Happy New Year! It feels weird that another year has passed. As I sit here in Japan, it’s kind of crazy how time just seems to fly by. I’ve visited so many different places including conventions, Comiket, and other events all throughout the year. To top it off, I get to see family in Hong Kong, meet friends in Japan, and have a relaxing vacation in Macau.
I haven’t thought too deeply about the upcoming year yet but some conventions are definitely on the list. We’ll likely head to Sakuracon early in March/April as usual and have a better look into the year from there.
I think the best thing about being in Asia for the New Year and being here for the majority of December is escaping the cold and snow back home. Not to mention all the good food like the skewers above. Delish!
With that, here’s to a good 2020! We’ll see what the year has in store for us. I also thought I’d share that I will be making a lot of posts over on https://fansubbing.com/ as that is where I’ll be posting reviews and such in the future. This site will be used more for personal blogging while more professional work including conventions and interviews will likely get posted there. See you all in 2020!
There’s nothing quite like the con you go to with friends on a yearly basis. Sakura-con may not be my hometown con but I have been going since 2014 now. I met some good friends there and have been going ever since. Sakura-con 2018 was certainly something.
With more than half of 2017 being over, I thought it was time again to update my plans for the rest of the year. After returning from a long weekend trip to Portland, I realize my plans aren’t quite as set in stone as I thought.
Trying to shake off the feelings of impending disappointment, I got up earlier in the morning to take a shower and prepare for the first day of Kumoricon 2016. It took a while to get everyone else up, but we eventually managed to have everyone present for our first morning excursion together.
The second day of most conventions are usually the most jam-packed with activity. As with most Day 2’s, it was a Saturday and had the largest amount of people attending the convention. Let’s just say the hallways were packed more than usual and even moving from one room to another was difficult. After grabbing a quick breakfast, I headed down to see what the second day of AniRevo 2016 would have in store.
As with all convention weekends, being prepared is one of the most important things. Having a good breakfast and staying hydrated throughout the day is integral since you may find yourself not having time to do so while there. Friday of Anime Revolution 2016 was no different in that regard. After grabbing breakfast, I headed down to the Vancouver Convention Center to pick up my pass. It was pretty empty at the time as people were still on the way there to pick up there passes. It took me no time to grab my press badge as there was a separate line and it was still early in the day.
Friday or Day 1 of a convention is fairly quiet since most of the attendees still have either school or work to contend with. Luckily, I had the weekend off to take a breather away from work. Starting the weekend off right is essential for most con experiences. It really does set the tone for the weekend and you have to be sure you’re prepared for just about anything. Breakfast is always a good plan since you’ll likely be having meals at odd times.