July 18, 2010

ConnectiCon 2010

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I was away with my cousins in Connecticut! I just so happened to go during the ConnectiCon weekend which was the first video-game/anime convention I ever went to! So without further ado, here's the review!

So when we arrived at ConnectiCon we went straight to the video game section before they closed it 40 minutes after we arrived. We had to drop off our bags which was a pain and I don't know why they made us do that pointless exercise since it took us about 40 minutes of standing in line to get our bags back. Anyway my cousin and I were beating everyone in our respective games (I was playing both Chansu and my favorite: Super Smash Brothers Brawl while my cousin was playing Halo 3). We had missed the tournaments that took place the day before but we still had lots of fun.

As we were walking around we saw some incredible cosplays. Here's some of the amazing ones we've seen from Super Smash Brothers Brawl:

. . . . . . . . . . Sheik and Ike . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . Link and Zelda . . . . . . . .

More awesome cosplays here:
. . . . . . . .Inuyasha - Kagome . . . . . . and . . . . . . Assassin's Creed - ? . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Code Geass - C.C. and Lelouch / Zero . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . Naruto - ? vs Sasuke . . . . . and . . . . . Other Naruto Members . . . . . .

. . . . . . . Dragon Ball Z - Goku . . . . . and . . . . . Naruto - Kakashi Sensei . . . . .

. . Bleach - 9th Division Captain Kaname Tousen . . and . . Bleach - "Nel" . . . . . . .

(After you check out all these cosplays, let's give an award to the best cosplayers! Leave your opinion on who deserves the award in the comments! If you don't know who they are just describe them. Oh and if you know the missing information marked by "?" please leave a comment and let us know! Thanks! ^^)

Then later on we went to the venders which kinda shocked me into another world. They had everything! From discounted to discontinued manga, doujinshi to figurines, weapons to cosplay outfits, vocaloids, souvenirs, and even t-shirts! Unlike my little event at California's Little Tokyo, I wasn't overwhelmed since I was prepared for this. I tried not to spend all my money so I only spent around $30-$50. It was a lot of fun, and my favorite part of the convention. Here are some pictures of one of the figurine stores:

It was very tempting to buy everything off the shelf since they had a bunch of vocaloid, lucky star, clannad, fullmetal alchemist, one piece, and other figurines I can't remember.

Towards the end we walked around and figured out that there was an upstairs but that we came too late for the closing ceremonies in the auditorium. Next to that however was a board game room.

They played all sorts of games that I've never seen or heard of before.

As we were walking back downstairs getting ready to leave I stopped dead in my tracks because there was a huge mass of people circled up in what I call the "Cosplay Circle."

I took a little video when they started chanting. You can watch it here:

I didn't know what it was at first, but thanks to razicasar on youtube for this updated info:
"They're shouting Pirates and Ninjas. Whoever supports Pirates shouts that, then Ninjas, back and forth. They did a bunch of them, like Pokemon/Digimon. ^_^"
I had a lot of fun and if you go to an anime convention like this one, I'm sure you will too! So if you ever get a chance to visit ANY anime convention, don't miss out!

That's all for now, thanks for reading! ^^


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