It looks like we have more conventions every year. It’s great, of course, because it’s more fun stuff to choose from!
So far, we had two conventions this year, and the third one, Potter Mania, is coming in March.
About a month ago, there was the Epic Fantasy Festival: two days of panels about games (The Witcher, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons), books (The Witcher books, Tolkien, epic fantasy that’s not written by Tolkien), heavy metal music and epic fantasy, cosplay… There was also a lot of stuff to buy, of the shut up and take my money kind.
And then, there was Chibicon, about three weeks ago (a Japanese pop-culture convention). It started out as a mini-convention because Japanizam, the major convention happening in July, wasn’t enough, but this year, even Chibicon lasted for three days.
There were panels about other conventions, beautiful design, cosplay, history of Japan, superheroes, games, manga tutorial books, there were computer game tournaments, a cosplay competition, an AMV competition, a drawing competition, a Worbla workshop… There was a LOT to see and enjoy in in just three days.
And, of course, there was more shut up and take my money stuff to buy.
Conventions can quickly get exhausting, and then I wish to get some rest… Only to start missing the convention fun and wait for the next one, because there will be more interesting stuff to watch, listen to, and learn.