ANIME BLUES CON 2013! DAY ONE!

The Realist Lounge is here at Anime Blues Con! It’s finally come around again and though not everyone from the Realist Lounge Crew could make it, your Realist For Hire did. We saw a lot of great things today. Sadly there south we didn’t. There were panels going on over here! Over there! Over yonder! Under… Well you get the idea.

We got here a tad late so we missed Team TARDIS (a traveling Doctor Who cosplay troupe) and a couple of other interesting events, BUT we did get to meet voice actor Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, everything!) and voice actor Wendee Lee (Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star) and had a lot fun at the Q&A events with both actors. They were just really nice down to earth people who love meeting their fans and didn’t make those I’m attendance feel like we were just “fanboys and fangirls”.

We have taken in the sights and seen some really good (and not so good) cosplay, incredibly sweet deals on geeky merchandise at the dealer booths, and we also got to take pictures with Aya Ikeda after her intimate concert! There was so much going on and so many people to talk to that it was a joygasm overload. Seriously. We saw so many people that we knew from all walks of life who are united by a singular interest – geek culture.

This is the 3rd year of Anime Blues Con (ABC to the regulars) and its going stronger than ever. I highly suggest to those in the Memphis, TN and surrounding areas to come out and enjoy the fun. If you’re a fan of anime, Doctor Who, video games, comic books, or whatever – you owe it to yourself to be here. We’ll be reporting more ABC goodness the next couple of days and keeping you up speed with our comings and going at the third annual Anime Blues Con!

Check out the pics below for our ABC experience!

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