Hey guys! Sorry we haven’t been able to post a whole lot, as we’ve been busy preparing our panels for our next convention; our home base con, Animore! We do however have some awesome news to share with you. We now have our own official Animore Promo Code, so when you purchase your ticket online and use our code “DnA“, you’ll get a $1 off discount! There’s still a whole lot of tickets left so if you’re looking for a con to kick off the 2020 year, check out Baltimore, Maryland’s Animore! Tell em’ D&A sent you! 😉
The register link is right below!
Awhile back we made a post about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie and how TERRIBLE they made Sonic look, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about the fanbase of this franchise, it’s NOT dead! In fact (and we’ll admit that we’re on the side of the fanbase on this), we hope Hollywood and Paramount learned their lesson on this, and now that they’ve actually listened (yeah, we couldn’t believe it either), we should do our part and go see the movie – if you’re a Sonic fan, that is! Although it’s kinda weird that the movie is coming out on Valentine’s Day, we can tell by the NEW and GREATLY IMPROVED trailer, that it’ll be a fun and wild ride.
With just six weeks left of the 2019 year, we’re setting up our New Year’s Resolutions to be better than the year before. With all of the twists and turns we’ve had throughout the year, as well as what’s been going down in the anime community, it’s been rather hectic maintaining consistency both here, and on our social media pages. However with a new year comes a brand new beginning, and that beginning will start the first phase of our brand new journey. January 11, 2020 will mark the four year anniversary of when we first launched our brand, and for D&A’s 4th birthday, we’ll be working on some new and exciting projects!
One of our new projects will be original music produced by D&A founding member Donte’ J. Lewis, under the moniker Avidd Mindset. Next year we’ll be working on creating a special playlist where fans can hear some of his upcoming Chiptune, Hip-Hop and Electronic music beats. If things go well, you may also get the chance to hear his music on Soundcloud, CD Baby, Spotify, and other music streaming services.
Next up will be some long-awaited fanfiction! Earlier this year we said that we would hold off on bringing any fanfiction to the site, but after thinking about it, we’ve decided to bring it in slowly but surely. Our first fanfiction will be from the anime series Danganronpa entitled Junko. We’ll be posting this fanfic on Fanfiction.net between March and April 2020.
And finally, we’ll be going to Anime NYC 2020 for the very first time. If you live in the area or if you’re following us on social media from New York, you’ll be able to see us live and in person! Also we’ll be working on launching our own Discord channel, where fans can meet up and even chat with us about anime, what we can do differently, and what new features you want to see from us. We’ll keep you updated on what new plans we have going on our fourth year as an active anime blog, so until next post, stay nerdy! 😉
Hey guys, sorry we’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, but things have just been astronomically crazy with the last 16 days! After coming back from Anime USA, we found ourselves on another weekend trip to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California! We got the chance to drive through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Hollywood Blvd. (Plus even took a few pics form our favorite actors on and off screen at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.) We’ll be working on adding the newest pics to our Anime USA Cosplay Mosiac as soon as possible, but in the meantime here’s our recap of this year’s event.
At this year’s AUSA, we noticed one slight difference compared to last year; the attendance numbers. In 2018 there was a total of 5,000+ cosplayers, anime fans, and gamers alike; plus we had the chance of meeting superstar VA’s like Kira Buckland, Monica Rial, Lisa Ortiz, Crispin Freeman, and more! This time around we got the chance to see Bryce Papenbrook, Faye Mata, Cherami Leigh, and many others. Our second consecutive trip to AUSA was awesome! We met many of our fans and followers, made new friends and fans, and celebrated the 30th birthday of D&A founding member, D.J. Lewis. The slightly low turnout was caused by the date of the con happening on the same date as larger cons like Anime Weekend Atlanta and several others. In spite of that a lot of con-goers came and we all turn’d up!
One thing that we did a little differently this time around, was check out the Host Club Cafe. It was around 10pm Saturday night and the rave party didn’t start for at least another hour, so we headed up to the Host Club where we had a couple drinks and listened to some tracks (most of which were hip-hop and some electronica). Next year AUSA 2020 will take place in September at the Marriott in Wardman Park, so if you weren’t able to come out this year, we’re making our third return to this con next Fall.
On our next post we’ll be updating you guys on what our near future plans will be for our #YearFour journey, which may include a brand new con appearance in another state! (New York or Los Angeles, perhaps?) Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉