rose_of_pain: (cain - black sheep)
And wow, getting even further behind as this is for LAST YEAR's AUSA which I didn't finish til like 2 months after THIS YEAR's con. XD Oops. Let's see how long it takes me to put up Katsucon's?

AUSA 2015 )
rose_of_pain: (zukalyn)
Soooo I totally failed to get this up before THIS year's Otakon. lol So this is seriously an entire year late. Oops. XD It was also weird writing the end of this after having just come back from the con this year. Haha!

Otakon 2015 )

rose_of_pain: (ginga bishonen)
So I stop being so ridiculously behind on my reports, I think I'm going to try simplifying them a bit. Especially since I'm starting to forget things. lol

(I'd like to note that I said that when I started writing this but it didn't work...I barely finished it before THIS year's Awesome con >_>)

Awesome Con 2015 )
rose_of_pain: (Lucille)
I seem to be taking longer and longer to write these. XD I now have THREE more con reports to do after this too. x_x;; I know no one reads them but I like to be able to refer back to these when my memory fails me.

Katsucon 2015 report )

rose_of_pain: (elisabeth)
I almost forgot to do this report...oops.

AUSA 2014 Report )

rose_of_pain: (ginga bishonen)
This con took place over 4 months ago and I even started writing this over a month ago but then kept getting distracted and didn't force myself to finish it til now...oops. XD Still need to do a report on AnimeUSA too. x_x;

Otakon Report )

rose_of_pain: (utena - prince)
I was asked to be a judge for Zenkaikon's Hall Cosplay Contest this year. I was a judge back in 2011 and rather enjoyed the experience so I was definitely up for making a return to the con. I had heard the con had grown a lot in size and was a bit different now that it had moved location and boy was that right. I'm glad to see the con grow and I really enjoyed it so I'm hoping to be there next year too.

Zenkaikon Report )

rose_of_pain: (loki)
Ugly new LJ layout aside, I still want to type up my con reports here. Once again I'm a bit behind in that regard but first off is Awesome Con, DC's first real comic con which is only in its 2nd year now. I missed the first year but was determined to go this year. I sadly was only able to attend Sunday due to my work schedule but it was definitely worth going to and I'm hoping to attend at least 2 days next year considering it will be an actual 3 day con now instead of a 2.5 day (or almost a quarter since Friday was only open for a few hours in the evening) con.

Awesome Con Report )

rose_of_pain: (lyn ~ ciel)
Almost forgot to do this report. XD Figured I should do it before the next con(s)...

Katsucon 2014 )

Rest of my photos here on facebook:

rose_of_pain: (ginga bishonen)
I keep taking forever to do these con reports. x_x But this one will be short at least since I only went for one day. AUSA moved their date to Sept...which sucked. Because it made it way too close to Dragon Con which resulted in a lot of people deciding to go only one day or not at all and the PA group couldn't attend at all due to being a big weekend in Gettysburg and most of them work there so I didn't even have my usual roommates. So thus only going one day.

Anime USA 2013 report )

Annnd that was one of the shortest con reports I've ever done. XD Yet took me the longest to get out? Pfft. lol The rest of my photos are on my facebook over here:

rose_of_pain: (crisis core - zack)
And finally the last part of this con report! that's its been like...over 2 months since the con ended. ^^;;;

Dragon Con 2013: Sun-Tues )

Rest of my Dragon Con photos can be seen over at my Facebook here: though I made the album pubic so should be able to see even without being on FB.

rose_of_pain: (loki)
Dragon Con Part 2: Saturday )

The rest of my Dragon Con report will probably be finished in just one more post as I didn't do quite as much stuff on Sun/Mon. XD

rose_of_pain: (Default)
Its taking me a while to call this con "Dragon Con" instead of "Dragon*Con" now that the name has changed. But a small price to pay for the con being able to finally disconnect itself with that controversy. And it didn't seem to affect attendance at all this year from what I could see.

This was my second time attending Dragon Con, the first time being in 2011. I was very excited to return and this time I made sure to have more actual non-anime costumes for this con. This time I also got to stay in one of the host hotels (Hyatt), instead of commuting from a friend's house every day. Which made a huge difference in the experience as I was able to enjoy a lot more of the con this time around.

This report is going to be huge and thus will be divided into at least two entries (maybe 3), like I did last time I went.

Dragon Con Part 1: Wed-Fri )

Annnd I think I'm going to stop there for now 'cause that took me forever to write up as is. XD And Sat was an even bigger day as far as events went so I think that will probably be its own entry. Then Sun-Tues as a 3rd entry. ...maybe. I'm being really slow and lazy with this report as I have so many things distracting me but so much I want to write about. ^^;;

rose_of_pain: (Lucille)
Oh Otakon. I keep trying to quit you but I always come back. XD Though to be honest, I actually really enjoyed Otakon this year. Though I think I keep bringing less and less costume-wise every year. Otakon for me really is now more about seeing everyone and going to maybe one or two big events. There just aren't really any good places to take photos and con wandering isn't as fun as it used to be. But I think I'm just repeating a lot of what I said last year so yeah. Onto the report! I actually started writing this BEFORE Dragon Con but wasn't able to finish it in time. XD So thus the delay...

Otakon 2013 Report )

rose_of_pain: (ginga bishonen)
Last AnimeNEXT I had attended was back in 2008, before the location change. Honestly I hadn't really had a big desire to go to the con anymore due to hearing that the new location wasn't as great and noticing a decrease in the amount of people I know who attend that con. That and the people I went to that con to see, I see at most of the cons closer to me anyways. But during the DC Sakura Matsuri this year, Sarah asked if I'd be willing to work for her at the con this year since she'd be too busy with con work to be able to sell her stuff. And then Chrissy and Chris decided out of the blue that they were going to go to the con and considering they live in the next neighborhood over, I was able to get a ride with them pretty easily. XD But yeah, this con wasn't originally planned so I didn't really have any plans for it and it was quite different for me from my normal con experience as I was in the Dealer's Room for about 75% of it.

AnimeNEXT 2013 Report )

rose_of_pain: (ss - hades)
So due to a lot of real life issues and waiting for photos and such, this con report got seriously delayed. I actually started writing it like a week ago but didn't really have much time and motivation to finish it til now. Though there isn't much new photo wise here if you're on my Facebook as I have most of these up there already. And I'll warn you that a good portion of this report is me whining about Hades. Considering that took up most of my time this con.

Katsucon Report )

rose_of_pain: (ss - hades)
Anime USA was in a new location this year. In DC, near the Omni which was Katsucon's hotel for several years. And I actually REALLY liked the new hotel. It had a bit of a confusing layout but it was rather pretty. And definitely A LOT better for photos than the Hyatt. Also being in DC made it very easy to find cheap food with a large range of options, just across the street. I also found the atmosphere and staff to be better than the Omni. And yeah, I'm sure the Omni had the prettiest outside area but I just got so turned off that hotel due to past experiences there. And AUSA is a bit too small to be able to afford that hotel, I'd think. So really I thought this hotel was a good choice for it.

The only real major issues I found with the hotel were the parking and the size of the event rooms. Like they had an alright sized room for the main events room. Nowhere as large as many other cons, but AUSA isn't too big so I thought it worked well. Granted I only was in there for the concert, so not sure how well it worked for the Masq and events with actual chairs. But this seemed to be the ONLY large room the con had. All the panel rooms were really small. Like ok, they'd be fine for small panels but this was also the rooms used for events such as guest panels and the Cosplay Burlesque. And so there wasn't nearly enough seating and many people had to be turned away. Also the viewing rooms were itty bitty. But this seems to be more of an issue of the hotel itself. There was another event going on so I don't know if maybe next year the con may get some of those bigger rooms or if this is all we're allowed to have. Either way...its going to make some events really hard to do at this con if they still decide to use such small rooms.

Anyways, onto what I actually did at the con...

AUSA '12 Report )

rose_of_pain: (loki)
This is probably my most delayed report ever considering I attended the con over a month ago. Things have just been super crazy since. I actually have never attended this con and almost didn't this year either because I keep forgetting there even IS a comic con here. And its not a huge one or anything. Only runs for two days but as it turned out I had Sunday off and I knew some people going, figured why not. And it was pretty cheap.

This is going to be a bit different than my usual con reports. I'm not really going to go into boring details about everything I did because I didn't do any cosplay or anything. This, for a change, will be more about the con itself. XD And won't be that long.

Baltimore Comic Con )

rose_of_pain: (lyn - asch)
I started this report like almost a week ago...XD And kept gradually working at it bit by bit...just hadn't had much time to actually write it up. Had been waiting for some more photos but got tired of waiting so here goes...

So yeah...Otakon happened. Seemed like it wasn't quite as crowded as last year but I've had other friends say they felt like it was worse. So I dunno. XD But it just didn't seem QUITE as bad as last year to me. But maybe just 'cause I wasn't wearing as many costumes this time around? I think I've finally learned my limits with Ota.

Anywho, onto the actual report...

Otakon - the con I can't say no to for some stupid reason )

Rest of my photos are here: Not a huge amount but at least not as few as some of the other cons. Mostly just more Inu x Boku stuff though. XD



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