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One of the most memorable weekends

animateddreams:

AX2014. The best weekend I’ve had in such a long time. It was a little overwhelming because I haven’t been in such a big convention with that many people since WonderCon. However, it was intense.

I think the highlight of the whole convention was the KILL la KILL event. I am getting Eir Aoi’s albums. Her concert that night was so good. And I was a part of history because we were the first ever in America to have Freflow sticks that sync in with the music, and we get to keep them! It’s amazing to have been a part of it. I might be just saying this for myself, but I felt like I was part of the performance because of the Freflow stick. Not only that it got me pumped up even more. I was hoping to also purchase the first volume of KILL la KILL in the combo pack and be able to have a signing with SUSHIO and the producers, but I wasn’t able to, no biggie. I did however take the opportunity to get an autograph by Aoi!

I didn’t buy much from the Exhibitor’s Hall. I got a few things. Rikka Takanashi pillow, chibi Ahri, Ahri print(I wish I got the artist’s site), KILL la KILL Vol.1, a signed photograph of Cristina Vee, some amazing free stuff, and a poster tube from Blick Materials for prints the next time I go to conventions. Cristina Vee is awesome.  I even took a selfie with her. It’s hella blurry but I’m happy to have a picture with her. There were soooo many vendors. I felt like a little kid because Aniplex, Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation, Riot Games, Bandai, Crunchyroll, Good Smile Company, Aksys and even FAKKU! was there as a vendor selling doujinshi and FAKKU! merchandise. I was able to play Guilty Gear Xrd which was a pretty game.

There were a couple things I wanted to do but didn’t get a chance to. Keiji Inafune was there and I wanted to get an autograph from him, but I didn’t get a ticket pass. That’s how I got the signing from Aoi though so that became a plus. I wanted to see the premiere of SAO II, but the line was already full an hour before the viewing. My friend wanted to watch the Bayonetta screening but it was full when we got there. However we did get into Skullgirls Encore and witness the making of Eliza and concept of Beowulf. It really was a memorable weekend.

Definitely going next year. I can’t pass up Anime Expo. The biggest Anime convention in California should not be passed up. I’m lucky to have been a part of history with AX2014. Didn’t want to leave. It was fucking hot, but it was so fun it didn’t even matter. I can’t wait for next year.

Thank you for being a part of a very historical year! Glad to hear you had a fun time at the Kill la Kill Special Event/Eir Aoi concert!

(P.S. AX isn’t just the biggest con in California, it’s the biggest in North America, and this year was even bigger than last year with 80k unique/220k turnstile attendance)

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itaantics:

What the car looked like AX2013. Chalk and Red XIII from Final Fantasy VII.
Photo credit to NopyBot.

Is that…a car hood painted with chalkboard paint??? That’s awesome!

itaantics:

What the car looked like AX2013. Chalk and Red XIII from Final Fantasy VII.

Photo credit to NopyBot.

Is that…a car hood painted with chalkboard paint??? That’s awesome!

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AX 2014 recap

notrachelable:

Anime Expo 2014 was insane, and I half expected and anticipated that it would be as such. I’ve been attending the con annually for the past three years and within the last two it has exponentially spiked in attendance as fast as Goku’s power level!

I thought I was prepared (proper attire, lots of water, plans and schedules scouted), however I was not. The sheer amount of people that were in attendance, I don’t think the con even fully anticipated.

There were some grievances, but I’m just going to focus on what went right in this post.

JENNIFER CIHI PERFORMANCE!

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Jennifer Cihi held a concert in the 21+  Lounge (my favorite place in the whole convention—just kidding. Though not really.) It was something I heard about only like a few days before the con and I was super stoked about it! To be able to hear ‘The Power of Love’ & ‘My Only Love’ in person was something I never dreamt would be possible. BUT IT HAPPENED! It happened right before my very eyes! Jennifer Cihi looked me straight in the eyes and I started tearing up!! [I haven’t gone through all the video yet, but if it holds up (I was very excited I’m not even sure the camera is steady), I’ll post it later]

She was very humbled by the turn out and definitely understood how much these songs meant to everyone—I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who almost cried. Actually I’m positive there were people in actual tears.

And she was gracious enough to stay after to sign things and take pictures with everyone!

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(After the day we had, it was very appreciated!! <3)

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I had her sign my artwork—she joked that now it looks like she made it. :]

 Surprise appearance by Jeremy Shada!

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Never in a million years would I have thought I’d have a chance to take a pic (“selfie” if you will) with the voice of Finn The Human! Especially at an anime convention no less. Why were several members of the cast of Adventure Time at AX? BEATS ME! We literally stumbled upon them by  accident.

My last major goal of AX was to make it to:

DBZ Battle Of The Gods panel—because as much as I love Sailor Moon—I think I love DBZ slightly more. Ok no, I know I do! Lots more. Sorry! Not Sorry!

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I’ve already accepted I’ll probably never get to meet Sean Schemmel or Chris Sabat face to face, shake their hand, and thank them for voicing some of my favorite characters ever… so this is literally as close as I’ll ever get. Front row at a panel isn’t bad. I almost cried—again—at the showing of the clip from the upcoming movie. Tears of joy mind you! I am so pumped for the movie to be coming out in theatres. I could literally write another post dedicated to how much DBZ has influenced my life, but ..another time perhaps, but it makes me so happy to see it revived in this way. (and not in the GT way)

I saw and met some amazing people this year and reacquainted myself with others. And honestly, no matter what happened it was a blast hanging with my friends and diving into this strange world that occurs every year. Maybe it’s just because it’s the only con I’ve been going to lately, but I look forward to this time of year when I know I can leave reality for just a little while and enter a world where it’s ok to be dressed in strange clothes, indulge in your nostalgia, and not be judged for being a complete weirdo. Plus it’s a time where you can see and meet people you wouldn’t normally run into!

Loved reading all about your experience at AX 2014! <3 

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Puella Magi AX Magica

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"Attack on Titan" Toddler Cosplay

allaboutami:

When we first heard about a new anime called “Attack on Titan" last year, we were intrigued because everyone was raving about how great it was. Ryan and I enjoy watching anime together, so we decided to give this series a try! We were immediately hooked by the premise of the show, the fast-paced…

soooo cuuuuuute~!!!

(Click the link to above to see an adorable Mikasa cosplayer)

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magiciancelemis:

"Battle is my Forte!"

Bass.EXE / DenTech City // UnderNet Battle / Lord of the UnderNet ]

Debuted my first armored cosplay EVER! And it comes with the cape too LOL! Bass has always been my favorite NetNavi, and I’d always dream of cosplaying him. 4 YEARS of research was put into this cosplay, and after doing a last-minute assembly the night before, I was able to finish in time! 

—Not to mention I SHOOK HANDS with Kenji Inafune at the Megaman Panel!!

Bass.EXE: magiciancelemis (me) 
Lighting edits, by me / Photography, by my sister

Megaman NT Warrior

Taken on Day 3 - Sunday, July 6 of Anime Expo 2014

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free2anime:

We uploaded the Opening Song for Free! - Eternal Summer -

Enjoy!

New episodes every Wednesday at 11:30am ET. Click here to watch now.

"Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX! 

Fun fact! Did you know that the vocalist for OLDCODEX is also Makoto’s voice actor? 

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honeybatty16:

Even they brought the Hatsune Miku game at the Anime Expo! 

Its a really fun game and the music is awesome!

We were really excited that SEGA came to Anime Expo for the first time ever this year! Did you enjoy being able to be among the first ever to try out Project Diva F 2nd? :)

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princesselizabethcomstock:

The lamb and her warden
AH OH MY GOD I’VE SEEN A FEW PICTURES OF ME SCATTERED ON THE NET, BUT THIS ONE IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE. I’VE ALWAYS LOVED DTJAAAAM’S WORK AND I’M SO HONORED THAT HE TOOK A PICTURE OF US!
Cosplayers: Blue Reaper &amp; CherryBomb
Photographer: DTJAAAAM.com

Amazing!  Congratulations on winning a craftsmanship prize in the AX 2014 Masquerade! \(^o^)/

princesselizabethcomstock:

The lamb and her warden

AH OH MY GOD I’VE SEEN A FEW PICTURES OF ME SCATTERED ON THE NET, BUT THIS ONE IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE. I’VE ALWAYS LOVED DTJAAAAM’S WORK AND I’M SO HONORED THAT HE TOOK A PICTURE OF US!

Cosplayers: Blue Reaper & CherryBomb

Photographer: DTJAAAAM.com

Amazing!  Congratulations on winning a craftsmanship prize in the AX 2014 Masquerade! \(^o^)/

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oh-my-sweet-faery:

Some photos from AX~

I have more photos on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/niicakescosplay

Looks like some fun times~

(P.S. your hair is really pretty!)

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AnimeExpo 2014

nargyle:

I’d make a full writeup of the weekend, but it’d end up something along the lines of “it was magical asdfgl;df’” Thank you all who stopped by our table! I’m sorry I was swamped with commissions, so I didn’t get in as much talking and interactions as I would’ve hoped. I got to meet a lot of nice folks and artists and received a generous bunch of beautiful fan art ;A; I’ll be flying back to the east coast tomorrow, but thank you sweet LA’ers so much for making my first west coast con such a pleasant experience. My friends and I have already purchased an artist table for next year, so hopefully we’ll see you again in 2015 =w=

So glad to hear that you had fun at AX 2014! Hope to see you again next year~!  ❤

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magiciancelemis:

Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney Gathering @ Anime Expo 2014! 

Ya gotta love these crossovers, even tho most of the characters don’t appear in said game—COME ON It’s all about the FUN! I love these shots because I can see everybody smiling here at some point~ And THAT’S why I love hosting this gathering!

NOTE TO SELF: Bring the AA game boxes to the gathering next time! Wait, ALSO bring the PL games to the gathering next time for game title group photos! That was super creative, too bad I couldn’t take the rest of the group shots. :P NEXT TIME AT AX 2015!

Thank you for being a cosplay gathering host at Anime Expo! <3

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garivel:

Mako Mori - Pacific Rim

Edited to add cosplayer credit! http://gorecorekitty.tumblr.com/

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waifuaesthetic:

Photos by vsmak on flickrMyself as 3.0 ReiKevin as KaworuRachel as AsukaThe Evas are TheCoopCosplay 

Amazing!

waifuaesthetic:

Photos by vsmak on flickr
Myself as 3.0 Rei
Kevin as Kaworu
Rachel as Asuka
The Evas are TheCoopCosplay 

Amazing!

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icekingninja:

A Princesa de Fogo deve ser fã de Dragon Ball.

Just gonna leave this here

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