This weekend on something of a whim, Kevin and I went to MegaCon Orlando. It was my first time at a chain con-you know, the kind where they’re massive and part of a major business. I’m much more familiar with smaller, fan-run cons like Shoreleave and MISTI. (It turns out I also prefer them, but we’ll get to that.)
We bought Saturday-only tickets and, thanks to our tendency to over-estimate how much time we’ll need to get ready, we arrived an hour before the con even opened. Since it took just silly amounts of walking to get anywhere in the convention center, that worked out.Read More »
This post is later then expected because, as it turns out, you need at least a day to recover from the world’s best convention. Honestly I’m still not quite there but I’m too hyped not to share my experiences with y’all.
Kevin, I, and our carpool buddy are leaving a little before lunch on Wednesday to split the drive up to New Hampshire over two days. This means we should be there for Every. Single. Panel. I’m so excited, y’all.
Packing is turning out to be more interesting than it has in the past. Not only are we taking twice as many articles of clothing (since Kevin’s coming with this year; I’m so stoked) but we also have a number of special outfits that we’re bringing.
With MISTI coming up my friends are all in a whirl, planning their merch for Artist Alley and finalizing their cosplay plans. About a week ago it occurred to me that I should probably start doing that too.Read More »
AKA, the reason this week’s post is nothing but pictures of cosplayers I took at the convention. Seeing everyone in costume is one of the best parts of a con, and I’m always proud when I recognize more than I don’t.
I was first introduced to the 5-3-1 rule at an anime convention in college. No idea when the concept was invented, but that was my introduction.
Anyway, as I was perusing the con’s schedule I discovered a full-page notice, recommending that all attendees follow the 5-3-1 to prevent the spread of avian flu. (I think it was avian flu. It was either that or swine flu. Whichever it was, places with lots of people were very concerned about it spreading.) Below the big, scary letters they outlined what 5-3-1 actually meant.Read More »