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Con-Nichiwa is more than just an Anime Convention

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Con-Nichiwa is a three-day Tucson-based anime convention. Though it has only been around the city for three years, it has successfully gathered and attracted avid fans of Japanese culture and Japanese animation, or anime, from various parts of Arizona, as well as out-of-state vendors.

Instead of producing a story about the convention, Border Beat takes a more in-depth look on the subculture of cosplay, a Japanese-based performance art of costume and role play, as well as how anime conventions like Con-Nichiwa help small anime businesses and artists.

Part 1: The Essence of Cosplay - Read about the history of cosplay, as well as a profile on an avid cosplayer. Hear about the challenges she experienced as a cosplayer and what she thinks about the cosplaying community.

Part 2: Cosplay: Connection for fans and creative outlet for youth -Watch a slideshow and listen to audio as it touches base on how fans of cosplayers say how it is a hobby that provides a connection to other fans.

Part 3: Con-Nichiwa helps small businesses - Click here to see a "TV package" about how anime conventions like Tucson's helps strengthen small anime businesses.

Written by Melissa Guz You are reading Con-Nichiwa is more than just an Anime Convention articles

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