Series 2 Episode 10 – The Long Con

On this episode, Richard and Drew sit down with Basil and Kevin from the OSMCast about SeishunCon – Atlanta’s Winter Anime Convention! We chat a little bit about programming and history of the convention, in the hopes of a longer recording about the show more in general – and guess what? When you’re busy as a panelist and totally free-form your show, you don’t demand that people sit down with you to talk about cartoon conventions.

For full disclosure, this is a convention that is near to Richard and Drew, as they are founders of the show, though they are not active in its organization or operation now. They return as panelists and hit the social circuit (and they way we like it). SeishunCon is a growing and fun show with a little something for everyone.

Download this episode, you geek!

Sports, Hacking and Terrible Robots – AkibaRen at AWA XVI!

It’s that time of year again! With plenty of episodes in the editing engine, Akihabara Renditions is gearing up  for panels at Anime Weekend Atlanta! Here’s our listing of events that we’ll be present for at this year’s convention.

Engrish Jamboree (Fri. 1:00 PM/13:00 Kennesaw Room) – Drew and Basil from our Podcast Super-Friends, the OSMCast!, bring forth examples of Japanese animation and some pop-culture of ridiculous portrayals of the English language!

Wide World of Sports Anime (Fri. 4:00 PM/16:00 Galleria 104) – Drew and Basil are back with Michelle to talk about the most over-looked genre of Japanese animation: that dealing with games of sport!

Podcaster’s Roundtable (Sat. 3:30 PM/15:30 Kennesaw Room) – Members of AkibaRen will be stopping by to say what’s up with other podcasters and chat with folks interested in podcasting.

Hacking in Anime (Sat. 7:00 PM/19:00 Galleria 104) – Marc and Drew are doing a last-minute replay of their successful panel from MTAC this year! They’ve got some clips from a few different anime that depict some elements of computer hacking – they’ll let you know what’s fact or fiction! Please check your neckbeard at the door.

My Life on the Super Robot D-List (Sun. 12:00 PM Galleria 104) – Mecha aficionados Drew and Richard are combining with Dave Merrill from Let’s Anime with a list of Super Robot anime that can be described as anything but good.

Why Anime Cons? (Sun. 3:30 PM/15:30 Galleria 104) – Drew and Marc will be there to talk about running anime conventions.

We’ll be posting some lists of clips we use in our panels so drop in and stay tuned!

AkibaRen @ AWA

Akihabara Renditions: Japanese Animation of the Bubble Economy, Atlanta’s own and the “Best Podcast You’ve Never Heard Of” present the following events for your consumption –

Friday:
30th Anniversary Gundam Fan Panel, 9 – 11 PM, Galleria Room 105.
Drew and Richard of the Akihabara Renditions Podcast have some clips and witty commentary as we talk about one of the most prolific franchises in all of modern anime. We’re going to expand a little bit on our panel from last year, The Gundam Primer. If you like Gundam, come to this panel. If you ever wondered what /m/ looks like without computers, COME TO THIS PANEL. If you cannot get enough of Bright Noah with a chicken on his head, COME. TO. THIS. PANEL.

Saturday:
Classic Mecha, 2 – 3 PM, Galleria 105.
Dave Merrill and Drew Sutton dig out some old Japanese robot cartoons. Dave will mostly cover the 70s giant robot stuff and I’ll be hitting up the 80s with real robot stuff. Expect a lot of mainstays but knowing Dave, he’s got some wild gems I’ve probably never seen or heard of. If we run really short on time, expect Bright Noah with a chicken on his head.

Anime Podcasters Roundtable, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Kennesaw Ballroom.
I will be joined by Basil from the OSMcast! and Internet Celebrity Daryl Surat Gerald &/or Clarissa from Anime World Order and how ever many of our co-hosts that can fit on the panel to talk about podcasting, why we never update (because we’re too busy with panels) and what it takes to run an anime podcast (hint: more than you think). And probably some other topics as they arise.

In addition, the whole Akihabara Renditions crew will be out in force ready to get your impressions of the convention!

Episode 22 – A Half-tastic MomoCon Review

A magnificent podcast as Marc and Drew sit down and discuss MomoCon for what they thought would be a brief discussion.

Marc sets a dangerous precedent by offering a party for listeners once a single episode’s downloads surpass the number of fingers on a normal individual’s fingers on two hands!

So, order your drinks by downloading this podcast!

Hosts: Marc Smazik and Drew Sutton

Podcast Notes:

MomoCon really deserves to be plugged. Also, Drew is prepared to take comments on numerous rounds of potential libel and slander.

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention

We’re scrambling to get ready for Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, otherwise known as MTAC!

Episode 21 is in the midst of being edited down, 22’s been recorded and now Drew’s brain is going to explode as the mixer and mics go with us to MTAC and he’ll have even more stuff to edit.

Hope to see you there!