ACen 2013 Adverts

And thus we round off another Anime Central with a list of all the advertisements, business cards, promos, etc. that I have collected through my walks in the convention space and hotel. I try and keep away from sharing duplicated adverts from previous years, so in other words get yon butts to those previous posts and giver yer business to them wonderful folk. There’s an industry and fandom to support, you hear? Onward!

  • 8-Bit Pixel Visions – Pixel art made with Perler beads. Commissions are available. Erin Carroll? Bravo.
  • A&G Ohio – An animation and gaming convention sponsored by the Nexus Gaming Alliance. More on them a bit later.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun – It’s an anime with lots of boom n’ bang. Filled with schoolgirls. So every anime ever? *shrug*
  • Adventureland – What? A themepark in my anime convention? Huzzah for variety I suppose. Also, Iowa.
  • Alstroemeria Records – Specifically advertising the of memories CD, a record label that focuses upon video game, anime, and J-Pop music…I think. Research! I doesn’t care.
  • Amber Clover – Confusing card directing people to a deviantART, and I assume it’s a collective that makes visual novels? One of which is Angelic Sonata? Also directed people to a specific member page at Pixiv, something I’ve never heard of till now, so that’s cool.
  • Anime-ZAP – Anime convention.
  • Anime Castle – Buy fandom with great abandon! Because pickles.
  • Ashley Novitsky – This artist caught my eye because of Thorin Oakenshield naked under bedsheets. Those who walked through the artist alley know what I mean. Follow dat other Tumblr and Twitter as well.
  • AxelPanic – SoundCloud of a fellow staff member I work with, and he certainly made me smile with his Transformers bit in the S3rl mix.
  • Bai Xue Arts – Card directed people to the Tumblr of Karen Burch, though she also has a deviantART for your appreciation.
  • Brian Wu – deviantART page for named artist who tickled my funny bone with his Choose Your Adventurer business card.
  • Bridgeport Comics & Games – Business which sells gaming/card/etc. collectibles of all sorts. Tells Hans I sent ya!
  • Capes and Cartridges – A group of online reporters sharing all things awesome.
  • Chiou – Artist who be sharing stuff at Tumblr and peddling at Storenvy.
  • Cosfox Studios – Place for your your foxy cosplay needs. Not to say that they are about foxes, but it just sounds cool. Yes.
  • Crunchyroll – Likely one of the most well known anime on demand websites around. Strange that I thought nothing of this place back when when a friend/brother told me about it on a whim. Glad to see they are still kicking.
  • Cutie Mark Con – More pony cons! We need more pony cons!
  • Daisuki – Anime on demand from Japan. Whoo!
  • Dog Sled Saga – An upcoming desktop and mobile game about building up a team of sled dogs to take over the world. Okay, not really, but it should have that option what with the success it had at Kickstarter.
  • Domo Con – A convention that is apparently advertising the fact they have free Mountain Dew. Expect to find nothing but a black hole after the con ends.
  • Dragon’s Den Guild – A webcomic inspired by online RPGs. There is an evil penguin. May as well be evil if you freeze peoples head’s solid.
  • Dwight Dawson Studios – Photographer whose website is currently under construction. Shame given that it’s not up the moment it’s being advertised. Shame!
  • Falling Rainbow Studios – Blogspot of artist who makes plushies, costumes, etc. though it looks fairly abandoned. Stick around so the artist knows people care!
  • Flyer Studios – Company which can assist you in making many flyers like the ones I’m advertising here.
  • FUNimation – Who doesn’t know about FUNimation? I mean…really?
  • Go!Daiko-Con – Anime convention. I mean festival. Whatever.
  • Grim Lores Clothing – Custom clothing creators for all needs. Website is a little out of date, but the email is still good, so…hit them up!
  • Hearts4aero – deviantART of Mykela Harrell, and does he know how to work that acrylic pain to make me smile.
  • HotsauceGames – Company which buys, sells, and trades games, comics, etc. for Great Justice. You can never have too much Great Justice.
  • International MANGA Award – *ahem* Founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the International MANGA Award was created to expand international exchange and mutual understanding of manga culture by honoring the artists who contribute to the development of its culture in the world. An approximate quote from the website. Huzzah?
  • Joseph Gharagheer – Personal Facebook of author. Why advertise your personal Facebook? *shrug*
  • Kalafina – Official website of the musical trio who were special guests at this years ACen. Truth be told, I have no idea who they are or what they’ve done, and that likely makes me a bad person in someone’s eyes. May I remind you I’m only a casual anime fan as it stands? Lay off bro!
  • Kigumon – Maker of custom kigurumi, which I had to look up and thus now understand the proper name to call them things. Yay.
  • Kollision Con – Animation convention that takes place in November. Yes.
  • Legend of Tretor – Meant to direct to what I believe will become an eventual webcomic, but for now takes you to the development blog for it. I say give it a look, because the name reminds me of a project that’s been in my head for years now.
  • love*zutto – An etsy shop filled with curious scarves. There is an official website for them as well, but it is as of this time still in the works. Soon?
  • Lyrical Dreams – Personal blog of Miyu Smith, journalist and music reviewer. She was part of the press this past ACen, so kudos on spreading the word, yo!
  • Matsuricon – Anime convention which pulled my heart strings by having their advertising Nintendo themed. Hell yes!
  • Midwest Media Expo – Advertised as “not a Comic Con,” which means it’s pretty much a Comic Con. Or something to that effect. Best check it out I suppose, especially when they have “” direct to their website. Serious Business guys.
  • Miss Dauphé – deviantART of Victoria Jeon, illustrator of cute and sweet spiced with a lil bit of dark. Just how I like it.
  • Musetap Studios – deviantART of artist duo with an Etsy for your purchasing needs.
  • N4Gtv – Described as a network 4 geeks & gamers, N4Gtv works to bring entertainment for such people. How? Through YouTube, and they currently have four different channels to date. Tell Kevin Barr I sent ya!
  • Neon Alley – Advertised on the congoer swag bag containing the program book and even more advertisements, Neon Alley is a 24/7 video streaming service available through PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. It doesn’t look like it’s on demand, which is seen as a flaw by me, but perhaps it’s worthwhile to those in the know?
  • Neitling Photography – Portfolio of Jacob Neitling, who as of this moment is sharing plenty of photos from this year’s con in his slideshow. See now!
  • Nerd-Kon – It’s a little redundant to name a convention “nerd” but it’s okay because pickles. And it’s apparently only for adults if I’m to believe the advertising? Or is that just poor planning with their video game themed advertising? Whatever, it works, check it out?
  • Nexus Gaming Alliance – A non-profit which seeks to advance and connect the art and gaming industry. Mind you they chose to advertise the Kickstarter to support their efforts in this circumstance, even though the Kickstarter isn’t approved yet? Soon!
  • Once Upon A Doodle – deviantART of Karen Porter, creator of chibi crack. It’s a hell of a drug.
  • Only Ducks – There are so many ducks here. That is all.
  • Otter Necessities – Custom leatherworking for all your kinky needs. Not to say that this place works to your kinks, but I think that’s the only reason why people wear leather in lieu of other fabrics. Then again, it looks like it’s just accessories, so…I’ll be quiet now.
  • Palladium Books – While the advert was indeed for the company, it certainly made a big deal about supporting the Robotech Kickstarter that was ending during ACen. No worries, the Kickstarter was successful, and I’m happy for that. Another fan funded project is off the ground. The future, I tell you. THE FUTURE!!!
  • PON3 Con – Magical pony convention time, YEAH!!! Also I was handed this as an invitation to a room for a party, though I didn’t bother to check that out because I was already partied out. As it goes.
  • RedStar East – Directs folk to Etsy store of Anne Marie, co-owner of RedStar Costumes. Um…we are all made of stars?
  • Rivet – A designer toy and art gallery located in the Short North arts district of Columbus, Ohio. Tell Laura I like their toast.
  • Serena Guerra – An artist will will ever receive my praise, because she was able to finish a commission of mine in under 24 hours as a birthday gift to my father. Non-naked Conan meets Son of Skaar with eye glasses is quite the request to handle, but she did amazingly well. Be sure to read her blog as well!
  • Sew-it-All Creations – Crafter of hats, scarves, and blindfolds! Mind you the card I got diverted to an Etsy store, but Internet search.
  • Spinnerette – Webcomic of a six-armed woman who fights crime. And a mecha maid. Along with a BBW hero/villain/something. Huh. If I wasn’t reading too many webcomics already, I might read this too.
  • STL Ocarina – Seller of many much adored ocarinas, due to their connection to the Legend of Zelda video games. I need to improve my musical skills before I even consider this.
  • StudioNightFlower – Official website link directs folk to an Artfire page at this point. Seller of so many hats! HATS!!!
  • Sugar Gamers – Claiming to be the premier female oriented geek and gamer organization, it’s a shame to note they have no upcoming events at this time. Gamer girls! Where you at!? Represent!
  • Tee Turtle – T-shirt store with sells nostalgic items. Also, turtles.
  • The Beginning of the Last Game – A book with a plot similar to The Last Starfighter. Good times were had by all.
  • The Febreeze Police – Heroes to convention guests, staff, and attendees, The Febreeze Police will save you from unhygienic con-goers and smelly game rooms. Their words, not mine, though does that ever make me smile.
  • U. K. Expo – A convention for British pop culture held in Milwaukee? It’s about time! Literally, because Dr. Who.
  • Wirefly Jewelry – Etsy store for artist who works with one part chainmail and one part wirework. Tell Rebecca to do more Pony stuff!
  • Xypher – deviantART of Carey Anderson, illustrator of stuff for your eyes.

And that’s the lot. Happy shopping and networking with these fine folk. They are effectively ACen, and are deserving of your support.


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