Crunchyroll Expo 2018

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As we wind down both summer and the convention-goer’s season, I had the opportunity to check out a relatively new con to the year’s schedule: Crunchyroll Expo. Crunchyroll, known to anime fans as the largest anime streaming service in the world, held their second-ever Expo this past Labor Day weekend at the convention center in … Continue reading "Crunchyroll Expo 2018"
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Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More

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Once again, E3 has come and gone, leaving a plethora of game announcements and trailers in its wake. This second year of the show opening up to paying fans featured increased programming, more virtual queues for demos, and a continued diaspora of companies headed offsite with individual installations. [Obviously, there were a million more announcements … Continue reading "Recap: 2018 E3 Expo Offers Peek at Upcoming Disney, Star Wars Games and More"
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“Beauty and the Beast” in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

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After the sell-out success of “Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl” back in 2016, Disney has returned to the venue with “Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.” In conjunction with a showing of the 1991 animated classic, the night also featured a costume contest.. A performance of … Continue reading "“Beauty and the Beast” in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl"
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KINGDOM HEARTS III: A First Look

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Scheduled for release sometime later this year on the Playstation 4 and XBox One, the long-awaited KINGDOM HEARTS III (KH3) is finally beginning to lift the veil a little and give us a glimpse at what lies ahead for Sora and his Disney friends. Recently, we were invited to a premiere event that featured a … Continue reading "KINGDOM HEARTS III: A First Look"
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Review: “Travels with Walt Disney”

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For those of us with minor or not-so-minor obsessions concerning all things Disney, one of the few things as fascinating as history of the Walt Disney Company or its parks is background on the man himself. Consequently, I was very pleased to get a review copy from Disney Consumer Products of Jeff Kurtti’s new book … Continue reading "Review: “Travels with Walt Disney”"
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A Look Back at WonderCon 2018

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After a year off at the Los Angeles Convention Center, WonderCon returned to the Anaheim Convention Center. The extensive and lengthy construction projects the Anaheim Convention Center has been undergoing for awhile appear to be finally completed, with the main difference being a new North Hall accessible on both ground and second story levels. The … Continue reading "A Look Back at WonderCon 2018"
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Shanghai Disneyland Trip Report: Getting There Wasn’t Half the Fun

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So this month I finally unlocked the achievement of visiting all Disney Parks worldwide for the second time by visiting Shanghai Disneyland. In this report, for the edification of those who might be considering a trip out there, I thought I’d go over the process I went through to arrive at Shanghai Disneyland. Spoiler: It … Continue reading "Shanghai Disneyland Trip Report: Getting There Wasn’t Half the Fun"
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Anime Expo 2017

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So a convention that was new to me for this year was Anime Expo–a celebration of Japanese pop culture and the largest North American anime convention. Organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, it has a variety of events, performances, and panels dealing with anime, manga, video games, and virtually every … Continue reading "Anime Expo 2017"
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Recap: E3 2017

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So once again it’s time for a look at this year’s E3–the preeminent trade show for electronic entertainment. Here is where most of the major game companies make their big announcements and trailer releases for the year. So the big change-up this year was the addition of non-industry/media folk to the mix. For the first … Continue reading "Recap: E3 2017"
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REVIEW: The Disney Afternoon Collection

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by Guest Blogger Sally Jacka Like most children of the late ’80s/early ’90s, the Disney Afternoon was a huge part of my childhood. I’d race home from school every day to watch my favorite cartoons in a convenient block of television featuring songs that I can still sing to this day. I was pretty obsessed! … Continue reading "REVIEW: The Disney Afternoon Collection"
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