Originally Posted by u-tv
At an A-Kon convention one year I was dressed as Prussia, and got my butt groped by a France cosplayer.
I was only 15 so it was fairly bad for me. :c
That's horrible. Even if the character you cosplay as is a pervert, that doesn't give you the right to go around groping complete strangers, especially if they happen to be underage.
AX2002 was in the Disneyland hotel, and I was able to go only one day because my ex and I had just had our daughter and couldn't afford to go the whole weekend. We only went to a couple of panels, and the food at the hotel was ridiculously expensive. Also, when we went to the dealers room, there was no hentai manga or anything for anyone over 18. Turns out the day before, some kid had wandered into an 18+ booth and his mom found out and raised a stink, so Disney had threatened to get the dealers room closed unless all 18+ material was removed.
AX 2012 was actually the best time I've had at a con, in spite of half the streets being closed down. However, on the night of Day 3, there were rumors of a girl being abducted, which had everyone on edge for the rest of the evening. To this day I'm not sure if she actually did get abducted or just went home on her own.
As for ALA... well, something always seems to happen every time I go. In 2010 I went to the Bleach gathering in shinigami cosplay and some of us went to Denny's afterward. One of the Ukitake cosplayers was kind enough to spot me for dinner, as I was short of cash and did not have my ATM card with me, and I agreed to pay her back the next day. However, on the train to the con the next day, I lost my wallet and had forgotten my badge at home, so I had no money and couldn't even get in anyway. I tried to communicate with her, but it turned out she was driving home later that evening so I was unable to pay her back. I felt so stupid.
So, Kendra, wherever you are, I'm sorry, and I owe you dinner.
In 2011 I was recovering from surgery so I could only go to ALA for one day, and I was slow and in pain for much of it. I did get to meet Helen McCarthy and got her autograph, but I lost it! I also lost my copy of Moyashimon I bought in the dealers' room.
This year at ALA was mostly OK, but our friend who was going to get a room for several people had trouble with his card and they ended up giving him a 1 bed room for 7 people. They apologized and upgraded him to a larger room, the next
Also, another friend who had come from out of town specifically for the con ended up in the middle of some personal drama so we didn't see much of him, unfortunately. And the girls I stayed with all ended up catching the flu, as did many attendees this year.