Questions tagged [conventions]

Questions related to anime/manga conventions.

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Contact info of Shamoe US, a vendor on Anime Expo

I went to buy anime merchandise at Anime Expo this past summer and I bought it from the these vendors. I went to the Asian American Expo and met them again. I forgot to ask them for their website but ...
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What is COMITIA? Is it different than Comiket?

In Pixiv, sometimes I saw that as title. Here is the example: [ COMITIA119 ] 星の花束. Seems like it's a doujin. This is the first image (cover) - if anyone interested. I found from Google that Comitia ...
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Social etiquette in anime/manga/pop culture Japan conventions

When attending anime/manga/pop culture conventions, is there any guidance or any good manners I need to observe? Is there something specific I need to observe, or is it just like the other "normal" ...
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Why do cosplay competitions require prerecorded dialogue?

From local performances to bigger contests like EuroCosplay, many cosplay performances require you to prerecord your music and dialogue. Usually it is part of the rules for participation. What is the ...
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Where did Yaoi Paddles come from?

Sometimes on convention pages I see bans on Yaoi Paddles; canoe-like paddles with Yaoi or similar phrases (For example Seme, Uke or Yuri) written on them. I understand that someone who has a Yaoi ...
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Where can I get listings of convention locations and dates?

My interest in anime and manga is largely a solitary pursuit that consists of me watching copious amounts of animated TV shows and answering questions on this site -- I don't really collect ...
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How can I tell if an anime figure is a fake?

I've been warned lots of times to make sure figures aren't fake before buying them. Mostly conventions have strict policies about this with the allowed vendors - but occasionally I see people ...
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How much English is spoken at Japan Expo (Paris)

I'm thinking of going to Japan Expo this year - as it is the largest convention in Europe, but because it is located in France, I'm unsure if I would enjoy it as much as my French - while passable - ...
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What's the average age of an American convention attendee?

Where I live (Ireland), the convention scene is predominantly teenagers around 16/17. As I get older, I feel more out of place. I'm only 22, so I'm not old at all, but everyone else is so much more ...
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What events usually happen at Comiket?

I only know Comiket from anime and manga: they usually sell their own doujinshi and do some cosplay. Is this the only thing that actually happens at Comiket or are there a lot more things that happen? ...
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Anime/Manga Cons [closed]

So me and my friends have been wanting to cosplay up and go to an Anime Con. Does anyone know some of the really really fun and popular ones? I know that ComicCon is for comics, and basically ...
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Why are anime music videos admitted in anime conventions? [closed]

Anime music videos have public screenings in several conventions, especially in the USA. How do they solve the problem of copyright? Some contests forbid the use of dubbed (localized) anime in ...