Stan Lee decided last year that he wanted to put together a convention celebrating the things he loves most – Comics, art, and assorted things fantasy related. You hear about that, and you go, “Sure, I could see that. Stan Lee is awesome, and who wouldn’t want to go see what sorts of things he’d be able to put together over a three day weekend.”
Then, you remember that Stan Lee knows basically any and everyone that you might want to see in these genres, and because of that, his reach is nearly limitless, and you go, “Oh, wow. No really, this could really turn into something huge…”
And then, you find out that the guys from Animeism.org will be there… I know, we can hardly stand it, either.
It’s going to be one for the books, folks.
Guests include “Weird Al” Yankovic, LaVar Burton, Alyssa Milano, Edward James Olmos… pants. Filling with poop. And then, there’s Elvira, Mistress of the Darkness – Probably one of the coolest features, if you ask me. I know, you didn’t. I’m telling you anyways.
That’s just from last year’s outing. This year, well, you can figure out how things will work.
Tickets are only $25 for a one day pass.
Oh, to be in the fair city of Detroit this weekend, to experience the silliness that is Youmacon 2013.
The weather is cold. The cosplay is adventurous. The dancing is stupendous. And the lineup of panelist this year is worth every penny.
-Sarah Natochenny – the voice of Ash Ketchum (She at one point, did have them all.)
-Michele Knotz – Voice of nearly every other character in Pokemon.
-Caitlin Glass & more.
I’m going to level with you folks. I am modestly (read: incredibly) biased toward this con, as it is in my hometown. Ain’t no party like a Detroit party, because a Detroit party will probably give you pneumonia if you don’t properly layer.
As it is, though, I highly recommend it, if you’re someone who likes to shake your booty in the Renaissance Center. If it’s not too late, I recommend getting a room in the either the Renaissance Marriott or the Courtyard Detroit Downtown. Admittedly, super late, but the views of the city are worth every last minute dollar you spend. Plus, they serve as home base for the Con. Do it.
Check out some pics from last year’s con, and tell me you aren’t looking forward to seeing what pops up from this years’s attendees.
Youmacon – Where dreams do get awkwardly realized to heavy, heavy dubstep and house beats. Enjoy!
Been thinking about grabbing a Vita, but you’re not into the portable gaming idea? Well good news. Sony’s heeded your calls, and you shall be rewarded. The Playstation Vita TV console is set to release in Japan November 14, and should deliver a pretty solid experience.
The system has a Vita card slot and a slot for memory cards, so you can still play downloaded games from the OG Playstation, PSP games, and of course, the Vita library. The PS Vita TV console will also be able to remote play PS4 games, and supports two DualShock 3 controllers.
Other things to look out for include: mulitplayer, standby mode, a web browser, email, voice and chat (read: new way to talk trash on PSN), and apps like Hulu and the like.
Price points will be about $100 for the the stand alone, or about $143 for a bundle that hits you with a DualShock3 controller and an 8GB memory card.
Enjoy kids! Or, you know, wait until it hits the North American market. Whichever.
We’re pro-choice over here.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will feature a downloadable Gold Saint Aries Shion bonus character, for the Japanese release coming up this October. You can check this bloke out below.
Brave Soldiers will feature more than 50 usable characters that you can customize to your heart’s content, and online play. The plot will follow the Sanctuary, Poseidon, and Hades arcs and is set to drop October 17 in Japan. Gamers can find it on the PSN Playstation 3 network on November 26 for the North American market.
The October release will offer a Pegasus box, which will include the game, a Pegasus Seiya figure sporting the classic Pegasus cloth costume, and a code unlocking the corresponding costume in the game. The box is priced at ¥13,480 ($135).
This release should be a good one. Tell all of your friends. Or, you could just be a little greedy guy and keep all the fun for yourself. We don’t judge here at Animeism. It’s just that kind of party.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is now available in North America and Latin America. Check out the trailer below:
The Americas tend to get things a little bit late in comparison to the Asian and European releases, but this one should be worth the idle thumb twiddling. You can download it on the playstation network for $49.99, or kop the hardcopy if that’s your bag.
That’s right kiddies, go HAM on the high seas. Pirate king is no small feat, after all.
Killer Instinct is coming at you with a new group of characters to unlock – the lastest being Sadira. Sadira, according to sources, is the first female character to be released on this platform, and the first original character to this platform.
Expect eight characters to be released in total. Each can be purchased for $5, aside from Jago who will be free of charge, or you can swing the whole lot for $20. Six will be included upon the game’s release. The next tier (Ultra Edition) comes in at $40, and will give you all eight characters, an accessory pack or two, costumes, and an arcade version of the original Killer Instinct.
Almost makes me want to dig out my 64 bits of fun, and whip some tail.
Anime Fest 2013 hits Dallas this weekend, August 30-September 2!
If you’ve been wondering how the anime community in Dallas gets down, then I suggest beelining straight for the Sheraton Dallas Hotel as early on Friday as humanly possible. Or whenever’s most responsible. Make the logical choice. I can’t set you up for the fall.
Admission is $50 for the weekend, $30 for Friday only, $35 for Saturday or Sunday only, and $25 for Monday only.
Check out some shots from Anime Fest -2012:
Seems like a good way to spend a holiday weekend. Cheers and beers! or Juice boxes…
You can find out more about this years Anime Fest at animefest.org!
Dragonar Academy is set to release an anime based on the light novel and manga already available.
Shiki Mizuchi and Kohada Shimesaba have crafted a story about a young man attending a dragon taming academy – his dragon, as it turns out, hatches into a beautiful young woman.
If you’re interested in reading the manga in the meantime, check out it out at Manga Here.