Today I went to the Big Apple Anime Fest, which, although not as good as Katsucon or Otakon, was still pretty cool. Unfortunately I have no pictures, as I forgot my camera at home. Fortunately, there wasn’t really anything that warranted being photographed, so that’s ok.
The major drawback of this convention was the sheer concentration of people- you know you have a problem when you can’t even get into the video rooms because they are too full, and you can’t see anything on any dealer tables through the crowds. Anyway, the rooms were small and the number of people large- so the theme of this con seemed to be claustrophobic. Possibly because of the aforementioned crowds there were very few cosplayers. Since we all know that my favorite part of going to cons is costumespotting, I was a bit disappointed.
Another drawback to this con was, surprisingly, it’s close proximity to my home. I’m only a few minutes away from New York, which is not enough to warrant getting a hotel room near the con in the city. But parking in/near the city is so expensive and the commute is such a pain in the ass, that it’s not desirable to drive there more than once. Hence, merely a day pass.
Oh well, at least some good things came out of it- besides general amusement for the day, I got to see some cool new anime, like Alien 9, Animation Runner Kuromi, and my personal favorite, Cat Soup. Cat Soup was incredibly surreal, kinda like a mixture of Jacob’s Ladder and Alice in Wonderland.
Anyway, I should be off to bed now, as I have to get up in the morning to go to the Renaissance Faire. G’night!