FresCon 2017 by Derek Orchard (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

FresCon, Fresno State’s geek culture convention took place on April 1-2, 2017. FresCon is a non-profit and educational event that showcases Fresno State and the surrounding community through the collective enjoyment of geek culture including movies, television series, books, comics, video games, board games, card games and cosplay. Some of the main events include “Street Fighter V” and “Super Smash […]

Ani-Me Con 2017 by Derek Orchard (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Ani-Me Con 2017, March 18-19th @ the Big Fresno Fairgrounds in Fresno California. For my latest convention report for 2017, I traveled to Fresno, California for this year’s Ani-Me Con. Attendance was just over 7,000 for the weekend, making this year their biggest convention yet. Some of the things you would have found at Ani-Me Con this year included the […]

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS PUFFY AMIYUMI (2017) by Dennis A. Amith and Michelle Tymon (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

When I first discovered Puffy AmiYumi (known as “Puffy” in Japan), they took Japan by their storm with their simple style of t-shirts, blue jeans and sneakers.  Bucking the fashion trend and dance choreography of other Japanese female music artists during the 1990’s, Puffy AmiYumi impressed audiences with their style of music and presentation. The duo consisting of Yumi Yoshimura […]

J!-ENT Interviews Wednesday Campanella (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Back in 2012, Dir.F, a label manager at Tsubasa Records wanted to create a new music project featuring provisional female members. While the music and lyrics for the group would be created by music producer, Hidefumi Kenmochi. The name of this group project would be “Suiyoubi no Campanella”, which translates to Wednesday Campanella. That same year, Dir.F was at a […]

Ani-Me POP Summit 2016 by Derek Orchard (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

Ani-me POP Summit is the first cultural convention dedicated  to J-pop and K-pop in the Central Valley and is always striving to give the Central Valley new, refreshing and exciting entertainment. The event was held at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 18, 2016 and this convention is dedicated to bringing Asian pop music, fashion, film, dance, art, games, […]