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.|
|Scarlet Witch cosplay|
|h. Naoto had a booth but it was way in the back.|
|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|