For those who don't know Anime Central, or ACen, is just around the corner...Well actually it's a little less than 3 months away (May 14-16, 2010), but that is plenty of time to toss together any last minute costumes! ACen is the 5th largest anime convention in North America. I've gone to ACen 4 times, and I've always had fun! There are always several hundred cosplayers, an arcade, rave, costume contests, and just an all around good time.
My one complaint with this convention is the massive amount of immature teenagers. As someone in their mid-20s, ACen can get slightly annoying. I have nothing against teens, I used to be one not that long ago, but this is a 24hr con that lasts 3 days...sooner or later some kid is going to annoy the hell out of you. With their cat ears, and their paddling, and their obsession with yaoi...3 days will seen like too much. You have to take in this crowd in small doses. If you're stuck waiting in some god awful line with them though, you're out of luck. My suggest to adult attendees, DON'T GO ALONE! Or at least meet up with other people your age at the con. I always find, that when I surround myself with an awesome group of friends (preferably my age), every con is fun! Don't get me wrong...adults do attend this event! Teens definitely out number adults ACen, so be prepared. Unfortunately, I'm going to miss it this year, but I'm looking forward to seeing all the pics of the new costumes!
Below are a few pics I took at ACen 2009!