Anime, Manga, Etc cosplay

Ohayocon 2011 Aftershocks II

Time to finish this up! I’ve been mad busy over the last month and now with C2E2 coming up in two weeks, I might as well put my Ohayocon thoughts to bed.

Saturday remains my favorite day of a con. I get out my new cosplays and look forward to the masquerade, dance, and hopefully karaoke. And at Ohayocon in particular, the guests! For the most part Saturday went very well. No major problems with my Stocking cosplay and even had a guy with a professional looking camera take a couple of pics that looked pretty good in the lcd display.

One of the best panels I attended was the Chris Sabat dubbing workshop. People from the audience would dub bits of Dragon Ball Z under the direction of Sabat and his awesome engineer would magically make it fit the video. Knowing a little bit about editing video, I was totally impressed at how fluidly the dubbing was proceeding, all in real time!

The masquerade ended up being a bit of a let down. There were a lot of good cosplays yes, but most of the skits were terrible! I’m pretty forgiving generally, but I kept waiting for a really good skit to come on,  but with a couple of exceptions, that just did not happen. A lot of so called skits were actually nameless, yes literally nameless, dance performances.

After that, headed off to wait for karaoke. The room it was in had a K-Pop dance panel going on that was rather interesting. And while waiting I found a Stocking fan, yay for hugs! Karaoke was fun, even though I totally blew my song. My contacts had dried out and I was having a lot of trouble reading my song lyrics. Plus I hadn’t done Silly Go-round in ages. Derp!

If I’d been in the con hotel as originally planned and booked, I might have stayed to sing another song. But I really wanted to go to the dance, which meant I needed to dump my stuff first. So I had to grab the shuttle bus back to the Capitol Square, sigh. I did meet some fun people along the way, so it wasn’t all bad. I had thought of splitting the day between Stocking and Miho cosplays. But Stocking was a lot of fun and was holding up well, so I decided to take her to the dance.

I got to the dance pretty late so there was no line to get in, but still plenty of people there and the music appealed to me mostly. So I had a great time! I had my double wig pinned down pretty good and everything stayed in place. A random woman even complimented my on the wig and took a pic! Totally wasn’t expecting that. After a couple of hours dancing in heels, insistent dehydration forced me to leave. But I’d had a good fill of fun. And as a bonus, before my bus came, I got an eyeful of round naked inebriated voice actor ass! She wasn’t one of the official con guests, but I recognized her from other con appearances. No, I’m not going to mention names here!

As is often the case, Sunday was pretty quiet for me. I hit the dealers room right away to shop for the family and say hi to my friends working there. Then I made a few more picture taking runs before finally deciding to head for home.

So another Ohayocon in the books. I may return next year, but after the masquerade let down and the hotel issue, I’m thinking about looking into some new con in that time slot. Naka-Kon in my home town happens a few weeks after Ohayocon, and Katsucon is another con I’d like to get to eventually as well.