Hello everyone!! Next month is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does next month bring Halloween near the end, but also, my favorite anime convention Anime Weekend Atlanta returns for it’s second year since the pandemic started two years ago. For October, the anime characters of the week are going to be horror themed. I have a few characters that are in mind right now. Also, I’ve changed the theme of the website to try something new. Let me know what you think about the change. Take care everyone and thanks for visiting my website!! ^_^
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Fall Anime 2022 Series
Curious to see what is coming out next season to finish out this year’s anime series? Here is the chart from livechart.me showing what coming out for this fall: https://www.livechart.me/fall-2022/all
Whether you have attended several conventions (I have been attending anime/sci fi cons for well over 20+ years) or this year will be the first time you’re attending one, these are a few tips for preparing to attend an anime/sci fi con based on my personal experiences.
- Make note of the day or days of the convention. This one may seem pretty obvious. However, I’ve had several friends who has missed attending a con because he or she forgot what day or days the con was.
- Pay attention to the posts on the cons social media pages and/or website. These posts usually contains information about the status of the convention, like registration fees, hotel reservations deadlines and so on. These are very important so check these posts often!!
- Have a budget plan. Conventions can be costly, especially if you’re going solo. If you can room with some friends at hotel room or commute a short distance to a con, you can save yourself a lot of money.
- If you’re going to cosplay (or crossplay) give yourself more time than you need to finish your costume on time. I recommend that if you need to buy materials online, try to get everything you need at least two months(or more) ahead in advance. Lately, there has been several delays on shipments from not only foreign countries, but items from here in the U.S. It’s always better to get your materials early than late. Also, the benefits of getting materials early is that, if the item doesn’t fit or work out for you, you can either get a refund or exchange for the item (depending on the company’s policy of course).
- Bring some over the counter medication like Aleve and Pepto Bismol with you. Aleve is a NSAID, which is a pain reliever. This is good not only for cosplayers but even regular attendees. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been in pain or discomfort from excessive walking or wearing cosplay shoes which, over time, gave me foot and other pains throughout my body. Pepto Bismol, Kao Pectate, or any other anti-diarrheal/anti-nausea is also recommended to bring to a con with you. The reason why is this: you eat or drink something at the con that your stomach doesn’t agree with. Instead of being stuck in the hotel room or a restroom for an hour (or hours depending on the severity), you take your anti-diarrheal medication which calms your stomach down. Now you can go back and attend your events as normal.
These are just a few recommendations I can think of right now. Are there some tips I missed that you can recommend on this list? Be sure to comment below.
Updates to the site
Boy, has it been a while since I posted anything to this blog site. Life has been pretty hectic for the past few months. Anyway, I have some new material coming up very soon to this site in the next couple of weeks!! Also, I have a youtube channel that is also a work in progress. Here is the link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7hKEUVNqjUzjwf_hVX83w. Be sure to subscribe to the channel so that you’ll be able to see my latest reviews!!
This is too cool
What a great way to promote a new anime season here in America (and in New York of all places). Click here for the article from Crunchyroll.