This year saw the return of Shaz to Fanime! Hooray! The Terrible Cult is reunited once again! Sadly, this may have also been our last Fanime, as two members seem to be over it, which bums me out to no end because I look forward to Memorial Day Weekend every year, and I know we’ll never get our act together for a regular meet up otherwise. Fanime gave us an excuse and a solid date for meeting up every year.
This was also the year that Fanime FINALLY got their act together re: registration, and there was ZERO LINE. Seriously. Last year and the year before we waited like 3 hours for our badges. It was obscene. I was dreading this year, and wondering how they would mess it up. This year was a breeze and I loved it. So thank you Fanime!
Onto the con!
Shaz, FeyNouveau, and I attended Wondercon 2014, held April 18-20. We only went for one day though, so it was a very rushed day. We only attended one panel, and then spent the rest of the time in the dealer’s room, which was kind of a bummer. Also, I am burning out on taking cosplay pics, which depresses me. I love cosplay, but it’s hard finding ones that I really like, and then I always find pics later of ones that I missed out on. Plus other people take way better pics than I do. Anyway, more after the jump.
This is the first year I cosplayed at SDCC. And a big group cosplay, too! We are cosplaying Adventure Time, with Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, Simon (descending into the madness of the Ice King), Marceline, and Fionna (with a handmade Cake). Peebs lost her crown TWICE somehow. LSP is 80s version (which was super fun). Simon was pretty popular. Everywhere we went, kids loved him and wanted their picture taken with him. And he wasn’t in his full blown Ice King form, but they still would yell, “ICE KING.”
I was also asked if my wig was my real hair, which was weird. I wish. That’d be some rad hair.
Anyway, jump for more cosplay at SDCC!
Anime Expo was pretty fun! Met up with Bamboo Dong from ANN and I coordinated my cosplay with her. She was Super Hime, aka Princess of the Crystal of Penguindrum. I was Penguin #3, or the girl penguin, who has a fondness for knitting. This year, Anime Expo arranged to have a half dozen or so cosplay sets, where people can go and take pictures in premade situations–a pink girl’s bedroom, a graveyard, a classroom, a cherry blossom garden, etc.
AX excels at badge coordination. Long line, but super fast! Unlike say… Fanime. However, their panel lines SUCKED and all panels started late, except for the one that was the first one of the day. It seriously took like half an hour to get us in the room, and they wouldn’t start letting us in until 10 minutes before the panel started… if we were lucky.
Anime Expo was held July 4-7 at the LA Convention Center this year, with no interference of the X Games like last year (thank god).
Uhhhh… so yeah, this blog’s been sorta comatose as life stuff happened and I just lost interest in posting anything. But I just got back from SDCC and I still have pics on my camera from Wondercon, Fanime, and AX, so I figured I’d post some stuff up from those. First up is Wondercon, held in Anaheim for the 2nd year in a row, from March 29-31.
Taking cosplay pictures at SDCC is extremely difficult from the sheer number of people (130,000). I’m usually caught up in a wave of people, so that even if I do see something, it’s almost impossible to stop and take a picture of it. Also, there’s the usual traffic problems. And then there’s the problem of EVERYONE wanting to take a picture of someone who did a fantastic job, and you can tell the person posing is getting tired because when they think they’re done, someone else comes running up (me) and wants one last picture. There is never one last picture.