Anime Conventions?

@megumiart (3781)
United States
December 16, 2007 11:40pm CST
I've never, ever been to any type of convention. I've heard of touring anime conventions/meetings; and there was one were Oreska band performed at. :D Can someone tell me what these events are like?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I've never been to a strickly anime con. I've been to comic cons, media (star trek, doctor who) cons, and literary cons. You get together with other fans, find books/fanzines/manga about the interests, sometimes meet the artists/writers/actors. They can be a lot of fun, but sometimes also expensive.
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@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
me with my friends cosplaying - im cosplaying with my bestfriend as manga version of tenjou tenge.. im aya natsume and she's emi^_^

weww.. a lot of fun though..
hi megumi... i had this latest anime convention here in philippines, at SMX near mall of asia, manila. It was last December 1 to 2. It was so fun. There are several competition. Like, cosplay, anime bands, dubbing, games, sales etc... Everything was great. Its filled with all sort of people.. Young, old, gay, lesbians, freaks etc... all in one passion... as anime Lovers at heart and mind and soul.. The whole day we just mingle with people, took a lot of pictures and chat with same interest.. I got to meet some directors or local anime, and saw a lot of artist in manga... i felt like living with them forever is fine.. but we have to move on with our lives.. and be a normal person instead of thinking and feeling like anime..^_^ take care megumiart!^_^
• United States
17 Dec 07
I've been to Anime expo 4 times, which is one of the biggest conventions in the nation; and Anime Vegas twice, which is only just getting on it's feet. Anime conventions are not tours, they're individual, localized, organized events. They can last from 2 to 4 days and have an exhibit hall which is a collection of vendors and anime production companies that gather to promote new series, manga or merchandise. Here, you can find very rare imported items or more common things for much cheaper than you normally would. They also have panel events throughout the convention which are interview-style meetings with anime people. Japanese creators, actors, artists, musicians, directors, writers and American dub actors. Each convention varies on who they feature. At AX(Anime Expo)06, I got to meet Mana, the J-rock star. There are also evening events. Every convention will always have a cosplay competition, which is a showcase of various handmade costumes usually put to skits or mini-shows based on the anime the costumes are from. Some conventions will have make-shift dance-clubs and gala balls, or even concerts.
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@shinsuke (81)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
I've never been to any either, but from what I heard, there are cosplay contests and guest band concerts and autograph sessions from voice actors you can also buy official merchandise or artwork and little craft stuff made by fans
4 Dec 08
I went to an anime convention on the 14-16 of November this year in Dublin. It is an annual event called eirtakon. Most things take place in the venue which is like a big hall with a stage to the back and stairs on both sides. There are two other rooms however a screening room where they show the new anime and another room where we have a celebrety from an anime english dubbing. It started on a Friday night, there was a pub quiz on from around 8 in the bar downstairs and anime screenings of ghost hound and soul eater upstairs.Tere was also random showings of anime music videos in between the episodes. On th Saturday which started from 9 am, there was a cosplay masquerade and photo shoot of which I toook part in as Motoko from Ghost of te Shell. There was also an artists ally in the venue area which I took part in also, I made anime themed badges, phone charms, bookmarks and door signs, other people there were selling prints dvds they had made and personal drawings in which the artsists drew you. Official merchandise such as DVDs, manga, bags, plushies,t-shirts and wallets where also being sold here. There were screenings being run all day on Saturday also but I dont know what they were as I was stuck at my table all day selling stuff. The voice actor from full metal alchemist who played ED was there also Vic Magnogia or something, he was signing autographs and running audio comentaries on full metal alchemist episodes. On Sunday more a less the same things, extra things were cosplay skits, amv contests and the art contest. There was also the closing ceremony and prize giving. I was awarded a boxset of samurai sword I think it was for most diversity in the amv contest. Was pretty fun and everyone there was very friendly and apreciativ of everything which was nice. There were maybe 800 people there over the weekend. I made a 40% profit also but didt sell everything as the cash maschine up stairs wasnt working probably was the reason.
• Philippines
2 Jan 08
yeah been alot of anime conventions, been attending since 2003 and hell yeah its so fun in there, you've got to see and meet new people with such same interests and co-cosplayers ^.^ and there are tons of anime goodies to buy as well. contests like drawing, singing, dancing, and other stuff aside from the main which is cosplay
• United States
17 Dec 07
Im in the same boat sugar lol. i wanna go to a anime convention!! u_u and yes i hope somebody responds to your discussion cause itsa good topic to wanna know more of.