This was another 'first time' con for me. Previously it has been 100% board games so there was only general passing interest for me. However after some major staff changes they opened up to anime. As we all know, anime was my gateway drug into costuming. Sean was nice enough to let me have five panels as well as run the costume contest. Pretty much from the moment I got there Friday afternoon till I left Sunday morning I was in constant motion.
The con didn't have the usually attendance because it was up against three other major events, but it was still nice. I think adding anime really helped. There were growing pains, but I'm sure next year will be better.
The panels were fun. I had almost the same group of people for each panel.
It made things feel cozy and intimate. I wasn't talking to a room full of people who just sat and stared. Everyone asked questions and made me feel like a super star. lol!
My friend Kim, her hubby, and their friend Fred stayed with Owen and myself. Kim is adorable and I can't wait to work with her more.
I only wore two costumes since I was sick before the con.
All in all it was really nice, and I'm looking forward to next year.
Next con: Nashicon March 19th and 20th - Columbia SC
I'll be doing panels and running/judging the costume contest