"Sarah presented "Mysterious Massachusetts" to an adult audience at our library. The crowd was riveted. They were hanging on her every word. She is extremely knowledgeable, witty, and fascinating to listen to. Her price was affordable too. We will definitely have her return for another presentation!"
- Denise Farmosa (Adult Reference & Circulation Librarian) Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, MA.
"Sarah’s panels are fun, informative, and very engaging. She is clearly passionate about the subject matter, and she brings a great deal of warmth, humor, and enthusiasm to her presentations. She encourages comments, questions, and discussion, which got a group of very enthusiastic teens excited to talk about their favorite anime, and she even stuck around after the panels to chat with the kids about their interests. Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I look forward to having her back. The only hard part is choosing a single panel topic (or even a few) from the fantastic list of offerings."
-Matthew DeCara, Palmer Public Library.
"Sarah's knowledge of the topics is exceeded only by her passion for them. Listening her speak about them is a pleasure, an education, and a moving experience for newcomers to anime and old hands alike."
-David G. Wilson III, Petersburg, VA.
.“Very informative! I especially enjoyed hearing about and seeing examples of the evolution of anime through the years”
– Teacher Alice Fabria, Harwich Ma.
“I loved this lecture, and would happily attend it or a lecture like it again. Thank you for such an informative class”
-Rachel Coombes, Tewksbury Ma.
"Sarah is everything I want to see in a presenter: articulate, intelligent, well organized, witty and a lot of fun. She keeps it moving and yet manages to make people feel heard, letting them know that she values their input. You might think that would be an easy balance to achieve, but it's really not. Most presenters are missing one if not several of those elements. I always feel like we're having a conversation in my cool aunt's living room rather than listening to an official presentation. In an age where fan community is becoming more and more reduced to tweets, texts and bragging about one's nerd cred on social media, it's refreshing to be in a place where actual face to face communication and genuine connection about our shared interests and experience is nurtured. I always try to make one of Sarah's panels at a con because it adds a lot to my con experience."
- O.A, Rockport Ma.
"Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe is one of the strongest presenters in the convention scene. She's a dream to work with as an event organizer--well prepared, flexible and undemanding. Her well researched panels are fun, but thought-provoking. She’s great with all types of audiences, you won’t be disappointed. "
-Chris Needham, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Anime USA
"Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe never fails to engage and delight her audience!"
-Anna-Marie York , Lovettsville, Virginia
"Sarah provided excellent information in a friendly and professional manner. It was so refreshing to attend a presentation so well thought out and intellectual about a geeky topic I was interested in! Educational and entertaining - highly recommended! "
-Kristen Hunn, Taunton, Ma.
Artwork by Bettina M. Kurkoski.