Denver is a great place to be a cosplayer. Nearly a dozen geeky conventions come through the Mile High City every year, from last weekend's Nan Desu Kan to the brony-themed Running of the Leaves, so fans have plenty of chances to dress up as their favorite characters. Even the Denver County Fair got ... More >>
While a lot of the focus during Riot Fest this weekend will be on the headliners playing the May Farms stage and the Byers General Store, the festival includes up and coming bands, local and otherwise, worthy of attention. These are generally not the bands riding in large tour buses or flying in for ... More >>
On Sunday night, The Church hosted a dance party focused on anime, hentai and cosplay. We spotted a variety of costumes there, but a common theme was prevalent: stylish, furry felines and wolves. Keep reading to learn what subcultures inspired these looks. See also: On Trend: Neon Colors Our World ... More >>
When The Wind Rises opens February 28 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, it will be the last new film from anime legend Hiyao Miyazaki, who is retiring. In honor of that auspicious occasion, the Alamo is paying tribute to the master with Miyazaki Madness, a series of seven of his greatest films. Start ... More >>
If you need something to be thankful for, how about a free screening of the biggest anime of all? The Alamo Drafthouse is bringing Akira to its screen for a special 25th anniversary showing on Monday, November 25, offering anime fans new and old a chance to see the feted classic on the big screen. " ... More >>
When Nan Desu Kan staff member Becca Cressler collapsed on stage during the Cosplay contest at this year's anime convention, everyone in the building stepped in to help. After two grand mal seizures and an extended hospital stay, the uninsured Cressler was left with mounting medical bills -- but aga ... More >>
Celebrating seventeen years as Colorado's premiere anime convention, Nan Desu Kan opens its doors today, taking over the Marriott DTC for a cosplay-packed weekend of fun. With voice-actor guest speakers, educational panels on the industry, cosplay contests and late-night dance parties, NDK has packe ... More >>
The first-ever North American summit on anime -- an invite-only event -- will be held in Colorado on Saturday. Working in partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan, the Rocky Mountain Anime Association (parent company of Nan Desu Kan, Colorado's massively successful yearly anime convention) wi ... More >>
This past weekend, Animeland Wasabi turned the Doubletree Hotel into a veritable fashion week for wannabe manga characters, video-game stars and anime legends. And this is not kidstuff, as you will see: The most serious cosplayers spend months and big bucks preparing for their closeups. Our photogra ... More >>
People are still talking about the 2012 Nan Desu Kan convention that filled the Marriott at the Denver Tech Center with camaraderie and costumes earlier this month. Bree Davies was there for the entire weekend of anime and gaming of all eras, tropes and worldly origins -- where she heard conventione ... More >>
Nan Desu Kan is a world unto itself, and the culture of that world sucks you in. It's something akin to jumping headlong into a manga book, and you begin to see things in terms of that skewed universe: Pink and blue locks, tails, huge eyes and supernaturally spiky hair are the norm, not the anomaly, ... More >>
I am in no position to call anyone a "nerd." Coming from me -- a mere observer/outsider at this past weekend's Nan Desu Kan Sweet 16th annual Anime convention -- that word wound be derogatory...and wrong. Sure, anyone could snag a ticket (or a three-day pass, as I did) to the gathering celebrating a ... More >>
It's still more than seven months away, but if you're a fan of anime and cosplay in general, you're already looking forward to the sixteenth -- "sweet sixteen," in the words of organizer A. Jinnie McManus -- edition of Nan Desu Kan.
I think that's a pillow.My theory about life is, whatever you do, go hard. If you're into fantasy football or Phish or being Irish, by all means, tell the world. This weekend's installment of the fifteenth annual Nan Desu Kan anime convention experience was just that, an exemplary parade of a ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
Sara Ford Yonnas Abraham of The Pirate Signal has been busy revamping the look and feel of his group, adding a new DJ and guitarist, along with a ton of new material. A new album titled, You're Always Leaving Me, is in the works and due out sometime after the first of the year. In keeping wi ... More >>
The scene was fantastical this weekend at the Marriott Denver Tech Center thanks to Nan Desu Kan, touted as the area's premier anime convention. Westword's Kate Levy captured a slideshow of the anime action -- and it's just one of several new photo galleries. Also check out the fifty best cos ... More >>
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