Vowlesemort Lives!

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 041 - Vowlesemort Lives!

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We've got a nice big meaty show for you this week! Justin and I start out clarifying some stuff from last week's rant about Anime Expo's main events ticketing policy, chat briefly about the oft-overlooked gem Moribito, and then have a frank discussion about how our personal piracy habits and philosophies have changed over the years. It's something worth thinking about!

Then the head of guest, industry and press relations for Otakon, Jim Vowles joins us to hype his event and talk about how the show's doing. We address some of the crazy con stories we've heard, get into the whole musical act business, talk about the annoying habits of modern congoing fans, and then it's Twitter time! When I said meaty, I meant meaty!

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NSFW Language Warning: There's some swearing. A little. I guess.

ANNCast Episode 41 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions, Anime Expo ticketing clarification

02:15 Hundreds upon hundreds of new videos are on ANN's streaming! Also, a little chat about Moribito

08:00 Is it possible to be an 'ethical pirate'?

22:30 Jim Vowles introduction and what to expect at Otakon 2010

31:00 How tough is it to come up with original programming for an anime con these days?

37:40 How Otakon has retained its "by fans, for fans" image

45:00 Are they outgrowing the Baltimore convention center?

49:00 What are the biggest changes, positive and negative, that have happened at anime cons over the years? Plus: some of the craziest stories from Otakon!

01:04:00 Twitter time! Otakon's press rules, the potential for sponsored panels, the genesis of the Yaoi paddle, our embarrassing music confessions and more!

And that's it! See you next week!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to [email protected] dot com!

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