The Con: Kumoricon
The Place: Vancouver, W#A Hilton and Rad Lion
The Dates: 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2013
Kumoricon is the Portland / Vancouver WA premiere Anime convention ; this is my sixth year in attendance. All three of my giant plushies were my companions
Saturday: Got down to the convention site early for the panelist meeting. I pretty much stuck to fan met and greet panes including the random panel of doom, which I was not all impressed even though it was fun. I had confused it with the often renamed panel which was not present this year. I also attended the Kumoricon, Face Book forum meet up Panel before having a seat for the AMV contest and most of the show. I went out to Joes Crab Shack for dinner then did lounged around and spends some time in the video room before calling it a day.
Sunday: Because of a schedule misunderstand, Programming had put my Otaku over 25 panel at 12:00pm only 30 minutes after church. I just got in right on time. We had a good show about 54 attendees. Later I tried to attend the Manga Hell panel; I was turned was because the volunteer said the room was to capacity. Never mind there were still four rows of chars empty. Latter I attended a panel in the same room without any problems.
I soon had to get my stuff together and set up for my second panel. I did the world of Sanrio and Hello Kitty. I had 54 in attendance; which was a very good number, knowing I was running against the popular Masquerade and Cosplay contest. The attendance was 27 time better than the attendance at Furlandia. Feedback has been very positive.
I then went to Toodd Haberkorn Show and Tell panel. I wanted to get a picture of him with my giant Hello Kitty but it was no go. I spent the rest of the day picture taking, dinner, video room and art jam until it was time for Guy’s overnight AMV showing. I called a day at 2:00 am.
Monday: Not much to do in the way of panels. I did both the anime debate and Once Upon an Anime panel and just hung around. I attended the closing ceremony and rant and rave before doing my last space walkthrough and calling it a convention
The Good: it was good to be back, but noting stood out.
The Bad: skimpy on industry, anime, manga and what to watch panels. Most were games and meet up. What anime / manga panels of interest were available happed on Sunday morning.
The Ugly: The brats who thrown water on the cosplayes on Monday; they may or were not part of Oxfest group.
In spite of the hiccup I still had a great time
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