Animethon 22 was a huuuge success! This year I volunteered in a staff position, shared an Artist Alley table with Semajz, and ran 3 panels! It was honestly a little over whelming, but I made it through lol.
Check out the bottom of the post for pictures from the event!
…was the test run for the weekend lol. James and I set up our table, I grabbed my passes, ran down to the vendors, kept my table going, and ran my How to Spot Bootlegs panel! The panel was a huge success and I might be running it elsewhere because of that. Everyone seemed to love the info that I had to share with them, and I even seen some surprised faces in the crowd when I provided some facts.
Managed to make it through Friday without spending money!! …and then parking cost me $28. Who thought that was reasonable?!
…was the day I feared. Along with my staff position I had my table, and TWO panels!
My morning was BUSY. We re-positioned our art on our display to better display some new pieces, I raided the vendors, and sold some art!
My first panel of the day was at 3:30pm in building 9. My Sailor Moon Panel! The room was nearly full, so I’d hazard a guess of about 70 people showed up. We laughed, we cried (over pretty things), and had a good laugh. The panel was wonderful and I can’t wait for it every year.
Panel 2 was a Sailor Moon Trivia panel I ended up taking over for my friend Beth, with my friend Alison. Beth couldn’t make it, and Alison and I had never run a trivia panel before… soooo this one was interesting. It was mostly crazy chaos lmao, but we got a winner who kicked everyone’s butts, and was even dressed as her prize (a Girls Memories chibi Saturn).
It’s always sad when you reach convention wind down day. Everyone is out shopping for good deals, going to panels they decided on last minute, and saying goodbye to friends as we pack up and leave for the weekend.
Thankfully Sunday was fairly easy going for me. I just sat, sold art, and checked out vendors one last time.
Animethon is the convention that doesn’t seem to end for me. When I go back it feels like we never left the previous year. It’s great! the community is welcoming, everyone has fun, it has dramas, but never anything too horrible. Here’s hoping I can go back next year!
Tomorrow, August 15th, is International Sailor Moon Day! I’ll be hosting my own event in Edmonton, Alberta at Happy Harbor Comics.
September 25-27 is also the Edmonton Expo! Feel free to check out my panels (still pending approval) and my artist alley table!