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What is jurisdiction?

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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.
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A note on sharing convention space.

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AnimeCon.org has known for a while that we'll be sharing the convention center with another convention in July in Chicago, and we have had conversations with their team about how best to support both events while keeping any potential problems minimized. We have been working internally to create a smooth event and experience for everyone who will be in Rosemont over the weekend.
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AniMinneapolis coming up.

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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:
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Owl Cafe in Takadanobaba Tokyo

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Little fluffy balls of cuteness (and sometimes evil).
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Con Wars: Bad Apples

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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. Realistically, these topics may only appeal to a few people, and were more being written for my own remembrance and reference.
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Con Wars and Convention Scheduling

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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?
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Regarding Online Articles

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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. Today I work every day to provide fellow nerds with places free of harassment where we can express ourselves and geek out as much as we want.
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Winter Anime Con coming to Chicago

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Continuing a tradition of incredible conventions in the Midwest, AnimeCon.org will be presenting Con+Alt+Delete, an anime convention, in Chicago this December 18-20, 2016.
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Anime Convention coming to Columbus, OH

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I'm very excited to share that a brand new anime convention will be coming to Columbus, Ohio. The event will happen at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, from May 20-22, 2016.
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Panelists have been emailed for Anime Midwest

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Panelists for Anime Midwest should have got their confirmation emails by now. I think nearly all panels have been accepted except for some that are near exact duplicates of other panel submissions.
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