Anime Mid-Atlantic On The Horizon

So, with ANext over that’s 2/3 cons down in this con rush leaving just Anime Mid-Atlantic (AMA).

Below are my panels:

& my cosplay line up:

Characters (left to right then top to bottom): Sakura Matou (FSN [derped & got a pic of her in her outfit from the HF movie but fcuk it]), Jonathan Joe☆ (JJBA), Iori Yagami (KoF), Relius Clover (BlazBlue), & Auron (FFX)

Already in a mad dash to.finish packing by tonight & doing whatever minor panel work I need to do before I leave Thursday.

Anyway, let the prep for the final con of the unholy trio continue~ 🙃

Panels GET~

Got panels for both AMA & (surprise surprise) Otakon this year~~

Seriously, even though I personally don’t think ppl should treat Otakon as “ITS A BIG FREAKIN’ DEAL!” when it comes to paneling, this is the first year that breaks the ‘every other year’streak I’ve had of only getting a panel accepted every other year, with 2013 being the first year I got anything accepted. Regardless, it’s an interesting one to go with of all the things I submitted but I’ll take it nonetheless.

Anyway, I got Final Fantasy: Love it or Hate it, They Still Have All Your $$$, & actually have another waitlisted: Sit Down, STFU, & Play This JRPG (Deluxe Edition). No idea the likelihood of it being accepted, but that’s something to note.

As for Anime Mid-Atlantic (AMA), I originally got 5 panels accepted but due to wanting better times for 2, I currently have 3 confirmed with 2 trying to still be fit into the schedule somewhere. Anyway, they are:

  • Bleach: The Final Farewell – Friday, 4pm, Panel 4
  • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls – Saturday 8pm, Panel 2
  • Pass the Haterade!: Most Hated Characters in Anime – Sunday, 12:30am, Panel 4 (18+)

Hyped about the Pass the Haterade one in particular, but generally glad to have anything. I’m especially happy I didn’t miss the panel submission deadline this year like the previous one >_>;

Anyway, just had those quick updates & post as things come up ^.^

Anime Mid-Atlantic panels GET~!

So, got some panels accepted:
– ALL THE VOCALOIDS! – Sat. 10pm, Workshop

– Fun with Tales Of: A Discussion on Awesomeness -Sat., 10am, Panel 2

– Figures to the Max! – Sun., 1pm, Panel 3

&, based off what AMA staff told me, shouldn’t have to worry about having any panels scheduled in tents. So, that’s nice ^.^

Also, ZOMG, this Vocaloid one has been getting accepted a lot, which is awesome. Motto Vocaloids for all XD Get to do my Figures one, which I haven’t done for a while. Oooh, & a n00bie panel: Fun w/ Tales of…despite being 3 games behind (>.>;). I guess I can play catch-up in the meantime.

Hope to see you at one of my panels come AMA, which is quickly approaching (@.@)

Massive Site Update

So, just had a massive update to the pages listed below:

So, all those that have seen any of my panels at: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2015, Nekocon 2015, Ohayocon 2016, Katsucon 2016, MAGfest 2016, & finally Anime Boston 2016, I’ve finally added all the related PDFs & resources for all the appropriate panels.

Panels presented during those cons were…

…& if you go to the ‘Panel Resources‘ page you’ll find a PDF w/ the rest of the relating resources. Thanks for everyone’s patience waiting for these resources & like I always mention, if you have feedback on any panel of mine, please let me know.  I can’t improve jack s*** if I don’t know I need to improve anything.  I’m a one woman show, there’s only so much I can catch on my own.

Anyway, now I’m off to present motto panels to motto cons >.>;

AMA 2015 Report

Since my FB status summed up everything pretty well, I’m just going to use that w/ a few minor additions:

Original post 6/23/2015…
So, AMA, a.k.a. Oppression-con, a.k.a. #DatAssCon, was officially my chill la kill con, as it were.  Had so much fun!  Meeting old friends, making new ones, meeting mutual ones, etc., etc., it was great!  Talked a lot about all the ways AMA was oppressing & how we were oppressing each other w/ one group, talked panels & such w/ the other; everything was #FABULOUS.

I mean, the tent(s) situation was s**t & ruined pretty much any panel that was in there, guest or not.  Upon going to the feedback session, learned both the con & hotel staff didn’t like the situation b/c those weren’t the tents they originally ordered, but, let’s be honest, having tents at all is a horrible idea.  If I were to offer any possible solution it would be to get rid of most/all the video rooms, since they aren’t doing that well anyway, & convert those to panel rooms (or put video rooms in the tents).  Not mofo tents X/

Personally, my own panels were OK.  Cosplay Smarter I either need 2 hours for or split it into 2 separate panels, which is most likely going to be the way I go; .hack went pretty well, too bad it was the 1st panel in that room for the day so the room was locked & the projector wasn’t set up; I only had an hour, so delaying it even more kinda irritated me; Figures to the Max! was the first time I outright didn’t have ppl. show up (not surprised, first panel in one of the tents on Sunday), but had a great chat w/ the person stationed to that “room”.

All in all, staffing seemed really off this year, at least w/ Programming.  I mean, I really loved this year’s experience w/ the con overall, but if Programming is going to be this…snotty I guess is what I’ll go w/, then f**k AMA.  I’m not coming all the way down here for barely 3 panels.  I can go to bigger cons & not get nearly as much of a hassle like I did w/ this one, & I wasn’t the only one.  So, hopefully, that s**t gets straightened out for next year.

Lastly, saw/found my new fav panel I look forward to every year; the comic book one hosted by Emanuel & several other awesome ppl, Aldrich being one of them.  Now, to be perfectly honest, at one point someone was being pissy that the panel wasn’t “beginner enough”, but if you have time to b***h about that, you could have just, you know, asked whatever particular ques. you had that would have brought the convo to being more n00b friendly…& *not* be an annoying a**hole >.>

Anyway, great time (being oppressed), great ppl., staff was good but Programming has some soul searching to do, f**k the tents, & that’s about it ^.^  Now to focus on Otakon stuff ~.~

Also, decided I’m going to shoot for Sangawa Project ( this year too as suggested by Charles seeing as it’s more 18+ friendly among other things.

So, like I said, it sums up everything quite nicely on my feelz with this con. I had a great time but the Programming dept. could potentially be the sole reason why I don’t return (why go somewhere that’s this annoyingly difficult to get panels accepted to?), otherwise, I can still see me leaving this as a permanent stop on my con tour list for years to come. However, hopefully they’re able to move to a bigger & better venue in the not-too-distant future b/c they could definitely use the space.

Besides that, yet again I need to rethink & reimagine my Cosplay Smarter panel & basically split everything covered between 2-3 panels so I can keep it no longer than 1.5 hours. Otherwise, I really like how that panel turned out.

Cosplay wise I did a whopping 5 costumes this time around, which is a lot for me (usually do 3, 4 if one has alternate outfits [like Grimmjow]). Friday I was the new version of Grimmjow  (Bleach) earlier in the day & his Espada form in the evening. Saturday I was Sailor Ukitake (Sailor Moon/Bleach crossove4) w/ some friends while they were Sailor Hitsugaya & Rangiku Mask respectively & we were the Sailor Shirou Scouts (+ Rangiku Mask). Sunday I was an OC of sorts I call the Kiseru Woman which was Geisha & Yakuza (more or less) inspired. I’ll post pics of all when I get everything, otherwise you can keep tabs on them all on my cosplay FB page.

Lastly, I plan to post the PDF files & resources for all my panels I gave this con soon-ish, so please stay tuned when I get those up. In either case, I’ll make a blog post when I update the respective pages.


UPDATE: 7/1/15

Here are some samples of my AMA 2015 insanity cosplay track.  Can see the rest on my cosplay FB page.

AMA Panels!

Just found out my AMA panels!  For this year I have…

  • Cosplay Smarter: Ways to Save on Your Cosplay & Other General Tips-Workshop, Fri 1:30pm
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games-Panel 2, Sat 9:00am
  • Figures to the Max!-Panel 4, Sun 9:30am

Now, most of these times are honestly s**t (AM for a con?  Hellz no!), but I rather that than no panels at all >.> #Dilemmas

Anyway, hope to see you at AMA! =^.^=