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The official podcast of the California Conventions Blog, an independent anime and comic conventions blog. Our mission is to provide anime and comic conventions; anime and comics in general; cosplay; tech; and gaming coverage.

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The official podcast of the California Conventions Blog, an independent anime and comic conventions blog. Our mission is to provide anime and comic conventions; anime and comics in general; cosplay; tech; and gaming coverage.

    A Tale of Two NorCal Conventions

    A Tale of Two NorCal Conventions

    On this episode of the CaliConBlogCast, we look at two NorCal conventions that seem to be going in opposite directions - SacAnime and FanimeCon - plus some Anime Expo news and the not-so-hot start to Miku Expo and if we should all be worried.

    SacAnime - https://www.sacanime.com/

    Failed by Fanime - https://failedbyfanime.com/

    FanimeCon Board of Directors’ Statement on Resignations and Harassment Claims - https://www.fanime.com/news/fanimecon-board-statement-on-resignations-and-harassment-claims/

    RARE Footage & News Stories - Centralia Mine Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng5n2ZAxq4g

    John Fisher, Vivek Ranadivé excited to have A's baseball, MLB coming to Sacramento | NBC Sports CA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQQlKi2Vkg

    AX 2024 Exhibitors List - https://www.anime-expo.org/ax-exhibit-2024/

    Miku Expo on X/Twitter - https://twitter.com/mikuexpo/status/1776114136931573830

     Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

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    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    Anime Awards Season Recap 2024

    Anime Awards Season Recap 2024

    On this episode of the CaliConBlogCast, we recap the three major anime awards once again - Crunchyroll, Anime Trending, and Reddit - and talk about if this year might be the year we finally get some changes for the Crunchyroll Awards from the top down. Plus we discuss the Oscar win for The Boy and The Heron and ask if "anime won or Hayao Miyazaki won" and Matthew looks at the prospect of bringing back a bracket for the crew to re-evaulate. 

    Note: We forgot to go over Best Director for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards but at this rate you can kind of guess who won.

    ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Delivers Hayao Miyazaki His Second Oscar - https://variety.com/2024/artisans/awards/oscars-hayao-miyazaki-the-boy-and-the-heron-1235937629/

    Oscar Academy Demographics - https://criticalmediaproject.org/oscar-academy-demographics-2/

    [Crunchyoll] Anime Awards 2024 Winners: Anime of the Year and Full List - https://www.crunchyroll.com/news/latest/2024/3/2/anime-awards-2024-winners-anime-of-the-year

    /r/anime Awards 2023 - https://animeawards.moe/results/all

    10th Anime Trending Awards - https://www.anitrendz.com/ata/results/2024

    Comparing the winners of the r/anime, Crunchyroll, and Anime Trending Awards - https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/1bdphto/comparing_the_winners_of_the_ranime_crunchyroll/

    Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

    Matthew’s Bluesky Profile - https://bsky.app/profile/mattykuncos.bsky.social
    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    CCB Anime March Madness Brackets 2024

    CCB Anime March Madness Brackets 2024

    On this episode of the CaliConBlogCast, we return to a more "traditional" bracket to determine our Anime of the Year! Will the two anime winners from Crunchyroll and Reddit be anywhere near the top? Will it somehow end up being the "shounen bracket?" And can Jeriko get redemption for Mushoku Tensei? Plus we open the show by paying our respects to one of the GOATs in anime and manga and acknowledge the existence of Persona 3 Reload DLC.

    Stephen A Smith clip - https://twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1766239271302684687

    Official statement on Toriyama-san’s death - https://twitter.com/DB_official_en/status/1765935471971213816?s=20

    Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Dies at 68 - https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2024-03-07/dragon-ball-creator-akira-toriyama-dies-at-68/.208430

    The Anime/Manga World Offers Condolences After Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama's Death - https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2024-03-08/the-anime-manga-world-offers-condolences-after-dragon-ball-creator-akira-toriyama-death/.208432

    Persona 3 Reload: Expansion Pass trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRIkpLo42GM

    Brackets - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PI1e_d_20vGrcC-UquzQZ2dgQjif_H4GfOzaBaTuKlk/edit?usp=sharing

    Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

    Matthew’s Bluesky Profile - https://bsky.app/profile/mattykuncos.bsky.social
    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    Persona 3 Reload Roundtable, 1 Month Post-Launch

    Persona 3 Reload Roundtable, 1 Month Post-Launch

    On this episode of the CaliConBlogCast, we discuss Persona 3 Reload one month after launch and look back at the game itself, the new voice acting, mods (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and much more - plus Matthew deposits a theory about the game itself. Plus we acknowledge that something is happening at FanimeCon and we preview next week's episode - the annual CCB Anime March Madness!

    Failed by Fanime - https://failedbyfanime.com/

    Balatro on Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/2379780/Balatro/

    great vegetables - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf1ws4oEmZ8

    Persona 3 Reload Mod Project: Femc Reloaded Project - https://github.com/MadMax1960/Femc-Reloaded-Project

    A Mudkip on X - https://twitter.com/REALMadMax1960

    Megan Thee Stallion cosplay - https://twitter.com/PopBase/status/1763678621250863429

    CCB Anime March Madness 2024 Teaser -  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yVKQswDvDtLCegR5Sp6HTotrfSMx8FNu9o3vWWemmOI/edit?usp=sharing

    Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

    Matthew’s Bluesky Profile - https://bsky.app/profile/mattykuncos.bsky.social
    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    4th Annual Hot Waifu Garbage Roast Session [Fully Smoked Edition]

    4th Annual Hot Waifu Garbage Roast Session [Fully Smoked Edition]

    In honor of the Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend, the blog returns to the BBQ hoedown known as the Waifu Garbage Roast with a five pack of various waifus to throw on the grill. 

    Matthew - Fuuka | Persona 3 Reload
    Nate - Akko | Little Witch Academia
    Jeriko - Kana | Oshi No Ko
    Ryan - Kurumi | Date A Live
    Clark - Frieren | Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
    *** - *** | ***

    Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

    Matthew’s Bluesky Profile - https://bsky.app/profile/mattykuncos.bsky.social
    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    4th Annual Hot Waifu Garbage Roast Session [Served Raw Edition]

    4th Annual Hot Waifu Garbage Roast Session [Served Raw Edition]

    In honor of the Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend, the blog returns to the BBQ hoedown known as the Waifu Garbage Roast with a five pack of various waifus to throw on the grill. 

    (This is the "Served Raw" episode - meaning this unedited as an apology missing last week's show due to one of the show members being out. We will have an edited episode later down the line - I promise.)

    Matthew - Fuuka | Persona 3 Reload
    Nate - Akko | Little Witch Academia
    Jeriko - Kana | Oshi No Ko
    Ryan - Kurumi | Date A Live
    Clark - Frieren | Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
    *** - *** | ***

    Linktree - https://linktr.ee/caconblog 

    Matthew’s Bluesky Profile - https://bsky.app/profile/mattykuncos.bsky.social
    Matthew's Instagram - instagram.com/mvm88miranda
    Matthew's Coscom Profile - cosplay.com/member/41744

    Ryan's Facebook - facebook.com/ryusan777
    Ryan's Twitch - twitch.tv/ryusan777

    Nate's Instagram - instagram.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitter - twitter.com/nateb39007
    Nate's Twitch - twitch.tv/natesgameplay2

    Jeriko's Instagram - instagram.com/epicnursejeriko

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    • 1 hr 29 min

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