Here are my pictures from ConnectiCon 2014! Continue reading ‘ConnectiCon 2014’
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After downloading Hinano’s game, I was too tired to play it, so I went to bed, woke up very early, played it, wrote about it, went back to bed and got to the convention at 2:30 PM xD This time, three friends were at the con. They are going to Japan for 12 days in October (sob sob, i want money to go too!), so we went to a panel about gaijin in Japan. It was entertaining: the two panelists talked about everything from Japanese cell phones to Kansai-ben. I also saw the first Battle Royale Movie, which I hadn’t seen before. The guy who was handling the DVD also showed off his knowledge of how the movie was different from the original book (“in the real story…”) By then, it was much later and when they had trouble finding the disc to show the second BR movie, I decided to go home and play pangya.
The con was in the same convention center as in recent years, but much more of the space was utilized this time. There was a big hall for video games and the artists, and another one with tables for playing board games and the Dealers Room. This continues to be the best location of any con in terms of the building and set-up, although Anime Boston does have the advantage of being connected to a mall and being not far from many restaurants. But unlike that con, I faced no lines getting in on Friday. ConnectiCon also covers a wider range than just anime and manga, so different types of gaming and webcomics are very prominent as well. The convention even had two actors from Star Trek: Voyager. I saw a few people go up to their tables near the dealers room, but I imagine at a Star Trek convention they must be mobbed by fans. I was also surprised to learn they were charging $20 per autograph! Is that common among Sci-Fi actors? Anyway, I have some more cosplay pics to share, so please check them out!!
Not much to say about Connecticon so far as I was only there a few hours on Friday. But I did buy an expensive Maka and Soul figure (maybe pics later) and I got a few pictures, so please enjoy them!
I went to Anime Boston on Saturday and thus passed a day dodging Narutards, Bleachtards and Hagarentards. Last year I got there much later than I’d wanted, so I had to stand in line for something like two hours. When I got there this year it wasn’t even 10 am yet, so I sailed through registration amazingly quickly (yes, this year I didn’t pre-reg. either!) So here’s what I did, what I bought, and my measly two cosplay pictures!
After registering, I went to the re-showing of the AMV contest and I was there for the whole thing! They seemed like a solid bunch of videos. There was one that used My Neighbor Totoro and got a good reaction from the audience. It used very clever editing/manipulation of the scenes from the original movie to create a very different impression! Looks like it won Best in Show. Three of the videos were amusing adaptations of movie trailers–I wonder if that’s a current trend? I once thought of doing an AMV, but I don’t have the equipment and anyway, these things get more and more sophisticated every year! It feels like you’d need professional level video editing skills.
After the AMVs, I had lunch at Legal Seafoods and came back at 1:00 to check out the Dealers Room. Its a lot easier to get in and navigate around since they moved to a big convention center a few years ago. I was a little disappointed, but not very surprised, that there wasn’t much stuff from recent shows. There weren’t many Haruhi related goods, but I did see a few. I was hoping that show at least would have an effect on what I’d find. There were a few odds and ends (I got two chibi Haruhi Gashapon), but it was mostly a flood of the usual Naruto, Bleach, and Fullmetal Alchemist stuff. I even saw a sign that said “Authentic Naruto Headbands.” Does that mean they were actually made in the Hidden Leaf Village? In any event, maybe I’m not as in to buying stuff at cons, because I spent less money than ever before. But it may just be the lack of stuff I wanted to buy; maybe only a trip to Akiba (or Singapore?) would satisfy me?
After that I checked out a little of the ADV panel, the Artist’s Alley, took another break, and saw most of the AnimeonDVD panel. Long before that started, the line was already forming for the Masquerade, but I hadn’t really planned on going to that this year. (Actually, I didn’t go last year either, and the year before I went on a Friday!) A good Thai meal and an earlier start home seemed preferable to sticking around a lot longer (and waiting in line!), particularly on less than three hours sleep! So That just leaves my remaining pictures! I took the one of the Totoro cosplayer early on, but as I was too lazy to take anymore, I eventually left my camera in the car. But as I was leaving I spotted a Eureka cosplayer I’d noticed earlier but hadn’t taken a picture of and decided that here was my chance, although I had to use the cellphone camera!
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