- In this beautiful short film, two Anime Expo attendees share why they cosplay.
- The Amazing Life of Sean Smith, the Masterful Eve Gamer Slain in Libya. Mainstream media take note: often the most fitting eulogy doesn’t ignore the departed’s hobbies, especially when he’s a big name fan.
- Fellow writer Colette Bennett wrote about why she’s leaving the fan convention scene for now.
- Bobduh, my colleague at Anime News Network, wrote about why we take it so personally when somebody dislikes our favorite anime.
- Dear Prudence, my 13-year-old reads pornographic fanfiction. Prudence is really understanding; my parents just grounded me.
- It’s one thing to prevent kids from reading porn; it’s another thing for Canada to arrest a man for watching hentai on child porn charges. A decade ago, we had to convince people that not all anime is porn. Today, we need to convince people that not all anime porn (or even most of it) depicts minors.
- Maybe the first step to fighting online harassment is actually caring about the kinds of communities we cultivate. League of Legends hired psychologists to study—and lessen—its pervasive culture of harassment.
- Hope, my editor at Anime News Network, just released her first visual novel! It’s called Lovely Little Thieves, and you can play the demo for free.
Illustration via Ms. Marvel, found here.