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Friday, November 11, 2011
5:36 PM | Posted by Amani | | Edit Post
The long-awaited NYCC 2011 came and went around the middle of October. This was the very first convention I went to PURELY for my own enjoyment. Any con I've been to since NYAF 2007 always mainly involved me working for a friend at their booth, doing a panel, or both, all in lolita.
This time I was DETERMINED to try and not wear lolita at -all- for the whole weekend, either cosplay or normal clothing, and somehow I succeeded. There was a point in time where I was gonna try and wear it on Sunday, but I ended up not going home that night so that sorta flew out the window lol. Unfortunately wasn't able to do Fran like I wanted to because I didn't finish the costume, so now that project will keep going on for hopefully Otakon next year xD;
Instead, I just went as a Ravenclaw student on Friday, because I ended up participating in a recording for Daniel Radcliffe later on that night. Saturday and Sunday I ended up going in t-shirt and jeans. LUCKILY the weather was pretty good the entire weekend, and it was pretty warm, so not too many complaints about that this time around. Having just been laid off earlier that week, and a small last paycheck due to medical leave + Christian convention the week before, I had little to really splurge on. Luckily the gaming swag I ended up getting for free and Kinokuniya's sale at their booth was good enough for me.
For basically the majority of the weekend I was just gaming-- playing demos, getting free shit, looking around at all the action figures, statues, etc. I had a bit of a list of panels I wanted to see, but because the con was so huge and the wait lines were ridiculous, I didn't bother. They weren't HOMG MUST SEE (except the Final Fantasy XIII-2, but I got to the con late anyways), and there were barely anything anime or J-fashion so as far as panels I was pretty displeased.
I was thinking of doing yet another panel next year, but the J-fashion panels that -were- done were placed at a really inconvenient place where it was open and loud and just ugh, it was terrible. I kind of don't want to bother if they're gonna mistreat all the small people like that again next year.
Literally the first thing I saw and went to lol. An hour + of waiting but SOWORTHIT
About 6-8 gaming stations, half of them were 360s, the other half PS3s
Ran into my bbys while waiting on line xD Yuuki makes a manry appearance as he cosplays Yang from Street Fighter~
And my bro4lyfe Susan as a loli-Link~
...and this dude. dnwwww ; w;
FINALLY playing the game. :D
The headphones had the FFXIII-2 logo on them... I wish they were available for purchase but xD meh
I'm excited for the game itself. I still haven't beaten the first one but I still have another 2 months to finish it before this comes out during my birthday ;3 and hopefully I'll have a huge HD TV to play it from lolo
More XIII-2 stuff. Small action figure of Serah~
A portrait of Lightning. I believe this was one of the prizes for registering or whatever to Square Enix.
Scanty & Kneesocks with hotBriefs being interviewed
jksdbaskdsbna BDFJSDBFFBHJBF NEXT WEEK
Played this demo too~ the game comes out on like the 20th, I'm heavily debating on getting the bundle pack (even though I don't actually own a Wii).
Can't believe it's been 10 years since this game~
Swaggg (I got the GTA t-shirt)
An action figure of Claude! I think they were giving it away too
Mai wuv Laura~
School sweaters make me look fat. derp
Maybe half of the crowd that came. It was like a convention in itself.
Didn't get a picture of Dan though. I was recording video at that time xD Too lazy to post it, too.