Austin Craver

Like one of those crazy inflatable tube men, Austin Craver can’t stop flailing around in the world of anime.

Since first watching Bleach on some horrible piracy website over 10 years ago, Austin has a deeply entrenched passion for anime both as an artform and a force to bring people together.

Austin holds a BA in Media Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a minor in English. Austin founded and ran the Forsyth Tech Anime Club, founded and ran UNCG AniMondays, currently runs the Geeksboro Anime Club, is on senior staff for Greensboro’s Super FamiCon, has ran fan panels at conventions for a number of years through Borderline Panels, bought way too many used anime DVDs, and is the chief creative director of Third Impact Anime.

You can find him most easily on twitter @bebopshock and listen to him spout anime thoughts(?) on the Third Impact Anime Podcast with his exceedingly adequate co-hosts.

When not anime-ing, Austin enjoys drinking black coffee, petting dogs, alternating between A Day to Remember and CHVRCHES on Spotify, collecting souvenier flattened pennies, and admiring his media shrine to Mrs. Doubtfire.

Austin’s go-to Anime: Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, FLCL