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 ...

Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)

Posted on Oct 16 2014
Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)
There was something about walking into the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, AWA's host hotel, and seeing the hotel staff wearing anime wigs and huge smiles. They've been hosting this event for years, and it was clear that they were welcoming to the event itself. That's always a good sign when heading in to the con.

Siege Spots – Dragon Con (Or “How I Learned To Love Cons Again”)

Posted on Sep 08 2014
Siege Spots – Dragon Con (Or “How I Learned To Love Cons Again”)
"Are you here for ComicCon?" the hotel clerk asked. I answered yes for the sake of smalltalk, but Dragon Con is so much more than that. Dragon Con is a massive event spanning many different aspects of nerd culture, but what did I think of it?

Siege Spots – JetGetters

Posted on Mar 23 2014
Siege Spots – JetGetters
Imagine this: you're in the middle of a high-speed dogfight, your ally ahead of you taking on heavy fire. Thinking quickly, you leap from your own cockpit, sending out your grappling-arm to latch on and zoom toward your ally's jet, climbing atop it and shooting. This is just one amazing scenario that could happen in any given match of the Kickstarter project, JetGetters.

Siege Spots — Catapult for Hire

Posted on Feb 16 2014
Siege Spots — Catapult for Hire
Got a leaky pipe? Call a plumber. Your electricity giving you trouble? Time to pay the electrician. But what if you need to fling rocks around hidden dungeons, go fishing, or help an ogre with his chores? Then you, my friend, need a Catapult for Hire.

Siege Spots – Casual Tabletop

Posted on Jan 26 2014
Siege Spots – Casual Tabletop
Alright readers, today I'd like to talk about a recent interest of mine: casual tabletop. Because, y'know, sometimes you don't have time for a full-on session of D&D.

Siege Spots – Bullet Bros.

Posted on Nov 17 2013
Siege Spots – Bullet Bros.
Some of my earliest memories are of playing one of the Metal Slug games in a Chuck E. Cheese's. Oh wait, that was actually only like 3 years ago. But that won't stop me from being nostalgically excited for Bullet Bros!

Siege Spots – “Code Monkey Save World” Review

Posted on Oct 20 2013
Siege Spots – “Code Monkey Save World” Review
The worlds of Jonathan Coulton's songs have collided into one action-packed comic series. There's sure to be plenty of nods familiar to people who follow Coulton's music, but is there anything for the average comic reader?

Siege Spots – The Beauty of Chaos Wars

Posted on Oct 06 2013
Siege Spots – The Beauty of Chaos Wars
Today, dear readers, I am going to talk to you about my favorite game in my PS2 library. Yes, I love it even more than Mister Mosquito.

Siege Spots – Getting Rich Quick With Fanime

Posted on Aug 25 2013
Siege Spots – Getting Rich Quick With Fanime
Hi, I'm Siege, and I'm a poor college student. I can't even afford to buy real people food like eggs and caviar. So I've been thinking: I should find a way to make money. I see the kids these days talking about how much they like anime. I could make an anime, I think.

Siege Spots – OZombie: Interview with American McGee

Posted on Jul 02 2013
Siege Spots – OZombie: Interview with American McGee
American McGee and Spicy Horse are at it again with another re-imagining of a childhood story. This time they're taking on The Wizard of Oz with the Kickstarter for their new game, OZombie.