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Top Ten Anime Series of 2013

by on Jan.01, 2014, under Reviews

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The end of 2013 has come and like everywhere else, I think it is time to look back on the year to see what the top something of something is and today felt like a top ten anime series kind of day! I couldn’t just base this on my own opinion since…well…I’ve been a little behind in watching so there are a LOT of new series I need to set my eyes on. So I took my own opinions and then went around and collected data from many different polls and discussions around the web to bring you a valid top ten list based on not just my own opinion but the opinions of the many!

10 – Arpeggio of Blue Steel
(Aoki Hagane no Arupejio)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Kind of like an animated take of Battlestar (continue reading…)

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The Ultimate Teabag – Miguel @ 2013 Billboard Music Awards Lands on Two Fans – Dip Dip Potato Chip

by on Jun.05, 2013, under General

Miguel jumped off the stage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a failed landing resulting in him landing on two unexpected fans. One (on the right) took a foot to the face, and the other (on the left) received the ultimate teabag.

So the Las Vegas Mobsquad performed the dip dip….potato chip! (Reference from Battlefield Friends)

 

Available up to 1080p!

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Fanime 2013 Convention – Pictures

by on May.29, 2013, under Animevortex

A new gallery section has been opened with some of the images taken by AV members at the Fanime 2013 Conventions! Here is the link!

 

http://www.animevortex.net/gallery/album.php?folder=Fanime%202013

 

Enjoy!

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Comic-Con 2013 – Impossible to Get Tickets

by on Feb.16, 2013, under General

comic-con-logoAnd here it is folks, another year in a row where it has been impossible to get tickets to Comic-Con. A few years ago I personally broke a 20 year record and stopped attending because tickets were impossible to buy. Either the site would always crash into oblivion or the tickets would sell out within as many minutes as I can count fingers on one hand.

Personally it feels like this happened over night. Buying tickets to the con used to be a an easy, painless process. There was no rush, there was no panic. You simply logged in within a 3-4 month window and said, I’m ready to buy my tickets. Then one year…that ended. Since that year it’s as though within that one year….the attempting number of people trying to register has multiplied by a factor that feels impossible causing an *immediate* end to that stress-free feeling.

I haven’t gone since because of this. I think a lot of people are attending for a lot of wrong reasons and a lot of the occupancy is being taken up by press more than true fans and industry affiliates. The magic has been lost and to this day still hasn’t been found. Honestly I don’t really think they are trying. They sold out a long time ago, giving into the world of mass marketing and media chaos.

Kind of sad really. It all started for me as a REAL young child going with family. We used to have so much fun.

They need to admit defeat and  move it to a city that can handle it’s excessive size and try a little harder at a registration system. If conventions like CES can go without a problem…there is no reason for any of this.

Comic-Con will be missed in my heart as I have so many years of memories of attending. My family and I are friends with a lot of the annual artists (both inside and outside of the con) and have met many other great individuals throughout the years.

20 year record of attending sounds like it has been replaced by a lengthy record of being locked out and unable to. I guess it’s just that time to hang the badge holder in the closet, throw the switch and let the memories be memories and the con be a thing of the past 🙁

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