As May draws to a close…

May 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm (conventions, reviews - links)

My stack of review copies is starting to get a little precarious, so while I’m in between rewrites I’ll have to put a dent in it. It’ll be nice to sit down and read for a while; I haven’t been reading much of anything lately, having just been on vacation for a week and a half (and being stuck in an interesting-but-slow nonfiction book).

OTOH, I met my monthly quota of geek! time by spending the past weekend at Anime North in Toronto. AN is a large con, with over 15,000 attendees this year, and it’s very fan-driven. This year’s pleasant discovery was that we had some (last minute?) industry presence: Lance Heiskell from FUNimation was in attendance, which was fun. I didn’t get to see all of his panels, but he seemed very accessible and entertained a lot of questions, although he couldn’t address several subjects which were being covered the next day at Anime Boston. Good stuff, though, and AFAIK he was the first major industry rep. to come up since ADV made a one-time appearance a few years ago. I hope we get a repeat performance next year!

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Five MangaLife reviews to wrap up May:

Dogs Prelude (vol. 0) (A-)
High School Debut vol. 9 (A)
Kaze Hikaru vol. 13 (B+)
NANA vol. 15-16 (A+)
Rosario + Vampire vol. 7 (B-)

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