anime convention Archive

  •   Tekkocon is Pittsburgh’s annual Japanese Pop Culture convention, filled with events at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center—it is not to be missed. This is the 12th incarnation of the convention and as far as I could tell, the best yet; there were plenty of attendees, staff members, and activities for the enthusiasts. Asking around it became clear that with each year, Tekkocon becomes bigger and faster; to that end, they enjoyed a 20% influx of pre-registration for 2014. Overwhelmingly though, virtually everyone I talked to (guest or staff) noted one thing as the most outstanding attribute about TekkoCon—the sense of community (which, one astute interviewee coined aptly as a “clubhouse mentality”). Congoers (of which there were more than […]

    Tekkocon 2014 – A Fan-Community Convention

      Tekkocon is Pittsburgh’s annual Japanese Pop Culture convention, filled with events at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center—it is not to be missed. This is the 12th incarnation of the convention and as far as I could tell, the best yet; there were plenty of attendees, staff members, and activities for the enthusiasts. Asking around it became clear that with each year, Tekkocon becomes bigger and faster; to that end, they enjoyed a 20% influx of pre-registration for 2014. Overwhelmingly though, virtually everyone I talked to (guest or staff) noted one thing as the most outstanding attribute about TekkoCon—the sense of community (which, one astute interviewee coined aptly as a “clubhouse mentality”). Congoers (of which there were more than […]

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  •   This weekend I’m a press guest of Pittsburghs #1 anime convention—Tekkocon! The events began tonight and continue through Sunday, running the gamut from LARPs to movie showings to card games and everything in between. Every staff member I’ve met thus far has been wonderfully helpful and they’ve really put together a top-notch crew for this year’s convention, held down at the waterfront in the spacious David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Later this week we’ll have more about the convention—a solid rundown of the video game tournaments, interviews with celebrity guests, and some of the story behind the formation of the magnificent 2014 gathering—but in doing the rounds today I found something that people need to know about immediately: TekkoShodown. […]

    TekkoShodown – A Real-Time Massively Multiplayer CCG

      This weekend I’m a press guest of Pittsburghs #1 anime convention—Tekkocon! The events began tonight and continue through Sunday, running the gamut from LARPs to movie showings to card games and everything in between. Every staff member I’ve met thus far has been wonderfully helpful and they’ve really put together a top-notch crew for this year’s convention, held down at the waterfront in the spacious David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Later this week we’ll have more about the convention—a solid rundown of the video game tournaments, interviews with celebrity guests, and some of the story behind the formation of the magnificent 2014 gathering—but in doing the rounds today I found something that people need to know about immediately: TekkoShodown. […]

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