Hey, guys. You've likely noticed that the blog's been alternating between Tenhou recaps and posts about how great Kamen Rider Fourze was this week. The truth is, I've been very busy elsewhere this week.
First, I have a new column at animeanime, a Japanese industry news site, called "Letters from the New York Otaku." This is a daily column that attempts to explain the American anime fan subculture to the mystified Japanese observer, or merely present perplexing things and leave the reader to scratch their head. I want to restate myself there: daily. That is going to be hard. No way around it. I've put myself on a killer schedule, but this is an amazing opportunity and I'm going to take it. Right now there's a deep backlog for the column. Expect stories explaining such topics as the failure of Gundam in the States, American anime fans' attachment to Pocky, and of course the bronies. I'm extremely excited about this column, and I hope you are too.
Will anime coverage at this blog decrease? Will I be writing less for Colony Drop? I'm just going to guess yes to both. I'm working on projects for both sites... but that stuff's definitely on the back burner right now. And when this week's stuff clears up I will be getting back to the Kawaiikochans' exciting adventures in gaming kingdom!
Second, I-Con 31 is this weekend at Stony Brook and I apologize for not mentioning it sooner. It snuck up on me just as fast as anybody else: this week has been writing the column, doing Astro Toy, and assembling my four panels all at once. I will be running:
-Most Dangerous Anime (and 18+)
-Riichi! (the Otakon mahjong panel)
-Old Man Vs. Old Videogames: Game Center CX (this is new)
And I'm putting the finishing touches on all of those panels as we speak, at the same time. I barely have time to be writing this blog post!
So yeah, I'm busy but I'm busy on the internet, so you're going to be hearing from me plenty no matter what. See the "my gigs" column in the upper left. I recommend you follow the Twitter (@sasuraiger), where I am rarely absent.