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Matsuricon 2019 Post-Show Field Report

When the carefree summer season starts to trail away, soon to be replaced with autumn leaves and pesky adult responsibilities, Ohio congoers gather in Columbus to celebrate all things anime before the first chilly breeze drifts in. Matsuricon is going strong in its 13th year, bringing in 18 special guests and over 6500 attendees for this event. We immersed ourselves in the con for all three days, so we’ve got details on everything you need to know about Matsuricon 2019. Let’s get started!

Bubble Pop Burlesque—Nerdy Burlesque Shows Coming to a Con Near You!

If you ever want to add a little bit of spice and risqué humor to your anime convention experience, the Midwest-based burlesque troupe Bubble Pop Burlesque has just the show for you. They specialize in cosplay-themed performances that include everything from stripteases to pole dancing to wacky skits and much more—although when we saw their Saturday show at Colossalcon this year, they tested out a new format based on the Western zodiac signs. It was equal parts fascinating and uproariously funny, and their unique “consent indicators” (glow sticks that could be purchased for $1 before the show started) ensured that nobody was touched who didn’t want to be touched.

[Honey’s Anime Interview] Tia Ballard – Voice of Happy, Zero Two, Kagura Sohma, and More!

Tia Ballard has been in the voice acting business since 2010 and has voiced some of your favorite heroes in anime. She’s best known for bubbly and cute characters like Happy from Fairy Tail and Shao Mei from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but she has recently branched out with roles like the mature Zero Two from Darling in the Franxx. We sat down for a chat with her at Colossalcon in Sandusky, Ohio, and she opened up about all kinds of things: her motherly instinct towards the characters she plays, the unusual route she took to become a voice actor, and even her love of gardening. Let’s hear what she has to say!

Colossalcon 2019 Post-Show Field Report

Midwestern con-goers know that summertime has truly begun when Colossalcon splashes onto the scene. This Ohio convention takes place at the Kalahari Resort, giving its attendees access to water parks, arcades, a spa, and frozen drinks overflowing from 45oz novelty cups. Cosplayers bring out their best swimsuits and sundresses to take full advantage of the tropical atmosphere, starting the season off right with an explosion of anime antics on the shores of Lake Erie.

Coming back for our second year, we at Honey’s Anime are here to give you the lowdown on everything that this unique convention has to offer. Let’s explore Colossalcon!

Anime Boston 2019 Post-Show Field Report

Anime Boston is a yearly event held in the luxurious Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It’s been a staple of the East Coast convention scene for over 15 years now and always has new things to offer its throngs of attendees. This is our third year at the con, so we’ve got all the info you need to know if you want to visit Anime Boston. Let’s get started!

Ohayocon 2019 Post-Show Field Report

For 18 years, Columbus-based anime convention Ohayocon has started the year off right with its bright and exciting event smack dab in the shivering doldrums of mid-January. Over 12,000 Midwestern anime fans congregate in the state’s capital to share their love of all things Japanese with friends old and new, taking over downtown in a flurry of cosplay and unabashed nerdiness.

We made the trek to Columbus to check out what Ohayocon had in store for us this year, and we definitely came away impressed. Let’s take a look together!