Pre-Otakon 2019 Podcast

hisui_icon_4040_round Much like Junk Dog, the Speakeasy podcast is not quite dead yet. While it is on hiatus for most of 2019 I felt it wrong to not do a pre-Otakon podcast. Thankfully I was able to get Carl from Ogiue Maniax and Patz from The Cockpit to be on the podcast so I had someone to bounce off of preventing this from being utterly lame. We mostly talk about our plans for the convention as well as some guests and events you might want to check out. I’m still not sure what I’m doing podcast wise for Otakon proper but I have some ideas. Keep your eyes on the web page for further news.

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Be sure to attend Our Panels!

New Anime for Older Fans
Saturday, 10:15 AM, Panel 6 (Room 152A)

Gundam for Newbies
Saturday, 04:30 PM, Panel 4 (Room 151A)

Genshiken and Beyond: The Works of Kio Shimoku
Saturday, 07:00 PM, Panel 7 (Room 146C)

Star-Crossed Alien Lovers…in Robots!
SUNDAY, 12:45 PM, Panel 5 (Room 151B)


The Speakeasy #107: Anime NYC 2018

Special guest: Patz from The Cockpit

Song: Star of the Giants OP “Yuke Yuke Hyuuma” by Ensemble Bokka

Topic: Anime NYC 2018.


Pre-Anime NYC 2018: Don’t Stop!! Anime NYC-kun!

(note: No Type-Moon Weekly News Round Up
or All Points Bulletin this week.)

The sophomore year of Anime NYC is going all out by bringing over the main character from the 1983 anime classic Stop!! Hibari-kun! I suppose that Toru Furuya might also be known by weirdos for his roles as Amuro RayTuxedo Mask, or Pegasus Seiya but those are roles that he did to kill time while he was not voicing Kosaku Sakamoto. No matter who you know him as, Toru Furuya is a remarkable convention guest.

Anime NYC has a great lineup beyond what we could have hoped for: manga artists, directors, and illustrators as well as premiere screenings and concerts. Might it surpass its spectacular first year!?


Our tentative schedule for the convention:

01:30 PM – Toru Furuya Autograph Signing
03:00 PM – Toru Furuya Spotlight Panel
04:30 PM – FGO Localization Panel
06:30 PM – ICHIRAN: The History and Culture of Tonkotsu Ramen
07:45 PM – Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond North America Premiere
08:00 PM – MOB PSYCHO 100: Psycho Helmet Gathering in NYC with Mob a.k.a. Setsuo Ito
09:00 PM – A Beginner’s Guide To Import Gaming: From The Experts

10:30 AM – Arc System Works Presents: Ask Us Anything, We Might Answer
11:45 AM – Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Present Manga… of the FUTURE
01:00 PM – MOB PSYCHO 100 II: World Premiere Screening
01:00 PM – Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Special Event featuring Aimer
03:00 PM – Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) Panel
03:30 PM – Range Murata Live Drawing & Q&A
06:00 PM – TRIGGER presents Promare and SSSS.GRIDMAN Talk Show
04:15 PM – Yen Press Industry Panel
07:30 PM – Kase-san and Morning Glories
08:30 PM- Warner Presents HI SCORE GIRL

12:00 PM – Live Drawing and Q&A with Studio TRIGGER
01:00 PM – Hiroyuki Asada Live Drawing & Q&A
02:45 PM – Sneak Preview Screening – Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki