Since I haven’t updated my blog in years (literally), I consider that the perfect time to do so is after this edition of Otaku Festival, held also at the Romanian-American University, with the help and partnership of our friends from the “Romanian-Japanese Studies Center Angela Hondru”. I’ll try to make my own personal review of the event, to show a bit how it all looks like through the organizer’s eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week, together with Cristian Botea (aka Reactive, my fellow content coordinator at Cosplay Gen) and Livia Viziteu (aka Shinju, the freshly chosen Romanian representative for EuroCosplay 2012) I’ve attended the October edition of London MCM Expo, which proved to be an amazing experience from which I admit I learnt a lot, and I’m sure as hell I want to go to the next editions too. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m sure many of you got annoyed at least once by the multitude of colored advertising pages that often transform into a veritable obstacle in following the natural flow of pages in a publication you like. It’s a pretty understandable strategy for a media dominated, like all else, by economic considerations. Actually, advertising is the main drive that helps mass-media exist, as it is the most important financial provider, and, without it, perhaps many of the magazines and newspapers we are reading today would cease to appear. Nevertheless, advertising money is not all milk and honey. Read the rest of this entry »

Ok, so first of all I should mention that what I’m going to write here reflects my personal point of view, not the organizing team’s point of view. So don’t take this as an “official” statement of any kind. I won’t talk about what’s behind Otaku Festival, or about what it means to organize such an event (for us, it lasts three or four days). This post shows what I feel about the event that has just ended. Read the rest of this entry »