YouTube comments, tweets, and e-mails from AnimeCons TV fans.
Elizabeth demonstrates how you can use foam to easily make armor for your next costume.
Have you only been to other events and never gone to an anime con? You may be more familiar with them than you think! This episode originally appeared in Episode 2 of the AnimeCons.com Podcast...
Svetlana and Patrick discuss their visit to Spring Kraken Con 2015 in Oakland, CA.
Sketch digs through the AnimeCons TV mailbag for your feedback, questions, and comments from the past month.
Learn how to save money by bringing your own food and preparing it in your hotel room. This episode originally appeared in Episode 202 of the AnimeCons.com Podcast in February 2010.
Why has every spin-off of a successful anime con been a failure? Patrick and Doug discuss.
Create a mock-up of your costume before attempting to create it with expensive fabric. Elizabeth shows you how.
Shiva and Elizabeth are joined by Banana in this month's hilarious feedback episode!
Harassment is a real problem anywhere. Doug shares some advice on how to handle it at conventions. Thanks for Hollaback! for some of the information used in this episode.
Elizabeth shares some common annoyances that sometimes occur during panel discussions at a convention. Sometimes there may be a fellow attendee whose behavior becomes disruptive or annoying to ot...
Day-tripping to a convention? Patrick has some tips on what to bring and how to carry it.
Are we hiring? Doug answers this and other questions in this month's feedback episode.
Packing for a convention? Elizabeth shares some tips to make sure you pack efficiently and don't forget anything. This episode originally appeared in Episode 2 of the AnimeCons.com Podcast in ...
We return to AOD at the Hyatt SFO in San Francisco to see what improvements they've made since last year.
Transform and roll out for our interview with the legendary Peter Cullen , the voice of Optimus Prime!
Elizabeth shares some YouTube, Twitter, and voice mail feedback from AnimeCons TV fans.
Are you thinking of doing a panel at a convention? You'll have to apply and get the convention to accept your panel among potentially hundreds of other submissions. Not everyone's panel gets acce...
The winter edition of SacAnime took place last weekend and we returned to kick the year off with this Sacramento anime con.
It's time for AnimeCons.com's annual list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America in 2014. Read the full article on AnimeCons.com Subscribe to the podcast and don't miss an epis...
The entire podcast crew reunites once again to discuss the good and bad of the 2014 convention year.
We've compiled our con reports, interviews, and other special moments into one episode that tells the tale of our con experiences for 2014.
These apps will help make your convention experience easier and they're all free!
Looking for gift ideas for your cosplayer friends? Elizabeth has plenty of great gift suggestions! Visit our site for full show notes .
Sketch is joined by Ooga Booga to respond to the questions and comments sent in to AnimeCons TV by our viewers.
Sewing pattern instructions continue with Elizabeth's second installment. Learn to use patterns to make Gadget! See part 1 and part 3 .
What is involved in staffing a convention? Doug and Patrick answer some frequently asked questions.
Patrick visits SNAFU Con 2014 in Reno, Nevada. Does the convention live up to its name? Watch and find out!
Elizabeth responds to comments and tweets in this month's feedback episode and gives a preview of upcoming episodes.
Six months later, Patrick returns to Kraken Con for their 2-day fall edition. Find out what changed and how the convention handled expanding to a second day. See the full costume contest in ou...
Elizabeth has some helpful advice for using sewing patterns when making your next costume. Learn how you can find the right pattern, get big discounts, size the pattern correctly, and use pattern...
Do you get down in the dumps after getting home from a convention? You may suffer from PCD: Post-Con Depression. Learn what causes it, how to avoid it, and how you can recover from PCD.
Doug's back this week to respond to your feedback and let you know what we've got coming up in the next few months.
Voice actor Tony Oliver sits down with Doug at Otakon 2014 to tell us about his first convention experience and share his thoughts on conventions.
What is interfacing and how to do use it? Shiva demonstrates how to make a bow using interfacing.
Doug and Charles report back from Otakon 2014 with details on the registration line, panels, and concerts.
Lots of people weighed in on our Red Flags of Bad Conventions episode ; plus, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge !
Recorded at ConnectiCon 2009 , Patrick and Elizabeth share some essential convention survival skills. This was originally going to be part of Episode 8 , but got cut in order to have that episo...
Not every convention is a resounding success. Patrick Delahanty shares tips from his 15+ years of conventions to teach you how to spot the potential red flags of bad conventions before you get tr...
Put your Frogpants on and learn what happened at Nerdtacular in Snowbird, Utah and why it might be the best con ever!
Was there a live action Attack on Titan? Does Florida need another con? All this and more in our July feedback episode.
Anime Expo 2014 was the largest anime convention in the US. Doug reports from the front lines...and there were apparently A LOT of lines.
Svetlana Chmakova , author of Dramacon and Nightschool, has a discussion with Melissa McCommon , author of "Epic Chaos ", about organizing successful sketchjams at conventions, redrawing one's co...
Patrick steps down from staffing PortConMaine so that he finally gets to tell everyone what he likes about the con. Do you want to go to PortCon? Watch the entire Mary Bichner and Planetary Qua...
Viewer-submitted con reports on Anime Boston , AnimeNEXT , and Colossalcon are the bulk of our feedback this month.
Get tips from Shiva for sorting and storing your cosplay items and supplies. Learn how to properly store everything to save space, stay organized, and even save money!
DJM, Brandon Cooper, and Petey Rave talk about their time at Anime Central 2014 .
Patrick returns to Big Wow ComicFest in San Jose, California to see how they've expanded since his visit last year.
E-mail, Twitter , and YouTube comments, and a video from Movie Phone Guy are all part of this month's feedback.
Patrick sits down with Riki LeCotey , star of Heroes of Cosplay, to talk about cons from long ago and what's coming up on the show this season.
This week, it's not podcast feedback...it's web site feedback. Patrick reviews suggestions people have made for AnimeCons.com.
Doug and Elizabeth offer some helpful advice to anyone thinking about running their first panel at a convention. Learn tips to prepare for the panel and how to present the panel.
It's time for monthly feedback with reports from PAX East 2014 , questions about planning for a panel, and what to do about sex offenders.
Patrick Delahanty, the creator of AnimeCons.com , walks you through the process of finding, tracking, and rating conventions.
Kraken Con is back again in Oakland, California. This one-day con saw 50% growth since their last con in October, so they've got to be doing something right. Watch and find out why it's so good!
Shiva and Sketch have returned from another year at Anime Boston . How well did the staff handle over 25,000 attendees? Watch and find out!
We've got a viewer report from Katsucon . Also, are body pillows a good way to make your start in artists' alley? Find out in our latest feedback episode!
All about bias tape! Learn how to use single and double-sided bias tape, different methods to sew it on, and how to make your own bias tape.
Gallifrey One is one of the best conventions in the world for Doctor Who fans. Patrick visited it again for its 25th timey-wimey year.
Sketch and Shiva braved a severe snowstorm to report from Katsucon 2014 . Watch to find out if their 12 hour car ride paid off.
We've got lots of feedback from you this month, so we'll answer your questions and present a list of anime conventions through April.
At Otakon Vegas , Doug sat down with Frederik L. Schodt , famed translator, interpreter and writer. Hear what the noted Tezuka translator and author has to say about anime conventions.
AOD 2014 took place in San Francisco this January. Patrick checked out the con to see what they had going on and reports from the convention.
After five years, we've hit 100 episodes! Join us as we look back at the changes in the last five years and share some bloopers. Featuring messages from Kyle Hebert , Svetlana Chmakova , Bill Rog...
For the first time in 2014, we dip into our voice mails and e-mails. Plus, we share upcoming conventions for the next couple months.
Otakon recently tried their luck with a spin-off convention in the city of sin, Otakon Vegas 2014 . Doug tells us if what happens in Baltimore worked in Vegas. Subscribe to the podcast and don...
Shannon Morse (from Hak5 and Threatwire) joins Patrick as they discuss their trip to SacAnime in Sacramento, CA. Subscribe to the podcast and don't miss an episode!
Patrick runs down AnimeCons.com's list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America in 2013. Read the full article on AnimeCons.com Subscribe to the podcast and don't miss an episode...
The entire podcast crew reunites once again to discuss the good and bad of the 2013 convention year.
AnimeCons TV presents: Real Cosplay Heroes. Today, we salute you, cosplay wranglers, because behind every great cosplayer surrounded by cameras on the convention floor, there's you.
Looking for some gift ideas for convention-attending friends? Patrick has put together a list of suggestions.
Cosplay photography is a fun and rewarding way to appreciate all the creativity that people put into their cosplay. Learn how to get started taking great photos.
We've got a viewer report from Nekocon, someone calls about Youmacon, and what cosplay are you planning for 2014?
Zippers are an essential part of many costumes you may create. Elizabeth demonstrates two techniques for putting zippers into your costumes. Watch Part 2 in episode 826
What kinds of treasures should you be on the look out for in artists' alley? Doug and Rob share some information on how you can go about getting some fan art of your very own!
It was the first year for Kraken Con in San Francisco, so Patrick headed down to check it out.
Learn where your gas cap is, find out why some states never have cons, and hear all about our new HD feed !
Your costume isn't complete after you put it on. Elizabeth demonstrates a makeup test to show how you can put that finishing touch on your next cosplay appearance.
Doug and Elizabeth share some tips and tricks for finding, booking, and getting the most out of convention hotels.
Greg Wicker , aka Greggo, sits down with AnimeCons TV to talk about running game shows at conventions. Learn what makes a good game show and how you can improve the game shows at your con. NOTE:...
Movie Phone Guy is apparently headed to Laser Con, tips for guest relations staffers are on our forums, and a list of upcoming conventions in this month's feedback episode.
If you're presenting a panel at a convention, it's inevitable that you'll eventually encounter some problems. Doug and Shiva discuss common problems and how to overcome them.
It's the inaugural year for Japan Expo USA , Europe's Japan Expo in the United States. Did it meet the expectations of the organizers and Bay Area fans?
Otakon turns 20 and Doug was there for the party! Watch and find out how some other familiar faces enjoyed it too...
Attack on Titan is apparently popular, fans save yet another convention, talk about Heroes of Cosplay, and your first look at our newlyweds in this month's feedback episode!
Maile Flanagan , the voice of Naruto, sat down with Doug at Otakon to talk about her convention experiences.
Elizabeth talks about conventions with voice actress Cherami Leigh at this year's PortConMaine .
Doug shares his experiences at ConnectiCon 2013 . Has it learned from its past mistakes? Watch and find out!
Patrick reviews this month's feedback and comments, plus we present the anime conventions for the next few months. It's our 75th episode with a special introduction by Jeff Cannata !
Doug is joined by Charles Dunbar , the anime anthropologist, to review PortConMaine 2013 .
We take a few moments out of Chris Cason 's busy schedule at PortConMaine to discuss his experiences at conventions.
For a change of pace, this week's interview is with a convention staff member. Doug talks with Nekocon 's Director of Programming, Bernie Klein.
Doug and Elizabeth answer voice mails, e-mails, and Twitter comments in this month's feedback episode.
Gale reviews some of the best performances at the Anime Boston 2013 masquerade.
Mismanagement, lack of interest, or inadequate promotion. Those are just some of the reasons conventions fail. Shiva and Doug discuss some epic fails of cons.
Patrick hits up his first Bay Area convention at Big Wow ComicFest 2013 . Was it a big wow or a big waste of time? Watch and find out!
This month's feedback has some voice mails and addresses issues brought up by the Animeland lawsuit .
The AnimeCons TV crew has picked their favorite depictions of conventions in media. Patrick runs down the top ten. Did your favorite make the cut?
Elizabeth demonstrates helpful tips and techniques you can use when sewing your cosplay costumes.
Two actors in one episode! We talk with the husband and wife acting duo of Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern and learn about their convention experiences.
This month's feedback is sad...and not just because we got butt-dialed! Plus, extra bloopers from our April Fool's episode !
Funimation has filed legal action against Miller Isaiah Timmons of Animeland . We discuss why it took this long and what it means for other conventions.
Doug returns to Zenkaikon and is overwhelmed by the food options available to him! What else did he like? Watch and find out!
In the not too distant future At AnimeCons TV Elizabeth and TV's Doug Were hatching a plan, you see They met a guy by the name of Rob A regular Joe with a flute-making job He had a fun tim...
It's time again for our monthly feedback episode. We share viewer mail, share poll results, and present a list of upcoming conventions.
Shiva and Sketch reveal the secrets of working with Worbla. Learn how to use it to make great cosplay armor.
In a FanCons.com Special Report, Patrick tells us all about a Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One . Also, there may be a Dalek singing karaoke...
AnimeCons TV invaded Katsucon in Washington DC for the convention's 19th year. Shiva, Gale, and Elizabeth talk about the con and then Sketch and Gale talk with some Katsucon attendees.
It's time again for our monthly feedback episode. We talk about Otakon Vegas , share poll results, and present a list of upcoming conventions.
Doug and Elizabeth discuss the delicate balance between your real life and your con life. How can you balance your hobby with your job, school, and family? Sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
Sketch talks about the different kinds of Sculpey, their advantages and disadvantages, and how they can be used to make a wide variety of cosplay props.
Patrick gives details and advice for submitting new conventions to the AnimeCons.com and FanCons.com database.
Now that we're weekly, we're going to answer your voice mails, e-mails, carrier pigeon, and other feedback and do housekeeping once a month. Also, we share poll results and upcoming conventions.
We started this podcast in 2009 and now we've hit our 50th episode! To celebrate, we're sharing our favorite moments, giving our fans a studio tour, and sharing a ton of funny bloopers!
We talk with James Fedora, the founder of Operation Hammond , a non-profit organization providing emergency services for conventions.
Patrick and Sketch run down the list of the largest anime conventions in North America during 2012. This is the first of our weekly episodes. The list includes: Anime Expo : 49,400 warm bodies...