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A-Kon takes place in Dallas, and is one of the largest anime conventions in the country and the biggest in Texas. I’ve gone for a few years now, but this year was one of the best yet!
Last year, A-Kon moved to a new venue. Along with the move came growing pains – confusing maps, high-traffic areas directly next to each other, and awful lines. I’m pleased to say that most of these issues were resolved this year! While the new location is still a little confusing to me, I didn’t encounter any ridiculous lines or congested areas. For the most part, it seems like there were far fewer complaints than last year.
|Shout out to Liz for perfecting my makeup and helping me with my wig!|
I found out too late that the A-Kon extended to Thursday this year. I’m not sure they’ve ever had programming on Thursday, though many people arrive on Thursday evening for “day 0” of the convention. This year, the masquerade took place on Thursday, and I was so sad that I couldn’t make it out!
The hall cosplay contest took place early on Friday – it ended around the time that we arrived. I had wanted to enter my Daenerys in the hall contest, but there was just no way that we could make it in time. Maybe next year, I’ll be in a position where I can make it down for day 0 of the convention as well.
|Pavi steals all of the hearts!|
Originally, I had planned on wearing Mako Mankanshoku (from Kill la Kill) on Saturday morning, but when the time came, I just wasn’t feeling it. Instead, I wore Taiga Aisaka (from Toradora) all day.
|Some friends! Bobii, Liz, me, Camille, and Peony!|
I also walked around the Dealer’s Room one last time, including hanging out by the Crunchyroll booth. They had a webcam set up with people at home watching live. When I showed up, I got reactions ranging from “Bring Dany to the front!” to “GoT best anime 2K14” and “GoT isn’t anime go away pls.” For some reason thinking of Game of Thrones as an anime cracked me up.