Ronin Warriors Fanzine Project Update: February 2018 - Issue 4: 5 weeks to go, anime conventions, cosplaying, and newsletter update.

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Shu Valentine

Ronin Warriors
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers

30th Anniversary
Fanzine Project

February 2018 Newsletter - Issue 4

Ryo's Insignia

Hello Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Trooper fans!

Well, the Winter Olympics are over, and February is fast coming to an end. Just about a month left until submissions are due! So here we go:

  1. Anime Conventions.
  2. Cosplaying.
  3. Newsletter Update.
Seiji's Insignia

1. Anime Conventions

With February ending, it just dawned on me that Anime Convention season is revving up. For me, Katsucon signals the start of the season simply because I'm on the East coast of the USA, and many of my friends make the journey to Maryland. I also use Katsucon as a reminder that Anime Boston in Massachusetts and Sakuracon in Washington State are not too far away, and I start getting really excited.

One of my favorite things to do at Anime Conventions is people-watch. It's amazing to see so many fans coming together to enjoy and celebrate this form of entertainment. And huge bonus points when I can catch cosplayers in Samurai Trooper gear!

YST Cosplayers at Anime Boston 2017

I caught a glimpse of Seiji's sword in the crowded Dealers Room and rushed over to ask for their picture! I may have totally fan-girled at them a bit too.

Which conventions do you all go to, and what's your favorite thing to do there?

Shin's Insignia

2. Cosplaying

We've got some amazing cosplayers in the YST fandom who are submitting their pictures to the zine, and it got me wondering: is anyone planning on cosplaying in the YST universe this year? No pressure to submit anything to the zine, but I'd love to see pictures just for fun!

Honestly, I'm completely intimidated by cosplay, but I do dream of donning the Kikoutei/Inferno armor someday. Someday! Does anyone else have a dream cosplay in the YST universe that they'd love to do?

Shuu's Insignia

3. Newsletter Update

Now that we're down to less than 5 weeks, I'll be taking a break from drawing a new header image for the remaining newsletters. This is so I can start working on my own submissions and cover contest entries. The newsletter will still go out once a week, but the header image will just be repeats.

Thanks for your understanding! Let's get those submissions done!

Touma's Insignia

In summary:

  • Which Anime Conventions are people attending?
  • Do you have a dream of cosplaying as a character from YST?
  • Newsletter header images will be repeated starting in March.

As always, feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions, and take really great care of yourselves. Just 5 weeks left! Can you believe it?!

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