Gamers = Anime Congoers?

Wow. This video report from SlateV about Gen Con, a LARP and gamer convention…reminded me so much of, well, the people at anime cons. The kind of people, the way they talk…In fact this report is kinda similar to my own video reports at AX ’07. Well, more professional and much better shot, but, other than that, entirely similar! Really!

Maybe we American geeks are all alike after all. 🙂 Anyone out there also go to Gen Con or other gaming cons? How does the experience compare?

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

1 thought on “Gamers = Anime Congoers?

  1. I went to Blizzcon, but the crowd there seemed a cut above the anime themed cons I’ve been to. But then again, the price of admission was pretty high, so that probably cleared out some of the riff-raff.

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