Ayacon announcement!

NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy!

It’s official… I’m running a panel at Ayacon, the UK’s summer anime and manga convention!

What is the panel about, you ask? It couldn’t be anything other than Blogging about Anime and Japan.

Does the idea of getting free anime DVDs in the post and free entry into MCM Comic Con and Hyper Japan sound like your idea of fun? Maybe it’s time to take up blogging! In this panel, Sophie of Sophie’s Japan Blog will give you some tips on how to get started and navigate the infinite landscape that is the internet and social media. Whether it’s a blog, photo diary, podcast or Youtube account, or you’re not sure what to talk about or how to deal with certain weirdos and, yes, criminals, on the internet, this panel is for you! There will also be a Japan-tastic quiz and great prizes up for grabs, and even a delicious Ace Attorney birthday cake.

That’s right, an Ace Attorney birthday cake! By sheer coincidence, the blog will turn two years old on the very day the panel’s running, so a cake seemed appropriate. I won’t be offended if people just turn up to the panel for free cake and prizes, by the way! Although, I hope some of you will leave wanting to start your own blog.

The quiz at the end of the panel should put those Japan and anime-based brains to the test and the prizes are going to be pretty sweet! The only way you’ll know what they are is if you turn up!

So, if you happen to be at Ayacon this year you can come along to the panel on Sunday 10am at the Conference room (right in the middle of campus, so it will be easy to find). Fun fact – I used to have history lectures in this very room! You can check out the full schedule for the weekend here.

See you at Ayacon!

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