Pop Culture and Media Studies

A writer of words. A dancer of dreams. An author, podcaster, and lecturer studying the intersections of pop culture and mental health. A feminist and a fashionista. A teacher and a student. Social Justice Magical Girl. Bohemian revolutionary. Secretly a dragon.

Anika Dane (she/her) is a self-proclaimed manic pixie dream girl and doesn’t see anything wrong with it.


What can I do for you?

Pixie Writes | Pixie Speaks | Pixie Recaps | Pixie Fashion | Pixie Disney

Current and Upcoming Projects and Events

July 18-21, Connecticon 2024

Neon Genesis: Using Fandom to Rewrite Your Story

October 17-20, New York Comic Con 2024

June 1 Middletown PRIDEfest 2024

May 11 LadiesCon 2024

2:30pm: Using Fandom in Activism

May 9, Hatsune Miku Expo 2024

March 29-31, 2024 Anime Boston 2024

March 14-15, 2024 Olivia Benson Plaza NBC Event

October 12-15, 2023 New York Comic Con 2023

October 1-31, 2023 Costober 2023

July 20-23, 2023 Connecticon 2023

  • Teen Girls in Space! Saturday, July 22, 2023 05:30 PM, Bespin Barracuda (CTCC MR14)
  • Saving the World Isn’t Therapy: Trauma in Anime, July 22, 2023, 09:30 PM, Wakanda Wombats (Marriott Ballroom C)

June 3, 2023  Middletown Pridefest 2023

May 20-21, 2023 Trek Long Island

April 7-9, 2023 Anime Boston

“Neon Genesis: Using Anime in Narrative Therapy”

I am available for your virtual and/or in-person event! Contact anika@manicpixiedust.com.

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