Comic conventions are great for meeting artists, writers, actors, and whatnot...but I really go for the costumes. C2E2 was no different. As a cosplayer myself, I admire those brave enough to walk around the con floor as their favorite character.
My con experience was great for the most part. I made some new friends, got to catch up with old friends, and I took LOADS of pictures, as you can see. My least favorite experience involved a very enthusiastic interview that made me uncomfortable. My boyfriend and I were roped into a video interview with the Feast of Fun guys, and they kept implying that we wear costumes to fulfill some kind of sexual fantasy (yikes)! We tried to explain why we actually cosplay. Hopefully they don't make us look like a couple of freaks...so yeah, I'm not excited to see how that video turns out. I didn't do any gaming and I also only went to one of the panels. I spent most of my time working the convention floor at C2E2.
Much to my surprise, I ran into a good number of people who actually recognized me from my blog! Those moments were probably the highlight of my convention experience. Sometimes I wonder if the people reading my blog are just my friends, and my mom. But, my voice reaches a bit further than that, and that's awesome. Thanks to all my readers who came up and said hello. I really do love meeting you!
I thought I could use my powers of the "press" to get interviews with big names, but all the hot shots were booked throughout the weekend. So I walked around and interviewed the people I personally thought were pretty interesting. Stay tuned for those C2E2 interviews.