In the ‘About Me’ part of my blog, I mentioned that I enjoyed watching anime. I also like going to conventions when they have them in my city. They are soo much fun and it’s nice to dress up and be somebody else for a day or two. Usually two. The conventions are three days long, and I try to dress as two different people on two different days. Sometimes I go on the third day, and sometimes I don’t.
I’ve been going since 2014 and it has been a blast every time. My first year I went as Korra, from Legend of Korra, the continuation of the Avatar: Last Airbender series. I got so many, “Hey! Waterbender!” I would spin around and almost karate chop somebody (just kidding). It was nice to be recognized.
My second year, my brother went with me and we did a couple sort of dress up. Some of you might know the anime, Black Butler. He was Sebastian Michaelis, the butler; and I was Ciel Phantomhive, the master. (FYI, that guy is not my brother. Just a random dude who asked to hold me.) We got recognized and stopped all day. It was superb! After that, we got an email saying there was an 18+ only convention in December for anime, that was sort of an extension of Tekko. We went to it, met a voice actor we both really loved, got autographs and pictures to remember it by.
My third year of Tekko, my brother and I dressed separately. He went as another character from an anime, and I went as Black Widow one day, and Loki in his Stuttgart suit and cane the next day. I actually got chased down by a Thor. How could you not runaway from some big, blonde dude, who screams, “Brother!” at the top of his lungs? I turned and ran. Everyone thought it was funny.
For Sangawa second year around, I was old enough to participate in the sake tasting. It was marvelous, and I was hungover the next day. Yeah… I will still be going again this year. It was fun last year: sampling sake, meeting random people, and sitting out in the hallway talking till almost 2:00 a.m. It was fun, I met knew people and my brother and I can talk to them whenever we go to these conventions. I’ll bring you guys up to date on the next convention I go to, because they are so much fun!
And on that note, it’s been real!