I didn’t blog at all in July: a failure on my part. However, I’m looking to change that. Hopefully I’ll get a few articles up during the month of August.
But in the meantime, here’s an update of projects I’ve been working on:
- Recently attended Otakon in Baltimore, MD. I gave two talks — What’s the Point of Anime Opening & Ending Themes? and Experiments in the Anime Industry: noitaminA — and moderated another Anime in Academia panel. All three went amazingly well and they were well-received. You can even check out a write-up of my noitaminA panel over at Anime News Network (here).
- I wrote an article for the second issue of the Animerca fanzine! My essay focuses on how Toonami was influential in shaping a very new and different generation of anime fans within the United States. You can read more about the magazine here. And double bonus: it will be sold at Summer Comiket 78!
- This is unofficial, but will be announced soon: I’m working on an English translation and international distribution of the Animerca fanzine! More details to come soon.
- And I haven’t put any work into mediaflo.ws, but I am hoping to begin work on that in September or October.
So, that’s about it. I’m really looking forward to New York Anime Festival in October! And in the meantime, please be on the lookout for some more analytical articles in addition to actual anime reviews and some audio podcasts as well!