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Anime Expo 2012 - Day 0

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Hello guys and gals! It has been a long time and I apologize for not updating the blog. There has been a lot of new exciting things going at The-O Network and we've been swamped with the convention season in full swing!

As promised, I'll try to use the blog to discuss a little more about our own personal thoughts and experiences covering events and running The-O Network. So instead of trying to recount everything that's happened in the last couple of months, let's get started with Anime Expo 2012!

Today was Day 0 (the day before the official start of the convention) and we were able to interview the awesome American rock group AniMetal! Senior Editor Jason and Staff Writer Salvador did a great job talking with these seasoned rock stars about playing anime related music and it was a real eye lifter. I really hope you enjoy our interview with them which we should have up hopefully soon!

Probably the main highlight of the day for me was hosting our video coverage of Anime Expo's Red Carpet Event with our resident translator and reporter, Arthur! It was pretty exciting talking with some of the guests as they walked in and it was definitely surprising near the end when Japanese pop star LiSA walked in and chatted with us and we got mobbed by cameras from other media outlets! Although Arthur did most of the work (great job Arthur!), this was a great learning experience and I hope personally I can grow to be a better host in front of a camera. All in all, I think it turned out pretty well for our first try. Definitely check back later as we'll have the video compiled and ready for viewing and as usual we'll have all the photos available for viewing in our gallery!

As I am writing this, we are offloading videos and images, transcribing content from earlier, and prepping for Day 1. We will definitely try to get you more video from the convention. Stay tuned as we will be covering LiSA's and Fiction Junction's press panel as well as interviewing them! Thanks for reading this and I'll do my best to remember to do a post for Day 1 later tonight!

Make sure to keep an eye on our twitter page as there we will post any live updates from panels or live streams of events! twitter.com/tononet

 

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Theodore Mak is a founding member and current Executive Editor of The-O Network Online. He is also responsible for development including managing and updating the website.

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