It’s literally had to believe that only six and a half months remain until 2018, and it’s even harder to believe that time can fly so quickly when you’re on the road. While we’ve been on this tour we’ve met some stunning people that work in the anime industry; such as voice actors Steve Blum, Sonny Strait, Alexis Tipton and more. (Don’t worry Jamie and Monica our paths will cross one day.) Although we’ve said this over a thousand times already on the blog and social media, we thank you (the fans) from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support that you’ve been giving to us over the past 17 months.
To all of our fans overseas we thank you from the bottom of our hearts too! It’s always awesome to find other fans that love anime, cosplay and manga as much as we do. We’ve built a lot of great friendships while we’ve been on this little anime convention tour of ours, and based on our first hand experience of doing this tour, we wouldn’t trade it in for anything else in the world. There are only two stops that remain on our 2017 D&A tour; SaikuCon in Allentown, PA happening August 18-20th, and Anime NYC in New York, NY happening November 17-19th.
As we mentioned before in one of our twitter posts, we’ll be hosting three possible fan panels at next year’s AniMore at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD. We also mentioned that we would be giving you some more details about them, so without any further delay, here we go! 🙂
The first panel will be our official panel known as The D&A Anime Panel! You can ask us questions like how we got started, what our favorite anime titles are, who’s our favorite voice actors and everything else in between.
The second one will be about how to create electronic music using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) called MAGIX Music Maker Live. It’ll feature Yours Truly under the Music Producer and DJ moniker; Groundzkontrol. I’ll cover the basics on how to use MAGIX to produce, mix and master your own tracks like a pro. (Time allowed that is, though we’re pretty sure we’ll have enough time.)
The third is actually going to be a live trivia game where we have four teams playing against each other in a game show-like fashion, as they try to see which team knows their anime like the back of their own hand! The winning team will receive a free official D&A Anime Blog T-shirt and three mystery gift cards that can range anywhere from $10-25.
If things go well we just might bring one of these three awesome panels to any (if not all) of the anime conventions that are on our list for our 2018 tour. (Which will be posted in November.)
This has been quite an amazing journey and experience for us while going around to these various cons. We’ve met some great friends, hardcore D&A fans, and other friendly otaku who love the industry and the lifestyle as much as we do. As long as you continue to be a part of us, D&A will always be a part of you! Long live otaku!! 😉