So Yesterday, to those who did not know, ( I think be the lot of you) I went to an Anime Con, Anime World Chicago to be precise. It was over an hour away in Rosemont IL. but near O Hare Airport at the Hyant Regency is the closest I will ever get a con So I took chance and went. I was not alone at this event either, as I had both of my brothers their as well.
The day was a great one for being the first Anime Con I have been to. It started with the meeting of Little Kuriboh Martin Billany (LittleKuriboh):
the maker of The Yugioh Abridged Series. It is surprising how down to earth kind of guy he is, it is good to have not been famous by default but fell into it, was afraid of the fame and as of this moment has not given him an ego like if it were some movie stars for example. Anyways got a picture, an autograph, a few good laughs in the Q&A session, an all around good time.
Then their was Todd Haberkorn voice actor of such voices (Hetalia: Axis Powers - North Italy [Veneziano]) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Hetalia:_Axis_Powers (Sgt. Frog - Keroro) (xxxHolic - Kimihiro Watanuki) etc. as an the list goes on. He being more of those Hollywood types is a bit more of a Narcissist, now not so much that he overlooks the fans, but still it was more noticeable than the previous guest I mentioned. I got a photo of him as well, he doing one of his humorous pose; as I call Ode to Aquafina Todd Haberkorn (The Master of Ceremonies for AWC 2012):
those were two highlights of this event.
One of the last was the Martial arts display by the persons of (312) Action, group local to Chicago as the area code suggests. They know how to put on a great opening and closing display to the Anime Masquerade Cosplay performances on stage, it was quite something to see the realistic costumes plus the skits that followed; these include a (Shipping) skit one was like a clean form of a Yaoi scene of characters of Black Butler Sebastian and Madame Red, both parts played by dudes. Another one of high popularity was a Belly dance b a girl who was Cosplaying Zelda, Princess Zelda (Belly dancer outfit):
the music was not traditional Arabian, so it was more like a tribal fusion but was still well done.
Now lets not forget some of the faces I saw there as well, the cos-players that is, well the ones I noticed anyways. Notable ones were the costumes like the Zelda costume, Two players as Seto Kiba from Yuigoh I saw, Naruto Characters, (too many to mention), Girr dog costume from Invader Zims, and a very good human equivalent MLP Applejacks,as illustrated see the similarity? Now as for non anime characters, were things like the whole band from Kiss, and one of the security team was Xena Warrior princess, and a few furry costumes I think one was meant to be Okami based on a disk on its back I did not do that close a look
Their was also a Rave Party to be starting at 10PM that even and almost like go past Midnight. Now this I did not attend because I as of yet do not see it as my thing, but sure is crazy to watch, and to all you Dead Mau5 fans that was in their music selection. All in all this whole thing was a great time.