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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 and Gyro Stabilization
Firmware update will add new feature to existing cameras

Today Blackmagic Design announced the release of a new camera. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is essentially the same camera as the 6K Pro, minus the internal ND filters. It replaces the previous 6K model and still comes in at the same $1,995 USD price.

FanimeCon 2022
By Fans, For Fans

FanimeCon is one of the oldest anime conventions in the USA. Founded in 1994, this 28 year old convention is still going strong despite the challenges of COVID. After suffering the loss of two in-person conventions during the pandemic, FanimeCon returned to the San Jose Convention Center for 2022. While the event was successful, there were many challenges and a lot of uncertainty surrounding it.

Sakura-Con 2022
The largest anime convention in the Northwestern US

Sakura-Con is an anime and Japanese culture convention based in Seattle, WA. It's one of the older and more established conventions, having started in 1998. In addition to being the largest anime convention in the Northwestern US, it's always in the top ten list of the largest anime conventions in the US. Attendance was capped for 2022, but it usually hovers around 25k attendees.

WonderCon 2022
The San Diego Comic-Con sibling

I had no idea what to expect at WonderCon 2022. Located in Anaheim, CA, it’s one of the Comic-Con International events. You know - the big San Diego Comic-Con that attracts 100k+ people. Consider this the little brother event. It has a lot of the same features such as a vendor hall and guests and industry events, but just on a smaller scale.

Katsucon 2022
Beautiful location, beautiful cosplayers

Katsucon may not be the largest anime convention in America, but it certainly is one of the most prestigious. Set at the Marriott Gaylord National hotel and convention center in National Harbor, Maryland, this event is a gathering place for some of the most ardent and ambitious cosplayers. The draw becomes obvious once you attend.

Anime Los Angeles 2022
Fun in the California sun (and fog?)

Animé Los Angeles is an anime and Japanese culture convention currently based in Long Beach, California. After taking a break in 2021 due to COVID, it returned in fine form for 2022. Attendance was good and the weather wasn't too bad either. So how did this year's convention stack up to the 2020 con?

Holiday Matsuri 2021 Florida Anime Convention
The Florida sun will take away your winter blues

Located in Orlando Florida, Holiday Matsuri is an anime convention and vacation destination wrapped up in a convenient package. With two world class theme park resorts nearby (Walt Disney World and Universal Studios) it’s easy to combine two vacations into one. I can’t think of a better place to be in the month of December than smothered in the balmy subtropical weather.

Canon announces the R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera
Larger body with active cooling, 8K60 RAW Light

The long rumored Canon R5 C has finally been announced. At first glance it looks very much like the original R5 hybrid camera, but when you spin it around to the back it becomes obvious that some physical changes have been made. Most notable is the addition of a cooling fan behind the flip-out screen. This is a direct action to mitigate overheating issues. The R5 C can now record 8K60 non-stop. This means the artificial 30 minute record limit has been removed. It also adds a timecode connector and hot shoe support for XLR adapters. This places the R5 C somewhere between the R5 and C70.

C2E2 - Chicago's Comic Con

C2E2 is a convention for fans of all kinds. Anime, comics, movies and television, cosplay, gaming, and so much more. The full title is a mouthful - Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. It’s operated by one of the largest companies of its type, ReedPop, who also operates New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, Florida Supercon, PAX, MCM London, and many other large events. C2E2 gives Chicagoans and anyone else willing to travel an opportunity to immerse themselves in a celebratory atmosphere.

Colossalcon Texas 2021 Swimsuit Anime Convention
Even the fun is bigger in Texas

If there’s anything I learned from attending Colossalcon Texas it’s that the amount of fun you can have is not proportional to the size of the convention. For a first year convention, and a relatively small one at that, I had an enormously fun time.