Anime Milwaukee – the largest anime convention in Wisconsin – rings in its lucky 13-year anniversary this year and will bring more than 10,000 people to the city to enjoy the three-day festival aimed at celebrating and educating fans about anime, manga, Asian culture, music and gaming.
Anime Milwaukee takes place Feb. 14-16 at the Hilton Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center. All attendees must register to enter. Click here to register.
Anime Milwaukee features video gaming, tabletop gaming, panels and workshops, cosplay contests, a film festival, cultural programming, dances, cosplay combat chess, children's events, karaoke, a manga library, a massive vendor hall and more.
Originally a club at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Anime Milwaukee started as a safe place for like-minded fans of anime and Japanese culture. It eventually evolved into the gargantuan event it is today.
For more information and to view the three-day schedule of non-stop action, click here.
Last year, Anime Milwaukee brought more than $1.2 million into the city over the weekend.
To register for Anime MKE go here.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.