Hey everyone! With a new year ahead of us, it’s bound to come up in a post or two, so why not just rip the band aid off and talk about them now.
Yep, that’s right. Conventions. I know, it’s just February, but early bird tickets have already started going on sale for a few events that I’ve been a regular at.
FanimeCon 2019, May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Fanime is celebrating 25 years with their Silver Anniversary! I’m still fairly a newbie as this is probably my 3rd – 4th year attending fanime. Funny enough, a really good friend of mine all the way from middle school runs fanime with his fiance and some other friends. It never occurred to me that he had been helping hold this even since we became friends years ago.
I’m always looking forward to the cosplay gatherings and obviously the fanartists that come and table at artist alley. Last year I got to meet and talk with Gearous, Lowah, PsychosNRoses, LucidSky, jimbobox, GunMetalR0se & RTrigger. Some of the above are regulars at fanime so I always make sure to stop by their table and grab a new print or whatever new merch they have.
This year, I’m looking to seeing those listed above and I’m especially looking forward to meeting Mir who will be coming for the first time. She’s done incredible drawings of Hawks from bnha and I’m hoping to commission her for while she’s in town.
CRX 2019, Aug 31-Sept 2 (Labor Day Weekend)
This marks the third year in which CRX has been around, and last year they actually moved venues. The first year I really enjoyed going to all the panels and what not and you can find my reveiw on it here. The second year, I didn’t do that as much, but I really hope to revisit the panel aspect.
So far, there have been no news in terms of artists just yet, but from the looks of the website the theme is “New Crunchy City” which makes me wonder, will they actually be constructing areas inside the venue to replicate more an urban environment filled with some sort of cityscape? I’m looking forward to seeing if they have any interactive environment as the images seem to be saying on the website.
Also, the one thing I find CRX still lacking is cosplay gatherings for photoshoots. I usually look forward to taking photos of the groups versus chasing down people in costume.
Those are the two local con’s I’ll be attending. Usually I get to meet fellow OWLS members and hang out with them for a bit. I also have my usual con-buddies Mark (I used to write on his blog – I’m not sure if he still wants me to contribute as he’s going through some upgrades and changes to his type of content) and Mary (from my community college days – she’s a cosplayer).
So, are any of my readers and other bloggers from the SF Bay Area? Which con’s will you be attending this year? That question is also for anyone not in the Bay Area, I’d like to know what Cons everyone attends to, for future research purposes 😉 Let me know in the comments below!