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Unread 05-27-2014, 10:34 PM   #31
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First things first, here are the pictures I took this weekend. There aren't many, but you are welcome to tag yourself or use the pictures!!

Who did you cosplay as?:
Sadly, we didn't cosplay this year.

How many days did you attend for?:

All three (left around 4pm on Sunday) + Thursday for pre-reg pick up.

Most memorable event/moment:
Meeting Scott McNeil after the Reboot Memories panel on Sunday and all things it involved (him singing Amanda by Waylon Jennings to me, squishing and being a generally stupendous dude). Sitting next to Linda Ballantyne's husband at the Sailor Moon panel. Toby Procter. Horrors of Hentai panel *pours soap into eyes*. Maid Cafe, and our lovely maid Chiyou. :3

Most unexpected event/moment:
Really enjoying and getting into the Crazy Japanese Game show, thought it would just be something to do to pass the time but in the end we were screaming and shouting!
Oh and totally thought we were all going to die during the Final Fantasy photoshoot when the tire on that van popped and it came speeding towards the TCC grass! Totally unexpected, totally glad that there were 0 injuries.

Most awkward event/moment:
Hitting the elevator button and hearing a bunch of bros screaming and horseplaying as it approached my floor, walking into the elevator to see about 7 dudes, all wasted. I joked, "Everything okay?" and two of them said, "Now it is!" as the elevator doors closed. (Fortunately escaped ungroped.)

Favourite event/moment:

Meeting and squishing Scott McNeil for sure, and of course taking pictures of all the awesome cosplay and getting amped up to (hopefully) cosplay next year.

Least favourite event/moment:
The Nominoichi line fiasco. I have never gone and was really looking forward to going for the first time this year, but we were turned away twice. First, we arrived around 45 minutes before it was meant to open and told to "come back in 30 minutes", and then 30 minutes later being screamed at to "DISPERSE, DISPERSE, DISPERSE" while being waved at with a prop sword.
Nearing heat stroke on Sunday and being out of water and having all the water stations I went to being out of water T_T
That weird Saturday night max exodus situation before the Strangers With Candy gameshow. They kicked everybody out of the TCC but there was still programming going on and we had to wiggle through everybody exiting to get back in. Very weird.
I might be a jerk for saying this, but we waiting in line for an hour and a bit to get tickets to Yumi's graduation ceremony on Friday, and right as we were getting to the table a woman in a wheelchair and her helper pushed in (they hadn't been waiting) and because they had a barrier free access pass were looked after before us. When we got to the table, they only had two tickets left and we had a group of four, so we were unable to attend. I understand con needs to be accessible... but does accessible really=line cutting? Sorry if I'm an asshole I was just really disappointed. Oh well the maid cafe service we did attend was still fun and I would go again!
Of course, as usual, people stopping in the middle of the traffic flow to look at their phone/be annoying. Also the new dealers room, as everybody mentioned, had a lot of potential but there was too much unused space near industry tables and too much used space near the teeny weeny exit.
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How much money did you spend?:
$350-$400 incl hotel, food, gas, reg.

Best cosplay you saw:

The lady with the huge folding pink wings
Aether Wing Kayle
Angewomon
Silver Queen (Magic the Gathering)
Regina from Once Upon A Time (dem details)

How many pictures did you take?:
About 70 cosplay photos, and 30 of my friends and I farting around. Not as many as I usually do!

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
From Kingston, so about 3 hours driving.

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:

Totally sad. I legitimately cried, because I am a big baby, but also because I probably had sunstroke. I keep myself very busy and it was a very nice appreciated break. I just love it so much, despite any complaints.

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:

Not as much water as I should have, too many potato chips, clementines, cup noodles, hot dog, many onigiri and takoyako from the Ginko table, applesauce, granola bits, Quesada tacos, Subway sammich, extremely overpriced hamburger from Milestones, multivitamins, one gin and tonic.

What did you buy?:
CLAMP art book, Firefly Independents Flag, 2 Firefly t-shirts, 1 Harley Quinn t-shirt, USS Enterprise mug, "Totes Mah Goats" mug, paper crane earring, RandomFandom bag of cute (sort of stupid, had lanyard, button, shoelaces, erasers ._.), fox tail, Pichu plushie and button, Kraken necklace, a whole whack of bookmarks, Reboot Forever book.

Things you won't miss:
The couple of unhelpful, rude convention staff we experienced. Dem crowds. People sneezing on me.

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:

Got jumped on by my doggie and took her out for a walk, started unpacking but gave up, tried to watch the hockey game but realized that I was feeling deliriously ill, accepted con flu defeat, proceeded to fall under sleep of sleeps. zzzzzz

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:

It may seem from my complaints that I had a bad time, but all in all it was totally awesome and stupendous. I have gone to Anime North three times now, once in 2007, once in 2012 and again this year and really hope to attend again next year. It is like coming home. I really hope to cosplay again too!
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Unread 05-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #32
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Who did you cosplay as?:
Thursday: Junpei Iori (Persona 3)
Friday and Sunday: Calem (Pokemon X and Y)
Saturday: Igor (Persona series), The Master/Harold Saxon (Doctor Who), Souji Seta/Yu Narukami (Persona 4 Dancing All Night)

How many days did you attend for?:
Thursday to Sunday

Most memorable event/moment:
First time running a photoshoot

Most unexpected event/moment:
Seeing someone cosplay as the Atlus/Persona/Shin Megami Tensei version of Jack Frost and not being able to run and take a pic of him

Most awkward event/moment:
- Wanting to take a photo of a cosplayer but unintentionally barged into a personal photoshoot. Decided not to bug her later.
- Having a ridiculously hard time taking pictures with my Igor mask on
- While picking up my double bladed naginata from its spot on the floor, I nearly hit a guy in the crotch
- Almost winning free passes to Unplugged Expo except I was off by one and two digits

Favourite event/moment:
Running the Atlus/Persona/Shin Megami Tensei photoshoot

Least favourite event/moment:
- Only one exit for the Dealer's Room? REALLY!?!?!?!?
- Running a photoshoot ... and not taking one picture in it -_-;;;;

How much money did you spend?:
Including tickets and hotel, probably more than $400

Best cosplay you saw:
A few of the full sized (non-gijinka) Pokemon cosplays and the aforementioned Megami Tensei Jack Frost cosplayer

How many pictures did you take?:
Around 800, though most are just copies of another (I usually take two-three pics of the same pose for editing purposes)

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
20-30 minute car ride from the Scarborough/Pickering border

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:
Very sad. I wasnt looking forward to the mess I would see when I returned to work on Tuesday (I do way more work that I should at my job)

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:
Apples, granola bars, instant ramen, Subway, Japanese, steak

What did you buy?:
Pokemon, Darkstalkers and Doctor Who stuff

Things you won't miss:
Crowds, BO, the walking

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:
Unpacked my things and surfed the Net

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:
Third time's the charm as this was my best AN so far. No drama (2 years ago) and no accidents (last year) this time around.
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Unread 05-27-2014, 11:23 PM   #33
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Here are my AN2014 photos

Mostly outdoors, and Friday AoT, Saturday KlK, Madoka, and Sunday JoJo photoshoots.


As a bonus, I also just got around to uploading the Costume-Con 32 photos

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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:47 AM   #34
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heres a buncha photos i took
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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:50 AM   #35
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Your album is private, btw.

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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:53 AM   #36
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sorry about that i fixed it coulda swore i made it public when i created it
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Unread 05-28-2014, 06:30 AM   #37
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Posted an album on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/959265...57644931193483

Will be adding more later.
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Unread 05-28-2014, 07:17 AM   #38
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This website was covering some Nintendo Cosplayers. Fun little video they put together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNF1tRTT6U8
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Unread 05-28-2014, 09:50 AM   #39
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photos from saturday and sunday...
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Unread 05-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #40
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Who did you cosplay as?:
Friday: Han Solo. Sat: Goku SSG. Sun: Naruto

How many days did you attend for?:
All three and left at 2pm Sunday

Most memorable event/moment:
Getting my engagement photo done with my fiance and I in couples cosplay

Most unexpected event/moment:
Getting to attend part of the 404's show (They are normally way too full)

Most awkward event/moment:
The Evangelion Panel I don''t think I know enough about the series.

Favourite event/moment:
Cosplay Chess I love getting a chance to preform for an audience even if it's just for a moment

Least favourite event/moment:
Getting fluish Friday night. I had to miss my late night panel and my early morning panel on Saturday

How much money did you spend?:
Maybe $200 between food merchendice and cabs

Best cosplay you saw:
Their were too many to choose but I really liked some of the League of Legends ones

Worst cosplay you saw:
I'm sorry if this offends anyone but one girl dressed in a grey bikini top with an uchiha logo on it and purple bikini bottom and had a little dagger in it and called it a sasuke cosplay. I'm sorry but to me that is not cosplay but an excuse to walk around in a skimpy outfit.

How many pictures did you take?:
None but my fiance took some.

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
Orillia about 90 minutes north of the convention

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:
I was about neutral really I was dissapointed it was over but it was nice to relax.

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:
Tim's on the way to the con. Milestones for dinner on Friday had the american burger. Saturday I did the breakfast buffet at my hotel (very dissapointing) and went back to the hotel and we ordered pizza pizza for dinner. Sunday we went to Kelseys for Lunch and had the buffolo chicken sandwich

What did you buy?:

Cosplay items: A Naruto costume

Swag: A bunch a Naruto art prints and an Itachi pillow for my fiance

Things you won't miss:
The long lines and feeling boxed in everywhere

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:
We went out and saw X-Men Days of Future Past well still in our cosplay and that was a lot of fun.

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:
If you take a picture of a picture of yourself does that count as a selfie?
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Unread 05-28-2014, 03:36 PM   #41
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My Weekend Album: HERE

Who did you cosplay as?:
Melty Granite (Shining Hearts), Claire Setilan (Magna Carta 2), Riko Aida (KnB)

How many days did you attend for?:
The entire weekend

Most memorable event/moment:
Unfortunately, the weirdo who popped into my friend's hotel room uninvited.

Most unexpected event/moment:
People recognizing my Magna Carta cosplay!

Most awkward event/moment:
When it was so windy outside that my skirt flipped completely up at the top of the International Plaza stairs.

Favourite event/moment:
Learning to play Go!

Least favourite event/moment:
All the waiting around

How much money did you spend?:
Not counting cosplay costs, $25.

Best cosplay you saw:
Not in person, but the Squirtle Squad!

How many pictures did you take?:
Quite a few. More selfies than I'd care to admit.

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
15 minute daily car ride.

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:
Not too sad. This year felt more dull than the others.

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:
Mostly onigiri as it was the most filling option amongst the $3 foods.

What did you buy?:
Food, a mini print, 4 bookmarks, and a Pokemon hat for my little brother.

Things you won't miss:
Can't specifically pinpoint.

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:
Sleep

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:
Perhaps next year I'll volunteer at the con and help keep the magic alive for others.
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Unread 05-28-2014, 07:11 PM   #42
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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=537f7b2de9


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Unread 05-28-2014, 07:17 PM   #43
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Who did you cosplay as?:
Seifer Almasy - FF8

How many days did you attend for?:
Friday to Sunday

Most memorable event/moment:
First time running a photoshoot

Most unexpected event/moment:
Two people on the ground fighting next to me at the rave. Me and my friend broke it up.

Most awkward event/moment:
Being group hugged.

Favourite event/moment:
Making amazing con friends who I shall cherish forever.

Least favourite event/moment:
My hotel had booking issues and wanted a seperate ID for everyone in each room. We nearly didnt get our rooms.

How much money did you spend?:
10 dollars on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Didn't bother buying anything else.

Best cosplay you saw:
Yojimbo, Hands down.

How many pictures did you take?:
800ish.

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
Kitchener to toronto

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:
I was content having an amazing weekend

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:
A grilled cheese sandwich and jack astors chicken strips

What did you buy?:
Food

Things you won't miss:
The sunburns and rude staff

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:
Got naked and fell asleep #worth

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:
My face is finally healing from the burn and swelling.
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Unread 05-28-2014, 09:01 PM   #44
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Who did you cosplay as?:
Rumpleteazer from Cats: the Musical

How many days did you attend for?:
Saturday

Most memorable event/moment:
Being told that I made someones con and that I warmed a lot of people's 80's child hearts

Most unexpected event/moment:
The van blowing his tire and saving his spinout like a boss

Most awkward event/moment:
Meeting Olivia and totally derping out being excited for meeting her, but realizing she seemed really tired and probably had better things to do than talk to me, so I ran away...

Favourite event/moment:
Singing "Following the leader" with my friends through the hotel lobby when it was super crowded and we all linked hands to not get lost.

Least favourite event/moment:
After the con, nearly getting kicked out of Vaughan Mills where we went for supper

How much money did you spend?:
$75 between gas and food... tickets were sold out long before we went to buy them..

Best cosplay you saw:
Dot from Reboot, Darkwing Duck

Worst cosplay you saw:
Honestly, I didn't see any bad cosplay, I figure if you're comfortable and you're having fun, then it's a good cosplay.

How many pictures did you take?:
Not as many as I'd like, but I was having too many taken of me.

How far did you travel in order to attend the con?:
From Cambridge, so about an hour drive

How sad/happy were you when the con ended?:
It was a daytrip for me, and I wished I could have stayed longer, but I know there will be more, so I knew I was going to miss it, but happy that I got to go.

What variety of food did you eat over the weekend?:
Lots of Timmies, went to Pickle Barrel for supper.

What did you buy?:
Water

Things you won't miss:
The heat... my makeup was melting...

And finally, what did you do when you got home from the convention?:
Stripped off the lycra, fur, and makeup, had a shower, got a late night snack and slept for 12 hours.

Any additional stuff you wanna say?:
Thanks to everyone who was so encouraging about our costumes. I was the white and orange cat, and my friend as the red cat Bombalurina had flown in from Vancouver. She loved the convention and is hoping to come back out for more. Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming!!!
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Unread 05-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #45
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Here are the photos I took from Saturday including the RWBY photoshoot:

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