Ryan Kopf's Blog

Important updates on security.Jul 13, 1am

This year's Anime Midwest took place in Rosemont, IL from July 8-10, 2016. We shared a city and convention center with another convention. I addressed the fact that there was another convention back in May of 2016, taking note that we would be hiring a significant amount of extra security as a result.

Anime Midwest Badging and SecurityJul 10, 2pm

Over 12,000 people came to the Hyatt Regency O'hare and Stephens Convention Center over the past few days for a weekend of cosplaying, vendors, events, and guests. In order to provide a fun environment that stays safe all weekend, AnimeCon.

Huge anime convention comes to Chicago.Jun 22, 6pm

An incredible anime convention comes to Chicago this July, to the Hyatt Regency O'hare in Rosemont, Illinois. "Anime Midwest":http://animemidwest.

What is jurisdiction?Jun 28, 12pm

Several months ago I began a lawsuit against a website and its operators for their statements against me, which were often in my opinion libelous (untrue) and malicious. They called me a lot of names, which, in today's internet age is altogether common.

AniMinneapolis coming up.May 2, 1am

A few updates to make AniMinneapolis better than ever. We have awesome guests and tons of events, but every year we try to add more improvements. This year: * 24 hour video gaming. * More gaming tournaments and prizes.

Owl Cafe in Takadanobaba TokyoMar 20, 1am

Little fluffy balls of cuteness (and sometimes evil). No, I'm not talking about cats (especially when they like to knock things off of tables), but owls. There's no place in the world filled with more peace and tranquility for the owl lover, then an owl Cafe in Tokyo.

Con Wars: Bad ApplesJul 21, 3am

I've had a few pending blog posts in my queue for months now about a couple of different topics, which I found to be useful and instructive lessons for convention runners, but I never actually got around to posting anything.

Con Wars and Convention SchedulingJan 26, 5pm

If you don't know how picking convention dates works, it can be really confusing. Why are there so many cons at the same time of year, or the same weekend even, when there are 52 weekends every single year.

Regarding Online ArticlesJan 5, 7am

My entire goal in organizing conventions is to support nerds like myself. I grew up in a high school like any other, where playing sports and partying made you cool and getting a high GPA made you a dork.
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