Anime Boston was amazing. First convention ever and it didn’t disappoint. Highlights:
- Was able to get into the Attack on Titan dub premiere after an intense wait of conflicting news. They didn’t clear the room beforehand and there was conflicting news on the number of seats, with one guy going around saying there was only one seat left. Thankfully he was wrong, I got in and the energy of the crowd was amazing. They did a good job on the dub too, though my bellwether for Eren is still the psychotic take on him from Abridge on Titan.
- God I’ve never seen so many costumes in one place. My thoughts upon registration were a mix of awe and shock until finally just going into awe. The quality was high and there was a wide representation from all sorts of fandoms… I really envy the talent of some of those cosplayers. I realized that I probably shouldn’t have half-assed it and cosplayed a different character design than the wolfman from a certain tearjerker we all know and love. Next year maybe I’ll throw in some more effort; a matching cosplay with my girlfriend may also be in order.
- Watched said tearjerker movie dubbed. GOD DAMN IT AME. Repeat views do not lessen the sting.
- I remember when the average AMV basically just putting random clips of show in question on top of a Linkin Park or Three Days Grace song. The ones this year were impressive.
- Spent a lot of time wandering the artist alley. Highlight was meeting Starlock briefly to buy a small print, and got other prints from cryptovolans and tsaoshin.
- Oh God the Anime Unscripted segment had me in stitches. Brilliant stuff.
- Went to a lot of small events like Con Horror Stories, Why your fandom sucks, and a presentation about Yokai.
Definitely going back next year so long as it lines up correctly. Amazing, amazing time.