Hometown Alaska: Despite the isolation, fan culture thrives in Anchorage

 
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Cosplayers at Senshi Con, Alaska’s largest fandom convention, spent the day as their favorite comic book and anime characters last weekend at the Dena’ina Center. (Photo by Ammon Swenson)

In Alaska pop culture and entertainment serve as a means to escape the dark, chilly winters that conquer the final months of each year. The politics and popularity of film, comic, game, and novel franchises have brought folks together in ways we did not know possible, bringing a sense of irony to the isolated Last Frontier.

HOST:

Justin Williams

GUESTS:

Braxton Bundick, director of Senshi Con

Stephanie Cabiness, registered nurse by day and the Queen and President of Amtgard of Alaska by night

PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10-11 a.m.)
  • Send e-mail to hometown@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (E-mails may be read on air).
  • LIVE (RECORDED) : Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • RE-AIR: Monday, October 25, 2021 at 8 p.m.

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