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Why are anime conventions on Holiday weekends?Jul 20, 19 3pm

A friend recently asked why our anime conventions were often on holidays. Holidays can be tough for people to get the time off work if they work in a retail job, so it's an important question to answer.

Space Create Takadanobaba - Jiyu KukanMar 17, 19 10am

There's a rather huge cybercafe in Takadanobaba called Jiyu Kukan,, which is rather hard to discover unless someone has introduced you to the place. Each Jiyu seems to have computers for internet, computers for video games, billiards, and dart boards.

Cosplay event in Tokyo, IkebukuroNov 3, 17 1am

Finally found a cosplay event in Tokyo that I happen to be here for. A lot of people already know about Comiket and Anime Japan, but for the first time I found an event that seems to be all about cosplay cosplay cosplay.

Con Alt Delete 2017Sep 11, 17 12am

I'm very excited for the upcoming Con Alt Delete. CAD is a great way to end the year every year, and has really changed the holiday season for a lot of people by adding COSPLAY and FUN to all the stress of shopping and gift giving.

Kanpai! OmahaFeb 14, 17 10am

We were proud to have a fun and exciting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska at Kanpai. Con. We had hundreds of anime fans join us for the first ever "": convention in Nebraska, and we hope to do it again.

Watch Inauguration Parade Announcer at the Women's March on WashingtonJan 21, 17 6pm

Charles Brotman has announced at every Presidential inaugural parade since Eisenhower in 1957, and expected to do so once again this year. Until he was fired by Trump in an email. “I looked at my email, then I got the shock of my life,” he told reporters.

See you in OmahaJan 11, 17 7am

Kanpai.Con in Omaha is coming up this February and it's promising to be a pretty fun time. Held in a convenient location near both Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, and all of the western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, we're happy to expect anime fans from across the region.

If you're uncomfortable during the convention.Dec 17, 16 2pm

If at any point during any convention you are made to feel uncomfortable by another person, please seek the assistance of convention staff. Most anime conventions have in place policies and procedures for dealing with all sorts of situations, whether someone is disrespecting you, harassing you, or otherwise being a problem.

Hello NebraskaAug 28, 16 4pm

Hello, Nebraska. For years, five or more of our top staff have been natives of Omaha, Nebraska, traveling across the country to all of our conventions. And yet, we still hadn’t organized a convention in their hometown.

Con Wars: Bad ApplesJul 21, 16 3am

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.
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