I’d first like to mention something that I forgot to mention in the first AX post. Dan and I learned that we could register for free Exhibit Hall passes after 4:30pm. That was awesome. Anyway, pictures!
Anime Expo is my favorite convention to go to. Well, it’s the only major convention I’ve been to. I love the panels, the Exhibit Hall, the cosplayers, and just the whole experience in general. I was there for all four days in 2012.
I absolutely loved the Steve Blum panel since my sister and I watched a lot of Toonami around the new millenium. I also actually became interested in voice acting after my sister attended a Bang Zoom Entertainment Panel. It was a lot of fun seeing people voice act different characters from different anime like Gurren Lagann and some others. The next day, we went to the Exhibit Hall to go to Bang Zoom’s booth and we signed up for their Adventures in Voice Acting mailing list.
This year, however, I didn’t have the money to any day badges, but I was able to go their badgeless. I just couldn’t go into any of the rooms. That was fine though. I wanted to make the best of my limitations and I took a lot of pictures of the cosplayers. I, myself, cosplayed as one of my favorite anime characters, Vash The Stampede, from Trigun. I tagged along with my friend, Dan, to take lots of pictures.
I will be posting seperate blog entries with pictures from the different days that I went to Anime Expo, I didn’t go to Day 2, however. I went to a friends get-together. For this entry, I will post pictures that I took during Day 1. Enjoy! 🙂
I attended a Gay Pride Parade with my friend, Dan (aka. The Steel Shark), and he told to wear a purple shirt. I wasn’t sure why, but I found the only purple shirt that I owned; my Kobe Bryant shirt. When we got there, we explored the route and took pictures of people/stuff that we thought were weird and interesting. We eventually met with this group in the parade who had the NoH8 symbol. Much to my surprise, we weren’t going to be spectators taking pictures of the different groups that came by. We were IN the parade. Another surprise; there was a celebrity in our group, Christina Milian (We didn’t know this until the next day). I’ll admit though, I’ve never heard or seen any or her work. As we marched, my friend and I continued taking pictures of people and stuff that we thought were interesting. It was a good day and I got hit on by a gay dude. It was flattering even though I’m straight. It was a wonderful experience.
Every year, GLAImprov have many events, one of which I got to attend for my first time. It’s called, “No Pants Subway Ride”, where you ride the subway without pants. I had a lot of fun and I met a lot of cool people. Here’s a link with more information.
Here are many, but not all, of the pictures that I took of some of the shenanigans that were had.