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Shelby McWeeb

Shelby has traveled through dozens of states across the country to research weebs in their natural habitat of anime conventions. She has worked over a decade in professional media, ranging from television to some of the biggest news websites in the world. She producers her own live stream talk show and invites her favorite content creators and media contributors from all over the globe.

Japan Cuts Hollywood, one of the most necessary film festivals you’ll see all year (With Q&A)

It’s pretty hard to live in California, home to some of the most famous film studios, movie screening venues and film festivals on the planet, and not have some appreciation for great cinema. If you had to attend any film event, Japan Cuts Hollywood definitely made a case for itself as one of the most well-put-together, entertaining and fun.  Japan Cuts Hollywood took place during November 1st-3rd...

Crunchyroll Remains a Game Changer For A Modern Anime Convention Experience

Why do you go to conventions? Cosplay? Panels? Guests? There are a lot of good reasons to spend three days surrounded by anime. However, Crunchyroll saw a unique experience to move in on a very specific need that has only started to be filled by other conventions.     Not only did Crunchyroll Expo make history by becoming New Crunchy City, but it catered to the needs of anime connoisseurs who want...

Shelby Mcweeb Attends Press Junket for Members of the Aqours

If you’ve been in Anime Expo in the past three years, or really, any anime convention in the past three years, you’ve probably heard of the Aqours. The Aqours have charmed concert, anime, mobile game and Japanese music fans worldwide. I had the very special privilege of interviewing them among a group of talented reporters. This took place the day before their back-to-back shows held at the Novo d...

Love Nikki Events Are the Future (Pink, Interactive and Great Smelling)

Have you ever heard of the mobile game where a (usually) pink-haired girl has to solve her problems with amazing fashion sense? Have you ever PLAYED that game? If you have, chances are you could be a fan of Love Nikki-Dress Up QUEEN and/or its entire aesthetic.  The Love Nikki brand has been popping up in and around various conventions for the past year. I first recalled seeing a Love Nikki booth ...

Why Otaquest (Live and Kick Off) Is So, So Important

Photos Courtesy of OTAQUEST On July 3rd, some of Japan’s most talented artists all gathered at the Novo in Downtown L.A. to deliver one of the most memorable performances I’ve seen in recent history. However, not only was it fun to be a part of, it was also, in its own way, historic.  For OTAQUEST LIVE, the line-up was impressive to say the least. The artists known as CrazyBoy, HIROOMI TOSAKA, Kya...

10 things you need to know before Otaquest LIVE & Otaquest Kick Off

By Shelby McWeeb Every year on 4th of July Weekend, fans of anime and Japanese media takeover Downtown L.A.. This year will be no exception as Otaquest is bringing us Otaquest LIVE and Otaquest Kick Off. M-flo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Hiroomi Tosaka, CrazyBoy and CAPSULE (Yasutaka Nakata, Toshiko Koshijima) will all be performing for together for the OTAQUEST LIVE concert event. Otaquest Kick Off will ...

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