Otakon roundup

Roland Kelts takes a look at 20 years of Otakon. Otaku USA posted their take on Otakon as well as 20 pieces of Otakon trivia. Vicky Kariolic posts her con report at Graphic Novel Reporter, and at Anime Diet, Linda has posted a writeup of the Vertical panel.

News from Japan: Daphne in the Brilliant Blue creator Satoshi Shiki will be the writer of the Attack on Titan spinoff manga, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and THORES Shibamoto, the artist for Trinity Blood, will handle the art.Gakuen Alice, which is approaching its finale, has over 7 million copies in print. Mobile Police Patlabor creator Masami Yuki has a new mystery series that will launch in the 39th issue of Weekly Big Comic Spirits. And a Saint Seiya spinoff launched this week.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf readers give quick takes on recent releases in their latest Bookshelf Briefs column.

Justin on vol. 20 of Bakuman (Organization Anti Social Geniuses)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Blue Morning (ANN)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 3 of Btooom! (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Magi (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 4 of Strobe Edge (Blogcritics)
Erica Friedman on Steps (Okazu)
Carlo Santos on vol. 14 of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (ANN)
Danica Davidson on vol. 2 of Thermae Romae (Otaku USA)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Wolfsmund (Comics Worth Reading)

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