Anime USA in Crystal City, VA

And here is why I’m liking the blog interface already — I’m enjoying a weekend of geeking out with Otaku at Anime USA, held this weekend (October 10-12) at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia.

So what is Anime USA?

(from the website) In 1999 AnimeUSA began as a northern Virginia convention, started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. Just as in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.

Where will I be?

Because of the craziness that has been 2008 and Double Trouble, I was not great in the communications department with AUSA so I have a very light schedule this weekend:

  • Friday, 7:30-8:30 — Podcasting 101
  • Friday, 8:30-end — Kabuki Ball (as DJ Pirate Boy)
  • All Weekend — Artists’ Alley, selling books

I’m thrilled to be a returning guest to Anime USA. While I’m not as busy as I’d like to be at a con, I do plan on making myself readily available for whatever they need. I also hope to be kept in mind for their 2009 weekend as well. I hope to see you there this weekend. Stop by, say hi, and feel free to buy books!


  1. You aren’t cosplaying, are you? I just figured that with the recent affection for bunny ears…


  2. You know, I may just have to make a special trip back to South of the Border for those bunny ears.

    Sadly, no the bunny earns will NOT make an appearance, but tonight Rafe Rafton will be spinning tunes.Hope to see you there!


  3. Sure am glad you came to AUSA, I got to view that awesome podcast panel of yours and Viga’s! (I was the Haruhi cosplayer 14-year-old, by the way.) Thanks again for signing the back of my sign!!


  4. Why thank you, Marina! I hope this means you will be listening to Morevi: Remastered soon. Always love earning new listeners from one of my talks!


  5. Tee,
    It was a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for letting us interrupt your DJing for the cake. I’m sorry you weren’t able to join us Sunday night, I shared some 18 year-old Glenfiddich with Carrie, and enjoyed some 15 year old with folks, and a certain chainmail top…

    I hope the weekend was a good one for you, and I expect you’ll be hearing more from AnimeUSA…

    Nathan AKA XaleD on Twitter
    Tech Director


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