It’s Sunday, the last and shortest day of the con. But it’s also when some of the best experiences of the con can be found. The con is less crowded than it was Saturday, the vendors in the dealers room is unveiling their biggest sales of the con, and there are some great panels and shows to take in. So here are some recommendations to help you make the most out of your Sunday!
Necessary disclaimer: If your panel is not mentioned, it is not an insult to your panel, it simply means I have yet to see your panel. The purpose of this is to provide some additional guidance to my fellow con-goers, for though I am staff, I am also one of you and want to provide any advice I can to help you enjoy Anime Boston as much as possible. I will be attending things other than what I’m recommending today. If I attend your panel and like it, I will gladly write about it and mention it in future recommendations.
Anime Taboo – Game Shows – 11:30 PM
Anime cons are an active experience, so play a game taboo with your fellow con goers. No, not taboo as in hentai (go to the dealers room for that), taboo as in the game where you have to get your teammate to guess something based on a description, but you can’t say certain words. It’s fun, it’s frustrating, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’s Anime Taboo.
Puella Magi Modoka Magica – Video 210 – 11:30 AM
I list this simply to add my recommendation to anyone who has somehow not yet watched this series. And if you haven’t seen this series yet, watch it. I don’t think the series is quite as amazing or revolutionary as its most vocal proponents make it out to be, but it is still an excellent anime and deconstruction of the magical girl genre. Just, please, if you do decide to watch, stick around until the end of episode 3.
Your Fandom Sucks – Panel C – 12:00 PM
If you can’t laugh at yourself, don’t go to this panel. If you can laugh at yourself, and everyone else for that matter, come to this panel. Because all fandoms have parts that suck, and don’t they deserve to be laughed at? …that wasn’t rhetorical. Yes. Yes they do.
Analyzing Anime – Panel 107 – 12:30 PM
For a more intellectual approach to your Sunday, check at Frobarr’s Analyzing Anime panel. This panel is actually two in one, a combination of Analyzing Anime 101 and 201. You’ll learn how to look for and interpret various themes, motifs, and other devices that make the anime you watch interesting. So if you want to learn how to be a more thoughtful and appreciative anime fan, this is the panel for you.