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.
I flew in Thursday with another local cosplayer, Skylar, that I have known for years. I spotted her at the airport and it happened that we booked the same flight there and back. It's always nice to have company in the airport. We got in before noon and hoped a cab to the city.
I spent the day shopping by the habour and killing time until my roommates arrived. We had a lovely dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and we managed to get our badges before closing at 10. This was the first year I had to wait in line for longer than 5 minutes to get my badge.
Sunday was casual since I didn't want to bother with a costume. Most of my time was spent saying goodbye to friends. My roommates and I were supposed to go to the National Aquarium but they weren't selling tickets for immediate entry. I could not go because I had a flight to catch. Instead we did a victory lap of the dealer's room and Artist Alley.The flight home was hassle free and the flight attendant on my second flight was hilarious and full of sassy goodness.
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