D&A’s Checkpoint Check-In! (June 2022)

Wow, we’re down to the last day of June 2022; which means that the first six months of the year have come and gone. A lot has happened within these last six months; some of it was great, while the minority of it is something we wish we could forget. Things in the atmosphere have been a little tense lately, as it’ll take more than a basket of puppies and kittens or however many cat videos you can post to get us through it all. If it’s any consolation, we at D&A Anime Blog / D&A Studios Entertainment feel the same way about the world’s problems as you do, and we’ve got hugs if you need em’! 🙂

So while we’re here, we’ve got a couple announcements to share for Act 2 of 2022:

New Format for Nerdz of the Decade Podcast

So if you haven’t seen the most recent podcast episode, we’re experimenting with a new format which includes text and visual aids (like pictures and MAYBE video clips). We thought it would be a good idea to step our quality game up just a little bit while still giving you the ‘Nerdz’ touch. The new format’s time frame is five minutes shorter at 25-30 minutes than our original time frame of 30-35 minutes. The reason for the change is the fact that we wanna boost audience retention; thus cutting out or limiting a lot of filler material in order to bring forward the actual material of the topic that we’re talking about. (We’re also hoping that text and visual aids will help us with that as well.) After our 30th podcast episode we’ll be using this format accordingly.

Anime Convention Appearances Are On an “As Booked” Basis

We know you’ve been asking if D&A will return to conventions, and the answer is yes. However, things have changed since we first launched in 2016, and those things come in the form of operational business expenses. Just like our favorite voice actors, we can’t show up at a convention without an invite or a booking. (We’re also looking into getting us a booking agent.) This puts us in a ‘selective’ situation in terms of what conventions we want to make appearances at, but it also limits the amount of conventions we go to in the process. We want to see you as bad as you wanna see us, and we’re gonna do everything we can to make that happen!

D&A Merch…?

Okay, so this one is gonna depend on how much money we can raise through donations, affiliates, and sponsors, so we can give back to our fans what they’ve given to us. Its a long shot but if we can raise $2000 (or even $3000), it will put us in a better position where we can set up a D&A Merch Store with everything from T-Shirts to backpacks. (Maybe even iPhone covers.) We hope to one day do this, but only time (and money) will tell.

One more thing. Make sure to give someone a hug or contact your friends and family and tell them you love them. Its a mad MAD world out there, and sometimes all it takes is a kind gesture to keep them going. That’s all for this “Checkpoint Check-In”, and until the next one (on December 31st), stay nerdy! 😉

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