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By SarahTheRebel On 22 Apr, 2013 At 12:42 AM | Categorized As Contests | With 0 Comments

No GravatarReal Otaku Gamer has partnered with Indie Game Stand to bring you our latest contest: The Three Game Indie Giveaway!

We’re giving away codes to Cognition, Escape Goat and Gimbal on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Enter our giveaway here. You can enter multiple times a day, and complete different entry options to gain even more entries.

The contest goes live Monday at midnight, so hurry and get those entries in!

What is IndieGameStand?

In September, IndieGameStand launched as the first pay-what-you-want site to put a new, hand-picked indie game in the spotlight for a full 96 hours. They feature a new indie game every four days.

By Inactive or EX ROG Staffer On 12 Apr, 2013 At 10:10 PM | Categorized As Conventions, Otaku Events | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAs the official brochure below will confirm, I am an official featured guest at this year’s Hurricon. Although I’m not sure I feel completely comfortable about my full name being published but, that’s a minor issue.

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Two panels will be hosted, below are the titles and times.

  • The History of Vocaloids and their Fandom (3:35-4:35 PM)
  • Spot the Fakes: How to Avoid Ripoffs and Other Unlicensed Goods (4:45-5:45 PM)

Bonus for ROG panel attendees. A special “code” will be given at the end of each panel for the chance to win prizes. “Like” our Facebook page and wait for the instructions concerning what you do with the codes. For the complete listing of panels and events click here.

There will be video game tournaments, but because there’s no official page listing I’ll list them here.

 

Brawl Sign-Ups: 12:30 – 1:00
Tournament Starts 1:30

Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 Sign-Ups: 2:00 – 2:30
Tournament Starts: 3:00

Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2013 Sign-Ups: 3:30 – 4:00
Tournament Starts: 4:30

 

To summarize my previous article Little Kuriboh will be a guest of honor, there will be a cosplay contest, and, I forgot to mention before, a maid cafe.

So drop by and have a good time, you won’t regret it!

By otakuman5000 On 20 Aug, 2011 At 03:54 PM | Categorized As Company Spotlight, Contests, Featured, International News, PC Games, Previews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarKorriban’s Lancers, a (mostly) Texan guild involved with the upcoming video game Star Wars: The Old Republic is raffling off a collector’s editions and digital deluxe editions of the game. Valued at $150 USD, this includes both hard and digital items including:

•Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
•Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectable metal case
•The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
•Old Republic galaxy map
•Custom security authentication key
•Exclusive music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
•High quality Collector’s Edition box
•Flare gun: Fire flares into the air
•Training droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
•HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
•HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
•STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
•Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky droid to join your adventures
•Exclusive Collector’s Edition store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items
The Digital Deluxe Edition does not include the hard items, or the Mouse Droid, or the Exclusive Digital Store.

The tickets run $10 apiece, payable through our website at www.korribanslancers.com via paypal. Please specify that you are entering the raffle. You will recieve a return email with your number.

We four of CE’s available. We will be giving away one collector’s edition for each sixty tickets sold up to 240 tickets After we run out of our CE’s, we will be purchasing digital deluxe editions every 60th ticket sold. This raffle is to benefit Child’s Play, a charity that provides toys, games, books, and cash to sick children in partner hospitals across the United States.

How to enter: Enter by donating on our website: www.korribanslancers.com.Email the reciept(s) from your entries to us at:  korribanslancers@gmail.com along with your real name, address, and telephone number so that we can notify you after the drawing. Your reciept number(s) are your raffle ticket numbers. You may email multiple reciepts as attachments. Reciepts will be verified through our records. Entries will be accepted starting at 12:01 AM on August 19, 2011. The contest will end at 11:59 PM on September 15, 2011.

For more information about the raffle, or more information about donating to Child’s Play through Korriban’s Lancers please contact me at
roninbear@gmail.com

 

By otakuman5000 On 25 Feb, 2011 At 05:32 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Conventions, Reviews | With 2 Comments

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Just about every sort of hobby, media, and form of entertainment has a convention that is associated with it. From experience, I must say that going to a convention is sometimes the best experience for someone who is a fan of anything. Some of the best, and sometimes outrageous, yet fun conventions are anime conventions held throughout the United States. If you have the knowledge and experience of attending any sort of convention, not just anime or comics, you are absolutely going to love reading Svetlana Chmakova’s manga series, DramaCon.

 

 

Volume 3 Cover of DramaCon

The entire manga series takes place at an anime convention, and chronicles the hilarious and outrageous events that occur around Christie. Christie is a girl who is attending an anime convention for the first time, along with some of her high school and college friends. The story about the different events that happen to Christie can at times be funny, romantic, and emotional at various points, each showing the kinds of things that go on during an anime convention. The story is dynamic and can be unpredictable at times, it is a real treat for people who have been to anime conventions in the past.

 

 

Walking through the Convention

There are many characters involved with Christie’s story, as is the funny thing with all anime conventions, there are tons of characters running around. Besides Christie, other important characters involve Christie’s boyfriend Derek, their room-mates and school friends, and the mysterious Matt. There is just enough characters that give something to overall story, with very little amount of characters wasting space at all. While there are some questionable attitudes and motives of some characters at different points of the manga series, most doubts are over shadowed by great pacing of the story, and good development and growth for key characters.

 

 

Christie and Matt

One of the strongest points of DramaCon is it’s use of convention references and situations that plays a key part in the story. From the Paki packs and Artist Alley, to the cosplay and J-Pop dance club, DramaCon definitely has a lot references Con-Goers are going to recognize. What is even more gratifying, and humorous, is the response Christie has to some of the more stranger events that take place during an anime convention, for example the idea of screening a Hentai anime with other convention attendees. What is also interesting about DramaCon is the references to other modern pop culture icons and media. For humorous effect, and copyright protection, Sventlana Chmakova changes the spelling and pronunciation of different stars and shows that are recognizable. An example would be Justin Timberlake being spelled as Tustin Jimberlake, or Marylin Manson refered to as Narylin Nanson. These are changes that are silly but convey the message of who the person she is using as a reference as really is.

 

 

Excerpt from Dramacon

There are only a few low points to DramaCon. The main one being just how short the manga actually is, completing at only just three volumes. The story is real short compared to most manga out there, but never the less, the story is complete and not left as a cliff hanger by the final volume. The other small problem this manga has is the quick completion of some characters’ involvement with the main story. Because the manga itself is very short, some arcs feel a bit rushed, including the portion about Christie’s ex-boyfriend meeting up with her again towards the ending. Christie and other main characters however, are not given a rush job and develop fully by the final part of the manga.

 

 

What happens when you oogle a girl at an anime convention

 

DramaCon is really a love letter to anime conventions packaged up as a manga series. There are plenty of references and nods to different aspects of attending a convention, and much exploration about attending a convention for the first time. It is a fun read and, although short, is a great publication from TokyoPop manga. It is a shame that this manga is such short lived because it would have been great to explore other aspects of other types of conventions, not just strictly anime conventions. For anyone who has never been to any sort of convention before, you might feel a bit confused at first, but will quickly and easily begin to enjoy this manga. For anyone that has been to a convention before and knows where this manga is coming from, you will absolutely love what you read here.