AX & Ota Canceled

It was announced last week but Anime Expo is canceled for the year.

Today Otakon has also announced cancelling for this year.

Not complaining but announcing for posterity sake. However, with these 2 cons canceled my July is now super free, so back to getting neck deep in gaming & photography 😅

Momocon Officially Canceled

Momocon made a statement officially announcing they’re canceling their 2020 event as well as their 2021 dates.

Again, super expected, best move to make, but sucks for the vendors, artists, event planners, & everyone else who relies on conventions for a stable source of income or pour a lot $$$ into making it happen.

Regardless, stay safe out there, friends.

AWA 2020 Panels

Panels I got accepted so far for AWA this year:

  • Figures to the Max!; CGC – Panel Room 103, 10/30/2020, 4:45pm – 5:45p
  • Pass the Haterade!: Most Hated Anime (& Gaming) Characters; CGC – Panel Room 103, 10/30/2020, 10:45pm – 11:45p
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs); CGC – Panel Room 104, 10/31/2020, 5pm – 6:30p
  • Crazy & In Love…But Mostly Crazy: Yanderes in Anime; CGC – Panel Room 102, 10/31/2020, 9:30pm – 10:30p
  • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have All Your $$$; CGC – Panel Room 104, 11/1/2020, 2:30pm – 3:30p

Of course, jury’s still out if it’s still happening. It’s way later in the year so I’m more hopeful…but looking at how sh*t a myriad of things are in dealing with quarantine efforts & decreasing the spread of the virus in the States who knows 🤷🏿‍♀️😩

ANext Cancelled

It was announced a few days ago now but the con I was going to in June, AnimeNEXT, was cancelled. With that cancellation my next 3 months of cons have all been cancelled & now I’m just waiting on (a) Momocon’s new dates or inevitable cancellation, (b) to see if my July cons (AX & Otakon) will be cancelled as well.

I don’t know if I’ve stated it here but I fully expect, at least on the con scene, things to be cancelled throughout the Summer & the only cons I’m quasi hopeful are going to happen is AWA & beyond; i.e., October/November cons & later.

Anyway, not complaining but want to get back to regularly updating this blog as much as possible & general awareness.

Momocon Delay…

So, Momo recently announced it’s delaying it’s event. Still waiting to hear the new dates to adjust plane tickets & hotel reservation accordingly.

It was the next con I had panels at & the 3rd to be cancelled/delayed I was planning to attend. Tbh, really surprised it didn’t just cancel but who knows what the future will hold. Either way, rolling w/ the punches & just keeping an eye on things.

Also, although I’m not attending, ACen recently announced it’s canceling for those not in the know.

Anyway, will post more as I find things out.

Cancellations & Quarantine

So, Zenkaikon & Anime Boston have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak & quarantine efforts to cull its spreading. Definitely not complaining in any way as it’s a necessary measure for ensuring public safety, just stating this as these were the next 2 cons I’d be attending for the year.

Currently there’s been a call to cancel all public events for the next 8 weeks & as far as it relates to my personal con schedule, may mean Momocon should be in the clear…should. Will hold out until it’s closer to the con to see.

Hopefully things will have died down by then but to be brutally honest, I don’t think it will…

Another Panel for AB..?

So, found out late yesterday I have another panel accepted for AB:

  • Yaoi & Bara Tropes & Trends 4: No Lube Required (18+)
    • Fri/Sat., Apr 19/20, 12:30-1:30am in Hynes Panel 311

Like, awesomesauce, but wish I wasn’t made aware of it less than a week from the con, but I’ll persevere nonetheless 😅😅😅

AB & Momocon 2019 Panels

I know it’s been a while & I come bringing tidings of panels coming up:

  • Fate Universe (Type-Moon)-The Noblest of All Phantasms
    • Sat., 4/20, 3-4p in Hynes Panel 206
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critical Looks At Popular & Classic Anime
    • Sat., 4/20, 10-11:30p in Hynes Panel 202
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Anime Edition
    • Sat/Sun., Apr 20/21, 1-2am in Hynes Panel 310
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critical Looks At Popular & Classic Anime
    • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED for 5/24/2019 11:30pm
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Anime Edition
    • TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED for 5/24/2019 4:00pm

So, looking forward to both cons this year, esp. Momo since this will be my first time going ^.^

ANYC 2018 Cosplay Line Up

Top left row, top to bottom: surprise cosplay, Formal Artoria (Fate/EXTELLA), Serenity 2nd form (FGO). Top right row: All Might (BNHA) & Travis Touchdown (NMH)

Had to trim it back my line up since I’ll be carpooling there w/ 3 other friends so I need to cut back as much as possible, esp. w/ prop heavy cosplays. That & the fact I’m probably not gonna feel like walking/Lyfting back+forth to my hotel that frequently to costume change.

Anyway, can’t wait to go & see some of my friends there next week…’cause that means post ANYC I can actually relax for a bit from all the con going 🙃😅

Lastly, to be perfectly honest, Travis is the main costume debut for this con but on the other hand everything is mostly new, esp the surprise cosplay, sooooo guess u can consider the cosplay theme “DEBUT ALL THE THINGS!!“…fun times 😅😅😅