Category Archives: Conventions

The Day 1 Cosplayers of Anime Expo 2016

Every year we try to run about and meet as many people as possible at conventions and get shots of the spectacular outfits they work so hard on. While attending our second year at the Los Angeles Anime Expo we managed to meet just a few folks on our first day (sorry, blame the airlines for the delays). But without further ado, here they are! We will be posting these on our facebook page as well later on, so be sure to tag yourself in them! And if you would like high res images please message us at our “contact us” section. We would be happy to work something out....


The Day 3 Cosplayers of Denver Comic Con 2016

The last installment of this three part series of pictures from the Denver Comic Con will be shorter (we promise). At the final day of DCC 2016, the outdoors hit a hundred (which is a lot in Colorado) and those that were not baking outside were indoors, drinking and showing off their cosplay. Conveniently, is also what we do best.  We were not able to remember the names of everything and everyone in this album, so if there is something we missed, leave us a comment. So nice we put it in twice. As always, if you are one of the cosplayers in this album and would like a higher...


The Day 2 Cosplayers of Denver Comic Con 2016

And we are back in the second of three installments of cosplay photos from this year’s Denver Comic Con. It is going to be a huge post (around 90 or so images) so bear with us. We refuse to be one of those “slideshow” sites in order to get more clicks. At any rate, if we met you on Saturday during Denver Comic Con there is a high chance we snagged a photo of you (unless you were cosplaying as Morgan and Jedah Dohma from Darkstalkers, sorry those didn’t turn out)! Check out all the photos below. And always, if you are one of the cosplayers below, and would like a...


The Denver Comic Con 2016 Day 1 Cosplayers

It is that time of year again. While attending this year’s Denver Comic Con we did our best to run about and get as many cosplay photos as humanly possible. As we were not able to make it to the whole first day, this album will be short. Fear not, this is only the first of three collections of pictures that we took. If you are one of the following cosplayers and would like a higher resolution image of your cosplay be sure to hit us up at our contact us section! Now, without further ado, see the cosplayers we met at day one below!   EDIT, Sorry we forgot...


Blue Exorcist Author Kazue Kato to be Special Guest at AX

At this year’s Anime Expo (held in Los Angeles from July 1st – 4th), Viz media will be hosting the famous author of Blue Exorcist, Kazue Kato. Not only is she recognized as a guest of honor, this will be the very first time Kazue Kato has made a professional appearance in the United States. So if you are going to be making a stop by the Viz Media booth (which is number #2205) be sure to say hello and meet Blue Exorcist‘s creator. Kazue Kato first started Blue Exorcist back in 2009 and is still currently running to this date. With Kazue Kato making an appearance at AX2016 as well as the mysterious countdown timer (that...


2 vs 2 with Blake Shepard and Samantha Inoue-Harte [Video]

After the prior interview with Samantha Inoue-Harte was interrupted, we picked things back up with her and Blake Shepard. So, to start things out while we were at Anime Southwest, we dove back in to asking about everything that goes into being a voice actor. Check out the video interview we did below! Blake Shepard has been involved with voice acting for quite a long time and has a long list of characters from shows that we have come to adore. For example, he has been a part of Angel Beats!, Elfen Lied, DRAMAtical Murder, and Cross Ange (just to name a few). For more interviews and other videos, be sure to subscribe to our...


Life in Animation and Working in Entertainment with Samantha Inoue-Harte

While attending a new Con in Colorado (Anime Southwest) we had the opportunity to sit down and have an interview with Samantha Inoue-Harte. She has been a voice actress in works such as Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Sakura Wars, Trinity Blood, and Fairy Tail. Samantha is not only an accomplished voice actress, but also an animator. Over the course of her career we got a little insight into everything that goes behind animation (even the less than pleasant aspects). Check out the interview in the video below: Due to some unforeseen circumstances the interview was cut short. However, we will be releasing the second part as well as it including Blake Shepard hopefully soon. Subscribe...


Snape-ricot Beer Unveiled for Denver Comic Con

In a perfect homage to the late and great Alan Rickman, Denver Comic Con and Breckenridge Brewery unveiled their newest DCC themed brew, “Snape-ricot”. The beer is described as a “refreshingly crisp apricot lager.” Naturally, the beer will be available while at the 2016 Denver Comic Con (after you get through all the long beer lines). Snape-ricot will be debuting at it’s release party at Stoney’s Bar and Grill on Friday, May 20th, at 7:30 p.m. The first 200 people to order a Snape-ricot will be given a limited edition pint glass courtesy of Denver Comic Con and Breckenridge Brewery. Every since 2012, all of the names have been rather clever, check...


Starfest 2016 Thoughts & Impressions

You know you have hit an interesting point in your life when you are seated at a bar debating Star Wars lore between a cosplayer dressed a Zap Brannigan on one side and Harley Quinn on the other. But that is just how life is in Denver over the weekend at a con. Welcome to Starfest 2016, one of Denver’s oldest cons. Due to renovations this year, the location for Starfest 2016 was a tad different this year. This year’s Star Trek (and really any space science fiction) con relocated to a hotel near Denver International Airport. According to onsite staff, the Crown Plaza (where this one is held) is the original location of...


Top 7 Cosplays of Starfest 2016

Now that the full album of cosplayers is out, it is time for us to decide on our favorites while at Starfest 2016. Everyone had great outfits at Starfest this year and it is always great fun going out and meeting everyone. We hope to see you all next year! 7. Dr. Doom – Fantastic 4 There is nothing quite as classic as a good Dr. Doom cosplay. This cosplayer’s green outfit is made out of a plethora of different materials but assembled in a way that pays the perfect homage to the original Dr. Doom from the Fantastic 4 (no, not two terrible live-action films that have come out in the...


The Cosplayers of Starfest 2016

Now this year at Starfest in Denver Colorado, we tried to get as many pictures as possible of all the cosplayers that were there in attendance. We were not able to get them all, and some of the pictures did make the cut (that is our bad). Below is are all the folks we met. If you see a picture of yourself and would like a high resolution copy, send us a message over at info@bentobyte.co. Check it out below:   As always, we will be posting these images on our Facebook page so that you all can tag yourselves from the weekend’s activities!


A Series of Unfortunately Random Questions with Arryn Zech

While at attendance at Denver’s annual Starfest, we had a quick moment to sit down and chat with the lovely Arryn Zech. Arryn is the voice behind popular characters such as Blake Belladonna in RWBY and Dr. Emily Grey in Red vs. Blue. She is currently residing in Los Angeles but is still heavily involved with RWBY. Now, we only had a mere five minutes to sit down with Arryn so we were not able to get every question we had hoped for in. Either way, check out our interview with her below: It was particularly fun getting to know Arryn Zech, and we were glad we were able to ask everything like prying questions...


I Went to My First Convention and It Was Katsucon

A few weeks ago, I went to Katsucon over in Maryland. I’ve abstained from writing about it for the time being because I was going to another anime convention after that one, so I wanted to let the convention hype die down before I focused and actually sat myself in front of a computer screen to write about this. It’s a good thing I did because now I’m able to separate the two experiences, with one event providing insight for the other. But this is about Katsucon. And Katsucon was my first anime convention…ever. Now, some of you might be thinking, “Hey, don’t you write about anime professionally and waste...


A Sit Down Interview with Chris Patton

While at Colorado Anime Fest, we had an opportunity to sit down with Chris Patton and have a little chat. Chris Patton is the voice actor behind famous works such as: Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!, Rentaro Satomi from Black Bullet, Run from Akame ga Kill!, and Hajime Aoyama from Ghost Stories. So, naturally we had to ask him a few questions with regards to what goes on behind the scenes during a voice actor recording session. Check out the video below for the interview: What did you think of the interview? Let us know in the comments below! Think we should ask other questions next time? Again, let us know and we...


The Cosplayers of Katuscon 2016

From February 12th through February 14th, BentoByte attended Katsucon 2016 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. We had an absolute blast meeting so many different people and coming together as a community. The convention had its ups and downs (there was a small kitchen fire that caused the entire convention to be evacuated for about an hour) but all in all it was a fun convention. Below are some notable images taken over the three day span with various cosplay ranging from Star Wars to League of Legends. Kuzco himself even made an appearance and caused the crowd to go into a hilarious uproar. Hopefully, we here at BentoByte...