Well at least it's my senior year!
AKON- Akon was my very first convention ever and so I didn't know what to really expect, besides videos of other conventions on youtube. I expected the convention to be about a good amount of people or even a smaller amount, however I was proven wrong as soon as I stepped foot into the Sheraton Hotel. The Convention was simply amazing, there was so much to do and I really had a blast seeing all the different kinds of cosplays, and panels. Although since it was my first time, my friend and I didn't really plan out well what events we wanted to go to, and even when we asked some of the staff where some contests and etc panels were they usually seemed like they didn't know or just lead us to another dead end. Even though we got lost alot of times and didn't make it to any of the events held at the convention, we still had alot of fun! Aching feets and all!!
Total= Big, Lots of people, Kinda Expensive, Lots to do!!
Tokyo In Tulsa- This convention was alot smaller than AKON but we all sorta suspected it before hand and we were kinda pleased that we didn't have to wait in line very long even if we didn't register before hand. The convention building itself and the majority of people were small but it was still a very fun convention, even my folks got a kick out of it! The only downside I would say is that Vic was there and so it made a HUGE back up in the stairways and other public panels (I was so upset when I realized I missed him!). Although this convention was rather small, Tokyo In Tulsa was still rather fun to attend to.
Total= Small, Sometimes crowded, 'Ok' price
Izumicon- Izumicon was rather an inbetween Tokyo in Tulsa and AKON, the building was rather mid-sized and the amount of people was differing between times, sometimes large groups and sometimes small. Oddly enough on the first day aswell everything seemed to be closed for some reason. This convention however I tried again something new! I attended a cosplay meet up for the first time ever! It was a Homestuck Meet up so again I did not know what to exactly expect or how long it would take. To my surprise the meet up took about 2 or so hours long!! I really do enjoy Homestuck and the meet up was fun and all but man I didn't want to spend ALL my time in the meet up!! I gotta say though, even if the meet up was alittle too long, I meet alot of amazing people which was very reassuring for me since I am a VERY non-social person. What surprised me even more about the convention is that I believe by my memory that it is even cheaper than Tokyo in Tulsa! Although I do suppose it may vary because I was only there for two days. Over all though the convention was just fantastic! (I MISSED YOU AGAIN VIC!! >:U I'LL MEET YOU ONE OF THESE DAYS!!!! >n< )
Total= Mid, Differing people amounts, lots to do, NICE PRICE!
A2M-Before I even attended this convention my sissy/friend informed me a little about how the convention was rather small but it was free. Of course I didn’t care if it was small. Free convention? SCORE! Once we finally made it all the way to California, the first thing I noticed was that the convention had a payment for parking, which cost $12.00. (Keep in mind that the convention not be entirely free itself with the parking, but it was a much lower price than any around my location. Plus that is to say you did take the convention’s parking and not a free parking else where.) The parking was rather nice and close to the convention, however that maybe because we were on motorcycle and not car. (but the parking lot looked rather empty anyway.) After parked (and meeting up with sissy and <3) we started to walk around. Apparently sissy never exactly got the experience of what truly was a ‘small’ convention. I was completely surprised from the majority of people and the over all size of the convention, it wasn’t too crowded but it was a good amount of people to say the place was up and running! To my knowledge the building had two floors although I never had the chance to go to the 2nd. As far as little shopping stands: there was plenty enough to get your interest, although not a vast amount. While panels and events, I also never really got the chance to take part in any. Over all, the convention was really fun and exciting to attend, though I am not entirely sure if this critique would be considered sufficient for the fact I spent most of my time not even in the convention but on foot trying to find food. (Which take note; I heard most food areas in the convention were packed. I don’t know if that is true though.) I was really jealous of this convention!! I urge anyone that is around that area to try the convention out sometime, you won’t be disappointed!
Total= Mid-big, Perfect amounts of people, lots of cosplay, FREE!!