Don’t worry, you didn’t step into a time machine! Although this article was posted in the archives in our Review Section on the site a few weeks ago, it wasn’t added to the front page, so i dragged it up here. 🙂
Organization And Staff: 3 rice balls
AnimeUSA’s staff had its ups and downs. on my first day there, I ended up
missing a good chuck of my own panel due to the staff sending me around the
entire convention center in their attempts to direct me to my panel room.
However, as the convention progressed, the staff became more helpful and more
Location : 5 rice balls
This was my second favorite convention hotel- the first being Katsucon’s Gaylord
National Harbor. Being only a train ride away from the white house and DC’s
other main attractions and simply blocks away from multiple restaurants, fast
food establishments , and convenience stores only added to this hotels inherent
beauty and splendor. My only regret was that there wasn’t an indoor pool.
Events: 5 rice balls
Animeusa had a nice mix of events in different fields of geekdom- which is
always one of the main aspects that I look for in a con. I really loved how the
convention held events leading up to the con such as picture contests and their
Cosplay Contest at DC’s Sakura Matsuri.
Overall: 4 rice balls
Overall, I give AnimeUSA 4 rice balls and I look forward to attending next year.
My main suggestion for next year is that the staff is heavily prepped on the
convention center, it’s rooms, and how to get to them.