The Convention: Kumoricon 2014
The Place : Vancouver Washington Hilton and Red Lion
The Dates: Aug 29 – September 1.
Kumoricon is a Anime Convention in Portland and Vancouver WA area. This was my six year attending. Because it was a for day con, it was all plushies on deck; all my big plushies had a day as my companions.
Friday: I got in to the convention area around 9:00am. The line for will call pickup was very reasonable. I looked over the schedule , this year the pickings were slim. I end up getting into the line for Opening Ceremony. The ceremony was better this year. I did very little than take in the convention and attend So, you want to run a panel before lining for the ANV contest. The contest had a very good line-up this year. The rest of the evening I was in and out of the art room and the Anime viewing room before heading home.
Saturday: Because of a recent controversy conserving Hello Kitty nature, I created a sign for my giant Hello Kitty Plushies. It said I am Not a Cat but a furry to the amusement of the attendees. I watched some of the Pro-bending tournament , think of it as LARPing. The Behind the Mike panel , probably the only good industry panel this year. To keep cost down, made a picnic dinner then and managed get in on The Who’s Line Is It panel. I did some art jamming before heading to Salute! A Nod to Military Anime before calling it an day.
Sunday: Head back to the con site after church, I attended the Attack on Titan with Patrick Seitz, Bryce Papenbrook and Christopher R. Sabat panel. I was disappointed. I want more content than a question and answer period. Still I love how Christopher put a over enthusiastic fan in his place when Christopher world not play along with Vegeta over 9000 meme. Next was on the list was the cosplay completion, again it have a very good line-up of skits and cosplyers. She rest of the evening I did art jamming or in the video room until the often rename panel. I left the panel, not carrying for the excessive vulgarity and call it a day.
Monday: I had a case of the jitters I was doing a back to back panels a one hour and thirty minute Otaku 25+ and The Furry and Anime panel. The Otaku over 25 attendance was down perhaps it was the morning. I had a half hour for final preparations for the next panel. About 5 minutes before start of the Furry and Anime panel, room was empty. I was thinking shades of Newcon and the panel was a flop, but the staff who was controlling the line up came in and said it was ok to let people in; I said yes and was supplied to see a flow of people stated to coming in. The people were lining up for the panel. I had 55 to 60 attendees , half were not furry. The pane went well and I had very good feedback.
I ate my lich and headed over for the closing ceremony. I Made my final walkthrough of the convention space before head back home drown my post convention blues in curry rice and anime.
The Good; the convention was well ran. I love the AMV contest and Cosplay Contest.
The Bad: Attack on Titan with Patrick Seitz, Bryce Papenbrook and Christopher R. Sabat panel, I was hoping for more information.
The Ugly: The often Renamed Panel 18+ version, I was waned ; still I hope it was not going to be vulgar as it was.
Overall I had a very good time.
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