Convention Coverage

Anime Boston 2012: My Secret Shame: Dealer’s Room

As you are aware by now, I have a slight problem when it comes to dealer’s rooms at anime conventions. Basically, I try to catch up on every teensy, tiny thing that I missed out on at some point, thus racking up fairly large bills in the process. And, every year, I vow to never repeat that mistake again. Well, here we are in 2012. I’m standing before a hotel bed filled with stuff and a sense of both amazement and incredulity. While I managed to come in under last year’s gargantuan budget, and while some items did wind up being gifts, I wonder if I did it again.

For the record, I wound up with the following after the close of the room on Saturday:

  • Afro Samurai Resurrection
  • Artbook: Sakura Taisen, Ah! My Goddess, & Evangelion
  • Banner of the Stars (Complete Series)
  • Freedom (Complete Series)
  • Genshiken 2 (Complete Series)
  • Ghost Sweeper Mikami (Collection 2)
  • Kannagi (Complete Series)
  • Kujibiki Unbalance TV (Complete Series)
  • Ray (Complete Series)
  • Rumiko Takahashi Anthology (Complete Series)
  • World of Warcraft: Garrosh Hellscream Figure


So, I guess we could call this progress? Kind of?

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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