Tag Archives: Conventions

Fan Struggles to Find a Character Obscure Enough to Cosplay

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Self-proclaimed semi-professional cosplayer Jessica Dratcher, 19, has been dedicated to her craft for years. She has dressed up as Gunbuster’s Noriko, Ruka from Steins;Gate, and most impressively: a steampunk, genderbent,…

Anime Maru Goes to Anime Central 2016: Day 1

We here at Anime Maru don’t get out of the house very often — how else would we bring you the finest in anime news every single day? — we’re…

Things to Do While Waiting in Line for Anime Expo

  Anime Expo is just around the corner, and the first event of the convention is the eight-hour line to get a badge so you can get into the convention!…

Long Line at Otakon Revealed To Be Cosplay Of Long Line From Anime Expo

BALTIMORE, MD – A particularly long line at Otakon 2014 turned out to be an elaborate cosplay of a long line from this year’s Anime Expo, which took place last…

Anime Maru’s Guide to Your First Convention

With Otakon coming up quickly, many of our readers will be attending their first anime convention in the upcoming weeks. Here are some helpful tips on having a fun first…

Lonely Otaku Spends Entire Vacation Missing Anime Expo

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Rio de Janeiro is famous around the world as the “Cidade Maravilhosa“, but one anxious tourist just doesn’t understand its charms. Kevin Swift, an American tourist and…

Nothing is More American than Spending The Fourth of July at Anime Expo

Every Fourth of July, a little part of me misses engaging in traditional Fourth of July activities. Anime Expo is invariably scheduled over Independence Day weekend, so instead of grilling,…

Los Angeles Prepares for 23rd Annual Running of the Nerds

LOS ANGELES, CA — The sun hangs higher and hotter in the sky. An ill wind breezes by. The time for the Running of the Nerds is nigh. “Oh my…

Fans Still in Line for Panel from Anime Expo 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA — A group of anime fans is still waiting in line for a panel from Anime Expo 2013 nearly a year later. Mark Anderson and his friends,…

Anime Conventions Run Out of Names

ANN ARBOR, MI — David Morrison and his planning committee have run into a problem anime conventions around the world now face: a name. According to a report by the Society…