Kana’s Korner – Interview with Comfort and Adam

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Musikal Makinations – 4TER

Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever ...
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

The Wandering Witch – “

Welcome, all, again.  I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new ...
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Musikal Makinations – Rick Ra

Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
Kayarath’s Adventures In Nijicon

Kayarath’s Adventures In Niji

I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.
Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

It's another year where we get to see Brie, our lovely mascot, and the radio grow older. We asked some of the staff to share their memories of some of ...
Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm

The Wandering Witch – Shiroba

Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter ...
Anime Midwest Gallery

Anime Midwest Gallery

On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
AnimeNext Gallery

AnimeNext Gallery

On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
Youmacon Gallery

Youmacon Gallery

On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha

The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Bei

Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Mai

After a day of prep at Square Enix's first Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, Kanashimi was ready to tackle Saturday & Sunday head-on. If you're curious about the autograph signing ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Revi

Square Enix announced four months ago that they would be holding a Fan Festival in several locations for their two million users. Among the locations was Las Vegas, NV with ...

Molly’s Gone Fishin’- Tsuritama

Posted on Jul 22 2012
Molly’s Gone Fishin’- Tsuritama
What do a quaint fishing town, aliens and ducks have in common? Gather your tackle because you're about to find out in this Fishin' Edition of Molly Rants-a-lot! Let's dive in with Tsuritama!!

Molly Reads Natsume Ono-a-lot

Posted on Jun 24 2012
Molly Reads Natsume Ono-a-lot
One year ago, I gave you a look into the world through the eyes of a child in Yotsuba&!. This June, we will take a look at a series of more mature works by my personal favorite mangaka, Natsume Ono. Settle down with your lemonade, because you are in for a mellow treat!

Molly’s Not A Filmmaker – ACEN Press Edition

Posted on May 27 2012
Molly’s Not A Filmmaker – ACEN Press Edition
Oh, you didn't know we were at Anime Central 2012 this past April? Don't you fret, because if you missed us and the convention, we have got a little something to prove we did our job.

Molly Hams it up-a-lot – Hamtaro

Posted on Mar 25 2012
Molly Hams it up-a-lot – Hamtaro
Ham-ha! Are you ready for some more pintsized adventures? Muster up that ham-ham power and join me on big hamtastic adventure with our favorite rodents! It's Hamtaro Time!

Molly Borrows-a-lot – The Secret World of Arrietty

Posted on Feb 26 2012
Molly Borrows-a-lot – The Secret World of Arrietty
Ever wonder what lives under the floorboards? Take a peek into a world where everything small is could be the greatest danger and every human step is a natural disaster. Explore unique and unlikely bonds as "beans" and "borrowers" peacefully coexist. Welcome to The Secret World of Arrietty

Molly Solves-a-lot – Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

Posted on Jan 22 2012
Molly Solves-a-lot – Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Welcome one and all to an evening of music that haunts the soul, puzzles that challenge the mind and a mystery that will tantalize your innate hunger for excitement. Delve into one of the earliest cases of his career and join me for an evening of puzzles in this New Years edition of Molly Rants-a-lot!

Kabuki 101 With Kent Williams – Anime World Chicago 2011

Posted on Aug 28 2011
Kabuki 101 With Kent Williams – Anime World Chicago 2011
Here we are, the advent of the new school year for us Americans. The con season is slowing down and the sugar rush is beginning to fade. Back to your seats, class, because you're about to get schooled by master puppeteer and Kabuki-Sensei, Kent Williams.

Molly Saves-A-Lot – Eden of the East

Posted on Jul 24 2011
Molly Saves-A-Lot – Eden of the East
Don't tell me you forgot about the rantiest review on The Fan! Well, let me refresh your memory and pray for your continuing service as a savior with a break down of Eden of the East.

Too $@%^ Hot Outside III – Yotsuba And The Review

Posted on Jun 26 2011
Too $@%^ Hot Outside III – Yotsuba And The Review
School is officially out and summer is in full swing. Sit down, relax and escape the heat with Molly's "Because It's $@%^ Hot Outside III". Join me as we explore the world through the eyes of a child in Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&!

Molly Dreams-a-lot – Pokemon Dream World

Posted on May 22 2011
Molly Dreams-a-lot – Pokemon Dream World
Welcome welcome to the first summer edition 2011 of Molly Rants-a-lot. Boot up those computers and practice those DiCaprio impressions, because we're going all Inception up in here. Hold onto your sleeping caps, friends. We're taking a trip into the Pokemon Dream World.