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  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Cosplay Help: Planning & Organization

    Get tips to plan your cosplay and be more organized with all your cosplay projects.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • 9:00 am PST

    AnimeCons TV Extras posted a new video

    AnimeCons TV Extras - SacAnime Winter 2017 Masquerade

    This is our recording of the SacAnime Winter 2017 cosplay masquerade and awards presentation in Sacramento, California.

    Our complete coverage of SacAnime Winter 2017 can be seen on AnimeCons TV.

  • Monday, January 09, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - SacAnime Winter 2017 Report

    Sacramento's SacAnime kicks off our convention reports for 2017 with their winter edition.

    Also, we've got a full recording of the SacAnime Winter 2017 Masquerade that we hope you enjoy.

  • Monday, January 02, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Largest Anime Conventions of 2016

    Has anime convention attendance plateaued? Find out which of the largest cons have had slower growth and which have declined in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and Canada for the past year.

    Read our Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016 article on

  • 9:00 am PST posted a new article

    Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016

    Every January, looks back at the last year of anime conventions to figure out which were the largest in North America. This isn't meant to be a list of the "best" anime cons, but merely the largest. By looking for any attendance trends among the largest cons, it may indicate any overall trends affecting the entire anime convention industry or perhaps fan conventions as a whole.

    Before we present the list, we first need to explain the different ways that a convention can count its attendance:

    1. The most common method, but one that is very misleading, is used by most non-anime conventions and trade shows. A "turnstile" attendance count method counts people multiple times for every day of the convention that they attend. For example, if there are 1,000 people at a three day convention each day, they would report their attendance as 3, if each of those 1,000 people passed through a turnstile once per day. Although some anime conventions report turnstile numbers, they are often offered in addition to one of the following two counting methods. Although this site considers turnstile counts to be misleading and disingenuous, we've recently started listing them in order to be able to help people distinguish the difference and be able to compare attendance numbers more fairly.
    2. Another method is to count each person who was issued a badge. This is often referred to as "total attendance" or a "warm body count". This will include attendees, staff, press, vendors, guests, and anyone else who was wearing a convention badge. If they attended multiple days, they just get counted once. It does not include people without a badge such as hotel employees or convention center employees.
    3. The final method commonly used to report attendance is a paid attendance count. This simply counts the number of people who paid for a badge. Unlike the warm body count, it doesn't include staff, guests, press, or others with a...

  • Monday, December 26, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST posted a new article

    Imposter posing on Instagram as artist Robert DeJesus

    Imposter posing on Instagram as artist Robert DeJesus

    Frequent convention guest Robert DeJesus has alerted his Facebook and Instagram followers that someone has created an imposter Instagram account with the name robertdejesus_art. The imposter has reportedly been soliciting commissions from followers. Robert confronted them via Instagram comment, but the comment was deleted and he was blocked. One Instagram user reports being told the imposter was asking $20 for a color sketch. After being asked why they had "two accounts", the imposter claimed it was to reach more people.

    The imposter account currently has 32 pieces of Robert DeJesus's art posted from mere minutes before this post to 4 days ago. Each of them has been copied from Robert's official Instagram account. Each image posted by the imposter has the description "Dm if you want to animate your self" followed by a large number of hashtags.

    After being called out via comments and direct messages, the imposter has disabled comments but continues to post art.

    The imposter account is clearly in violation of Instagram's Terms of Use which states "Instagram prohibits the creation of and you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself." Unfortunately, Instagram does not offer any method to report third-party impersonations. Instagram says, "We only respond to reports sent to us from the person who's being impersonated or a representative of the person who's being impersonated (ex: a parent). If someone you know is being impersonated, please encourage that person to report it."

    Do not follow the imposter account because an increased follower number...

  • Monday, December 19, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - 2016 Year in Review

    The entire AnimeCons TV team looks back on the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2016 convention year.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    The Chibi Project posted a new episode

    The Chibi Project Finale (Part 2)

    Our Anime Boston 2016 panel, which was our last Chibi Project panel ever, featured an extensive Q&A which is featured (and expanded upon with clips) in the long-awaited second half to this final episode.

  • Monday, December 12, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Best of 2016

    We've compiled our con reports, interviews, and other special moments into one episode that tells the tale of our con experiences for 2016.

  • Monday, December 05, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - 2016 & 2017 Predictions

    It's time to review our 2016 convention predictions and make new ones for 2017.