Recently, it feels like I have been to the same few cities for conventions. It is usually either just the one here in Vancouver in August or down in Seattle. However, a Twitter conversation led to a convention a bit off the radar. Since one of the crew lives in Portland, there were a few idea thrown around to head to Kumoricon 2016. This was the first year it moved to the Convention Center in Downtown Portland. Let’s just say it would be one heck of a weekend.
There is just something special about Sakura-con for me. It might just be my positive experiences in the past with the con or maybe it is the friends I get to hang out with. Regardless, there is just something worth looking forward to at Sakura-con as with all conventions.
It feels like our last convention wasn’t too long ago, and it really wasn’t. However, we were set on going to Anime Revolution this year due to a variety of factors. The first of which was the vast improvements they have made year after year. For a con that’s only heading into its fourth year, we were looking forward to an even bigger and better convention this year. Unlike previous years, I was set to have a blast and stay in a hotel near the convention center to maximize my time at the convention center and to remove the hassle of going back and forth from my home out to Waterfront.
Sakura-con for me in 2014 was an amazing convention experience. It was the first convention I had attended in the US and I loved every moment of it. Let’s see if Sakura-con 2015 can top the previous year.