As we get questions regarding the Florida Anime Experience, we will post them here. Can’t find an answer? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. WHY ANOTHER ANIME CONVENTION IN FLORIDA?
In the past few years, we (the convention organizers) have noticed that anime conventions have been trending away fromanime. The goal of FAE isn’t to be the largest, but we do want it to be the most focused on the fandom. The Florida Anime Experience isn’t about “comics and anime” or “steampunk and anime”… it’s about the creativity and cultural influence ofanime, manga and Japanese pop culture.
2. IS THE FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE THE NEW JACON?
No. If it were, we’d have called it something clever like “NEO-JACON” or “JACON TWO: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO.” When JACON ended in 2009, a number of staff stepped away from doing fan conventions. Other former staff have started various new projects with some of them working on The Florida Anime Experience. Even other former staff have begun a new multi-genre event called PariahCon (www.pariahcon.com – if you’re in the Lakeland, Florida area you should check them out!)
3. IS THE FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE THE NEW ANIME SUPERCON?
No. The events and elements of South Florida’s Anime Supercon have been merged into Florida Supercon – making FSC one of the largest multi-genre events in the state!
4. WILL I BE ABLE TO PLAY HALO IN THE FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE GAME ROOM?
No. While we love a good fragfest as much as the next guy (or girl!), Halo (all versions) for the XBox 360 is not a Japanese game. (See Question #1.)
5. DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BUY A TICKET, TOO?
Children ages 3 and under get in for free (with a paid adult admission.)
6. DOES MY FAVORITE ANIME SUCK?
Most likely yes… well, at least according to Joey Snackpants.