Two Cons, One City - Anime Boston 2012
Thanks to an unusual case of double booking, both cons took place Easter weekend. A few people were actually concerned about whether one would overtake the other. In my opinion, it only benefited by bringing in more people to a great city. Especially when they catered to entirely different crowds (one being anime/cosplay and the gaming) with a slight amount of intermixing.
|Very from our hotel.|
|Omni Parker House|
|Cherry Blossoms in bloom at the Commons|
|The Indie's Mall.|
|Local tea and coffee shop.|
|Airbrush Street Artist.|
|Thai for lunch.|
|Green Line Subway Station. Very different from NYC.|
This was my first year being press and an attendee in a long while. I went to three panels I most wanted to see, and the rest of the convention was mostly catching memorable moments.
|Hsien-Ko and Lillith|
|Digimon and Adventure seemed to be the top cosplay.|
|A Seraphic Trio.|
|Casual Cosplay of Double-H from Mawaru Penguindrum|
|Road Kamelot from D. Grayman|
|Scene was very fitting.|
|Disney characters were also very popular.|
|I think I'm one of the few that actually watched this show.|
|Rin from Fate/Stay Night|
|Eva Unit 01|
|I commend this person for pulling this cosplay off.|
|Apocalypse was the convention's theme this year.|
|Ophanim's booth in Artist Alley|
|One of many courtesy signs.|
|Booth that air a live feed from PaxEast/|
With MintNeko he can concentrate on the more stylist aesthestics, whereas Ibi is supposedly more conceptual. Unfortunately, while Mint's panel was large it was also largely empty. Whether it was because it was tucked away in the Sheraton or people simply didn't know, I may never know the reason.
|A Very Genki Portrait.|
The Lolita Fashion Show was a big highlight of the con for attendees and Lolitas. The line stretched from end to end of the convention floor. To be frank, I've actually never really been to a Lolita 101 panel, however the girls giving the panel covered it very well. Especially when it was just the two of them and about a good hundred or so of fans. I did try to take a few shots of the fashion show, but I felt that the models walked a bit too fast. However the sixH fashion show was scheduled at a similar time, and it was safe to assume that most of the participants wanted to try to catch the other show going out.
Overall I had a great time and if I had the opportunity will go again. Especially if it gave me the chance to take photos like the ones above again.
Did you go to AnimeBoston? What did you think compared to previous years?