Thursday, October 20, 2011

Surreal Moment of NYCC 2011

Fandom is a weird disease that you catch like a cold. You don't realize you have it, and once you do, it's already too late. I'm not a big comic person, and even less of an anime person now, unless I know who the person is affliated to what pop culture reference, I'm very much out of the loop. 

There were only two times I could say this was true or just very surreal. Seeing Wylie Dufresne, owner of WD-50, and seeing Sebastian Masuda, founder of %6 Doki Doki and the Might Harajuku Project. Attending the Food and Comics panel made me realize how much of a food fanatic I really am.  Discovering Masuda had been attending for the sake of attending was beyond surreal. 

(Okay, a third surreal thing was meeting a blog reader I had never met in person.)

He apparently also knew about the tiny New York portion Mighty Harajuku Project I helped organize at Sakura Matsuri! I shouldn't have been surprised, but it was probably still awe-struck seeing him in person. 

However that was literally the ending moment of the convention for me. See more pictures of what happened earlier that day.

Note: If you'd like to use these pictures for your own reference, all that I ask is for credit of some kind. No one likes when their stuff is stolen, even if it's a picture.

Yang Cosplay. Quite a lot of Street Fighter cosplay thanks to giant Capcom booth.
Sailor Moon necklaces from Pretty Pop.
Just Dance 3 booth.
Marvel Booth
Scarlet Witch cosplay
h. Naoto had a booth but it was way in the back.
IGN Theater
Simone Legno, Tokidoki creator
Giant CiaoCiao at Tokidoki Booth
Meet the Maids
NYAF Anime Stage area

Outside the Javits.
Thor and Loki
Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist and Link
Geek family that stays together.
Creators of Fenix Gear
Pictures taken from the "Little Pink House on the Prairie." It was an introduction panel to natural-kei by Martha from Moss Garden.

So that was my NYCC 2011 experience, what was yours? Did you have any surreal moments meeting people or seeing things?

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