I survived Otakuthon/WCS 2014
Myself and Riddle
I barely had time to actually enjoy the convention and the city of Montreal but Otakuthon is a staple in my convention lineup, and overall I enjoyed myself. I didn't have as much fun as previous years because I had many commitments.
I got to meet the special cosplay guests and my fellow masquerade judges Riddle and NadiaSK.
I also got to hand out some Crunchyroll swag to some special congoers.
I owe a special thanks to my friends, especially Cosplay Calamity and Tamar Wolfe (my table partner), who really helped me by looking after my artist alley table over the weekend.
DandelionsWish & myself
This was my forth year at Otakon. It has become a yearly tradition although I do not know if I will continue attending.
I had a good time but I find it is losing it luster. It may be because I flew down and with all the extra costs of travel it doesn't seem worth the trouble, but I hope that when it moves to DC in 2017 it will give the con the boost it needs.
As usual, it was hot as hell outside and it was miserable to get food since there were lineups everywhere. Luckily I stayed at the Hilton which is connected to the convention center, however there were often lineups to get in or out of the skywalk.
SailorBee and myself at the Crunchyroll booth
It was so much fun. So much so that I will probably forget to mention some things because it was a crazy weekend. I'll give you the short story then let the photos and the videos fill in the rest.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lion cub, baby albino kangaroo, hottubing, cookouts in the suite, photoshoots galore, water slides, bonding with friends, meeting new friends, and carpool shenanigans.
Photos are mostly from Saturday but I scattered them around for aesthetics reasons.
Fountain in the hotel
It was my first time at Katsucon and it was a costume whirlwind. There were so many things to see.
I was stuck at my artist table for most of the weekend but I still had a great time. I wasn’t able to finish my Cruella in time but I am more than satisfied with my Hana cosplay.
Here are the details...
Myself as Korra and Attyca as Lin
Otakuthon has been a yearly tradition for myself for the last 6 years. Many of my cosplay friends are regulars as well, so it always makes for a fun weekend.
This was my first time in the dealer's room/artist alley for the whole weekend, and my third time judging a masquerade.
Highlights: Meeting Adella and Alodia, selling at my table, some Korra antics, masquerade jugdging, and hanging out with friends.
Otakon is always a fun adventure and a sweaty mess.
Here are the Highlights: Crunchyroll, Avatar everywhere, New friends, Heat Exhaustion, and Good Food.
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