Anime NYC Responds to NYCC x Anime Expo Collab | Anime Fest@ NYCC 2018

If you haven’t already heard, New York Comic Con recently did something extremely messy. After a pre-sale event months ago and the literal night before the general sale of tickets, the con decided it was the best time to announce a new anime festival in collaboration with AX Con in LA. I wrote a short article that detailed why this was a problem and why it is most likely the last straw for many fans – myself included. To add insult to injury, in their newsletter today NYCC announced high profile Black Panther guest Danai Gurira. The actress will be doing photo ops and autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Underneath the announcement in a bold highlighted white is a plea to purchase the remaining Sunday badges still available.

Naturally, I rolled my eyes at this.

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Everything You Need To Know About AFNYCC 2018 | Anime Expo x NYCC Collab

Increasing each year it has felt more like a chore than tradition to attend NYCC. It’s something I attend with a family member and I occasionally cosplay at the tiny events that anticipated the con’s arrival.

As I have gone on a small tangent – which I completely scrapped from this blog post – I was stationed eagerly in the virtual queue for an hour and a half this morning. I used my presale link intended to purchase tickets.

I already have one Friday NYCC ticket and thought to buy a Saturday NYCC ticket during the general sale. Then late last night, “Anime Fest” was announced. I read the email, sighed, and went to bed.

This morning I decided to give it a go – scraping my idea for a Saturday ticket and deciding to try out the Anime Festival; hence my current situation as I typed a three-page rant.

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How Our Environment Influences Us | Self Reflection Journal Entry

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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Finding Seasonal Sakura Mochi | 花見餅 | 和菓子

Finding seasonal sakura, or cherry blossom mochi doesn’t have to be difficult!

Does Sakura Mochi taste as good as it looks?

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Celebrating Taiwanese Culture in NYC | 台灣巡禮文化藝術節

My fellow New Yorkers and visitors to the city, if you are up for a summer shindig be sure to check out the Passport to Taiwan Festival!

Admittedly, I had no clue that this was a thing until I finally decided to flip through this month’s issue of Chopsticks NY that I picked up last week. It usually features upcoming events towards the back of the magazine pertaining to general Asian culture.

The festival seems to be run in support by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYS Council of the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Looking at past experience, these entities seem to organize authentic, enriching experiences for attendees.

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What Do Cherry Blossoms Taste Like? | Sakura Goromo | 和菓子

Have you ever wondered what Cherry Blossom flavored items taste like? Anime always makes them look really great.

Today we’ll take a look at Sakura inspired creations and how they stack up against other Japanese snacks.

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Have You Picked Up Your Copy Yet? |Free Comic Book Day Haul 2018

Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day! Have you had a chance to pick up your favorite title?

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