Time for the recap of my favorite convention of the year! This is my fourth MAGFest, my second year volunteering, and my first year as staff. It’s a party convention with board games, video games and friends, and I prepared appropriately.
December was a busy month for me between travel and crafting! I did a TON of stuff, and January and February are also going to be insanely busy!
Basically, the theme of this month was LOCATION SHOOTS! I visited to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the holidays, and the area around my childhood hometown has some incredible locations for photo shoots. I connected with some talented members of the cosplay community in my hometown and we collaborated on some AMAZING stuff.
I'm getting to my Katsucon recap a bit late due to MAGFest directly following it (and the fact that I stupidly decided to start and finish a cosplay in between the two weekends).
Katsucon is my favorite convention; it's so full of amazing costumes and passionate fans and incredible locations, as well as all-day, all-night programming -- if you can find time to attend in between your booked photoshoots! I spent a lot of time gawking over the incredible cosplayers and giggling at the acrobatics of photographers trying to get the perfect shot, hanging out with some of my closest friends, and generally looking adorable/pretty/frightening, depending on the day.
I apologize in advance for this recap being pretty much "I hung out with friends, took some pictures, and did a bajillion photoshoots" but tbh that's exactly what happened. I made it into Artist Alley once and didn't make it into the dealer's room at all! And forget about panels... Next year I want to fix that.
Happy (almost) New Year! As we finish up our holiday celebrations, I just wanted to take some time to reflect on 2016; explore what went right, what went wrong, and what to expect from me in the future.
So first of all, the TL;DR version:
I'm back from NYCC, lazily typing this up as I lay in bed with a heated blanket over my sore legs and aching feet. New York Comic Con is a departure from reality for four full days, spanning everything from comics to manga to HBO to sci-fi to kids shows to almost anything you can think of. It leaves you exhausted, but never quite fulfilled. The con is so big that you see barely a fraction of a percent of what is happening, and it's so easy to be swept away with the tide (sometimes literally, given the crowds of people).
I apologize for the long write-up, but it was a big con, and a ton of amazing stuff happened! In case you don't want to read the whole thing, here's the TL;DR version:
A weird mash-up of physics, math, education, sewing, and stanning Hordrapta