Ryan Kopf's Blog
AnimeCon.org has known for a while that we'll be sharing the convention center with another convention in July in Chicago, and we have had conversations with their team about how best to support both events while keeping any potential problems minimized. We have been working internally to create a smooth event and experience for everyone who will be in Rosemont over the weekend.
Read All: A note on sharing convention space.
A few updates to make AniMinneapolis better than ever! We have awesome guests and tons of events, but every year we try to add more improvements. This year:
Read All: AniMinneapolis coming up.
Little fluffy balls of cuteness (and sometimes evil).
Read All: Owl Cafe in Takadanobaba Tokyo
I've had a few pending blog posts in my queue for months now about a couple of different topics, which I found to be useful and instructive lessons for convention runners, but I never actually got around to posting anything. Realistically, these topics may only appeal to a few people, and were more being written for my own remembrance and reference.
Read All: Con Wars: Bad Apples
If you don't know how picking convention dates works, it can be really confusing. Why are there so many cons at the same time of year, or the same weekend even, when there are 52 weekends every single year?
Read All: Con Wars and Convention Scheduling
My entire goal in organizing conventions is to support nerds like myself. I grew up in a high school like any other, where playing sports and partying made you cool and getting a high GPA made you a dork. Today I work every day to provide fellow nerds with places free of harassment where we can express ourselves and geek out as much as we want.
Read All: Regarding Online Articles
Continuing a tradition of incredible conventions in the Midwest, AnimeCon.org will be presenting Con+Alt+Delete, an anime convention, in Chicago this December 18-20, 2016.
Read All: Winter Anime Con coming to Chicago
I'm very excited to share that a brand new anime convention will be coming to Columbus, Ohio. The event will happen at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, from May 20-22, 2016.
Read All: Anime Convention coming to Columbus, OH
Panelists for Anime Midwest should have got their confirmation emails by now. I think nearly all panels have been accepted except for some that are near exact duplicates of other panel submissions.
Ryan Kopf's Blog
- Kanpai! Omaha
- Watch Inauguration Parade Announcer at the Women's March on Washington
- See you in Omaha
- If you're uncomfortable during the convention.
- Hello Nebraska
- Pokemon Go Rumors Debunked
- Important updates on security.
- Anime Midwest Badging and Security
- Huge anime convention comes to Chicago.
- What is jurisdiction?
- A note on sharing convention space.
- AniMinneapolis coming up.
- Owl Cafe in Takadanobaba Tokyo
- Con Wars: Bad Apples
- Con Wars and Convention Scheduling
- Regarding Online Articles
- Winter Anime Con coming to Chicago
- Anime Convention coming to Columbus, OH