July 17th, 2014

Cons: AnimeExpo

Giant Anime Expo 2014 Recap Post

I finally got around to writing up something about Anime Expo that _wasn't_ just the AMV Contest!

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So all in all Anime Expo was wonderful as usual, and even more so because i got to introduce Avalyn to it. She said she had a great time too, and especially seemed to enjoy the Masquerade.

This was the first year in a long time (possibly since i discovered it existed?) that i didn't go to any of the dances at all. I think that was a combination of two factors. First, perhaps counter-intuitively, the drive was much shorter than in any other years. When you live 10-15 minutes away it's no big deal. When you live 45-60 minutes away on the other hand you feel compelled to get as much out of the experience as you can. The second factor was that this was pretty much the first time i was going to the con with someone i was dating. (shelleycat managed to make it for one day a couple years ago, but that's it.) The option to go home with your SO is much more compelling than going home to an empty apartment.

For anyone who's interested, the entire list of what was played in the AMV Room was posted in the AX forums, though there are no direct links to the videos:
http://community.anime-expo.org/topic/18117-amv-room-2014-play-lists/

And here are a couple bits from the Masquerade:
Attack on Titan Dance Troupe, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGJiRARk1L4
Attack on Titan Dance Troupe, Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu7dZ1W7wzw
Hetalia the Fox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqVRsIPcEW8
Vash Can Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX90DQoQWsE
One of the many Sailor Moon skits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9fsPF7-ZZE

Sadly it looks like there are no videos of the first dance troupe up yet, or of the other cool skits i mentioned.