- Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Ah, my first con (wasn't that long ago actually)
It was November, 2010. The weather outside was chilly, but what did reach my ears? Word of an anime convention in not-so-far away Omaha. Having never braved one, I gathered what willing companions I was able (three of us total) and we were off! Oh, the myriad of cosplayers! The obscure-topic panels! The plethora of commission artists and collectors selling their wares! It was alot to take in at first, but being NebrasKon (it's not a very big con, in a good way) in no time at all I got used to the layout of the convention and had a great time talking to random people I had no connection to, save for our desire to spend the greater part of the weekend absorbing an atmosphere of anime (no, I don't mean body-odor, which can
be an issue sometimes at some cons, I've heard, but not so here anyways).
They had an amv contest; I entered (after a stressful, last-minute conversion to the appropriate file type) and I didn't even qualify, but did I care? Nah! It was fun to participate and to watch the finalists amv's on a big screen amongst fellow fans.
Following year: 2011. I was going to be ready for the amv contest this time!!! In addition to the amv contest as well, I really looked ahead to see what events they had planned, guests lined up and to generally get prepared for this venture.
I won! Best in comedy! I was so stoked! Not just winning, but seeing people enjoy my amv and
on top of all that, it was a TENCHI
amv! (which btw, Tenchi anything
at this con the times I've been there is exceedingly rare, no cosplayers, amv's etc.)
Then I got to actually meet and chat with Chris Sabat, Tiffany Grant and Keith Silverstein!!! Chris hates being asked to do TFS quotes, Tiffany is just about the nicest person you'll ever meet, and Keith--well, I heard this story and...let's just say I'll think twice before going to a certain tropical island
It was my first experience actually meeting voice talent I'm familiar with in person, and needless to say it was amazing!
So, this year? (2012): been falling behind on amv's, hopefully I can whip up something by November, but seeing the guest list so far http://www.animenebraskon.com/guests/
you can bet I plan to be there!