I’ve been going to anime/comic conventions for eight years, yet I still can’t explain what the significance of conventions are to people without having to go through a 20 minute explanation. It’s truly a life changing experience, I can tell you that for sure!! Here’s just a small example, but when I was younger I thought I was the only person on this planet that used Deviantart, until I attended Sakura Con. I ended up collecting over 50 business cards that had their DA links that year, and I thought that was the just coolest thing to know that I was not alone. Countless other moments had occurred that year where I met more and more people who knew of and appreciated the same things that I did. So I hope most of you can relate to that feeling of absolute bliss and joy of attending a con. uvu Why do you like conventions? I’d love to hear your stories!!
FanimeCon 2010 was a particularly invigorating experience for me since I recently got out of a horrid relationship with an asshat of an ex. My inner social butterfly came through especially during the Black and White Ball when the entire event was about socializing and meeting new people while dancing the night away. I came to realize that I’m more for video games than anime and manga so I’ve had people asking me why I’d go to an anime convention. In reality, it’s almost a misnomer since these types of conventions celebrate just about any fandom out there and I’m proud to be in such a collective bunch. Plus, as an artist myself, it’s always fun and inspiring to see all the creative works that goes on in the Artists Alley. So I guess that’s why I like going to conventions. :)
if you are a college kid who plays qudditch for your school, you need a life. seriously. it’s a fictional fucking sport, i’d sooner try out zumba than run around with a broom between my legs and pretend that i’m flying.
“Everybody says, ‘What happens when she gets hit?’ ” Gatewood said. “This isn’t a knock on Erin, but she’s bigger than 10 kids on my team. I have a wide receiver that weighs 25 pounds less than her. And the pads she wears are the same as the pads he wears.”