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AoY Podcast #15 – NashiCon 2013 Report


Also known as: “RAVE LIFE MAN!”

or: “This podcast is totally indie weeaboo hipster.”

Although I gave a hint in our last post about Gundam: The Origin being the next possible episode, we don’t have that recording just yet. But, I was able to kill a Saturday by going to one of South Carolina’s local anime conventions, NashiCon. If you are reading this and you went to NashiCon this year, you probably had a good time, especially if it was your first convention. However, my thoughts are not entirely with you on that one, as I get to break down the things that transpired before me with other nerds.

I talked about the panels I went too (and the one I did that Saturday night), certain con-goers and their downfalls, chilling with friends, certain facebook people, video game talk, @Love_that_Goku talk and much more. I do wanna thank the staff for doing such a good job in not letting the convention center burn down to the ground, and other things included. Also, there is a weird audio problem where I was trying to transition into talking about the Digimon panel I went to, just FYI.

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:00:37)


OP: Mega Ran drops some mad beats

ED: The Hipster song (which is totally underground)

This show has:

Clearly this was the warning sign I got that I did not pay attention too…

Best Cosplay HANDS DOWN!!

DSC_0244You might have been the only guy playing Vocaloid the entire time…


I clearly do not  get this…?


Since when was The Walking Dead anime? That to me is the scariest thing…




If @Love_That_Goku knew about anime conventions…


I am all about these Jojo’s figures…




Clothed Gaw Ha Leccee…


Sexy Gaw Ha Leccee…


Get ’em overpriced at your local con today!!!


No universe would ever convince me to pay more than 5 bucks for Parasite Dolls…

16 responses

  1. Dudes, raves suck. But I guess cons make money off of it. At MTAC, in Nashville, they sell specific rave tickets for people that only want in on the rave and none of the anime convention. Eughh.

    Zero bronies? Hopefully Brony culture is on the decline. Homestucks, for some reason, is still popular. Why doo people like Homestuck so much? Most of the Homestuckers I’ve seen are teenagers with no money, so I assume its popular because its free.

    I’ve seen people sell DVDs like what you saw. Some of them looked suspiciously like DVDs they got from one of Crunchyroll’s random lot box of DVDs from a few months back.

    I went to a “Your Favorite Anime Sucks” at MTAC, and I said Giant Robo and none of them had seen it. It was a sad day. After they finished doing people’s anime they ran out of things to do and started doing video games. It was pretty good for the most part until people start throwing out obscure games and anime like Legend of Galactic Heroes and they’re like “Your favorite anime sucks because no one’s watched it apparently.” haha.

    One more thing about my own con experiences, I wish more people would go to the panels I cared about because there’s only about 5 people that show up to the Go Nagai, Leiji Matsumoto, and old school anime panels.

    Love the pictures, great podcast.

    05/10/2013 at 2:52 pm

    • Thanks for the comment man, and for listening.

      At Animazement, they did a pretty good job at the raves I went to a few years ago. But from what I heard, its all gone to dubWUBWUBWUBstep now, so meeeehhhh.

      Homestuck is another phase that is going to fade out until something else catches the next generation of fans interest and they will obsess the heck out of it.

      Id figure if a panel is that small, its like everyone should go to bar/food place and enjoy each others company that way. Its like why waste a panel room over a few people. And like I said, if someone doesn’t know something, don’t try and bash it to think your funny. I give more respect to people who have not only some comedy in their backbone, but can rant on something they know about.

      Well, im about to post this in the Nashicon facebook group. That should be fun to watch.

      05/10/2013 at 3:35 pm

      • No problem.

        MTAC apparently is suppose to have one of the greatest raves in the area but I couldn’t gather enough interest to want to spend time in an over-capacity room with some glowstick twirling masters.

        I actually wouldn’t mind doing something like that with a panels that small. I think each one expected no one to show up and were surprised around 5 or more people came to it. haha. Met some cool people though, I even got invited to join a Leiji panel at AWA.

        Your shenanigans should yield some interesting results.

        05/10/2013 at 4:13 pm

  2. Librarian Laura

    I love that your podcast title was “Nashicon 2013 Report” and you spent only about a quarter of your podcast actually reporting on the show.

    And the water bottle thing is a convention hall rule. No outside food or drink allowed on the premises. It’s like a movie theatre.

    We were very sad that Mr. Axelrod could not make the show due to medical reasons. Hopefully he got better.

    I hope you come back to Nashicon. I’ve been going since the first year, and it honestly gets better every time. We loved it this year, and we’ll love it next year.

    05/10/2013 at 10:41 pm

  3. Wait, are you saying the con was the show, because I am pretty sure I spent more than a “quarter” talking about it.

    Regardless of how cynical I may have sounded, it’s still one persons opinion. I had my own fun, but maybe not in the way everyone else had theirs. I just had a few quirks about it, but at least I was being honest on my statements. As long as everyone was pleased through the facebook group on the convention, then that should only out weigh what I had to say about it.

    And when I can, I am the type of person to sneak in water into a theater, or ask for a cup of water, because either option is free of charge for me.

    05/11/2013 at 12:01 am

    • AtomicMuffins

      I’d like to point out that this is not just an anime convention. So of course there are people dressed up as different characters from movies/shows.. etc. You acted like the people that weren’t dressed as anime characters shoudn’t have been there. The picture you posted with your comments of ” I clearly don’t get this.” To me I understand that It is your opinion but keep it to yourself. Why post it if you didn’t get it? The artist spent a lot of time on them. Also, why bash the guys for cross dressing. You said nothing about the girls and a lot of the girls were cosplaying as guys. I am not impressed with how biased your Nashicon report came out to be. Stick with comedy. At least in comedy, we can find some humor in putting stuff down. This was just….rude.

      05/12/2013 at 1:22 pm

      • Just because I say that I don’t get something doesn’t mean I dislike the art or the artist, I am just not getting the reference to it.

        I don’t think I clearly “bashed” cross dressing, or at least not enough. I was just explaining how I saw it in my eyes. The costumes were done really well and I give it that, but, JUST IMO, it would look better on a female. And I did state who I thought was the best Misty cosplayer, and even mentioned the group that she was part of, so I got their name out there. As for these girls dressed up as guys, I probably failed to see it, since its kinda a cool thing for girls to be female version of guy characters these days.

        As far as opinions go, your not keeping yours to yourself are you. I mean, your on my podcast site giving your opinion on what I thought of the convention, so you have as much as a right to bash what I said as I did on the things about the convention. And I did approve this comment, since that is my way of showing respect to what you have to say.

        I find it funny that your implying that I am comedic in some way. So, thank you.

        05/12/2013 at 2:52 pm

      • AtomicMuffins

        I’m glad you took your comedic ways as a compliment and that you find me funny 🙂

        (“The picture you posted with your comments of ” I clearly don’t get this.” To me I understand that It is your opinion but keep it to yourself. Why post it if you didn’t get it?”) I didn’t imply that you shouldn’t voice your opinion about something, I said you shouldn’t voice your opinion about something you don’t know about. If I did not believe in voicing one’s opinion out loud, I wouldn’t have written a comment.

        ” I don’t think I clearly “bashed” cross dressing, or at least not enough.” To me that reads that you do not think you bashed enough. Not sure if that’s what you ment but moving on..

        Why mention Misty? Misty is supposed to be a girl. I was talking about the girls that cross dressed as guys. It’s nice you got them out there but you had more negative comments than good ones. You even stated you wouldn’t blur out a guys name and use his comments for later just because he trolled you or what not.
        Not cool, not nice! I never stated anything bad personally about you (not because I don’t know much about you but because it is mean and just plain childish ) only what you said and what I disagreed on. I figured you would want negative feedback because you did post it on the Nashicon group page where most people will disagree with you. Just making sure you understand what I’m saying.

        05/12/2013 at 3:33 pm

  4. I keep forgetting that sarcasm doesn’t work on the internet.

    As I stated before, I didn’t really notice girls dressing up as guys because I probably just didn’t think anything about it (do the Hetalia people count?) I wasn’t even sure of the attempt as to why the guys were girl cosplayers (Cosplay for a cause/ isn’t consent/ free ticket to the cosplayers ball maybe?) which is why it got my attention. But I could easily have said more about it but I didn’t, other than what I stated in the recording.

    As for the troll thing, it was already on the internet. His name is out there in the group, where other people can see the convo if they wanna scroll back to whenever it was I posted my thing about my panel. All I did was make it easy to get too and to re-post. In my book its fair grounds for the world to see because his name wasn’t censored to begin with.

    I only posted this on the Nashicon FB for traffic/feedback and to give my hear say since I was there (which as you can see in the comment section, its working great). So even if many others don’t agree with what I thought about my time at the convention, that is no different than me writing out my report in a post and people going to town on that. And if everyone else praised this con to be the best thing ever, then that should totally out weigh what I had to say about it. So, im not sure what I am doing wrong. I am glad you had fun at the convention, even if I don’t totally completely see eye to eye with you there.

    Even though you disagree with what I had to say about the con, I do have other episodes on this podcast you can listen to if you wanted to hear what we said about “this and that” series. I will leave that up to you.

    05/12/2013 at 3:57 pm

    • AtomicMuffins

      I did get the sarcasm. I was being sarcastic all the same.

      It was not your opinion on the con, only the fact that you singled out people. I agree on singling out people to appraise or compliment them but not to say negative things about them. I dont think I mentioned amything about the actual con.

      No hard feelings. I see it be more of a intelligent debate than anything else. Anyways you might want to tone down a bit on the negative comments. Just a suggestion.

      05/12/2013 at 4:17 pm

  5. Well, no promises, but I’ll give it a shot.

    05/12/2013 at 4:26 pm

  6. Your co host sounds fucking stupid. My opinion. Oh and this shit was boring.

    05/12/2013 at 7:00 pm

    • Oh man, hes a riot at parties, once you get to know him of course. My opinion.

      05/12/2013 at 9:37 pm

  7. Rock Howard

    2K people were there actually

    05/12/2013 at 8:59 pm

    • I guess the Homestuck crowd must have threw my guesstimation off by a lot.

      05/12/2013 at 9:38 pm

  8. Librarian Laura

    Homestuck is simply the current fad. Last year it was ponies and bronies hardcore. The year before that (and several years before that) it was Hetalia. And back in the day it was Dragonball. They’re cosplay fads that come and go. And homestuck resonates with the younger crowd because they’re easy costumes to make. But any con has that.

    05/13/2013 at 7:02 am

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