I wore my Homura cosplay and escorted Homura’s English voice actor, Christina Vee, on stage for the official panel. There were other cosplayers helping out, which included Mami, Madoka, and Sayaka cosplayers! We then got to help out with the voice actor autograph panel. Afterward, I was able to get my new Kyubey plush signed by the voice actors! Following the autograph panel, we also got to chat on the Crunchyroll live stream and support the voice actors while they were interviewed for the Crunchyroll live stream. It was such a great experience and I’d love to help with a promotion again in the future!
I recently attended Anime Central, known as “Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention”. Even though Anime Central will have been only the second convention I’ve attended, I can safely say it is not one to miss. My husband and I had so much fun at ACen that we’re planning on coming back next year. ACen has a great con atmosphere, tons of friendly attendees without feeling too crowded, and there was so much to see and do! I’ve already started planning out my costumes for next year! I can’t wait to get started on them.
The only bad part about our time at ACen was the five hours we had to wait in line on Friday to buy badges. As a result, I spent the majority of the time in my Nel costume in line and it made me miss 99% of a Bleach photoshoot. I suppose things could have gone better if we hadn’t decided to attend at the last minute. I am definitely pre-registering early next year so we can have our badges mailed out early.
Check out more photos from my ACen 2011 gallery here.