Keeping it cool at AN
|Another year, another con. This year’s Anime North was better than last year’s for me simply because I didn’t spend over 2 hours in line trying to get my ticket (which I had pre-bought, by the way). Things were much more organized this year. Now, you would think cutting down all that time waiting in line would mean I had more opportunities to go to a bunch of events, but I somehow did less than last year. Sorry if my coverage isn’t as broad as usual. I just kinda hung out in the dealer’s room and squandered away my life savings. This post is mostly to show off the pretty cosplayers :3|
Panels and Viewings
I actually didn’t attend any panels this year since I just didn’t have the time. I don’t know where it all went! However, the hotel where they have all the panels and anime viewings is a godsend for when you’re tired from walking around. I watched some Tiger & Bunny, Steins;Gate, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, and Totally Lame Anime After Dark. The last one is an amazing 2 hour block of specially selected clips from really bad anime. Derpy anime, lulzy anime, poorly-dubbed anime…you name it. I went last year and laughed my ass off, so I made sure to go again. It’s such a popular event it takes up two giant rooms and plays on two screens. If you’re going to AN, this is one of those things that you really have to go to. It’s at the end of the day too, and you’ll be dying to sit down and relax by then. Next year I’ll try to get around to more panels.
Artist Alley and Dealer’s Room
I got to play with snakessss
I spent a lot more than I wanted to, but I can’t say I’m unhappy with what I got. I tend to buy a lot of clothes and jewellery from the craft section. I find that the posters, bookmarks, buttons etc. are usually the same pieces every year, but the crafts section almost always has a bunch of new stuff.
On a side note, they got rid of the wrestling (I don’t even know why they had wrestling to begin with) and replaced it with…snakes. You can now play with snakes, lizards, and all manner of reptiles as long as you want. If you cosplay as someone like Soul Eater’s Medusa then that would be perfect for taking photos. There was also a girl dressed as Faye Valentine doing some Cirque-du-Soleil type stuff on a hoop suspended from the ceiling, so they’ve really changed what goes on in there. It’s still eclectic and doesn’t really relate to anime, but at least it’s better than wrestling.
The stuff I bought: Show ▼
Plugging time! I met up with Krizzlybear (@CureKrizzly) for lunch and we talked about the panels he did. He was part of 4 different panels, which is pretty incredible. As much as I love talking about anime, I don’t know if I could host a live discussion without getting tongue-tied. Amazing! I also ran into Orange-sama (@MasterOrange) , bobbierob (@bobbierob), table (@table4545) and some others (if I forgot you, I’m sorry). We just chatted for a bit before I had to run off and spend EVEN MORE MONEY. It was still nice seeing everyone though – especially some new faces!
Photoshoots and Cosplay
This year I actually went to the Type-Moon photoshoot. I just cosplay for fun and don’t claim to be any good at it (for example, I can’t and do not sew). It’s just cool to wear a costume and meet up with other characters for the same show. I was Lisa Lisa on Friday and found a Susie Q and Caesar to pose with, and that made me really happy too. Cosplaying is fun! Unfortunately, no one could predict that the area the Type-Moon photoshoot was going to be so windy. I may have flashed half of the convention…Sigh. Other than that and photographers almost getting hit by a car, it was fun! (Thank you, tall boyfriend, for taking photos above the crowd for almost all of the photoshoots. Credit where credit is due, right?)
If you want the full album of photos from the con, it’s on my Facebook. If you don’t have me on there, then it’s on a public album here.
Some dangle rope/dangit ronpaul/dangan ronpa for your pleasure
I want a baby just so I can do this to it
Attack on Titan cosplay, as promised.
Souji or Yu..whichever you prefer.
Some LoL for the lulz
More gaming fun with Portal
Marceline gets all the bitches
Best cosplay of 2013
See you next year~!