In previous years I was able to go all three days but unfortunately I was only able to go on Saturday on a time limit. In the short time I was there, I spent most of my time browsing the artist alley, dealer's room and taking pictures of cosplayers. Did manage to go to the gaming room and reign undefeated in the ten or so matches I had of Soul Calibur 4 before I had to leave. (unfortunately I wasn't able to enter the tournament)
For some reason there seemed to be a lot more people than previous years but apparently it was only a little higher in numbers. Maybe it was because at SFU panels and events were more spread out around campus while at UBC it was more centralized.
I bought a few print outs from the artist gallery and this depiction of Konata by cutemew was a MUST HAVE. I fell in love with it at first sight, only thing I regret is not getting the poster instead of a 8x10
I also got my first batch of Doujinshi's and they are definitely nosebleed material. The print quality is absolutely incredible considering the nature of a 'fan book', imo it's on par with any top quality manga. (except it has only a fraction of the pages >.<) The doujins were pretty costly (15-20bucks, actually a lot cheaper than other dealers which were like 20-25) but considering I didn't have to buy a plane ticket to Japan to browse through boxes of doujins I consider it a deal.
I always wondered why some people go to such lengths to collect them .. I now understand ..
Now for some cosplayers
Akira Kogami and the manga store owner in Lucky Star!!! oh and Chi in the backround ^.^
Captain Jack Sparrow!!! He even sounded like him! moved like him! walked like him! I should have taken a video clip .. he was awesome
I always wanted to see Ouendan cosplayers T.T here they are :D with Simon from TTGL too :3
Dante ... Urahara .. and KAKASHI!? when did they join the Espada!?
now some of you reading this may know Rin Tosaka from Fate/stay night .. I had to take a picture of this .. look at that awesome cosplay! oh wait ... look closely .......
I mean crossplay! ITS A DUDE!!
the only Yoko I saw at AE
Convention registration: 45bucks.
Miscellaneous anime goodies: 150bucks.
Seeing Rock Lee: Priceless ...
More pictures here .. osu!
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