Anime Fargo 2015 Report

Anime Fargo has come and gone.  As you probably deduced by the name, this was a Japanese themed convention – relating to both anime and manga.  While I was having fun, I was also meeting people and passing out my business cards.  I met a few familiar faces at the event whom I encountered at past conventions in Fargo-Moorhead (more on that in a moment).

Anime Fargo 2015 dealer room

Anime Fargo 2015 dealer room

The event was definitely alive on Saturday (the day I went).  Much was going on in the vendor room as many sold their wares and artwork.

Anime Fargo 2015 video game room

As many conventions do, there was a room with video games; there were both newer systems like WiiU, XBox 360 and Playstation 4 as well as older consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis.

Duck Hunt at Anime Fargo 2015

I got sidetracked for awhile playing Duck Hunt.  I made it through rounds 1 through 5 and 7 thru 9 with perfect scores; I lost the game on round 18.

Rusty sweating in Fargo sketch

Dragon’s Den Comics, a student comic art group affiliated with Minnesota State University Moorhead, was at this convention as they had been at Fargo-Moorhead Comicon and Corecon.  At each convention they attend, the club brings a giant hardcover sketchbook which attendees are allowed to draw in.  The sketch you see above is the one I did back at Corecon.

Rusty turning Japanese

The sketch you see here was the one I did in the Dragon’s Den Comics sketchbook for Anime Fargo.  As this was an anime convention, I decided to draw Rusty wearing a happi coat and a hachimaki.

501st Legion Imperial crew

The 501st Legion was present at the event too, specifically its Central Garrison.  They were at Corecon and Fargo-Moorhead Comicon.  The two individual you see pictured here are a Death Star scanning crewman (left) and an Imperial officer (right).

I also met some artists that were selling in the vendor room.  Among them were: Unumei, Resubee, Angry Tanuki of Omaha and Brian Jackson.  Mr. Jackson was unlike myself or the other artists present is that he was not only a digital artist, but even had computer equipment on hand that was drawing on!  I chatted with him for a bit on art materials.  I told him that I had nothing against computers but mainly used them to touch up my work.  He preferred to do everything on the computer.

And so, to wrap up this report, how about some photos from the Anime Fargo convention floor?

Deadpool inside the Doctor's TARDIS

Squall Leonhart cosplayer

Japanese snacks for sale at Anime Fargo

That’s all for now, friends!

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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